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May 22, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Ryan Ballard shot a 4-over-par 76 to lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team in the final round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Friday at Goose Pond Colony.
 

Ballard’s day gave him four straight rounds in the 70s for the tournament, and he finished with the Chargers’ lowest total for the week at 304, good for a tie for 73rd. Sandburg posted a 318 for the day and finished in a tie for 16th with Southeast (Neb...

May 21, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) shot an even-par 72 to pace the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team in the third round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Thursday at Goose Pond Colony.

 

Mullins, whose 1 under in the first round tied the Sandburg record for lowest round at nationals, had a chance to break the mark Thursday before recording a double-bogey on No. 18. Mullins had five birdies on the day, and his...

May 20, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Ryan Ballard (Germantown Hills, Ill./Metamora) and freshman Caleb Newell (Monmouth, Ill./United) each shot a 3-over-par 75 to lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team in the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday at Goose Pond Colony.
 

Sandburg shot 307 in the second round, and the Chargers’ 36-hole total of 610 has them 16th in the team standings midway through the tournament. Sandburg is on...

May 19, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) fired a 1-under-par 71 and the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted its second-lowest score of the year to open the NJCAA Division II national tournament Tuesday at Goose Pond Colony.

 

Mullins, appearing in his second straight national tournament, paced the Chargers, who shot 303 as a team and are in a tie for 14th place after the first of four rounds. One of 33 players to shoot...

May 17, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team’s last trip to Goose Pond Colony for the NJCAA Division II national tournament resulted in a high point for the program.
 

Two years later, the Chargers are hoping to make history again.
 

Sandburg’s 12th-place finish in 2013 at Goose Pond under head coach Ryan Twaddle was its best showing ever at nationals, and the Chargers’ total of 1,222 that year matched the program’s lowest score...

May 15, 2015
GALESBURG — Michael Crandell has been named the 2015 Carl Sandburg College Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Crandell for his outstanding work in the classroom. Crandell was introduced as the winner during the 47th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement on Thursday night at Galesburg High School.
 

A professor of biology, Crandell has taught full-time at Sandburg for 24 years and for 30 years total. By being...

May 15, 2015
GALESBURG — Amanda Nichols has been named the 2015 Carl Sandburg College Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Nichols for her outstanding work in the classroom. Nichols was introduced as the winner during the 47th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement on Thursday night at Galesburg High School.
 

Nichols has been a clinical instructor in Sandburg’s dental hygiene program for the last four years. A 2003...

May 15, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College softball players Megan Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) and McKenna Weaver (Limestone) have been selected to the All-Arrowhead Conference team by league coaches.
 

A freshman outfielder, Weaver also was an All-Arrowhead pick this this season for the Chargers’ volleyball and women’s basketball teams. She’s believed to be the first Sandburg athlete — men’s or women’s — to earn all-conference honors in three sports in the same year....

May 14, 2015
Tonight's 47th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement and 45th annual High School Equivalency graduation can be viewed live online and will be archived on YouTube. Click the link below or visit www.YouTube.com/CarlSandburgCollege to view tonight's ceremony.

 

WATCH LIVE ON YOUTUBE
 

May 12, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College baseball freshmen Tanner Evans (Hanna City, Ill./Farmington) and Shaye Mora (Moline, Ill./Sherrard) have been selected to the All-Arrowhead Conference team by league coaches.

 

Evans, the Chargers’ right fielder and primary leadoff man who was also a second-team All-Region IV pick, led Sandburg in 17 categories and was among the team’s top five in two others while playing 55 of 56 games. He was just as good in Arrowhead play...

May 12, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College baseball freshman Tanner Evans (Hanna City, Ill./Farmington) has been named to the All-Region IV Division II North Central District second team after leading the Chargers in nearly every offensive category this season.
 

The team’s right fielder and primary leadoff man, Evans led Sandburg in 17 categories and was among the Chargers’ top five in two others. Evans played in 55 of the Chargers’ 56 games and led or tied for the...

May 11, 2015
GALESBURG — Chris Stephens of Washington High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

A 6-foot-5, 180-pound forward, Stephens averaged 12 points and six rebounds for the Panthers during his senior season and earned second-team All-Mid-Illini Conference honors. Stephens helped Washington to a 25-4 overall record — which included a 19-game winning streak — and the outright Mid-Illini title with a 13-1...

May 11, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball sophomore Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) has signed to continue his playing career next season at Midland University.
 

A 6-foot-2 guard, Gooden this past season led the Chargers in scoring at 12.2 points per game behind his strong shooting beyond the arc, earning him All-Arrowhead Conference Second Team honors. His 83 3-pointers were good for 16th in NJCAA Division II, and his 2.7 treys made per...

May 11, 2015
GALESBURG — Ryan Rutledge of Knoxville High School has been awarded the first John and Louella Thurman Memorial Scholarship from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation.
 

The scholarship is given to one Knox County resident who plans to attend Sandburg for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees and books. It is open to all courses of study, and applicants must have had a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
 

The...

May 11, 2015
GALESBURG — Allison VanFleet of Illini West High School has been awarded the first William and Sheila Roehlk Scholarship from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation.
 

The scholarship is given to one student who plans to attend Sandburg full-time for the 2015-2016 academic year and whose academic plan includes majoring in education at a four-year institution within the College’s district after graduating from Sandburg. Students who maintain a 3.0 grade point...

May 10, 2015
ELGIN — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team wound up on the short end of a pair of one-run contests against Morton as its season ended in the championship of the Region IV sectional Sunday afternoon.
 

Needing just one win to advance to the Region IV tournament finals, the Chargers let a seventh-inning lead slip away in a 5-4 loss to open to the day, and the Panthers used an eighth-inning rally for a 6-5 victory in a winner-take-all championship game....

May 9, 2015
ELGIN — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team opened Region IV sectional play with a pair of victories Saturday, leaving the Chargers one win shy of advancing to the Region IV tournament finals.
 

Sandburg began the day with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Morton before upsetting sectional host Elgin, the eighth-ranked team in the country, 7-3.
 

The Chargers (30-24) will play for the sectional championship at noon Sunday against the winner of...

May 7, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer players Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian), Haggi Amirally (Kinshasa, Congo/Byron Nelson) and Carlos Viganoni (Davie, Fla./Western) have committed to continue their careers next season at Lourdes University.

 

Kirchoff-Sleet led the Chargers in goals (12), points (29) and shots on goal (40) during his sophomore season, earning him first-team All-Region IV honors. He also tied for...

May 7, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s regular season finale scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Augustana JV has been canceled because of inclement weather.
 

The Chargers will open Region IV tournament play at 9 a.m. Saturday against Morton in the Elgin sectional. The winner of the three-team, double-elimination sectional will advance to the Region IV finals, which take place May 15-17 in Schaumburg.
 

The full schedule for the...

May 7, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golfers Ryan Ballard (Germantown Hills, Ill./Metamora) and Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) clinched All-Arrowhead Conference honors as the Chargers wrapped up their league schedule with a third-place finish Wednesday in a meet hosted by Black Hawk at Byron Hills.

 

The Chargers shot 322 during Wednesday’s round to finish behind Black Hawk (305) and Sauk Valley (314), which finished first and second,...

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