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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. 10, 2014
GALESBURG — Galesburg High School seniors, GHS juniors who plan to graduate early and 2014 GHS graduates can apply through Feb. 15 for the Galesburg Promise scholarship, which could cover as much as 100 percent of their tuition to Carl Sandburg College for the 2015-2016 academic year.
 

Students can apply for the scholarship by clicking HERE. Recipients must complete the application for admission to Sandburg, Galesburg Promise application and Free...

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...

Dec. 6, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa—Indian Hills (Iowa), the seventh-ranked team in Division I, proved to be too much for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball Saturday, handing the Chargers a 97-46 loss Saturday evening in the PCS Classic.
 

Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) and freshman guard Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) each scored 14 points to lead Sandburg (8-4) offensively. Gooden’s total came on 5-of-10 shooting, including a 4-for-8...

Dec. 5, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team jumped out to a double-digit lead but saw it slip away in an 85-73 loss to Marshalltown (Iowa) on Friday in the PCS Classic.
 

The Chargers (8-3) shot 16 of 24 from the floor — including 6 of 10 from 3-point range — en route to taking a 45-30 halftime lead. Sandburg’s first-half performance included hitting its first six shots as well as a 16-0 run to take a 30-13 lead. The Chargers had a 17-...

Dec. 3, 2014
LINCOLN—Joey Olden couldn’t have scripted a better homecoming.

 

The Carl Sandburg College freshman guard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in his first game back in his hometown to give the Chargers a 68-67 come-from-behind victory over Lincoln on Wednesday night.

 

With time winding down and Sandburg (8-2) trailing 67-65, freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) drove into the lane and kicked it out to sophomore guard...

Dec. 3, 2014
GALESBURG — Southeastern (Iowa) took a double-digit lead into halftime and handed the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 60-53 loss on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium that snapped the Chargers’ three-game winning streak.
 

The Chargers (3-6) held a 17-16 lead before the Blackhawks (7-2), who beat Sandburg 72-36 last month, used a 16-3 spurt in the middle of the first half to take a 32-20 lead with 7:51 before halftime.
 

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Dec. 2, 2014
GALESBURG — Chelsea Lesniewski of Fulton High School and Kaylen Peterson of West Prairie High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team. Lesniewski also will play softball for the Chargers.
 

A 5-foot-11 outside hitter, Lesniewski was a first-team All-Three Rivers Conference pick this fall after racking up 229 kills and 178 digs while leading the Steamers to a 17-16-2 record and Class 2A regional final appearance....

Dec. 2, 2014
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — Southeastern (Iowa) began to pull away midway through the first half and handed the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team its second straight loss, 92-54 on Monday night.

 

The Chargers (7-2) scored the game’s first six points, but the Blackhawks went on to shoot 51 percent from the floor and had a 48-23 advantage on the glass.

 

Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) had 11 points on 4-of...

Nov. 29, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team’s unbeaten start to the season ended at seven games with a 105-93 loss to Olive-Harvey on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Facing each other for the first time since the Chargers’ victory in last season’s Region IV championship, the Panthers (4-3) led for the final 36 minutes, 22 seconds. A 7-0 run gave Olive-Harvey its first double-digit lead at 39-27 with 6:39 left in the first half...

Nov. 25, 2014
MONMOUTH — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team picked up its third straight victory with a 65-54 win at Monmouth JV on Monday night.

 

Freshman guard McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) paced the Chargers (3-5) with team highs of 25 points and eight rebounds. Weaver’s scoring output also was her season best. Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) added 16 points and six boards for Sandburg, which led 30-25 at...

Nov. 22, 2014
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) scored 28 points off the bench and the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team remained undefeated with a 104-79 victory over Wisconsin-Rock County on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the final game of the Sandburg Classic.

 

For the third time in a row and fourth time this season, all 13 players who suited up for the Chargers (7-0) scored. It’s also the second time in three games...

Nov. 22, 2014
GALESBURG—Freshman guard Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) had season highs of 31 points and 11 rebounds as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team rallied to beat Wisconsin-Rock County 101-93 in double overtime Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Sandburg Classic.
 

The Chargers (2-5) trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half before coming back to pick up their second win in as many days. Lieber finished 10 of 24 from the...

Nov. 21, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team had all 13 players score for the second straight game as it steamrolled Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County 97-50 on Friday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Sandburg Classic to remain undefeated.
 

The Chargers (6-0) jumped to a 26-7 lead and had a 46-27 advantage at halftime. Sandburg put the game away with a 17-0 run in the second half to go up 67-30 with 11:24 to go.
 

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Nov. 21, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team used a pair of double-digit, first-half runs to pick up its first victory of the season in a 59-38 win over Lincoln on Friday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Sandburg Classic.
 

An early 12-0 run gave the Chargers (1-5) a 14-2 lead. After the Lynx (1-7) cut it to 16-12, Sandburg scored 11 straight points and held a double-digit lead the remainder of the contest. Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (...

Nov. 20, 2014
Tryouts for current students interested in being part of the 2015-2016 Carl Sandburg College men's soccer team will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 inside John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

For questions or more information, contact head coach Ariel Pesce at 309.341.5256 or apesce@sandburg.edu.

 

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