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Bears beat The Citadel on the road to continue streak

Bears beat The Citadel on the road to continue streak

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the third game in a row, it was the Mercer Bears’ offense that guided them to victory, at least in the second half. The two teams combined to shoot just 2-of-13 in the opening four minutes, with the Citadel clinging to a 4-2 lead. The next three minutes belonged to the Bears, with a 10-2 ru...

The Ruling: Cummings is stealing the show

The Ruling: Cummings is stealing the show

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

I remember getting off the telephone thinking, “Ouch.” I had just spoken with head coach Bob Hoffman and sources inside the program who relayed the news that leading-scorer Ria’n Holland’s x-rays didn’t look good. Holland would ultimately be ruled out for 2-3 weeks with a right wrist injury befor...

Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Mercer Club Tennis team will travel to Auburn this weekend to play in the Southern Championship against teams from schools from all over the region, including schools from the state of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. The tournament incl...

Shoot Your Shot: Three-Peat Complete

Shoot Your Shot: Three-Peat Complete

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer Women’s Basketball (25-2, 12-0) has done it again, using their last three victories to secure their third consecutive Southern Conference regular season title. In the last week, they have defeated Samford University, Western Carolina University and University of North Carolina-Greensboro to...

Seniors lead the way on Senior Night to help keep Bears’ streak alive

Seniors lead the way on Senior Night to help keep Bears’ streak alive

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For Mercer basketball’s six player senior class, tonight was a bittersweet moment as they played in their final home game as Bears. What better way to go out than by leading their team to victory in front of a packed house in Hawkins Arena? After the game, each of the seniors echoed the message of senior...

Strawberry and Cummings lead Mercer over UNCG for Mercer’s fifth straight victory

Strawberry and Cummings lead Mercer over UNCG for Mercer’s fifth straight victory

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

“Jordan Strawberry had the best game of his Mercer career tonight,” Coach Hoffman said about the play of his senior guard. “He’s had a lot of great games, but tonight was really special.” Strawberry scored 27 points, his highest total of the season, and went 11-of-11 from the free throw...

Bears crush VMI for fourth consecutive win

Bears crush VMI for fourth consecutive win

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

"I love winning like this,” coach Hoffman said after Thursday’s game. For this first time since January 13, the Bears put together a truly dominate performance on both ends of the floor en route to an 82-58 blowout victory over the Virginia Military Institute Keydets. Mercer opened the ga...

Bears defeat Samford on the road, heating up at right time

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Bears are heating up, and it could not be happening at a better time. “We've come a long way over the past week or so,” Head Coach Bob Hoffman said after the game. “We just need to keep doing the little things that can help us maintain this momentum that we've created.” The Bears ...

Schanen first at Mercer named GSGA Women’s Player of the Year

Schanen first at Mercer named GSGA Women’s Player of the Year

Megan Rosinko, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

Payton Schanen, a junior at Mercer, was recently named the 2017 Georgia State Golf Association Women's Player of the Year. She is the first from the Mercer golf program to receive this honor. “I just really want to leave a legacy here. That's not just my goal but our team's goal,” Schanen said. I...

Shoot Your Shot: Paladins, Terriers no match for Mercer

Shoot Your Shot: Paladins, Terriers no match for Mercer

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Another one. Actually another two. Mercer Women’s Basketball (22-2, 9-0) added two more to their win streak of now 19 games and remained unbeaten in Southern Conference competition. The Bears defeated both Furman University (13-11, 3-6) and Wofford College (10-14, 3-6) last week extending thei...

What to expect at the 2018 Winter Olympics

What to expect at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Nadia Pressley, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Winter Olympics are here. With the opening ceremony just around the corner, the U.S. team is gearing up for the competition with some fierce competitors, old and new to the Olympic games. Here are a few athletes to watch throughout the competition. Shaun White: This will be snowboarder Shaun...

“Hometown hero” Mark Teixeira speaks at Mercer baseball’s 10th annual First Base Classic

“Hometown hero” Mark Teixeira speaks at Mercer baseball’s 10th annual First Base Classic

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Famed former baseball player, Mark Teixeira served as the guest speaker for Mercer baseball’s 10th annual First Base Classic event, an event that has seen speakers such as former Braves player and now Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, and Darryl Strawberry. The event on Jan. 30 managed to draw out nea...

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