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Nov. 18, 2013
SUGAR GROVE—Sophomore forward Marysa Remick (Victoria, Ill./ROWVA) scored the game-winning basket with 18 seconds left and the Carl Sandburg College remained unbeaten with a 52-50 comeback victory on Saturday at Wabuonsee.

 

The Chargers (3-0) trailed 28-18 at halftime and by 15 with 11 minutes, 30 seconds left before mounting their comeback. Remick’s 3-pointer with 1:19 to go gave Sandburg its first lead since midway through the first half. After a pair of...

Nov. 12, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College volleyball players Lexa Mahr (Macomb) and Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) have been named to the All-Region IV Division II District A and All-Arrowhead Conference teams for their performances on the court this season.
 

Mahr, a sophomore setter, received the second most points in the All-Region voting. A two-year starter, she led the Chargers with 858 assists (6.7 per set) and was third on the team in kills with 227 (1.77 per set)...

Nov. 11, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore forward Marysa Remick (Victoria, Ill./ROWVA) scored 13 points and was one of 11 Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball players to put up points in the Chargers’ 70-44 victory over Elgin on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Facing a 2-3 zone for much of the contest, Sandburg (2-0) knocked down 12 3-pointers against the Spartans (1-1), the defending Region IV champions.

 

“We played a nice game today. With the...

Nov. 11, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team dropped its home opener with a 70-68 loss to Elgin on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (1-3) had a 33-30 halftime lead but saw the Spartans battle back. Sandburg had a chance to tie or win the game with 6.2 seconds left, but sophomore guard Zach Ziemba (Emden, Ill./Hartsburg-Emden) had his shot attempt blocked in the closing seconds.

 

Sophomore forward Aaron Power (...

Nov. 9, 2013
FORT DODGE, Iowa—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont) finished 23rd out of 281 runners and shattered her school record at the NJCAA Division I national championship Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course.
 

Bolliger, competing at nationals for the second year in a row, crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 14.1 seconds, which was :33.2 better than the Sandburg record she set at last year’s national championship. Bolliger...

Nov. 6, 2013
PALOS HILLS—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team saw its season end with a 25-21, 25-13, 19-25, 25-12 loss at Moraine Valley on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Region IV tournament.
 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) each posted double-doubles in their final match for the Chargers (21-18). McVay notched team highs of 16 kills and 15 digs, and Mahr had seven kills and 10 digs while handing...

Nov. 6, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team had three players score in double figures as it beat Lincoln 64-44 on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ season opener.
 

Sandburg (1-0) never trailed and got a game-high 15 points from sophomore guard Jordyn Chasteen (Canton, Ill./Canton), who had three of the Chargers’ seven 3-pointers in the contest. Freshman forward Sadee Hamilton (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) added 11 —...

Nov. 6, 2013
BURLINGTON, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team dropped a nonconference game at Southeastern (Iowa) 102-79 on Tuesday night.

 

Sophomore guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) had 19 points to lead the Chargers (1-2) in scoring for the third straight game. Sophomore forward Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) added 14 and freshman guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) totaled 11 points.

 

Warren Jones scored a...

Nov. 5, 2013
GALESBURG—After a season filled with close calls, Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball coach Mike Bailey hopes his veteran team can learn from those frustrating finishes in 2013-14.
 

“We were one of those close-but-no-cigars last year,” said Bailey, entering his eighth season as Chargers coach. “I think just the experience factor alone should help us get over the hump in some of those games.”
 

Sandburg, which opens its season at 6 p.m....

Nov. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team put together a season-saving rally for a 25-16, 19-25, 21-25, 26-24, 15-9 victory over Black Hawk on Monday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.
 

The Chargers (21-17) advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinals and will face the winner of Monday’s match between Moraine Valley and McHenry County. The time and location of the match have yet to be determined.
 

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Nov. 4, 2013
TRENTON, Mo.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team opened its season by splitting a pair of games in the Show-Me State. The Chargers dropped their season debut 90-81 at Moberly (Mo.) Area on Friday before picking up an 89-82 victory Saturday at North Central Missouri.

 

Sophomore guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) scored a career-high 35 in the win at North Central Missouri. Sophomore forward Jeremy Brown (Chillicothe, Ill./Illinois...

Nov. 4, 2013
CHANNAHON—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Haley Bolliger qualified for the NJCAA Division I cross country meet for the second straight year after finishing second at the Region IV meet Saturday at Community Park.

 

Bolliger, a sophomore from Tremont, led much of the 5-kilometer race until Monica Page of DuPage overtook her on the final curve and edged Bolliger by one second for the individual title. Bolliger’s time of 19 minutes, 49...

Nov. 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team enjoyed a 19-win campaign and reached as high as No. 14 in the NJCAA Division II rankings during the 2012-13 season, but the way it ended has stuck with Chargers for the past eight months.
 

Sandburg dropped its final three games, capped by an overtime loss at home to rival Black Hawk in the quarterfinals of the Region IV tournament.
 

“The kids left with a feeling of emptiness, and that...

Oct. 30, 2013
DES PLAINES—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s best season in program history came to an end Wednesday with a 4-2 loss at Oakton in the semifinals of the Region IV tournament.
 

The Chargers (15-5-0), who came in with nine wins in their 10 previous matches, were unable to recover from a 3-0 halftime deficit following goals in the 3rd, 28th and 36th minutes for the Raiders.
 

Sandburg got both of its goals from sophomore Jesse...

Oct. 26, 2013
GLEN ELLYN—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team continued its run through the Region IV tournament with a 4-3 quarterfinal victory over DuPage on Saturday.

 

The Chargers (15-4-0), who have won three games in the tournament and nine of their last 10 overall, advance to play at Oakton in a semifinal at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Waubsonsee will host Morton in the other semifinal, also at 3 p.m. Saturday. The championship is set for noon Nov. 2.

 

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Oct. 23, 2013
SOUTH HOLLAND—Sophomore Jesse Bathelt’s golden goal with less than 3 minutes left in double overtime lifted the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team to a 3-2 comeback victory Wednesday over South Suburban in the first round of the Region IV tournament.
 

The Chargers (14-4-0), who have won eight of their last nine matches, rallied despite playing a man down at the end of regulation and for the duration of the overtime periods. Sandburg advances to play...

Oct. 23, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team closed its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a 25-16, 25-11, 25-19 sweep of Highland on Wednesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

A trio of sophomores led the Chargers (19-16, 8-4) on the team’s Sophomore Night. Middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) posted a team-high 13 kills, setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) handed out 30 assists and outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) added eight kills in addition to a team-...

Oct. 23, 2013
MALTA—Kishwaukee completed a season sweep of the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team by topping the Chargers 25-15, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday in Arrowhead Conference action.

 

Sandburg (18-16, 7-4) was led sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb), who posted 14 assists along with five kills. Freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer had a team-best 16 digs for the Chargers. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) had a team-leading seven kills, and freshman...

Oct. 21, 2013
PEORIA—Sophomore Haley Bolliger finished 16th in the women’s race and broke her own 6-kilometer school record as the Carl Sandburg College cross country teams closed the regular season at the Bradley Pink Classic on Friday at Newman Golf Course.
Bolliger’s time of 23 minutes, 36 seconds shattered her previous mark of 24:12, which she set three weeks earlier at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.

 

“Haley is making outstanding progress as we near the...

Oct. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team picked up its first ever playoff victory with a 6-2 defeat of Kankakee on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.
 

The Chargers (13-4-0), who lost to Kankakee in the first round last year, advance to play at South Suburban at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The win was Sandburg’s seventh in its last eight matches.
 

The Chargers jumped to a 3-0...

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