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IHSA boys track, field state semifinals, finals to come to O’Brien Field

Staff Report

May 22, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

The Illinois High School Association’s Boys Track and Field state semifinals and finals will take place at O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on Thursday. The field events, including pole vault, long jump, triple jump and high jump F will all...

Eastern runner in familiar place at state track meet

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

May 19, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

If it were during the academic year, he probably would have been on the other side of the starting blocks. Even then, he actually may not be using the blocks, seeing as how he runs middle distance events for the Eastern Track and Field program. Also a member of Eastern’s men’s cross country...

O’Brien Field to host IHSA girls track, field state semifinals, finals

Staff Report

May 15, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

The Illinois High School Association’s Girls Track and Field state semifinals and finals are coming to O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on Thursday. The field events, including pole vault, long jump, triple jump and high jump, will all begin...

Men’s tennis team finishes stellar year

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 28, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Eastern’s men’s tennis team improved upon a 6-17 record from last year to having the most wins it has had in 24 years (14). The Panthers reached the OVC tournament for the second consecutive year, and the story keeps getting better. Eastern went up against No. 4 Austin Peay in Nashville...

Baseball team to host Tennessee-Martin

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Time has slowly crept its way up to the Eastern baseball team, and head coach Jason Anderson wants his team to win as much as possible in the closing weeks. Eastern still has 14 games left in the season, but considering the Panthers have four three-game series left to play, that only leaves just ove...

Eastern wraps up season at Williams Field

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team got the bats going early, like really early. Eastern carried a four-run lead into the second inning, their first win at Williams Field this season and the second game in which they seized such a commanding edge after just one inning of play. That alone, however, does not s...

Track, field teams headed to Louisville

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Eastern track and field program hopes to bring its momentum from last weekend into this weekend as two groups are being sent to compete in Iowa and Louisville Friday. Redshirt-freshman Dustin Hatfield finished 27th overall in the 10,000-meter event at the Mt. Sac Relays last weekend with a ti...

Panthers’ season over; offseason begins

Blake Faith, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s women’s tennis team did not qualify for the OVC tournament, but this year's team knew how important team unity, hard- work and never giving up meant. These are all qualities tennis Director Chris Tolson wanted these players to have since he took over last fall. He knew these players co...

Eastern men’s tennis team ready for OVC tournament

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The Eastern men’s tennis team heads to Nashville Friday for its quest for the Ohio Valley Conference championship. The Panthers want to be on the other side of the spectrum this time around against No. 4 seed Austin Peay, a team Eastern lost to in the last match of the spring season 4-0. Eastern did face Austin Peay in the tournament back in 2014 where...

OVC set for big weekend of conference games

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The eight-team field for the Ohio Valley Conference softball tournament is just about set as the league heads into its final two weekends of the season. Eastern (3-15), Tennessee State (3-13) and Morehead State (0-12) have all been eliminated from tournament contention. But nine other teams stil...

Eastern blows out Robert Morris 13-2 at home

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Everyone expected the Eastern baseball team to get a blowout victory over Robert Morris (Peoria) Tuesday, which they did with a 13-2 final at Coaches Stadium. Eastern let the game play out until the top of the seventh inning and called the game after Robert Morris’ at-bat in the top half. But Rober...

Panthers’ pitching defeats Jaguars 7-1

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Between Monday and Tuesday afternoon, the Eastern softball team might very well have realized the power of practice, according to head coach Kim Schuette. Assistant coaches Al Schuette and Rachel Houck worked with the outfield yesterday on their ability to track down balls that reach the outskirts...

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