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Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2019

Eastern’s first year head coach Adam Cushing made bold predictions in his introductory press conference last winter, declaring that during his tenure at Eastern the Panthers would win both an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a national championship. While both of those predictions are clearly me...

Papavasilopoulos’ great season leads to Oracles Master’s selection

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 9, 2019

Sam Kercheval knew Rachel Papavasilopoulos was an important part of the Eastern women’s tennis team’s lineup for the OVC tournament. Kercheval, the former director of tennis at Eastern before Chris Tolson took over in the fall, mentioned this because the then-freshman Papavasilopoulos had missed action for a while. Now, this September, she will compete ...

Former rugby field to be converted to new soccer field

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

June 21, 2019

The field that formerly housed Eastern rugby will be converted to a soccer field for Eastern athletics. Work on the field, which is located right next to fourth street, started before the academic year ended in May, and associate athletic director Rich Moser said work on the conversion is progressing. However,...

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

Staff Report

May 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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