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Ira and Compton rule the Summit League

Campbell Atkins

April 12, 2017

Filed under Sports

Western Illinois softball players Emily Ira and Aly Compton were named Summit League Pitcher and Player of the Week for their performances against the Fort Wayne Mastodons. Ira has earned the honor for the third time this season...

“Strap in, the playoffs are here”

Devon Greene

April 12, 2017

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We have reached the end of a season that can only be described as dramatic. We have seen a number of issues and stories arise this season. Players resting, a wildly entertaining MVP race, and the drop of NBA ratings have left...

Track has successful weekend in Normal

Brie Coder

April 10, 2017

Filed under Sports

This weekend in Normal, Illinois, both Malachi Adams and Jasmine Brown brought home two first-place finishes. Even though the weather conditions were windy and a few athletes suffered from injuries and illness, the team still...

UConn is the staple for women’s sports

Mat McClanahan

April 10, 2017

Filed under Sports

American sports have seen many dominant performances from their athletes. Michael Phelps dominated the Olympics, Serena Williams held the number-one seed in tennis for a record-setting span, the Golden State Warriors broke the...

Accept the reality of esports

Joshua Defibaugh, Opinions Editor

March 28, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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...

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