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Nov. 10, 2012
INA—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Haley Bolliger shattered the school record at the NJCAA Division I national meet Saturday at Rend Lake College.

 

Bolliger, a freshman from Tremont, finished the 5-kilometer race in 19 minutes, 47.3 seconds to place 42nd out of 295 runners. Bolliger’s time broke the previous record of 20:04 set by Jessica Hanson at the 2007 national meet, which took place on the same course.

 

Sandburg’s...

Nov. 10, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team had six players score in double figures in a 97-77 victory over Iowa Wesleyan JV on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ home opener.

 

The Tigers scored the first three points of the second half to tie the game at 38-38, but Sandburg (3-1) pulled ahead for good with a 24-6 burst that made it 62-44 with 11 minutes, 47 seconds to go.

 

“I thought the difference in the...

Nov. 10, 2012
GALESBURG—Waubonsee’s Emma Darby hit a game-winning layup with one-tenth of a second left to hand the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 59-58 loss on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ home opener.
 

Darby’s shot came after freshman Kaylee Moseley (Rockridge) hit a 3-pointer with :12.6 left to give Sandburg (0-2) a 58-57 lead. The Chargers deflected a pass to Darby on the low block in the final seconds, but the ball bounced...

Nov. 9, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross county school records could be in jeopardy at the NJCAA Division I national meet Saturday morning at Rend Lake College in Ina.

 

Both Sandburg runners who qualified for nationals — Haley Bolliger in the women’s race and Derek Foley in the men’s race — are well within striking distance of their respective marks.

 

Bolliger, a freshman from Tremont, came a second away at the Region IV...

Nov. 9, 2012
KEOKUK, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened its season with a 54-46 loss at Southeastern (Iowa) on Thursday night.

 

Freshman forward Marysa Remick led the Chargers (0-1) with nine points, and sophomore guard Makenzie Frank tallied eight points off the bench. Sandburg trailed 24-17 at halftime.

 

“We played a very nice game for the first time out with 11 first-year players but couldn’t buy a basket for most of the...

Nov. 8, 2012
CLINTON, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team picked up its second straight victory with a 78-66 win at Clinton on Wednesday.

 

The Chargers (2-1) were led by 17 points from sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) and 14 points from sophomore guard Zach Grover (Macomb, Ill./Macomb). Freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) added 12 points for Sandburg, which shot 9 of 10 from the free-throw line.

 

The...

Nov. 6, 2012
GALESBURG—With 11 freshmen on the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team’s roster, Chargers coach Mike Bailey is entering this season with an open mind and a team that likes to play in the open court.

 

“They run, they pass and they shoot, and it’s kind of no holds barred,” said Bailey, in his sixth season as Sandburg’s coach. “It should be an interesting style and fun style to watch.”

 

The Chargers begin their season at 6 p.m. Thursday...

Nov. 5, 2012
OTTUMWA, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team picked up its first victory of the season with an 85-55 win over William Penn JV on Saturday in the Indian Hills Classic.

 

The Chargers (1-1) were led by 14 points apiece from freshman forwards Mitch Wendling and Aaron Powers. Freshman guard Juwan Hubbard added 11 points, and fellow freshman guard Anthony Misuraca scored 10 for Sandburg, which led 39-25 at halftime and forced 34 turnovers in the...

Nov. 5, 2012
OTTUMWA, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team lost its season opener 109-84 to No. 5-ranked Indian Hills on Friday as part of the Indian Hills Classic.
 

Sophomore guard Seth Wickert scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Chargers (0-1). Sophomore forward Marvin Nunn and freshman forward Aaron Powers each scored 16, and freshman forward Mitch Wendling added 10 points for Sandburg, which shot 44 percent from the field and had nine players...

Nov. 2, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College volleyball player Caitlyn Godfrey has been named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team for the second straight season.

 

Godfrey, a 6-foot middle hitter from Princeville, led the Chargers this season with 393 kills and 70 solo blocks. She also finished with team highs in kills per set, attack attempts and aces. She was second on the Chargers in attack percentage and fourth in digs.

