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Oct. 14, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s home game scheduled for 5 p.m. today against St. Ambrose JV has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. A makeup date for the match has yet to be announced.

The Chargers’ next scheduled contest is at 2 p.m. Wednesday against Iowa Western at Kleine Equipment Field.

Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer schedule


Oct. 13, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sophomores Rimi Black (Taylor Ridge, Ill./Rockridge) and Chrissy Kokjohn (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) led the Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams at the Lamb-Kohawk Invitational on Saturday at Noelridge Park.


Black’s time of 29 minutes, 14 seconds was good for 34th place in the 8-kilometer men’s race, while Kokjohn placed 29th in the 6K women’s event with a time of 26:21.


Other finishers for...

Oct. 13, 2014
DES PLAINES—Sophomore Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian) had a hat trick, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team rallied to upset ninth-ranked Oakton 3-2 on Saturday in its Region IV Premier Division finale.

Trailing 2-1 at halftime, the Chargers (5-6-1, 4-3-0) got the equalizer in the second half when sophomore Carlos Viganoni (Davie, Fla./Western) fed Kirchoff-Sleet. It...

Oct. 11, 2014
BYRON — The Carl Sandburg College men's golf team earned its third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament after finishing second in the Region IV tournament Saturday at PrairieView Golf Course.


The Chargers made up a one-shot deficit for the second and final national-qualifying spot by shooting 314 in Saturday’s final round. Sandburg ended with a 54-hole total of 949, six shots ahead of third-place Sauk Valley. Black Hawk won the...

Oct. 9, 2014
BYRON—A strong finish helped the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team get off to a good start in the Region IV tournament Thursday at PrarieView Golf Club.

In search of their third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament, the Chargers shot an opening-round 312 and are in third place after the first day of the 54-hole tournament.

Sandburg shot 7 over par as a team on the back nine and sits just two shots back of co-...

Oct. 9, 2014
GALESBURG — Black Hawk handed the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team a 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 25-21 Arrowhead Conference loss on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


Sandburg (9-11, 4-4) rallied to tie the fourth set at 17 after trailing for much of it, but the Braves pulled away to close out the match. The teams split the season series, with each winning in four sets on the home team’s floor.


Freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone) had...

Oct. 8, 2014
OGLESBY — Freshman outside hitter McKenna Weaver (Limestone) had a team-best 14 kills to help the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team pick up a 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22 Arrowhead Conference victory at Illinois Valley on Tuesday night.


Sandburg (9-10, 4-3) picked up its second straight victory while also snapping a two-game conference skid. The win also gave the Chargers the season sweep over the Eagles.


Freshman Brenna Combs (Abingdon-...

Oct. 6, 2014
WAVERLY, Iowa — Sophomore Chrissy Kokjohn (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) paced the Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country team in Saturday’s Dan Huston Invitational hosted by Wartburg College.


Kokjohn’s time of 26 minutes, 46 seconds in the 6-kilometer women’s race was good for 64th place overall. Sophomore Bayleigh Harrison (Knoxville, Ill./Knoxville) was 102nd in 29:44, and sophomore Tessa Vowels (St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden) was 115th in 32:...

Oct. 2, 2014
GALESBURG — Waubonsee handed the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team a 25-16, 25-12, 25-10 loss in nonconference action Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chiefs (19-8) trailed only after the opening point of the match in handing the Chargers’ (7-8) their second straight sweep. Waubonsee cruised after jumping to leads of 13-5 in the first set, 11-3 in the second and 10-1 in the third.

Freshman Jenn Price (United) had six kills...

Oct. 1, 2014
DAVENPORT, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw at St. Ambrose JV on Tuesday evening in nonconference action.

The Fighting Bees opened the scoring in the fifth minute, but the Chargers (4-5-2) got the equalizer in the 10th minute when sophomore Nitram Senderos (Cartersville, Ga./Darlington) fed sophomore Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian).

“We dominated the second half but...

Sept. 30, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened the second half of its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 loss to Black Hawk East on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


Facing set point at 24-22 in the opener, the Chargers (7-7, 3-3) tied it with three straight points, including an ace from sophomore Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) and a block from sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota). The Warriors, though, came back with a...

Sept. 30, 2014
MONMOUTH — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up its second win in a week over Monmouth JV, beating the Fighting Scots 25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 25-9 on Monday night.


The Chargers (6-7) were led by 10 kills apiece from sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) and freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone). Barr also added five blocks, as did sophomore Sam Roth (Stark County). Brenna Comps (Abingdon-Avon) had a team-best 16 assists, while Brea Simkins (United)...

Sept. 29, 2014
ROCK ISLAND — The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams competed Friday in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College.


About 1,000 runners from approximately 40 colleges took part in one of Sandburg’s biggest meets of the season. The Chargers were led by sophomore Rimi Black (Taylor Ridge, Ill./Rockridge) in the men’s race as Black finished the 8-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 42 seconds.


Other finishers for the...

Sept. 27, 2014
GALESBURG—Morton jumped to an early lead and never looked back in handing the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team a 7-2 Region IV Premier Division loss Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.

The Chargers (4-5-1, 3-2-0) have dropped three of their last four games since going unbeaten in four straight.

The Panthers (9-1-3, 4-0-1) grabbed a 3-0 lead less than 32 minutes in before Sandburg got on the board in the 42nd minute when...

Sept. 26, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team dropped a nonconference match at nationally ranked Indian Hills (Iowa) 25-17, 25-13, 25-18 on Thursday night.


The Chargers (5-7), playing for the fourth night in a row and third straight on the road, were led by sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) with six kills and four blocks. Sophomore Katie McGee (Galesburg) had four kills, freshman Brea Simkins (United) seven assists and sophomore Justine...

Sept. 25, 2014
NORMAL — The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday evening in a nonconference match at Heartland.


The teams played to a scoreless regulation and first overtime period before the Hawks got the game-winner past Sandburg keeper Gerardo Molina (Guatemala City, Guatemala/Select Guatemala). It was just the second time the Chargers (4-4-1) have been shut out this season.


“We played a really good game, but...

Sept. 25, 2014
DIXON — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team’s five-game winning streak came to an end with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 Arrowhead Conference loss at Sauk Valley on Wednesday.


The loss dropped the Chargers to 5-6 overall on the season and 3-2 in Arrowhead play.


Freshman setter Brenna Combs had 17 assists for Sandburg in the match.


"I was proud of the hustle we gave but we didn't execute,” Chargers coach Todd Winkler said. “...

Sept. 24, 2014
FREEPORT — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team rallied win its fifth straight match with a 25-13, 24-26, 23-25, 25-16, 16-14 Arrowhead Conference victory at Highland on Tuesday night.


The Chargers (5-5, 3-1) won their third straight conference match and evened their overall record after dropping their first five contests of the season.


Sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) had a team-high nine blocks and sophomore Sam Roth (Stark County)...

Sept. 23, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team earned its fourth straight victory with a 25-11, 25-22, 25-22 sweep of Monmouth JV on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chargers (4-5), who have won 12 of their last 13 sets and haven’t dropped a set in three home matches, dominated the opener. Sandburg took 13 of the final 14 points, including three of the last four on aces from freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone).


Sept. 22, 2014
LA SALLE — Sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) posted rounds in the 70s each day as the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team finished fifth in the 16-team Illinois Valley Classic over the weekend.


Led by Mullins’ 3-over-par 75, the Sandburg Red team shot a season-best 311 during Saturday’s second round at Senica’s Oak Ridge. Freshman Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) and sophomore Austin McDougall III (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) each added a...