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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

(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...

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 loses first-ever NCAA Regional game

Autumn Schulz, Senior Sports Reporter May 19, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its first game of its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament 2-0 to #15 Northwestern Friday afternoon. The tournament is double-elimination, therefore,...

The Panthers celebrate after winning their first Ohio Valley Conference Championship title Saturday afternoon against the SIUE cougars 2-0.

Eastern softball captures first OVC Championship title

Han Byer, Sports Photographer May 13, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team won its first ever Ohio Valley Conference softball championship Saturday afternoon at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala. The Panthers defeated the SIUE Cougars in a...

Jaylen Prichard runs to first base and drops her bat during the midday game with IUPUI Tuesday afternoon.

Prichard leads EIU softball to its 10th straight win

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Sophomore outfielder Jaylen Prichard led the Eastern softball team to its 10th straight win Tuesday afternoon in a midweek non-conference game with IUPUI at Williams Field. The Panthers won 4-3 after...

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

EIU softball extends win streak to nine games

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 23, 2023

The Eastern softball team has a 15-2 conference record and a nine-game win streak after they swept Morehead State in the three-game series on Friday and Saturday. They beat Morehead 8-0 in the first...

Sophomore infielder/outfielder, Aniya Holt (9), smiles during a team gathering between innnings while head coach Tara Archibald speaks to the team on Wednesday evening.

EIU softball in second in OVC standings

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team is about halfway through its OVC schedule as they have three more OVC series to play before the season is over. The team has had success throughout the season as they...

Senior Brittany Steven plays against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars during the womens tennis Senior Day at the Rex Darling Courts Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 5-2 to the Cougars.

EIU spring sports update

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2023

Spring sports here at Eastern have been well underway the last few months. Let’s take a look at the standings and records of EIU’s spring sports: Baseball The EIU baseball team has a current overall...

Sophomore infielder/outfielder Aniya Holt (9), swings at a pitch from a St. Louis University pitcher, during their game Wednesday evening. The Panthers won 4-3.

‘I knew we were gonna find a way,’ Holt said after walk-off win against SLU

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 12, 2023

Redshirt sophomore infielder Aniya Holt was the catapult that the Eastern softball teams’ offense needed to clinch its 4-3 win over Saint Louis University Wednesday evening at Williams Field. Head...

Eastern players Maddie Swart (11) and Lindy Milkowski (14) bump chests as part of their starting ritual before their game against Southern Indiana on Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Screaming Eagles.

Baseball, softball to have midweek nonconference home games

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 11, 2023

The Eastern Illinois baseball and softball teams will be at home on Wednesday at Coaches Stadium and Williams Field, respectively, for some midweek matchups with baseball starting at 3 p.m. and softball...

Eastern left-fielder, Aryn Henke (12), slides into home plate attempting to score, while Southern Indiana catcher, Sammie Kihega (16), tags her out at home during their game against Southern Indiana on Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Screaming Eagles.

Softball drops first OVC series of season to Southern Indiana

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 9, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its second Ohio Valley Conference game this season after being shutout 2-0  by Southern Indiana at Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers are now 20-15...

The Eastern softball team sings the EIU Fight Song to the crowd after sweeping SIUE in their home-opener double-header against SIUE on Sunday afternoon on Williams Field.

Softball loses first OVC game of its season

Zaria Flippin, Softball Reporter April 7, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its first OVC game of the 2023 season in game two of a doubleheader against Southern Indiana at Williams Field Friday evening. The Panthers won their first game...

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo, a fifth year player, clears the ball during the Panthers first game of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Valparaiso University Beacons tied.

International student athletes find fellowship at EIU

Han Byer, Sports Reporter March 29, 2023

 International student athletes from all around the world attend Eastern Illinois University to play sports in the United States. Many of them are excelling in their respective sports, as well as their...

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