Home - Athletics - Trailblazers News Trailblazers News November 2019Nov 22, 2019Trailblazers Off to 4-0 Start to SeasonDoug Stotler has made a few orbits around the basketball globe in his time. Enough to know a basketball season is a marathon, not a sprint.September 2019Sep 17, 2019Voters Ignore L&C, Despite Win Over Ranked CrowderHodge, whose 4-2 Trailblazers are riding a four-game winning streak, pulled off a thrilling player-short overtime victory over Crowder College Friday in Godfrey.Sep 16, 2019Two Area Colleges Team Up to Benefit Family of Fallen ISP TrooperIt was a show of solidarity in Sauget on Sunday. Two area colleges teaming up to raise money for the family of fallen Illinois State Trooper Nick Hopkins.Sep 13, 2019L&C Volleyball Team Wins First Event in Remodeled River Bend ArenaThe Lewis and Clark Community College volleyball team played the first athletic event on the new wood gym floor recently installed at the George C. Terry River Bend Arena on the school’s main campus.Sep 8, 2019L&C Kickers Sweep Southeastern IowaThe Lewis and Clark Community College soccer teams were in an Iowa frame of mind Saturday.Sep 5, 2019Can’t Beat the Squeak at L&C’s River Bend ArenaDoug Stotler couldn’t help but smile. In fact, his grin was nearly ear-to-ear as he showed off the progress on the refurbished River Bend Arena. With good reason.Sep 5, 2019L&C Baseball Alumnus Inducted Into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Former St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Lewis and Clark Community College and Southwestern High School Piasa Birds pitcher Jason Isringhausen entered a realm of baseball royalty last week by entering the Redbirds’ Hall of Fame and taking a place there alongside game legends like Stan Musial, Ozzie Smith and Bob Gibson.August 2019Aug 12, 2019Alumni Games ‘Unofficially’ Start SeasonAs the first half of Saturday’s L&C men’s soccer alumni game was ending, Kaleb Bassett offered a critique to his father, former L&C great Roshan Bassett.Aug 5, 2019Blazers Have ‘Good Blend’ as Practice BeginsWhen Ryan Hodge turned the calendar from July to August, there was already a date circled in red staring him in the face.July 2019Jul 3, 2019LeMond Is the Newest TrailblazerCaitlin LeMond turned a solid senior season at East Alton-Wood River into a chance to continue her career in college.June 2019Jun 27, 2019Large Recruiting Class Will Join Solid Core at L&CRyan Hodge knows soccer games are won on the field, not on paper. Nonetheless, he’s enjoying a good read as he prepares for the upcoming JUCO soccer season.Jun 24, 2019Versatile Luttrell Blazes Trail To Lewis and ClarkJust a few days after graduating from Litchfield High School, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Luttrell and her sister, Litchfield assistant softball coach Stephanie Luttrell, took the opportunity to scratch an item off their bucket list.May 2019May 21, 2019Trailblazers Finish 30-17, Best Mark Since JUCO World Series 1996 seasonRandy Martz was looking for two more victories from his Lewis and Clark Community College baseball team. He and the Trailblazers were even willing to burn the midnight oil for two more victories that would put the Trailblazers back in the NJCAA Division II World Series for the first time since 1996.May 13, 2019Kicking Off to the Next LevelThree Granite City seniors have recently announced that they will continue their soccer careers in the collegiate level next year.May 13, 2019Trailblazers Face No. 1 ICC in Semis of Rescheduled Region 24 TourneyMother Nature threw a couple curve balls at the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament over the weekend. As a result, the Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers got a couple days off.May 10, 2019Trip to NJCAA Nationals ‘Well Worth It’A trip that took the Lewis and Clark Community College women’s tennis team come 1,300 miles was well worth it, according to Trailblazers Coach Bron Wilkerson.May 8, 2019Trailblazers Eye Region Tourney in MattoonWhen Bethany Muenstermann clouted a go-ahead home run in the third inning of Monday’s doubleheader opener against Danville Area College, things looked bright for her Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers.May 6, 2019Red-hot Trailblazers Eye a Top-Two Region SeedWith his L&C baseball team closing in on its best record in 16 seasons, Trailblazers coach Randy Martz said there’s plenty riding on the season-ending series with Heartland Community College.April 2019Apr 30, 2019Trailblazers Streaking again, Run Mark to 23-12The Lewis and Clark Community College baseball Trailblazers are at it again. They’re streaking.Apr 24, 2019Trailblazers Grab Singles, Doubles Region TitlesIt was a title showdown split Monday for the Lewis and Clark Community College tennis teams in Region 24 action.Apr 24, 2019L&C Completes Four-Game Sweep at Vincennes UniversityThe L&C Trailblazers Monday and Tuesday retraced some of the routes made by one of their namesakes and his brother nearly 300 years ago. And while the 360-mile round trip won’t go down in history books, L&C baseball coach Randy Martz will take what he can get.Apr 23, 2019L&C Trailblazers Sweep VincennesThe Lewis and Clark Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader at Vincennes University’s Jerry Blemker Field Monday, wining the first game 5-3 and taking the second game 6-1 in seven innings.Apr 22, 2019L&C’s Funk Heading to Virgin IslandsSkylar Funk is a firm believer in talking about the weather. After all, using his gift of gab about the cold winter may well have helped the L&C midfielder land a soccer scholarship in the place of his dreams: The Virgin Islands.Apr 22, 2019L&C Softball Team Has Found Its