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April 1, 2013
MONMOUTH—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team opened its spring season with a fifth-place finish at the Fighting Scots Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course.

 

The Chargers shot 307 and were in fifth place after Friday’s opening round and remained there after shooting 312 on Saturday for a 619 total in the nine-team tournament. Illinois Wesleyan won the event after totaling a 5-over-par 573.

 

Freshman Joey...

April 1, 2013
SOUTH HOLLAND—The Carl Sandburg College softball team pounded out 12 hits in a 7-1 victory over South Suburban before being held to two in an 8-0 loss on Saturday to split a nonconference doubleheader.

 

Leading 1-0 after two innings, the Chargers scored two runs in each of the middle three frames to blow open Game 1. Freshman outfielder Hannah Johnson (Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central) and sophomore pitcher Brooke Howard (Farmington) each had two hits...

April 1, 2013
CANTON—The Carl Sandburg College softball team allowed just two runs on nine hits in a doubleheader sweep of Spoon River on Friday. The Chargers won the opener 6-0 and took Game 2 4-2.

 

Sophomore pitcher Brooke Howard (Farmington) tossed a six-hit shutout to lead Sandburg in Game 1. She struck out three and didn’t issue a walk. The Chargers jumped to an early lead, plating three in the first inning and another in the second. Sophomore outfielder Lindsey...

April 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team opened the Arrowhead Conference season with a pair of losses to Sauk Valley on Saturday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Chargers (4-7, 0-2) dropped the opener 5-3 and Game 2 4-1.

 

Sophomore outfielder Don Giamanco (St. Louis/Mehlville) led the Chargers at the plate in Game 1 by going 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs. Sophomore Tim Chick (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth) allowed five runs (...

April 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball lost both games of a doubleheader Friday against Joliet, dropping Game 1 2-0 and the nightcap 4-2 at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

 

Freshman left-hander Zach Zwenger (Glendale, Mo./Hazelwood West) allowed only two runs in seven innings, but the Chargers’ bats were held to only a single by freshman outfielder Josh Wade (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell Central), who also drew two walks....

March 28, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team lost 3-1 and 11-3 to Highland on Thursday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex on Thursday as the Chargers opened the Arrowhead Conference season.
 

Playing for the first time since March 15 and at home for the first time this season, the Chargers (4-12, 0-2) were held to two hits in the opener. Sandburg scored its lone run on Lindsay Lippert’s sixth-inning single. Sophomore pitcher...

March 26, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s Arrowhead Conference doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Kishwaukee has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. The games will be made up at 3 p.m. April 15.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is a home doubleheader at 3 p.m. Thursday against Highland at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

 

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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...

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