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Illini West Cross Country competed at the sectional race in Elmwood October 29th 2022

Illini West Cross Country competed at the sectional race in Elmwood  October 29th 2022

115   Chase Mudd                     19:01:64

138   Hector Cano                      21:24:42

144 Paxton Moorhouse             22:58:35

146  Spencer Brown                   23:17:85

147 Joshua Mullen                     23:21:14

148 Kayden Swisher                   23:21:23

 90 Emma Whitaker                     22:18:41

 

 

 

Fernetti Set to Start 1st Season as Sandburg Women's Hoops Coach

Fernetti Set to Start 1st Season as Sandburg Women’s Hoops Coach

 

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team looks to have a fresh start with a new coach this season.

 

Kellen Fernetti, a Niota native and 2001 graduate of Nauvoo-Colusa High School, was hired as the Chargers’ new coach in April. Fernetti comes to Sandburg with more than 15 years of experience coaching at the four-year college, community college and high school levels.

 

The Chargers kick off their season at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at home against Southeastern.

 

NOTABLE RETURNERS

Addison Eger (Mendon, Ill./Unity), 5-9 sophomore guard

  • Third-year sophomore averaged 19 points per game last season
  • Scored a career-high 42 points Feb. 11 against Illinois Valley
  • Second-Team All-Arrowhead Conference last season
  • Second-Team All-Region IV last two seasons
  • Fernetti: “Addison is a scorer that can make shots at all three levels.”  

 

Natalie Righi (Pekin Ill./Pekin), 5-8 sophomore forward

  • Led the team in rebounding with 7.2 per game as a freshman last season.
  • Fernetti: “Natalie is all energy all the time and is an effective player in the paint offensively as well as defensively.” 

 

KEY NEWCOMERS

Elly Bentley (Bartonville Ill./Limestone), 5-3 freshman guard

  • Fernetti: “Elly is a natural point guard that is also capable of scoring the basketball well. She sees the floor very well and is a competitor on defense.”

 

Armani Revis (Galesburg Ill./Galesburg), 5-3 freshman guard

  • Fernetti: “Armani provides a great spark for us defensively and is an energetic player.”

 

Gracie Sims (Rock Island Ill./Rock Island), 5-5 freshman guard

  • Fernetti: “Gracie knows the game of basketball and is an athletic player. She communicates at a high level for us, which is infectious for our team.”

 

WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR TEAM THIS SEASON?

Fernetti: “My expectations for this basketball team are that we will be a team that competes each and every night during the course of the season. We will not be so much concerned with the scoreboard but on how we are playing. We know we have a challenging schedule with the Arrowhead Conference and Region IV, and we will have to be ready to play every game.”

 

GAME TO WATCH

Pack the House Night vs. Black Hawk on Feb. 7

 

THIS WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL SEASON IF …

Fernetti: “This will be a successful season if we limit turnovers and rebound the basketball. These are two points of emphasis we have had in the preseason and early on in practice. Have the approach of being better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today. Also, competing on the defensive side of the basketball and playing with a good pace will be factors for us to be successful. Lastly, having great energy and enthusiasm for our teammates and ourselves will be a factor in how well we will do this year.”

 

THE LAST WORD FROM COACH FERNETTI

“I believe this will be a team that will be easy to cheer for and support. This team has been a joy to work with, and each player brings a great work ethic. We will be a team that plays very hard each game.”


Fernetti Set to Start 1st Season as Sandburg Women's Hoops Coach

Fernetti Set to Start 1st Season as Sandburg Women’s Hoops Coach

 

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team looks to have a fresh start with a new coach this season.

 

Kellen Fernetti, a Niota native and 2001 graduate of Nauvoo-Colusa High School, was hired as the Chargers’ new coach in April. Fernetti comes to Sandburg with more than 15 years of experience coaching at the four-year college, community college and high school levels.

 

The Chargers kick off their season at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at home against Southeastern.

 

NOTABLE RETURNERS

Addison Eger (Mendon, Ill./Unity), 5-9 sophomore guard

  • Third-year sophomore averaged 19 points per game last season
  • Scored a career-high 42 points Feb. 11 against Illinois Valley
  • Second-Team All-Arrowhead Conference last season
  • Second-Team All-Region IV last two seasons
  • Fernetti: “Addison is a scorer that can make shots at all three levels.”  

 

Natalie Righi (Pekin Ill./Pekin), 5-8 sophomore forward

  • Led the team in rebounding with 7.2 per game as a freshman last season.
  • Fernetti: “Natalie is all energy all the time and is an effective player in the paint offensively as well as defensively.” 

 

KEY NEWCOMERS

Elly Bentley (Bartonville Ill./Limestone), 5-3 freshman guard

  • Fernetti: “Elly is a natural point guard that is also capable of scoring the basketball well. She sees the floor very well and is a competitor on defense.”

