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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/16/10
High School Softball

Galesburg got a strong combination of pitching and hitting as the Silver Streaks won their season opener at Orion.

Jessica Davison tossed a complete-game three hitter as the Streaks earned a 5-2 win against the Chargers. Davison struck out four and walked two while allowing two runs.

Stepping up offensively for GHS was Katy VanHootegem, who was 1-for-2 with two RBI. Doni Foreman, Kelsey McKillip and Chelsey Weigand added two hits apiece and each drove in a run for the Silver Streaks.

Galesburg plays at Abingdon Thursday afternoon.

The GHS junior varsity team also won its opener, defeating Orion 9-8.

Chloe Anderson earned the win by going seven innings and striking out nine. Anderson helped her own cause by getting a hit at the plate.

The offensive star for the Streaks was Allison Mangieri. She wrapped out two hits and drove in three runs. Amber Fields and Amanda Kenny each contributed a hit for Galesburg.

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Knoxville began the new season with an 8-5 victory over Midwest Central

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High School Baseball

United won its season opener against Knoxville by shutting out the Blue Bullets 9-0


High School Boys Basketball - Postseason

The Class 3A and 4A "Elite Eight" fields were reduced to the "Final Four" Tuesday night in eight supersectional games across the state.

Class 3A:

#1 ranked Peoria Manual beat last year's state runner-up Oswego 61-44 in the DeKalb Supersectional at NIU

Hillcrest defeated Chicago Robeson 70-60 in the Chicago (UIC) Supersectional

Chicago Marshall downed Arlington Heights St. Viator 63-51 in the Hoffman Estates Supersectional

Champaign Centennial gets the chance to defend its title thanks to a 80-74 victory against Caholia in the Springfield Supersectional

---> Peoria Richwoods will play the first state semifinal game Friday at 12:15 against Chicago Marshall at Carver Arena. That'll be followed by Hillcrest and defending state champion Champaign Centennial at 1:45.

Class 4A:

Whitney Young downed Maine South 63-39 in the Chicago (UIC) Supersectional

#1 Waukegan beat Bartlett 75-61 in the Elgin Supersectional

Simeon beat Benet Academy 58-50 in the Hinsdale Supersectional

O'Fallon defeated Joliet Township 53-50 in OT to win the Normal (ISU) Supersectional

---> Simeon meets O'Fallon in Friday night's first semifinal game at 6:30. The nightcap features Whitney Young against Waukegan at 8:15 p-m.
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