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Local Sports Roundup - 9/12/09

Western Big Six Teams:

Galesburg (2-1) got their second win on the season, by shutting out Ridgewood (1-2) 49-0. The Silver Streaks built a 28-0 halftime lead and never looked back against the overmatched Rebels from Norridge. Junior slot back Robert Jackson rushed for 103 yards and scored three touchdowns for Galesburg, one of five GHS players to score TDs on the afternoon. Caleb Ollman also eclipsed the century mark on the ground.

The Streak defense surrendered just 54 yards of offense in the lopsided victory at Van Dyke Field, 38 on the ground and 16 through the air.

GHS exploded for 21 points in the second quarter to take a 28-0 halftime lead. The margin grew to 42-0 late in the third quarter, prompting the running clock the rest of the way.

Galesburg starts Western Big 6 Conference play Friday night (September 18) against Rock Island Alleman (2-1) at Augustana College. The kickoff is at 7:45 p-m. Pregame coverage begins at 7:20 p-m on AM 1400 WGIL.

Quincy (3-0) beat Harrison, IN Saturday, 45-19.

Olympic Conference Teams:

Monmouth-Roseville (1-2) lost at home to undefeated Dakota (3-0) 35-12. Dakota dominated the game in first downs, rushing, passing, and rushing yards. A 77-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter did mark the Titans' second touchdown of the game.

Macomb (2-1) shut out host Peoria Manual (0-3) 20-0.


Illinois College (1-1) spoiled Knox College's home opener on Saturday, wining 42-24

The Prairie Fire (0-2) jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and held a 17-7 advantage over the Blueboys at halftime.

But I-C got its offense in gear in the second half. Quarterback Mitch Niekamp threw for five touchdowns to lead the Blueboys to victory.

The Prairie Fire rushed for 292 yards as a team on the day, led by Jonas Mack's 9 carries for 104 yards and Derek Mortensen, who rumbled his way from the fullback position for 92 yards on 13 carries, including two short touchdown runs.

The Prairie Fire were led defensively by Joe Garbin (4 tackles) and Jordan Raess (1 Interception).


Monmouth College had no trouble winning its Midwest Conference opener, crushing Lawrence in Appleton, WI 56-3.

The Fighting Scots (2-0) led 14-0 after the first quarter then made short work of Lawrence (0-1) by outscoring the Vikings 35-0 in the second quarter for a 49-0 halftime lead.

Monmouth, ranked #14 in the nation by D3football.com, rolled up 553 yards of total offense in the game. Junior quarterback Alex Tanney was 23-for-31 passing for 321 yards and five touchdowns, tying him with Rob Purlee for the school's career touchdown record.

The stingy Scots defense held Lawerence to 85 total yards of offense in the game and forced a whopping 8 turnovers - four fumbles and four interceptions (Shane Reschke 2, Erik Weber 1 and Nick Zigler 1.

Kyle Wantland led the receiving corps with 8 catches for 99 yards (3 TDs), Steve Zidow snagged 4 for 88 yards (1 TD) and Matt Shepherd had 4 for 61 (1 TD). Mike Blodgett added a 9 yard touchdown reception for the Scots.

Clay Bricker paced the Monmouth College ground attack with 10 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. Nick Law ran the ball 10 times for 58 yards and Caleb Pratt had 15 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown.

As a team, Monmouth College rushed 48 times for 217 yards. Zidow, besides catching a touchdown pass, threw a 7 yard pass for a TD for the Scots.


Wethersfield Volleyball Invitational
Green Pool

Wethersifleld def. Prophetstown 21-17, 21-18
IVC def. Mercer County 19-21, 21-7, 15-5
Wethersfield def. IVC 21-8, 21-14
Mercer Co. def. Prophetstown 21-15, 21-18
Wethersfield def. Mercer County 21-10, 21-12
IVC def. Prophetstown 21-5, 21-6

White Pool

Orion def. Princeville 21-15, 20-22, 15-12
Alleman def. Brimfield 21-17, 21-15
Princeville def. Brimfield 21-14, 21-18
Orion def. Alleman 21-18, 21-11
Alleman def. Princeville 15-21, 21-16, 15-13
Orion def. Brimfield 21-16, 21-8

3rd/4th Place Game
Alleman def. Wethersfield to win 3rd place, 21-12, 21-12

Championship Game
IVC def. Orion 21-8, 21-11


Galesburg High School's girls swimming and diving team placed first overall at the Rock Island Relays Saturday. Richwoods was second, followed by Dunlap, United Township, and Ottawa in the top five.

GHS placed second in the 200 yard four-person Medley, first in the 400 yard Freestyle Two-Person Relay, 3rd in the 400 yard 2-person Medley Relay, second in the 100-yard 2-person Freestyle Relay, 1st in the 2-person diving relay, second in the 200-yard Butterfly 2-person Relay, first in the 200-Yard Freestyle Two-Person Relay, 4th in the 500-yard Freestyle 2-person Relay, 1st in the 200-Yard 4-person Freestyle Relay, 4th in the 200-yard Backstroke 2-person Relay, 1st in the 200-yard Breast Stroke 2-person Relay, and second in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay. Coach Ray Van Hootegem said his team succeeded in its goal to be in in the top four in all 12 relays, giving credit to the team's depth.

Galesburg High School placed 3rd in both Doubles Divisions in Saturday's Jacksonville High School Invitational tournament.

Galesburg's girls golf team placed third in the Normal Invitational at Ironwood Golf Course Saturday, shooting a combined 348. Sophomore Marissa Vinson placed 8th in individual honors by shooting an 83 on the day. Jessica Lieber placed 11th individually with an 84. Katarina Mangieri shot a 92, Natalie Heck fired an 89, and Ellen Larsen shot a 99.

Knoxville's boys golf team placed 5th at the Kewanee Invitational at Baker Park Saturday. The host Boilermakers placed second, while Putnam County won. Brimfield/Elmwood placed third, Mercer County placed sixth, Stark County placed 10th, and Orion came in 11th.

Macomb's boys came in second at the Hamilton invitational Saturday. Camp Point Central placed first, West Central came in third.

Galesburg High School's boys Cross Country team placed eighth at the Peoria Woodruff Cross Country invitational at Detweiller Park Saturday. Burlington High School placed first in the 40-team invitational. Gabe Moreno was the top individual runner for GHS, running the course in 16:13 and placing 29th overall.

On the girls side, GHS placed 17th overall with Montini Catholic coming in first. Stephanie Saey was the top Streaks runner, finishing in 18:54.


Monmouth College's women's golf team placed 11th at their own invitational golf tournament Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course. Carl Sandburg College placed 12th, Knox College placed 14th.
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