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Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

The walkup music hits. Kyle Lewis steps into the batter's box as he readies himself for the first pitch. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning against ETSU. The game is tied 9-9. Lewis makes contact with ball. It soars through the air and over the wall. The Bears win in walk off fashion. The 6-foo...

Mental recovery of athletes

Mental recovery of athletes

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging to their mental well-being. The methods of coping are solely dependent on the individual. For some athletes, me...

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

The game of golf has been with freshman Mary Augusta Janiga from the moment she entered the world. She shares her namesake with the course that takes breathes away  — The Augusta National. The National, host of one of golf’s four majors — The Masters Tournament — resides in Augusta, Georgia...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ciarra Edwards (Junior Transfer): Ciarra Edwards transferred from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play for head coach Susan Gardner. Though she bonded with her teammates almost instantly, Edwards said it was hard at first because she felt like a freshman all over a...

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Soccer is a team sport, yet one person on the field has the extra responsibility of preventing a game-winning shot from slipping through their hands. “The goalkeeper has to play well for the team to play well”, said Mercer University junior and goalkeeper Jeremy Booth. Luckily for Mercer ...

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

They said he was too small. Standing at 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds, Stephen Houzah played every game as a Panther at Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia, as either a cornerback, wide receiver, or return specialist. His impact on the gridiron led to an influx of awards as a senior. The Atlanta Jour...

Player Spotlight: Katelyn Dimopoulos

Player Spotlight: Katelyn Dimopoulos

Slayten Carter, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Katelyn Dimopoulos couldn’t find a better way to spend her Friday night. The junior scored the lone goal in their victory against Middle Tennessee Sept. 17. “I haven’t scored in like a year. It feels so good to score.” Dimopoulos said. Having been on the soccer field her whole life, D...

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