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Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 17, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears notched their first win of the season with a victory over Tennessee Tech 34-27 . The Bears improve to 1-2 on the season heading into the bye week. Tennessee Tech falls to 1-2 on the season following the loss. The game did not start well for the Bears as Dontez Byrd returned the open...

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Katia Stavroulaki started playing tennis when she was just 7 years old. She quickly figured out that the true opponent she faced out on the court was herself, and she enjoyed the independence and self-reliance that tennis required of her. She began competing shortly after picking up a racquet and...

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Golf is a uniquely individual sport, but collegiate golf is different because it combines scores from the top five players who compete. The highest score, the  worst score, is dropped and the remaining four make up the total. The Mercer Men’s Golf team is undoubtedly that: a team. However, ind...

Rivers floods the scorebooks in second year at Mercer

Rivers floods the scorebooks in second year at Mercer

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As bright lights illuminated the hardcourt days after the death of Jibri Bryan, a mourning Hawkins Arena erupted in elation as a 6-foot-8 gliding sophomore jumped from just inside the free-throw line to throw down a bear-sized slam. It was the highlight of an emotional victory. It was a SportsCen...

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer women’s lacrosse team is in their second competitive season, but there are some changes. With a new coaching staff, the players are starting fresh — again. This year’s team dynamic, including the relationship between player and coach, is nothing like last year, members of the group s...

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer men’s lacrosse team kicked off their 2016 season over the weekend against Towson. Although the Bears lost the hard-fought match, the game proved to be very instructive, showing the team what they will need to work on in order to meet future success. “Opening the season against a top 15 team ...

Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule, Staff

February 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Seven Mercer basketball players and head coach Bob Hoffman spoke to media Wednesday night after the vigil held for Jibri Bryan in Hawkins Arena. It was the first time players spoke to the media since Bryan was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth and...

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...

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Soccer is a team sport, yet one person on the field has the extra responsibility of preventing a game-winning shot from slipping through their hands. “The goalkeeper has to play well for the team to play well”, said Mercer University junior and goalkeeper Jeremy Booth. Luckily for Mercer ...

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

In its third season, the Mercer football team competes against bigger, stronger teams in the Southern Conference. The strength and size of the Bears’ new competition has lead to a noticeable uptick in injuries this season. The increase in injuries calls into question what’s happening behind the s...

Athlete of the Week: Jackson Kleintz

April 2, 2015


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Jackson, a freshman attackman for the Mercer Men’s Lacrosse team, has had a phenomenal breakout season for the Bears. Hailing from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, Penn., Kleintz has made major contributions to the team’s winning record in SoCon play. The Bears suffered a number of ...

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports

Baseball After a rough start to the season, the Mercer baseball team seems to be back on track after beating the University of Georgia in two midweek games and sweeping the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the first conference series of the year. In their first meeting with the UGA Bulldogs, the...

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