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March 9, 2015
BREWTON, Ala. — The Carl Sandburg College softball team dropped the first two games of its season Sunday, losing 8-4 and 4-0 at Jefferson Davis (Ala.).

 

The Chargers (0-2) jumped to a 1-0 lead in the opener when sophomore Hannah Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the fourth. Jefferson Davis, though, tied it in the bottom of the inning and erupted for seven runs in the fifth. Sandburg plated three in the sixth...

March 9, 2015
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team began its season by splitting four games on the opening weekend of its Spring Break trip. After dropping a pair of contests Saturday, the Chargers posted a 6-1 victory over Montgomery (Md.) and a 10-0 rout of Penn State Mont Alto on Sunday.

 

Sandburg managed just four hits against Montgomery but was able to take advantage of three errors. The Chargers (2-2) scored twice in the first inning and...

March 6, 2015
GALESBURG — This time a year ago, Jake Tenhouse just wanted to make sure he was calling his players by the right name. Now the Carl Sandburg College baseball coach wants to make sure the Chargers’ opponents know the name of the team they’re facing.
 

Hired less than two weeks before the start of the 2014 campaign, Tenhouse now has had time to implement bigger plans for the Chargers as he enters his second season. Sandburg opens its season with eight games...

March 5, 2015
GALESBURG — A dozen freshmen equals a fresh start for the Carl Sandburg College softball team.
 

With 12 new faces on the 19-player roster, 11th-year Chargers coach Todd Winkler said he likes the potential of this season’s squad, but potential also requires patience.
 

“If we come together, we can be a pretty darn good team,” Winkler said. “It’s just a matter of how well that happens and how quickly that can happen.”
 

Sandburg...

March 5, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball player Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) has been voted by league coaches to the All-Arrowhead Conference second team for his play this season.
 

A 6-foot-2 guard, Gooden led the Chargers in scoring at 12.2 points per game behind his strong shooting from beyond the arc. His 83 total 3-pointers were tied for eighth in NJCAA Division II, and he shot 40.5 percent from 3-point range while averaging a...

March 4, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball players Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) and McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) have been named to the All-Arrowhead Conference second team and All-Region IV Division II District L second team for their outstanding play this season.
 

Isenhour, a 5-foot-10 sophomore forward, started all 25 games and led the Chargers in rebounding (7.9 per game) and shooting (49.5 percent). She...

March 4, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is seeking entries for the 26th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Competition. The contest is open to the general public, and poems will be judged in three categories: elementary, (1st-5th grade), intermediate (6th-12th grade) and adult.

 

Winners will be recognized at the Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.,...

March 3, 2015
GALESBURG — Morgan Newton of Erie High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team.
 

Newton improved her nine-hole average each of the past three seasons, posting a 46.0 average as a senior last fall. She helped the Cardinals advanced to sectionals the past two seasons, and she finished third overall at the Class A Galena Regional as a senior.
 

Erie won back-to-back Three Rivers Conference...

March 3, 2015
GALESBURG — Ethan Williamson of Canton High School and Colin Price of Illini Central High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.
 

Price’s career-low while with the Cougars was 81, and he was a two-time Class 1A sectional qualifier in his high school career. Williamson was a Class 2A qualifier this past fall during his senior season with the Little Giants.
 

Both join a Chargers program that will...

Feb. 28, 2015
ELGIN — Hot-shooting Waubonsee jumped to an early lead and ended the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team’s season with a 75-54 loss Saturday night in the semifinals of the Region IV tournament.
 

The second-seeded Chiefs (19-12) advance to face No. 4 McHenry, which upset top seed Black Hawk East in Saturday’s first semifinal, in next weekend’s championship. Sixth-seeded Sandburg (10-17) was denied its first region championship game appearance...

Feb. 26, 2015
GRAYSLAKE — Lake County scored the go-ahead basket on a layup with 1 second left to end the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team’s season with a 67-65 loss Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Region IV tournament.
 

The defending champion Chargers (15-16) were unable to close out a game they led 41-22 at halftime and by as much as 21 in the second half. The third-seeded Lancers (21-10) advance to face No. 2 seed South Suburban in Sunday’s semifinals...

Feb. 26, 2015
MOLINE — Freshman guard McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) had game highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and hit a big shot in the final minute as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team held on to beat Black Hawk 58-54 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Region IV tournament.
 

The sixth-seeded Chargers (10-16) advance to face No. 2 seed Waubonsee or No. 7 seed Illinois Valley in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Saturday at Elgin....

March 3, 2015
GALESBURG — ALL Carl Sandburg College campuses will have a delayed start time of 10:30 a.m. today, March 3.

 

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Feb. 23, 2015
GALESBURG — Both Carl Sandburg College basketball teams will open their respective Region IV tournaments Thursday on the road.
 

The Sandburg men’s team will begin the defense of its Region IV tournament title in the quarterfinals at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at third-seeded Lake County (20-10). The sixth-seeded Chargers (15-15) also opened last year’s tournament on the road against the Lancers, winning that first-round game 80-73.
 

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Feb. 19, 2015
GALESBURG — Sauk Valley missed four straight free throws in the final 22.4 seconds but held on the beat the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team 63-60 Thursday on Sophomore Night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Skyhawks (15-14, 4-7) finished 3 of 17 from the free-throw line and missed the front end of two straight one-and-bonus tries in the closing seconds that kept the Chargers’ hopes alive in their regular-season finale. Sandburg (15-15, 5-7),...

Feb. 19, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team nearly ruined Sauk Valley’s bid for a perfect Arrowhead Conference season, but the Skyhawks pulled away late to hand the Chargers a 62-56 loss Thursday on Sophomore Night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

Playing their final game of the regular season, the Chargers (9-16, 4-6) hung tough with the conference champions throughout and took their first lead of the game at 55-54 on a 3-pointer by freshman...

Feb. 19, 2015
GALESBURG — Saturday’s scheduled events as part of the Carl Sandburg College Athletics Reunion have been postponed because of anticipated inclement weather and will be rescheduled for a later date.

 

However, Friday’s viewings of “Hoovey,” which shares the inspirational story of former Chargers men’s basketball player Eric Elliott, will go on as scheduled at 4 and 7 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Theater (Room F118) on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L...

Feb. 17, 2015
GALESBURG — Freshman guard McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) and sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) each notched double-doubles as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team rolled past Highland 60-45 in Arrowhead Conference action Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

Back to playing full-time minutes after battling an ankle injury, Weaver poured in a team-high 21 points and added 10 boards. Isenhour...

Feb. 17, 2015
GALESBURG — Highland scored nine of the final 11 points as it rallied to hand the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team an 80-73 overtime loss Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in Arrowhead Conference action.
 

The Chargers (15-14, 5-6) played their second straight OT contest at home after failing to put the Cougars (13-15, 5-5) away early on. Sandburg scored the game’s initial 11 points in the first 21Ž2 minutes and led by as much as 12 in the...

Feb. 17, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball Sophomore Night contests Thursday against Sauk Valley will be broadcast live on Sunny 97.7 WMOI and www.977wmoi.com.

 

Coverage of the Chargers’ regular-season finales at John M. Lewis Gymnasium will begin at 5:15 p.m. The women’s contest will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Sophomore Night festivities will take place between the games.

 

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