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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

Eastern softball coach Tara Archibald talks to the team during the eighth inning during the first game of a doubleheader against SIUE Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings.

Weekend matchups set to shake up OVC softball standings

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

The OVC softball regular season is in its final 10 days. Five weekend conference series are set to be played this weekend, with teams looking to solidifying their seeding for the postseason. First-place...

Eastern catcher Lindy Milkowski looks to the dugout and smiles during game two of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne April 6 at Williams Field. The Panthers won both of the games, 13-8 and 3-2.

Murray State leading OVC softball standings, Eastern slips to seventh

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

With three weekend series and a few midweek doubleheaders remaining for each team, the OVC softball season is coming down to the wire. Murray State is still holding on to the top spot in the standings...

Eastern pitched Alexa Rehmeier prepares to face a batter in game one of a doubleheader against Morehead State on March 20 at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters as Eastern won 4-0.

Eastern softball team in 3rd place in OVC with 4-2 record

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The Eastern softball team dropped a series for the first time in conference play, losing two of three games to Tennessee State after opening conference play with a sweep of Morehead State.  The Panthers...

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton attempts to place a tag on a Morehead State baserunner in first game of a doubleheader on Sunday at Williams Field. Eastern won the game 4-0.

Sweeps galore as softball teams begin OVC play

Ryan Meyer, Softball Reporter March 22, 2022

Every OVC softball team is either winless or undefeated in conference play, as the first weekend of conference play wrapped up with sweeps up and down the standings. Murray State, Tennessee-Martin, Belmont,...

Eastern softball players (from left) Megan Burton, Alexa Rehmeier and Hannah Cravens celebrate after winning game one of a double header against Morehead State on Sunday at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a one-hit shutout in the game and Burton and Cravens each scored a run in the 4-0 victory.

Panthers sweep Sunday doubleheader, off to 3-0 start in conference play

Ryan Meyer, Softball Reporter March 20, 2022

Eastern’s softball team is off to a 3-0 start in OVC play after completing a sweep in their opening series against Morehead State this weekend. The Panthers’ pitchers held the Eagles to eight hits...

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2022

OVC baseball has entered Week 4 of Play with some of the top three teams in the conference already living up to their preseason picks.   Tennessee Tech was picked to finish eighth out of the nine...

Forward Sammy Friday IV goes for a shot in the paint at the Thursday game against the Morehead State Eagles at Lantz Arena. Friday IV scored four points and had four rebounds. The Panthers lost 82-46 to the Eagles.

Panthers eliminated from OVC Tournament with loss to Morehead State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor February 24, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team have been mathematically eliminated from postseason play after losing to Morehead State 82-46 Thursday evening in Lantz Arena.  The Panthers competed with the Eagles...

Junior guard Lariah Washington drives toward the basket while Jazmyn Gaines-Burns, a freshman guard for the Morehead State Eagles, tries to guard Washington. The Panthers won 68-56 against the Eagles Thursday night at Lantz Arena. Washington scored 22 points in the game.

Women’s basketball team pulls away late to beat Eagles 68-56

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 24, 2022

A strong start and strong finish helped the Eastern women's basketball team secure a 68-56 home win against Morehead State on Thursday. The Panthers went up 16-4 to start the game and outscored the...

Members of the Eastern womens basketball team celebrate their win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Cougars 89-65.

Big games upcoming for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

Nearly every women’s basketball team in the OVC has surpassed the halfway point of the conference season. The top seven teams seemed more or less poised to head to Evansville next month for the OVC...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements gets trapped by Belmonts defense in the Panthers game against the Bruins on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Clements had a total of 5 assists. The Panthers lost 90-56 to the Bruins.

Three teams remain in race for top of OVC men’s basketball standings

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 28, 2022

The fight for the top of the standings in the OVC remains a three-team battle amongst Murray State, Morehead State and Belmont. Murray State and Morehead State are both undefeated in conference play,...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles surveys the court in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Trio of teams fighting for top spot in OVC men’s basketball standings

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 20, 2022

Three OVC men’s basketball teams are in close contention for the top spot in the conference early in the season; Murray State, Morehead State and Belmont. After those three powerhouses, though, there...

Eastern guard Jordyn Hughes attempts a layup in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Hughes scored 14 points in the game, which the Panthers lost 80-71.

Updating OVC women’s basketball standings early in conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

The start of conference play for the OVC women's basketball teams has been marred by COVID-19 postponements, but through the rash of rescheduled games, the standings are starting to take shape. Sitting...

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