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On Oct. 26, the Middle Georgia Derby Demons will compete in their final scrimmage of the season at 6th Annual Halloween Mash-Up at Gray-8-Skate.

Middle Georgia Derby Demons roll into the end of the season

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer October 8, 2019
On Oct. 26, the team will compete in their final scrimmage of the season at 6th Annual Halloween Mash-Up at Gray-8-Skate. Tickets are $10 for adults, and doors open at 6 p.m. with the first whistle at 7 p.m. 
The Women’s Volleyball Team celebrates after a match in 2018. Archived photo by Yusuf Tas

Volleyball teams earn academic honors

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer September 28, 2019
“Keeping the balance is difficult, especially in season. It mostly comes from experience. As a senior, I have been balancing long enough where I know how to dedicate the time I can to volleyball and use the rest of my time for academics,” senior Amber Gibson said.
Kyle Lewis plays for the Mercer baseball team in 2016. Archived photo by Thais Ackerman

Mercer alum breaks baseball record

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer September 28, 2019
With the crack of a bat in Seattle on Sunday, a Mercer Bear made history.
Nicole Icen runs out to face Davidson at Bettes Stadium.

Player Spotlight: Women’s soccer player scores three goals in a single game

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer September 28, 2019
A rising star has been spotted on the Mercer Women’s Soccer team; freshman Nicole Icen from Marietta, Georgia, scored three goals in a single game against Davidson College, leading the Bears to victory.
Defensive Line Dorian Kithcart gets ready for the next play.

Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer September 27, 2019
As a senior, even more is expected of Kithcart, but these expectations are part of what attracted him to Mercer in the first place.
New director joins Mercer ESPN Broadcasting

New director joins Mercer ESPN Broadcasting

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer September 26, 2019
A new director and graduate assistant have joined the staff for the 2019-2020 school year. Benjamin Murray has been the director of Mercer ESPN3 since July. 
Hayman at a morning practice

Cross country team welcomes new coach

Jen Jones, Sports Editor September 26, 2019
Hayman was named the NJCAA Atlantic and Region X Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and previously worked at Louisburg College. Following the start of preseason practices, Hayman is optimistic for this season.
U.S. Men's National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

U.S. Men’s National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer September 26, 2019
This is the first time the U.S. Walker Cup team has won a matchup in an away contest in 12 years.
Emma McDaniel (left), Naomi Fan (middle) and Kristin Ware (right)
cheer on the Mercer Bears during their first home game.

Mercer falls to Austin Peay University in home opener

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer September 23, 2019

The momentum of two early wins on the road seemed destined to carry the Bears to a win in their first home game of 2019. In fact, it seemed certain it would happen when David Durden, returned the opening...

The Cross Country team at an early morning practice.

Player Spotlight: Marc Reiser’s final year to make a mark

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer September 11, 2019
Reiser competed in all five events last season for the Bears with a season-best 26:51.28 for the 8K.
John-Allen Stone watches players during pre-season football practice.

Student coaches football alongside professionals 

Jen Jones, Sports Editor September 11, 2019
Mercer Athletics has given students an opportunity to coach a team under Mercer’s very own coaching staff. John-Allen Stone is the Football Operations Intern and Director of Gameday Recruiting Employment this year.
The Mercer Women’s Soccer Team huddles together during a game.

Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer September 11, 2019
Mercer’s women’s soccer season is in full swing, and the team is looking to reestablish their Southern Conference dominance after a loss to Eastern Tennessee State in the first round of the playoffs last year.
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