 

Armani Revis (Galesburg Ill./Galesburg), 5-3 freshman guard

  • Fernetti: “Armani provides a great spark for us defensively and is an energetic player.”

 

Gracie Sims (Rock Island Ill./Rock Island), 5-5 freshman guard

  • Fernetti: “Gracie knows the game of basketball and is an athletic player. She communicates at a high level for us, which is infectious for our team.”

 

WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR TEAM THIS SEASON?

Fernetti: “My expectations for this basketball team are that we will be a team that competes each and every night during the course of the season. We will not be so much concerned with the scoreboard but on how we are playing. We know we have a challenging schedule with the Arrowhead Conference and Region IV, and we will have to be ready to play every game.”

 

GAME TO WATCH

Pack the House Night vs. Black Hawk on Feb. 7

 

THIS WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL SEASON IF …

Fernetti: “This will be a successful season if we limit turnovers and rebound the basketball. These are two points of emphasis we have had in the preseason and early on in practice. Have the approach of being better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today. Also, competing on the defensive side of the basketball and playing with a good pace will be factors for us to be successful. Lastly, having great energy and enthusiasm for our teammates and ourselves will be a factor in how well we will do this year.”

 

THE LAST WORD FROM COACH FERNETTI

“I believe this will be a team that will be easy to cheer for and support. This team has been a joy to work with, and each player brings a great work ethic. We will be a team that plays very hard each game.”


Illini West falls to Quincy Notre Dame at the QND Regional in 2 games: 13-25, 17-25

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 7, Josie Bryan with 6.

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 8, Reagan Reed with 5.

Digs-

Reagan Reed with 7, Corin Robinson and Josie Bryan with 5. 

Service Points-

Josie Bryan with 4 and 2 aces. 

 

Chargers finish their season tying with the second most wins in school history at 28-9. Despite graduating a large class last year and having no seniors this season,  " I am very proud of our small team for what they accomplished this year. We have a fantastic group of girls who worked hard all season and played selflessly and fearlessly- 2 traits that will benefit them well beyond the court. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them."- Dakota Lafferty 

Illini West vs. West Hancock Volleyball Scores and Stats (Regionals)

Illini West defeats West Hancock at the QND Regional in 2 games: 25-14, 25-21

eading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Josie Bryan with 12, Reagan Reed and Madalyn Boyer with 7. 

Assists- 

Reagan Reed with 12, Josie Bryan with 10.

Digs-

Josie Bryan with 11, Reagan Reed and Abi White with 9. 

Service Points-

Abi White with 13 and 3 aces, Reagan Reed with 8. 

 

Chargers are now  28-8 and play again Thursday at 6:00 p.m. vs. QND at the Pit for the Regional Championship. 

 

 

 

Illini West falls to Mendon Unity on the road in 2: 19-25, 22-25

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 12, Josie Bryan with 10. 

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 12, Reagan Reed with 10. 

Digs-

Josie Bryan with 6, Corin Robinson, Reagan Reed, and Kaelyn Ferrill with 5. 

Service Points-

Josie Bryan with 6 and 3 aces. 

 

Chargers finish regular season with a 27-8 record. 

Illini West Volleyball falls to Southeastern at home in 2: 24-26, 12-25

Illini West Volleyball  falls to Southeastern at home in 2: 24-26, 12-25

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 12, Josie Bryan with 7, Madalyn Boyer with 5

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 13, Reagan Reed with 6

Digs-

Josie Bryan with 13, Reagan Reed with 8, Abi White with 7, Kaelyn Ferrill with 5

Service Points-

Josie Bryan with 7 and 1 ace

 

Chargers are now 27-7 and play again Thursday at Mendon Unity at 7 p.m.

Illini West Volleyball falls to Southeastern at home in 2: 24-26, 12-25

Illini West Volleyball  falls to Southeastern at home in 2: 24-26, 12-25

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 12, Josie Bryan with 7, Madalyn Boyer with 5

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 13, Reagan Reed with 6

Digs-

Josie Bryan with 13, Reagan Reed with 8, Abi White with 7, Kaelyn Ferrill with 5

Service Points-

Josie Bryan with 7 and 1 ace

 

Chargers are now 27-7 and play again Thursday at Mendon Unity at 7 p.m.

Illini West Volleyball falls to Southeastern at home in 2: 24-26, 12-25

Illini West Volleyball  falls to Southeastern at home in 2: 24-26, 12-25

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 12, Josie Bryan with 7, Madalyn Boyer with 5

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 13, Reagan Reed with 6

Digs-

Josie Bryan with 13, Reagan Reed with 8, Abi White with 7, Kaelyn Ferrill with 5

Service Points-

Josie Bryan with 7 and 1 ace

 

Chargers are now 27-7 and play again Thursday at Mendon Unity at 7 p.m.

