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Women's golf takes 6th at A-Sun

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Mary Alice Murphy capped her stellar freshman year with a tie for 17th at the A-Sun tournament.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

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...

Mercer Cycling team to host regional cycling championship

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff)  Mercer Cycling aims to finish high atop the standings during this coming weekend’s Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Championship to be held in Macon. Saturday afternoon, the criterium event will be held around Tattnall Square Park with racing starting at 12 p.m. The championship will be the final collegiate race for Andrew Lockwood (second from left) and Elizabeth Lee (far right) while youngsters Kevin Roberts (far left) and Gabe Denes (second from right) will vie top finishes to build on for next season.

alockwood

April 13, 2011

  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

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

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) International student Fernando Armendaris has turned the men’s tennis team into an Atlantic Sun competitor in 2011. Learning the game in Ecuador, Fernando made strides in doubles play this year, helping MU to a 9-11 record.

Ashley Mann

April 13, 2011

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 ...

The Inside Zone

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Brian Mills is prepping for a future contract in Europe, following in the footsteps of past Mercer greats James Florence and Daniel Emerson, who worked on their games during last offseason. Mills, alongside fellow seniors Jeff Smith and Brandon Moore, is staying active even though the college basketball season just ended. Mark Hall, the remaining senior, is planning for his career after basketball. ‘Tis the season of the workout bees!

Zach Wells

April 13, 2011

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another perfect middle Georgia spring afternoon, when a bumblebee pooped on my arm. I’m not a biology major, so I can’t tell you if bumblebees actually go “number two” or not, but I do know that I sat in some shock as I looked at the yellow...

Softball splits with FGCU, Auburn, sweeps rival Stetson in recent Atlantic Sun play

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Mercer’s softball team has been slowly improving throughout the season, keeping their record above the .500 mark with a pair of big wins over the Stetson Hatters.

Garret McDowell

April 13, 2011

  The Mercer Bears softball team entered April on a sour note, having lost five of six, but they have turned it around, going 4-4 this month already with games still ahead against ACC and Atlantic Sun foes. They currently have a three-game losing streak as of April 12. Mercer Bears Softball:...

On the Porch

(photo courtesy of uniwatchblog.com) Let’s face the facts; intramural softball has plenty of unwritten rules that include etiquette on trash-talking and diving, among other things. On Zach’s porch, the season is just starting.

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

(photo courtesy of Mercer Marketing) Air Force proved to be too strong of a test for Mercer in their final home game of the inaugural 2011 season. A big second-quarter push put the Falcons up at halftime 6-2.

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

(photo courtesy of laxmagazine.com) Jason Childs has made strides with the lacrosse program in his first full year of head coaching at Mercer.

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

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Thomas Holmes lines up a putt as he would record a +2 on the final day of the tournament to move up five spots for a tie of 52nd place. Holmes and Bears travel next to Chateau Elan for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Championship.

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

(photo courtesy of kukikol.com) India’s cricket team won a thrilller over Pakistan despite losing the world championship. The border rivalry sits at number six on the bucket list of events from around the world.

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

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Dave Barton helped guide his team to win the final two matches of the season to give the men’s side a 9-11 overall record on the year. The Bears face Stetson Thursday night for the right to play top seed North Florida in the semifinals.

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...

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