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Sacrifice Brings Hope For Cougar Football

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

December 3, 2012

It is early Saturday afternoon, and two football teams line up on the field ready for kickoff. The score is 11 versus 11. That is where the similarities end. Thinner and in many cases shorter, Misericordia football players look to be half the size of their opponents. The records and scores are there to prove it . The team...

Football Player ‘Saw’ Way to Score

Josh Horton, Reporter

December 3, 2012

Logan Brace is more than just wide receiver Paul Brace’s younger brother: he is his most reliable doctor. Instead of the small medical saw trained doctors use to cut off a cast, Logan, a high school freshman at the time, went with a handsaw. The operating room did not resemble something you would see in Grey’s Anatomy...

Inquiry Not Quite End of the Line

Brittany Lovette, Reporter

December 3, 2012

Redshirting, a popular term heard on ESPN and during Division I broadcasts, is no longer a term in Division II and Division III sports. A medical hardship waiver, however, provides the same benefit as redshirting, but it comes with strict rules. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s [NCAA] website,...

University Officials Banking on Winner

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

November 20, 2012

Once hidden to the human eye by rows of trees with only a single dirt path leading the way, Mangelsdorf field looks bright and open, a modern venue for contemporary college sports. The new home to Cougar football – and the entire football enterprise -  cost the school $11,702,195. Nearly two years after approval, the Cougars...

Men’s Lacrosse Supports Sandy Victims

November 20, 2012

When Misericordia alumni Danny McKeefrey returned to his New York home after Hurricane Sandy made land...

Defending MAC Champions Look to Repeat Success

Josh Horton, Reporter

November 20, 2012

Last March the men’s and women’s basketball teams made the Division III NCAA Championship Tournament for the first time in school history, and eight months later, the goal is to do it again. Both teams lost key players, but the coaches aren’t worried about the teams they will put on the floor this season. With the...

Fundraising for Florida Trip

Brittany Lovette, Staff Writer

November 20, 2012

The Cougar Cheer Challenge dared cheerleaders to raise the funds they need to head down south to the Universal Cheerleaders Association National competition. Cheerleaders held a competition for local teams Nov. 11.  Sophomore Jessica Reuther said close to 60 cheerleading teams showed up to compete, and over 1,000 athletes...

Growing Pains

Josh Horton, Reporter

November 19, 2012

Athletic Director Dave Martin plopped into his white Toyota Camry on Sept.  15 and was too exhausted to even think about what he had just witnessed. The addition of a football program is something Martin had spent many years working on - six to be exact. He had explored the possibilities many times only to find the effort...

NCAA Switches Shooting String Regulations

Josh Horton, Reporter

November 6, 2012

Men’s lacrosse coach Jim Ricardo wants the sport to be known as the fastest game played on two feet--and rule changes for the upcoming season may grant his wish. Each December coaches from all three of the NCAA’s levels meet to discuss flaws in  current rules, propose new ones and vote on whether or not they will be...

New Intensity Benefits Team

Highlander Staff Reports

November 6, 2012

Swim team members are embracing new head coach Matt VanDerMeid as they prepare for the 2012-2013 season. Junior Doug Ranson said the team was hesitant at first because they didn’t know what to expect from VanDerMeid after working with previous coach Jason Morini. “As the weeks have gone on it becomes more apparent...

Swingning to Spring Success

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

November 6, 2012

The baseball team's season finish Oct. 6 marks the last organized team activity before spring training gets underway. The fall baseball season gives teams a total of 16 practices and one game against another school, according to NCAA rules.  The team divided practice into four sessions a week for a four week period, said...

Women’s Soccer Team Looks to Continue Success

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2012

The women’s soccer team has something to brag about:  Players hold the fifteenth spot in the Continental Tire NCAA Division III National Poll with only two games left in regular season play. The Cougars held the number 12 spot in the previous week's poll, marking their highest ranking in school history. The team's  two...

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