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Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Catamounts came to Hawkins Arena Friday night deciding they were determined to give the Bears a run for their money. The first set went to the Catamounts, 21 - 25. The two teams traded the lead until the last couple of points where Western Carolina ran off to finish the set. Even with impressive...

Women’s Soccer Season So Far

Women’s Soccer Season So Far

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

September 23, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Mercer women’s soccer team is off to a good start to the 2018 season, going 5-3-2 over the first 10 games and having scored 29 goals. “I think we've done well,” said star forward Abigail Zoeller. “We definitely have shown growth from day one.” Head coach Tony Economopoulos said he...

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Christian Hartley, Lead Sports Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Mercer Bears picked up right where they left off last week, knocking off conference rival, and No. 9 Samford on the road, 30-24. The Bulldogs were the SoCon preseason title favorite and showed the reason why early on in the game. Less than five minutes into the game, Samford struck first, t...

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Christian Hartley

September 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Saturday night was probably not the start to the 2018 season that the Mercer Bears had in mind. From the opening kickoff to the final play, the Bears were clearly outmatched by the Tigers, falling behind 28-0 after the first quarter of play. By halftime, the Bears had mustered up just 16 yards of to...

In three years, Women’s Lacrosse Coach helps build championship winning program

In three years, Women’s Lacrosse Coach helps build championship winning program

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Samantha Eustace took charge of a recently created Mercer Women’s Lacrosse program three years ago, and in those three years managed to build a team that would become the 2018 Southern Conference champions. Eustace has coached lacrosse for over a decade now, but coming to Mercer was the first tim...

Bobby Lamb gets his 100th collegiate win against Jacksonville University

Bobby Lamb gets his 100th collegiate win against Jacksonville University

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Bears dominated the Jacksonville Dolphins in their first home game of the season, 45-3 against the Pioneer Football League team. Mercer moved around some of their positions, working to find a formula that works for them for the rest of the season. This was the perfect matchup for them to try o...

Mercer Volleyball sweeps first three sets in home opener

Mercer Volleyball sweeps first three sets in home opener

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Tuesday night, the Mercer volleyball team hosted Florida A&M for their first home game of the season after traveling on the road for two invitationals. Though the Bears seemed to make quick work of the Rattlers, beating them in under an hour and thirty minutes, Florida A&M’s team should n...

Mercer men’s golf assistant coach leaves corporate office for the green

Mercer men’s golf assistant coach leaves corporate office for the green

Addison Robinson, Graphic Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

Jordan Harlacher built a golf program at his alma mater, Kenyon College in Gambio, Ohio, that moved into the category of Top Division III colleges/universities in the country. He is originally from Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania, a town outside of Pennsylvania’s capital, Harrisburg. Harlacher is th...

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Coaching Spotlight, Showcase, Sports

Fans of college basketball know the heartbreak of watching young talent come through, join their favorite team and then depart after four years. However, there is a noticeable pattern of Mercer alumni coming back to fill coaching positions for their former teams. For former Mercer Women’s Basketball point...

Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Some athletes find motivation from popular quotes. Some find it from coaches or peers. Others find it from within themselves. Amanda Thompson finds it in the Bible verse, Colossians 3:23: ““Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” ...

Jelks, Holland represent SoCon in National 3×3 Tournament

Jelks, Holland represent SoCon in National 3×3 Tournament

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Two seniors from the Mercer men’s basketball team participated in a national three-on-three basketball tournament the weekend of March 30. Stephon Jelks and Ria’n Holland traveled to San Antonio to compete in the Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship. The tournament was open to college seniors...

Bears softball splits their double header against conference rival UNCG

Bears softball splits their double header against conference rival UNCG

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Over the weekend, Bears softball split their double header against UNCG, a team that is sure to cause problems for the Bears in the Southern Conference tournament. The Bears currently hold a 26-12 overall record for the season, while the Spartans are 30-8 overall. The two teams are currently tied...

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