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Theatre Department starts the season with A Christmas Carol Kyra Alexander

Staff Writer

The North Greenville University theatre department’s performance of A Christmas Carol was anything but “Bah, humbug.” The production opened the weekend of Nov. 10 through 13. Lindsay Furrow, junior theatre major and production stage manager, said, “Thanks to a wonderful cast and crew, the play was an enormous success.” The story told through this presentation is one of redemption and hope with a few spooky twists. Some of the main characters included Addi Musen, junior theatre major, as the ghost of Christmas past; Joey Caldwell, senior theatre, as the ghost of Christmas present; Thomas Sieberhagen, sophomore theatre, as the ghost of Christmas yet to come; and Dale Savidge, chair of the theatre department, as Ebenezer Scrooge. This particular play required some child actors. Some of the children that were in this production made their first appearances on stage; for example, Regan Seay, child of theatre professor Marlaina Seay, made her fist appearance as an urchin and the character Want. Furrow said, “A Christmas Carol was the perfect play to open our new Billingsley Theatre. We got to experiment with all new things the theatre is capable of doing. It has been a great experience.” Audiences seemed to be surprised by and satisfied with the play. Each performance during opening week was sold out. All four of the following performances are also sold out. It seemed that each effect of sound or lighting caused a reaction from the audience. “The lights create a mood for each scene and provokes

emotional response from the audience,” Andrew Turner, senior theatre major and master electrician, explained. Turner explained that his favorite part of the play was the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. “It’s a different take on the ghost than what you have seen before, and we have tried to make it as realistic as possible,” he said. The cast and crew explained their enthusiasm about having this amazing show in the new theatre. This theatre has the capability they needed to pull this show off and inspire great expectations for future plays. Paul Conner, senior interdisciplinary studies, said, “This was a different take on A Christmas Carol than any I had ever seen before. It was great to see Scrooge have a sense of humor, and he seemed younger than I had thought him to be. The effects were well done. I was so surprised at the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.” “This is a powerful story, and it became incredibly powerful in the second act,” added Conner. In that act, one of the most

powerful scenes was when the ghost of Christmas yet to come shows Scrooge what would become of the Cratchits and Tiny Tim. The outstanding performance of A Christmas Carol launched a promising first season in the new Billingsley Theatre. Do not forget to return to the Billingsley Theatre for Winnie the Pooh Feb. 16 through 19 and Twelfth Night April 13 through 21.

NGU helps missionary kids adjust to college life

Upcoming Cultural Events Get them in before the semester ends A Christmas Carol

November 17-20 7:30 p.m. Billingsley Theatre

Band Concert

November 22 7:00 p.m. Turner Chapel

Choir Concert

November 30 7:30 p.m. Turner Chapel

Currie Dickerson

Staff Writer

Separated from family, some hundreds and even thousands of miles away, “missionary kids” at North Greenville University have to face the newness of college life without the support of a nearby place to call home. Desiring to aid in this transition, NGU faculty and staff come together twice a year to provide for these students. The campus is home to 60 MK’s this year, and each will receive a gift card in the upcoming weeks before the semester is over. As a whole, NGU provides many opportunities for MK’s throughout the year, most headed up by Allen McWhite, Campus Ministry Director. Some events have included special dinners and get-togethers at the McWhite home, all to make MK’s feel more at home in their new surroundings. “Some students lacked funds to purchase personal items,” said Marianne Holland, professor/co-ordinator for music education, who started the program. She knows the needs that most students have if their parents are not getting paid directly for their missionary efforts, especially those who are located overseas. When Holland was faculty

chair a few years ago, she suggested to the faculty and staff the idea of showing support for the MK’s twice a year with gift cards. The response was positive, and, ever since her suggestion, all working members of NGU have participated. “I appreciate the care put forth through the gift cards. Since my parents are so far away, it is nice to have the faculty and staff look after us and be that support,” said Hannah Harvell, junior interdisciplinary studies. The gift card can vary in amount, but it can usually be redeemed at a store like Wal-Mart for convenience to students. It is given in the fall of each year as well as the spring. Other organizations who also provide help are First Baptist Church of Taylors and the NGU Ladies Auxiliary Club. Both helped freshman MK’s with the move-in process and purchased items like bedspreads, towels and cleaning supplies to jumpstart their time at NGU. “I know since my parents aren’t here, others are able to substitute that support. I am so grateful,” said Christina Yoon, freshman business. With almost no local support, children of missionaries are left with no immediate and local provision from parents. The kindness of our staff and faculty provides these students with the resources and love they need to transition well from their life in the mission field to life on a college campus.


