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Worldwide search for Waldo ended: He’s at NGU’s homecoming
senior early childhood education, passed on the crown to Relay for Life representative Cortani Mims, junior business Staff Writer administration. “Being Homecoming Queen for this past year has meant “Where in the world is Waldo?”-- this question stumped a lot to me,” Potter said, “It was so much fun participating the students and faculty of North Greenville University in all of the homecoming festivities both years.” throughout homecoming week. The sea of red that was the Winning Homecoming Queen was very special to student section at the homecoming game, not to mention Mims. “It was very important for me to win homecoming the many decoys that kept popping up around campus, because Relay for Life is an organization that supports made for an easily hidden Waldo. From the homecoming finding a cure for cancer, and my grandmother was parade’s towering volcanoes and carefully crafted diagnosed with breast cancer in spring of 2008. If airplanes, to dunking booths and rainbow inflatables there is anything that I can do to make her proud at the festival, to homemade s’mores at the bonfire, and support Relay for Life, then I want to do it,” North Greenville’s homecoming events were a said Mims. success. Carrying the title is no easy task. “My advice for The homecoming parade began the weekend’s Cortani is simply to embrace this year and enjoy festivities involving the many clubs on campus, every second. It truly is a blessing to represent this already in stiff competition for the homecoming university, and I know she will represent us well,” said club title. In the week’s competitions, the Resident Potter. Both ladies have big plans for the future. Assistants claimed first place with the Campus “Homecoming meant much more to me this Ambassadors snagging a close second, and the year than any other year. It finally hit me that a big Baptist Student Union held on for third. chapter in my life is coming to a close. It’s going to Gage Glass, freshman Christian studies and part be so difficult to leave a place and people that I love of the Campus Ambassadors float, enjoyed the so much; however, my time here at NGU is just one spectacle from an insider’s view. chapter and I am equally looking forward to where “It was a lot of fun getting to watch everyone get God is leading me next,” said Potter. pumped for the game and just goofing off with a Jenny Becraft / The Skyliner “Next year I am hoping that the Relay for bunch of awesome people,” said Glass. The Biology Club interprets “Where’s Waldo?” for the homecoming parade. Life team continues to do our best in all of the The parade took place in front of the football homecoming events, as well as recruiting new stadium, as a long line of spectators gathered to With one year left, Garrett can look forward to future members and raising as much money as possible to support watch the endless stream of convertibles, classic cars and homecoming games that await him as an alumnus. the research of finding a cure for cancer,” said Mims. multiple versions of Waldo pass by. “I could tell that the alumni missed parts of Homecoming 2010 has set the precedent for many “As for next year, I’m looking forward to having my the college life at NGU. I loved seeing former more years of laughter, school spirit and fond memories. expectations blown out of the water and taking part students interact with one another, as well as former The students of North Greenville University encouraged in making that happen for others as well,” said Glass. students talking to former teachers,” Garrett said. all in attendance to find Waldo, but more importantly, to Not only was the parade a sight for sore eyes, but the game At half time, 2009 Homecoming Queen Katie Potter, find Jesus Christ. also brought back memories for both returning students Alyson Queen
and alumni. “My favorite part of homecoming had to be the game itself. While I really liked the other festivities, the atmosphere surrounding the game was intense,” said Brooks Garrett, junior sport management. Working the main concession stand, Garrett had a different perspective thanks to the atmosphere. “Working the homecoming game compared to other games was special due to the fact that many students, past, present and future, were in attendance.”