 

Godfrey was named to the All-...

Nov. 1, 2012
GALESBURG—The fourth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Athletic Reunion will take place Nov. 10 at John Lewis Gymnasium during the Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams’ home opener.

 

All Sandburg alumni and friends are invited to attend and participate in the reunion activities. Alumni check-in begins at noon, followed by the Chargers women’s game against Waubonsee at 1 p.m., the men’s game against Wright at 3 p.m. and an alumni...

Nov. 1, 2012
GALESBURG—Plenty of new faces on his roster means Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball coach Ryan Twaddle will be preaching patience during the initial weeks of the season for the Chargers.
 

“We’re pretty young,” said Twaddle, entering his sixth season as Sandburg’s coach. “We’ve got 12 freshmen and three sophomores, so we understand it will be more of a process with this team early on rather than having a bunch of returners who can pick up everything...

Nov. 1, 2012
FREEPORT—Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-best 17 kills and six blocks, but the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team ended its season with a 25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 loss at Highland on Wednesday in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.

 

The Chargers (14-18) never trailed in the second set to even the match at a set apiece, but Highland used a 5-0 run in the third and a 7-1 stretch in the fourth to put the match away.

 

Godfrey, who had...

Oct. 30, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College volleyball player Caitlyn Godfrey has been voted to the all-Region IV Division II District A team.

 

Godfrey, a 6-foot middle hitter from Princeville, leads the Chargers this season in kills (376), kills per set (3.62), attack attempts (695), aces (38) and solo blocks (64). She’s also second on the team with a .393 attack percentage and her 132 digs rank fourth.

 

“This was a goal of mine going into this season...

DIXON—Carl Sandburg College cross country members Haley Bolliger and Derek Foley each qualified for the NJCAA Division I national championships at Saturday’s Region IV championship at Sauk Valley Community College.

 

Bolliger (below, left), a freshman from Tremont, finished fourth in the 5-kilometer women’s race after crossing the finish line in 20 minutes, 5 seconds. She was 58 seconds behind champion Ali Proffitt of College of DuPage. Foley (below, right), a sophomore from...

Oct. 25, 2012
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team closed its regular season with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-21 loss at 16th-ranked Kishwaukee on Tuesday in Arrowhead Conference action.

 

Freshman setter Lexa Mahr led the Chargers with 26 assists and five digs, and sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had team-highs of 10 kills and two blocks for Sandburg.

 

Freshman outside hitter Courtney Learned added six kills and sophomore outside hitter Mercedes...

Oct. 22, 2012
KANKAKEE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 2-1 to Kankakee on Monday in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.
 

Kankakee scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 36th minute after Sandburg defender Connor Benson was called for a handball in the box.
 

“There was nobody really around him, and he went to kick it and the ball popped straight up and hit his hand,” Chargers coach Allen Eskridge said. “It was...

BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team qualified for the NJCAA Division II national tournament for the third time in four years after finishing second at the Region IV tournament Oct. 6 at PrairieView Golf Course.
 

The Chargers shot 951 for the three-day tournament, edging Elgin by one shot for the second and final national-qualifying spot. Black Hawk won the tournament with a three-day total of 916. Black Hawk’s Cody Bender was the medalist with a 224.
 

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Oct. 17, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up a much-needed victory and raised money for a much-needed cause Wednesday night at John Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers beat Black Hawk 25-19, 11-25, 26-24, 25-13 in an Arrowhead Conference match and donated proceeds from their Pink Out Night to Braves coach Mary Davis, a breast cancer survivor who is now battling bone cancer.
 

Sandburg (13-11, 6-5) used a 7-0 run to take control of...

Oct. 17, 2012
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team evened its Arrowhead Conference record with a 26-24, 15-25, 25-19, 21-25, 18-16 victory at Illinois Valley on Tuesday night.

 

Freshman setter Lexa Mahr had 35 assists, 11 kills, six digs and an ace for the Chargers (12-11, 5-5), and sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone notched 10 kills and 11 digs.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-leading 17 kills along with four blocks...

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