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Local Sports Roundup 3/20/11

Opening weekend of the high school baseball season was somewhat favorable for the Galesburg Silver Streaks. The Streaks beat Rockford Guilford 12-0 in 5 innings in their opening game Saturday behind the winning pitching of Tyler Farrell, who gave up 1 hit in 4 innings. The Streaks lost to Washington, however, 4-2, with Scott Logan taking the loss.

In sophomore action at Knox College, The Streaks lost to Moline 5-3, but degeated Normal West 13-6. The Sophomores, now 1-1, play Monday afternoon at Dunlap.


The Galesburg Silver Streaks hosted their annual Indoor Invitational Saturday at Monmouth College. No team scores were taken. Sophomore Sharron Diggins took first place honors in the Girls Long Jump, while Sophomore Travon Diggins took first place in the Boys Long Jump. Knoxville Junior Heath Byon placed second in the Boys Triple Jump, while GHS Sophomore Markesha Harden placed second in the Girls Triple Jump. GHS Senior Amy Blucker placed first in the Girls Shot Put, while junior Myra Diggins got third. GHS Senior Ryan Ricketts placed second in the Boys Shot Put, while Knoxville's Matt Geitner and Heath Byom placed third and fourth in the same event. Knoxville's Bayleigh Harrison (FR) placed 3rd in the Girls 3200 Meter Run. Galesburg placed 1st in the Girls 4X800 Meter Relay, while Monmouth-Roseville placed 3rd. Galesburg placed 3rd in the Boys 4X800. Galesburg also placed 1st in the Girls 4X200 Meter Relay, and 2nd in the Boys 4X200 Meter Relay. GHS Junior Beau Salsman placed third in the Boys 800 Meter Run, while Junior Deandre Law placed 3rd in the Boys 200 Meter Dash. Galesburg also placed second in both the Boys and Girls 4X400 Meter Relays.


Monmouth College lost both games of a double-header Saturday to Coe College, 17-8 and 14-2


Carl Sandburg College's softball team defeated Harper College in a double-header Saturday 9-6 and 9-0. Coach Todd Winkler says his team had been working on hitting all week long, and it's paying off.


The Number 3 Nationally-Ranked Carl Sandburg College Men's Golf team finished 14th out of 21 teams at the Goose Pond Classic in Scottsboro, Alabama, over the weekend. The Chargers return home Tuesday, April 5, at Lake Bracken.
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