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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...

Georgia Tech comes to Orthogeorgia Park looking to settle to the score with Mercer

Georgia Tech comes to Orthogeorgia Park looking to settle to the score with Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Georgia Tech came to Macon looking for revenge for their loss when the two teams met up earlier this season in Atlanta. The Bears took the win 6-2 against the Yellow Jackets, an upset to be sure. It was the first time Mercer had come out on top against Georgia Tech since 2014. This time however,...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Mercer Men’s Lacrosse is built 41 members strong. Only 40 of those men show up on the roster though. And while one member does not score goals or win faceoffs, his impact can still be felt on and off the field. John Michael Night signed to be a Mercer Lacrosse player nearly three years ago, du...

Transfer pitcher Lauren O’Dell settles into her position at Mercer

Transfer pitcher Lauren O’Dell settles into her position at Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

It is not uncommon for student athletes to transfer schools after one or two years, especially when that time is spent at a junior college where you graduate after two years anyway. What makes Lauren O’Dell’s case interesting is that she decided to transfer schools in the middle of her sophomore ...

Bears say goodbye to Seniors in loss to North Texas

Bears say goodbye to Seniors in loss to North Texas

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball ran into a freight train in the form of North Texas in 96-67 loss in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational. The Mean Green came out firing on all cylinders, leading Mercer for 38 of the game’s 40 total minutes. Jordan Strawberry led the Bears with 25 poin...

Mercer’s intramural March Madness

Carver Arant, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Intramurals, Sports

Mercer University might be most well-known at the national stage for busting a few million brackets when Mercer's men's basketball team upset the number three seeded Duke Blue Devils in the opening round of the NCAA college basketball tournament. Basketball has deep roots at Mercer, and around March, it become...

Mercer baseball looks set to have another successful season

Mercer baseball looks set to have another successful season

Rachel McBride, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Mercer baseball team has had a successful season so far with an overall record of 19-6 as of Mar. 26. Although the team hasn’t played any conference games yet, Head Coach Craig Gibson said that they still stand out in the Southern Conference. “Right now, we have the best record in the c...

Bears fall to UGA in first round of NCAA Tournament

Bears fall to UGA in first round of NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer women’s basketball came into Saturday’s opening round game as a No. 13 seed matched up with No. 4 seed Georgia. The Bulldogs came in as a heavy favorite, but the Bears played with incredible energy and intensity behind a strong Mercer presence in the stands. The game was a back-and-forth affair the ent...

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

It’s the top of the eighth. The game is tied 7-7. One out. Runners on first and second. Full count. The conference championship is on the line. As Trey Truitt laid the bat on his shoulder, he stared at the pitcher thinking, “If the ball was coming to hit me, I had to turn and take it.” ...

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