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4.17.14 | Baseball
The Carthage College baseball team (14-11, 6-6 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin) defeated non-conference opponent Rockford University (13-12), 3-1, on Thursday, April 17 at Aviators Stadium in Loves Park, Ill.

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4.17.14 | Softball
The Carthage College softball team (14-10, 5-5 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin) split another conference doubleheader on Thursday, April 17, this time with Elmhurst College (10-10, 2-6 CCIW) at the Carthage Softball Field in Kenosha, Wis.  The Lady Reds won the first game, 2-1, but the Bluejays came from behind to take the nightcap, 4-2.  Carthage has split three of its five CCIW twinbills so far this season.

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4.16.14 | Men's Lacrosse
The Carthage College men's lacrosse team (12-4, 6-1 Midwest Lacrosse Conference) defeated conference-opponent Augustana College (Ill., 8-4, 5-2 MLC), 11-9, on Wednesday night, April 16 at Thorsen-Lucken Field in Rock Island, Ill.  

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4.16.14 | Men's Tennis
The Carthage College men's tennis team (15-6, 3-1 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin) defeated Lake Forest College (12-12), 9-0, on Wednesday, April 16 at the Lake Forest Tennis Courts in Lake Forest, Ill.

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4.16.14 | Softball
The Carthage College softball team (13-9, 4-4 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin) split a Wednesday, April 16 doubleheader with CCIW-opponent and No. 16 North Central College (23-5, 6-2 CCIW) at the Carthage Softball Field in Kenosha, Wis.  The Lady Reds won the first game, 2-0, before losing the nightcap, 6-5.

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4.15.14 | Women's Lacrosse
The Carthage College women's lacrosse team (7-5, 5-2 Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference) lost to conference-opponent Augustana College (Ill., 12-0, 6-0 MWLC), 18-7, on Tuesday night, April 15 at Art Keller Field in Kenosha, Wis.

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4.15.14 | General
The 2014 Carthage College Red Men/Lady Reds Open Golf Benefit will take place on June 30, 2014 at the Kenosha Country Club in Somers, Wis., beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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4.14.14 | Men's Volleyball
The Carthage College men's volleyball team (22-7, 10-0 Continental Volleyball Conference West Division), ranked fourth in the April 15 American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III poll, received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship when the 10-team field was announced on Monday, April 14.

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4.13.14 | Women's Tennis
The Carthage College women's tennis team (10-6, 4-2 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) split a Sunday, April 13 indoor double-dual match at the Eastside Tennis & Fitness Club in Kenosha, Wis.  Carthage edged Lake Forest College (17-4), 5-4, before losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater (18-5) by a 9-0 margin.

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4.13.14 | Baseball
The Carthage College baseball team (13-11, 6-6 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin) blanked non-conference opponent the University of Chicago (5-17), 4-0, on Sunday, April 13 at J. Kyle Anderson Field in Chicago.

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4.13.14 | Women's Water Polo
The Carthage College women's water polo team (10-5, 8-4 Collegiate Water Polo Association) won the third-place match of the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Division III Tournament on Sunday, April 13, 8-7, over Macalester College (9-13) at Macalester's Riley Pool/Leonard Natatorium in St. Paul, Minn. 

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4.13.14 | Women's Track and Field
The Carthage College women's track and field team (16-2 outdoor record) won the Saturday, April 12 Benedictine University (Ill.) "Eagle Invitational" at the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex in Lisle, Ill.  

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Did You Know...
George Demos
George Demos, who lettered on the 2002 and 2003 Carthage soccer teams, is the director of special events for Reggie Jackson's Mr. October Foundation for Kids.
Little All-Americans

The Associated Press has named 17 Carthage football players "Little All-Americans" since 1938, including punter Tyler Funk, a 2010 honoree.

