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Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
August 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

“He put our program in position to have the success we have today. He’s a mentor and a friend, as well as a role model for young people. You can’t say enough about Barry,” head coach Craig Gibson said.

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SoCon Male Athlete of the Year Will Bagrou now being considered for MAC Hermann trophy

SoCon Male Athlete of the Year Will Bagrou now being considered for MAC Hermann trophy

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor
August 16, 2017
Filed under Soccer, Sports

After a team leading 2017 season that included eight goals and 20 points, Will Bagrou is now on the watchlist for the MAC Hermann trophy, a prestigious award annually given to the top NCAA division one men’s soccer player.

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Mercer rec sports closes out the school year with fun in the pool

Mercer rec sports closes out the school year with fun in the pool

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

For those unfamiliar with the pool game Battleship, it’s similar to the board game counterpart with one main objective: sink the enemy’s ships. Mercer intramurals has hosted the game at Plunkett pool for several years now and it continues to grow popular.

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Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I actually discovered, through intramurals, a love for soccer. I never once in my entire life thought, ‘hey, I should play soccer,’” Justis Ward said. “It is a very, very, very fun game and I appreciate intramurals for allowing me the opportunity to find that love.”

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What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I was like, ‘Are you OK?’” said Brittany Mueller, an intramural supervisor at the flag football game. “And he was like, ‘Yeah, I just can’t move.’ So the ambulance had to come.”

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Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“We are improving, we are getting more members, and we are going to win tournaments,” Julia Stephen said.

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11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As this year’s league commences, Michael Castaneda, in his third year as Assistant Director of RSW, reported the league will have 14 teams participating this season. The league had 16 teams last year and 10 in 2015. The regular season will last until April 20 with playoffs during the last week of April.

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The Kickball Team brings together Mercer’s multitalented athletes to win the championship

The Kickball Team brings together Mercer’s multitalented athletes to win the championship

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Sports

Nicola Tirpak captained The Kickball Team and Justin Connelly, a senior Mercer golfer on The Kickball Team helped bring together the athletes. He said this team was formed with getting a championship t-shirt in mind.

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Wanton leading club basketball team in scoring after first three tournaments

Wanton leading club basketball team in scoring after first three tournaments

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

“Being on the club team is a great way to get experience building chemistry with other young men, while also getting to see nice campuses around the South,” Katia Muhammad said.

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Mercer Intramural Officials Program prepares students for more

Mercer Intramural Officials Program prepares students for more

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

“I love officiating,” Quaniece Spearman said. “I’ve been trying to find my purpose in life, and this brings a lot of joy to me."

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Mercer offers class on ‘anything works’ Israeli fighting style

Mercer offers class on ‘anything works’ Israeli fighting style

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“It’s basically like street fighting,” Leslie said. “There’s no rules; it’s not a traditional martial art, because with Taekwondo and Karate, you can’t do groin shots or eye gouges, but that’s all fair game in Krav Maga.”

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Intramural Softball and Kickball played side-by-side for second year

Intramural Softball and Kickball played side-by-side for second year

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I think it’s been great. I think the students have enjoyed the sport of kickball; it kind of brings that recess environment back from when they played in elementary, middle or maybe even high school,” Michael Castaneda said. “Those are the type of events we try to make or create, because it’s something that makes it more fun. That’s what intramurals is all about.”

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