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March 21, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball player Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) has been named to the all-Region IV Division II District A first team and all-Arrowhead Conference second team for his play this season.
 

Wickert, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard, tied for the team lead in scoring this season at 13.8 points per game. He also finished first on the team in field goal percentage (50 percent), 3-point percentage (38 percent), free throw...

March 21, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball player Marysa Remick (ROWVA) has been named to the all-Region IV Division II District L second team for her play this season.
 

Remick, a 5-foot-10 freshman forward, averaged team highs of 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Chargers this season. She also tied for second on the team in steals (24) and blocks (13). She recorded two double-doubles and reached double figures in scoring in 16 of...

March 20, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball game scheduled for today against Southeastern Iowa at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. April 25.
 

Also, the Sandburg softball games scheduled for today at John Wood and March 22 at Elgin have been postponed. Makeup dates for both have yet to be announced.
 

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March 19, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Spoon River has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. A makeup date has yet to be announced.

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March 11, 2013
PENSACOLA, Fla.—The Carl Sandburg College softball team knocked out 18 hits and defeated Florissant Valley (Mo.) 8-2 on Sunday during its Spring Break trip for its first win of the season.

 

Trailing 2-0 after two innings, the Chargers went ahead with two runs in the fifth, then scored three in the sixth and two in the seventh. Freshman Hannah Johnson (Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central) reached base in all four plate appearances, going 2 for 2 with two...

March 11, 2013
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—After opening its season Saturday with a sweep of Westmoreland County (Pa.), the Carl Sandburg College baseball was shut out in a pair of contests Sunday.

 

The Chargers (2-2) held Westmoreland County to just nine hits in Saturday’s doubleheader while knocking out 15 hits of their own. Sandburg won the opener 11-1 and took Game 2 7-2.

 

Sophomore Tim Chick (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) tossed a complete game in the...

March 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College softball coach Todd Winkler likes the depth of his team this season, especially where it matters most.
 

“The game of softball is pitching, and last year we didn’t have enough of it,” said Winkler, whose team opens the season Saturday at Jefferson Davis (Ala.) before playing 11 games over the next six days in Pensacola, Fla. “This year I’ll have the luxury of being able to pop somebody else in. We probably can give somebody a...

March 8, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College baseball coach T.J. Lindburg admits his team may not have any superstars, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the Chargers can’t put together a quality season.
 

“We don’t have anybody lineup-wise that’s going to be an all-American, hit double figures in home runs, hit .400-plus,” said Lindburg, in his sixth season as head coach, “but I think we’re going to have a group of guys that is going to be able to play a good, team...

March 4, 2013
GALESBURG—Stark County High School senior Danielle Kenney has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College women’s golf and softball teams.
 

An outfielder for the Rebels’ softball team, Kenney earned first-team all-Lincoln Trail Conference honors as a junior. The 5-foot-2 Kenney qualified last fall for the girls golf Class 1A state tournament, tying for 54th at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur.
 

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March 4, 2013
GALESBURG—Limestone High School senior Megan Hobson has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College softball team.

 

Hobson, a 5-foot pitcher, went 7-9 with a 3.51 ERA in the circle for the Rockets as a junior. She struck out 45 and walked 25 in 91 2/3 innings and helped lead Limestone to a 22-17 record and Class 3A regional title, the Rockets’ first since 2009.
 

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March 4, 2013
GALESBURG—Noble Hampton of Florrisant (Mo.) Hazelwood Central High School and Cameron Wernentin of Bettendorf (Iowa) High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College baseball team.
 

A 6-foot-2, 185-pound infielder and pitcher, Hampton is ranked among the top 50 players in Missouri for the Class of 2013 by Prep Baseball Report. As a junior, he earned all-Suburban North Conference honors, led the league in RBIs and was a Gold Glove...

Feb. 28, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team ended its season with a 71-67 loss to Waubonsee in the Region IV tournament quarterfinals Thursday.
 

The Chargers (9-19) led 53-43 with 13 minutes left before Waubonsee went on a 13-0 run over the next 6:00 to take the lead. Sandburg had two opportunities to tie or take the lead in the final :19 but turned it over on both occasions.
 

Freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) led the...

Feb. 28, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) hit a half court shot at the end of regulation to force overtime, but the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team lost to Black Hawk 70-64 in overtime Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in a Region IV tournament quarterfinal.

 

Coming out of a timeout with 1.2 seconds left in regulation, freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) found Wickert along the right baseline. Wickert...

Feb. 25, 2013
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team ended the regular season with an 85-62 Arrowhead Conference loss Saturday at Kishwaukee.

 

The Chargers (19-11, 6-6) trailed 41-30 at halftime and shot 27 percent for the contest while the Kougars shot 65 percent from the floor.

 

Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) scored a team-leading 14 points and was one of four Chargers in double figures. Sophomore guard Zach Grover (...

Feb. 21, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled for today at Kishwaukee have been postponed to Saturday because of anticipated inclement weather. The women’s game will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m.
 

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Feb. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—The times for the Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled for Thursday at Kishwaukee have been moved up because of anticipated inclement weather.
 

The women’s game will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m. The contests originally were scheduled for 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
 

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Feb. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Black Hawk rallied in the second half to hand the 14th-ranked Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team a 72-64 Arrowhead Conference loss on Sophomore Night on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (19-10, 6-5), who jumped into the NJCAA Division II top 20 rankings earlier in the day, trailed by as much as 10 in the first half but used a 6-0 run in the final 1:13 to go into the locker room down just 35-31.

 

Sandburg...

Feb. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Makenzie Frank (Knoxville) hit five 3-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points in her final home game, but the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team fell to Black Hawk 63-57 on Sophomore Night on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Frank hit four of her 3s in the first half as the Chargers (9-17, 3-8) hit eight total from beyond the arc to take a 33-25 lead into halftime. The Braves, though, rallied to deny Sandburg its...

Feb. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Saturday’s upset of South Suburban helped vault the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team to 14th in the latest NJCAA Division II rankings, which were released Tuesday.
 

It’s the first time the Chargers (19-9 overall, 6-4 Arrowhead Conference) have cracked the top 20 under sixth-year coach Ryan Twaddle and the second time this season they’ve earned votes in the NJCAA poll. Sandburg tied for 21st in the Jan. 29 rankings.
 

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Feb. 18, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball was unable to pick up its third straight win after falling 60-57 to South Suburban on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Freshman forward Destini Bollinger (Astoria) and sophomore guard Makenzie Frank (Knoxville) each scored 13 to lead the Chargers (9-16), who led 29-27 at halftime. Freshman forward Lexa Mahr (Macomb) added 12 points, and freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) scored 11 for Sandburg...

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