Health and Wellness prepares for fall festival Taylor Edwards
Excitement is mounting as the first fall festival held by the Health and Wellness program at North Greenville University draws near. The festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be held in front of the athletic complex. “It’ll be a good opportunity [for students] to fellowship,” said Billy Watson, director for Student Services. Many of the academic departments besides health and wellness are participating in the festival by setting up booths, including the Biology Club, Outdoor Leadership and Student Services. All of the departments will have unique things to offer such as hand-made hemp jewelry, crafts and activities. “I think the fall festival will bring a lot of positive attention to the Health and Wellness program,” said Suzie Wolfrath, sophomore biology, who will be helping with the Biology Club’s booth. Local businesses will also be setting up booths. Some of these community vendors are Premiere Designs Jewelry, Arbonne and Simone’s Country Candles. Hopefully, the
diversity offered by all of these great organizations will draw many to the festival. The festival is open to all who are interested, and members of the community surrounding NGU are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities. Christine Haltiwanger, chair of the Health and Wellness Department, said the festival will be “a chance to enjoy the nice weather and to get more community members on campus while supporting local businesses.” Many of the activities will be geared toward children, since the directors of the festival are hoping for families in the community to attend. A putt-putt course will be set up by Student Services, and inflatables will also be brought in. Haltiwanger has high hopes that the festival will draw positive attention to the Health and Wellness program at NGU and will be a good opportunity to raise funds for projects in the future for the department. Students are also welcome to come have fun at the festival. NGU has not held many events such as this in the past, and student participation will help there to be more of these in the future. Haltiwanger expressed that this is hopefully the first of many festivals of this sort.
Upcoming Cultural Events Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in Hamlin Recital Hall North Greenville University Chamber Players Tickets are free and available Nov. 1 Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Hamlin Recital Hall Chamber Concert: String Quartet, Flute Choir, North Greenville Singers Tickets are free and available Nov. 1 Nov. 10 at 7:00 pm in Hamlin Recital Hall Art Exhibit and Artist Talk Corey Godbey - Illustrator Tickets are free and available Nov. 1 Nov. 10-13, 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Billingsley Theatre Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Tickets are available Nov. 1
Skyliner Features The
October 27, 2010
Mountain Laurel art, writing workshops spark students’ creativity Emily Bain
Staff Writer The Mountain Laurel played host to the creative minds of North Greenville University on Oct. 18-19, providing a time for students to workshop their creations before submitting to the literary magazine. Professors specializing in the realms of fiction and creative nonfiction, poetry and art led the workshop discussions and critique circles. Cheryl Collier, English department chair, conducted the fiction and creative nonfiction workshop that was held on Oct. 18, providing a wealth of information about the journey to developing mature writing. “There is always something to learn,” she said, and went on to say that “words are important.” She explained that writers need to focus on allowing God to use the writing for His will, rather than writing solely for self-gain. A critique circle followed the lesson, allowing students to read each other’s works and provide feedback, as well as receive feedback from both Collier and Deborah DiCiantis, faculty adviser of the Mountain Laurel, about how to prepare the work for publication in the literary magazine. Oct. 19 ushered in both the poetry and art workshops. Kristin Rufo, fine arts professor, conversed about methods of not only creating art, but also selling art and promoting oneself. Rufo provided the example of her past exhibition, Fur, and brought two of her many original drawings that were included in the exposition for up-close inspection. Instructing on how to find upcoming art shows through the internet to participate in
that take place all around the world, Rufo also shared several methods of promotion, such as using Facebook and business cards. Rufo also provided feedback and ideas on how to use student work, as well as showed several examples of established artists. “[Art] gives [the] viewer deeper understanding of what you’re talking about,” Rufo said while explaining the purpose of art in the world today. During the art workshop, Gregory Bruce, interdisciplinary studies chair, presided over the poetry discussion, giving students a Christian perspective of how to use and create poetry. He quoted 1 Peter 4:11, “If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides…” and went on to explain that “[you should let] God take your breath away.” Bruce ended with the point of learning to whisper instead of yelling. “He did a fantastic job,” said Lydia Osbrink, senior interdisciplinary studies, when commenting on Bruce’s lecture. The Mountain Laurel provides these three workshops once a year to give students a chance to workshop their creative works and receive enriching feedback from the Mountain Laurel staff before submitting. The student-run literary magazine relies on both students enrolled in the practicum along with volunteers who have a passion for publishing literary and artistic works. If you would like to submit your work for publication with the Mountain Laurel, the deadline for all submissions is Nov. 15. Instructions on submitting as well as submission forms can be found online at http://www.ngu.edu/mountain-laurel.php, and submission boxes are outside the cafeteria as well as inside White Hall.
