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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...

Panthers have 3 more games cancelled

Panthers have 3 more games cancelled

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

“April showers bring May flowers” could not be more true for the Eastern softball team. The Panthers have 10 out of their last 11 games rained out with seven out of their last eight games being OVC games. And with the non-stop rain that occurred over the weekend, three out of the Panthers four scheduled gam...

Medley team breaks Eastern record

Mark Shanahan, Track and Field Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Eastern men and women’s track and field teams were in action this weekend at the Drake Relays three-day meet. Eastern had six individuals and two relay teams competing and the women’s distance medley relay set the school record with a time of 11 minutes and 34 seconds. The team included redsh...

Men’s golf season ends at conference tournament

Mark Shanahan, Golf Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

  The Eastern men’s golf team wrapped up the 2016-17 on Wednesday with an 11th place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. The bright spot throughout the season was sophomore Alvaro Hernandez who was the top finisher for Eastern in every meet. Hernandez posted two top five finishes...

Panthers in unfamiliar spot from 2016 season

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Change can be good or bad in sports, but for the Eastern baseball team it has been prodigious. On this day a year ago, the Panthers 6-32 overall and sat at the bottom of the Ohio Valley with just two conference wins. Now, absolutely nothing is the same. This Panthers team may have just had it...

Six Panthers compete in day 1 at Drake relays

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

  Six of the 26 athletes the track and field team sent to the Drake Relays placed as high as eighth on the first day of the three-day meet. The men’s 4x1 600-meter relay team finished eighth out of 13 teams Thursday with a time of 17 minutes, 00.22 seconds. The relay squad consisted of junior...

Baseball team traveling to Morehead State

Baseball team traveling to Morehead State

Tyler McCluskey, Assitant Sports Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

  After the Panthers’ seven-game win streak was snapped against Saint Louis Wednesday, they now head to Morehead State for an Ohio Valley Conference series this weekend. Two Panthers had won OVC accolades last week. Junior Andrew Curran was named OVC play of the week last week. Curran went...

Eastern’s doubleheader against Murray State moved to Friday

Eastern’s doubleheader against Murray State moved to Friday

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

  Six straight games have been canceled for the Eastern softball team, and Friday has the potential to make it eight straight. Eastern moved up its doubleheader with Murray State to Friday to avoid the weather Saturday, but more rain is in the forecast for Friday. The Panthers were supposed...

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