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ILLINI WEST GOLF AUGUST 30TH 2023 AT DEER RUN

ILLINI WEST BOYS GOLF AUGUST 30TH 2023  AT DEER RUN?

 

Rushville 180

Illini West 185

West Hancock 194

Central 202

Unity 218

 

Congratulations to Nick Bruns, winning  medalist honors with a 38

August 30th 2023 Illini West defeats Payson Seymour at the Lady Suns Classic in 2: 25-17, 25-9

August 30th 2023  Illini West defeats Payson Seymour at the Lady Suns Classic in 2: 25-17, 25-9

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Josie Bryan with 8, Madalyn Boyer, Reagan Reed, and Kennedy Gunning with 4

Assists- 

Corin Robinson and Josie Bryan with 8

Digs-

Kennedy Gunning with 3

Service Points-

Abi White with 11 and 1 ace, Reagan Reed with 5 and 3 aces

Blocks-

Madalyn Boyer with 2

 

Chargers are 4-0 and return to Southeastern again tomorrow for the Lady Suns Classic to take on Brown County at 6 p.m.

Illini West Athletic Events 9/4 to 9/9/2023

Illini West Athletic Events 9/4 to 9/9/23

Monday, September 04 

Depart 

5:00PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Pittsfield HS Home 6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Pittsfield HS Home 6:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Football Elmwood High School Home 7:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Pittsfield HS Home 

Tuesday, September 05 

Depart 

4:00PM Coed Varsity Cross CountryRushville-Industry Invitational 

(Scripps Park Golf Course)2:00 PM Away 

Wednesday, September 06 

Depart 

4:00PM Coed Varsity Golf QHS/Western/Brown County Home 5:00PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Western HS (Barry) Home 6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Western HS (Barry) Home 7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Western HS (Barry) Home 

Thursday, September 07 

Depart 

4:00 PM Coed Varsity Golf Rushville Quad @ Scripps Park Away 5:00PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Havana Jr & Sr High School 3:05 PM Away 6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Havana Jr & Sr High School 3:05 PM Away 6:00PM Boys Freshman Football Postponed- Unity HS(Mendon) Away 7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Havana Jr & Sr High School 3:05 PM Away 

Friday, September 08 

Depart 

7:00PM Boys Varsity Football Macomb Jr/Sr HS 5:15 PM Away 

Saturday, September 09 

Depart 

9:30AM Girls Junior Varsity VolleyballUnity HS(Mendon) 

Unity JV Tournament8:00 AM Away 

Red Rogers Memorial 

9:00 AM Coed Varsity Golf 

Invitational (Deer Run @ 

7:00 AM Away 

Hamilton) 

10:00AM Coed Varsity Cross Country PORTA Invitational 7:00 AM Away

August 29th 2023 Illini West Golf

Illini West Gof resultss at Westview in Quincy

QND 1st
Illini West 2nd
Pittsfield 3rd
Central 4th

Nick Bruns                    40

Colby Robertson          41

Wesley Robertson       40

Brennan Grotts             49

Hayfden Wood             47

Luke  Jacob                   55

Team Score   168

 

August 29th 2023 Illini West defeats Western at the Lady Suns Classic in 2: 25-12, 25-12

 August 29th 2023 Illini West defeats Western at the Lady Suns Classic in 2: 25-12, 25-12

eading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Josie Bryan with 11, Madalyn Boyer with 4

Assists- 

Corin Robinson with 9, Josie Bryan with 4

Digs-

Corin Robinson with 6, Madalyn Boyer with 4

Service Points-

Madalyn Boyer with 13 and 7 aces, Abi White with 6 and 1 ace

Blocks-

Madalyn Boyer with 2

 

Chargers are 3-0 and play again tomorrow at Southeastern vs. Payson Seymour for the Lady Suns Classic at 4 p.m.

Region 4 Champion Chargers Tee Up New Season This Weekend

Region 4 Champion Chargers Tee Up New Season This Weekend

 After a historic 2022-23 season, the Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team starts a new campaign Saturday.

