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The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

Jalisha Smith is the gift of giving back

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor December 6, 2016

  Growing up, Jalisha Smith was taught from her family, and especially her mother, that you should always help people in need and never look down on them. Smith is a junior forward on the...

Freshman defensive specialist/libero Lindsey Powers leads the Panthers with 326 digs, averaging 3.33 per set. The first-year Panther has embraced her role as one of the younger leaders on the Eastern volleyball team.

Top Cat: Lindsey Powers defying freshman odds

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter November 1, 2016

  It can be agreed upon that balancing life out as a freshman in college is not only intimidating, but also utterly stressful. Between the pressure of doing well in classes, keeping up with...

Junior middle hitter Allie Hueston has 81 kills on the season despite playing in only 44 sets. Hueston was sidelined early in the season with a shoulder injury.

Top Cat: Allie Hueston finding success after injury

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter October 25, 2016

Injuries are always one of the toughest and most difficult things to endure in sports, but that has not stopped junior Allie Hueston from succeeding with the Eastern volleyball team. In fact, it has...

With no seniors on the Eastern volleyball team, junior outside hitter Maria Brown has taken on a leadership role this season for the young Panther team.

Top Cat: Brown embracing leadership role

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter October 18, 2016

  As a volleyball team with no seniors, the opportunity to become a leader presents itself for anyone else. Maria Brown has fully embraced that role. Brown is in her third stint with the...

Redshirt junior punter Cody Edwards football career has been plagued by injuries since the eighth grade.

Edwards destined to be a punter

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 11, 2016

Two knee surgeries, one dislocated vertebrae in his neck, both knees dislocated twice, and one ankle surgery; you’d think that would be enough to end a football career, but for punter Cody Edwards, that’s...

Top Cat: Anderson defies odds, makes it to Division-I football

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor September 28, 2016

  Christopher Anderson was not supposed to end up playing football. But for him, playing Division-I football was where he was meant to be. The redshirt junior running back got his first...

Sophomore Jessica Wireman pitches during game 1 of the Panthers doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Williams Field. The Panthers won, 1-0. Wireman struck out 22 batters during the 12-inning game, earning her Top Cat this week.

TOPCAT: Three strikes, you’re out

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 12, 2016

Eastern Kentucky had the best record in the Ohio Valley Conference heading into last weekend until they ran into sophomore pitcher Jessica Wireman. The Colonels and the Panthers had a 12-inning showdown...

Junior pitcher Michael McCormick looks to the catcher for the pitch before throwing it to teh batter in the game against Jacksonvile State Thursday at Coaches Stadium.

Topcat: Junior pitcher honored for stellar performance

Maria Baldwin, Assistant Sports Editor March 29, 2016

Junior pitcher Michael McCormick’s earliest and favorite memories are where his baseball career started: in his backyard with his dad. “My dad got me started in the game by playing catch every day,”...

Freshman Dane Toppel

Topcat: Freshman Steps Up To the Plate

March 9, 2016

As the lead-off hitter for the Panthers last weekend against No. 12 ranked Arkansas, freshman infielder/outfielder Dane Toppel helped his team rack up its first win of the season when he hit a lead-off...

Senior wing Trae Anderson had 27 points during the Panthers 78-69 win over SEMO on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Anderson has 342 total points averaging 14.3 per game on the season.

Top Cat: Former transfer becomes team leader

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter February 10, 2016

Senior Trae Anderson has had a strong passion for the game of basketball since he was just a little kid. In Eastern’s last game against Southeast Missouri, Anderson had one of the best performances...

Johnston breaks freshman assist record

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter February 19, 2015

Eastern’s freshman point guard Cornell Johnston is shorter than most players in NCAA Division I basketball at 5’7”. That didn’t stop the Johnston from from achieving success on the court throughout...

Anthony Catezone

August 28, 2012

Assistant sports editorAnthony is a sophomore journalism major and  kinesiology and sports studies minor.Facebook:

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