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Jan. 23, 2015
FREEPORT — Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) recorded a double-double, but the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team lost 65-53 at Highland on Thursday night.

 

The Chargers (7-12 overall, 2-2 Arrowhead Conference) got off to a slow start and trailed 31-20 at halftime. Sandburg got no closer than eight points in the second half.

 

Isenhour had 10 points and 10 rebounds (six offensive) to pick up her...

Jan. 20, 2015
GALESBURG—Second-ranked Kishwaukee had four players score in double figures and handed the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team an 89-67 Arrowhead Conference loss Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Kougars (18-2, 3-0) stormed to a 50-30 halftime lead and scored the opening 10 points of the second half. The Chargers (12-10, 2-2) grabbed their only lead at 6-5 on a pair of free throws from sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley...

Jan. 20, 2015
KEWANEE — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team shot 51 percent from the floor and pulled away in the second half for a 76-58 Arrowhead Conference victory at Black Hawk East on Sunday.

 

Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) shot 4 for 9 from beyond the arc and finished with a team-best 14 points for the Chargers (12-9, 2-1), who led 30-26 at halftime. Freshman forward Tyson Parks IV (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) added 12 points...

Jan. 20, 2015
KEWANEE — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team was handed its first Arrowhead Conference defeat of the season in a 65-43 loss at Black Hawk East on Sunday.

 

The Chargers (7-11, 2-1) shot just 1 for 26 from 3-point range for the game. Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) had 14 points to be the only Sandburg player in double figures.

 

The Warriors (16-3, 3-0) led 30-18 at halftime and scored the...

Jan. 16, 2015
MOLINE — Arrowhead Conference leader Black Hawk jumped to an early lead and handed the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team a 77-49 loss Thursday night.

 

Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to be the only player in the double figures for the Chargers (11-9, 1-1). Sophomore Travis Witt (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) had a team-best five rebounds for Sandburg.

 

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Jan. 16, 2015
MOLINE — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team won its second straight Arrowhead Conference game after rallying for 60-50 victory Thursday night at Black Hawk.

 

The Chargers (7-10, 2-0) trailed 25-24 at halftime and were down by five in the second half before a 10-0 run gave them a lasting lead at 42-37. Freshman guard McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) scored 16 of her game-high 24 points in the second half to lead Sandburg.

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Jan. 13, 2015
GALESBURG—Freshman guard Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) and sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) each scored a game-high 15 points as the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team rolled to a 73-52 victory over Illinois Valley on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ Arrowhead Conference opener.
 

Gooden hit five 3-pointers and Lay came off the bench to shoot 5 of 10 from the floor as Sandburg (11-8, 1-0) trailed...

Jan. 13, 2015
GALESBURG—Freshmen Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) and McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) each posted double-doubles as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a 60-36 victory over Illinois Valley on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

Lieber scored a game-high 19 points, Weaver added 16 points and each hauled in a team-best 11 rebounds as the Chargers (6-10, 1-0) never...

Jan. 10, 2015
GALESBURG—South Suburban dominated the second half and beat the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team 83-60 on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in a matchup of national tournament qualifiers from last season.
 

The Bulldogs (9-8) took a 35-34 lead at halftime on Lavell Boyd’s jumper in the closing seconds. The Chargers (10-8) trailed 42-40 early in the second after a pair of free throws from freshman forward Tyson Parks IV (Galesburg, Ill...

Jan. 10, 2015
GALESBURG—Sixteenth-ranked South Suburban pulled away in the middle of the second half to hand the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 67-49 loss Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers (5-10) trailed 30-25 at halftime and were still down five with 13:44 to play when the Bulldogs (16-6) went to a full-court press and scored 15 of the next 17 to take a 52-32 lead with 9:17 to go.
 

Freshman guard Madison...

Jan. 8, 2015
GALESBURG—Openings are available for the inaugural Sandburg Futsal/Soccer Academy, which begins Jan. 18 and is led by Carl Sandburg College head coach Ariel Pesce and assistant coach Kokou Kaho.
 

Players ages 5 and older will be taught fundamentals, techniques and tactical awareness from a South American soccer/futsal perspective. Players will learn to receive and pass with all parts of their body as well as unique and individual team skills that can be...

Jan. 6, 2015
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled for tonight at Black Hawk East have been postponed. A makeup date for the games has yet to be determined.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled games are Saturday afternoon against South Suburban at John M. Lewis Gymnasium, with the women’s game at 1 p.m. and the men’s contest at 3 p.m.
 

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Jan. 3, 2015
GALESBURG—DuPage got a tiebreaking seven-point run down the stretch and held on to hand the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team a 62-58 loss on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The teams went into halftime tied at 28 and were deadlocked at 45 with 7:28 left before the Chaparrals (10-5) scored seven straight over the next 1:53 to take a lasting lead. DuPage’s Jonny Woolf capped the run with a 3-pointer and added another from the top of...

Jan. 3, 2015
GALESBURG—Three Chargers scored in double figures as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened the 2015 portion of its season with a 57-42 victory over DuPage on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers (5-9) never trailed and were paced by freshman forward McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone), freshman guard Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) and sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of...

Dec. 16, 2014
QUINCY—Leading scorer McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) left early with an injury and the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team dropped a 75-47 decision at John Wood on Tuesday afternoon.
 

Weaver, who was named the Region IV District K Player of the Week on Monday and came into the contest averaging 16.4 points, was held scoreless after getting injured in the game’s opening minutes and didn’t play in the second half.
 

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Dec. 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball player McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) has been named the Region IV District K Player of the Week after turning in a career-best performance in the Chargers’ win Thursday at Lincoln.
 

A 5-foot-7 freshman forward, Weaver scored a career-high 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting to help Sandburg to a 65-52 victory over the Lynx. She knocked down 4 of 5 3-pointers (matching a season high), went 6 for 6...

Dec. 15, 2014
RIVER GROVE — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team lost to 14th-ranked Triton 75-62 on Sunday afternoon.

 

Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) hit 4 of 9 3-pointers and scored 18 points off the bench for the Chargers (9-5), who trailed 40-29 at halftime. Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) finished with 11 points in his return to the lineup after missing two straight games with a leg injury....

Dec. 11, 2014
LINCOLN — A career night from freshman forward McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) helped the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team pick up a 65-52 victory over Lincoln on Thursday.
 

Weaver scored a season-high 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting as the Chargers (4-6) won for the fourth time in their last five contests. Weaver also knocked down 4 of 5 3-pointers — matching her season high for makes — and finished 6 of 6 from the free-throw line...

Dec. 11, 2014
GALESBURG—Led by a strong all-around performance by sophomore guard Travis Witt (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace), the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half to beat St. Ambrose JV 76-68 on Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

Witt scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting while adding six rebounds and a team-best four assists to help the Chargers (9-4) put away the Fighting Bees. Sandburg took a 40-35 lead into halftime and...

Dec. 9, 2014
GALESBURG—Clint Russell of Peoria Christian High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team.
 

Russell, a 5-foot-7, 120-pound left back, helped the Peoria Christian finish with an 18-6-1 record and reach the Class 1A supersectionals this past fall. He was an honorable mention all-area selection by the Peoria Journal Star, was named to the Peoria High School Soccer Coaches Association’s Senior All-Star Classic and...

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