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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/1/9
High School Volleball

Knoxville downed Rowva in two games (25-13, 25-17) in the season opener for both schools.

Knoxville also won the freshman/sophomore match in two games (25-3, 25-12).

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Monmouth-Roseville won its season opener against Abingdon.

The Titans defeated the Commandos in a hard-fought three-game match at Abingdon (25-20, 19-25, 25-16).

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Williamsfield beat Peoria Heights in three games (6-25, 25-18, 25-20) to improve to 2-0 on the season

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Illini Bluffs defeated Farmington in two games

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North Fulton took down Canton in two games (25-19, 25-21)

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Orion is now 2-0 on the young season after beating Erie in two games (25-13, 25-9)


High School Boys Golf

Galesburg held off Macomb at Soangetaha Country Club.

The Silver Streaks won by six strokes (165-171). Nick Anderson and David Blake both led Galesburg with 2-over par 39s. Joey Juergens followed with a 42.

Macomb had two players shoot 42s for the Bombers top scores.

Galesburg cruised (169-210) to win the junior varsity match. Jacob Schwieter paced the Streaks with a 39. The highlight was Riley Van Velsor's hole in one on #2, a 166-yard par 3. Van Velsor and Jake Riley both shot 43s for Galesburg.

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Monmouth-Roseville picked up a couple of wins yesterday against Knoxville and Princeville at Laurel Greens.

The Titans topped Knoxville by 15 strokes (152-167) and Princeville (213) by 61.

Connor Gillen shot an even-par 36 to lead M-R. B.J. Salyers was next with a 39.

Logan Goff carded a 3-over 39 for the Blue Bullets and Josh VanAntwerp had a 41.

Brandon Hensel's 49 topped the Princes.

Monmouth-Roseville defeated Knoxville in the junior varsity match by 36 strokes (164-200).

Cody Whiteside shot 39 for the Titans. J.T. Rogers' 44 led the way for the Bullets.

Princeville did not field a J-V team.

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Rockridge topped Orion by 19 shots (178-197) at Highland Springs


High School Girls Golf

Galesburg remains undefeated in duals this season with a win over Mid-County at Kewanee Dunes.

The Streaks, now 3-0 in duals, combined to shoot 196 to Mid-County's 252. Galesburg's Natalie Heck earned medalist honors with a 47.

Mid-County's Emily DeSchepper shot a team-low 56. The Cougars (0-5) are still seeking their first win of the season.


Girls Swimming

Galesburg High School was victorious in its season opener at Dunlap 117-69.

The Streaks won 10 events, sweeping the diving competition and claiming all three relays.

Senior Lauren Albert was a double winner, capturing the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle.


Cross Country

The Galesburg High School boys and girls cross country teams finished in the top three at the Quad at Credit Island.

The Streaks boys placed second behind Moline (36-58) and the GHS girls were third behind Moline and Alleman (47-56-64).

Freshmen Stephanie Saey placed third overall to lead the GHS girls. Gabe Moreno had the highest finish for the boys, sixth overall.


Local College Sports

Monmouth College's volleyball team dropped its season opener.

The Fighting Scots lost in three games in a non-conference match at home against Cornell College (25-15, 25-16, 25-17).

Next up is the Monmouth College Invitational on Saturday. The complete Invitational schedule can be found at www.monm.edu/sportsinfo/schedules/2009.fall.html.
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