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Denes win in Dalton, cycling team preps for SECCC Championship

Denes win in Dalton, cycling team preps for SECCC Championship

alockwood

March 30, 2011


Filed under Sports

  He’s just going darn fast these days. Gabe Denes finally broke through with a Criterium win in Dalton for Mercer’s first crit win of the season. Denes’ finish on his highlighter yellow Specialized S-Works machine was only one of many top results for the Mercer Cycling during the past month or racing. In early March,...

Men's golf takes 10th at Linger Longer Invitational

Men's golf takes 10th at Linger Longer Invitational

alockwood

March 30, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

The men’s golf team posted the fifth best team score on the final day of the Linger Longer Invitational to cement their tenth place finish in the competitive 13 team field. Thanks to Thomas Holmes’ 72 and a trio of 73’s from Jone Cone, John Gregory Joseph, and Matt Kocolowski, the Bears posted their best round total of the tournament with a ...

Coaching Spotlight: Andrew Tredway

Coaching Spotlight: Andrew Tredway

Ashley Mann

March 16, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

Mercer men’s golf coach Andrew Tredway has had a short tenure at Mercer but has managed to motivate the team with continued success over the seasons. A former professional golfer on the Australian PGA tour, Tredway sat down with The Cluster mid-season to answer a few questions. Cluster: Besides winning, what spe...

Baseball demolishing competition, wins series against Belmont, FGCU

Baseball demolishing competition, wins series against Belmont, FGCU

alockwood

March 16, 2011


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In another bid to secure an NCAA tournament berth, the baseball team has remained hot, notching a six game win streak over spring break week including blowouts over Alabama State and FAMU.  Taking two of three against their first conference opponents, Belmont and FGCU, Mercer appears to once again be the class...

Men's tennis looks promising early in season

Men's tennis looks promising early in season

Garret McDowell

March 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 6-6 and Mercer’s women at 2-8 through March 15. Despite the tough starts to the season the Bears have performed well at home, including a combined 14-0 sweep of Young Harris by the men and women co...

UFC 128 Preview

UFC 128 Preview

Gene Mitchell

March 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

Imagine a man over six feet tall with lightning-fast kicks and punches and vicious wrestling combined with incredible jiu-jitsu. Scared, right?  Now imagine him getting knocked unconscious by the soon-to-be crowned light heavyweight champion of the world. That’s what will happen this Saturday when champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua faces off against challenger Jon “B...

Softball dominating competition, ready for A-Sun play

Softball dominating competition, ready for A-Sun play

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Softball, Sports

It appears as if 2011 will bring about a more promising result in the A-Sun tournament, as the softball team currently stands at 16-8 after four tournaments worth of play and a busy time on the road.  The Bears took three of five games at the Kennesaw State tournament and split games in the rain-shortened G...

Women's golf takes 11th in Myrtle Beach

Women's golf takes 11th in Myrtle Beach

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

Climbing the standings on the final day of play at the Barefoot at the Beach Inviational, the Mercer women’s golf team made the most of their recent visit to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina en route to an 11th-place finish in the 15-team field. Jumping Appalachian State and Marshall during the third rou...

Mercer wrestling takes 11th in nation

Mercer wrestling takes 11th in nation

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling in a national championship is a tough undertaking. Hosting a national championship is exponentially harder––just ask Mercer head wrestling coach Kevin Andres. A very tired but elated Andres was glad to see Mercer and the city of Macon successfully host the National Collegiate Wrestling Associ...

It's bracket time baby!

It's bracket time baby!

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The culmination of four and a half months of college basketball is finally here. Tourney time gives us the ability to finally pull out the pen and pencil, run off a few copies of the NCAA tournament bracket on the printers at our work (or dorm room) and compare matchups on the more complex statistics o...

Men's golf wins Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate

Men's golf wins Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

In a breakthrough year, head men’s golf coach Andrew Tredway scored his first tournament title at the Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate in Choctaw, Miss., before spring break. Riding the success of Mercer junior Josh Cone, the Bears lifted their first trophy of the season as they outplayed the field and bested Bethune-Cook...

Men's basketball beats Lipscomb, loses to Belmont in A-Sun tourney

Men's basketball beats Lipscomb, loses to Belmont in A-Sun tourney

Garret McDowell

March 16, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

By: Garret McDowell Despite having a chance late in the Atlantic wwSun semifinal tournament game against eventual champion Belmont, the Bruins eliminated Mercer 80-72 to drop the Bears’ overall record to 15-18, 11-9 in conference play and 1-1 in the tournament. Mercer 73, Lipscomb 63 In what might have been the loudest night for a Mercer game thi...

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