Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Lushina

IV Leader Staff
October 1, 2013
Filed under featured-athlete, Sports

SPORT: Volleyball POSITION: Outside Hitter MAJOR: Communications HOMETOWN: Carson City, Nevada Who are your inspirations? My sister Jennifer probably inspires me the most. She has taught me so many things throughout life like to be myself no matter what and to follow my own dreams in life. What... Read more »

Disc golf: Trending at IVCC

Disc golf: Trending at IVCC

Justin Kelley
October 1, 2013
Filed under Sports

IVCC’s Disc Golf League seems to be attracting a lot of students to play. According to Wes Black, who is one of the originators of the league and also an IVCC math instructor, “The league averages about 20 students who show up to play on Monday nights.” Black also added, “Students do not... Read more »

Two Eagles teams prepare for future without athletic tuition waivers

Brandon Urbance, IV Leader Sports Columnist
September 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

Throughout the country, high school seniors compete in their selected sport in order to try to advance to the next level and earn a college scholarship. After the 2012-2013 school year, IVCC has made it much more difficult for an incoming freshman or current student to earn a sports scholarship. As a... Read more »

Hot start, high expectations for Eagles

Hot start, high expectations for Eagles

Justin Kelley, IV Leader Staff
September 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

This year’s volleyball team has high expectations for the season. According to one of the team’s captains Sophomore Nicole Musselmann (Metamora) and her teammate Sarah Lushina (Carson, Nev.) their expectations are to “win 75 percent of their games.” One other expectation is to beat Kishwaukee... Read more »

Pinter resigns as head baseball coach

Pinter resigns as head baseball coach

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
May 12, 2013
Filed under Sports

Eric Pinter of Mendota today announced his resignation effective May 18 as Illinois Valley Community College’s head baseball coach. The three-year coach resigned for personal reasons following Tuesday’s season-ending loss at Carl Sandburg in Galesburg. “It’s been an honor to be the head coach... Read more »

Spring weather plays havoc with IVCC baseball season

Spring weather plays havoc with IVCC baseball season

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under Sports

IVCC’s baseball team has been under the weather this season, as rainouts have made it difficult. As of press time, IVCC is 5-4 at home, but 1-17 on the road. The Eagles lost both games of a doubleheader on April 13 against Black Hawk College-Moline 4-0 and 6-1. Nick Passini drove in IVCC’s only... Read more »

Eagles’ baseball struggles to find rhythm as season begins

Eagles’ baseball struggles to find rhythm as season begins

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
April 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

The IVCC men’s baseball team lost seven straight games to start the year before picking up wins on April 2. The Eagles lost the first game of the year to Joliet Junior College 12-1. Casey Huebbe provided the only IVCC run on a sacrifice fly. Michael Sexton took the loss, giving up six runs over... Read more »

Lady Eagles return from Florida, cruise through competition

Lady Eagles return from Florida, cruise through competition

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
April 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

The IVCC women’s softball team started quickly out of the gate in Arrowhead Conference play, sweeping up five straight wins to start the regular season. In Oglesby on March 25 against Sauk Valley, the Lady Eagles won a thriller 7-6 on Brynn Johnson’s walk-off homerun in the seventh. Johnson went... Read more »

Super Fan: Alumnus supports basketball teams

Super Fan: Alumnus supports basketball teams

Megan Winkler, IV Leader Staff
March 21, 2013
Filed under Sports

As the gymnasium fills and the crowd begins to fire up for an IVCC basketball game, John Ossola, as he does every game, sits in the front row, center court. Each Eagle in the starting line-up pounds fists with the referees, shakes hands with the opposing coach, and finally heads over to John for the... Read more »

IVCC baseball prepared for everything but the weather

Joe Frye and Zack Miller
March 21, 2013
Filed under Sports

With a plethora of young talent, and eager players, Coach Eric Pinter and the rest of the IVCC baseball are very anxious to get out on the diamond for the 2013 season. With 15 of their 22 players being freshmen, experience is not on the Eagles’ side, but Coach Pinter still expects a lot out of his... Read more »