Rise & Shine

A magazine for athletes

Rob Johnson studies the water for his swim

Swim Across America

The Moses Lake Swim in 2013 revisited. For a purpose.

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Sep 1, 2018
In 2013, Moses Lake hosted a swim event in coordination with the Seattle SAA to raise funds for cancer research. swim. The Director of the Seattle Swim, David Day, attended the Moses Lake swim to encourage our community and support our ...
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Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo

Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo

And the athletes who fight them

Rise & Shine Published Aug 16, 2018
The bullfighter's job is keeping the cowboys safe. It takes athletic skill to say the least.
The bullfighters on duty are Rowdy Barry, Danny Newman, and Matt Akers.
Working with them is rodeo entertainer, JJ Harrison.
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I am ready. Or not.

I am ready. Or not.

By Melea Johnson

Rise & Shine Published Jun 28, 2018
I had never swum a one-mile distance in a race before and with every early morning moment passing, the details of the race were being revealed and I was challenged to perceive what was coming in the next 30 minutes of ...
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Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Registration discount if registered before June 15th....for students grades 5 through 12

Rise & Shine Published May 31, 2018
Camps are open to students grades five through 12 and offer participants a chance to learn more about volleyball and further develop their playing skills.

Camp for students grades five through eight takes place June 25-27 and camp for ...
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Hike 22 for the 22

Hike 22 for the 22

22-kilometer hike scheduled to shine light on suicide prevention

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published May 2, 2018
Moses Lake residents Aaron Molina and Carlos Avila are hoping to shine a light on suicide prevention and awareness within our community. The two have organized a 22-kilometer (roughly 13.6 miles) hike through Moses Lake for Saturday, May 12 at 8 a.m.<...
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Jess Munter winning Gold

Jess Munter is a BBCC student and a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

Bringing home Gold from Jiu-Jitsu world championship in Abu Dhabi

Rise & Shine Published Apr 27, 2018
Jess Munter is friendly, laid-back and makes jokes about staying up too late to do homework. She finds ways to balance work and school, talks excitedly about her involvement in clubs on campus and her plans to transfer from Big ...
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The Big Bend Community College women’s basketball team pose with their third place trophy after the last game of the season during the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament in Everett, WA. In the midst of their historic run, the team still held it down in the classroom recording a 3.65 GPA during the winter 2018 quarter.

Big Bend athletes earn combined 3.07 GPA during winter quarter

Setting the standard for teams that follow after them

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Apr 18, 2018
Big Bend Community College Athletes had another stellar quarter in the classroom boasting a combined 3.07 grade point average (GPA) during the winter quarter.

The Big Bend Athletic Department is known for recruiting student-athletes that have success both inside ...
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Stay to the Right

Stay to the Right

By Melea Johnson

Rise & Shine Published Feb 11, 2018
Diving in the pool, she did a few little flutter kicks to position herself in a freestyle crawl toward the finish on the other end of the lane. My (then) five-year-old daughter was in her first 25-yard race on the ...
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Take care of the golf balls first

Take care of the golf balls first

By Melea Johnson

V Gallery Rise & Shine Published Feb 5, 2018
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then ...
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