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Maryville College Golf Team is on par

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College golf team has had an excellent season this fall.  One thing that’s important to keep in mind is that golf teams very rarely play matches against other schools.  When matches between schools do occur, it’s usually just a friendly exhibition match. Tournament play is the only real competition during the golf season where scores matter, and it is far more important than any single exhibition. As far as the technical season goes, there are actually two. One season is in the fall, and one season is in the spring. Each season lasts about four months including practice and tournament play, and the most important part of the season is the practice and self-improvement of the golfers on any given team. As for Maryville College, our school fields a men’s golf team and, more recently, a women’s...

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Scots overrule the Monarchs for homecoming

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

Homecoming weekend ended with the Scots winning against Methodist University, home of the Monarchs, with a score of 35-14. The Monarchs are located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and have at a 1-6 ranking. The Scots are now at 4-3.   The first quarter started with the Scots winning the coin toss. In the first five minutes, Elijah Hairston scored the first touchdown of the game, and Ian Hubbs got the extra point. The Scots also scored the second touchdown of the game when Caine Adamson passed to Mac Seagle, who rushed 17 yards for a touchdown close to the end of the first quarter. However, Hubbs did not make the extra point. The second quarter included the Monarchs scoring their first touchdown of two and two field goal attempts by the Scots. Before halftime, the score was 19-7. During...

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Men’s soccer team shaping up well for post-season play

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The men’s soccer team sits in good standing for post-season tournament play. They currently have a strong record of 9-1-1 in Conference after their recent tie with Greensboro College on Oct. 21, and look forward to their last game of the regular season on Oct. 25 at home against Piedmont. The men’s team started their season with a six-game winning streak, but failed to outscore Emory College on Sept. 20. The opponent’s goal came late in the game in the 80th minute. However, since then, the team rebounded remarkably and went on another six-game winning streak. That streak began with a 4-1 victory at Berea College on Sept. 27. Goals came from Junior Johnny Rakmonberdiev, Senior Cody Vankerschaever, Sophomore Jameson Elmore and Sophomore Aaron Rucker. The Scots then showed out for a 6-0 shutout at home against LaGrange College...

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Women’s soccer team ties for first in conference regular season

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

This past weekend the Lady Scots sealed a first-place tie for the 2017 USA South Conference with an 8-0 win over LaGrange on Oct. 21. With a matching overall record of six wins, zero losses, and one tie, Maryville and Piedmont College both share the score to a regular season title. Maryville started their impressive winning streak on Sept. 14, against Berea College 8-0. Since then, the team has not lost a game and tied only to the reigning Conference tournament champions, Piedmont College. After their crushing win over Berea, the team clenched a close victory over Transylvania College by coming back from a 1-0 deficit in the first half. The game on Sept. 17 finished 2-1, with goals by Junior forward Yarissa Castro and Senior midfielder Kara Tubb. The ladies then returned home for two modest victories over...

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Senior Spotlight: MC Cheerleading team shares their experience as senior student-athletes

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

Being a student athlete is no easy feat, especially at an institution as rigorous as Maryville College. To be a senior student athlete at MC is to show an extreme dedication to both academics and sports.     To Kayla Weakley, captain of the cheerleading team and four year team member, being an MC senior athlete is the best way to make an impact.     “I’ve grown so much through cheerleading. It’s been a part of me and made me into the person I am today,” Weakley said. “Someone’s always going to be looking up to you as a senior and as an athlete, and I think that’s a huge reason to be an athlete— to be a role model.”     Being an athlete from high school to college is a transition that can be difficult, yet rewarding. The responsibilities that come with...

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Scots crush the Pride of Greensboro

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

 The Scots football team crushed Greensboro College, home of the Pride on Saturday, Sept. 30 with an impressive score of 48-6.     Maryville is now 3-2, while the Pride is ranked 1-3. Greensboro College is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, which is the third largest city in the state.     After their 10 point loss to N.C. Wesleyan on Sept. 23, the Scots stepped up their game during the first quarter against the Pride. Within the first five minutes of the game, Trey Melton picked up a fumble and quickly made his way towards the end zone. The second touchdown, made by Caine Adamson, happened two minutes before the end of the first quarter. Andrew Tanner, the field goal kicker, was unable to get the extra points for these touchdowns.     “The preparation [for this game] wasn’t that different, but the energy...

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