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 »

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 »

Eagles upend Lewis University Club team

Eagles upend Lewis University Club team

Justin Kelley, IV LEADER Sports Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The Eagles won big in the season opener Nov. 2 with a final score of 90- 54 over the Lewis University Club team. Sophomore Ross Arteaga, a Mendota graduate, led all scorers with 16 points. Sophomore Lamont Adair added 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman Torrance Johnson and Dominique Chandler... Read more »

Lady Eagles win controversial turnover fest

Lady Eagles win controversial turnover fest

Sam Brolley, IV LEADER Sport Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The referees proved their athleticism Nov. 2 by running their tails off to the locker room when the game clock at IV’s home court hit all zeroes. Daley College’s team was more hesitant. After IVCC took a three-point lead with less than 20 seconds to go, a Daley player made a successful long-range... Read more »

Lady Eagles basketball has ‘tough work’ ahead

Sam Brolley, IV Leader Sports Writer
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

To the joy of Illinois Valley naturalists, the bald eagles will return to our area in a few months in preparation for winter. Here at IVCC, we have the opportunity to witness the Lady Eagles basketball squad return to action in early November. New head coach Tom Ptak has taken over the job after Pat... Read more »

IVCC ready to get ball rolling

IVCC ready to get ball rolling

Michael Venegas, IV Leader Sports Writer
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

Summer is coming to an end, and that means basketball season is surely within sight. With the start of the regular season on the horizon, the Eagles men’s squad looks to start strong and get the ball rolling early. “I’m looking forward to a fun year; I mean they’re a great group of guys,”... Read more »

Gym opened as Red Cross shelter

Gym opened as Red Cross shelter

IV Leader Staff
April 18, 2013
Filed under News

IVCC's gym is serving as an American Red Cross shelter to house victims of the flood. The gym will be open as a shelter through at least noon on Friday, April 19, according to Sarah Stasik , executive director of the Illinois Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. Some residents of Ottawa, Marseilles,... 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 »