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On the Porch

On the Porch

Zach Wells

April 13, 2011

If polo is the sport of kings, then slow pitch softball is the sport of beer-bellied plumbers who love Miller Highlife and wife beaters and who, ironically, quite possibly touch their wives up on occasion. There is a common perception that anyone can play slow pitch softball. As one of my friends w...

Lacrosse drops home finale to Air Force, struggles against Presbyterian

Lacrosse drops home finale to Air Force, struggles against Presbyterian

alockwood

April 13, 2011

With only one contest remaining in the 2011 season, the sun is setting on the lacrosse team as they search for their second win of the season. Recent losses to Air Force and Presbyterian have shown improvement, though, for a young team in need of experience. In their final home game of the season, the Be...

Coach Spotlight

Coach Spotlight

Ashley Mann

April 13, 2011

(NOTE AUTHOR: ASHLEY MANN) After his first year as the Mercer men’s lacrosse head coach, Jason Childs said he hopes to build the program further in his upcoming years. Cluster: Seeing that Lacrosse is mainly a northern sport, how do you hope it will catch on in the state of Georgia being its first...

Men's golf finishes 9th at Irish Creek

Men's golf finishes 9th at Irish Creek

alockwood

April 13, 2011

The last round of the Irish Creek Collegiate was Mercer’s best of the three-day tournament en route to tying for ninth with North Carolina this past weekend. Totaling a 290 on the final day of play, led by freshman Hans Reimers’ 71, the Bears moved up ever so slightly in the final standings in a...

Viva la sport

Viva la sport

Garret McDowell

April 13, 2011

  A few months ago, my editor and fellow columnist Andrew Lockwood wrote a great piece on his ideal things in sports that he would love to see/be a part of. Well, since Andrew and I don’t always agree on things, I thought you would love to hear about what this soccer junkie and sports aficiona...

Men’s tennis earns postseason spot in A-Sun Championships

Men’s tennis earns postseason spot in A-Sun Championships

Garret McDowell

April 13, 2011

(NOTE: AUTHOR GARRET MCDOWELL) In what many will consider a down year for Mercer tennis by record alone, the Mercer Bears’ men’s tennis squad qualified for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament on the final day of competition, defeating in-state rival Kennesaw State. Senior Day was definit...

The Third Half

The Third Half

alockwood

April 13, 2011

  Perspective is everything. I realized this after meeting one of my favorite athletes last weekend at a national cycling race in Anniston, Ala. You’ve probably not heard of him, but Rahsaan Bahati is one of the best Criterium cycling champions in the United States today. His organization,...

Baseball collects big win over Georgia Tech, drops three against Jacksonville

Baseball collects big win over Georgia Tech, drops three against Jacksonville

alockwood

April 13, 2011

The Bears are still within the thick of the conference standings in 7th at 8-9, boasting the 4th best overall record of 22-13, but if MU hopes to repeat its title run in 2011 they’ll have to gain ground in the conferences standings this month as they travel to UNF, USC Upstate and Kennesaw State...

Viva la sport!

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011

Well another March Madness has just about wrapped up, and it has proven once again that millions of people are duped into picking teams that choke for their brackets. Like always, the one seeds get upset at some point, but strangely, not even one this year. Many claimed that this year’s bracket was diluted and watered down with medio...

Men's, women's tennis fighting for position in A-Sun play

Men's, women's tennis fighting for position in A-Sun play

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011

  NOTE: GARRET MCDOWELL AUTHOR Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 7-10 through March 28 and the women at 3-12 through March 28.  Despite the tough starts to the season, the Bears have performed well at home, including a comb...

Intramural basketball championship night provides highlights, theatrics for spectators

Intramural basketball championship night provides highlights, theatrics for spectators

Zach Wells

March 30, 2011

  NOTE: AUTHOR ZACH WELLS (Another year of intramural basketball went into the record books, but not without the humorous recap of the championship night from the keyboard of Zach Wells. His first/third person recollection of the night gives insight into the emotions, competition and highlights that dotted this ...

The Inside Zone

The Inside Zone

Zach Wells

March 30, 2011

  I love big porches with columns. In fact, I would say that, other than giant mutant cockroaches and no liquor sales on Sunday, porches are my favorite thing about Georgia. This is my first spring season having a porch, and I’m not sure anyone or anything has had such a major impact on my life (and yes, I do know Jesus). I have a...

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