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Local Sports 5/25/13

The Prairieland Conference Friday announced its all-conference teams in Softball. Among immediate area competitors, Katyn Pica Johnson of Abingdon was named All-Conference Pitcher Second-Team, and Knoxville's Courtney Williams got Special Mention as a pitcher. Among All-Conference Fielders, Loren Thurman of Abingdon was a First-Team Unanimous Decision, while Knoxville's Cheyenne Bragg was named to the Second Team. Among Special Mentions in the Fielders division were Abingdon's Rebecca Stipp, and Knoxville's Augusta Sandoval.


The Galesburg Silver Streaks baseball team is ready to roll into the championship game of the Geneseo Regional Saturday. The Streaks will face Western Big-6 Co-Champion Rock Island Alleman in a game scheduled for an 11am start. Galesburg advanced with a 2-1 win over the hosts earlier this week, while Alleman improved to 26-3 with a 7-1 victory over Dunlap.

Also Saturday, Monmouth College hosts the class 2A Sectional title game as Annawan/Wethersfield will play Eureka. A/W won Thursday's all-Lincoln Trail Conference matchup with Mercer County 7-1.

In class 1A, the third time was the charm, as Galva/Williamsfield defeated Illini Bluffs 6-5 in the sectional semi-final Friday in Bloomington at Illinois Wesleyan University. It was the third time they tried to play the game due to wet fields. Galva/Williamsfield will play Lexington Saturday for the Sectional Championship, and a birth to Monday's Champaign Supersectional. That's because Lexington beat Ridgewood 5-3.


Illini Bluffs plays Arcola at Saturday's Lewistown Sectional.


Galesburg High School track star Will Anderson was the only Silver Streak to make it into the finals Saturday at the IHSA Class 2A state track meet at Eastern Illinois University. Anderson advanced yesterday in the Long Jump, going 21 feet, 6 inches in the preliminaries, besting teammate and state champion Travon Diggins, who is injured.


The Carl Sandburg College mens golf team posted its best finish in program history and tied the school record for lowest total score during the final round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Friday at Goose Pond Colony.

The Chargers tied Clarendon (Texas) for 12th in the tournament, and their four-day total of 1,222 matched that of the 2011 team that placed 14th, the schools previous best overall finish.

Sophomore Cody Reiber shot a 3-over-par 76 on Friday and tied for 31st overall with a four-day total of 297. His round included a hole-out from the bunker for birdie on the par-4 sixth. Freshman Joey Juergens shot 1 over in the final round and 305 for the week, tying him for 63rd. Sophomore Chad Hatch (301, T-77th) carded a 78, and sophomore Mark Dockstader (319, T-97th) closed with a 77, his lowest round of the tournament. Sophomore Nick Gustafson (323, T-104th) added an 84 for Sandburg.
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