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Bears showed promise, fight in 2010

Garret McDowell

August 18, 2011


Filed under Sports

In the preparations for any new season, a team has to look to the past in order to prepare for the future. With the fall sports season for your Mercer Bears’ teams just around the corner, here is a recap on their last outings. VOLLEYBALL 2010 was an interesting year for the Mercer Bears volleyball...

American soccer gains recognition

Garret McDowell

August 18, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Uncategorized

United States fell flat on its face in the Gold Cup this summer; however, it has definitely improved the sport in this country. Former manager Bob Bradley took the team as far as he could go, and the individuals who called for his firing should also thank him for opening the door for Jurgen Klinsman,...

Baseball takes down Tech again

Baseball takes down Tech again

alockwood

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

  It took them a while to break .500 in conference play, but Mercer’s baseball team seems to have broken through against A-Sun opponents after a three-game series sweep against Lipscomb this past weekend. Despite the big wins and their overall record that approaches nearly 30 wins on the season, the Bea...

coach Spotlight: volleyball's Noelle Rooke

coach Spotlight: volleyball's Noelle Rooke

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke led her Lady Bears through a tough schedule this season. While preparing for the emerging sand volleyball team, Coach Rooke sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: Although your team had a tough schedule this season, what changes do you hope to implement next season? Rooke: I scheduled a ve...

player Spotlight: Katlin Marrin

player Spotlight: Katlin Marrin

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

A native of Ontario, Canada, sophomore Kaitlin Marrin journeyed to the United States to play golf at the collegiate level. Cluster: How old were you when you first began playing golf? Marrin: I started late. I began playing when I was 15. I played other sports beforehand, so learning how to pick up...

On the Porch

Zach Wells

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another beautiful spring morning and thinking about the copious amount of projects and finals looming in the near future. I was considering all of the stress I would be under to complete my work, and how I would combat that stress by not studying whatsoever...

Men's golf finishes 4th in A-Sun thriller

Men's golf finishes 4th in A-Sun thriller

alockwood

April 27, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

  Mercer’s men’s golf team recorded the lowest round of the Atlantic Sun tournament during Wednesday’s final round at the Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga., as they shot a combined 277 to move up the standings to finish fourth. Kennesaw State would capture their first conference tournam...

club sports Spotlight: Equestrian

club sports Spotlight: Equestrian

alockwood

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

  It’s not exactly the Kentucky Derby, but for those who love horses, it’s a blast. Mercer’s Equestrian Club (MEC) and Team provides an outlet for those interested in riding, regardless of experience, as well as a competitive outlet as the Mercer Equestrian Hunt Seat Team competes in the Intercollegia...

SECCC Championships rolls through Macon

SECCC Championships rolls through Macon

alockwood

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

  With the highest turnout in Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference history, Mercer Cycling successfully hosted the final race of the spring road season with a time trial, criterium and road race over the course of Saturday and Sunday. With nearly 155 riders and 23 schools in tow, Saturday morning’s time trial was delayed by a...

Softball stays above .500 going into final week

Softball stays above .500 going into final week

alockwood

April 27, 2011


Filed under Softball, Sports

As head coach Mike Raynor’s team heads into the final week of the season, they sit in seventh in the current Atlantic Sun standings with a high probability of grabbing the sixth seed going into the season ending championship tournament. With an above .500 record of 26-22 (8-10 A-Sun), one can only...

The Third Half

The Third Half

alockwood

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

I’m calling it quits, at least for the time being. It’s been a fun four years here on the staff, but it’s my time to go. The ownership wouldn’t pay me a big bonus and with all of this speculation floating around me concerning performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), it’s time for me to move on. I sw...

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