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Local Sports 8/19/13
GOLF

The high school athletic season is underway today, as the Galesburg High School girls golf team faces its' opening competiton against Washington High School. The meet is being held at the Fairlakes Course near Peoria. Tomorrow, the GHS boys golfers will begin their season at the Redbird/Raider classic at the ISU course in Normal.

Later this week, the Silver Streaks boys soccer team will have it's "Meet the Streaks" scrimmage at the YMCA on Thursday evening. One night later, the football team will have it's first showing to fans at Van Dyke Field.

Off-season hockey news:

The Chicago Blackhawks put single-game tickets on sale today. The Stanley Cup champs will play 24 of their 41 United Center games on weekends during the season that begins October 1st.

NFL:
The Chicago Bears lost third-string QB Matt Blanchard due to a broken knuckle and signed back-ups Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards over the weekend. Palmer has appeared in four games with Cincinnati and Jacksonville. Edwards has started 33 games in five seasons with Buffalo, Jacksonville, Oakland and Philadelphia.

MLB:

White Sox are off today...
Cubs are at home, vs the Nationals...
Cardinals are in Milwaukee, pre-game at 6:35, 1st pitch at 7:10 on WGIL
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