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May 17, 2015
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team’s last trip to Goose Pond Colony for the NJCAA Division II national tournament resulted in a high point for the program.
 

Two years later, the Chargers are hoping to make history again.
 

Sandburg’s 12th-place finish in 2013 at Goose Pond under head coach Ryan Twaddle was its best showing ever at nationals, and the Chargers’ total of 1,222 that year matched the program’s lowest score...

May 15, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College softball players Megan Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) and McKenna Weaver (Limestone) have been selected to the All-Arrowhead Conference team by league coaches.
 

A freshman outfielder, Weaver also was an All-Arrowhead pick this this season for the Chargers’ volleyball and women’s basketball teams. She’s believed to be the first Sandburg athlete — men’s or women’s — to earn all-conference honors in three sports in the same year....

May 12, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College baseball freshmen Tanner Evans (Hanna City, Ill./Farmington) and Shaye Mora (Moline, Ill./Sherrard) have been selected to the All-Arrowhead Conference team by league coaches.

 

Evans, the Chargers’ right fielder and primary leadoff man who was also a second-team All-Region IV pick, led Sandburg in 17 categories and was among the team’s top five in two others while playing 55 of 56 games. He was just as good in Arrowhead play...

May 12, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College baseball freshman Tanner Evans (Hanna City, Ill./Farmington) has been named to the All-Region IV Division II North Central District second team after leading the Chargers in nearly every offensive category this season.
 

The team’s right fielder and primary leadoff man, Evans led Sandburg in 17 categories and was among the Chargers’ top five in two others. Evans played in 55 of the Chargers’ 56 games and led or tied for the...

May 11, 2015
GALESBURG — Chris Stephens of Washington High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

A 6-foot-5, 180-pound forward, Stephens averaged 12 points and six rebounds for the Panthers during his senior season and earned second-team All-Mid-Illini Conference honors. Stephens helped Washington to a 25-4 overall record — which included a 19-game winning streak — and the outright Mid-Illini title with a 13-1...

May 11, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball sophomore Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) has signed to continue his playing career next season at Midland University.
 

A 6-foot-2 guard, Gooden this past season led the Chargers in scoring at 12.2 points per game behind his strong shooting beyond the arc, earning him All-Arrowhead Conference Second Team honors. His 83 3-pointers were good for 16th in NJCAA Division II, and his 2.7 treys made per...

May 10, 2015
ELGIN — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team wound up on the short end of a pair of one-run contests against Morton as its season ended in the championship of the Region IV sectional Sunday afternoon.
 

Needing just one win to advance to the Region IV tournament finals, the Chargers let a seventh-inning lead slip away in a 5-4 loss to open to the day, and the Panthers used an eighth-inning rally for a 6-5 victory in a winner-take-all championship game....

May 9, 2015
ELGIN — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team opened Region IV sectional play with a pair of victories Saturday, leaving the Chargers one win shy of advancing to the Region IV tournament finals.
 

Sandburg began the day with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Morton before upsetting sectional host Elgin, the eighth-ranked team in the country, 7-3.
 

The Chargers (30-24) will play for the sectional championship at noon Sunday against the winner of...

May 7, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer players Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian), Haggi Amirally (Kinshasa, Congo/Byron Nelson) and Carlos Viganoni (Davie, Fla./Western) have committed to continue their careers next season at Lourdes University.

 

Kirchoff-Sleet led the Chargers in goals (12), points (29) and shots on goal (40) during his sophomore season, earning him first-team All-Region IV honors. He also tied for...

May 7, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s regular season finale scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Augustana JV has been canceled because of inclement weather.
 

The Chargers will open Region IV tournament play at 9 a.m. Saturday against Morton in the Elgin sectional. The winner of the three-team, double-elimination sectional will advance to the Region IV finals, which take place May 15-17 in Schaumburg.
 

The full schedule for the...

May 7, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golfers Ryan Ballard (Germantown Hills, Ill./Metamora) and Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) clinched All-Arrowhead Conference honors as the Chargers wrapped up their league schedule with a third-place finish Wednesday in a meet hosted by Black Hawk at Byron Hills.

 

The Chargers shot 322 during Wednesday’s round to finish behind Black Hawk (305) and Sauk Valley (314), which finished first and second,...

May 5, 2015
GALESBURG — Registration is available for Carl Sandburg College this summer’s Carl Sandburg College youth soccer camps, which will be led by head coach Ariel Pesce, assistant coach Kokou Kaho and members of the Chargers men’s soccer team.
 

All campers will be taught fundamentals, tactical awareness and techniques that are critical to the game. Players will learn to receive and pass with all parts of their body in addition to learning unique and individual...

May 5, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s regular season finale scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Augustana JV has been postponed to 6 p.m. Thursday because of anticipated inclement weather.
 

Following Thursday’s finale, the Chargers will open Region IV tournament play Saturday morning in the Elgin sectional. The winner of the three-team, double-elimination sectional will advance to the Region IV finals, which take place May 15-17 in Schaumburg....

May 4, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team will begin play in the Region IV tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Elgin Sectional.
 

The seventh-seeded Chargers (28-24) will take on Morton in their first game before facing the sectional host Spartans at noon Saturday. The winner of the three-team, double-elimination sectional will advance  to the Region IV finals, which take place May 15-17 in Schaumburg.
 

Sandburg split four meetings...

May 4, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s game scheduled for tonight at Augustana JV has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday and will serve as the Chargers’ regular season finale.
 

Sandburg’s game originally scheduled for Tuesday evening at Southeastern (Iowa) has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled. The Chargers have an overall record of 28-24 this season.
 

Carl Sandburg College baseball schedule
 

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May 4, 2015
GALESBURG — A busy weekend for the Carl Sandburg College baseball team resulted in a pair of doubleheader splits.

 

The Chargers closed their home schedule Saturday by falling to Lake County 5-4 before rebounding for a 4-1 victory. Sandburg then traveled to Oakton on Sunday and took Game 1 10-6 before losing 11-2 in the finale.

 

Logan Davis (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) blasted a three-run homer in the second to open the scoring in Game 1 against...

April 30, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College softball players Megan Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) and Hannah Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) have been named to the All-Region IV District A team for their outstanding play for the Chargers this season.
 

Megan Mixer was named to the All-Region first team, while her older sister Hannah received second-team honors.
 

A freshman outfielder/pitcher, Megan Mixer led the Chargers in several offensive categories despite...

April 29, 2015
SUGAR GROVE — Despite seven RBIs from Jena Miller (Monmouth-Roseville), the Carl Sandburg College softball team ended its season Tuesday as Waubonsee swept the Chargers 9-8 and 9-3 in a best-of-three series in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.
 

Waubonsee rallied to win Game 1 with four unanswered runs after the No. 5 seed Chargers grabbed the lead in the sixth. Trailing 6-4 entering the inning, Sandburg got a leadoff home run from Katie...

April 29, 2015
MALTA — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team wrapped up its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Kishwaukee on Tuesday afternoon. The Kougars rallied to take the opener 4-3 and took advantage of six Chargers errors to win Game 2 13-1 in five innings.
 

The Chargers (26-20, 9-7) took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning of Game 1 on a two-out single from Grant Stevens (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield), but Kishwaukee tied it in...

April 28, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College baseball game scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at home against Spoon River has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled.
 

The Chargers (26-18, 9-5) close their Arrowhead Conference schedule this afternoon at Kishwaukee. Sandburg’s next scheduled contest after that is a nine-inning game at 3 p.m. Thursday at Muscatine (Iowa). Entering today’s action, the Chargers had won seven of their last nine games.

 

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