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Billingsley Theatre Building dedicated completely to God and His purpose

Josh Weir / The Skyliner

Anthony Reese

Staff Writer

Just in time for North Greenville University’s first theatre production of the 20102011 year, last week marked the opening of the new W.S. & Frances Billingsley Theatre.

For years, NGU plays have been held in the Turner Chapel. Now, the Theatre Department is proud to introduce its new theatre, which is equipped for professional productions. The Billingsley Theatre is furnished with state-of-the-art lights and sound equipment to create the perfect theatre

experience for every audience. The stage, which is centered at floor level, is surrounded by 230 chairs, allowing for a 360 degree view of the show. “This is not just a theatre for plays. This is holy ground,” said the the Rev. Joe Hayes, executive director for development, at the theatre’s dedication ceremony

Thursday evening. The theatre is dedicated to Bill and Frances Billingsley, who were a part of NGU for a long time. Bill was a student at NGU after being called to the ministry in 1944 at the age of 34. “My father and mother loved North Greenville University,” said Jack Billingsley, Bill Billingsley’s son. “This school changed the direction of my family’s life, and we praise God for it.” For seven years, the Billingsleys lived in Tigerville and were active in the community, always spreading the word about NGU. “Everywhere my parents went, they talked about this school. They were North Greenville’s first recruiting department,” Billingsley joked. Their dream was to see NGU develop as a beacon that would shine the light of God’s word. In the 1800s, the northern part of Greenville County was known as the “Dark Corner.” Known as an area full of outlaws and

murderers, the “Dark Corner” quickly gained a bad reputation. NGU, which originated as an all-boys high school, has strived to be a light in the ‘Dark Corner,’ and the Billingsley Theatre serves as yet another “light.” “What a beacon this will be, a beacon shining from the ‘Dark Corner’ in South Carolina,” Billingsley said. The Billingsleys, along with the Theatre Department, hope that this new building will win more people for the Kingdom of God. “The real purpose of everything we do here at North Greenville University is to lift up Jesus Christ. We figured out a long time ago that if you focus on getting people saved, everything else will take care of itself. So we want to continue doing that,” said NGU president Jimmy Epting. “That’s why God can have His way here: because this building is dedicated completely to Him and His purpose.”

Operation Christmas Child brings hope to the ends of the earth Emily Bain

Staff Writer Nov. 15-22 marks the national collection week of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Eight million children were reached last year, and more than 69 million children in more than 130 countries since the ministry started in 1993. Samaritan’s Purse International Relief started Operation Christmas Child to, as their mission statement says, “demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.” Seven dollars shipping, plus the cost of gifts and the box, covers the cost of one shoebox and brings the joy of Christmas and, more importantly, the message of

Jesus Christ to a child. Extending the reach of the organization’s message, this year the upcoming movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is partnering with Operation Christmas Child to spur fans to create a little Christmas spirit in the eternal winters all around the world, just as Aslan brought Christmas back to Narnia. Operation Christmas Child accepts both standard size shoeboxes and small plastic containers and provides a label to indicate the age group and gender of the recipient. Although not required, shoeboxes can be wrapped to invoke the Christmas spirit, but the top and body should be wrapped separately then sealed with a rubber band. Toys are the main item usually included in the shoeboxes, but individuals

can also send school supplies, personal hygiene items, candy, clothes and even a personal note, photograph of the sender, or address so the children can write back. The shipping costs can be included by check in the shoebox, or be given on the organization’s website through the EZ Give option, which provides a barcode that tracks the shoebox’s progress and eventually the ending destination. Operation Christmas Child accepts shoeboxes year-round at its headquarters in North Carolina, but during national collection week, shoeboxes can be brought to many drop-off locations in the area. The ministry not only provides hope and the feeling of being loved to

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

millions of children, but also gives Christians an easy and relatively inexpensive method to spread the Gospel message worldwide and tending to both physical and spiritual needs.

