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Hardcore parkour: students combine agility and fitness as they navigate the campus

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    Miles Applegate caroms over the architectural obstacles surrounding Mercer’s lawn like a kangaroo; one can almost see the springs attached to his black Conversesneakers.  As his lithe body tenses, he prepares to conquer the next barrier; first the paint-chipped handrails, then the cement tiers that tower above. Then he drops casually off the structures,…

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SPORTS: Local athletes

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        By Julie Einstein  The day Lane Jarred, a gynastics star from Lawrenceville, New Jersey  signed the contract that granted her a full athletic scholarship to North Carolina State University in November of 2010 changed her life forever. “It was scary and exciting and wonderful all at the same time” she said…

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PROFILE: Cito Santiago wrestles to win for Rider

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Ramon “Cito” Santiago Jr., a twenty- year-old junior at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, says he never thought he would become a wrestler, let alone a champion. “I thought I was going to grow up and play Major League baseball,” Cito said in a recent interview with The VOICE. “I didn’t expect for wrestling to…

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REVIEW: Four out of five stars for WoW gym in Robbinsville

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As a loyal member of an upscale health and fitness center located in Mercer County, I have never stepped beyond the limits of my own gym. However, I was well aware that there are in fact other fitness facilities in the surrounding area such as the brand new Work Out World, located on route 130…

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Diehard NJ surfers give summer the cold shoulder

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The winter chill may have forced out the tourists and sunbathers of the Jersey shore, but some surfers remain in the icy Atlantic. Winter surfing is an extreme sport that has become popular in Belmar, Point Pleasant, Monmouth Beach, Manasquan Inlet, Sandy Hook, Mantoloking and Casino Pier. According to thesurfingsite.com, the water temperature ranges from…

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Soccer star Irene Calabria learned to play with the boys

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On a balmy fall day outside of the Mercer County Community College athletics building, Mercer women’s soccer team standout sophomore defender Irene Calabria sits down for an interview. Just having completed one of her rigorous offseason workouts, she is breathing heavily but doesn’t appear sapped of energy. Friendly and quick to laugh, several of her…

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