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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...

May 9, 2014
GALESBURG—Jack Berlett of Washington High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team. The left-hander was a Class 2A sectional qualifier last fall during his senior season with the Panthers.
 

Berlett joins a Chargers program that later this month will make its second straight trip and fourth appearance in the last five years at the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Sandburg’s 12th-place finish at last year’s...

May 7, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team ended its regular season by winning the final Arrowhead Conference meet of the spring, which was hosted by the Chargers on Tuesday at Lake Bracken Country Club.

 

Sandburg’s 317 team total edged Black Hawk by three strokes. Highland (326), Illinois Valley (341) and Sauk Valley (345) rounded out the team scoring. Chargers sophomore Joey Juergens (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) was the meet medalist after shooting...

May 7, 2014
GALESBURG—Trevor Lay of Wethersfield High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

A 5-foot-10 guard, Lay joins the Chargers following a decorated career with the Flying Geese. He averaged 28.9 points per game during his senior season, helping him be named to the Associated Press Class 1A all-state first team and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 1A/2A all-state first team.
 

Lay...

May 6, 2014
GALESBURG—Caleb Newell of United High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.
 

While with the Red Storm, Newell was a three-time Class 1A sectional qualifier and two-time All-Lincoln Trail Conference honoree. This past fall, Newell was a Class 1A regional medalist, and he was the medalist at the United Open.
 

Newell joins a Chargers program that later this month will make its second straight trip...

May 2, 2014
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team wrapped up its Arrowhead Conference schedule by splitting a doubleheader at Illinois Valley Thursday. The Eagles won the opener before Sandburg won Game 2 12-7 to snap a five-game losing streak.

 

Connor Shaw (Moline, Ill./Moline) delivered a two-out, two-strike single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to drive in two and break a 4-4 tie in Game 2. The Chargers (18-23-1, 10-9-1) added six more runs in...

April 30, 2014
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College softball team saw its season end Wednesday, as it was swept by Illinois Valley in the first round of the Region IV tournament. The Eagles took Game 1 of the best-of-three series 11-0 in five innings and scored three unanswered runs late in Game 2 for a 10-7 victory.
 

The Chargers (17-29), who won three of four from the Eagles in the regular season, were shut out on four hits in the opener. Sophomore Kaylee Moseley (...

April 29, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s Arrowhead Conference doubleheader scheduled for this afternoon at Illinois Valley has been postponed to 2 p.m. Thursday because of unplayable conditions.
 

Also, the Chargers’ game scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against Knox at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled.
 

Carl Sandburg College baseball schedule
 

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