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Viking men’s soccer team struggles at the start of the season

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Mercer’s men’s soccer team lost again on Saturday, September 29 when they played at home against Louisburg College’s Hurricanes from North Carolina. The Hurricanes beat the Vikings 1-0. So far the Vikings have lost seven out of the 11 games they’ve played since the soccer season began in late August. The Viking men’s team has…

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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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Women’s cross country becomes a team

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This season, the women’s cross country team became the first scoring team at MCCC in twenty years. Last season the women’s cross country team only consisted of two runners, and in order to officially score in the race a team has to have at least five members. This year the team has expanded to seven…

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CONCUSSION: When should an athlete worry?

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After being hit in the head twice while playing soccer this past summer, nineteen year old Mercer student Megan Constance joined a large percentage of athletes who keep playing despite having concussions. According to the article, ‘Concussion Center for Children and Adolescents’ found on the Saint Clare’s Health System website, “41 percent of athletes that…

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MCCC baseball star goes to Chicago Cubs

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This past summer, James Pugliese became the first Mercer Viking to get drafted in over a decade when he was picked in the 18 round by the Chicago Cubs. Pugliese, a right handed pitcher, spent June 7 in front of a computer screen watching the draft, not knowing which round his name would appear or…

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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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