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|Local Sports Roundup 8/22/12
The high school volleyball season got underway for a number of area teams Tuesday night, while several others will have their openers Wednesday. The schedule includes Monmouth-Roseville at Mercer County and Galva playing host to Putnam County. Tuesday night's winners included Knoxville--which beat Williamsfield in three sets; and United--which also had to go the distance in a victory over Abingdon. Galesburg waits until next Tuesday for its opening match with Quincy.
The Galesburg girls golf team improved to 3-0 in dual matches, with an 8-stroke victory over Mercer County Tuesday at Hawthorne Ridge. Jessica Leiber was the medalist with a 39. Also, the Mid-County girls picked up their first win of the season by defeating Midland.
The Galesburg boys had a tough day at Gibson Woods in Monmouth, finishing last in a four-team quad. Quincy won the event by 23 strokes over Alleman. Monmouth-Rosevillle finished third, 10 strokes ahead of the Silver Streaks, who played without Jackson Wetherbee.
On Wednesday's boy's golf schedule, Knoxville travels to Orion; Williamsfield goes to Mercer County; and Ridgewood goes to Morrison.
The Galesburg boys soccer team will try again Thursday, after getting shutout in their opener Tuesday night at Geneseo. The Streaks lost 2-0.
Minor league baseball
According to reports out of Chicago and Peoria, the Chicago Cubs are planning to pull their affiliation with the Peoria Chiefs class A minor league baseball team. The Cubs plan to shift their operations to the Kane County Cougars in the Chicago suburbs. Chiefs general manager Rocky Vonachen was quoted as saying the organization was caught off-guard by the move, as they had received no advance notice that a change was coming. The Chiefs have been a Cubs affiliate since the Cardinals pulled out in 2004.