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Aug. 28, 2013
GALESBURG—Despite a pair of second-half goals, the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 3-2 to Knox on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Charlie Harned scored twice in a 95-second span early in the second half to give the Prairie Fire a 3-0 lead in the 51st minute. The Chargers (0-2-0) got on the board in the 67th minute when freshman Jalen Jones put home a cross from Carlos Viganoni.

 

Freshman Brandyn Murray notched his second...

Aug. 27, 2013
BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team opened its season by taking third in the 12-team PrairieView Preview on Friday at PrairieView Golf Club.

 

The Chargers shot 317 as a team and were led by sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg), who posted a 4-over-par 76. Freshman Austin McDougall III (Pekin) came in with a 77, freshman Dylan Mullins (Metamora) shot 81 and sophomore Patrick Lewis (Williamsfield) added an 83 to round out Sandburg’s team score....

Aug. 27, 2013
SOUTH HOLLAND—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened its season with a 3-3 showing Thursday through Saturday at the South Suburban Invite. After dropping their first two matches, the Chargers (3-3) won three of their final four contests.

 

Sandburg picked up its first victory Friday with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-16 sweep of Prairie State and followed that up with a 25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 16-14 win over Ancilla (Ind.).

 

The Chargers...

Aug. 23, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team couldn’t rally from an early two-goal deficit in a 2-1 loss to Prairie State on Friday at Kleine Equipment Field in the Chargers’ season opener.

 

The Pioneers, Region IV runners-up a season ago, got on the board in the eighth minute when Felipe Garcia da Silva knocked a left-footed shot off the far post and in. Da Silva then converted a penalty kick in the 25th minute after Sandburg’s Connor Benson was...

Aug. 23, 2013
GALESBURG—Despite several new faces, the goal remains the same this season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.
 

“My expectations this season are to return to the national tournament,” Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle said. “This program’s used to performing at national tournaments, and we can get back to that level if we get consistent play out of our freshmen.”
 

Sandburg is coming off its third appearance in four years at the NJCAA...

Aug. 21, 2013
GALESBURG—Genny Stevens, coordinator of student life at Carl Sandburg College, recently was named the central region coordinator for the Illinois Community College Student Activities Association.
 

Stevens was nominated for the position at the ICCSAA’s meeting earlier this summer. She will serve as the point of contact for the organization’s central region, helping to answer questions and relaying information to the ICCSAA board.
 

“This is my...

Aug. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer coach Allen Eskridge learned a lot about restarting a program from scratch.
 

“It takes a whole lot of hard work to have a winning program,” the second-year Chargers coach said. “We had a whole lot of highs and a whole lot of lows last year. I’m hoping we can be a lot more consistent and smart about the way we play our game.”
 

Sandburg finished 5-5-1 overall and 4-3-1 in division play last season...

Aug. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—The Kiwanis Club of Galesburg awarded scholarships through the Carl Sandburg College Foundation to Sandburg students Robyn Cole, Regina Salsman, Amanda Sandrock and John Van Fleet during a luncheon Aug. 13 at the Kensington Ballroom.
 

The Kiwanis Club of Galesburg provides scholarships through the Foundation that are awarded to full-time Carl Sandburg College students who are Galesburg-area high school graduates or Galesburg residents. The...

Aug. 14, 2013
GALESBURG—Todd Winkler has something he hasn’t seen much in his 11 seasons as Carl Sandburg College volleyball coach — a good balance between returning sophomores and incoming freshmen.
 

A year after working with a team of three sophomores and nine newcomers, the 2013 Chargers boast six returning players and seven freshmen.
 

“This is one of those years it just happened to work out,” Winkler said. “I don’t think I’ve probably had that two...

Aug. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—Six runners have signed to compete for the Carl Sandburg College cross country teams this fall.
 

Bayleigh Harrison of Knoxville high School, Chrissy Kokjohn of Clinton (Iowa) Prince of Peace High School, Marisa Miller of Galesburg High School and Tessa Vowels of St. Joseph-Ogden High School have signed to run for the Chargers women’s cross country team.
 

Harrison was a Class 1A sectional qualifier in all four of her seasons with the...

Aug. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—Leah Pence of Illini West High School has signed to play next season with the Carl Sandburg College softball team. Pence, a 5-foot-11 third baseman, helped the Chargers to a 22-8 record last spring during her senior season.
 

Pence joins a Chargers squad that finished 29-23 overall and 12-8 in the Arrowhead Conference in 2013. Sandburg at one point won 16 of 17 games and reached as high as No. 20 in the NJCAA Division II rankings.
 

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July 31, 2013
GALESBURG—Austin McDougall of Pekin High School has signed to play next season with the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team. McDougall averaged 38 per nine holes last fall during his senior season with the Dragons.
 

Sandburg last season made its third appearance in four years at the NJCAA Division II national tournament and tied for 12th at the event, the best finish in program history. The Chargers open their fall season Aug. 30 with the Highland “36”...

July 29, 2013
GALESBURG—Former Carl Sandburg College men's golfer Cody Reiber won the 2013 Galesburg Men's All-City golf tournament title by shooting a 4-over-par 76 on Sunday at Soangetaha Country Club to claim the championship by four strokes. Reiber finished the tournament with a four-day total of 290 and didn't relinquish the top spot after leading by a shot at the end of the second round.

 

Reiber played for the Chargers from 2011-2013, earning All-Arrowhead...

July 26, 2013
GALESBURG—Openings are still available for the Carl Sandburg College cosmetology program’s fall semester. Space in the program is limited, so prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
 

Sandburg offers a certificate program designed to prepare students to become licensed cosmetologists in Illinois. The program utilizes teaching methods created by the international hair and beauty company Pivot Point. This unique system provides high...

July 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Galesburg High School graduate Kenzie Payton has signed to run next season for the Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country team.
 

Payton, a 2010 graduate of GHS, previously ran for the women’s track and field team at Monmouth College. A four-year member of the track and field team at GHS, she was part of the school record-setting 4x400-meter relay team that placed third at the 2009 Class 2A state meet and the 4x200 relay that also finished...

July 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Ryan Ballard and Dylan Mullins of Metamora High School and Bryer Anderson of Farmington High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.
 

Ballard earned second-team All-Mid-Illini Conference honors as a senior with the Redbirds, helping them to a second-place finish in the league. He also finished third overall at the Class 2A regional as Metamora finished second and advanced to sectionals. Ballard placed...

July 16, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College recently received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support the Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition.
 

The majority of the funds will be used for instructional books and materials for training volunteer tutors. The foundation also allows $500 for transportation expenses to go directly to enrolled adult learners.
 

The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition provides trained...

July 16, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College recently received a $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to assist with summer reading programs for Warren County-area children who have recently immigrated to the United States.
 

Enrolled children will receive incentives such as T-shirts, book bags and Dairy Queen gift cards along with books and materials selected for their individual reading needs.
 

The grant will support children...

July 9, 2013
GALESBURG— The Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound summer program will have an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 in the Building D lobby on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

Students at the open house will showcase work they’ve done through their summer program classes. The 65 students in the program have taken college visits to Western Illinois University, Robert Morris University and Augustana College so far this summer....

July 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will offer a new biofuels manufacturing technology program starting with the 2013 fall semester.
 

The two-year Associate in Applied Science program is funded by the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) and is intended for persons who desire to become professional technicians qualified for employment in the renewable energy and/or manufacturing sectors. The program will prepare graduates for employment as operators or...

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