Western Courier

Homecoming high hopes

Homecoming high hopes

September 30, 2011

Sports briefs

Western Media Services and Garrick Hodge

September 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

Shane Davis has been named assistant coach for the Fighting Leatherneck baseball program. He comes to Western Illinois after two seasons as an assistant coach at Cleveland State. "I'm very pleased to be in Macomb," said Davis....

Baseball suddenly just got a lot more interesting

Garrick Hodge Assistant sports editor

September 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

Until Wednesday night, Major League Baseball seemed to be just about dead.More sports fans seemed interested in the progress of the NFL and NBA labor negotiations off the field than what was going on between the baseball chalk l...

Hall of Fame welcomes six

Western Media Services and Tom Loftus

September 28, 2011

Filed under Sports

Darrell Mudra, the head football coach at Western Illinois from 1969 to 1973, and Pete Rodriguez, a longtime NFL special teams coach who served as Leathernecks head coach from 1979 to 1982, will be among the Leatherneck footba...

Homecoming goal: Play best game ever

Tom Loftus

September 28, 2011

Filed under Sports

This Saturday won't be your run-of-the-mill, garden-variety, channel-surf-and-scarf-Doritos kind of Saturday in Macomb, and Mark Hendrickson knows it.The Leathernecks football coach is well aware that the pride of Western Illinois...

Football outrun, outgunned

Football outrun, outgunned

September 26, 2011

Volleyball drops pair

Aaron Viner Courier Staff

September 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

Although both of their matches ended in losses, the Western Illinois volleyball team found Brophy Hall a raucous place to be last weekend. In their first match of the season at acoustics-accentuating Brophy Hall, the Leathernecks dropp...

Men’s soccer splits games

Garrick Hodge Assistant Sports Editor

September 26, 2011

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Western's men's soccer team knew it would have its hands full against in-state rival Bradley last Friday. After all, the visiting Braves were ranked No. 21 in the nation entering the game.As it turned out, Bradley (6-1-2) need...

‘Playoffs or burst’, vows Western ice hockey

Sarah Tomkinson Courier Staff

September 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

From unable to win to unwilling to settle for second-best, the Western Illinois ice hockey club has come a long way in two seasons. Two seasons ago, the Leathernecks won only one game, and it's something that team manager Cassie...

‘Hysteria’ rules at SIU tourney

Western Media Services, Garrick Hodge and Tom Loftus

September 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

"Mass Hysteria," the nickname of Western's men's Ultimate Frisbee club, received solid efforts from several players last weekend and came away with the championship of the SO ILL Tournament, hosted by Southern Illinois Universi...

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