IdentityAsk L&C softball coach Ronda Roberts about her team’s personality, and you’re likely to see a big grin. That attitude might just be perfect in the Trailblazers coach’s eyes.Apr 22, 2019AHS Sends 15 Student Athletes On To CollegeThe Alton High auditorium was packed with student athletes on Wednesday.Apr 17, 2019Schroeder Will Play for Lewis and ClarkCompared to many of her teammates on the Edwardsville girls’ tennis team, Kasey Schroeder doesn’t have much experience, but that didn’t prevent her from earning a college scholarship.Apr 13, 2019L&C Clobbers JWC 12-2 After Losing ‘Frustrating’ OpenerA rare L&C defensive lapse resulted in a loss in the opening game of Thursday’s home doubleheader against John Wood College.Apr 11, 2019Edwardsville's Patterson Signs Letter of Intent to Lewis and ClarkEdwardsville senior golfer, Ben Patterson signed his letter-of-intent to play golf at Lewis and Clark Community College on Wednesday afternoon at Edwardsville High School.Apr 10, 2019Trailblazers Split Twin Bill with ParklandThe Lewis and Clark Community College softball team split a Region 24 doubleheader with Parkland College Tuesday at L&C.Apr 4, 2019Trailblazers Sweep Baseball, Softball Twin BillsIt was a clean sweep for the Lewis and Clark Community College baseball and softball teams Wednesday.Apr 4, 2019L&C softball team splits a pair with Spoon RiverThe Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers softball team split a pair with visiting Spoon River College, winning 10-9 in eight innings and losing 6-1.Apr 4, 2019Baseball Trailblazers Sweep DanvilleThe L&C Trailblazers had their scoring shoes on Tuesday - and their pitching wasn’t bad either.Apr 2, 2019Henrichs Leads Trailblazers to Sweep in DanvilleMother Nature played nice Monday and Lewis and Clark Community College softball responded with a doubleheader sweep of Danville Area College.Apr 1, 2019Lewis and Clark ’This Close Yet This Far Away’For the Lewis and Clark Community College men’s basketball team, the just-completed season laced with near misses, high and low spots - and a case of score comparison that likely had coach and athletic director Doug Stotler smiling and silently screaming at the same time.March 2019Mar 27, 2019L&C Freshman Wielgus Shoots Hole-In-OneAlthough the weather has dampened the start of the Trailblazers’ golf season, a hole-in-one by Drew Wielgus put the freshman in the spotlight.Mar 25, 2019L&C Splits with Lincoln LandIn a JUCO baseball twin bill, Lewis and Clark Community College split with Lincoln Land College of Springfield.Mar 22, 2019Alton Athlete Makes Her Own Way as a TrailblazerMost college athletes leave high school having already signed with a school to pay a specific sport. That wasn’t the case for Kenya Burnett, a 2017 graduate of Alton High.Mar 22, 2019All in the FamilyWhen Abby Palen joined the Lewis and Clark Community College softball team for the 2018 season, she was thrilled that she became part of a family connection.Mar 22, 2019L&C Sweeps East Central, Runs Win Streak to FiveThe Lewis and Clark Community College softball team is evidently onto something - a winning streak.Mar 21, 2019Solid Sophs Have Lewis and Clark ClickingGiven the nature of junior college athletics, Randy Martz knew heading into this season that there was a good chance of a good bounce or two.Mar 14, 2019L&C’s Rexford Throws No-Hitter at Bay CollegeThe L&C softball Trailblazers got good look at what Hannah Rexford can mean to them when they notched their first victory of the season.Mar 13, 2019L&C’s Stotler Reflects on ‘Unusual Season’As Doug Stotler sat watching the craziness unfold Wednesday at the NJCAA District 16 Men’s Basketball Tournament at Rend Lake College, he likely couldn’t help but let his mind go where coaches’ minds aren’t supposed to go: The dreaded taboo of comparing scores.Mar 12, 2019L&C Faced Uphill Climb Against Some of Nation’s Best DII TeamsThe Lewis and Clark Community College women’s basketball team faced a difficult situation this season. Despite a load of talent, the Trailblazers found themselves in a familiar quandary: Right team, tough region.Mar 12, 2019New UI Hall of Famer Deon Thomas Spent Five Years as LC AD, CoachThe University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019, including a pair of basketball players with Telegraph-area connections.Mar 4, 2019Blazers Return to Parkland for QuarterfinalSix points may have cost the Lewis and Clark Community College women’s basketball team a home quarterfinal game in this week’s District M/Region 24 Tournament.Mar 4, 2019George C. Terry River Bend Arena Closing for Renovation April 1L&C’s George C. Terry River Bend Arena will undergo a renovation project this spring and summer, which will include a new roof, HVAC upgrades, gutter replacement, electrical improvements, waterproofing, a new gym floor, and other interior improvements.February 2019Feb 14, 2019Blazers Start Slow, Then Roll Past DanvilleThe start of Monday night’s L&C-Danville Area College women’s basketball game was late - almost two weeks late - because of a winter weather delay.Feb 14, 2019Marquette Catholic Golfer Cogan Chooses L&CMarquette Catholic has sported a strong boys golf team in recent years and this past week, two golfers - Sam Cogan and Kolten Bauer - reaped benefits from that program.Feb 8, 2019Griffiths Set to Play for Lewis and ClarkWhen it comes to golf, Edwardsville senior Parker Griffiths is a late bloomer, but he has already improved his game enough to earn a college scholarship.January 2019Jan 28, 2019Trailblazers Drub Shawnee 92-72For Doug Stotler and his L&C Trailblazers, Saturday’s 92-72 victory over visiting Shawnee College was more than welcome - it was a little overdue.