L.J. Marx Reaches 100 Wins
Carthage men's volleyball coach L.J. Marx won his 100th career match on April 9, 2010 with a 3-0 win over Fontbonne University in the semfinals of the M-III Volleyball Conference Tournament in Kenosha, Wis.
Paul Smith
Paul Smith, a member of Carthage’s inaugural men’s soccer team in 1981, was inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 2010. A native of Racine, Wis., Smith set a Carthage game record that season by collecting four assists against Milton College on Oct. 21. Smith is currently the outdoors editor of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Rob Wolter
Rob Wolter, who served as a part-time assistant men's and women's volleyball coach at Carthage in both 2009-10 and 2010-11, was named the head men's volleyball coach at Vassar College prior to the 2011-12 season.
Brooke Mix Scores Her Second Career Hole-in-0ne
Carthage College women's golfer Brooke Mix (Sr., Westfield, Ind.) scored a hole-in-one on Sept. 23, 2011 on the first day of the Wisconsin-Whitewater "Fall Fling."  Mix' ace came on the 130-yard 15th hole at the Riverside Golf Course in Janesville, Wis. It was the second collegiate hole-in-one for Mix, with the other coming on Sept. 4, 2009 on the 11th hole of the Foss Park Golf Course at the Robert Morris “Fall Classic.”
Sean Farrell
Former Carthage part-time assistant coach Sean Farrell was named head men's lacrosse coach at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, effective for the 2013-14 academic year.
Gurnee Warren Township Soccer
Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Ill., defeated Naperville Central High School, 2-1 in overtime, on Nov. 3, 2012 to win that school’s first-ever Illinois High School Association Class 3A state championship.  Warren Township head coach Jason Ahonen lettered on the 1999 Carthage team.  Blue Devils assistant coach Michael Armour lettered four times for the Red Men between 2005 and 2008, and assistant coach Aaron Ahonen is the brother of another former Carthage player, Eric Ahonen.
Stephanie Kuzmanic CCIW Most Outstanding
Carthage women’s basketball player Stephanie Kuzmanic is one of only three players in CCIW history to win the league’s “most outstanding player” award twice.
Red Men's 1,000th Basketball Win
With an 85-60 win over Concordia University (Wis.) on Nov. 28, 2009, Carthage won its 1,000th men's basketball game.  The program began in 1907.
Tony Buyniski
Tony Buyniski, '04, was named the Big Ten Conference's Director of Video Services in June 2013. Buyniski worked in the University of Illinois football video office from 2007 to 2011 and with the NFL Cincinnati Bengals in 2012. He was a graduate assistant coach/video coordinator for Carthage in 2005 and 2006 after serving three years as a student assistant coach.
Augie Schmidt IV Reaches 700 Wins
With a victory over Ohio Wesleyan University on March 6, 2010, Carthage College baseball coach Augie Schmidt IV will became only the 17th coach in NCAA Division III history to reach the 700-victory plateau.
Michelle Wenzel
Carthage women’s basketball player Michelle Wenzel became the Lady Reds’ all-time leader in field goal percentage in 2014 (.568).
Matt Ulmer
Former Carthage men’s volleyball player Matt Ulmer, ’07, the son of Lady Reds women’s volleyball coach Leanne Ulmer, was named as an assistant women’s volleyball coach at Oregon in February 2014.  Ulmer was an assistant at Long Beach State from 2007 to 2013.