Christmas Child is living out God’s command in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


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Top left: The cast of A Christmas Carol poses for a photo before the start of opening night. Top right: A young girl holds the lantern that lights the way for those carrying Scrooge’s body. Above left: Marvel the Inventor, played by Thomas Sieberhagen, tries to convince Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Dale Savidge, that his new invention will get Scrooge the money he needs. Above right: The Ghost of Christmas Past, played by Addi Musen, shows Ebenezer Scrooge moments from his childhood. Left: The ghost of Jacob Marley, played by Timothy Whitson, visits Scrooge to warn him that he will be visited by three spirits. photos by Josh Weir


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NGU offers ASL course for spring 2010 Alyson Queen

Staff Writer

The American Sign Language Club was founded in February 2010 and consists of students who are interested in learning the art of American Sign Language. Its goal is to support and expand the use and teaching of sign language on campus as well as minister to the deaf and hard of hearing. The American Sign Language Club is still in its early stages, but both Advisor Bill Stuermann and President Brittanie Rowland, sophomore early childhood education, have high hopes to draw in new members soon. “I would love to see our club grow and to continue once I graduate. But most of all, I hope it will make a difference in this small group of friend’s lives and that they use sign language throughout the rest of their lives for the glory of God,” Rowland said. Rowland began learning sign language at age seven. As it became a large part of her life, she wanted to further the cause. She feels that God led her to help with the American Sign Language Club. “My role as president of the club is to find out how much sign language each group member knows and how much they intend to learn. I ask each of them if there is anything specific they wish to learn to sign,” Rowland said. Both Rowland and Stuermann have hopes to get involved with a signing ministry soon. “As of yet, we have not become involved in any ministries mainly because the knowledge and skill of some of the students attending the club meetings is not sufficient yet.  We hope to do a ministry project toward the end of next semester,” said Stuermann.

Sign language can be used both as communication and an art in schools and churches. “I would love for the club to take a trip to the deaf and blind school to assist them and minister to the kids there, maybe take a few trips to churches and share testimonies and perform for them,” said Rowland. From the interest shown in the club, a sign language class is being offered in the SP-11 semester on Monday nights at 5:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the ASL courses will not satisfy the foreign language requirement, but are offered as humanities elective credits. The spring semester course is the first ASL course to be offered. It is an experimental course to determine if future ASL courses will be successful on campus. “ASL is difficult; it is not any easier than Spanish or French, just merely different.  We hope that with the start of ASL classes on campus that the attendance to the club meetings will stabilize.  Not everyone shows up every time,” Stuermann said.  Stuermann, as well as the group members, hope to see the popularity of The American Sign Language Club increase significantly with God’s blessing. “We hope that there will be interests in ASL on campus in the direction of becoming involved in deaf ministries, since the deaf and hard of hearing are one of the largest unchurched people groups in the United States today. We also hope that education majors who are interested in special education or wish to add special education skills for employment reasons will become involved,” said Stuermann. The American Sign Language Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. in the conference room of the Foster Building.

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Faith, Race and Culture meeting sparks cultural discussion James Chip Moore

Staff Writer

Not since the “coffee house chat” held after the black history month chapel has the Faith, Race and Culture committee seen as large a turnout as it did on Nov. 4, for the Foreign America meeting. To help create a more relaxed environment, the group sat in a circle to conduct a discussion on missionary kids’ and international students’ views of life and culture from outside the American point of view. History professor Paul Thompson said, “Hopefully we Americans will learn a little about how we appear to those from other cultures and how to make them feel more welcomed in American and North Greenville University culture.” Between 30 and 40 people attended the group discussion. Ten students arrived earlier than the 8:30 p.m.

start time, and almost that many remained talking nearly an hour after the program ended at 9:40 p.m. “I would say there was a lot of interest in the topic,” said Thompson. One of the topics discussed was how striking materialism and individualism in America was to the international students. Martin Gannon writes in his book, Cross-Cultural Perspective, that “equality of opportunity, independence, initiative and self-reliance are some of the values that have remained as basic American ideals throughout history.” More than one international student commented on how forward and public Americans are about their faith. It is a different experience from anywhere else. From an inside perspective, it is possible for it to become difficult to observe the oppression that is implemented around the world. Stepping out of the comfort zone of one’s native land can provide a new perspective on life.

