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Feb. 4, 2015
GALESBURG — Former Carl Sandburg College cross country assistant Rodney Blue has returned to take over as head coach of the Chargers’ men’s and women’s teams. Blue began his new post Feb. 1 and replaces Bruce Tracy, who resigned following the fall season.
 

Blue inherits a program that has had 10 men and six women advance as individuals to the NJCAA Division I national meet in the last decade. Sandburg’s women’s team also has qualified for nationals four...

Feb. 2, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball game scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight against Monmouth JV at John M. Lewis Gymnasium has been canceled because of inclement weather.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is an Arrowhead Conference contest at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Illinois Valley. Sandburg’s next home game is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 against Black Hawk.
 

Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball schedule
 

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Jan. 29, 2015
GALESBURG—Despite missing its two leading scorers because of injuries, the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team rallied from a big early deficit to beat Black Hawk East 52-47 in Arrowhead Conference action Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Warriors (18-5, 3-2) stormed to a 17-2 midway through the first half, but the Chargers (8-13, 3-3) refused to go away and clawed to within 24-22 at halftime. Sandburg closed the half on a 14-3...

Jan. 29, 2015
GALESBURG — Nick Driskell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:25 to go as Black Hawk East handed the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team a 68-63 Arrowhead Conference loss on Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Warriors (7-16, 1-5) led the entire first half, but the teams were deadlocked eight times and had four lead changes in the second half. Tied at 57, Driskell’s trey from the right wing gave BHE a lasting lead.
 

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Jan. 28, 2015
DIXON — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team had five players score in double figures as it blew out Sauk Valley 87-59 in Arrowhead Conference action Tuesday night.

 

The Chargers (13-11, 3-3) ran out to a 40-26 halftime lead and were paced by 12 points apiece from sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) and freshman forward Tyson Parks IV (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg).

 

Freshman guard Joey Olden (Lincoln, Ill./...

Jan. 23, 2015
FREEPORT — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit but couldn’t hang on in a 76-69 Arrowhead Conference loss at Highland on Thursday night.

 

The Chargers (12-11, 2-3) trailed 44-30 at halftime but opened the second half with a 16-0 run, holding the Cougars (9-10, 2-2) scoreless for nearly 6 minutes. Sandburg led by as much as eight in the second half, but Highland went ahead for good at 65-64 on Shartone...

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.
 

Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball schedule
 

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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...

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