Women’s tennis starts fast, builds momentum for Regional tourney

Women’s tennis starts fast, builds momentum for Regional tourney

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Edirtor
September 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

After not knowing if there would be a tennis program this year, the IVCC women’s tennis team has started strong, winning four out of their first five meets to open the year. Former Eagle and new head coach Julie Milota said, “I am so proud of how the men and women have kept their chins up. The ladies... Read more »

Lady Eagles spike the competition through September

Lady Eagles spike the competition through September

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor
September 25, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

It’s easy to tell how much pride that IVCC women’s volleyball coach Julie Sherbeyn has in her team this season, as they have fought hard throughout September to an 8-5 record overall. “It’s really cool to watch how these players share the court. We have 13 players on our squad, and it’s hard... Read more »

Athlete autographs obsolete as social media brings fans closer than ever

Joe Frye, IV Leader Sports Columnist
September 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

When I say overrated in sports, what do you think of? Alex Rodriguez? Boston Red Sox? Dallas Cowboys? Those are spot on guesses, but no. The most overrated thing in sports today is an autograph. When I was a young sports fan, I would always beg my parents to take me to the game early so maybe we could... Read more »

Golfers finish 16th at invitational

Golfers finish 16th at invitational

Zack Miller, IV Leader Staff
September 25, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The IVCC Golf team recently hosted its 2012 IVCC Invitational golf tournament. The tournament was at the Deer Park Country Club on Sept. 14 and Seneca’s Oak Ridge Golf Club on Sept. 15. There were a total of 22 colleges that participated in the invitational event. Illinois Central College was the... Read more »

Sports BRIEFS


September 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

Alumni game planned The IVCC Men’s Basketball team will play an alumni game at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at St. Bede Academy, Team helps Special Olympics The IVCC baseball team will volunteer at the Special Olympics Bowling Competition on Sept. 29 at the IV Super Bowl. Women’s basketball plans... Read more »

Cubs rebuilding will take time

Bryer Lehr, IV Leader Sports Columnist
September 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

With  the first year of the Theo Epstein regime in the books, the common fan may look at the Chicago Cubs and laugh. We all would like to at times. It has been a dreadful year to watch at times with no name player after no name player taking the field and a record that hasn’t come even close to sniffing... Read more »

SGA president doubles as MMA fighter

SGA president doubles as MMA fighter

Mitch Schafer, IV Leader Staff
September 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

Fans of mixed martial arts can see IVCC’s Student Body President Omar Aburomi and two other students, Jason and Ryan Huebbe, fight Oct. 13 in La Salle. The event will be at the Pink Flamingo and the doors will open around 6, but Omar, Jason and Ryan won’t be fighting until later that night around... Read more »

How hard is it to talk about what you love?

Josh Dillon, IVLeader Sports Editor
September 4, 2012
Filed under Sports

I’ll readily admit I wasn’t the greatest athlete in the world as a kid, but what I lacked in physical stature, I made up for in knowing what I was playing forwards, backwards, sideways, and diagonally. That’s why I decided a long time ago that if I wasn’t going to be able to hack it on the field,... Read more »

American youth shine in London

Maria Turinetti, IVLeader Staff Columnist
September 4, 2012
Filed under Sports

Just about a month ago, the 2012 London Olympics held their closing ceremonies. Our great nation finished first in overall medals received with 46 gold, 29 silver, and 29 bronze for a grand total of 104 medals. This year’s Olympic Games proved to be a fantastic year for the Americans. Olympic greats... Read more »

Bears poised to make playoff run

Bryer Lehr, IVLeader Staff Columnist
September 4, 2012
Filed under Sports

It’s almost that time of year, folks. With high school and college football already under way, football fanatics are only waiting on the NFL to complete their weekends. Well, if you’re a Chicago Bears fan then you should be in for a treat. The wrath of Caleb Hanie is now over and last year’s collapse... Read more »