Being able to see the world from a different angle allows one to appreciate the things that are taken for granted too often. Many said that they found Americans friendly but uninterested in the details of their lives in other countries. “I asked about how the institution could help make the transition to a new country a little easier for missionary kids and international students,” said Thompson. “It was suggested that some form of transportation be provided and that there be a go to person on campus or a buddy system to help them learn where things are and how things work here, along with how to get work study jobs.” To learn more about the lives of individuals from various cultures or how you can help students with their transition, contact Paul Thompson, Deborah DeCiantis, Susan Kahl or Tony Beam.

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Chamber music players, ensemble of faculty and staff, bring entertainment, intensity to stage James Chip Moore

Staff Writer

Fabio Parrini - Pianist

Michael Weaver -Violinist

Talent is one thing in which North Greenville University has abundance. The faculty and staff has experienced artists implementing their talents for the entertainment of various audiences. Not only does the staff teach developing musicians, but they are also active in the community by continuing to do what they love. Recently, four members of the NGU faculty came together for a performance of German chamber music. On Nov. 8 in the Hamlin Recital Hall, Fabio Parrini, professor of music and piano coordinator; Michael Weaver, professor of violin and music history; Haejin Kim, professor of violin; and Brenda Leonard, professor of cello, performed the Piano Quartet Op. 47 by Robert Schumann and the Piano Quartet Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms. The limited stage time for the group is no reflection on their experience, with decades of instrumental practice behind them. All have been members of similar formations before. Coming together for these performances is nothing new to any of them, but their running project is a recent feature for the Cline School of Music. “The performances, just as in solo or a large ensemble, are an opportunity to communicate, and the task is to keep the communication intense and interesting,” said Parrini. The group was inspired by an interest in chamber music repertoire and a desire to cultivate it within the school. Hope that their music would gain interest in the community and attract students also has a major role in their drive to display their musical talents.

Parrini developed his talents in Italy and the United States. He has showcased his talents by recordings, radio and television broadcasts, solo recitals, concerto performances and chamber music. As a Steinway Artist, he was repeatedly selected for programs sponsored by South Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Parrini has received first prizes at three Italian national competitions, the Richmond Competition of Boston University, a Fulbright Grant, a Kahn Career Entry Award and recording grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville and NGU. Weaver teaches violin, viola and music history in the Cline School of Music. He also conducts the NGU orchestra. Weaver has performed with the North Carolina Symphony and performs regularly as a violinist with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and occasionally with the Asheville and Greenville Symphony Orchestras. He also serves as the music director and conductor of the Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Kim is a member of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and is the principal second violinist with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She has formerly served as a concert master with the Foothills Philharmonic and the Carolina Pops Orchestra in Greenville. In 2005, she performed a New York Debut Recital at the Weill Carnegie Recital Hall. Leonard has extensive experience in chamber and orchestral playing. She has taught private cello to many area students as well as at the Frankfurt International School in Frankfurt, Germany. Currently, she is completing her D.M.A from the University of South Carolina.

Haejin Kim - Violinist

Brenda Leonard - Cellist

Letter to the editor: Veteran’s Day ceremony at NGU, sad attendance From: Nancy Carter

Business Office Assistant I was blessed to be able to bring my Mom, who is a World War II Veteran, to the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the flagpole on Thursday, October 11, 2010. She was very touched and appreciative of the ROTC and musicians who participated in the ceremony. I would very much like to thank all those who participated and attended. The numbers were few but the significance was not lost on those who were in attendance.

Samantha Mayo editor in chief

Jordan Ecarma news/features editor

Julie Cobb opinions editor

Daniel Cobin online editor

Cory Guinn sports editor

Kyra Alexander ad manager

I was distressed, however, to see how many from the North Greenville University community were NOT in attendance. Do we realize the sacrifices our veterans have made for us? We should never take this privilege for granted. I also have a son who is serving in Afghanistan and before he left, he expressed his sadness at not being supported by Americans. It is such a small thing to take 20 minutes to attend a ceremony or to pray for those who are serving and have served our country. May we never forsake all that God has done for our country through so many men and women who are willing to put their lives on the line every day for us. Freedom is not free.

