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Nov. 8 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Chrissy Kokjohn (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) finished 147th in the NJCAA Division I championship Saturday morning at Shadow Hills Golf Course.
 

Running her last race as a Charger, Kokjohn finished the 5-kilometer race in 20 minutes, 54 seconds on a sunny but windy day. Kokjohn’s time was just shy of the 20:40 she posted at the Region IV championship two weeks earlier.
 

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Nov. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—After graduating nine sophomores from last season’s squad, the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team has undergone a youth movement for the 2014-2015 season.
 

The Chargers, who have nine freshmen to only three sophomores on their roster, will open the season at 5:15 tonight at McHenry County. Sandburg will have a quick turnaround after that, playing at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elgin. The Chargers’ first home game is 3 p.m. Nov. 15 against...

Nov. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—After being named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team earlier this week, Carl Sandburg College volleyball player McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) has added all-region honors as well. Weaver was voted to the All-Region IV District A second team after leading the Chargers in several offensive categories during her freshman season.
 

A 5-foot-10 outside hitter, Weaver appeared in all 33 of the Chargers’ matches this season. She led...

Nov. 5, 2014
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College volleyball player McKenna Weaver (Limestone) has been named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team after leading the Chargers in several offensive categories during her freshman season.
 

Weaver, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, appeared in all 33 of the Chargers’ matches this season. She led Sandburg in kills (246), kills per set (2.14), attacks (765) and aces (370). Weaver, who tallied the fourth most points in the all-conference...

Nov. 3, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team opened it season with a 94-49 victory over St. Ambrose JV on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The defending Region IV champion Chargers (1-0) cruised after closing the first half with a 26-5 burst to take a 43-22 lead into the locker room. Tied at 17 with 9:03 to go in the first, Sandburg began to pull away with six straight points in the next minute on two free throws from freshman Martel...

Nov. 3 2014
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team couldn’t finish off Black Hawk and ended its season with a 25-15, 23-25, 15-25, 25-11, 15-11 loss to the Braves in the first round of the Region IV tournament Monday.
 

The Chargers (13-20) were paced by freshman McKenna Weaver (Limetone), who posted a team-best 13 kills and also had two aces. Freshman Brenna Combs (Abingdon-Avon) added six kills and 16 assists for the Chargers. Sophomore Sam Roth (Stark County...

Oct. 31, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team has gone from “Why not us?” to “Why not again?”
 

The Chargers’ 15-man roster includes three players who were part of last season’s improbable run to the program’s first Region IV championship and NJCAA Division II national tournament appearance, but eighth-year coach Ryan Twaddle doesn’t want a lack of experience to equal a lack of expectations.
 

“Nobody expected us to get to the...

Oct. 25, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a 2-1 overtime loss to McHenry County in the first round of the Region IV tournament Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

Sophomore Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian) scored the Chargers’ lone goal in the 30th minute off an assist from sophomore Malcolm Findlay (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside).
 

The Chargers finished the...

Oct. 22, 2014
GALESBURG—Sauk Valley handed the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team a 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 Arrowhead Conference loss on Wednesday night at John. M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ final home match of the regular season.
 

Sandburg (12-15, 5-5) jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first set behind the serving of freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone), but the Skyhawks came back with a run of their own to go up 8-7 and never looked back. The Chargers also led 17-15 in...

Oct. 20, 2014
PEORIA—The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams completed their regular season at the Bradley Pink Classic on Friday at Newman Golf Course.

 

Sophomore Christina Kokjohn (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) paced the Chargers in the 6K women’s race by finishing 58th overall in 26 minutes, 4 seconds. Sophomore Bayleigh Harrison (Knoxville, Ill./Knoxville) was 97th in 29:10, and sophomore Tessa Vowels (St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden) was just behind her at...

Oct. 20, 2014
ROCKFORD — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team went 2-2 at the Rock Valley tournament on Friday and Saturday.

 

The Chargers (11-14) opened the tournament with a 25-23, 31-29, 25-23 sweep over McHenry County and closed Friday’s play with a 25-16, 19-25, 25-18, 25-23 loss to St. Clair (Mich.). On Saturday, the Chargers opened with a 25-20, 25-16, 25-22 loss to Iowa Lakes but ended the tournament with a 25-23, 25-16, 18-25, 26-24 victory over Illinois...

Oct. 17, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their inaugural Navy & Red Scrimmage on Oct. 23 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The women’s intrasquad exhibition will take place at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s scrimmage at 7 p.m.
 

Admission is free for all Sandburg students, faculty and staff. The general public is asked to bring an item to be donated to the Carl Sandburg College Resource Room. The Resource Room was...

Oct. 15, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team closed its regular season with a 3-1 loss to top-ranked Iowa Western on Wednesday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

After falling behind 2-0, the Chargers (5-7-2) got within a goal on a header from sophomore Malcolm Findlay (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside) in the 71st minute. The goal was just the fourth allowed by the Reivers (14-0-1) this season and the first in their last four matches.
 

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Oct. 14, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s home game scheduled for 5 p.m. today against St. Ambrose JV has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. A makeup date for the match has yet to be announced.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled contest is at 2 p.m. Wednesday against Iowa Western at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

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Oct. 13, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sophomores Rimi Black (Taylor Ridge, Ill./Rockridge) and Chrissy Kokjohn (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) led the Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams at the Lamb-Kohawk Invitational on Saturday at Noelridge Park.

 

Black’s time of 29 minutes, 14 seconds was good for 34th place in the 8-kilometer men’s race, while Kokjohn placed 29th in the 6K women’s event with a time of 26:21.

 

Other finishers for...

Oct. 13, 2014
DES PLAINES—Sophomore Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian) had a hat trick, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team rallied to upset ninth-ranked Oakton 3-2 on Saturday in its Region IV Premier Division finale.
 

Trailing 2-1 at halftime, the Chargers (5-6-1, 4-3-0) got the equalizer in the second half when sophomore Carlos Viganoni (Davie, Fla./Western) fed Kirchoff-Sleet. It...

Oct. 11, 2014
BYRON — The Carl Sandburg College men's golf team earned its third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament after finishing second in the Region IV tournament Saturday at PrairieView Golf Course.

 

The Chargers made up a one-shot deficit for the second and final national-qualifying spot by shooting 314 in Saturday’s final round. Sandburg ended with a 54-hole total of 949, six shots ahead of third-place Sauk Valley. Black Hawk won the...

Oct. 9, 2014
BYRON—A strong finish helped the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team get off to a good start in the Region IV tournament Thursday at PrarieView Golf Club.
 

In search of their third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament, the Chargers shot an opening-round 312 and are in third place after the first day of the 54-hole tournament.
 

Sandburg shot 7 over par as a team on the back nine and sits just two shots back of co-...

Oct. 9, 2014
GALESBURG — Black Hawk handed the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team a 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 25-21 Arrowhead Conference loss on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sandburg (9-11, 4-4) rallied to tie the fourth set at 17 after trailing for much of it, but the Braves pulled away to close out the match. The teams split the season series, with each winning in four sets on the home team’s floor.

 

Freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone) had...

Oct. 8, 2014
OGLESBY — Freshman outside hitter McKenna Weaver (Limestone) had a team-best 14 kills to help the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team pick up a 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22 Arrowhead Conference victory at Illinois Valley on Tuesday night.

 

Sandburg (9-10, 4-3) picked up its second straight victory while also snapping a two-game conference skid. The win also gave the Chargers the season sweep over the Eagles.

 

Freshman Brenna Combs (Abingdon-...

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