NGU graduate goes to Central Asia with Journeyman program Kyra Alexander
The International Mission Board’s Journeyman program has generated a growing interest among North Greenville University students, encouraging them to spread their wings into the world of missions. One NGU graduate, Lauren, who has asked for her last name not to be mentioned for security reasons, joined the program and has much to say concerning her adventure. Lauren learned about the Journeyman program while she was at NGU. She started applying her senior year in 2007 and officially began the program in January of 2009. “I live in central Asia. I teach English and history at the university here,” Lauren said. “I don’t think it is possible not to be changed living overseas. I’ve always been very independent, in some ways I’ve become more independent.” For Lauren, a native of Simpsonville, S.C., living overseas and away from family was an adjustment. “I didn’t ask my family for help, but I knew they could and would bail me out of any trouble I might get in to. Living literally halfway around the world, you come to realize that mommy and daddy can’t fix your problems anymore. It’s just you and God,” Lauren said. “On the other hand,” Lauren explained, “I’ve had to learn to trust in and rely on others. When you can’t speak the language and nothing is by your standards ‘normal,’ you’ve got to let someone help you.” According to Lauren, this was one of the hardest things for her to learn. She continues
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to learn to rely on her teammates and trust that God will always give her what she needs to get through today. “While in the mission field in Asia one day my supervisor said, ‘Hey do you know Kevin A----?’ I said no, and he said, ‘You have to; he went to your school the same time you did. Isn’t North Greenville a tiny school?’ I assured him I did not know the boy, so I did what anyone would do: I Facebooked him. I then realized I knew most of his friends, but still had no idea who he was,” Lauren said. “I am convinced that the first time we met was at the airport when he arrived here. It has been awesome to have someone here that understands where I’m coming from.” Lauren finishes her term in January and will go home for two months and then will return to the city where she is currently living, to work at an international school. “I really feel that God still wants me here, so I am coming back with a different organization because, one, there are budget cuts and coming back for a career is not an option right now; two, I am not sure I’ve been told that I need to spend my life overseas; and three, God has put an amazing opportunity for me to come back and pay off my debt at the same time,” Lauren stated. “In conclusion, I think the Journeyman program is awesome. Every day is an adventure. Living overseas is not easy, but totally worth it,” Lauren described. Please pray for Lauren as she works on the other side of the world sharing the Gospel with others. If you want to know more about the journeyman program, please contact Allen McWhite in the campus ministry hall.
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4 1. Children got a chance to play in the inflatables during Homecoming Festival. 2. NGU fans enjoy the homecoming game. 3. NGU President Jimmy Epting smiles as he rides past the crowd on Saturday. 4. Theatronâ€™s Whack-A-Wally takes first place at the Homecoming Parade. 5. Melanie James gives a warm, friendly smile as she walks to Younts Stadium. 6. William Korn warms up before the big game Saturday afternoon.
