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Oct. 2, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team couldn’t hang on to an early lead and lost to Highland 15-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-15 on Tuesday in an Arrowhead Conference match at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (7-7, 2-5), backed by three kills apiece from freshman setter Lexa Mahr and freshman outside hitter Courtney Learned, raced to a 15-8 advantage and easily won the first set. Sandburg had leads in each of the next three sets but saw the Cougars...

Oct. 1, 2012
BYRON—Nick Gustafson finished second individually and the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team placed third overall in the 18-team PrarieView Classic on Friday.

 

The Chargers shot 311 as a team, finishing four shots behind champion and host Black Hawk and three shots behind runner-up College of DuPage. Gustafson fired an even-par 72 and came up three strokes behind medalist Ryan Schlueter of Black Hawk.

 

“Nick has been Mr. Steady all year...

Sept. 27, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team swept Elgin 25-21, 25-10, 25-15 on Thursday night in nonconference action at John Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers (7-6) used a 7-1 spurt in the first set to go ahead for good at 17-11 and pulled away in the second set by winning 11 of 13 points for an 18-7 advantage. Sandburg trailed 12-10 in the third before taking 11 of the next 12 for a lasting lead.
 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn...

Sept. 26, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost to Kishwaukee 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 in an Arrowhead Conference match Wednesday night at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Kougars used runs of 6-0 and 7-0 to run away with the first set. After the Chargers (6-6, 2-4) tied the second set at 13-13, Kishwaukee grabbed control by taking five of the next six points. The Kougars had leads of 7-1 and 19-9 in the third set, but Sandburg clawed to within three points...

Sept. 26, 2012
GALESBURG—Two hundred pounds of the Beecher variety of pennycress seed obtained from Pennycress Energy, located in the Galesburg Sustainable Business Center, were planted Monday in Carl Sandburg College’s 20-acre field adjacent to the Main Campus in Galesburg.
 

The seed, which will be used for biodiesel, was blended with fertilizer from the Riverland FS service center in Maquon, which also spread the seed. Sandburg alumnus John Hennenfent, a Carl Sandburg...

Sept. 25, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team saw its winning streak end at four games with a 2-1 loss to Harry S. Truman on Tuesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

The Chargers (4-2, 3-1 Region IV Champions Division) opened the scoring with a beautiful goal by sophomore Kevin Aka. Aka took a long lob from Gerardo Ayala off one bounce and lofted it over the Falcons’ keeper from 30 yards out in the 11th minute for a 1-0 advantage.
 

“I...

Sept. 25, 2012
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up a 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-15 Arrowhead Conference victory at Black Hawk on Tuesday.

 

The Chargers (6-5, 2-3) racked up 14 aces as a team, including five by sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone and four from freshman outside hitter Lorren Newingham.

 

Sazone was also one of the key components in a balanced Sandburg attack. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-high 10...

Sept. 25, 2012
GALESBURG—Cody Reiber’s hard work in the offseason is paying off in his sophomore season with the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.

 

A product of ROWVA High School, Reiber has won medalist honors in three of Sandburg’s six tournaments this fall, including Saturday’s Charger Classic at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

“Over the summer I worked (at Lake Bracken) every day, so I played it a lot and really got to know the course,” said Reiber,...

Sept. 24, 2012
ROCK ISLAND—The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams competed Friday evening at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday at Saukie Golf Course.

 

Five of the Chargers’ seven runners in the 6-kilometer women’s race posted season-best times, led by freshman Haley Bolliger’s 118th-place finish in 25 minutes, 6 seconds. Other season bests were posted by Sara Pille (190th, 26:10), Lindsay Beach (287th, 27:34), Abbie Billeter (326th, 28:41) and Amber...

Sept. 24, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team ran its winning streak to four games with a 1-0 victory over Kennedy-King College on Saturday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Freshman Sebastian Ramirez scored the match’s lone goal off an assist from sophomore Mario Romero in the 80th minute. Goalkeeper Collin Jeffcoat picked up his third straight shutout in net for Sandburg (4-1, 3-0).

 

"We outplayed them and we just gutted it out,"...

Sept. 24, 2012
GALESBURG—Cody Reiber shot a 1-under-par 70 to take medalist honors and lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team to the title in the Charger Classic on Saturday at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

Sandburg’s Joey Juergens and Chad Hatch each shot 76 to finish fourth and sophomore Nick Gustafson shot a 79 to place 14th. Sophomore Mark Dockstader added an 85 for Sandburg.

 

The Chargers’ team total was a shot away from matching their season...

Sept. 24, 2012
STERLING—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team took third place at the Skyhawk Classic on Friday at Emerald Hills Golf Course.

 

Sandburg and Moraine Valley each shot 320 as a team to tie for third, but the Chargers won a fifth-score tiebreaker as sophomore Cody Reiber’s 85 topped the 94 put up by Moraine Valley’s Dan Dermody.

 

Sophomore Nick Gustafson shot a 4-over-par 76 to lead the Chargers and finish fifth overall. Freshman Joey...

Sept. 19, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost to Illinois Valley 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-18 in Arrowhead Conference action on Wednesday at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (5-5, 1-3) took the opening set after winning the final three points, capped by a block from freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay. But IVCC jumped to an early double-digit lead in the second set, pulled away in the third after the teams were tied at 17-17 and never looked...

Sept. 19, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College’s student enrollment is up over 3 percent for the 2012 fall semester from a year ago, making it one of the few community colleges in the state to show an enrollment increase. Reports of first day enrollment show Sandburg was one of only two community colleges in the state with an increase, and by the 10th day of classes Sandburg was one of just three in the state to enjoy an increase in student enrollment.

 

Sandburg...

Sept. 18, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team beat Lincoln College 19-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 in nonconference action on Tuesday at John Lewis Gymnasium for the Chargers’ fourth win in their last five matches.

 

After dropping the first set, Sandburg (5-4) evened things up by breaking a 19-19 tie and winning the final six points of the second set. That stretch included three kills and a block by freshman middle hitter Caitlin McVay, an ace by...

Sept. 18, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2012 summer session.

 

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). To qualify for the honors list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.

 

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Sept. 18, 2012
LASALLE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team finished 11th in the 22-team Illinois Valley Classic on Friday and Saturday at Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby and Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course in LaSalle.

 

The Chargers shot 644 as a team and missed out on a top-10 finish by one stroke to Waubonsee. Illinois Central won the tournament with a two-day total of 601, beating second-place Black Hawk Gold by seven shots.

 

Sophomore Nick...

Sept. 17, 2012
NORMAL—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships on Friday at Weibring Golf Course.

 

Freshman Haley Bolliger led the Chargers in the 5-kilometer women’s race with a time of 20 minutes, 31 seconds to finish 88th overall. Sophomore Sara Pille placed 126th in 21:33, sophomore Lindsay Beach was 164th in 23:01 and freshman Abbie Billeter finished 181st with a time of 24:16.

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Sept. 17, 2012
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up a pair of wins Friday and Saturday at the Southeastern Invite.

 

The Chargers (4-4) opened with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-15 victory over the host Blackhawks and added a 25-11, 28-26, 25-21 win over Clinton on Friday. Sandburg closed the tournament with a 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 loss to Lake Land on Saturday.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey led the Chargers with 39 total...

Sept. 15, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team won its third straight game and remained unbeaten in division play with a 2-0 victory over Malcolm X College on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

The Chargers (3-1, 2-0) got on the board early when freshman John Fletcher Molchin found sophomore Kevin Aka in fifth minute for Aka’s fourth goal in as many games. Sandburg took a 2-0 lead into halftime after freshman Zach Ziemba took a feed...

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