As students begin to return to settle into school for the semester, that can only mean two things. The first is that it is time to hit the books hard, and the second is that the Tornado is back! After a long summer, it is time to start filling up those stands and cheering for your Tornado.
Since 2017, King University’s men’s volleyball team has been a juggernaut in the Conference Carolinas. The team has had four seasons in the top three in the conference standings, and 1st place finish earning them a Conference Carolinas regular season championship. As the Conference Carolinas tournament fast approaches in the coming weeks, King sits in third place with a record of 5-3 in the Conference and 10-12 overall.
On February 15, the King University men’s and women’s swim team journeyed to Kingsport, Tennessee, hoping to win a Conference Carolinas championship. After a grueling season, the feat did not come easy. While both teams have struggled throughout the season, it is truly anyone’s ballgame when it came down to the conference tournament. Furthermore, the Tornado had come into the event as underdogs, fueling the fire to the team’s flame. That said, the results were not what either team had desired, but there was no quit this past weekend.
Acrobatics is a skill that is not easily acquired by many. However, the ladies at King University somehow make it look effortless. With the season fast approaching, the King University Acrobatics & Tumbling team looks to have another strong and successful season with hopes to top the last.
King University’s Women’s volleyball team fell in a hard-fought matchup against North Greenville this past Tuesday. Many families and students alike supported the game with complementary t-shirts being given out to flood the bleachers with the theme of white-out to show off their King Pride. Each set was a dog fight between the two teams, going back and forth in the score column. NGU won the first set by 8, scoring 25-17. NGU won the second set by seven at 25-18. Finally, NGU won the third set by two at an impressive 30-28. King fought to the very end but fell as The Crusaders won three consecutive sets to the Tornados’ zero. The Tornados will look to bounce back this Tuesday as they travel to play Converse.
April 17th marked the return of the NASCAR Cup series to the Bristol Motor Speedway, the iconic short track is considered one of the greatest on the NASCAR circuit. In the days and weeks leading up to the cup race other series and cars took the track, but all heads were turned last weekend towards NASCAR’s top level, the Cup Series.
Tyler Feaster is a senior majoring in Digital Media Art & Design (DMAD) at King University and graduating this winter. In order to receive a diploma in this program, she presented her capstone exhibition featuring photography and graphic design primarily consisting of the women’s soccer team, of which Feaster is a member. Her work was composed of portraits, with information on each of the soccer players, depicting their jersey number, achievements, and stats for the year. The exhibition was held in the TV Lounge on the evening of Friday, December 3rd. This was a public event, and all were encouraged to attend; and in addition to the exhibition itself, refreshments were also provided.
King University held its annual wrestling combine this year on September 25th. The combine invited high school juniors and seniors to come get a view of the King University wrestling team. There were 23 different high school athletes that attended the combine. The event consisted of a campus tour, lunch, an opportunity for the wrestlers to present their ability to King coaches and a Q & A session with the men’s wrestling team.
“Many people like to get into a philosophical debate as to whether eSports is an actual sport. It is a sport, by definition, and has an athletic scholarship,” says eSports coach and King alum Frank Morgan. Morgan holds 3 world records in Mario Kart and is ranked the second fastest in America and the ninth fastest in the world. He is motivated to make the eSports program an amazing part of King and to continue King’s mission through it…