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Anne Bahr makes comeback

Anne Bahr makes comeback

Adam Shay, Feature Story Writer
March 29
Filed under Sports

Ever since she picked up her first club at the age of four, one of junior Anne Bahr’s biggest challenges in her golfing career has been her transition to Eastern, along with conquering her self-doubt and dealing with injuries. Bahr’s first mental challenge was making the 1,704-mile transition from her hom...

Bats lead baseball team to third straight win

Bats lead baseball team to third straight win

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter
March 29
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

It took nearly three hours to find a winner but when all was said and done, the Eastern baseball team proved it is here to stay. The Panthers hosted Southern Illinois-Carbondale in their second straight midweek matchup, and it marked the finish of a five-game home stand. But in that home stand th...

Freshman finds role on team

Freshman finds role on team

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Writer
March 29
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Emily Pugachevsky was nine years old when she started playing tennis. Born in Israel, Pugachevsky moved to Toronto when she was 2 years old. For her elementary education, Pugachevsky went to a private school. Her school had a program that would take the students to play tennis at a club once every ...

Hard work, team chemistry give tennis success

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter
March 29
Filed under Sports

A losing record can kill a team’s spirit, and it can make the players have a lack of motivation to continue to work hard. The men’s tennis team is currently 3-16 on the year.  It has endured a hard schedule, facing tough opponents such as the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Jackson...

Transfers play big in win

Transfers play big in win

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter
March 28
Filed under Baseball, Sports

  In a season where wins have been hard to come by, the Eastern baseball team has searched for other reasons of optimism. The Panthers may have found just that on their home field. Eastern knocked off Robert Morris-Chicago at home Tuesday evening in a comeback 12-4 win, and it was all thanks...

Eastern baseball wins second straight game

Eastern baseball wins second straight game

Tyler McCluskey, Assistant Sports Editor
March 28
Filed under Baseball, Sports

  Top of the seventh inning tied at four, with runners in scoring position, the Panthers make the call to the bullpen and call upon junior Michael Starcevich. Robert Morris’ Donte Richie makes contact and drove the ball out to the left-center wall. Junior Joe Duncan followed the ball to the...

Wireman, Rogers pitching strong for Panther softball

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
March 28
Filed under Softball, Sports

To start the season, junior pitcher Jessica Wireman’s earned run average did nothing but rise through her first eight appearances reaching as high as 4.42. Since then it has dropped to 2.80. She also started the season 1-4 and has picked up six wins since then and pitching like the Panthers’ ace...

Track, field looking to standouts for home meet

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter
March 28
Filed under Sports

With their first outdoor meet in the books, the track and field team will have a much needed home stint this weekend. This home meet is crucial as it is the Panther’s only one of the season. There’s no doubt that the Panthers can succeed at home, either. The team has placed as low as third when...

Baseball team set for mid week game

Baseball team set for mid week game

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter
March 27
Filed under Baseball, Sports

What should be considered home sweet home for the Eastern baseball team has not been quite just that as a five-game home stand is in full swing. The Panthers are back in action Tuesday afternoon for the first of two-straight single-game matchups this week. It should serve as a time for Eastern to bounce ba...

Loss at home has positives for tennis team

Loss at home has positives for tennis team

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter
March 27
Filed under Sports

The first home match for Eastern this season ended in a 7-0 loss for the Panthers, but there were some positives the team took from the match. The loss to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels marks Eastern’s ninth time this season they have been swept 7-0 by an opponent. Coach Samuel Kercheval said the tea...

Eastern wins game three of weekend series

Eastern wins game three of weekend series

Tyler McCluskey, Assistant Sports Editor
March 26
Filed under Baseball, Sports

  The Eastern baseball team had a wild weekend in their scheduling of their games against Murray State. What would have been a doubleheader, game two was cut short in the seventh inning due to darkness because Coaches Stadium does not have lights, leading to another “doubleheader” on Saturday. In...

Panthers pull off comeback wins

Panthers pull off comeback wins

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
March 26
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

  It is not something the Panthers want to make a habit of, but when facing an early deficit, they were able to erase that and come out with the win. Two out of the four wins the Panthers picked up were comeback victories. The Panthers went 3-1 over the weekend against Belmont and Tennessee...

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