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Dec. 9, 2014
GALESBURG—Clint Russell of Peoria Christian High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team.
 

Russell, a 5-foot-7, 120-pound left back, helped the Peoria Christian finish with an 18-6-1 record and reach the Class 1A supersectionals this past fall. He was an honorable mention all-area selection by the Peoria Journal Star, was named to the Peoria High School Soccer Coaches Association’s Senior All-Star Classic and...

Dec. 6, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa—Indian Hills (Iowa), the seventh-ranked team in Division I, proved to be too much for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball Saturday, handing the Chargers a 97-46 loss Saturday evening in the PCS Classic.
 

Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) and freshman guard Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) each scored 14 points to lead Sandburg (8-4) offensively. Gooden’s total came on 5-of-10 shooting, including a 4-for-8...

Dec. 5, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team jumped out to a double-digit lead but saw it slip away in an 85-73 loss to Marshalltown (Iowa) on Friday in the PCS Classic.
 

The Chargers (8-3) shot 16 of 24 from the floor — including 6 of 10 from 3-point range — en route to taking a 45-30 halftime lead. Sandburg’s first-half performance included hitting its first six shots as well as a 16-0 run to take a 30-13 lead. The Chargers had a 17-...

Dec. 3, 2014
LINCOLN—Joey Olden couldn’t have scripted a better homecoming.

 

The Carl Sandburg College freshman guard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in his first game back in his hometown to give the Chargers a 68-67 come-from-behind victory over Lincoln on Wednesday night.

 

With time winding down and Sandburg (8-2) trailing 67-65, freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) drove into the lane and kicked it out to sophomore guard...

Dec. 3, 2014
GALESBURG — Southeastern (Iowa) took a double-digit lead into halftime and handed the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 60-53 loss on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium that snapped the Chargers’ three-game winning streak.
 

The Chargers (3-6) held a 17-16 lead before the Blackhawks (7-2), who beat Sandburg 72-36 last month, used a 16-3 spurt in the middle of the first half to take a 32-20 lead with 7:51 before halftime.
 

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Dec. 2, 2014
GALESBURG — Chelsea Lesniewski of Fulton High School and Kaylen Peterson of West Prairie High School have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team. Lesniewski also will play softball for the Chargers.
 

A 5-foot-11 outside hitter, Lesniewski was a first-team All-Three Rivers Conference pick this fall after racking up 229 kills and 178 digs while leading the Steamers to a 17-16-2 record and Class 2A regional final appearance....

Dec. 2, 2014
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — Southeastern (Iowa) began to pull away midway through the first half and handed the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team its second straight loss, 92-54 on Monday night.

 

The Chargers (7-2) scored the game’s first six points, but the Blackhawks went on to shoot 51 percent from the floor and had a 48-23 advantage on the glass.

 

Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) had 11 points on 4-of...

Nov. 29, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team’s unbeaten start to the season ended at seven games with a 105-93 loss to Olive-Harvey on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Facing each other for the first time since the Chargers’ victory in last season’s Region IV championship, the Panthers (4-3) led for the final 36 minutes, 22 seconds. A 7-0 run gave Olive-Harvey its first double-digit lead at 39-27 with 6:39 left in the first half...

Nov. 25, 2014
MONMOUTH — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team picked up its third straight victory with a 65-54 win at Monmouth JV on Monday night.

 

Freshman guard McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) paced the Chargers (3-5) with team highs of 25 points and eight rebounds. Weaver’s scoring output also was her season best. Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) added 16 points and six boards for Sandburg, which led 30-25 at...

Nov. 22, 2014
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) scored 28 points off the bench and the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team remained undefeated with a 104-79 victory over Wisconsin-Rock County on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the final game of the Sandburg Classic.

 

For the third time in a row and fourth time this season, all 13 players who suited up for the Chargers (7-0) scored. It’s also the second time in three games...

Nov. 22, 2014
GALESBURG—Freshman guard Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) had season highs of 31 points and 11 rebounds as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team rallied to beat Wisconsin-Rock County 101-93 in double overtime Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Sandburg Classic.
 

The Chargers (2-5) trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half before coming back to pick up their second win in as many days. Lieber finished 10 of 24 from the...

Nov. 21, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team had all 13 players score for the second straight game as it steamrolled Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County 97-50 on Friday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Sandburg Classic to remain undefeated.
 

The Chargers (6-0) jumped to a 26-7 lead and had a 46-27 advantage at halftime. Sandburg put the game away with a 17-0 run in the second half to go up 67-30 with 11:24 to go.
 

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Nov. 21, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team used a pair of double-digit, first-half runs to pick up its first victory of the season in a 59-38 win over Lincoln on Friday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Sandburg Classic.
 

An early 12-0 run gave the Chargers (1-5) a 14-2 lead. After the Lynx (1-7) cut it to 16-12, Sandburg scored 11 straight points and held a double-digit lead the remainder of the contest. Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (...

Nov. 20, 2014
Tryouts for current students interested in being part of the 2015-2016 Carl Sandburg College men's soccer team will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 inside John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

For questions or more information, contact head coach Ariel Pesce at 309.341.5256 or apesce@sandburg.edu.

 

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Nov. 19, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees (BOT) and the Sandburg Education Association (SEA) are pleased to announce an extension of the labor agreement through fiscal year 2019. The Trustees formally approved the agreement at its regular meeting Nov. 18, 2014.
 

This agreement allows Carl Sandburg College to continue to focus its attention on its students and their success. Carl Sandburg College utilizes interest-based bargaining, which is a...

Nov. 18, 2014
GALESBURG—John Wood rode a red-hot start to hand the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 68-56 loss Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Blazers (3-2) scored 20 unanswered points in the first 6 minutes and held a double-digit lead the remainder of the contest. The Chargers (0-5) were held scoreless until a 3-pointer by freshman Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) with 12:09 left in the half. Sandburg, though, didn’t go quietly...

Nov. 15, 2014
OGLESBY—A balanced attack led to another victory for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team as the Chargers beat Oakton 68-49 in the IVCC Classic to remain unbeaten on the season.
 

Every player got into the game for Sandburg (5-0), and all 13 recorded at least one field goal. Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) led the way with a game-high 13 points.
 

Hunter’s high school teammate, freshman forward...

Nov. 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Waubonsee responded after the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team took a second-half lead to spoil the Chargers’ home opener in a 63-57 loss Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

A 7-0 run, capped by a mid-range jumper from sophomore guard Haylee Swanson (Altona, Ill./ROWVA), gave the Chargers (0-4) a 41-37 lead midway through the second half, but it didn’t take long for the Chiefs (3-1) to rally. A 10-0 run by Waubonsee put...

Nov. 14, 2014
OGLESBY—Freshman guard Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) scored 19 points and the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team held off Waubonsee for a 64-60 victory Friday evening in the IVCC Classic.
 

Lay finished with three 3-pointers and went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the second half as the Chargers (4-0) remained unbeaten on the season. Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) added 13 points for Sandburg, and...

Nov. 14, 2014
GALESBURG—Representatives from area manufacturers, K-12 schools, state legislators and Carl Sandburg College employees came together Thursday morning to discuss shared topics between the education and industrial sectors during a Manufacturing Breakfast at Carl Sandburg College.
 

About 50 area leaders in education and industry attended the event, which included conversations about workforce training, necessary employee skills and trends within the business...

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