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Val DaGrain has 10 articles published.

Future looks good for women’s soccer: debut game is 8-0 blow out

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With 13 games behind them and five games remaining in the regular season, the 5-8-1 Lady Vikings have won five out of there last six, and still have a fighting chance for a crack at the post-season, after starting of the 2011 season 0-8 with one tie. Former Mercer tri-athelete a first year coach, Michelle…

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Mercer men’s baseball’s season overview

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Last seasons record of 21-16 was enough to earn Mercer’s baseball team a number two seeding in their regions post-season tournament, and after beating number one ranked Burlington (9-5) and number four ranked Sussex (6-5), their season was cut short with back to back losses to Lackawanna (3-0, 3-0) in the championship round. During the…

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Men’s basketball: what to watch for

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The 2010-2011 Mercer men’s basketball team finished last years season 16-17, after being eliminated from the post season by Del Tech Stanton in their Regional Tournament championship game. Since then, the men’s basketball team has transferred three sophomores onto for year universities. Jon Jernigan is now at D-3 Delaware Valley College, Anthony Obery is with…

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Women’s basketball looks to replace three graduates

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Last season the Lady Vikings were eliminated in the first round of their regional post-season tournament by Burlington County, resulting in a final record of 18-12. Since then, three of last years girls have moved onto four year schools during the summer. Alexis Sweet, who is the newest member of Mercer’s “Thousand Point Club” and…

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Women’s soccer getting ready for big season

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Last year the Women’s Soccer team finished with a final record of 7-8 and one draw, after loosing to Burlington in the District XIX post-season tournament’s championship game, 1-2 (OT). During the summer Mercer’s women’s soccer program was able to pick up a couple key recruits including team captain and forward Nicole Tarfow (#20) of…

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Military recruiters don’t belong in high school cafeterias

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With the retirement age rising recently, I think its not only fair but also morally necessary that the minimum age requirement for the U.S military be raised as well. I think 21 is the ideal age, and military recruiters should not be allowed to recruit in high school cafeterias. In this country you have to…

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