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Sept. 3, 2013
GALESBURG—Jesse Bathelt scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute and the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team held on to beat Waubonsee 3-2 on Monday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Bathelt’s unassisted goal was his second of the game and helped the Chargers (2-2-0) pick up their second straight victory. Bathelt won a ball at midfield, beat a couple Waubonsee defenders and drove home a shot in the upper corner for his third goal in the last two games....

Aug. 30, 2013
GALESBURG—Freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet scored twice and had an assist as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team beat Indian Hills (Iowa) 4-0 on Friday evening at Kleine Equipment Field for the Chargers’ first victory of the season.

 

“It’s about time we finally had a complete performance,” Sandburg coach Allen Eskridge said. “We’ve had moments of playing to our potential, but tonight was the first time we put it all together.”

 

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Aug. 30, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country season opener scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Western Illinois Early Bird has been canceled because of extreme heat.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled event is Bradley Intercollegiate on Sept. 6 at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The women’s race will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s race at 6:15 p.m.
 

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Aug. 29, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won for the fourth time in its last five matches with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 sweep of Lincoln on Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ home opener.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led Sandburg (4-3) with a team-high 15 kills and four aces. Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 22 assists for the Chargers, and freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) had a team-leading...

Aug. 28, 2013
GALESBURG—Despite a pair of second-half goals, the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 3-2 to Knox on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

Charlie Harned scored twice in a 95-second span early in the second half to give the Prairie Fire a 3-0 lead in the 51st minute. The Chargers (0-2-0) got on the board in the 67th minute when freshman Jalen Jones put home a cross from Carlos Viganoni.

 

Freshman Brandyn Murray notched his second...

Aug. 27, 2013
BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team opened its season by taking third in the 12-team PrairieView Preview on Friday at PrairieView Golf Club.

 

The Chargers shot 317 as a team and were led by sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg), who posted a 4-over-par 76. Freshman Austin McDougall III (Pekin) came in with a 77, freshman Dylan Mullins (Metamora) shot 81 and sophomore Patrick Lewis (Williamsfield) added an 83 to round out Sandburg’s team score....

Aug. 27, 2013
SOUTH HOLLAND—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened its season with a 3-3 showing Thursday through Saturday at the South Suburban Invite. After dropping their first two matches, the Chargers (3-3) won three of their final four contests.

 

Sandburg picked up its first victory Friday with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-16 sweep of Prairie State and followed that up with a 25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 16-14 win over Ancilla (Ind.).

 

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Aug. 23, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team couldn’t rally from an early two-goal deficit in a 2-1 loss to Prairie State on Friday at Kleine Equipment Field in the Chargers’ season opener.

 

The Pioneers, Region IV runners-up a season ago, got on the board in the eighth minute when Felipe Garcia da Silva knocked a left-footed shot off the far post and in. Da Silva then converted a penalty kick in the 25th minute after Sandburg’s Connor Benson was...

Aug. 23, 2013
GALESBURG—Despite several new faces, the goal remains the same this season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.
 

“My expectations this season are to return to the national tournament,” Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle said. “This program’s used to performing at national tournaments, and we can get back to that level if we get consistent play out of our freshmen.”
 

Sandburg is coming off its third appearance in four years at the NJCAA...

Aug. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer coach Allen Eskridge learned a lot about restarting a program from scratch.
 

“It takes a whole lot of hard work to have a winning program,” the second-year Chargers coach said. “We had a whole lot of highs and a whole lot of lows last year. I’m hoping we can be a lot more consistent and smart about the way we play our game.”
 

Sandburg finished 5-5-1 overall and 4-3-1 in division play last season...

Aug. 14, 2013
GALESBURG—Todd Winkler has something he hasn’t seen much in his 11 seasons as Carl Sandburg College volleyball coach — a good balance between returning sophomores and incoming freshmen.
 

A year after working with a team of three sophomores and nine newcomers, the 2013 Chargers boast six returning players and seven freshmen.
 

“This is one of those years it just happened to work out,” Winkler said. “I don’t think I’ve probably had that two...

Aug. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—Six runners have signed to compete for the Carl Sandburg College cross country teams this fall.
 

Bayleigh Harrison of Knoxville high School, Chrissy Kokjohn of Clinton (Iowa) Prince of Peace High School, Marisa Miller of Galesburg High School and Tessa Vowels of St. Joseph-Ogden High School have signed to run for the Chargers women’s cross country team.
 

Harrison was a Class 1A sectional qualifier in all four of her seasons with the...

Aug. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—Leah Pence of Illini West High School has signed to play next season with the Carl Sandburg College softball team. Pence, a 5-foot-11 third baseman, helped the Chargers to a 22-8 record last spring during her senior season.
 

Pence joins a Chargers squad that finished 29-23 overall and 12-8 in the Arrowhead Conference in 2013. Sandburg at one point won 16 of 17 games and reached as high as No. 20 in the NJCAA Division II rankings.
 

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July 31, 2013
GALESBURG—Austin McDougall of Pekin High School has signed to play next season with the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team. McDougall averaged 38 per nine holes last fall during his senior season with the Dragons.
 

Sandburg last season made its third appearance in four years at the NJCAA Division II national tournament and tied for 12th at the event, the best finish in program history. The Chargers open their fall season Aug. 30 with the Highland “36”...

July 29, 2013
GALESBURG—Former Carl Sandburg College men's golfer Cody Reiber won the 2013 Galesburg Men's All-City golf tournament title by shooting a 4-over-par 76 on Sunday at Soangetaha Country Club to claim the championship by four strokes. Reiber finished the tournament with a four-day total of 290 and didn't relinquish the top spot after leading by a shot at the end of the second round.

 

Reiber played for the Chargers from 2011-2013, earning All-Arrowhead...

July 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Galesburg High School graduate Kenzie Payton has signed to run next season for the Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country team.
 

Payton, a 2010 graduate of GHS, previously ran for the women’s track and field team at Monmouth College. A four-year member of the track and field team at GHS, she was part of the school record-setting 4x400-meter relay team that placed third at the 2009 Class 2A state meet and the 4x200 relay that also finished...

July 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Ryan Ballard and Dylan Mullins of Metamora High School and Bryer Anderson of Farmington High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.
 

Ballard earned second-team All-Mid-Illini Conference honors as a senior with the Redbirds, helping them to a second-place finish in the league. He also finished third overall at the Class 2A regional as Metamora finished second and advanced to sectionals. Ballard placed...

July 1, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball and women’s golf coach Mike Bailey has been promoted to athletic director following approval Thursday by the College’s Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting. Bailey began his new position today.
 

Bailey has been at Sandburg since 1997, and he will be entering his eighth season as the Chargers’ women’s basketball coach and third as women’s golf coach. He’s also spent the past seven years as the...

June 27, 2013
GALESBURG—The registration deadline is July 5 for the fifth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Golf Outing, which will take place July 15 at Lake Bracken Country Club.
 

Registration for the four-person scramble begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and an awards dinner at 5 p.m. The cost is $80 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental and dinner. Participants without a full four-person team will be assigned to a...

June 24, 2013
GALESBURG—Katie McGee of Galesburg High School and Samantha Roth of Stark County High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team.
 

McGee, a 5-foot-9 right side hitter, was an honorable mention All-Western Big 6 Conference selection as a senior last fall. McGee also will play for the Chargers’ softball team next season. A pitcher for the Silver Streaks, she finished third in the WB6 in strikeouts in 2011.
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