Western Courier

Leathernecks baseball surprises Iowa with late comeback but come up short in 8-7 loss

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

May 3, 2019

IOWA CITY, IOWA — For the second time in as many games, the Western Illinois baseball team fell one run short of a comeback against Iowa. The Leathernecks took on the Hawkeyes on Wednesday at Duane Banks Field, and loaded th...

Who will win the Barclay’s Premier League trophy?

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

May 3, 2019

There are five main soccer leagues in Europe, however not all of them are created equal. Some leagues are said to be “easier” and “less competitive” and there is some truth to that. These five leagues consist of 20 teams e...

Did Robbie Gould put a curse on the Chicago Bears?

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

May 3, 2019

Former Bears player Robbie Gould, has put a curse on every kicker that came after him. Let’s start with the most recent kicker, Cody Parkey, who missed the game winning field goal in the Wild Card playoff game against the P...

Track and field teams look forward to Summit League Championships

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

May 3, 2019

Next week, the Western Illinois Leathernecks track and field team will get a chance to prove their merits in the competition they’ve been building themselves up for all season long. The Outdoor Summit League Championships ...

Track and field pulls double duty at Drake Relays and Kip Janvrin Open to prepare for Summit League Championships

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Western Illinois men and women’s track and field teams concluded their regular spring season last week after competing in the Drake Relays. This event is one of the largest in the country hosting c...

Breaking down all four NBA conference semi-final mathcups

Titus Perez, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

The NBA playoffs have entered the conference semifinals round. This year, the semis are competitive as ever. All four of the match-ups in this round feature teams in the top-four of their respective conference standings. Furthermore, ...

Cubs showing signs of potential

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

The Chicago Cubs, the 2016 World Series Champions, haven’t done a whole lot since they won it all three years ago. The best they’ve done is make it to the NLCS but lost. Coming into this season, the ball-club was projected...

Men’s golf wraps up spring season

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

MACOMB, Ill. — It’s that time of year when summer is right around the corner, and that means the golf season is coming to a close for the men’s Leatherneck team. Though the NFL Draft is in the headlines predominately ...

Softball comes up wth three-game sweep on Senior Day

David Koier, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — Rain delays and schedule changes couldn’t stop the Western Illinois softball team from celebrating their seniors with a three game sweep against Summit League foe Purdue Fort Wayne. Western started ...

Baseball loses series to North Dakota State Bison 2-1

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

The Western Illinois Leathernecks only pulled off one win in the three-game series against North Dakota State Bison, dropping to 16-25 overall and 10-11 in conference. The series was a battle of position in The Summit League as...

All four No. 1 seeds defeated in the first round

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have been nothing short of spectacular. We are only through two games in the second round, but every series in the first round had its own significant value. For the first time in NHL history, ...

Winners and losers from the 2019 NFL Draft

Brendan Reidy, Sports Writer

April 29, 2019

The NFL Draft is a special time for football fans all across the world. What makes it so special is seeing the future players in the league find where they will begin their promising careers. The draft has seven rounds and a to...

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