By: MADISON MCCARTHY / SPORTS CO-EDITOR
The Seawanhaka Sports Run Down is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in sports news at the local, state, national, and international levels.
World Series Title Back in Houston
On November 5th the Houston Astros won the 2022 World Series title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1. Game six was played in Houston, ending with the franchise’s second championship, with the first being the tarnished 2017 championship. In their second straight appearance the Astros’ Yordan Álvarez led the Astros with a three run home run in the bottom of the sixth. Alex Bregman was able to score another one for the Astros in the sixth, even though he had a broken finger.
NASCAR Championship Weekend
The 2022 NASCAR season closed this weekend with all three national touring series’ crowning a champion in Phoenix, Arizona. On Friday, November 4th, 23 year old Zane Smith took home the 2022 Camping World Truck Series title. Smith is staying with his championship team next season and adding a Daytona 500 start and other select cup and Xfinity series races for Front Row Motorsports. On Saturday, Ty Gibbs took home the Championship in his first full season in the Xfinity Series. Unfortunately, Gibbs lost his father only hours after winning the title, and missed the Cup Series race on Sunday. For the final show, Joey Logano took home the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. Logano is now a two time champion of the sport at only 32 years old.
Reich Out As Colts Head Coach
On Saturday the Indianapolis Colts announced the release of Frank Reich as head coach. After five seasons with the Colts, Reich was replaced with Jeff Saturday. The News came shortly after one of the worst offensive performances by the team. New Interim Head Coach Saturday is an ESPN Analyst of nine years and has never coached collegiate or professional football. Indianapolis has lost the past three weeks, most recently to the Patriots, 26-3.
Women’s Basketball Off to a Winning Start
LIU Women’s Basketball took home a win at their season opener on November 7th 2022. The Sharks opened the season in a 74-67 battle against Ohio University. This is the first season opening win for the team in ten years. Emaia O’Brien led the team with 19 points including four 3 pointers. Junior Ashley Austin contributed 16 points in her first appearance in a shark uniform. The season continues on November 9th at 8pm against the University of Illinois.
Women’s Swimming Sweeps the Weekend
LIU Women’s Swimming took home two victories on Saturday, November 5th in Newark, New Jersey. In a quad meet hosted by NJIT, the sharks defeated Sacred Heart University 152-91 and Howard University 118.5. The Sharks took home first place finishes in the 200 medley relay, 200 yard butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke, and the 500 freestyle. The Sharks swept the top three in the 200 backstroke with first place Junior Miaaike Broersma at 2:04.52, second place senior Aidan Condit, third Junior Rea Sheu in 2:09.52. The season continues for the team on Friday November 18th for the annual Battle of Brooklyn Against St. Francis College. The Battle will be at St Francis starting at 1pm and at home Saturday November 19th at 11am.