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Accept the reality of esports

Joshua Defibaugh, Opinions Editor

March 28

Filed under Sports

Imagine a group of people working together to achieve a goal. Each person in the group is reliant on the others. Each person has specific duties and obligations to the group and is often the best at performing those duties. The...

Softball uses late comeback to solidify series win

Brie Coder, Courier Staff

March 28

Filed under Sports

The Western Illinois softball team (11-20, 2-1) began Summit League competition with a doubleheader on Saturday against the South Dakota Coyotes (10-19, 1-2). The Leathernecks split the games before concluding their opening conference...

American baseball rules the world

Campbell Atkins, Sports Editor

March 28

Filed under Sports

Amidst the annual chaos of March Madness, baseball players from 16 nations all around the world gathered on some of the game’s grandest stages for their own elite competition. This was the fourth edition of the World Baseball...

March Madness lives up to the hype

Mat McClanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22

Filed under Sports

Now that March Madness is well underway, the basketball community has seen typical March mayhem. The basketball world has seen a number one seed fall, questionably a game-winning goaltend, the “weakest” Power Five conference,...

Softball comes up empty before the start of conference play

Mat McClanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22

Filed under Sports

Western Illinois softball could not find a way out of their losing streak this past weekend when they traveled to Martin, Tennessee to play in the Skyhawk Hampton Inn classic. The Leathernecks went 0-4 on the weekend, which kept...

Softball splits matchups over the weekend

Mat McClanahan

March 8

Filed under Sports

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Women’s softball finishes their weekend strong, winning their final two games of the Coach B Classic at Southern Illinois. Western started out the weekend playing the home team, Southern Illinois, in...

Baseball drops three games in Carbondale

Cambell Atkins

March 8

Filed under Sports

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Western Illinois (0-10) remained winless this weekend after dropping three games to the Southern Illinois Salukis (7-4) of the Missouri Valley Conference. Western had a chance to walk away victorious in two...

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