Karyn Campbell adviser Brent Alexander visual arts editor Gabe Franco photo editor

staff members Emily Bain Timur Kamilov Jenny Becraft Billy Cannada Jessicah Peters Taylor Edwards Jereme Green Kristen Hutton James Moore Alyson Queen Anthony Reese Kari Weaver Joshua Weir Antwan Glenn Michael Cavalear Currie Dickerson

Editorial Policy: All letters to the editor are welcome. All letters are subject to editing. Letters must have factual name, phone numbers and P.O. box number: Letters will be published based on content and timeliness. Opinions expressed in letters are not necessarily the opinion of The Skyliner or its staff. The Skyliner is published by the Mass Communication Department, North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.


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Crusaders to host NCCAA Victory bowl, look to continue success Jessicah Peters

Staff Writer North Greenville University’s football team won its seventh consecutive game last Saturday. The Crusaders defeated the University of North Carolina Pembroke, giving them a chance to host the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association Victory Bowl on Nov. 20.  This season’s record of 8-3 is the second best season in NGU history. The NGU football program will participate in the Victory Bowl for the third time, but for head coach Jamey Chadwell and his staff this will be a first. “I am preparing the same way we would for any game; we are trying to put our guys in the best possible position to be successful,” said Chadwell. Although it was a rough first year for Chadwell in 2009, he has shown NGU football players, fans and students that he has come to bring a winning attitude to the athletic program. Chadwell said, “We are very proud of making the Victory Bowl. It was a goal of our team from day one and to be able to reach that goal is very special and gratifying.” For the Crusaders to go to the Victory Bowl for a third time is a big accomplishment, especially after recovering

from the last couple seasons. Center Jordan Floro, senior interdisciplinary studies, said, “In the three seasons prior to this one, we really hit some low spots as a football program. This season was sort of a mystery going in because we had a lot of unproven players at some key positions.” Floro believes that this season they are the most unselfish players, all wanting the same goal, winning the Victory Bowl. “I feel blessed to play under such a great coaching staff, but all the credit and glory ultimately goes to God,” said Floro. With experience as a Victory Bowl champion in 2006 and now experiencing success as a coach, Andre Bernardi, graduate sport management said, “The coaching side is very different but enjoyable. I would have to say it is much more work and a lot more hours.” This is Bernardi’s first time in 10 years that he has not played organized football, and he is missing it. “I miss playing and would much rather be suiting up with the guys, but they have worked hard and deserve to be 8-3, playing for a national title,” Bernardi said.

For NGU to host the bowl game takes the hearts of the Crusaders Crazies with excitement. Josh Gibson, senior Christian studies, stood in the crowds for the home games supporting the Crusaders’ Black Swarm defense. “From talking, living near, and seeing the football players’ talent, I expected nothing less than to make it to the Victory bowl,” said Gibson. “I am excited to see the game on NGU’s campus and to see our football team get recognition for what they have accomplished.” Although all the players are needed to achieve a win in the bowl game, Chadwell said there are two players that are needed to step up, Willy Korn, junior broadcast media, for the offense and Nathan Batchelor, junior business, on defense. Batchelor said, “With each game you should get better, so I think I will need to step up it up a notch and play my best game.” Batchelor had two interceptions in the game against UNC Pembroke and many other defensive stops this season. “Though the wins and losses didn’t turn out the way we would have liked, I saw some fight in this team. The Victory bowl was a goal set in the beginning and I have never doubted our ability to get to the big game,” said Batchelor. The NCCAA Victory bowl championship game will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Younts Stadium against Campbellsville University of Kentucky.