 

The Chargers, coming off their first Region 4 championship and an appearance at the NJCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship, begin their fall schedule by hosting the Charger Invite on Saturday at Lake Bracken.

 

NOTABLE RETURNER

Ellie Wasson (sophomore, Rock Falls)

  • Was Sandburg’s top finisher at last season’s national tournament, placing 78th overall.
  • Took third at last year’s Region 4 tournament, earning a spot on the all-region team.
  • Posted a season-best 79 in the final round of the Augustana Highland Classic.
  • Chargers coach Gail Hannam: “Ellie finished last year at nationals with a very solid effort, so we’re looking for those results to continue.”

 

KEY NEWCOMER

Ava Hackman (freshman, Oregon)

  • Two-time IHSA state qualifier.
  • Tied for 21st at last year’s Class 1A state tournament.
  • Hannam: “Ava has played a lot of competitive golf this summer, and I think she will be ready for collegiate golf.”

 

WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS TEAM THIS SEASON?

Hannam: “We’re looking to consistently shoot lower team scores. Returning three sophomores this season should make that possible.”

 

MATCH TO WATCH

Saturday’s Charger Invite at Lake Bracken will feature all of the women’s golf programs in Region 4.

 

SCHEDULE SHAKEUP
In a change from past years, the Chargers’ national qualifying tournament will take place during the spring season instead of the fall. The NJCAA Division I Midwest District championship will be held in April at PrairieView in Byron, with the winner advancing to nationals.

 

THIS WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL SEASON IF …

Hannam: “If we have good team chemistry, are good students in the classroom and have success on the golf course.”

Week 1 Football Game Illini West vs Farmington Time Change

Week 1 Football Game     Illini West vs Farmington Time Change

Due to the forecasted heat,  Friday nights Week 1 football game Illini West  vs Farmington has been pushed back to an 8:00pm start time. Gates will open at 7:00pm. Go Chargers!

Illini West vs. Camp Point Central Volleyball August 22nd 2023

Illini West vs. Camp Point Central Volleyball    August 22nd 2023 

Illini West defeats Camp Point Central on the road in 2: 25-15, 25-18

 

Leading stats for IW:

 

Kills- 

Josie Bryan with 9, Reagan Reed with 7

Assists- 

Josie Bryan & Corin Robinnson with 6 each, Reagan Reed with 4

Digs-

Reagan Reed with 6, Josie Bryan with 3

Service Points-

Kaelyn Ferrill with 12 and 4 aces, Abi White with 8 and 1 ace, Madalyn Boyer with 5 and 2 aces

 

Chargers are 1-0 and play again Thursday at Brown County at 7 p.m. 

 

Sandburg Men's Soccer Set to Start 1st Season Under Ruvalcaba

Sandburg Men’s Soccer Set to Start 1st Season Under Ruvalcaba

 

The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team kicks off a new era in its season opener at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kleine Field against Iowa Central.

 

The Chargers are in their first year under head coach Gerardo Ruvalcaba, who spent last season on the sidelines as an assistant. Sandburg finished 5-7-1 overall a year ago. Sunday’s match is the first of 11 home contests on the Chargers’ schedule this fall.

 

NOTABLE RETURNERS

Felipe Da Silva, sophomore D 

  • Voted All-Region 4 as a freshman last season.
  • Selected as a co-captain for 2023.
  • Ruvalcaba: “He is one to look out for because of his leadership abilities as well as being a role model for all of our new players.”

Sebastien Bornelus, sophomore D

  • Appeared in eight games, including five starts down the stretch, last season.
  • Ruvalcaba: “As soon as he got his opportunity last year, he made sure to get noticed. That shows strong character on his part.”

Brais Gonzalez, sophomore D

  • Like Bornelus, Gonzalez also saw his playing time pick up near the end of his freshman season, making eight appearances, including five starts.
  • Selected as a co-captain for 2023.

