Eagles look ahead towards postseason

Eagles look ahead towards postseason

Sam Brolley, IV Leader Sports Writer
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Eagles have done plenty of scrapping with their rivals from Black Hawk College of Moline recently and have lost a few feathers in the process. On April 19 Damin Smith tossed seven scoreless innings, giving up only two hits in the 6-2 victory. Catcher Rodrigo Almeraz drove in three runs, increasing... Read more »

Eagles golfers hit the links for spring season

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

The IVCC golf team hit the links this spring and kicked off part two of their season. The squad started off strong this spring. They kicked off their stint with a fourth place finish in Byron Hills. Baley Lehr led the way with a 73, while Hunter Schultz and Austin Walker both finished with a score... Read more »

Men’s tennis finishes seventh in Region IV

Zack Miller, IV Leader Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

The IVCC Men’s Tennis team has had an up down season all spring and ended up finishing seventh in the region. In a stretch of three matches in a row, the team won 2 matches and lost 1. On April 11, the Eagles played host to Elgin at Hegeler Park in La Salle. The team would go on to win the matchup. The... Read more »

Eagles softball season grinds on

Eagles softball season grinds on

Zack Miller, IV Leader Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

As the softball season is coming to an end and postseason play right around the corner, the Lady Eagles look to end the season on a high note. In recent softball action, the Lady Eagles won two conference series games on April 9 and April 10 to go on a four game winning streak. On April 9, the... Read more »

From Switzerland to the United States

Mike Stephenitch, IV Leader Sports Writer
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

Julian Jovanovich, 21-year-old guard for the IVCC men’s basketball team, is best known for how smooth he is on the court but should be known more for the person he is. Julian has a love for the game of basketball but has many more goals and aspirations in life than just playing basketball. One... Read more »

Lady Eagles hope to turn things around

Zack Miller, IV Leader Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

After a rough start in the Florida and a few games being postponed to begin the 2014 softball campaign, the Lady Eagles hope to turn things as the season grinds on. In recent games, the Lady Eagles traveled to South Holland for a two-game set against South Suburban College on March 31. The Lady Eagles... Read more »

Baseball —back in business

Sam Brolley, IV Leader Sports Writer
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Eagles baseball team eluded winter’s somber grip by heading to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to open the season. They finished an even 3-3 in the Palmetto State before being beaten in back-to-back days by Joliet Junior College. In the second game of that series, designated hitter Rodrigo Almeraz drove... Read more »

Tennis teams ready to racket

Joe Frye, IV Leader Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

With the temperature rising, both tennis teams are headed back to court. With the women’s team headed to Tyler, Texas, for national competition, every girl is preparing for the best competition they have ever faced. The drive down South begins on May 2, where every girl on the team has qualified. Practice... Read more »

Athlete Spotlight – Austin Schwab

Michael Venegas, IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under featured-athlete, Sports

Name: Austin Schwab Sport: Baseball Position: Infield/Outfield Major: Engineering Hometown: Peru, IL Accomplishments: Senior year (St. Bede) High School 2A regional Champs Who are your inspirations? My Parents What has been your favorite or most memorable moment playing your sport? 11... Read more »

Rams building for return to greatness

Marshal Herrmann, Columnist
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Although the golden days of “The Greatest Show on Turf” are behind us, a promising future awaits for the St. Louis Rams. The Rams haven’t had a winning season for over a decade. However, they were not dead—just dormant. The dark ages are over and a rebirth is underway. Years of mediocrity have... Read more »