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Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“We are improving, we are getting more members, and we are going to win tournaments,” Julia Stephen said.

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11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As this year’s league commences, Michael Castaneda, in his third year as Assistant Director of RSW, reported the league will have 14 teams participating this season. The league had 16 teams last year and 10 in 2015. The regular season will last until April 20 with playoffs during the last week of April.

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The Kickball Team brings together Mercer’s multitalented athletes to win the championship

The Kickball Team brings together Mercer’s multitalented athletes to win the championship

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Sports

Nicola Tirpak captained The Kickball Team and Justin Connelly, a senior Mercer golfer on The Kickball Team helped bring together the athletes. He said this team was formed with getting a championship t-shirt in mind.

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Wanton leading club basketball team in scoring after first three tournaments

Wanton leading club basketball team in scoring after first three tournaments

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

“Being on the club team is a great way to get experience building chemistry with other young men, while also getting to see nice campuses around the South,” Katia Muhammad said.

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Mercer Intramural Officials Program prepares students for more

Mercer Intramural Officials Program prepares students for more

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

“I love officiating,” Quaniece Spearman said. “I’ve been trying to find my purpose in life, and this brings a lot of joy to me."

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Mercer offers class on ‘anything works’ Israeli fighting style

Mercer offers class on ‘anything works’ Israeli fighting style

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“It’s basically like street fighting,” Leslie said. “There’s no rules; it’s not a traditional martial art, because with Taekwondo and Karate, you can’t do groin shots or eye gouges, but that’s all fair game in Krav Maga.”

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Intramural Softball and Kickball played side-by-side for second year

Intramural Softball and Kickball played side-by-side for second year

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I think it’s been great. I think the students have enjoyed the sport of kickball; it kind of brings that recess environment back from when they played in elementary, middle or maybe even high school,” Michael Castaneda said. “Those are the type of events we try to make or create, because it’s something that makes it more fun. That’s what intramurals is all about.”

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Volleyball a family affair for Danielle Faust

Volleyball a family affair for Danielle Faust

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

"When I come out to beach or just playing doubles in general, it’s almost more at home for me,” Faust said. “I love relying on other teammates, but I like relying on me and one other person to get the job done."

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SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The core remains intact for Mercer next season.

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Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

“It’s pretty amazing, actually,” said Sam Philp, a junior on the team. “We’ve never been on anything like this. I’ve never personally been on a roll like this . . . so it’s definitely something different. You can feel it within the team. Everybody’s got a lot of confidence. We’re all clicking together.”

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Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Hayes Rule breaks down the Men's basketball season and provides a look at what's down the road.

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Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Led by Keke Calloway’s 20 points, the Lady Bears beat Wofford in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Championships, 67-42. Both teams had a slow start, but Mercer consistently held the lead throughout the game, outscoring their opponent in each quarter. The Bears were es...

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