Four-Square Madness

The junior class of Toccoa Falls College held a four-square tournament for students to compete and watch this past Thursday, Mar. 29, from 10:30 P.M. to 1 A.M.

The tournament consisted of six rounds; the first four rounds were played in round-robin format, which each round consisted of four simultaneous four-square games. Each round was 15 minutes, and each four-square game consisted of six to eight competitors. After the four rounds, the competitors would have had the chance to go against all their opponents to gain a high enough score to quality for the fifth round.

Junior Allyn Griffith, a coordinator of the event, said, “Competitors could only gain points if two conditions are met: they are in the king square and during their reign, one of the other three persons in the game got out.”

Only the eighteen highest scoring competitors were allowed to play during the fifth round. The fifth round had three simultaneous four-square games, and competitors were playing to gain one of the six spot for the championship round.

The top six competitors for the championship round were freshmen Dustin Martin, Maddy Moody, Gabe Moraga, Matt Sanders and Caroline Wilson; Senior Willis Norman was the sixth competitor. Each competitor became king at least once and gained points from their reign; however, Martin was the victor with 43 points.

“I don’t know why they called it four-square…I spent most of the time in one,” Martin said.

Students enjoyed being at the event because it was free admissions with concessions available. Students were also able to stay past curfew during this event.

A New Round of Student Housing Changes

As the 2011-2012 school year comes to an end, new head housing options are available for the next year. Next school year, new changes are being made to the student houses as new resident directors, resident assistants, and housing layouts differ from previous years.

In the past, there has been a divide between the terraces and the undergrad dormitories; however, next year, the terraces and undergrad dormitories are working together to create a better and interactive community for all students on campus. “The reason for this change is because we want to integrate both the upper and lowerclassmen,“ Audrey DeShields, one of the RDs said. “In the past, there has been a separation. We want to change that.”

Both the men’s and women’s housing would have one RD and one assistant resident director who are in charge of all the RAs of their branch. Rob Worsley would be the RD of all the men’s housing, including Forest and the terraces–Damron, Prentice, and Reeder–while senior Saylo Lor is the assistant resident director.

Women’s housing would consist of two branches–Fant and LeTourneau. Cathy Doan is the RD who is in charge of the LeTourneau branch, which consists of Letourneau and the terraces; Powell, Houston, and McDuffie. Senior Shelby Hornsby is the assistant resident director of the LeTourneau branch. For the Fant branch, DeShields is the RD of Fant and the terraces; Bell, Roose, and Pinecrest. Senior Leah Brennan will be the assistant resident director.

The RA’s have been selected as well. RA’s were selected by the RD’s. Each RA have to exemplify excellence in the areas of responsibility, leadership, servant hood and a mature level of spirituality. Each are as followed:

Men’s Housing
RD: Rob Worsley
RD assistant: Saylo Lor

Building: Forrest
2A: Colin Winslette
3A: Bradley Tucker
2B: Micah Ellington
3B: Josh Gailer
1C: Johnny Miller
2C: Mario Twyman
3C: Gabe Martin

Building: Damron & Prentice
RA: Marcus Dunson

Building: Reeder
RA: Kris Castro

Women’s Housing
LeTourneau Branch
RD: Cathy Doan
RD assistant: Leah Brennan

Building: LeTourneau
1: Christine Diskin
2: Jenna Tucker & Esther Perisho
3. Kahri Halbersma & Tabitha Butler

Building: Powell
RA: Hailey Oby

Building: Houston
RA: Kelsey Hardin

Building: McDuffie
RA: Stephanie Brant
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Fant Branch
RD: Audrey DeShields
RD assistant: Leah Brennan

Building: Fant
1: Kim Crapse
2: Mai Vang & Brittney Ruiz
3. Hannah Lee & Moriah Johnson

Building: Bell
RA: Taylor Clegg

Building: Roose
RA: Lauren Holland

Building: Pinecrest
RA: Linh Vi

All that is left to prep for the upcoming student housing is the selection of the spiritual leader coordinators.  The SLC would be hand-picked by the RAs. SLC are held accountable for helping students grow in their spiritual walk by holding devotions and giving encouragements.