Caitlin Schober
Carthage College diver Caitlin Schober (Sr., Beloit, Wis./Memorial) was named “Miss Kenosha” on Jan. 26, 2013.
Coach Brady Lindsley
Carthage women's tennis coach Brady Lindsley won his 200th career match in the fall of 2009. Lindsley, with a 246-109 record heading into the fall 2013 portion of the season, has been named CCIW "Women's Tennis Coach of the Year" three times.
Stephanie Kuzmanic and Kristi Schmidt
Stephanie Kuzmanic (1,060) and Kristi Schmidt (1,019) became the 21st and 22nd Carthage women’s basketball players to score 1,000 career points in 2014.
Kent Dernbach
Former Carthage basketball player Kent Dernbach (2002-03) was named an assistant men's basketball coach at Wisconsin-Stevens Point in October 2011.  Dernbach had been the Northern Illinois University Director of Men’s Basketball Operations. He held the same post at George Mason University from 2007 to 2009.
Ryan Baumgartner and Matt Ulmer
Former Carthage men’s volleyball players Ryan Baumgartner (2005-07) and Matt Ulmer (2005-07) were named 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association “Under 30 Award” winners.  Baumgartner is the head women’s volleyball coach at Dominican University (Ill.) and Ulmer the head sand volleyball coach at NCAA Division I Long Beach State University.
Bri Birsa
Former Carthage women's swimmer Bri Birsa, '11, was named Hendrix College's assistant swimming and diving coach in September 2013.
Coach Bosko Djurickovic
Carthage men's basketball coach Bosko Djurickovic’s CCIW winning percentage entering the 2012-13 season (.661, 251-129) is the sixth-best in the 67-year history of the league, and his 251 wins placed him first among active conference coaches.
Haley Stercic
Carthage women's basketball player Haley Stercic is ranked eighth in NCAA Division III career three-point field-goal percentage (.459).
Coach Leanne Ulmer
Head women's volleyball coach Leanne Ulmer enters the 2013 season with a .788 winning percentage over 11 seasons, which was raned eighth among active NCAA Division III coaches thru 2011. Ulmer has won seven CCIW titles in 11 years at Carthage, including a shared title in 2004 and outright titles in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
Brady Lindsley Wins No. 250
Carthage men's tennis coach Brady Lindsley won his 250th match on April 23, 2011 with a 9-0 win at Principia College.
Ryan Baumgartner
Former Carthage men's volleyball player Ryan Baumgartner, who lettered on the 2005-07 Red Men teams and was named American Volleyball Coaches Association second-team All-America in both 2006 and 2007, was named head women's volleyball coach at Dominican University (Ill.) prior to the 2011 season,
Brady Lindsley's 300th Men's Tennis Victory
With a 9-0 decision over Millikin University on April 12, 2014, Carthage men's tennis coach Brady Lindsley won his 300th career match.
Leanne Ulmer's 300th win

Carthage women's volleyball coach Leanne Ulmer won her 300th career match with a 3-0 decision over Southwestern (Texas) on Sept. 16, 2011.

