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Local Sports Roundup -- 5/29/10
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

CLASS 3A REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT BARTONVILLE (LIMESTONE):
The Galesburg Silver Streaks (24-13) came through and defeated the host Limestone 6-5 to win the Class 3A Regional Championship -- their first in four years. The Streaks got four runs in the first inning, and two in the second. While Nick Milligan got the win for the Streaks, he gave up three home runs. Zach McCrery and Dalton Davis got back-to-back home runs. McCrery has tied the Streaks record for most hits in a season with 56. The Streaks now play Metamora Wednesday at 4pm in the Class 3A East Peoria Sectional.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT JACKSONVILLE:
ROWVA's season came to an end Saturday in Jacksonville, losing the Class 1A sectional title to Jacksonville Routt 3-2. ROWVA (27-5) scored their only two runs in the second inning, which tied the game until Routt scored the go-ahead run in the 6th.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT KNOXVILLE:
The United Red Storm battled to win the sectional title at Knoxville over Illini Bluffs, 2-1 in 9 innings. An infield single by Gina Long that drove in Katie Kaywood resulted in the victory. Katie Bertelsen pitched 16 strikeouts en route to the victory, giving up two intentional walks and five hits. The Red Storm will play Forreston in the Orion Supersectional Monday at noon.

CLASS 3A REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL:
Peoria Richwoods 5, Dunlap 3 (7 innings)

FARMINGTON SOFTBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:
Sherrard 15, Canton 4

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TRACK

The GHS Silver Streaks are medal winners four-times over after the weekend Class 2A State Track Meet at Eastern Illinois University Saturday. The Streaks' 4X800 Meter Relay team of Luke Junk, Josh Thomas, Beau Salsman, and Will Remmes was favored to finish first Saturday, but were dominated by Springfield Southeast, who won with a time of 7:47.92, followed by Oak Forest. The Streaks came in third, with a time of 7:50.86.

In other events, Travon Diggins placed 12th in the Long Jump with a distance of 21 feet, 3 inches. Bailee Ricketts placed seventh in the High Jump with a leap of 6-feet, 5 inches. Senior Gabe Moreno placed 12th in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 9:46.77. Remmes did the 800 Meter Run in a time of 2:02.37, good for 11th place, while Junk came in right behind him with 2:05.06. Thomas medaled in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 38.32 seconds. The 4X400 Meter Relay team of Deandre Law, Jared Carl, Salsman, and Thomas came in 8th with a time of 3:24.55. Overall, Galesburg placed 12th, while Country Club Hills was the state champion.


In the Class 1A meet, Annawan-Wethersfield tied for 9th place overall. A-W's Steven Andris finished 10th in the Pole Vault with a distance of 13-feet, 3-inches. United's Scott Duncan was one of the best area finishers, placing 5th in the High Jump, going six-feet, five-inches. Elmwood-Brimfield's Jake Hammond placed 13th in the that event with an even six-feet. Knoxville's Heath Byom placed 11th in the Triple Jump with a distance of 42-feet, 5-inches. Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon's Nathaniel Marshall got 6th in the Discus with a throw of 163-feet, 6-inches, while Farmington's Jacob Moffitt was 13th with a throw of 151-feet, 5-inches.

Elmwood-Brimfield got second in the 4X800 Meter Relay with a time of 8:00.16. Farmington's Chase Coffee was first in his heat in the 3200-Meter Run, but seventh overall with a time of 9:40.74. Lewistown's Nathan Davis came in 10th in that event with a time of 9:44.92, Macomb's Tyler Jansen was 18th, while Mercer County's Sam Whan was 21st. Right behind him was Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon's John Slater.

Annawan-Wethersfield's Tyler Ewing was the state champion in the 110-Meter Hurdles with a time of 14.59 seconds. Ewing was also champion in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 38.51 seconds. Canton's Jimmie Smith is state champion in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 21.96 seconds.


In the Class 3A meet, Roselle Lake Park was state champion.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS

Galesburg High School's Brandon Meeker lost both of his matches in the IHSA State Tennis Meet Saturday, losing both sets to Niles North's Dave Bacalla in the first round 6-2 and 6-2, then losing to Brian Falvey of Minooka in the 1st round consolation bracket 6-1 and 6-3. Winnetka New Trier was the state tennis champion.

COLLEGE TRACK


The Monmouth College track team produced its seventh outdoor national champion and eighth overall Saturday at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Berea, Ohio.

It took a school record, but junior Tyler Hannam (Woodhull, Ill./AlWood High School) was up to the task and claimed the national championship in the high jump. His winning height of 6'11-1/2" made him the Fighting Scot's second national champion in that event, following Monmouth's first national champion, Eric Ealy in 1986. It's Hannam's second All-American award after tying for sixth at the indoor championships in March. Nick Byom (Gilson, Ill./Knoxville High School) finished 12th, clearing 6'6", just two inches out of All-American status.

Luke Reschke (Geneseo, Ill./Geneseo) became Monmouth's most decorated male track athlete, picking up his fourth outdoor All-American award and his ninth overall with a third-place finish in the men's 400-meter dash. He clocked the second-best time of his career in the finals at 47.06 to place third, less than three-tenths of a second behind the winner, Alex Eaton of Thiel College. Dan Dunkleberger of Gwynedd-Mercy College was third. Reschke's nine combined All-American awards ties him with 1992 400-meter hurdles champion Charles Burton for the most career All-American awards by a male track athlete at Monmouth. Women's middle distance specialist Heather Furrow earned All-American status 10 times from 1996-98 for the overall school record.

Senior Dan Higgins (Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn) got things off to a good start Thursday, earning his first All-American award with a seventh-place finish in the javelin to ensure the Scots would continue a 25-year string of All-Americans. His throw of 203'7" was his second-best throw of the season and just six inches from earning a top three finish. Earlier this season, Higgins set the new school record of 208'7". The winner -- Brock Solveson of Concordia (Wis.) -- flew the javelin 219'9".

Competing in her third event of the week Saturday, senior Gloria Lehr (Knoxville, Ill./Knoxville) heaved the discus 131'11". The mark came up less than five feet short of qualifying her for the finals. She also came up just short of the finals in the shot put and javelin.

Monmouth's men made a major move in the final team standings on the final day. Hannams win in what turned out to be the final event of the day gave the Scots 18 points and propelled them from the middle of the pack to a tie for 10th. (From Monmouth College Athletics)
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