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Men’s Basketball: Vikings hit the road in February playoff push

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With last season’s two win campaign now a distant memory, head coach Howard Levy and his young men’s basketball team head into the final month of the regular season on the cusp of a playoff berth. According to Athletic Director John Simone, all the Vikings need to do is finish .500 or better to clinch…

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PROFILE: Shaunice Palms’s legacy of effort and teamwork

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Shaunice Palms wasn’t born a pro basketball player. She hadn’t even played before high school, when she decided to join Nottingham’s girls’ basketball team as a freshman, but that didn’t affect her new interest in the sport she went on to play four years later at college. “I loved it immediately. I didn’t even know…

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Women’s hoops end losing streak with just five players

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Women’s basketball, coming off a five-game losing streak played the Hawks of Delaware Technical Community College on Saturday, Dec. 2 for the final home game of the fall 2017 semester. Illness, finals and other factors took a hard toll on the availability of Head Coach Mike Tenaglia’s roster as he was down to only five…

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Women’s cross country team goes to Nationals

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After claiming their second straight Region 19 title on Saturday, Oct. 28,  Mercer’s women’s cross country team made a ‘cross country’ journey of their own, all the way to the Midwest for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) meet in Fort Dodge Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 11. Their performance this year marked a substantial…

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Men’s Basketball: Vikings speed past Hawks to snap losing streak

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On Saturday, November 11 a win over Valley Forge lifted the Mercer County Men’s basketball team to a 3-1 record, put them over .500 for the first time since 2014 and surpassing their win total from last year’s 2-24 campaign. In the three weeks following that victory, they dropped five straight games falling to 3-6…

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For Mercer men’s hoops, things can only get better

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The 2016-2017 Mercer Men’s Basketball team struggled to stay on the court due to issues in the classroom, and when they were on the court they weren’t exactly the ‘96 Chicago Bulls. Last season’s team won just two games, and just two of last year’s players are returning to the team this season. Guards Dave…

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