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Local Sports 3/20/13
a really lean week continues

Wednesdays tend to be light on the area sports schedule, and today's lack of events is magnified by the cold temperatures that have again forced cancellations of games in the area here at midweek. Temperatures in the low teens greeted us this morning, and with the forecast for highs in the 20's, area athletes again had to move indoors for practice.

Carl Sandburg College was to have played baseball against Southeastern in Burlington, Iowa, but that has been postponed to April 25th. The Chargers softball team also had their game at John Wood in Quincy called off, with a makeup date to be announced later.

Galesburg High School's sophomore baseball game for tomorrow at Sherrard has already been cancelled.
The weekend into early next week may also prove to be a challenge, with rain or snow expected for Saturday night into Sunday and Monday.

The Knox baseball and softball teams may want to stay where they are, as the Prairie Fire squads have been competing in Ft. Myers, Florida this week. The baseball team is playing today, after falling to Johns Hopkins 10-4 yesterday. The softballers have a pair of games today, after losing twice yesterday by scores of 10-8 and 7-3.

college note

Monmouth College senior Zipporah Williams has become the Fighting Scots' first women's basketball player to go pro, after signing a contract with the Chicago Lady Steam of the Women's American Basketball Association. Williams, a 5'10" forward, will play for the semi-pro team in the Chicago area. She was a four-year starter at Monmouth and a first-team all-conference selection this past season.
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