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Skyliner Politics The
October 27, 2010
Government race in the final stretch; voting only days away Currie Dickerson
The hotly debated race between Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheheen is soon coming to a close. The new governor for the state of South Carolina will be chosen on Nov. 2. In preparation for the present election, how do voters understand whom to support? Both candidates have significant accomplishments and past successes, but voters need to understand the underlying belief system behind Haley and Sheheen before casting their ballots. Endorsed by noteworthy individuals such as Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, Haley exhibits several quality attributes for the spot of governor of South Carolina. She is a strong fiscal conservative with a heart for the people of the state where she was born and raised. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley knows first-hand the impact the United States has made on her family. She and her husband, Michael, have been married for 14 years, and they have two children, ages 12 and eight. Haley was first elected to represent the 87th district in Lexington County in 2004, where she won against the longest-standing legislator in the Republican Party. As the undeniable underdog, Haley was a breath of fresh air in her position and was re-elected in 2008 as well. On the current issues facing America today, Haley aligns herself with conservative values. In the controversy over economic affairs, Haley is in favor of the small business sector and will do everything in her power to eliminate the small business income tax. Her position on immigration supports the increase of immigration laws and the protection
of the United States above all else. Haley is also a staunch supporter of pro-life issues in society and is reminded of her values each day as she watches her children grow. Most of all, Haley desires to be a servant to the people of South Carolina and to create a better home for future generations. Bringing in the Democrat side to the election, Vincent Sheheen stresses the importance of his family throughout his political campaign. He has lived in Camden, S.C. for his entire life, and is curently raising his three boys, 13-year-twins and a nine-year-old, with his wife. All three boys attend the same public school, and Sheheen has made the reform of the South Carolina’s public school system one of his top priorities. With one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, South Carolina is in dire need for a governor who is committed to stimulating the state’s economy and creating more jobs. Sheheen desires to be that instigator and to get the job market back on track. He also is pushing for a complete revamp of the tax system and hopes this will aid in the state’s current economic position. Sheheen’s stand on environmental causes is a key aspect to his campaign as well, and he plans to fund South Carolina’s Conservation Bank if given the chance of becoming governor. With the day of the election only a few short weeks away, voters around the state should begin to prepare now for their ultimate decision on Nov. 2. Both candidates have demonstrated many strengths and weaknesses throughout their political journey. Voters should research each candidate’s stand on valuable issues and know how they will make a change in the years to come before entering the voting poll. So let your voice be heard, and cast your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
I Want Your Money is a wake up call to government spending James Chip Moore
When the 2009 federal deficit is estimated at more than $1.5 trillion and the deficit projections are no less than half a trillion dollars annually over the next 10 years, some people take it as a call to action. One person that answered the call to fight back with knowledge is producer/ director Ray Griggs (Super Capers). On October 25, 2010, Griggs released a documentary that brings the conservative battle to the big screen. I Want Your Money exposes the costly sacrifice of our freedoms and opportunities to support a massive and ever-growing federal government. “I met [Griggs] and saw his vision. It got me excited for the film,” said Chrysta Johnson, administrative assistant to vice president of student services Tony Beam. “It’s not your normal boring documentary. [Griggs] did a really great job of implementing sarcasm and comedy. The film is definitely important regardless if they agree with current leadership and bills. You need to at least be informed.” The film, narrated by Griggs with the addition of some funny, animated political humor, contrasts the policies of two iconic presidents, Obama and Reagan. It features views of the modern conservative movement making the case for a return to the less-government-is-better policies of the Reagan years. Mark Jumper, senior interdisciplinary studies, said, “I usually don’t spend 10 bucks on a ticket for a movie where something doesn’t blow up, but this was an exception. Griggs did a great job of putting the film together. He gives an accurate description of our government’s current financial situation. I realized it’s hard to get people excited
to watch an hour and half long documentary about economics, but he did a good job.” In the Reagan view of the film, taxpayer money is seen as fair compensation for hard work and innovation. It champions the historical American freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of a satisfying destiny and celebrates the American character with little government interference. Obama’s view, as portrayed by the film, says that the federal government should play referee in the leveling out of the nation’s wealth by guaranteeing outcomes to all, regardless of individual effort. It replaces individual achievement with a tax-hungry reapportionment of hard-earned dollars. Jesse Nugent, freshman biology, said, “I would have to say that it is probably the best written documentary I have seen. It went back and forth between a cartoon animation with caricatures of many prominent political figures and the actual documentary. Its serious parts were very informative and well expressed, and I actually enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is concerned about politics and the way our country is headed. It really made me think about my duty as a citizen and as a voter to help change the way America is going.” I Want Your Money is less interested in demonization or finger pointing, but rather calls on its viewers to consider how far we will let our individual liberties be pushed as government tries to act in its citizens’ best interest. It is a call to political action to reclaim the tenets of the “Reagan Revolution” and energize viewers to reconsider what makes American industry a great force for change, innovation and individual prosperity.
