Bulls need more than Rose to contend

Bryer Lehr, IV Leader columnist
December 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

I’ll never forget watching the Bulls’ first playoff game last April. The game was well in hand and I was watching only because there was nothing else on at the time. That’s when Derrick Rose hit the floor and sent all of Illinois into a panic. Two hours later, the news came out that the reigning... Read more »

IVCC men’s basketball outlook

IVCC men’s basketball outlook

Zack Miller, IV Leader staff
November 6, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

It’s that time of year again. As the leaves begin to change, the weather starts to get colder and everyone starts bringing out their big winter jackets.  It’s basketball season and the IVCC men’s basketball team and coaches are ready to get the season going! Head coach Tommy Canale, entering... Read more »

Lady Eagles win home opener over UW-Rock County

Lady Eagles win home opener over UW-Rock County

Josh Dillon, IV Leader sports editor
November 6, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The IVCC women’s basketball team opened up their season at home with a win over UW-Rock County 74-65. The Lady Eagles went into halftime with a 15-point lead, as they dominated all phases of the game with an aggressive, up-tempo pace attack on both offense and defense. The Rattlers weren’t... Read more »

Volleyball ends season with regional loss vs. Kish

Volleyball ends season with regional loss vs. Kish

Josh Dillon, IV Leader sports editor
November 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

The IVCC Lady Eagles’ volleyball team ended their season with a loss against Kishwaukee College at College of Lake County in Grayscale in four games, 25-23; 25-27; 18-25; 14-25. The loss to Kishwaukee came in the semi-final round of the regionals after IVCC had won its opening round at home on Halloween... Read more »

High scoring defense adds new meaning to the phrase ‘Bear Down’

Josh Dillon, IV Leader sports editor
November 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Charles Tillman, the pro bowl cornerback for the Chicago Bears, won NFL defensive player of the month for October. The Bears defense so far this season has been legendary in terms of dominance. When you watch this team, you see the fruits of Lovie Smith’s labor in motion. It’s a veteran... Read more »

Athlete Spotlight: Alec Schwab

Athlete Spotlight: Alec Schwab


November 6, 2012
Filed under featured-athlete, Sports

Year: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Position: Guard School: St. Bede Number: 24 Accomplishments: 2nd team all region, 2nd team all conference, all region tourney team. Who are your inspirations? My family for sure. Because giving them the joy of watching me play is good motivation for me to... Read more »

Emotions push athletes beyond limits

Joe frye, IV Leader columnist
November 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Fans and citizens in the world today may get a sense that athletes are greedy, selfish and at some points couldn’t care less what their reputation is. Most of the time that is the case. But sports fans today capture a glimpse of an athlete being a real person, not just an athlete a human being. Social... Read more »

Social media keeps spotlight on athletes

Bryer Lehr, IV Leader columnist
November 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

We’ve  reached  a time in technology where information is spread almost instantaneously it seems. With Twitter, Facebook, and the entire internet being used by seemingly everyone, social media is at an all-time high, which means that professional athletes are being scrutinized like never before. Twitter... Read more »

Golf takes sixth at regionals

Golf takes sixth at regionals

Bryer Lehr, IV Leader Staff
October 19, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The IVCC Golf team recently completed its season at the 10-team Region IV Tournament with a three-day score of 994, which was good for sixth place. Sophomore Michael Walker shot a team-low 242, followed closely by sophomore Alex Harrison, who had a team-low round of 74 on Day 1, with a score of 243. Tanner... Read more »

Tennis finishes season placing fourth at Regional Tournament

Tennis finishes season placing fourth at Regional Tournament

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
October 19, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The IVCC women’s tennis team tied up their season by finishing fourth at the regional tournament in Dixon, missing nationals by two and a half points. Moraine Valley, Waubonsee and Elgin qualified for nationals. Karly Rosencrans took the individual award for third singles, and the team of Delaney... Read more »