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July 31, 2013
GALESBURG—Austin McDougall of Pekin High School has signed to play next season with the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team. McDougall averaged 38 per nine holes last fall during his senior season with the Dragons.
 

Sandburg last season made its third appearance in four years at the NJCAA Division II national tournament and tied for 12th at the event, the best finish in program history. The Chargers open their fall season Aug. 30 with the Highland “36”...

July 29, 2013
GALESBURG—Former Carl Sandburg College men's golfer Cody Reiber won the 2013 Galesburg Men's All-City golf tournament title by shooting a 4-over-par 76 on Sunday at Soangetaha Country Club to claim the championship by four strokes. Reiber finished the tournament with a four-day total of 290 and didn't relinquish the top spot after leading by a shot at the end of the second round.

 

Reiber played for the Chargers from 2011-2013, earning All-Arrowhead...

July 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Galesburg High School graduate Kenzie Payton has signed to run next season for the Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country team.
 

Payton, a 2010 graduate of GHS, previously ran for the women’s track and field team at Monmouth College. A four-year member of the track and field team at GHS, she was part of the school record-setting 4x400-meter relay team that placed third at the 2009 Class 2A state meet and the 4x200 relay that also finished...

July 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Ryan Ballard and Dylan Mullins of Metamora High School and Bryer Anderson of Farmington High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team.
 

Ballard earned second-team All-Mid-Illini Conference honors as a senior with the Redbirds, helping them to a second-place finish in the league. He also finished third overall at the Class 2A regional as Metamora finished second and advanced to sectionals. Ballard placed...

July 1, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball and women’s golf coach Mike Bailey has been promoted to athletic director following approval Thursday by the College’s Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting. Bailey began his new position today.
 

Bailey has been at Sandburg since 1997, and he will be entering his eighth season as the Chargers’ women’s basketball coach and third as women’s golf coach. He’s also spent the past seven years as the...

June 27, 2013
GALESBURG—The registration deadline is July 5 for the fifth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Golf Outing, which will take place July 15 at Lake Bracken Country Club.
 

Registration for the four-person scramble begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and an awards dinner at 5 p.m. The cost is $80 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental and dinner. Participants without a full four-person team will be assigned to a...

June 24, 2013
GALESBURG—Katie McGee of Galesburg High School and Samantha Roth of Stark County High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team.
 

McGee, a 5-foot-9 right side hitter, was an honorable mention All-Western Big 6 Conference selection as a senior last fall. McGee also will play for the Chargers’ softball team next season. A pitcher for the Silver Streaks, she finished third in the WB6 in strikeouts in 2011.
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June 24, 2013
GALESBURG—Jacob Wolf of Galesburg High School and David Kantor of Mercer County High School have signed to run next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s cross country team.

 

Wolf was a two-year member of the Silver Streaks’ boys cross country team. He helped Galesburg qualify for the Class 2A sectional meet as a senior last fall.

 

Kantor finished ninth at the Class 1A Macomb Regional during his senior season, helping the Golden Eagles...

June 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Three recently graduated Carl Sandburg College student-athletes and the Sandburg women’s basketball team have earned honors from the NJCAA for their outstanding performance in the classroom during the 2012-2013 academic year.
 

Baseball player Brian Pflum and women’s basketball players Jessica Abel and Makenzie Frank each received the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for posting a grade point average of 3.60-3.79 on a 4.0 scale. More...

June 7, 2013
GALESBURG—Thirty-seven Carl Sandburg College student-athletes from nine different sports — including six student-athletes who participated in multiple sports — earned academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors for their performances in the classroom during the 2012-2013 academic year. Student-athletes must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average and pass a minimum of 12 hours each semester to qualify for the academic all-conference team.
 

The following...

May 24, 2013
SCOTTSBORO, Ala.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team posted its best finish in program history and tied the school record for lowest total score during the final round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Friday at Goose Pond Colony.

