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April 22, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team extended its winning streak to five games by sweeping a nonconference doubleheader with Spoon River on Saturday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Chargers routed Spoon River 16-0 in the opener and won Game 2 3-2 in eight innings.

 

Lindsay Lippert opened the eighth-inning rally by reaching on catcher’s interference and moved up to third before Kaylee Moseley delivered a walk-off...

April 22, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team dropped both games of a nonconference doubleheader with McHenry on Sunday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Chargers lost the opener 6-2 and fell 11-10 in Game 2.

 

Sandburg (14-18) came up short in Game 2 despite knocking out 14 hits. Josh Swank led the Chargers offensively by going 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs, including a solo home run in the third. Connor Shaw also drove in two...

April 22, 2013
MOLINE—Carl Sandburg College pitchers surrendered just six runs on 12 hits for the afternoon, but the Chargers lost a pair of Arrowhead Conference games at Black Hawk on Saturday, falling 5-1 in Game 1 and 1-0 in Game 2.

 

Sandburg (14-16, 5-7) struck first in the opener on Andrew Sprenke’s single in the first inning to plate Billy King. It remained that way until Black Hawk scored four in the fifth and added another run in the sixth against starting...

April 22, 2013
CHAMPAIGN—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team held on in Game 2 to earn a split with Parkland on Friday. The Chargers lost the opener 12-1 in five innings before beating the Cobras 9-7 in the nightcap.

 

Sandburg (14-14) stormed to an 9-3 lead through its half of the fourth inning in Game 2. The bottom of the order did most of the damage for the Chargers as 6-7-8 batters Connor Shaw, Travis Windsor and Lucas Giertz combined for seven RBIs. Shaw drove...

April 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Winners of the 24th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards were honored at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Student Center on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg.
 

Winners were selected in three divisions: elementary (first through fifth grade), intermediate (sixth through 12th grade) and adult. Contest winners were invited to read their poems and accepted their certificates and prizes that were donated by Sandburg. All winning poems...

April 18, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s Arrowhead Conference home doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today against Sauk Valley has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. The games have been rescheduled for 3 p.m. April 25.
 

Sandburg (20-16, 8-4) has won 10 of its last 11 games and is 13-3 in April.
 

Carl Sandburg College softball schedule

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April 17, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s Arrowhead Conference doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Kishwaukee has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. A makeup date has yet to be announced.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is at 3 p.m. Friday at Parkland.
 

Carl Sandburg College baseball schedule
 

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April 17, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team’s Arrowhead Conference match scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Bracken Country Club has been postponed because of unplayable conditions and rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 30.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled event is an Arrowhead match hosted by Illinois Valley at 1:30 p.m. April 19 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle.
 

Carl Sandburg College men’s golf schedule
 

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April 17, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s home doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today against John Wood has been canceled because of anticipated inclement weather.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at 3 p.m. Thursday against Sauk Valley at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. Sandburg (20-16, 8-4) has won 10 of its last 11 games and is 13-3 in April.
 

Carl Sandburg College...

April 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s pitching staff tossed 18 scoreless innings as the Chargers swept an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader with Highland on Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. Sandburg (13-13, 5-5) won the opener 2-0 and took the nightcap 1-0 in 11 innings to even its overall and conference records.
 

Starter Brendan Butrimas tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings to lead the Chargers in the opener. The...

April 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College choir will host a visit by award-winning composer Mark Woodward on April 18-19 for the premiere of his new work, “The Cleverness of You,” which was commissioned to Woodward by the College and features lyrics by Sandburg student Jessica Froelich.
 

A reception to honor Woodward and Froelich will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at Covenant Church of Galesburg, 665 W. Dayton St. The Sandburg choir’s spring concert will...

April 16, 2013
GALESBURG—ROWVA High School’s Haylee Swanson and Galva High School’s Alex Strom have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team.
 

Swanson, a 5-foot-6 guard, earned second-team all-Lincoln Trail Conference honors for the Tigers during her senior season as she helped lead ROWVA to a 15-13 overall record.
 

Strom, a 5-10 forward who also will play for the Chargers’ volleyball team, finished with more than 1...

April 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s Arrowhead Conference doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Illinois Valley has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. A makeup date has yet to be announced.
 

The Chargers host John Wood at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex to kick off a stretch of four home doubleheaders in four days. Sandburg (20-16, 8-4) has won 10 of its last 11 games and is 13-3...

April 16, 2013
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College softball team continued its hot streak by sweeping an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Monday at Kishwaukee. The Chargers scored four eighth-inning runs to win the opener 9-5 in extra innings and shut out the Kougars 6-0 in Game 2.

 

A four-run fifth in Game 1 gave Sandburg (20-16, 8-4) a 5-3 lead, but Kishwaukee added one in the sixth and forced extras with a run in the bottom of the seventh. The Chargers came right back,...

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Alaskan Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman will lead a writers workshop at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Barn, 313 E. Third St., during the Sandburg Days festival for the mind.
 

The workshop, “Four Writing Prompts: The Beginning of Four New Stories or Poems,” will help participants start with the writing of four new pieces and develop strategies for beginning many more. The session is open to writers of all levels and...

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Poetry Slam founder and creator Marc Smith will lead the seventh annual Rootabaga Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19 at 156 East banquet facility, located at 156 E. Main St., Galesburg. Top “slammers” from across the Midwest are expected to compete for cash prizes totaling $350.
 

There is no entry fee to compete. Admission is free, but freewill offerings will be accepted. Refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available. For...

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—The Sandburg Days festival for the mind Photography Contest awards reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Sanderson Room of the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.
 

Entries for the contest may be turned in to the Galesburg Public Library through 8 p.m. April 16. A $25 cash prize will be awarded to the local amateur photographer who wins Best of Show, and a $20 gift certificate from The Frame Works will be...

April 15, 2013
MADISON, Wis.—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team had plenty of offensive production but was swept in a doubleheader Sunday at Madison (Wis.) Area Tech, losing 8-6 and 9-11.

 

Eighth- and ninth-place hitters Lucas Giertz and Brett Martinez each drove in a pair in the opener to lead the Chargers (11-13), who led 6-3 after their half of the third before surrendering five unanswered runs. Starter Zach Zwenger allowed eight runs (six earned) on nine hits...

April 15, 2013
FREEPORT—After failing to hold a seventh-inning lead in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Highland, the Carl Sandburg College baseball team came from behind late in Game 2 to win 4-2 and earn an Arrowhead Conference split with the Cougars.

 

The Chargers (11-13, 3-5) trailed 2-1 in Game 2 before tying the game in the sixth inning on Travis Windsor’s single that scored Blake Durflinger, who led off with a triple. Josh Wade broke the tie with a...

April 15, 2013
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College softball team went 3-1 at the Highland East-West tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The Chargers beat Muscatine (Iowa) 1-0 and Moraine Valley 2-0 on Saturday. They then lost 6-3 to Elgin on Sunday before rebounding to beat the Spartans 5-3 to close the tournament.

 

Brooke Howard threw a five-hit shutout in the win over Muscatine. The sophomore struck out only one and didn’t issue a walk. Sandburg scored the game’s lone...

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