Western Courier

New-look bowlers aim high

Sarah Tomkinson Courier Staff

September 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

This season, Western's men's bowling club is on the comeback trail and looking for redemption.And for club president Rob Meinert, a ranking of 58th in the NCAA isn't satisfactory."It's nothing to brag about," the business mana...

WIU focus: MVFC run

Tom Loftus Sports editor

September 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

Rankings, records and rhetoric are not particularly paramount in Western Illinois football coach Mark Hendrickson's mind right now. Mapping out a game plan that will leave his Leathernecks 1-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference a...

Men’s golfers solid in Kansas

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

Mel Blasi was happy for the Summit League on Tuesday, but the Leathernecks men's golf coach had good reason to be pleased about his own team's performance as well.While conference foe Missouri-Kansas City captured the team ti...

Octa stays unbeaten

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

Gino Octa's star is rising quickly, and at this point, there seems to be no ceiling for this Western Illinois men's tennis player's potential.The University of Utah transfer, a native of Ontario, Canada, has been all but unstoppable for the L...

Rookie reporter covers big-time assignment

Aaron Viner

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

Growing up in small town Iowa, sports always had a special glamour. It seemed like the sports on television existed in a completely different, fantastic world. I think that is part of the reason I became interested in covering sport...

Hendrickson looks on bright side

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

Perhaps the easiest thing for a college football head coach to do after enduring a humbling 69-0 defeat at the hands of a powerful Division I team on the fringe of the AP Top 25 poll would be to vent, rant and rage. Finger pointi...

Kappel shuts out Green Bay

Western Media Services and Tom Loftus

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

Freshman goalkeeper Victoria Kappel earned her fourth shutout of the young season on Sunday afternoon, helping visiting Western Illinois to a 1-0 victory against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in its first of four conse...

Volleyball looks ahead to Oakland

Western Media Services and Tom Loftus

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Golden Grizzlies are in town tonight, which means the Western Illinois volleyball team must grin and bear its lost weekend in the Dakotas, regroup, and move on. Western (7-5, 0-2 in Summit League) hosts the Oakland Golden Grizzl...

Golfers take sixth

September 19, 2011

Tigers maul Western, 69-0

Garrick Hodge Assistant Sports editor

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

Out of rhythm, and playing on the road in an intimidating environment, Western Illinois never did find its footing on Saturday.The Leathernecks (1-2) fell to host Missouri 69-0 before 63,420 fans at the Tigers' Faurot Field, an...

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