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April 28, 2014
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College softball team wrapped up its regular season by splitting an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Kishwaukee on Friday. The Chargers dropped the opener 6-5 in eight innings before bouncing back to win Game 2 13-4.


Sandburg (17-27, 8-12) scored in every inning and pounded out 14 hits during its victory in Game 2. Sophomore Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) led the Chargers at the plate, going 4 for 5 with a homer, four RBIs and three...

April 25, 2014
GALESBURG—Winners from the 21st annual Knox-Galesburg Symphony Young Pianists Competition will perform on the 9-foot Steinway concert piano at 10 a.m. April 26 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Galesburg as part of the Music Mornings program.

Also, the Knox-Galesburg Symphony will host a public recital for all winners and honorable mentions at 3 p.m. April 27 in Kresge Recital Hall at Knox College.

Now in its third decade, the Knox-...

April 25, 2014
GALESBURG—Registration is now available for the 12th annual Carl Sandburg College Kids on Campus summer sessions, which will take place Aug. 4-8 at the Main Campus in Galesburg.

This summer enrichment program is offered for students in grades K-6. Sessions take place from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with two classes available in the morning and two in the afternoon on a variety of fun and interactive subjects.

The cost is $79 for two classes for...

April 25, 2014
GALESBURG—Joey Olden of Lincoln High School and De’Andre Alexander and Darius Millican of Springfield Lanphier High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.

A 6-foot guard, Olden averaged seven points and 1.5 rebounds per game as a starter for the Railers, who finished a program-best 34-3, placed second in the Class 3A state tournament, were ranked first in the Class 3A poll and tied Lanphier for the...

April 25, 2014
GALESBURG—Abingdon-Avon High School’s Taylor Cudd has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team.

Cudd, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter, led the Tornadoes with 193 kills and had a 95.6 percent serve percentage during her senior season. She also helped Abingdon-Avon to a 21-11 record and a Class 2A sectional final appearance.

A four-year starter, Cudd was the 2013 Register-Mail player of the year, first-team All-...

April 24, 2014
PORT BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted its lowest score of the spring season as it finished second in an Arrowhead Conference meet Wednesday at Byron Hills Golf Course.


The Chargers shot 315 as a team to take second place by seven shots over Highland and eight over Illinois Valley. Host Black Hawk won the meet with a score of 285. Sandburg is a point back of IVCC for second place in the conference standings with two meets left.


April 24, 2014
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College softball team got big contributions from several players as it picked up an Arrowhead Conference sweep Wednesday, beating Illinois Valley 7-2 and 5-3.


The Chargers (16-26, 7-11) scored twice in the fifth to tie it, once in the sixth to grab the lead and put the game away with a four-run seventh inning. The key hits in the frame were an RBI double by freshman Hannah Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) and a two-run double from...

April 23, 2014
MOLINE—Black Hawk handed the Carl Sandburg College softball team a pair of Arrowhead Conference losses Tuesday, beating the Chargers 8-1 and 14-10.


Sandburg tied Game 1 on an RBI single by Kaylee Moseley (Rockridge) in the top of the fourth, but the Braves scored four two-out runs in their half of the inning to go back ahead. Freshman Megan Hobson (Limestone) held Black Hawk to three earned runs on nine hits in six innings. She struck out three and...

April 22, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team swept an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader against Sauk Valley on Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex, winning 11-1 and 5-4.

Sophomore right-hander Jon Kupfert (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame) led the way for the Chargers (17-18-1, 8-6-1) in their six-inning victory in Game 1, holding the Skyhawks to three singles. Kupfert struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter in going the...

April 22, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College honored the 2014 recipients of its Distinguished Alumnus Award and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at the Alumni Awards Reception on April 15 in the Student Center on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg. Honorable Thomas A. Keith ’87 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Trevor Davies ’06 received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

A circuit judge for the Illinois 10th Judicial Circuit, Keith earned his...

April 16, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team banged out 18 hits as it came back to beat Spoon River 13-10 in a nonconference slugfest on Wednesday afternoon at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

The Chargers (14-14-1) scored the game’s final four runs after the Snappers plated three in the sixth inning to take a 10-9 lead. Freshman Michael Judson (Maryland Heights, Mo./Pattonville) tied it with a single in the sixth, and sophomore...

April 16, 2014
GALESBURG—Galesburg High School senior Tyson Parks IV has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.

A 6-foot forward, Parks averaged 6.9 points on 47 percent shooting and led the Silver Streaks with 7.4 rebounds per contest this past season. His 8.0 rebounds per game in Western Big 6 Conference play were good for second in the league. Parks earned honorable mention All-WB6 honors his senior season, and he was invited...

April 16, 2014
GALESBURG—Due to popular demand, Carl Sandburg College Theatre is taking the unprecedented step of presenting encore performances of its spring play, “Nothing Natural.”

The performances will take place at 7 p.m. April 25-26 in the Fine Arts Theater on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Written and directed by Sandburg assistant professor of theater Susan Sharp, the docudrama recounts the true story of the days before, during and after...

April 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Unplayable conditions have forced the postponement of the Carl Sandburg College baseball and softball teams’ games scheduled for this afternoon.

A makeup date has yet to be announced for the baseball team’s Arrowhead Conference doubleheader originally scheduled for 2 p.m. at home against Black Hawk. The Chargers’ next scheduled game is a nine-inning contest at 3 p.m. Wednesday against Spoon River at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball...

April 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Conservationist and 2013 CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke will give the Commencement address at the 46th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement, and state Rep. Donald Moffitt (R-Gilson) will deliver the address at the 44th annual GED Commencement next month.

The College’s Commencement will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15 in Hegg Auditorium at Galesburg High School, and the GED Commencement will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14...

April 14, 2014
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College softball team dropped a pair of games at the Highland East/West Tournament on Saturday, losing 11-3 to DuPage and 5-3 to Joliet.


Freshman Danielle Kenney (Stark County) had two of the Chargers’ five hits against DuPage and drove in a run. Sophomore shortstop Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) had the other RBI for Sandburg (9-21). Freshman Hannah Mixer took the loss in the circle after allowing nine runs (none earned) in 3 2/3...

April 14, 2014
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team split an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Black Hawk on Saturday, winning the opener 9-2 before the Braves took Game 2 4-1.


It’s the third straight time the Chargers (13-14-1, 6-3-1) have split a league twinbill.


Sandburg jumped to a 6-1 lead in Game 1, scoring three times in both the first and fifth innings. Noble Hampton (Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central), Zach Moss (Imperial, Mo./...

April 11, 2014
CANTON—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team nearly rallied from an early seven-run deficit but fell to Spoon River 10-9 in nonconference action on Thursday.


The Snappers jumped on Chargers starter Adam Staggs (Farmington, Ill./Farmington) to take an 8-1 lead in the first inning. Sandburg (11-12-1) cut its deficit to 8-6 in the fifth on a two-run home run by Ryan Wendt (Red Bud, Ill./Red Bud). After Spoon River added two in its half of the fifth, the...

April 11, 2014
GALESBURG—Sauk Valley swept the Carl Sandburg College softball team for the second time in four days Thursday, beating the Chargers 9-0 and 11-5 in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

Freshman Hannah Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) had three hits for Sandburg in Game 2, and sophomore third baseman Lorren Newingham (Pittsfield) added two hits and a pair of RBIs. The Chargers (9-19, 2-8) trailed 5-0 before...

April 10, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has been named the national champion in the Small Colleges Category of the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education. This is the second straight time and third time overall that Sandburg has been honored as the best in its category, which includes schools with less than 5,000 students. The College also placed in the top 10 of its category for the seventh time in a row.