October 11th 2022- llini West defeats Rushville-Industry at home in 2: 25-19, 25-8

Illini West defeats Rushville-Industry at home in 2: 25-19, 25-8

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Josie Bryan with 14, Reagan Reed with 8.

Assists- 

Reagan Reed with 13, Josie Bryan with 9. 

Digs-

Reagan Reed with 9, Josie Bryan with 7, Abi White with 5. 

Service Points-

Madalyn Boyer with 11 and 2 aces, Reagan Reed with 10 and 1 ace, Kaelyn Ferrill with 8 and 1 ace. 

 

Chargers are now 26-6 and play again Thursday at West Prairie at 7 p.m. 

Illini West defeats Hannibal on the road October 10th in 4: 27-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17

Illini West defeats Hannibal on the road October 10th in 4: 27-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17  

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 27, Josie Bryan with 26, Madalyn Boyer with 5. 

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 31, Reagan Reed with 23. 

Digs-

Abi White with 19, Ali Lopez with 17, Kaelyn Ferrill, Reagan Reed, and Josie Bryan with 11. 

Service Points-

Josie Bryan with 12 and 1 ace, Ali Lopez with 11, Abi White with 7 and 2 aces. 

Illini West defeats Triopia on the road in 3: 22-25, 25-16, 25-10

Illini West defeats Triopia on the road in 3: 22-25, 25-16, 25-10

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Josie Bryan with 16, Reagan Reed with 9, Madalyn Boyer with 4. 

Assists- 

Reagan Reed with 15, Josie Bryan with 13. 

Digs-

Abi White with 12, Ali Lopez with 10, Kaelyn Ferrill with 9. 

Service Points-

Kaelyn Ferrill with 11 and 1 ace, Madalyn Boyer with 10 and 3 aces, Ali Lopez with 7 and 1 ace. 

 

Chargers are now 20-5 and play again Saturday at the Monmouth United Tournament. Our first game is at 8:30 a.m. vs. A-Town

West Central Conference Cross Country meet held at Rushville's Scripps Park 10/4/2022

 West Central Conference Cross Country meet held at Rushville's Scripps Park   10/4/2022

Emma Whitaker was all conference finishing 5th with a time of 22:30

Avery Moore   27:54

Top finisher for our boys was Chase Mudd, finishing 10th with a personal best of 19:08 

Roland Bartolome    22: 32

Hector Cano              22:54

Spencer Brown          26: 18

Paxton Morehouse    26:34

 

 

Illini West defeats Bushnell-Prairie City on the road in 2: 25-6, 25-15

Illini West defeats Bushnell-Prairie City on the road in 2: 25-6, 25-15

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Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 13, Josie Bryan with 9

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 16, Reagan Reed with 9

Digs-

Kaelyn Ferrill with 8, Madalyn Boyer and Reagan Reed with 5

Service Points-

Madalyn Boyer with 11 and 2 aces, Abi White with 5 and 2 aces. 

 

Chargers are now 19-5 and play again tomorrow (Wednesday) at Triopia at 7 p.m. 

Illini West defeats Mercer County on the road in 2: 25-14, 25-22

 

Illini West defeats Mercer County on the road in 2: 25-14, 25-22 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed and Josie Bryan with 8 each, Madalyn Boyer with 6. 

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 12, Reagan Reed with 7. 

Digs-

 Kaelyn Ferrill with 13, Abi White with 11, Josie Bryan with 7. 

Service Points-

 Josie Bryan with 15 and 3 aces, Reagan Reed with 6 and 1 ace, Madalyn Boyer with 5 and 2 aces. 

 

Chargers are now 18-5 and play again tomorrow (Tuesday) at Bushnell-Prairie City at 7 p.m. 

ILLINI CHARGERS CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

 

Results from the Tom Oakley Invite at Quincy’s Bob Mays Park: 

Medalists for IWHS:

Emma Whitaker-13th

Hailey Eyring-16th

Illini West vs. Triopia Volleyball Scores and Stats (Rushville Tourney Championship)

Illini West takes down Triopia in the Championship game at the Rushville Tournament in 2 sets: 25-15, 25-16

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Reagan Reed with 10, Josie Bryan with 7. 

Assists- 

Josie Bryan with 10, Reagan Reed with 7.

Digs-

Kaelyn Ferrill with 8, Madalyn Boyer with 7.

Service Points-

Madalyn Boyer with 10 and 1 ace, Josie Bryan with 9 and 1 ace, Reagan Reed with 6 and 1 ace. 

 

Illini West finishes 1st overall in the Rushville Tourney with a 4-0 record. Juniors Kaelyn Ferrill (L) and Josie Bryan (OH/S) made the all-tourney team. 

Chargers are now 17-5 and play again Monday at Mercer County at 6 p.m.

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