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Aug. 25, 2014
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Facing three teams ranked in the initial NJCAA poll of the season, the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team dropped all four of its matches in the season-opening Battle of the Dells on Friday and Saturday.

 

The Chargers (0-4) opened play Friday with a 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 loss to top-ranked Parkland, followed by a 25-14, 25-15, 25-18 sweep at the hands of No. 17 Iowa Central that afternoon.

 

Sandburg tested Owens (...

Aug. 25, 2014
BYRON — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team opened its season by taking sixth place at the PrairieView Preview on Friday at PrairieView Golf Club.

 

Making his collegiate debut, freshman Caleb Newell (Monmouth, Ill./United) led the Chargers’ Red team with a 7-over-par 79. Sophomores Ryan Ballard (Germantown Hills, Ill./Metamora) and Austin McDougall III (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) each carded an 82, and sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) shot...

Aug. 15, 2014
GALESBURG—For the first time, the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team will have a preseason intra-squad scrimmage open to the public when it holds the Navy & Red Scrimmage at 6 p.m. Tuesday in John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

Admission is free for all Sandburg students, faculty and staff, and the general public is asked to bring an item to be donated to the Carl Sandburg College Resource Room.
 

The Resource Room was established in 2010 to...

June 24, 2014
GALESBURG—Three Carl Sandburg College student-athletes and two Chargers teams have earned honors from the NJCAA for their outstanding performances in the classroom during the 2013-2014 academic year.
 

Sophomore women’s golfer Ellen Corbin (Washington, Ill./Washington), sophomore softball player Whitney Freeman (London Mills, Ill./Spoon River Valley) and sophomore men’s basketball player Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) each received the NJCAA Award for...

June 20, 2014
GALESBURG—Abingdon-Avon High School graduate Dakota Nagel has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.

A 6-foot-5 forward, Nagel averaged five points, eight rebounds and five blocks per game last season as a senior for the Tornadoes. He was named to the All-Prairieland Conference second team and helped A-Town to a 16-11 overall record.
 

“Dakota is a tremendous athlete who can block shots from anywhere on the...

June 19, 2014
GALESBURG—Destinee Oenes of Amboy High School and Danielle Harper of Lewistown High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College softball team.
 

Oenes, a 5-foot-3 third baseman/pitcher, helped lead the Clippers to a 22-11 record and fourth-place finish in the Class 1A state tournament as a senior this past spring. The state tournament appearance was Amboy’s first in school history, and Oenes’ walk-off home run against Orangeville...

June 17, 2014
GALESBURG—Sherrard High School graduate Elijah Secor has signed to run next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s cross country team.
 

Secor was a Class 1A sectional qualifier last fall during his senior season with the Tigers, and he was part of Sherrard’s team that won a Class 1A regional title and finished 21st at the state meet in 2011.

 

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Elijah Secor

June 3, 2014
GALESBURG—Samuel Bil and Travis Witt have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team. Both played this past season as freshmen at Clinton (Iowa) Community College.
 

A 6-foot-4 forward from Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Kennedy High School, Bill played in all 28 games and averaged 8.7 points and 3.2 rebounds as a freshman for the Cougars last season. He averaged 9.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two matchups against Sandburg last year...

May 29, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College baseball players Connor Shaw (Moline, Ill./Moline) and Jeff Trokey (Troy, Mo./Buchanan) have been named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team for their outstanding play for the Chargers this past season.
 

Shaw, a sophomore outfielder, played in 46 of Sandburg’s 49 games this spring. He hit .278 overall, and his .370 average in league play was the third highest marking among Arrowhead Conference outfielders. His tiebreaking,...

May 29, 2014
GALESBURG—Forty-one Carl Sandburg College student-athletes — including four who participated in multiple sports — earned academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors for their performances in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic year.
 

All 10 Chargers teams were represented by at least one member on the academic all-conference team. Student-athletes must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average and passed a minimum of 24 hours during the academic...

May 23, 2014
PLYMOUTH, Ind.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted its best score of the week and finished in 17th place Friday during the final round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Swan Lake Resort.

 

“It was nice to see this team to go out on a good note,” Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle said. “They had nothing to lose today, and they went out and played like it. We played our best round of the week by far.”

 

The Chargers totaled a...

May 22, 2014
PLYMOUTH, Ind.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team remained in 17th place but trimmed its deficit behind Independence (Kan.) to just three shots after the third round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Thursday at Swan Lake Resort.

 

The Chargers trailed Independence by 15 shots entering the round but ended the day three shots behind the Pirates after shooting 336 as a team. Sandburg’s three-round total of 997 is nine shots ahead of College...

May 21, 2014
PLYMOUTH, Ind.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team improved its score by 11 shots and moved into sole possession of 17th place during the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday at Swan Lake Resort.
 

Each of the Chargers’ four scorers topped their totals from the opening round. Sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) led Sandburg with a 2-over-par 74 that included an even-par performance on the back nine....

May 20, 2014
PLYMOUTH, Ind.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team shot 336 and is tied for 17th after Tuesday’s opening round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Swan Lake Resort.
 

Making their second straight appearance at nationals and fourth in the last five years, the Chargers had all four of their scorers shoot in the 80s. Sandburg is tied with host school Ancilla (Ind.) and is two shots behind Independence (Kan.) for 16th place. Despite posting...

May 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Reaching the NJCAA Division II national tournament is nothing new for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf program, but playing in it will be a new experience for all but one member of this year’s team.
 

The Chargers will be making their second straight appearance and fourth in the last five years at nationals when the four-day tournament kicks off Tuesday at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind., but sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg, Ill./...

May 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Sedrick Jones Jr. of Rockford Guilford High School has signed to play for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team next season.
 

Jones, a 6-foot guard, averaged 18.4 points per game in his senior season with the Vikings. He was the second leading scorer in the Northern Illinois Conference and was a first-team all-conference pick in basketball and football.
 

Jones will join a Chargers team that is coming off the program’s...

May 14, 2014
GALESBURG—After finishing their careers with the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team, Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford), Aaron Powers (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier), Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) and Jacob Warner (Galva, Ill./Galva) will continue to play next season at four-year institutions.
 

Hubbard will suit up at Georgia College, Powers at Park University, Wendling at Central Methodist University and Warner at Eureka College. Hubbard...

May 14, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball coach Mike Bailey has announced the signing of 10 players who will suit up for the Chargers next season.
 

Jessica Lieber and Allison Mangieri of Galesburg High School; Brenna Combs of Abingdon High School; Kaity Perry of Astoria High School; Renae Stock of Davenport (Iowa) West High School; MaKayla Hartter of Washington High School; Nicole Bornsheuer of Bureau Valley High School; Sarah Linder of Canton High...

May 12, 2014
ELGIN—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team saw its season come to an end with a pair of losses in the Region IV sectional tournament Saturday at Elgin.

 

The Chargers dropped their opening game 14-6 to Prairie State before being eliminated with a 12-4 loss to Elgin. Sandburg finishes the season with a 19-29-1 overall record and a 10-9-1 mark in the Arrowhead Conference.

 

The Chargers jumped ahead late against Prairie State with a five-run...

May 9, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College softball players Jordyn Chasteen (Canton), Hannah Johnson (Illinois Valley Central), Kaylee Moseley (Rockridge), Corinne Heins (Lowpoint-Washburn) and Danielle Kenney (Stark County) have earned accolades for their outstanding play for the Chargers this season.
 

Chasteen was an All-Arrowhead Conference and first-team All-Region IV District A selection. Johnson and Moseley each were named to the all-region second team, and Heins...

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