March Madness underway as college basketball reigns supreme

Bryer Lehr, IV Leader Staff
March 21, 2013
Filed under Sports

March 25, 2005. Although it was almost eight years ago, it’s one of those nights college basketball fans in Illinois can remember exactly where they were and who they were with. At the time, I was just a 12-year-old kid who was virtually in tears because it looked as if my Fighting Illini’s magical... Read more »

Storm the court responsibly please

Joe Frye, IV Leader Staff
March 21, 2013
Filed under Sports

In the month of March there is one sport that rules all, college basketball. As March Madness approaches teams all teams are getting ready to start the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. We all love a good upset, in any sport upsets are always a pleasure to witness. In college basketball especially,... Read more »

Lady Eagles basketball make it to Regional finals

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
March 21, 2013
Filed under Sports

After advancing to the semi-finals of the NJCAA Region IV Tournament, the IVCC Lady Eagles season ended with a record of 22-9. In preparation for the tournament, IVCC demolished Olive Harvey on Feb. 23 77-13 to finish up the regular season. Sydonia Daniels led the team with 18 points, Arnisha... Read more »

Men’s basketball team ends season

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
March 21, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Eagles finished up their season at 18-11 and a loss at Kishwaukee College to open regional play on Feb. 28. To finish the regular season, IVCC defeated Olive Harvey 82-77 to prepare for the regional. Michael Murray and Corey McCrary each had 20 points for the Eagles and Alec Schwab added 19... Read more »

Lady Eagles build team effort with season opener in Florida

Hilary Brolley and Megan Winkler
March 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

  Despite the incredible success of IVCC’s softball team over the past 13 years under head coach Cory Tomasson, they have never made it to the national tournament. Tomasson expects that to change this year. “This is the most athletic and versatile team I’ve coached,” he said. Even... Read more »

Men’s basketball clinches sixth straight winning season

Men’s basketball clinches sixth straight winning season

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
February 27, 2013
Filed under Sports

With a win on Feb. 12, IVCC clinched their sixth consecutive winning season, and their current overall record is 16-10 heading into the final two games of the regular season. To finish up January, IVCC hosted Black Hawk College and lost 80-77. Alec Schwab led the team with 23 points, Corey McCrary... Read more »

Lady Eagles soar through February; ready for Regional

Lady Eagles soar through February; ready for Regional

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
February 27, 2013
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The IVCC women’s basketball team currently holds a 19-8 record going into the final two games of the regular season, as the team prepares to host the NJCAA region 4 tournament on March 2-9. To finish out the month of January, IVCC hosted Black Hawk College of Moline and defeated them 93-72. Sydonia... Read more »

Count me among those NOT watching Olympic golf

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
February 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Sports

As a baseball nut, I won’t lie and say I wasn’t upset when my favorite sport was removed from the Olympics, especially since I love watching the Olympics, but I could understand the reasoning for it. The facts were astounding: There aren’t enough countries that really embrace the sport to make... Read more »

Kistenfeger leads nation in assists

Kistenfeger leads nation in assists

Joe Frye, IV Leader Columnist
February 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Quick question: Who is the assist leader in Division-II NJCAA girls basketball? Its our very own Kara Kistenfeger, point guard for your IVCC Lady Eagles. Now averaging 8.0 assists a game for her team, Kistenfeger is quietly becoming a passing phenom. As a freshman, and full-time starter, Kistenfeger... Read more »

Officials held to unfair standards

Zach Miller, IV Leader Columnist
February 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Your favorite team is up 103-102 with 5 seconds left to play and the opposing team is about to inbound the ball underneath the basket on the other side of the court. The ball is inbounded and the player starts running down the court as the clock starts ticking away. 5, 4, 3 the clock is ticking away... Read more »