 

KEY NEWCOMERS

Lorenzo Schons, freshman RW

  • Ruvalcaba: “He is a very fast and intelligent player. He has come with a motivation like I’ve never seen before.”

Felipe Endo Dos Santos, freshman D

  • Ruvalcaba: “A very athletic and technical player. He will be turning heads once seen on the pitch.”

Matt Roach, freshman F

  • Galesburg High School graduate was a second-team All-Western Big 6 Conference selection as a senior.
  • Ruvalcaba: “Matt is a very fast and powerful striker. It’s always nice to see local players follow their dreams.”

 

WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS TEAM THIS SEASON?

Ruvalcaba: “My expectations for this team are to be united and well prepared to face the challenges that will come this season.”

 

GAMES TO WATCH

  • 2 p.m. Aug. 20 vs. Iowa Central
  • 2 p.m. Sept. 30 vs. No. 1 Morton
  • 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at defending national champion and No. 3 Prairie State

 

FAMILIAR FACE ON COACHING STAFF

Former Charger Rodrigo Zamora is serving as an assistant to Ruvalcaba. Zamora was a goalkeeper for the Chargers in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

 

THIS WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL SEASON IF …

Ruvalcaba: “This will be a successful season if we are able to respect one another and keep working hard. We will need every player to bring their best attributes and build that chemistry.”

ILLINI WEST VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FALL 2023

Varsity Volleyball (Girls)
Fall 2023-2024

Day Date Opponent Place Depart Time
Tuesday Aug. 22 * @ Camp Point Central HS Camp Point Central HS 7:00PM
Thursday Aug. 24 @ Brown County JH/HS Brown County JH/HS 7:00PM
Monday Aug. 28 @ Lady Suns Classic @ Augusta

(8/28-9/2)

Lady Suns Classic @ Augusta
(8/28-9/2)

8:00AM
Monday Sep. 04 Pittsfield HS Illini West 7:00PM
Wednesday Sep. 06 * Western HS (Barry) Illini West 7:00PM
Thursday Sep. 07 @ Havana Jr & Sr High School Havana Jr & Sr High School 7:00PM


Monday Sep. 11 @ Beardstown Middle/Sr. High School

Beardstown Middle/Sr. High School 7:00PM

 
Thursday Sep. 14 * Payson-Seymour HS Illini West 7:00PM
Monday Sep. 18 @ Monmouth-Roseville HS Monmouth-Roseville HS 7:00PM
Tuesday Sep. 19 @ Macomb Jr/Sr HS Macomb Jr/Sr HS 7:00PM
Thursday Sep. 21 * Quincy Notre Dame HS Illini West 7:00PM
Monday Sep. 25 * @ Liberty JH/HS Liberty JH/HS 7:00PM
Tuesday Sep. 26 * West Hancock Illini West 7:00PM
Thursday Sep. 28 @ South Fulton Athletics South Fulton Athletics 7:00PM
Saturday Sep. 30 @ OPEN (Rushville-Ind Varsity Tournament) Rushville TBA
Monday Oct. 02 Mercer County High School Illini West 7:00PM
Tuesday Oct. 03 Bushnell-Prairie City Illini West 7:00PM
Wednesday Oct. 04 Triopia Jr/Sr HS Illini West 7:00PM
Saturday Oct. 07 @ United Varsity Volleyball Tournament 8:00AM
Monday Oct. 09 Hannibal High School Illini West 7:00PM
Tuesday Oct. 10 * @ Rushville-Industry HS Rushville-Industry HS 7:00PM
Thursday Oct. 12 West Prairie HS Illini West 7:00PM
Tuesday Oct. 17 * @ Southeastern HS Southeastern HS 7:00PM
Thursday Oct. 19 * Unity HS(Mendon) Illini West 7:00PM
Monday Oct. 23 @ OPEN (IHSA Regionals TBA) OPEN 12:00AM

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