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October 27, 2010
Secretariat: Story of determination and dreams comes to theaters Kyra Alexander
Staff Writer From director Randall Wallace, screenwriter for Braveheart and Pearl Harbor, Disney brings to life an inspiring true story of the first horse to win the triple crown in 25 years. The movie is anchored by performances from Diane Lane (Nights in Rodanthe and Must Love Dogs) as the horse’s owner and John Malkovich (Changeling and Beowulf) as the eccentric trainer. After hearing of her mother’s death, Penny Tweedy (Diane Lane) rushes to her father’s side. While discussing what to do with her father’s horse breeding farm, Penny finds herself defending the farm not to be sold and falling in love with horse racing once again. Penny ends up living a double life, at home (with her husband and four kids) and at the farm (with her father). Two of her horses become pregnant, and Red, later known as Secretariat, is born. Penny hires an unconventional trainer preparing Red to become a racehorse to win money so she can keep the farm. As Red turns three years old, Penny decides it is time to start racing him. Even though everyone else looks down on him since he is so young and inexperienced, Secratariat and Penny push through and win races. Then a storm hits; Penny’s father passes away. She knew that even though he was gone he would want her to push on and win. So throughout all of the wins and trials in life, Secretariat and Penny find themselves closer to the triple
crown race. The triple crown consists of three races for three-yearold thoroughbred horses. Winning all three of these races is considered the greatest accomplishment of a thoroughbred racehorse. The races are made up of three varying distances in different cities. It consists of the Kentucky Derby, more than one and one-forth miles; the Preakness Stakes, more than one and three-sixteenths miles; and the Belmont Stakes, more than one and one-half miles. With all of her family and friends beside her, in 1973, Secretariat, the underdog, and Penny set the unbeaten record for winning the triple crown. The film was definitely an encouragement to all, and the best part was both the movie and the horse were winners. It is a crowd favorite and a wholesome, family movie. Disney always does its best to create a movie that brings warmth to your heart. Secretariat was also an inspirational movie. At the beginning and end Penny quotes Job from the Bible. Also the groom, Eddie, plays the song “Oh Happy Day.” It was refreshing to hear a familiar gospel song. The movie makes you want to go for your dreams and never stop believing in yourself. Even through trials and tribulations, your family is always there for you. I was impressed with this movie and found glimpses of God and Christianity in it everywhere. In my opinion, it exceeded expectations and surpassed the movie Seabiscut. If you want to see a feel good and inspirational story not only about an owner but also about a fabulous horse, Secretariat is the one.
Professors and students alike, everyone needs encouragement Jessicah Peters
Congratulations, we have all made it halfway through the semester. Professors have given midterm grades, and students have accepted them, finding either the need to keep up the good work or that it is time to get serious about school. For Professor Robert Horst, an economics professor at North Greenville University, his objective is to not only encourage his students, but also encourage them to show God’s love to others. Before each class, Horst asks who has been encouraged lately or has encouraged someone else. Horst said, “I think it is important to share what encouragement looks like for those who do not know.” As students, the load of school work after midterms only seems to get heavier. Papers, tests and more quizzes can seem discouraging day after day, but it helps when there are others going through the same problems and can give encouragment. For professors, grading and reading papers can be a full load and seem tedious. At NGU, we should all be giving each other encouraging words through out the semester, especially since finals will soon be approaching. I often think of the movie Evan Almighty when I consider how to make someone’s day better. Through the acronym ARK, “God” played by Morgan Freeman says through one “Act of Random Kindness” you can reach the world. Sometimes we think that we have to do something extravagant to turn our day from discouraging into the best day we