 

The Chargers tied Clarendon (Texas) for 12th in the tournament, and their four-day total of 1,222 matched that of the 2011 team that placed 14th, the school’s previous best overall finish.

 

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May 23, 2013
SCOTTSBORO, Ala.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team is alone in 12th place after Thursday’s third round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Goose Pond Colony and is in position to post the program’s best finish ever at nationals.

 

The Chargers shot 312 as a team Thursday and have a three-day total of 918. Sandburg is two shots ahead of 13th-place Allegany (Md.) and 12 shots behind Murray State (Okla.) for 11th. Kirkwood (Iowa) is in 10th...

May 22, 2013
SCOTTSBORO, Ala.—Sophomore Cody Reiber shot an even-par 72 and the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team is tied for 12th after the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday at Goose Pond Colony.
 

The Chargers posted a 304 as a team during the second round, and their two-day total of 606 has them tied with Allegany (Md.) and three strokes behind 11th-place Murray State (Okla.). First-round leader South Mountain (Ariz.) shot 285 as...

May 21, 2013
SCOTTSBORO, Ala.—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team sits in a three-way tie for 10th place after Tuesday’s first round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Goose Pond Colony.

 

Making their third appearance at nationals in the last four years, the Chargers shot 302 as a team – their second lowest score of the spring season – and are tied with Tyler (Texas) and Surry (N.C.) in the team standings. South Mountain (Ariz.) leads after posting a...

Courtesy of Knox College Athletics

May 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Knox College baseball team’s fine season is reflected in the all-conference selections and awards.

 

Senior outfielder Caleb Weaver (Galesburg, Ill./ Galesburg) is among five Knox players named to the 2013 All-Midwest Conference South Division First Team. Weaver, who played at Carl Sandburg College from 2010-11 and graduated from Sandburg as a member of the Gale Scholars program, also is the South...

May 16, 2013
GALESBURG—Finals exams may be over, but five Carl Sandburg College students won’t start their summer break until next week.
 

The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team still has business to take care of, as it will compete in the NJCAA Division II championship May 21-24 at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Ala.
 

It’s the third time in the last four years the Chargers have punched their ticket to nationals, but because the team didn’t qualify...

May 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College softball players Jordyn Chasteen, Grace Cleair, Brooke Howard and Lindsay Lippert have been named to the all-Arrowhead Conference team for their play this season.

 

Chasteen, a freshman shortstop from Canton High School, hit .340 with 23 RBIs and a team-leading 30 runs scored in 47 games. She also led the Chargers with 13 doubles and a pair of home runs. Chasteen’s .489 slugging percentage was good for second on the squad, and...

May 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College sophomore shortstop Brian Pflum (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) and freshman pitcher Brendan Butrimas (Mississauga, Ontario/Philip Pocock) have been named to the all-Arrowhead Conference team for their outstanding play this season.
 

Pflum, a transfer from Loras College, led the Chargers in the Triple Crown categories with a .351 batting average, two home runs (tied with freshman outfielder Connor Shaw) and 35 RBIs. He also had...

May 13, 2013
KANKAKEE—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team ended its season with a pair of losses Saturday in the Region IV sectional tournament at Kankakee. The Chargers opened the day with an 8-4 loss to Elgin in a back-and-forth contest, then were eliminated in an 8-0 loss to Kankakee in the afternoon.

 

Sandburg (25-25) took a 4-3 lead over Elgin after its half of the seventh but saw the Spartans score five unanswered runs to win it. The Chargers had leads of 2-1...

May 10, 2013
GALESBURG—Mason City Illini Central High School’s Jordan Bradshaw and Jared Entwistle have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team.
 

Bradshaw, a 6-foot forward, averaged 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds as a senior and was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A/2A all-state fourth team.
 

Entwistle, a 5-11 guard, averaged team-highs of 14.9 points, 6.3 assists and 3.1 steals as a senior...

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