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Oct. 12, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team clinched the Region IV Champions Division title with an 8-2 victory over Richard J. Daley on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

The championship is the first of any kind in program history and extended the Chargers’ winning streak to six games. Sandburg (12-3, 6-1) jumped to a 4-0 lead 27 minutes into the contest.
 

“I couldn’t be more proud of our guys,” Chargers interim coach...

Oct. 11, 2013
BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team is in fourth place after Thursday’s opening round of the Region IV tournament at PrairieView Golf Club. The Chargers shot 323 as a team and are three shots behind Lake County for second place.
 

The top two teams in the tournament qualify for the NJCAA Division II tournament, which will take place in May. Sandburg is in search of its second straight trip to nationals and fourth in the last five years....

Oct. 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team had its three-match Arrowhead Conference winning streak snapped with a 26-24, 14-25, 25-21, 25-22 loss to Illinois Valley on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers (15-12, 6-3) got a team-leading 14 kills and two aces from sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) but were unable to answer a hard-hitting attack by the Eagles (19-9, 7-3). Sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (...

Oct. 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team picked up its fifth straight victory with a 4-0 win over Western Illinois Club on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

The Chargers (11-3) jumped to a 3-0 halftime lead. Sophomore Francis Fiemawhle opened the scoring when he finished off a corner kick from freshman Nitram Senderos in the seventh minute. Freshmen Jake Kirchoff-Sleet and Lawson Crider connected with each other for the Chargers’ next two...

Oct. 9, 2013
LINCOLN—Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) and sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) each had 11 kills as the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team defeated Lincoln 25-21, 26-24, 15-25, 25-20 in a nonconference match Tuesday night.

 

The victory was the sixth in the last seven matches for the Chargers (15-11), who also got nine kills and a team-best 28 assists from sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) and a team-leading 28 digs from...

Oct. 7, 2013
PALATINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team surpassed its win total from last season by winning two out of three matches during Saturday’s Harper Invite.

 

The Chargers (14-11) opened the tournament with a 25-15, 25-12, 25-7 sweep of McHenry. Sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) had a team-best nine kills and sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) added seven. Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 20 assists while freshman Andi...

Oct. 7, 2013
KANKAKEE—Freshmen Lawson Crider and Brandyn Murray teamed up on both goals for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team in Saturday’s 2-1 Region IV Champions Division victory at Kankakee.
 

Murray found Crider in the 11th minute to get the Chargers (10-3, 5-1) on the board. Crider then returned the favor in the 27th minute, feeding Murray for what proved to be the game-winning goal.
 

The game was delayed for an hour in the second half...

Oct. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—The PrairieView Classic, which was scheduled for this afternoon at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron and was to include the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team, has been canceled because of unplayable conditions.
 

The Chargers close the fall season with the Region IV tournament Oct. 10-12 at PrairieView. The top two teams in the tournament will qualify for the NJCAA Division II national tournament in May. Sandburg was runner-up at last year’s...

Oct. 3, 2013
KEWANEE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won its third straight Arrowhead Conference match and second in as many nights with a 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 25-13 victory at Black Hawk East on Wednesday.
 

The Chargers (12-10, 6-2), who also beat the Warriors in four sets in their previous meeting Sept. 10, got a team-high 14 kills along with 10 digs from sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge). Freshmen back row specialists Justine Bodenhamer (...

Oct. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team won its third straight game and eighth in its last nine matches with a 3-1 Region IV Champions Division victory over Kishwaukee on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

The Chargers (9-3, 4-1) got on the board when freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet scored following a throw-in from freshman Jalen Jones. Sandburg, which outshot the Kougars 14-6, took a 2-0 lead into intermission after sophomore Jesse Bathelt...

Oct. 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened the second half of the Arrowhead Conference season with a 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Sauk Valley on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Lorren Newingham (Pittsfield) paced a balanced attack for the Chargers (11-10, 5-2) with 11 kills. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay added 10 kills, sophomore outside hitter Erika Hibberd (Pekin) picked up nine kills and...

Oct. 1, 2013
MONMOUTH—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team swept Monmouth JV 25-11, 25-7, 25-9 on Monday in a nonconference match for its fifth win in its last seven matches.

 

Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had 20 assists, four kills and three aces for the Chargers in the victory. Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) posted a team-best nine kills, and freshman middle hitter Rachel Barr (Mendota) added five kills for Sandburg.

 

The...

Sept. 30, 2013
PALOS HILLS—Lawson Crider scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 85th minute as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team defeated Moraine Valley 2-1 on Saturday in at Region IV Champions Division match.

 

Crider’s conversion came after freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet was fouled in the box and helped the Chargers (8-3-0, 3-1-0) hand the Cyclones (6-2-1, 3-1-0) their first loss in region play.

 

Kirchoff-Sleet was assisted by...

Sept. 30, 2013
ROCK ISLAND—Carl Sandburg College sophomore women’s cross country runner Haley Bolliger broke the school record for a 6-kilometer race during Friday’s Brissman-Lundeen Invitational a Saukie Golf Course.

 

Bolliger, who also holds the women’s 5K school record, finished the race in 24 minutes, 12.2 seconds to break the previous record of 24:52 set by Jessica Hanson in 2007. Bolliger placed 54th out of 425 runners overall.

 

The Chargers women’s...

Sept. 26, 2013
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up its fourth win in five matches with a 25-15, 26-24, 25-18 Arrowhead Conference victory at Highland on Wednesday.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) paced the Chargers (9-9, 4-2) with 12 kills and three aces, and sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) posted 11 kills to go with her team-best 24 assists. Freshman libero Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) led Sandburg defensively with 21 digs...

Sept. 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Freshman Lawson Crider scored two goals, including one of two penalty kicks for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team, in the Chargers’ 4-0 victory over Heartland on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

Crider opened the scoring when he put home a cross from sophomore Jesse Bathelt in the fifth minute for the only goal of the first half. He then converted a penalty kick in the 50th minute after Heartland (5-6-0) was whistled for a...

Sept. 24, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team came up short in a tightly contested Arrowhead Conference match against Kishwaukee 23-25, 26-24, 26-24, 27-25 on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The loss snapped a three-match winning streak for the Chargers (8-9, 3-2) and kept the Kougars (12-9, 5-0) atop the Arrowhead standings.
 

Kishwaukee’s 20-15 lead during the third set was the only time either team had more than a four-point advantage at any...

Sept. 23, 2013
LASALLE—The Carl Sandburg College men's golf team finished 10th in the 20-team Illinois Valley Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Chargers shot 325 during Friday’s opening round at Deer Park Country Club and 320 during Saturday's second round at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club for a two-day total of 645.

 

Sophomore Patrick Lewis (Williamsfield) broke 80 for each round and led the Chargers with a total of 156. Freshman Austin McDougall III (Pekin) finished...

Sept. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore Jesse Bathelt netted a hat trick, but the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team was unable to preserve a three-goal halftime lead in a 5-4 loss to Lake County on Friday at Kleine Equipment Field.

 

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Chargers (6-3-0, 2-1-0) and was their first defeat in Region IV Champions Division play this season.

 

“Sometimes you do just enough to lose and the other team does just...

Sept. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team hosted Lincoln in a dual match Thursday at Lake Bracken Country Club. The Chargers shot a season-best 388 as a team, and Lincoln did not post a team score due to a player sustaining an injury during the round.
 
Sophomore Ellen Corbin (Washington) shot a career-best 93, including a 42 on the back nine, and freshman Skylar Neeley Houzenga also added a 93. Freshman Madison Fuller (Galesburg) posted a 100,...

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