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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...

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...

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...

Women's golf takes 6th at A-Sun

Women's golf takes 6th at A-Sun

alockwood

April 27, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

The first round of the Atlantic Sun Championship this year went according to plan as the Mercer women’s golf team blistered the field with an opening-day 300, a team record. Kimberly Graff’s 70 put her in the tournament lead, but after a difficult second and third rounds the team would stagger to a 6th-place fini...

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...

The Kid's Corner

The Kid's Corner

Gene Mitchell

April 27, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

As our school year wraps up, the mixed martial arts world delivers with what could turn into the fight of year.  On April 30, the reigning Welterweight Champion, Georges Saint-Pierre, will take on Jake Shields at UFC 129 in the champ’s home country, Canada. No one doubts St-Pierre’s power and takedown abilities, but his opponent this Saturday...

Mercer Cycling team to host regional cycling championship

Mercer Cycling team to host regional cycling championship

alockwood

April 13, 2011


Filed under Sports

  Growth comes slowly. The Mercer Cycling team will be the first to tell you that. The upcoming weekend, the culmination of their hard work and training efforts will come to a head in Macon as they host this year’s edition of the 2011 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling (SECCC) Championship. The ...

Sand volleyball added to Mercer athletics roster

Sand volleyball added to Mercer athletics roster

Elizabeth Bibb

April 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

Mercer is set to introduce women’s sand volleyball as its 16th official athletic program beginning this fall. Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke said sand volleyball is the newest NCAA emerging sport, and Mercer is among the first schools to launch it. Other schools introducing the sport include...

Player Spotlight

Player Spotlight

Ashley Mann

April 13, 2011


Filed under Sports

A native of Quito, Ecuador, senior Fernando Armendaris traveled to America to follow his passion for playing tennis. Cluster: How did you first get involved playing tennis? Armendaris: Both of my parents are tennis players. When I was five years old they took me to a tennis academy in Ecuador. When ...

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