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Oct. 26, 2013
GLEN ELLYN—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team continued its run through the Region IV tournament with a 4-3 quarterfinal victory over DuPage on Saturday.

 

The Chargers (15-4-0), who have won three games in the tournament and nine of their last 10 overall, advance to play at Oakton in a semifinal at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Waubsonsee will host Morton in the other semifinal, also at 3 p.m. Saturday. The championship is set for noon Nov. 2.

 

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Oct. 23, 2013
SOUTH HOLLAND—Sophomore Jesse Bathelt’s golden goal with less than 3 minutes left in double overtime lifted the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team to a 3-2 comeback victory Wednesday over South Suburban in the first round of the Region IV tournament.
 

The Chargers (14-4-0), who have won eight of their last nine matches, rallied despite playing a man down at the end of regulation and for the duration of the overtime periods. Sandburg advances to play...

Oct. 23, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team closed its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a 25-16, 25-11, 25-19 sweep of Highland on Wednesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

A trio of sophomores led the Chargers (19-16, 8-4) on the team’s Sophomore Night. Middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) posted a team-high 13 kills, setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) handed out 30 assists and outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) added eight kills in addition to a team-...

Oct. 23, 2013
MALTA—Kishwaukee completed a season sweep of the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team by topping the Chargers 25-15, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday in Arrowhead Conference action.

 

Sandburg (18-16, 7-4) was led sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb), who posted 14 assists along with five kills. Freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer had a team-best 16 digs for the Chargers. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) had a team-leading seven kills, and freshman...

Oct. 21, 2013
PEORIA—Sophomore Haley Bolliger finished 16th in the women’s race and broke her own 6-kilometer school record as the Carl Sandburg College cross country teams closed the regular season at the Bradley Pink Classic on Friday at Newman Golf Course.
Bolliger’s time of 23 minutes, 36 seconds shattered her previous mark of 24:12, which she set three weeks earlier at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.

 

“Haley is making outstanding progress as we near the...

Oct. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team picked up its first ever playoff victory with a 6-2 defeat of Kankakee on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.
 

The Chargers (13-4-0), who lost to Kankakee in the first round last year, advance to play at South Suburban at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The win was Sandburg’s seventh in its last eight matches.
 

The Chargers jumped to a 3-0...

Oct. 17, 2013
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team completed a season sweep of Black Hawk by beating the Braves 25-16, 26-24, 25-17 on Wednesday night in Arrowhead Conference play.

 

The Chargers (17-12, 7-3) had a balanced attack that was led by seven kills from sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge). Freshman middle hitter Rachel Barr (Mendota), sophomore outside hitter Lorren Newingham (Pittsfield) and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) each...

Oct. 12, 2013
BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team qualified for its second straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament and fourth in the last five years by finishing second in the Region IV tournament Saturday at PrairieView Golf Club.
 

The Chargers shot 318 as a team Saturday to leapfrog past Lake County, which entered with a three-stroke lead on Sandburg for the second and final national-qualifying spot. Sandburg finished with a three-round...

Oct. 12, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team clinched the Region IV Champions Division title with an 8-2 victory over Richard J. Daley on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

The championship is the first of any kind in program history and extended the Chargers’ winning streak to six games. Sandburg (12-3, 6-1) jumped to a 4-0 lead 27 minutes into the contest.
 

“I couldn’t be more proud of our guys,” Chargers interim coach...

Oct. 11, 2013
BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team is in fourth place after Thursday’s opening round of the Region IV tournament at PrairieView Golf Club. The Chargers shot 323 as a team and are three shots behind Lake County for second place.
 

The top two teams in the tournament qualify for the NJCAA Division II tournament, which will take place in May. Sandburg is in search of its second straight trip to nationals and fourth in the last five years....

Oct. 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team had its three-match Arrowhead Conference winning streak snapped with a 26-24, 14-25, 25-21, 25-22 loss to Illinois Valley on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers (15-12, 6-3) got a team-leading 14 kills and two aces from sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) but were unable to answer a hard-hitting attack by the Eagles (19-9, 7-3). Sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (...

Oct. 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team picked up its fifth straight victory with a 4-0 win over Western Illinois Club on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

The Chargers (11-3) jumped to a 3-0 halftime lead. Sophomore Francis Fiemawhle opened the scoring when he finished off a corner kick from freshman Nitram Senderos in the seventh minute. Freshmen Jake Kirchoff-Sleet and Lawson Crider connected with each other for the Chargers’ next two...

Oct. 9, 2013
LINCOLN—Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) and sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) each had 11 kills as the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team defeated Lincoln 25-21, 26-24, 15-25, 25-20 in a nonconference match Tuesday night.

 

The victory was the sixth in the last seven matches for the Chargers (15-11), who also got nine kills and a team-best 28 assists from sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) and a team-leading 28 digs from...

Oct. 7, 2013
PALATINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team surpassed its win total from last season by winning two out of three matches during Saturday’s Harper Invite.

 

The Chargers (14-11) opened the tournament with a 25-15, 25-12, 25-7 sweep of McHenry. Sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) had a team-best nine kills and sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) added seven. Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 20 assists while freshman Andi...

Oct. 7, 2013
KANKAKEE—Freshmen Lawson Crider and Brandyn Murray teamed up on both goals for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team in Saturday’s 2-1 Region IV Champions Division victory at Kankakee.
 

Murray found Crider in the 11th minute to get the Chargers (10-3, 5-1) on the board. Crider then returned the favor in the 27th minute, feeding Murray for what proved to be the game-winning goal.
 

The game was delayed for an hour in the second half...

Oct. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—The PrairieView Classic, which was scheduled for this afternoon at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron and was to include the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team, has been canceled because of unplayable conditions.
 

The Chargers close the fall season with the Region IV tournament Oct. 10-12 at PrairieView. The top two teams in the tournament will qualify for the NJCAA Division II national tournament in May. Sandburg was runner-up at last year’s...

Oct. 3, 2013
KEWANEE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won its third straight Arrowhead Conference match and second in as many nights with a 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 25-13 victory at Black Hawk East on Wednesday.
 

The Chargers (12-10, 6-2), who also beat the Warriors in four sets in their previous meeting Sept. 10, got a team-high 14 kills along with 10 digs from sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge). Freshmen back row specialists Justine Bodenhamer (...

Oct. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team won its third straight game and eighth in its last nine matches with a 3-1 Region IV Champions Division victory over Kishwaukee on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

The Chargers (9-3, 4-1) got on the board when freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet scored following a throw-in from freshman Jalen Jones. Sandburg, which outshot the Kougars 14-6, took a 2-0 lead into intermission after sophomore Jesse Bathelt...

Oct. 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened the second half of the Arrowhead Conference season with a 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Sauk Valley on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Lorren Newingham (Pittsfield) paced a balanced attack for the Chargers (11-10, 5-2) with 11 kills. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay added 10 kills, sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) picked up nine kills and...

Oct. 1, 2013
MONMOUTH—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team swept Monmouth JV 25-11, 25-7, 25-9 on Monday in a nonconference match for its fifth win in its last seven matches.

 

Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 20 assists, four kills and three aces for the Chargers in the victory. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) posted a team-best nine kills, and freshman middle hitter Rachel Barr (Mendota) added five kills for Sandburg.

 

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