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April 9, 2014
FREEPORT—Freshman Hannah Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) tossed a five-hit shutout to help the Carl Sandburg College softball team salvage a split of its Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Highland on Tuesday. The Chargers (9-17, 2-6) dropped the opener 5-0 before winning Game 2 3-0 to snap a five-game skid.

 

Mixer gave up five hits and two walks while striking out three in the complete-game victory, her first of the season. Mixer also helped herself at the...

April 8, 2014
DIXON—Sauk Valley swept the Carl Sandburg College softball team 11-0 and 9-1 in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Monday.

 

The Skyhawks did all of their scoring in the first two innings of Game 1 against Chargers starter Whitney Freeman (Spoon River Valley). Sophomore shortstop Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) went 2 for 2 with a double for Sandburg.

 

Sauk Valley scored in each of the first four innings of Game 2 to jump to an 8-0 lead against...

April 8, 2014
ROCK ISLAND—Augustana JV rallied with seven runs in the bottom of the ninth to hand the Carl Sandburg College baseball team an 8-7 loss on Monday.

 

The Chargers (10-10) scored twice in the second, four times in the third and added another run in the eighth to take a 7-1 lead into the final frame. The Vikings, though, did all their damage in the ninth before Sandburg could record an out.

 

Freshman Dean Ballenger (O’Fallon, Mo./Francis Howell...

April 7, 2014
GALESBURG—Sophomore Jordyn Chasteen homered in each game, but the Carl Sandburg College softball team was swept 9-3 and 10-7 by Black Hawk in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Sunday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

 

Chasteen hit a two-run shot in the first inning of Game 1 to open the scoring, but the Braves connected for four round-trippers against Chargers pitcher Megan Hobson, who suffered the loss.

 

Chasteen...

April 7, 2014
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College dropped its first Arrowhead Conference game of the season Saturday, splitting a doubleheader at Highland. The Chargers rallied to take the opener 5-4 before the Cougars came back to win Game 2 8-5.

 

After Highland opened with a four-run first inning, Sandburg (10-9-1, 4-1-1) scored all five of its runs in the sixth to take Game 1. Travis Windsor (Cuba, Ill./Cuba) scored the tying run on a wild pitch, and Brandon Smith (...

April 3, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team swept a nonconference doubleheader against Lincoln on Wednesday, winning 9-2 and 12-4 at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

The Chargers (8-12) scored seven unanswered runs after the Lynx tied Game 1 at 2-2 in the top of the fourth inning. Sophomore shortstop Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) delivered the go-ahead hit with a two-run triple in Sandburg’s three-run fourth.
 

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April 2, 2014
GALESBURG—Seven high school seniors recently signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team. Brenna Combs of Abingdon-Avon; Ashley Reinbeck of Tremont; McKenna Weaver of Limestone; Madison Wherley of Macomb; and Jennifer Price, Brea Simkins and Miranda Tharp of United will take the court for the Chargers this fall.
 

Combs and Weaver also will play for the Chargers women’s basketball team next season. Simkins, Reinbeck and Wherley...

April 2, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s home doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m. today against Spoon River has been postponed to 3 p.m. April 16 and will be played as one nine-inning game.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at noon Saturday at Highland. Sandburg has won five of its last eight games overall and is unbeaten in Arrowhead play.
 

Carl Sandburg College baseball schedule
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March 28, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team picked up its first home victories of the season Thursday, sweeping North Arkansas 8-2 and 13-8 at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

The Chargers (6-6) won the opener behind three RBIs from sophomore Ryan Wendt (Red Bud, Ill./Red Bud) and a strong effort on the mound from sophomore starter Brad Moody (Chatsworth, Ill./Prairie Central).
 

Moody didn’t allow an earned run...

March 27, 2014
GALESBURG—On the heels of helping lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team to its first NJCAA Division II national tournament, sophomore Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) has been named to the All-Region IV Division II District A first team and All-Arrowhead Conference second team.
 

A 6-foot guard, Hubbard was the leading vote getter on the all-region team and came one vote shy of being named first-team all-conference. He led the...

March 27, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Sauk Valley has been postponed because of unplayable conditions and rescheduled for 3 p.m. April 7.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is at the South Suburban tournament Saturday and Sunday in South Holland. Sandburg opens play at 10:30 a.m. Friday against Rock Valley.
 

Carl Sandburg College softball schedule
 

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March 26, 2014
GALESBURG—Four Southeastern (Iowa) pitchers held the Carl Sandburg College baseball team to one hit as the Blackhawks beat the Chargers 15-4 on Wednesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

Sophomore Brad Moody (Chatsworth, Ill./Prairie Central) delivered the lone hit for Sandburg (4-6) with a run-scoring single up the middle with nobody out in the seventh inning.
 

Freshman Richie Boatman (Troy, Ill./Triad) took the...

March 24, 2014
GALESBURG—Anticipated inclement weather has caused changes to the Carl Sandburg College baseball and softball teams’ games scheduled for Tuesday.
 

The softball doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at home against Highland has been postponed to 3 p.m. April 18 at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

The baseball doubleheader scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at home against North Arkansas has been postponed to 1 p.m....

March 21, 2014
GALESBURG—A rally for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team will take place at noon March 24 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to congratulate the Chargers on their recent trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament.
 

The Chargers led in the second half of both of their contests at the national tournament in Danville but were eliminated after two games. Sandburg dropped its opening game 56-...

March 21, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s doubleheader originally scheduled for noon Sunday against Rock Valley has been rescheduled to noon Saturday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

Also, a doubleheader at home against Prairie State at noon Sunday has been added to the Chargers’ schedule.
 

Updated Carl Sandburg College softball schedule
 

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March 19, 2014
DANVILLE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team held a second-half lead, but Potomac State (W. Va.) rallied to beat the Chargers 83-70 and eliminate them from the NJCAA Division II national tournament in a consolation bracket quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon at Mary Miller Gymnasium.
 

The Catamounts (21-9) will play in the consolation semifinals at 11 a.m. Friday against the winner of the consolation quarterfinal at 9 a.m. Thursday between St....

March 18, 2014
DANVILLE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team gave No. 2 seed Wayne County (Mich.) all it could handle, but the Wildcats held on the beat the Chargers 56-53 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament on Tuesday morning at Mary Miller Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers (18-15) will play in the consolation bracket at 3 p.m. Wednesday against Potomac State (W. Va.). The Catamounts lost their first-round game 93-88 in overtime against...

March 17, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday against Lincoln at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. A makeup date for the games has yet to be announced.
 

The Chargers’ next game is scheduled for noon Sunday at home against Rock Valley.
 

2014 Carl Sandburg College softball schedule
 

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March 11, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team won’t have to wait long to play its first-ever game at the NJCAA Division II national tournament.
 

The Chargers (18-14) will face No. 2 overall seed Wayne County (Mich.) in the opening contest of the tournament at 9 a.m. March 18 at Danville Area Community College. The tournament committee seeded the top eight teams, and a blind draw with the remaining eight teams was used to determine the first-...

March 8, 2014
ELGIN—For the first time in school history, the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team is going to the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

 

Sophomore guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) scored the game-winning basket with just over a minute left as the Chargers (18-14) rallied to beat Olive-Harvey 73-69 on Saturday at Elgin Community College in the championship game of the Region IV District A tournament.

 

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