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 »

Softball team ready to get started

Michael Westerman, Mike Stephenitch, and Zach Lilja, IV Leader Staff
March 30, 2014
Filed under Sports

The IVCC Softball team traveled to Florida over spring break to start off their season. The Eagles defeated West Virginia Wesleyan JV 7-6 in eight innings in their first game in Florida before dropping their next three games. The softball team is searching to rebuild and repeat the similar success... Read more »

Baseball team looks for a fresh start

Alex Danko and Lexie Abbott, IV Leader Staff
March 30, 2014
Filed under Sports

The IVCC baseball team started their season in Myrtle Beach, compiling a 3-3 record during the spring break to start their season. In addition to the new incoming freshmen, the Eagles’ baseball team welcomed new head coach Jason Goode this season. Brandon Urbance, sophomore pitcher for the Eagles,... Read more »

Lady Eagles end solid season

IV Leader Staff
March 30, 2014
Filed under Sports

The IVCC Lady Eagles season has ended with a 12- 16 clip including one regional win. The Eagles faced No. 1 seed Kishwaukee in the second round of the NJCAA Region IV Tournament and lost 83-47. Sophomores Jessica Jessen, CJ Rhodes and Kara Kistenfeger ended their careers at IVCC. Jessen had 17... Read more »

Eagles finish season with heart

Sam Brolley, IV Leader Staff
March 30, 2014
Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team’s difficult season ended Feb. 27 at the hands of the Morton Panthers by a score of 69-84. IV’s most consistent scorer Torrance Johnson continued his phenomenal play, contributing 20 points, 8 rebounds and four blocks. The Eagles played their topseeded opponents close... Read more »

NCAA March Madness takes hold

Justin Kelley, IV Leader Sports Staff
March 30, 2014
Filed under Sports

March Madness is here and in a couple weeks we will have a national champion for the 2013-2014 season. The fun started with seeing some heavily favored teams upset in conference tournaments, and teams with quality wins getting a chance to make the NCAA tournament field. Some teams who don’t play... Read more »

Snowboarding: On top of the world

Snowboarding: On top of the world

Jake Stricklin, IV Leader Columnist
February 20, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

Last winter, I fell in love. I have always been an adrenaline junkie, but I had no idea of the high I could reach flying through the white powder of a fresh snowfall. After my first time snowboarding, I was hooked for life. My first trip began at Chestnut Mountain Resort near Galena. Anyone who rides... Read more »

Eagles battle in rough February

Eagles battle in rough February

Sam Brolley, IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The month of February has not been lovely for the men’s basketball team. After breezing through December and surviving a January of transition with new players coming in from the baseball squad, the Eagles have lost four of their first five games this month. IV hosted Sauk Valley on Feb. 3 and... Read more »

Lady Eagles keep rolling

Lady Eagles keep rolling

Zack Miller, IV Leader Sports Editor
February 20, 2014
Filed under Sports

With only a few games left until post season play, the Lady Eagles are 9-12 overall and 2-5 in conference play as of press time. In recent play, the Lady Eagles traveled to Freeport on Jan. 30 for a conference match-up against Highland and came out on top with a score of 68-55. Sophomore Jessica Jessen... Read more »

Pacer’s Look to Stay Hot!

Justin Kelley, Sports Writer
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The National Basket Basketball (NBA) season is almost half over and in my opinion the hottest team in the league is the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers have best record in the Eastern Conference of 32-7 and have one of the league’s best scorer’s in Paul George. According NBA.com George averages... Read more »