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May 16, 2013
GALESBURG—Finals exams may be over, but five Carl Sandburg College students won’t start their summer break until next week.
 

The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team still has business to take care of, as it will compete in the NJCAA Division II championship May 21-24 at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Ala.
 

It’s the third time in the last four years the Chargers have punched their ticket to nationals, but because the team didn’t qualify...

May 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College softball players Jordyn Chasteen, Grace Cleair, Brooke Howard and Lindsay Lippert have been named to the all-Arrowhead Conference team for their play this season.

 

Chasteen, a freshman shortstop from Canton High School, hit .340 with 23 RBIs and a team-leading 30 runs scored in 47 games. She also led the Chargers with 13 doubles and a pair of home runs. Chasteen’s .489 slugging percentage was good for second on the squad, and...

May 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Registration is still open for classes for the 2013 summer session at Carl Sandburg College. Summer courses offer an excellent opportunity for students to earn credit that can ease their workload during the school year and accelerate their path to graduate.
 

Summer sessions are shorter than the fall and spring semesters, meaning students earn full credit hours in less time. Many courses offered during the summer also are available online. Summer...

May 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College sophomore shortstop Brian Pflum (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) and freshman pitcher Brendan Butrimas (Mississauga, Ontario/Philip Pocock) have been named to the all-Arrowhead Conference team for their outstanding play this season.
 

Pflum, a transfer from Loras College, led the Chargers in the Triple Crown categories with a .351 batting average, two home runs (tied with freshman outfielder Connor Shaw) and 35 RBIs. He also had...

May 13, 2013
KANKAKEE—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team ended its season with a pair of losses Saturday in the Region IV sectional tournament at Kankakee. The Chargers opened the day with an 8-4 loss to Elgin in a back-and-forth contest, then were eliminated in an 8-0 loss to Kankakee in the afternoon.

 

Sandburg (25-25) took a 4-3 lead over Elgin after its half of the seventh but saw the Spartans score five unanswered runs to win it. The Chargers had leads of 2-1...

May 10, 2013
GALESBURG—Mason City Illini Central High School’s Jordan Bradshaw and Jared Entwistle have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

Bradshaw, a 6-foot forward, averaged 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds as a senior and was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A/2A all-state fourth team.
 

Entwistle, a 5-11 guard, averaged team-highs of 14.9 points, 6.3 assists and 3.1 steals as a senior...

May 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Gwen Koehler, former dean of adult and developmental education at Carl Sandburg College, will be the speaker for the 43rd GED Commencement at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg. The ceremony will honor 91 students who passed the GED requirements, and a reception will follow in the Kensington Ballroom, located adjacent to the Orpheum.
 

Koehler has been an educator in Illinois for more than 35 years. She began her...

May 8, 2013
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team ended its regular season with a second-place finish at an Arrowhead Conference match hosted by Highland on Tuesday at Park Hills Golf Course.

 

The Chargers ended the conference season in second place, two points behind Black Hawk in the team standings. Sandburg needed to win Tuesday’s match to clinch at least a share of the Arrowhead title.

 

The Chargers shot 312 as a team Tuesday and ended up...

May 7, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team scored 10 unanswered runs in the final three innings to beat Illinois Valley 11-3 in seven innings in the opening round of the Region IV tournament Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

Winners of 10 of their last 11, the Chargers (25-23) advance to this weekend’s round-robin, double-elimination sectional with Elgin and Kankakee. Sandburg will face Elgin at 9 a.m. Saturday and...

May 6, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team will host Illinois Valley in the opening round of the Region IV tournament at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

The Chargers’ game originally scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at Southeastern Iowa has been canceled.

 

Sandburg (24-23) swept all four meetings with Illinois Valley this season, winning by a combined score of 42-22. Those four games also marked the...

May 6, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team closed the final weekend of the regular season by taking three of four games at Prairie State and Rock Valley. The Chargers saw Prairie State snap their six-game winning streak but rebounded to earn a split on Saturday. Sandburg then added a pair of seventh-inning rallies to sweep a twinbill at Rock Valley on Sunday.

 

Prairie State took Saturday’s opener 1-0, scoring the game’s lone run in the third inning....

May 3, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College softball players Jordyn Chasteen and Brooke Howard have been named to the all-Region IV District A team for their play this season.
 

Chasteen, a shortstop from Canton, hit .340 with 23 RBIs and a team-leading 30 runs scored in 47 games during her freshman campaign. She also led the Chargers with 13 doubles and a pair of home runs. Chasteen’s .489 slugging percentage was good for second on the squad, and her .408 on-base...

May 3, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team’s Arrowhead Conference match hosted by Sauk Valley at 1:30 p.m. today at Rock River Golf Course in Rock Falls has been canceled because of unplayable conditions and will not be rescheduled.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled event is the final Arrowhead match of the season, hosted by Highland at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Park Hills Golf Course in Freeport. Sandburg trails Black Hawk by one point in the conference...

May 3, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today at home against Elgin has been canceled because of inclement weather and will not be rescheduled.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is a nonconference doubleheader at noon Saturday at Prairie State. Sandburg (21-22 overall, 11-9 Arrowhead Conference) has won its last six games by a combined score of 54-29.
 

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May 2, 2013
GALESBURG—Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon will give the Commencement address at the 45th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 16 in Hegg Auditorium at Galesburg High School, 1135 W. Fremont St. Nearly 550 students have applied to graduate, and nearly 250 students are expected to participate in the ceremony.
 

Simon offers a lifetime and legacy of public service as a lawyer, teacher and working mother. Her record...

May 2, 2013
PORT BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted its best round of the season and finished second at an Arrowhead Conference match hosted by Black Hawk on Wednesday at Byron Hills Golf Course.

 

The Chargers shot 295 as a team, finishing only behind Black Hawk’s 288. Illinois Valley was third at 328 and Sauk Valley came in fourth at 330. Sandburg’s previous season low was a 306 in the second round of the Scot-Fire Invite.

 

Sophomore...

May 2, 2013
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team closed its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a sweep Wednesday at Kishwaukee. The Chargers took the opener 7-6 and won the nightcap 5-1 for their sixth straight victory.

 

Sandburg (21-22, 11-9) grabbed a 5-1 lead after the fourth inning of Game 1, but the Kougars tied it with a four-run fifth. Connor Shaw broke the tie with a two-out, two-run double in the top of the seventh, and the Chargers held on for the...

May 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The 11th annual Carl Sandburg College Automotive Club Cruise-In will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 in the Building C parking lot on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

All years of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. The event, sponsored by Advance Auto Parts and Keister’s Tire Centers, will feature a food stand sponsored by the Sandburg Automotive Club, an engine dynamometer demonstration, a cylinder head flow...

May 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team came away with a two-shot victory in an Arrowhead Conference match it hosted Tuesday at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

Nick Gustafson led the Chargers with a 3-over-par 74 to finish in a three-way tie for medalist honors. Sophomore Chad Hatch followed with a 75, freshman Joey Juergens carded a 77 and sophomore Mark Dockstader added an 82 for Sandburg. Sophomore Cody Reiber posted an 84, which didn’t count...

April 30, 2013
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team had a big day at the plate in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader sweep of Illinois Valley on Tuesday. The Chargers blew out the Eagles 21-9 in the opener and held on for an 8-7 win in Game 2 to even their league record.
 

Sandburg (19-22, 9-9) pounded out 26 hits in Game 1, including 12 for extra bases. Connor Shaw hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Brian Pflum went 4 for 5 with three runs and...

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