BATTER UP BASEBALL! Recap on the month of February

(Photo courtesy of TFC on Flickr)

After the year-round practices, training, and conditioning, the season of Eagles baseball has finally started. Their first official games were triple-headers against Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee on Feb. 2-3 (Game 1: 2-14; Game 2: 5-8; Game 3: 3-5) and Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina on Feb. 10-11 (Game 1: 2-8; Game 2: 7-6; Game 3: 8-13).

Although they faced a couple of loses during their away games, their triple-header games against Bluefield College at home on Friday and Saturday Feb. 17-18, gave some hope to their season. They won against Bluefield 7-4 the first game, loss the second game 4-8, and came back to win them on third game 10-7.

The Eagles baseball also played and lost to Truett McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia on Tuesday, Feb. 21; however, pulled together to beat Point University in East Point, Georgia that following Saturday, Feb. 25.
Their second home game was against Emmanuel College on Tuesday, Feb. 28 (7-9). With this loss, the Eagles have a season record of 6-7-1.

Their next opponent will be against Ohio Christian College at home on Thursday, Mar. 8.
This cold month of February and the tough loses may be a sour patch for the Eagles baseball; however, there are still many sunny days and games left till the end of their season and the NCCAA South Region tournament at the end of April.

In a Similar Fashion: An End to the TFC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Season

(Photo courtesy of TFC on Flickr)

The TFC basketball seasons for both the men and women come to an end during the NCCAA tournament the weekend of February 23-25. Both teams followed similar steps by winning against Piedmont International University in the first round and losing to Clearwater Christian College their next round.

Before the tournament started, men’s basketball coach Lance Martin had said, “We are the bottom seed in the tournament so we will have a very tough time winning the tournament.”

Captain John Sinclair, followed, “I feel that we will do pretty well because we’ve shown that we can compete with the teams in our region, and if we play well as a team, I have confidence we can win the tournament.”

TFC played PIU (74-63) on Feb. 23, in which they were only up by 3 points during half time. By the start of the second half, they widened the gap in their lead to earn a win, advancing them to the next round. Freshmen Josh Barrett and Derek Westfall were the lead scorers.

That following Saturday on Feb. 25, TFC played and lost to CCC (73-58). This game was a back-and-forth point battle between TFC and CCC. Early in the first half, CCC had taken the lead; however, TFC came back with a one-point lead at the half. During the second half though, CCC came out strong, taking their lead back and kept it until the end of the game. Barrett and Westfall were also the lead scorers of that game.

The Lady Eagles’s games were also similar to TFC. They beat the PIU ladies (70-60) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Friday, Feb. 24. After falling behind 39-30 in the first half, the Lady Eagles pulled things around during the second half to win the game. Sophomores Rebecca Weatherbee and Callie Moore were the lead scorers.

The Lady Eagles lost to the CCC ladies the next day (72-48). Like the TFC men, the Lady Eagles stayed close behind their opponent in the first half (41-30), but could not manage to stay with their opponents in the second half. Freshmen Katie Calloway was the lead scorer with 12 points.

Although both the Men and Women did not win, they put up good fights against both of their opponents during the tournament. As the tournament ends and this season closes, TFC basketball only hopes to gain more opportunities in the future to soar like eagles and rise above others on the court.

 

Creations – An Event for Artistic Expressions

During the week of Feb. 6 – 10, the School of Arts and Science at Toccoa Falls College exhibited a campus-wide art show in the student lounge at Parkerson Student Center. Much of the artwork included paintings, photography, collages, and miscellaneous creations by the students, faculty, and staff members of TFC.

Professor Curt Wanner, the Communication department head, said, “the motivation behind the show was to create a greater profile for the arts on campus. Although there is a clear musical and dramatic presence on campus we felt like we needed a venue in which other artistic expression could be presented / shared with the campus community.”

At the end of the week, one special creation from each art category was chosen by the public as this year’s favorites. These were the first prize winners.

Watercolor/Pen/Ink/Pencil

“Dry Barren Land” by Dr. Bill Quarterman

Oils

 

“The 9th Hour” by Amber Walker

Mixed Media & 3 dimensional


“He Knows Them All by Name” by Jodi Braselton

Acrylics


“Yesterday’s Struggles” by Rachel Ruffin

Photography – Students


“Salt and Pepper” by James Draper III

Photography – Non-Student


“Covered Beauty” by Amy Marshall

Thanks to all who have contributed to the Art show!

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