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Sochi Preview: Games Explained (Old & New)

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  News, On The Cover, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Curling, skeleton, bobsled…oh my! Three obscure events are must-sees at this year’s winter games. Whether you have watched  before or not, these are unusual but very exciting. Skeleton combines speed and skill as the athletes lunge head-first, down an icy slope. If you haven’t checked it out in years past, you might want to tune into […]

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P.E. Building set to open

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor The much-anticipated opening of the P.E. Center is finally approaching. The 24 million dollar project will give COD students and athletics program a state of the art facility to use. The week of Jan. 6th, right before spring semester begins, is when the center is expected to re-open. Although the […]

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WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULE: Basketball

By   /  November 14, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Cross Country Update

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor  With the Region IV Championships approaching, the COD men’s and women’s cross country teams are looking to win the event. In their last meet at the Bradley Pink Classic, both teams placed highly. Almost 900 runners competed in the event, representing over 37 different colleges and universities. Led by Monica […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Cross Country

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Daryle is the captain of the men’s cross country team and is a top contender for the Regional Championships. According to coach Wilhite, Daryle is considered as a top 3 runner in the region and will most likely compete at the cross country National Championship. Courier: What inspires you to run? Worley: I started running […]

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Coach Chick provides input and experience

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor After spending thirty-four years as a coach, Jesse Chick provides the COD football team with a different type of teaching method. As the team’s chaplain, Chick is a support system that gives both coaching and spiritual advice to the players. “The X’s and O’s are taken care of on the […]

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Golf Champs Again

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor For the second consecutive season, the Chaps men’s golf team won the Region IV Division III Championship. Jordan Yamamoto won the tournament by having rounds of 78, 76 and 77. Teammates Xavier Owens and Alec Meyer also placed highly in the tournament. Contributions from Matthew Hay and Jack Smith secured […]

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Local college alum helps student-athletes see ‘big picture’

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Staff writer Chaps strength and conditioning coach, Derek Sulo, has attended a number of prestigious Chicago area schools before arriving at COD. Originally a native of Oak Forest, Sulo decided to commute to Mount Carmel for high school. His dad was the head coach of football at the time, which influenced his […]

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Running as a pastime

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Paul Triukas // Sports Editor  Running has become one of the more popular pastimes in recent years. Runners commonly say, they run because of diets and health reasons or athletic aspirations. But really, what is the true reason? Early in the morning and late at night, when it’s scorching hot or freezing cold. You can […]

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Saturday Night Spotlights

By   /  September 5, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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by Kelly Weese // Staff Writer Photos by Denton Dooley + Ian Stangebye Marquez Beeks Wide Receiver Year: Sophomore, 19 Major: Sports Medicine Ht: 5’8” Wt: 176 From: Rockford, IL High School: Rockford Boylan Game day number: 5  Q. What’s your best football skill? A. My quickness and speed. Q. What are your expectations for […]

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