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have had, but when someone does a little kind deed, that is all we need to make our day better. In times of stress, especially when schoolwork seems to be overbearing, Matthew 11:28 says, “Jesus says: ‘Come to me, all who are weary and burdened. And I will give you rest for your souls.” The best encouragement can sometimes just be straight from God’s Word. At other times, God sends a brother or sister in Christ to give encouraging words. Jordan Biggs, junior biology, said, “I have been struggling with my classes lately and unsure if I was headed down the right path with my major. Recently, I was encouraged by a professor during his devotion which he said, ‘When you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart.’ When I don’t understand life and can’t understand what God is doing, I just have to trust that He has a purpose.” For professors, it can be discouraging when students do not turn in a paper on time or skip class, but it is also discouraging for a professor never to encourage the students. College classes can be difficult if there is constant tension between a student and a professor. From my own perspective, I as a student find it more stressful when I feel that teachers could care less if they were teaching their students. Spanish professor Burl Walker, who has a great love for the language he teaches, said, “Find what you enjoy then get someone to pay you for it.” Walker encourages his students to take time to learn Spanish, not just get through the class. Although it may be hard to actually want to learn in any class, it would become easier if students were encouraged daily by professors or even classmates. Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” When we are at our lowest points, stressing about school and other things happening in our busy lives, we are told in God’s Word not to give up in doing good. We as Christians have a duty to inspire others in Christ and lift up their spirits when trials and discouraging times come. Whether you are a professor or student, encouragement is something everyone needs, especially as we embark into the last weeks of the fall semester.
Skyliner Sports The
October 27, 2010
Volleyball team tames Panthers
Lady Crusaders say goodbye
After picking up their 16th win of the season, the North Greenville volleyball team struggled to find its rhythm last week, as it began a three-game losing skid. The Lady Crusaders began the week with a 3-1 road win over Benedict College on Oct. 18. North Greenville fought hard to win the first set, but the Lady Panthers hung on to claim a 26-24 victory. The Lady Crusaders came roaring back, however, taking the next three sets with scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-23. Rebekah Mayes, freshman undecided, led the offense for North Greenville, racking up 19 kills on the night. Anjelica Wilcox, sophomore health and wellness, was also impressive, contributing 11 kills in the match. With a record-breaking 16 wins under their belt, the Lady Crusaders began to stumble in a heart-breaking five set loss to Newberry College on Oct. 20. North Greenville traded sets with the Lady Wolves all night, taking the first set with a score of 25-19, dropping the second set 25-22, winning in the third set with a score of 25-19 and losing the fourth set 25-24. The Crusaders came up on the short end in the fifth and final set, losing with a score of 15-12. Wilcox led the team in kills with 20, while Mayes was not far behind with 19 kills of her own. After losing only their second match at home this season, North Greenville was unable to rebound on the road, as they dropped games to Brevard College and Columbia College in Columbia, S.C. on Oct. 23. The Lady Crusaders had no answer for a tough Columbia College squad and they dropped the first game of the day in three straight sets with scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 26-24. North Greenville tried to avoid losing three straight games in their second match against Brevard, but was over powered in a 3-1 loss. The Lady Crusaders picked up a 25-21 win in the first set, but Brevard dominated the rest of the game, winning the next three sets with a score of 25-23 in each set. Hoping to get back to their winning ways, North Greenville took the court again on Monday against Morris College and will try to pick another home win today, as they take on Johnson & Whales University in Tigerville. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.
