Western Courier

Runners outpace goals

Tom Loftus

September 14, 2011

Filed under Sports

David Beauchem doesn't want his Western Illinois cross country runners to get ahead of themselves. If their showing at last Friday's Bradley Open in Peoria, Ill. was any indication, however, it won't be long before his competitors...

Leathernecks find footing

Leathernecks find footing

September 12, 2011

Sports briefs

Tom Loftus

September 12, 2011

Filed under Sports

Home was sweet again for Western's women's soccer team on Sunday. The Leathernecks (5-2), coming off a loss on Friday at Eastern Illinois, picked up an easy 7-2 victory over Grand View (2-4) Sunday afternoon. Seven fighting Leat...

Newcomers ace debut

Tom Loftus

September 12, 2011

Filed under Sports

The void has been filled - and then some.After witnessing the memorable debut of a trio of newcomers at this weekend's Western Illinois-hosted Seventh Annual Art Peterson Invitational, coupled with some standout efforts from a few Leathern...

Rugby seeks playoffs

Sarah Tomkinson

September 12, 2011

Filed under Sports

Western Illinois junior Mark Montgomery, president of the men's rugby club, has many goals for his team this year, but the biggest one is to make it to the playoffs.Last year, the team fell just one win short of both a playoff ...

Pats, Falcons will rule NFL

Pats, Falcons will rule NFL

September 12, 2011

10 years later, all is calm at Western

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

It wasn't so much what he said... it was how he said it."Are you watching TV right now?" came the voice from my older brother, through the phone and into my sleepy head; not being a morning person, at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday I was stil...

Hockey world slammed by recent tragedies

Sarah Tomkinson

September 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

The hockey world has been sporting a morbid look this offseason.It started with the death of 28-year-old New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard on May 13 from an overdose of drugs and alcohol. Then, on August 15, newly signed...

Cross Country ready for opener

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

Take two. After last Friday's Leatherneck Open fell victim to sweltering heat and was cancelled for the protection of competitors, Western Illinois' men's and women's cross country teams will finally be opening their 2011 season today...

Thrilling win

Tom Loftus

September 7, 2011

Filed under Sports

For sports fans that "get" soccer, embrace soccer and flat-out love soccer - and count Western Illinois men's soccer coach Eric Johnson among that group - there's nothing more exciting than a last-second game-winning goal tha...

Volleyball first again

Tom Loftus

September 7, 2011

Filed under Sports

Two tournament titles, a milestone victory and her team's best record in over 20 years is almost too much to take in all at once for Western Illinois volleyball coach Kym McKay. "Before the season started, I knew that I was nearin...

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