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A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

Riddle, a redshirt sophomore from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, earned himself the job as Mercer’s starting quarterback after two games of excellent quarterback play in the 2018 season. After an injury put an abrupt stop to his first season, he's looking forward to his return.

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Jen Jones

March 27, 2019

Although Stanton Schorr’s last season as a star Mercer Golf player is almost complete, his name will not be forgotten once he graduates in May. During his time as a member of the Mercer golf team, Schorr has competed in 26 events over the span of four years. He was named Southern Conference Men's Go...

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019

Show up to any baseball field where there’s a game going on, regardless of the level, and chances are you’ll find one of the best athletes on the field playing shortstop. Some of the most famous baseball players of all time were shortstops— Derek Jeter, Ozzie Smith, Carlos Correa, Cal Ripken Jr.--...

Lacrosse player Michael O’Brien plans to make most of high expectations

Lacrosse player Michael O’Brien plans to make most of high expectations

Jose Gonzalez

February 27, 2019

As the 2019 Mercer lacrosse season gets underway, all eyes seem to be on junior defenseman Michael O’Brien. O’Brien was honored this pre-season with his selected to the Preseason All-Southern Conference Men’s Lacrosse Team. The honor is not the first of his career. According to O’Brien, ...

Danielle Castleberry brings leadership, love for teammates in her return to the diamond

Danielle Castleberry brings leadership, love for teammates in her return to the diamond

Mitch Robinson

February 27, 2019

In sports, there’s nothing quite like a good comeback story. Take, for example, Mercer softball player Danielle Castleberry. After starting all but six games for the Bears as a freshman, Castleberry was sidelined for the entire 2018 season due to injury. “Every day felt really long, but looking b...

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a freshman, he played in all 11 games and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. “I play...

A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

Softball season hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t been hard at work preparing for the season. For senior Megan Lane, this preseason preparation gives her the opportunity to further adjust to her role as the team’s starting catcher, a role she only took up last season. ...

Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

Darby Rich’s cheerleading career of nine years is drawing to a close. Rich started cheerleading in seventh grade after quitting gymnastics. “The next logical step to keep up my skills was to participate in cheerleading,” Rich said. Rich has been a cheerleader at Mercer for four years an...

Cole Fisher: Mercer’s secret weapon

Cole Fisher: Mercer’s secret weapon

Micah Howell, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2016

Cole Fisher stands ready behind the holder, preparing himself for the kick. The center snaps the ball. The holder catches it, sets it up, and waits. Fisher nails the ball with a powerful kick and the ball soars through the air and passes through the uprights. Cole Fisher, the Mercer Bears’ starting ki...

Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016

From a young age, Katie-Rose Alligood said she was pushed to be an athlete. By the time she could walk, her father — a former college football player — had her with a softball and a soccer ball. Her introduction to sports at such an early age has translated into a success while at Mercer Uni...

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016

Everyone who went to college remembers the feeling of that first day on campus. Most likely leaving home for the first time, the new college student enters an unknown environment with new faces and places to discover. Although, that new student is not alone -- hundreds or even thousands of other peop...

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