With another season winding down, saying goodbye to this year’s senior class will be a little harder for North Greenville women’s soccer head coach Jesse McCormick. That’s because he will be losing five key starters. Seniors Leah Ward, Hayley Williams, Rebecca Stidham, Miranda Kee and Emily Pittman have all played a crucial role in the Lady Crusaders’ success. “We’ve all been playing together for so long that we know what to expect on the field,” said Stidham, who still has Kristen Hutton / The Skyliner one more year of eligibility. The Lady Crusaders will have a From left to right: Seniors Miranda Kee, Emily Pittman, hard time replacing their leadership on Rebecca Stidham, Leah Ward and Hayley Williams. offense. Ward says she has always tried to do her part to make the team successful during her stint at North Greenville. “It takes 11 to score because a lot of times in games the offense has more opportunities than the defense, so I feel like everyone just works together.” “The girls will still have a good opportunity because they will have a lot of good freshman returning, but recruiting will be a big factor,” said Ward. Although she hasn’t been a part of the soccer program for long, Williams has certainly made her contribution to the offense the past two years. Williams, who transferred to North Greenville last year from Columbia College, says she believes she has found her stride playing for the Lady Crusaders. “My other team didn’t really have a lot of chemistry, so being able to come to this team and jump right in was really nice,” she said. With a few more games still on the schedule, the seniors say they still have some goals they would like to accomplish. “As a team it’s just important to win,” said Ward. “It’s important to stay focused through these last few games and play our hearts out.”
Men’s soccer drops heartbreaker in overtime to Bearcats Junior Varsity finishes season strong with victory over Tri-County Billy Cannada
Despite maintaining a 1-0 advantage for the majority of the match, the North Greenville men’s soccer team was unable to hold to its lead in a 2-1-overtime loss to Lander University on Oct. 20. “We’ve never beaten Lander,” said Zach Brownfield, sophomore history. “To have a tie through 90 minutes then lose in overtime, it’s a tough loss.” The Crusaders came out attacking on offense and it resulted in the early lead. Brownfield buried a goal in the 33rd minute off an assist from Dustin Williams, freshman biology, and the Crusader defense remained strong throughout the half to provide them with a 1-0 cushion at the break. “It was kind of a messed up play,” Brownfield said of his first half goal. “The ball just came to me and I settled it and was able to put it away.” After holding Lander scoreless through 70 minutes, the North Greenville defense conceded the equalizing goal in the 73rd minute of play. With no answer on offense, the Crusaders found themselves facing overtime, where they gave up the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute. North Greenville has now lost four games by a one-point margin this season. Brownfield says the team is looking to eliminate its close game struggles. “We seem to lose it right at the very end,” he said. “We will have to work on cleaning that up going into regionals.”
Despite picking up a tough loss, the Crusaders say their expectations will remain the same. “We have three more games. I expect three more wins,” said Brownfield North Greenville will take the field again today at home against Montreat College. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.
The North Greenville JV soccer team wrapped up its first season with a dominating 3-0 shutout over Tri-County Technical College on Oct. 20. The win gives the Crusaders an impressive overall record of 5-2. The Crusaders wasted no time getting to work on offense, as they buried two goals in the first 14 minutes. David Towns, junior youth ministries, struck first for North Greenville, scoring a quick fifth-minute goal off an assist from Kyle Hughes, junior health and wellness. Nate Brown, sophomore psychology, added another goal in the 14th minute off an assist from Hughes. Kelton Knutson, freshman history, scored the final goal of the season for North Greenville in the 78th minute off a free kick from 45 yards out. With its debut season under its belt, the JV team can easily label its efforts a success. The Crusaders picked up five wins, along with three shutouts on the season. Towns and Hughes led the team in scoring with three goals apiece, and Hughes racked up an impressive four assists on the season.