Late goal sinks Lady Crusaders

Men’s soccer falls in overtime

Billy Cannada

Billy Cannada

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After gathering 10 wins in the regular season, the North Greenville women’s soccer team was looking to have similar success in the playoffs. Emmanuel College had other plans, however. In a game that saw stellar defensive play from both sides, the Lady Crusaders came up on the short end in a 1-0 loss to Emmanuel in the opening round of the NCCAA Regional Tournament on Nov. 13. “Obviously it’s really disappointing,” said head coach Jesse McCormick. “We were definitely shooting for going a lot further here in the post-season. I think we definitely had the ability to do it, and to be honest we didn’t play to the best of our ability.” Opportunities were limited for both squads and the scoreboard remained unchanged through halftime. The Lady Bears were on the attack throughout most of the second half, and it finally paid off, as they buried the go-ahead goal in the 71st minute. Leah Ward, senior sport management, tried to put away the equalizing goal in the final 10 minutes, but North Greenville was unable to find an answer to force overtime. “We knew that we had to come out and play for 90 minutes and we’ve got to have everyone on the field doing that,” McCormick said. “We had some opportunities to finish and we didn’t, but overall, as a team, we just didn’t play the best that we could.” McCormick says the team did not quite put forth the effort needed to seal an opening round win. “Going into important games and going into playoffs, we’ve got to come out to play. Nothing is handed to us,” said McCormick. “We played well for the first 15 minutes and we played well for the last 15 minutes, but we didn’t play the best that we could, so as a result we’re walking home.” It was a bitter end to a solid season for the North Greenville seniors. After losing in the regional finals last year, the seniors came back with something to prove. Unfortunately for them, they will be exiting the tournament even earlier this season.

Close games have been a foe to the North Greenville men’s soccer team all season long and the playoffs proved to be no different. It took overtime, but the Crusaders were unable to find a winning goal in their 4-3 loss to a tough Truett-McConnell College squad on Nov. 12. The play-in game loss eliminates the Crusaders from regional championship contention and gives them a disappointing 6-10 record on the season. “We fought the whole game,” said head coach Chad Gfeller. “It came down to overtime and it really could have gone either way. We definiately had opportunities as they did in each half and they were able to put one away in the end.” North Greenville looked confident early on as they took a quick 2-1 first half lead off goals from Jonathan Restrepo, junior international business, and Alex Redding, freshman sport management. The Bears did not waste much time cutting into the lead after halftime, as they scored two unanswered goals and took a 3-2 lead over North Greenville.

But the Crusaders were not finished yet. Ben Bosco, sophomore mathematics, buried an equalizing goal late in the second half to send the game in to overtime. The sophomore’s goal wouldn’t matter, however, as the Bears found the back of the net first in overtime and sent the Crusaders packing. “The goal at the end of the season is always to get to the regional championship and national championship so they’re [the team] definitely disappointed,” said Gfeller. “It was tough because it was an overtime goal that beat us, so it was one of those walk-off type losses.” Although the season ended on a disappointing note, the head coach says he believes the effort was there all year long. “I’m proud of the way our guys played throughout the season,” said Gfeller. “It was kind of a tough year having such a young team, but we’ve got a lot to build on.” With another season in the books, North Greenville has nowhere to look but forward. The Crusaders are only graduating two seniors, and Gfeller believes the team will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.


