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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...

Mercer women’s tennis falls short in their home opener but recovers against Kennesaw

Mercer women’s tennis falls short in their home opener but recovers against Kennesaw

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Mercer played their first home matches of the season Feb. 3 and 4 & 6 that ended in two unfortunate losses for the Bears but a win on Tuesday that sets their overall record at 2-2 and 1-2 at home. The tournament last Friday started off well for the Bears, clenching the doubles competition with...

Tennis player Sam Philp doesn’t plan on slowing down now that he’s a nationally ranked player

Tennis player Sam Philp doesn’t plan on slowing down now that he’s a nationally ranked player

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Video

Sam Philp was just named Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after Mercer’s wins against Georgia Southern and Alabama State Jan. 23 and 26. The senior from Great Britain has been riding a wave of confidence ever since he became the first player in Mercer tennis history to be n...

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

“We just want to play...all the time,” said Mercer Club Baseball player Layton Sheets.   The team started last year after Sophomore Ryan Fields and some friends were looking to play baseball and realized that there was no club or intramural teams to do so. Today, they’re in the middle ...

Ross Cummings shoots Bears to huge 73-65 win over Wofford

Ross Cummings shoots Bears to huge 73-65 win over Wofford

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ross Cummings came into Saturday’s matchup averaging just eight minutes per contest for a struggling Mercer team. The sophomore guard’s role has been that of a catch-and-shoot marksman, coming in when the team needs a basket. That all changed on Saturday. Cummings went berserk, scoring 22 points and...

Bears couldn’t overcome barrage of three pointers in 85-73 loss to Furman

Bears couldn’t overcome barrage of three pointers in 85-73 loss to Furman

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Furman Paladins (16-7, 7-3) rolled into Thursday’s matchup with Mercer averaging ten 3-pointers per game, good for third in the SoCon, and first in 3-point defense, sitting them atop of the SoCon standings. Thursday, the Paladins unloaded a barrage of 15 three pointers on 50 percent shootin...

New to the Court: Women’s Club Basketball

New to the Court: Women’s Club Basketball

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Tosin Ogunyale, vice president of the newly formed women’s club basketball team, said she knew going into college that she would have to make some sacrifices to pursue her career, but she never wanted basketball to be one of them. “I have been playing basketball for as long as I can remember ...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Do you all remember my last article where I stated that it appeared as if Mercer still had some chinks in the armor and that their next two opponents would prove if they had a handle on the Southern Conference? Yeah? Well, I was wrong. I was very wrong. Mercer (20-2, 7-0) demolished the number two and n...

Bears get bigger up front with first ever December signing class

Bears get bigger up front with first ever December signing class

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Christmas came just a tad bit early for the Bears as they participated in the first ever December early signing period for NCAA football. Mercer Football signed 12 high school seniors to national letters of intent between Dec. 20-22. The early signing period was the first of its kind and is likely...

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