Skyliner Sports The
October 27, 2010
Crusader defense records third shutout, downs Tigers 42-0 Cory Guinn
Sports Editor On Oct. 23, the North Greenville football team recorded its third shutout in the last four games, defeating Edward Waters College 42-0 in Younts Stadium. “Our offense wanted to prove that all the points we have been scoring lately has not been a fluke,” said head coach Jamey Chadwell. “We started a bit slow, but we finally got rolling on offense late in the first quarter. Our ultimate goal is to get a berth in the NCCAA Victory Bowl and if we can continue to win, we should have a shot at that.” Cory Guinn / The Skyliner The Crusader offense proved its Running back Teryan Rucker celebrates after dominance once again, outgaining the scoring his second touchdown of the game in the Tigers in total yards 486-212 with 383 Crusaders’ 42-0 route of Edward Waters College. yards coming on the ground. Teryan Rucker, freshman elementary education, had his best game of the season rushing eight times for 140 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown came in the first quarter on a 26-yard run to open up the game and his final score came in the third quarter from 30 yards out. Idris Anderson, freshman undecided, made the most of his limited touches, rushing four times for 96 yards to give him a total of 541 rushing yards on the season, which leads the team. Eric Beeks, freshman sport management, carried five times for 46 yards and the Crusaders final score in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Willy Korn and the Crusader passing game continued to do its part, accounting for three touchdowns in the game. Korn completed 10 of 18 pass attempts for 103 yards and three touchdowns. He now has totaled 1,197 yards and 15 touchdowns in nine games for North Greenville. Wide receiver Freddie Martino, freshman undecided, continued his stellar first year
at the collegiate level catching six passes for 63 yards and one touchdown. Sean Wright, junior history, caught two passes for 33 yards and two scores. “Teryan Rucker had an excellent game carrying the ball and Idris Anderson also ran hard,” said Chadwell. “Willy Korn had another three-touchdown game and he has been masterful running our offense. Our defense also played very well and had another shutout, so you have to be pleased with that.” The Crusader defense continued its late-season dominance, forcing two turnovers, sacking the Tigers’ quarterback two times and breaking up six pass attempts. Nick Rosamonda, sophomore sport management, led the defense with four tackles in the game. Darren Foster, freshman sport management, had his best game of the season as he totaled four tackles while A.J. Jones, sophomore sport management, also recorded four tackles, including one tackle for a loss. Jereme Green, junior print media, has four Cory Guinn / The Skyliner tackles in the game and Jonathan “Jo-Mo” Moore and the Crusader defense is allowing 17.2 three pass breakups. points per game this season and has forced 17 turnovers in only Paul Scott, freshman nine games. undecided, had two tackles in the game, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery while Raheem Hughes, freshman undecided, recorded his team-leading second interception of the season in the fourth quarter. “We know that we are getting closer to a post-season berth,” said Chadwell. “We have to continue to work hard to achieve that.” The Crusaders will go on the road Saturday as they play the College of Notre Dame in Cleveland, Ohio at 3 p.m.
Defense leads Lady Crusaders to victory
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They may have been limited to only two shots, but the North Greenville women’s soccer team found a way to come up with a 1-0 shutout win over Lees-McRae College on Oct. 20. “We were missing some players with injuries and Lees-McRae has had a good bit of success this year so it was great to come out as a team and get the victory,” said head coach Jesse McCormick. On a night where their offense was almost non-existent, North Greenville put together a lock-tight performance with a defense that gave goalkeeper Regina Ibanga, junior accounting, her third shutout of the year. “The defense was fantastic and that was a tremendous help for us against a quality team,” said McCormick. Leah Ward, senior sport management, who leads the team with nine goals this season, provided the only score of the night, burying a goal in the 57th minute off an assist from defender Abby Brack, sophomore elementary education. “It’s been great having different players that can step up for us offensively,” said McCormick. The Lady Crusaders have struggled with injuries all season, and “Youth Night” was no exception. Midfielder Jade Salle, sophomore business, came up hobbling with a hyper-extended knee late in the first half. Another key injury is not exactly what North Greenville was hoping for moving forward. “It did [affect my play],” said Salle. “But usually when this happens it only lasts for a couple of days so hopefully that’s how it will be this time.” Despite lacking some depth, the Lady Crusaders will have to take the field again today against Montreat College in Tigerville. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
TODAY, OCT. 27 5:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs Montreat College in Pepsi Stadium 6:30 p.m. Volleyball vs Johnson & Wales in Hayes Gymnasium 7:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs Montreat College in Pepsi Stadium
SATURDAY, OCT. 30 1:00 p.m. Football @ College of Notre Dame 4:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer @ Converse College HOME EVENTS IN BOLD