Carthage's First Hole-in-One
Carthage men's golfer Don Huff scored the Red Men's first-ever hole-in-one on Oct. 10, 1981 against Lawrence University at Rainbow Springs in Mukwonago, Wis. Huff aced the third hole with a seven-iron.
Carthage's 24th Varsity Sports Began in 2009-10
Carthage launched its 24th varsity sport in 2009-10, as the women's lacrosse team began varsity play.
Carthage's "Mr. Touchdown"
The last living member of Carthage's first football team, the 1895 squad, was William Simmons, "02.  Simmons was honored at a 1958 Carthage game for scoring the Red Men's first-ever home touchdown in an 18-0 win over Quincy University on Nov. 28, 1895 in Carthage, Ill.  Simmons scored on a 75-yard fumble recovery.
Ben Chamness
Ben Chamness, who lettered on the 2003 and 2004 Carthage men's basketball teams, was named the boys basketball coach at Kenosha Tremper High School in 2013-14. Chamness was the coach at Kenosha Reuther High School in 2010-11 before serving as an assistant at Wisconsin-Parkside for two years.
Augis Schmidt IV
With a 3-0 victory over Alma College on March 15, 2014, Carthage baseball coach Augie Schmidt IV became only the 15th coach in NCAA Division III history to reach the 800-victory plateau.  
Carthage Women's Basketball Among 2014 National Stats Leaders
Carthage women’s basketball led NCAA Division III in three-point field goal percentage in 2014 (.393) and was second in field goal percentage (.497).
Tim Bernero 100th CCIW Win
With a win over North Park on Feb. 19, 2014, Carthage women’s basketball coach Tim Bernero became only the fifth coach to win 100 CCIW games. Among the five CCIW coaches who have won 100 or more games,  Bernero is ranked fourth in winning percentage (thru 2014).
Indian Trail High School and Academy
Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, Wis., began its first year of varsity athletics in 2012-13, and seven of its 17 head coaches are Carthage graduates.  Two others are former part-time Carthage coaches, and Indian Trails athletic director is former Red Men football player Eric Corbett.
Carthage Turns on the Lights
Carthage added lights to its baseball facility in April 2010.  Assistant coach Cory Everts flipped the switch in the bottom of the eighth inning of an April 24 game versus Augustana College (Ill.), marking the first-ever use of the bulbs in a game situation.
Tim Bernero 200th Win
Carthage women’s basketball coach Tim Bernero won his 200th game on Feb. 28, 2014 versus Elmhurst in the CCIW tournament semifinals.
Greg Dirkse
Greg Dirkse, who lettered on the 1995-97 Carthage soccer teams, was elected to the school board in his hometown of Oostburg, Wis., in April 2012.
Brotherly Love
Sixteen sets of brothers have played soccer for Carthage men's coach Steve Domin since 1995.
Carthage Women's Basketball "Sweet 16"
Carthage women’s basketball is one of only eight teams to make three NCAA Division III "sweet 16" appearances between 2010 and 2014.
Adam Brett Walker
Adam Brett Walker, the son of former Carthage football tailback Adam Walker (1981-84) and former Carthage high jumper Glynis Payne (1982-84), played minor league baseball in 2013 for the Minnesota Twins' Class A franchise in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Adam Walker, a former Carthage assistant coach. is currently the defensive coordinator at Concordia University (Wis.), and Payne was a 1999 inductee into the Carthage Athletic Hall of Fame.
Amanda Croix Named Army Assistant Coach
Former Carthage swimmer Amanda Croix was named an assistant swimming and diving coach at United State Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in July 2011. She was also invited to compete in the July 2012 Olympic swimming trials in the 50-meter freestyle.
Men's Lacrosse Doubleheader
Carthage became only the second men’s lacrosse team in NCAA history to play two games in one day when the Red Men played both Birmingham-Southern College and Rhodes College on Feb. 23, 2013 in Memphis, Tenn. The only other previous time was by Washington College on April 3, 1993.
Emily Goetz
Former Carthage graduate assistant women's lacrosse coach Emily Goetz is now the head women's lacrosse coach at Loras College.
Doubling Up
With a school-record 12 doubles in the May 5, 2011 Lakeland game, the Carthage baseball team tied an NCAA III game record first set by Bridgewater State University versus the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on March 29, 1997.
Carthage Baseball in the NCAAs
The Carthage baseball team made its 18th NCAA regional appearance in 2011.
First NFL Playoff Game
John “Popeye” Wager, ‘31, was a lineman for the 1932 NFL Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, who played the Chicago Bears in the first-ever NFL post-season game.  The Spartans finished the regular season in a first-place tie with the Bears, whose owner, George Halas, had a playoff game scheduled and moved from Wrigley Field to an indoor contest at the Chicago Stadium.
Rob Lytle
Former University of Michigan football tailback Rob Lytle, who died on Nov. 20, 2010, played for the Denver Broncos Super Bowl XII team that lost to the Dallas Cowboys in 1978. Denver’s head coach that year was Robert “Red” Miller, who assisted Carthage head coach Art Keller from 1955 to 1957.
Carthage Women's Basketball NCAA Field-Goal Percentage
Carthage women’s basketball led NCAA Division III in field goal percentage in both 2010 (.468) and 2012 (.462).
Jim Schultz
Wayne Schultz, father of Carthage men's volleyball player Jim Schultz, was named head men's and women's volleyball coach at the Milwaukee School of Engineering for 2013-14.