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Running game a key to Crusaders success With six running backs, comes a high demand for playing time. Chadwell believes that is good problem Staff Writer to have. “Obviously, they all want the football, and we’ve In just his second season with the North Greenville only got one football,” Chadwell said. “But they’re football team, head coach Jamey Chadwell has found pulling for each other, and they want to see everyone his way into the Victory Bowl. But it’s no secret that do well. They understand what we are asking them a core group of young running backs have carried to do, and that’s why we’ve had some success this him there. year.” “ O u r The group has offense starts accumulated an with our impressive 3,326 ground game,” yards of total rushing Chadwell said. and a staggering 39 “We try to rush touchdowns on the the ball first season. The running and foremost. backs are not the only It’s what we ones carrying the believe in. To load on the ground, be able to do however. With the that, you’ve addition of Willy Korn got to have a to this year’s squad, good group of Antwan Glenn / The Skyliner even the quarterback running backs (From left to right) Marcus Wilson, Anthony Johnson, Idris Anderson, is equipped to reel off that buy into Teryan Rucker, Kyle Peck, Justin Beasley and Eric Beeks are all members big runs. what you’re of the Crusaders offense. “Everything doing.” we do is based off Some coaches may choose to use one or maybe the quarterback, and Willy [Korn] has done an even two running backs during the course of a outstanding job of being a leader on our team,” game. Not Chadwell. The North Greenville offense Chadwell said. “He’s done a great job of making has utilized as many as six running backs throughout plays, whether it be scrambling or throwing the ball games this season, and the wide selection of backs down the field.” gives the team a better shot to win. Although the players with the ball often get the “We’ve been blessed to have six guys that have credit, Chadwell believes that behind every solid contributed all year,” Chadwell said. “They all bring group of running backs is an outstanding offensive different attributes to our team, and they all do a line. great job within their role on the team.” “They’re sort of our unsung hero,” said Chadwell Chadwell says each player provides a different of the offensive line. “To be able to do what we’ve spark for an already stacked offense. done, your offensive line has got to be doing a good “Idris [Anderson] has got some speed but he also job.” some power to us. Marcus Wilson is our inside runner. As his 8-3 football team looks ahead, Chadwell says When we need short yardage, we’re going to put him there is still more the team wants to accomplish. in there, and he’s going to try to run somebody over “We’ve got confidence from winning seven and get us the yards,” Chadwell said. straight games,” he said. “I’ve told our team ‘we’re “Teryan Rucker and Eric Beeks are guys that we all playing for the same thing now so past records like to get on the perimeter and use their speed. Kyle don’t matter.’ We’re playing for a championship.” Peck and Anthony Johnson both can go inside and outside.” Billy Cannada

Rushing Statistics (as of Nov. 17, 2010) Idris Anderson: 80 carries, 701 yards, nine touchdowns Teryan Rucker: 73 carries, 469 yards, six touchdowns Marcus Wilson: 76 carries, 408 yards, five touchdowns Eric Beeks: 48 carries, 306 yards, three touchdowns Anthony Johnson: 31 carries, 256 yards, two touchdowns Kyle Peck: 18 carries, 144 yards, three touchdowns Justin Beasley: 14 carries, 85 yards

Crusader Sports Schedule THURSDAY, NOV. 18 5:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs Belmont- Abbey College

7:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs Lees-McRae College

SATURDAY, NOV. 20 1:00 p.m.

Football vs Campbellsville University (Victory Bowl)

6:00 p.m.

Women’s basketball vs Queens UniversitB

8:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs Atlanta Christian College HOME EVENTS IN BOLD

Paladins down Crusaders Cory Guinn

Sports Editor

For the first time in school history, the men’s basketball team made the short trip down Highway 25 to take on Furman University on Nov. 12 in Timmons Arena. The Paladins led from start to finish and used a 12-0 run late in the game to drop the Crusaders 7254 in the season opener for both teams. “I thought our guys played extremely hard in the first 25 minutes,” said head coach Chad Lister. “Our execution was not where Cory Guinn / The Skyliner we wanted it to be, but our North Greenville’s Luke Lattimet puts up a three-pointer in the Crusaders season effort certainly was.” The Crusaders hung opener against Furman University last Friday. The Paladins downed the Crusadclose throughout the first ers 72-54. half, shooting 40.7 percent from the floor and holding and pulled down a team-high Furman to just 38.7 percent eight rebounds. Luke Lattimer, from the floor en route to a 29- junior sport management, and 25 halftime score in favor of the Ethan Ridlen, freshman sport Paladins. management, each chipped in But Furman would connect nine points in the game. on seven three-pointers in the The Crusaders shot well, second half and pull away from connecting on 50 percent of North Greenville to extend the their three-point attempts, while lead and seal the victory. limiting Furman to just 41 The Crusaders were led by percent from three-point range. Zach Shields, sophomore sport “Our crowd was fantastic, management, who came off and I can’t say enough about the the bench to score a team-high North Greenville faithful that 14 points, including 3-4 from came out,” Lister said. beyond the arc, and four assists. The Crusaders will be on the Center Paul Harrison, junior road on Nov. 16 as they travel sport management, had a solid to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on game, as he scored nine points Johnson Bible College at 7 p.m.


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