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Eastern’s volleyball team adds 2 new faces to 2017 roster

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
July 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

Two new transfer students are being added to the women's volleyball team 2017 roster. Though these volleyball players are new to Eastern, they are not rookies in collegiate sports. Lexi May, a transfer from New Mexico State University, made her first collegiate volleyball appearance in 2016 with...

Article Series: In the eyes of a panther

Article Series: In the eyes of a panther

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
July 2, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

*This is the first in a series about Eastern's football players and what they do during the off season and what football means to them. Summer to most students is the time of year to finally be at ease, but to Eastern football players it is a time for growth and athletic development. Eastern...

High school boys experience college soccer

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Earlier this week, 110 high school boys made their way to Eastern for a soccer experience on a different playing field. Today the boys will play their final match in a championship tournament, being seeded by best from matches throughout the week. Director of soccer, Kiki Lara, and his team of...

Eastern’s cross country teams announce fall schedule

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 26, 2017
Filed under Cross Country

Eastern’s cross country teams kick off the year with its annual Walt Crawford Open in Charleston. This is one of the two home meets home meets they’ll be hosting on the Tom Woodall Trail. The Panthers’ season opener will be Friday, Sept. 1, with women running first and the men follow to close...

Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern will play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern. The game will be part of ESPN’s Mid-American Conference package. The two teams have...

Eastern baseball player picked for MLB

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, News, Sports

Senior pitcher Michael McCormick was picked up by the Chicago White Sox in the 34th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. The White Sox have not selected an Eastern player since 1972, when they chose player Dave Diamond. McCormick also becomes the first player since 2014 to be selected f...

Football team returns for summer training

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

School may be out for the summer for some students, but football is back in session as veteran and rookie athletes return to Eastern for pre-camp training. Summer training is not mandatory, coaches said, but it is highly recommended if players want a head start on the upcoming season. Pre-camp training...

Eastern’s track and field sends 5 athletes to regionals

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Sports

Five seniors from Eastern’s track and field team will set out for Austin, Texas Tuesday to compete in the NCAA Division I West Regional. On the track, Jamal Robinson qualified in the sprints after running an Ohio Valley Conference best time of 10.34 seconds in the 100-meter dash. His winning time...

Girls’ track and field brings in new recruits

Girls’ track and field brings in new recruits

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Eastern’s cross country and track and field coaches got a preview of their incoming runners at the girls’ state final this past weekend. Seniors Chelsea Paulek, Kate Bushue, Shelby Siltman and Margaret McPherson all committed to running for Eastern before qualifying for the state competition. Whil...

44 years and counting: IHSA girls’ track meet returns to Eastern

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

Eastern will host thousands of high school athletes this weekend for the IHSA girls’ track meet. Some of those athletes will come from local and surrounding high schools such as Charleston, Mattoon, Effingham, Arcola and Tuscola. Eastern’s athletic department, the track and field staff and...

Eastern baseball team holding leads

Eastern baseball team holding leads

Tyler McCluskey, Assistant Sports Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Panther baseball team held out for two of the three games this weekend against Morehead State. The Panthers (16-29, 9-12) either held leads or let leads slip away from under them. In game one, the Panthers rallied back late in the eighth to cut to one. Then came back to power through with an 8 r...

Baseball team wins over Morehead State

Baseball team wins over Morehead State

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

There is no way to describe what the Eastern baseball team is doing in its most recent stretch of games. This team is arguably the hottest team in the Ohio Valley Conference. Panthers were sent back to reality in Sunday’s slugfest series finale against Morehead State. While a 16-15 heartbreaki...

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