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Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

March 21, 2019

Filed under Columns, Sports

For this week’s Captain’s Corner, I decided to switch it up and profile a coach instead of an athlete this year. Aaron Mershman was named the new offensive line and strength and conditioning coach for the  football team last August. Coming off another 1-9 season and the departure of another offensive lineman coach, Mershman...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

February 24, 2019

Filed under Columns, Sports

Jenna Chilcote, sophomore nursing major, loves being a base for the cheerleading squad, a base that was part of the last two squads to finish second and sixth at Nationals for the game day routine. I could have mentioned Chilcote’s position on the team and left it at that. However, it is hard to ignore the passion she has for...

Recruiting is on for Esports Coaches, Players

Recruiting is on for Esports Coaches, Players

February 24, 2019

The university is forming an esports team. Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a popular activity...

Women’s Undefeated Basketball Team Faces Toughest Task Against DeSales

Women’s Undefeated Basketball Team Faces Toughest Task Against DeSales

Parker Abate, Reporter

January 18, 2019

Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The women’s basketball team is off to the best start in program history after racking up 16 straight wi...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Columnist

December 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Parker Abate, senior outfielder, made an appearance in this column last spring.   However, after an unforgettable 2018 season for the mighty Cougars, Abate offered to come back to let off some steam for the upcoming 2019 season. “It seems like this year coming up is more important than any other successful season we have...

Team Wraps Up Playing ‘Champion Level Football’

Sierra Crane, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under News, Sports

The football team has ended its historic season by making history one more time. The team hosted its very first bowl game against Ursinus College Nov. 17. It is the first time in football history that a team has advanced beyond regular season play to a championship game. Ultimately, the Cougars lost 14-70. “It’s tough...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

November 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Nicole Joers, sophomore psychology major, is a singles player  for the  women’s tennis team, and she wishes she'd always played the sport. “I wish I would’ve played competitively throughout my whole high school career, but I didn’t believe in myself. I wanted to continue in college because I genuinely love the sport...

Football Marks Historic Season

Sierra Crane, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Breaking News, News, Sports, Top Stories

The football team made history, ending regular season play 8-2.   The Cougars have had only one win in each of the past six seasons. This year players responded to the formidable challenge and lost only the first and last games of the season.    Mark Ross, head coach, said there is much cause for celebration.  Ross credit...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Columnist

November 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Clare Schoen has brought a lot of success to the women’s cross country team. The senior occupational therapy major is heading full steam into her fourth year as a distance runner. Let’s list some of her accolades, shall we? Schoen is 2017 Wendy's Woman Athlete of the Year, 2017 Middle Atlantic Conference XC Runner up, 2018 ...

Tennis Team is Smashing Preseason

Sierra Crane, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The women’s tennis team is loving the preseason after a special game experience  at the United States Tennis Association  National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Jack Monick, head tennis coach, says it was a privilege to take the women there to play. “It’s a really great opportunity,” he said. The team toured...

Game Preview: Misericordia Vs. Lycoming

Mitchell Micale, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

It’s the final week of the regular season in division III football and the Misericorida Cougars are (8-1) and (7-0) in Confrences and sit in First place alongside Delaware Valley. Last week the Cougars beat Albright to push there winning streaks to 8 games. It’s been almost two months since the cougars last lost a football...

Game Preview: Kings College

Mitchell Micale, Reporter

October 24, 2018

Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

Well folks its week 9 of the college football season and the Miserciordia Cougars are (6-1) and (5-0) and in conference play they have clinched there first winning season in program history with and unbelievable come from behide win over FDU 37-33 while scoring two Touchdowns in under 3 minutes. With that win it keeps them in...

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