The Daily Eastern News

New director of track and field and cross-country talks goals, his excitement

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

When Brenton Emanuel found out he was going to follow in his mentors footsteps and become Eastern’s third director of track and field and cross country program at Eastern, the only thing he continued to say was how overwhelmingly excited he was. Calling it a “special opportunity,” Emanuel said...

Haleigh Knapp named Female Senior Athlete of the Year

June 20, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Haleigh Knapp, from the Eastern women’s track and field team was named the Female Senior Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 academic year. According to a press release, the award is given to the top senior athlete for their “athletic success during their time as a student-athlete.” Knapp...

Grace Summers named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America second team

Staff Report

June 15, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Grace Summers, a senior women’s tennis player, was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America second team. According to a press release, the College Sports Information Directors of America selected her and she is one of the top women’s tennis players in the university’s history. She was...

Novotny named Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year

Staff Report

June 15, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

Mike Novotny, the goalkeeper for the Eastern men’s soccer team, has been named the Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 academic year. According to a press release, the Eastern athletic department presents the award to the top senior athlete for their athletic success...

IHSA Boy’s state track and field Classes 2A, 3A compete to qualify for final competition

IHSA Boy’s state track and field Classes 2A, 3A compete to qualify for final competition

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Many high schools from Classes 2A and 3A competed Friday in the IHSA Boy's Track & Field State semifinals to qualify for finals on Saturday. Jared Harrison, a senior at Dixon High School, broke a Dixon High School record with a time of 38.72 in the Class 2A 300-meter intermediate hurdles. The r...

IHSA Boy’s Track and Field state semifinals and finals to be held at O’Brien Field this weekend

Staff Report

May 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Illinois High School Association is holding the boy's semifinal and final state track and field meet Thursday-Saturday at O’Brien Field. The boy’s track and field state semifinals will be held on Thursday and Friday, then the state finals will be held on Saturday. On Thursday, Class 1A...

Classes 2A and 3A competed in the semifinals at the IHSA Girl’s Track & Field meet

Classes 2A and 3A competed in the semifinals at the IHSA Girl’s Track & Field meet

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Girl’s Track & Field from Classes 2A and 3A competed at the Illinois High School Association semifinals at O’Brien Stadium on Friday to qualify for the finals on Saturday. Katelyn Hart, a sophomore at Glenbard West High school, located in Glen Ellyn, competed in the first heat of the Class...

Class 1A competed to qualify for the finals at the IHSA Girl’s Track & Field meet

Class 1A competed to qualify for the finals at the IHSA Girl’s Track & Field meet

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

High School students dashed, jumped over hurdles, high-jumped and relay raced their way across the finish line during the Class 1A Semifinals on the first day of the Illinois High School Association Girl’s Track & Field meet hosted at O’Brien Stadium on Thursday. Marianne Mihas, from the Latin...

Slaria excels on, off court

Kat Christian, Contributor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Eastern women’s tennis player Srishti Slaria has had a successful three-year career. Slaria, who is originally from India, has had quite the American experience playing collegiate tennis at the Division I level. She was 16th in the All-India under 18 ranking and found her way to America and Eastern. Slaria...

Athletes fight through pressures of anxiety

Tom O'Connor, Contributor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

When spectator-induced hysteria fills the upper and lower bowls to the brim, athletes are tasked with the challenge of improvising their craft under trialing circumstances. The free throw, field goal and serve attempted on countless occasions in practice, takes on new form. This inimitable situation...

Panthers split weekend, Schuette wins 400th

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Eastern’s weekend-opening win against Murray State not only snapped its four-game losing streak but also gave coach Kim Schuette her 400th career win. “I feel blessed to have coached so many good players and been around many great people,” Schuette said. But after sweeping Murray State Saturda...

Eastern drops series to Morehead State

Eastern drops series to Morehead State

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 29, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

After a promising start to the series with an 11th-inning walk-off victory, the Eastern baseball team failed to come out on top for the rest of the weekend. The Panthers had a thrilling first game against Morehead State as redshirt senior right fielder Frankie Perrone blasted a home run in the bottom of...

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