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Audrey Allen plans to finish her final season on top

Audrey Allen plans to finish her final season on top

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spotlight

“I’m a very aggressive player,” Allen said. “So I think the fact that I got to push people around and beat people up a little bit was appealing to me.”

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Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Spotlight

“I just feel like I'm the glue guy,” he said in a recording of the Cluster’s Podcast, Inside the Den. “I just want to win.”

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Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

“When you walk in and you step into that batter’s box, you have to come in with an approach that ‘I’m better than you,’” Truitt said. “‘You’re not going to beat me.’”

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Dunking fail launches Mercer dancer to internet stardom

Dunking fail launches Mercer dancer to internet stardom

Ireal James and Carson McGorry
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

When a friend posted Jenny's 3-second video on social media, it wasn’t long before it was found by Snoop Dogg, who posted it on his Instagram page. From there, it went viral.

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Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports, Spotlight

Darby Rich’s cheerleading career of nine years is drawing to a close. Rich started cheerleading in seventh grade after quitting gymnastics. “The next logical step to keep up my skills was to participate in cheerleading,” Rich said. Rich has been a cheerleader at Mercer for four years an...

Bear Grills feeding the masses for the Maniacs

Bear Grills feeding the masses for the Maniacs

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

As smoke billows out of the grill, a line of hungry bears begins to form. Armed with a spatula and an apron with the name “Bear Grills” on it, Senior Justin Furness flips burgers to buns for over 200 rabid Mercer fans. Furness joined the Maniacs before the first football game in 2013. One of his ...

Cole Fisher: Mercer’s secret weapon

Cole Fisher: Mercer’s secret weapon

Micah Howell, Contributing Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Player Spotlight, Showcase, Sports

Cole Fisher stands ready behind the holder, preparing himself for the kick. The center snaps the ball. The holder catches it, sets it up, and waits. Fisher nails the ball with a powerful kick and the ball soars through the air and passes through the uprights. Cole Fisher, the Mercer Bears’ starting ki...

Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports

From a young age, Katie-Rose Alligood said she was pushed to be an athlete. By the time she could walk, her father — a former college football player — had her with a softball and a soccer ball. Her introduction to sports at such an early age has translated into a success while at Mercer Uni...

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30, 2016
Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

Everyone who went to college remembers the feeling of that first day on campus. Most likely leaving home for the first time, the new college student enters an unknown environment with new faces and places to discover. Although, that new student is not alone -- hundreds or even thousands of other peop...

Player Spotlight: Paige Alsten

Player Spotlight: Paige Alsten

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports, Uncategorized

Paige Alsten, a native of Lighthouse Point, Florida, has become a dominant presence in Southern Conference volleyball. Measuring 6 foot, 3 inches tall, Alsten is a natural at the net and plays the position of middle blocker. Throughout the 21 games the team has played so far this season, Alsten has totale...

Player of the Week: Darious Moten

Emma Peel
February 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Darious Moten, a fifth-year engineering student and forward on the celebrated Mercer Men’s Basketball Team, is a few short months away from rounding out his career as a Bear. A Carrollton, Ga., native, Moten has had a major impact on the basketball team, especially in the last three seasons. As a junior,...

Player of the Week: Precious Bridges

January 29, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Senior Precious Bridges has been a vital part in the success of the Mercer Women’s Basketball Team in recent years. The West Palm Beach native has been a starter since 2011, her freshman year with the Bears. She chose Mercer based on academics and athletics and has not been let down. "It has been...

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