Western Courier

Hockey only happy with sweeps

Sarah Tomkinson Courier Staff

November 4, 2011

Filed under Sports

It takes more than one victory per weekend to satisfy Western Illinois Hockey Club President Mitch Stevens.Western (5-3), which plays Robert Morris University at 7:15 p.m. tonight and Saturday night at the Nelson Center in Springf...

Another Ryan shutout locks Leathernecks win

Garrick Hodge assistant sports editor

November 4, 2011

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A player who scores on Andy Ryan should keep the ball. It doesn't happen very often.The Western Illinois goalkeeper picked up his eighth shutout of the season on Tuesday as the Leathernecks (10-5-1) blanked non-conference foe ...

Watson bursts onto scene

Tom Loftus sports editor

November 4, 2011

Filed under Sports

As if losing 56-14 last Saturday to Missouri Valley Football Conference rival Youngstown State wasn't enough, two key members of the Western Illinois football team came away with more than their pride injured.Backup quarterback Wi...

LEATHERNECK FOR LIFE

LEATHERNECK FOR LIFE

November 2, 2011

Jupic, Murphy honored by Summit League

Tom Loftus and Western Media Services

November 2, 2011

Filed under Sports

Husref Jupic, the multitalented midfielder whose adroit ball-handling skills have been a big plus for the Western Illinois men's soccer team this season, and Bridget Murphy, the lightning-fast libero who has anchored the Leat...

So close – and yet so fat – for volleyball

Tom Loftus Sports editor

November 2, 2011

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Close battles - and heartbreaking losses - seem to be the rule rather than the exception this season for the Western Illinois volleyball team.Unfortunately for the Leathernecks, their matches last Friday and Saturday at Brophy...

Youngstown massacre

Garrick Hodge Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

Opposing running backs have haunted Western Illinois this season, toying with the Leathernecks like notorious gunslingers tormenting an unprotected Old West town. On Saturday, yet another elusive villain emerged.Jamaine Cook,...

Watson dazzles in Western debut

Aaron Viner Courier Staff

October 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

While Saturday's result against Youngstown State left little for Leatherneck football fans to be cheerful about, the future is bright for the Western Illinois backfield.The Leathernecks left Youngstown with a 56-14 loss and a 2...

Castel earns all-league cross country honors

Tom Loftus and Western Media Services

October 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

Sophomore Michael Castel's 10th-place finish led Western Illinois on Saturday at the Oral Roberts University-hosted Summit League Cross Country Championships. The meet was held in Tulsa, Okla.Castel ran a 25:31.20 in the men'...

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