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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Senior Aryn Henke, up for batting as she swings and misses, during the double header against Tennessee State  University Tigers.

Secret weapon on EIU softball team shows against TSU

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 10, 2024

There is a player on Eastern’s softball team responsible for a piece of the team’s recent success in the 2024 season.  You will not find her lighting up this stat sheet, nor will you see her making...

Senior pitcher Olivia Price, throws during the doubleheader home game Saturday against the Tennessee State University Tigers. The Panthers lost 5-1 against the Tigers.

EIU capitalizes off late score to win series against TSU

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 7, 2024

Eastern softball won the series against Tennessee State University with a 4-3 win on Sunday afternoon.   Eastern took the second and the third game due to late game scores. Senior outfielder Aryn...

Softball practice Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, preparing for softball season to start the first game is Feb 23, 2024

EIU ends doubleheader with walk-off home run

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

Eastern’s softball team split their doubleheader header with Tennessee State University on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost their first game 5-1 and won their second game 9-7.  Freshman...

Softball practice Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, preparing for softball season to start the first game is Feb 23, 2024

Panthers of the Week: Dylan Drumke, McKenzie Oslanzi

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 17, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Dylan Drumke from the baseball team. The redshirt junior outfielder from Libertyville recorded a grand slam home run against the University of Dayton on Saturday...

Bats from softball practice in Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse.

Panthers of the Week: McKenzie Oslanzi, Cole Gober

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 10, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to McKenzie Oslanzi from the softball team. The freshman pitcher from Marseilles went 2-0 against the Southeast Missouri State University. Oslanzi pitched 12 innings...

Mens basketball senior guard, Tiger Booker, attempts to shoot a basket over two defenders during the basketball game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tuesday evening, Feb 27, 2024, at Groniger Arena. The Panthers won 84-79.
Panthers won 84-79 against the SIUE Cougars

Panthers of the Week: Tiger Booker, Olivia Price

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 3, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Tiger Booker from the basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago set a career high 33 points against Southern Illinois University Evansville. Along with...

Freshman pitcher McKenzie Oslanzi prepares to bat during softball practice at the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on the Eastern Illinois University campus Wednesday morning

EIU freshman softball pitcher earns third straight OVC honor

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 27, 2024

Freshman pitcher McKenzie Oslanzi has been named Ohio Valley Conference pitcher of the week for the third time in her first three weeks with the Panthers.   Oslanzi leads the OVC in ERA with...

Adam Swanson, a cross country fifth year student stretches and jogs before running a mile at Eastern Illinois Campus Pond Saturday afternoon

Panthers of the Week: Adam Swanson, McKenzie Oslanzi

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 25, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Adam Swanson from the track and field team. The fifth-year distance runner from Carpentersville won the Ohio Valley Conference male track athlete of the year...

Eastern pitcher, Olivia Price (6), pitches to batters from Morehead on Williams Field on Saturday April 22, 2023.

Q&A with Olivia Price

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter January 28, 2024

Eastern’s senior pitcher Olivia Price is coming off a year where she won the Ohio Valley Conference female player of the year award and the OVC pitcher of the year award. Price also notched a selection...

Head coach, Tara Archibald, speaks to her team between innings during the softball programs first ever NCAA Regional appearance at Sharon J. Drysdale Field on the Northwestern University campus on May 19 in Evanston, Il. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Wildcats.

EIU softball prepares for 2024 season

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 20, 2024

Eastern’s softball team is preparing to defend its title as Ohio Valley Conference champions. Last season, the Panthers went 34-21 overall and 16-6 in conference play. This record led them to the regionals...

Junior pitcher Olivia Price (6), starts her pitch to St. Louis University junior infielder Jocelyn Abbott (20) on Wednesday evening.

Athletes to watch in the winter

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 10, 2024

Men’s Basketball: Jordan “Tiger” Booker The senior guard from Chicago transferred to Eastern after playing one year at Tarleton State. Booker currently averages 13.4 points per game, 3.1 assists...

(pictured left to right) Maci Mayhall, Blaine Mayhall, Erin Blair, Kaylin Wilson, Karah Moore, and Clara Cox posing for photo in Hitmix 88.9 WEIU.

Charleston High School softball shares thoughts before state

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2023

The Charleston softball teams share their thoughts on their win against Mount Zion, as well as share their game plan for their match at the Louisville Slugger Complex in Peoria for the state championship.  For...

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