Joel Ashor is a junior broadcast journalism major with a love for sports, friends, and history. Joel is a Notre Dame football, Angels baseball, and Boston Celtics fan.

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Growing up in the small city of Santa Maria, California as the youngest of four boys, I was always surrounded by things much earlier than normal, due to the fact that I experienced things through my much older brothers. One of the things I experienced was sports, and when I started watching and seeing what it looked like to be on a sports team, I fell in love.

In my family, sports is not really an option, it just is something that we all do. Luckily my parents never had to force me or my brothers to play sports because we all had a passion for it. From a young age I immersed myself in the culture of sports, watching any sport that was on, growing a particular liking to college football. My uncle attended the University of Notre Dame, and my whole family are die-hard Irish fans. Naturally I became one as well, and I remember Saturday mornings with the family quite clearly.

As I grew older I began to see and understand more about what it took to broadcast a live sports game, and I became quite intrigued by it. I decided I wanted to be involved with sports for the rest of my life and cover it in some form. One of the sports commentators I look up to greatly and have always liked is NBC sports reporter Bob Costas, who is a jack of all trades broadcaster and covers all sports from the Olympics to football and many more.

I aspire to be a broadcast journalist someday, and the Chimes is an excellent way to hone my skills and continue to practice writing and talking about sports. I look forward to my growth while working with the Chimes in reporting accurately and quickly, and cannot wait to cover Biola sports.

Joel Ashor, Sports Editor

Sep 20, 2018
Volleyball loses in five sets (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
Men’s golf opens final season (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Volleyball heats up for third straight sweep (Story)
Sep 15, 2018
Early goal leads to women’s soccer victory (Story)
Sep 15, 2018
Two days, two PacWest sweeps for volleyball (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
Athlete of the Week: Volleyball’s Karly Dantuma (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Volleyball loses tough test on the road (Story)
Sep 08, 2018
Volleyball sweeps Fresno Pacific (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
Women’s soccer earns draw (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
Chimes Athlete of the Week: Women’s soccer’s Annmarie Alvarez (Story)
Sep 01, 2018
Women’s soccer loses close defensive struggle (Story)
Aug 30, 2018
Women’s Soccer earns 3-2 OT win at home (Story)
Aug 30, 2018
Volleyball splits doubleheader at NCAA showcase (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
Volleyball claims NCCAA championship (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
Men’s basketball picks up pair of wins (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Volleyball wins four-set battle over HPU (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Volleyball claims thrilling win over CUI (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Volleyball continues winning streak (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Volleyball sweeps Life Pacific University (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Volleyball loses tight match to CBU (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Volleyball claims sixth straight victory (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Volleyball claims second straight sweep (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Volleyball continues winning streak (Story)
Oct 15, 2017
Volleyball takes revenge in win at Point Loma (Story)
Oct 08, 2017
Volleyball dominates APU with sweep (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
Volleyball claims victory in Hawaii (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Women’s golf ties for sixth in opening tournament (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Men’s golf finishes 12th at first tournament (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Eagles bite Gators for fourth win of season (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Eagles split pair of games to close tournament (Story)
Sep 02, 2017
Volleyball starts Division II with pair of wins (Story)
May 16, 2017
Eagles track closes out season (Story)
May 09, 2017
Biola cross country prepares for upcoming season (Story)
May 02, 2017
Eagles post successful day one at GSAC Championships (Story)
May 02, 2017
Eagles finish strong in final GSAC Championship (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Track and field performs well with busy week of meets (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Biola posts impressive results at Invitational (Story)
Mar 29, 2017
Women’s golf finishes seventh at Ogio-Bulldog Classic (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Women’s golf shoots 331 at Ogio-Bulldog Classic (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Men and women’s tennis both earn victories (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Men’s tennis scores big win over Hastings College (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Eagles men and women’s tennis take three losses in hard-fought battles (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Arizona Christian defeats Biola in hard-fought battle (Story)