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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/14/9
High School Volleyball

Galesburg High School lost in two games to Geneseo (15-25, 16-25).

Amy Blucker led the Silver Streaks with 6 kills and 3 blocks. Sara Baker contributed 13 assists and 3 kills.

GHS falls to 2-5 with the loss. The Maple Leafs improve to 8-2.

Geneseo also won the sophomore match (25-18, 25-17). Myra Diggins had 3 kills, 3 digs and 1 block for the Streaks. Taylor Holstrom led Galesburg with 5 assists.

The Galesburg freshman team won its match in two games: 25-22, 25-13. Emily Nelson had 2 kills, Ashley Nicholson 4 assists, Markesha Harden 3 digs and 1 block, and Emily Welsh and Rainee Sibley each had 3 service aces.

Galesburg begins Western Big Six play Wednesday at home against Quincy.


United downed Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon in two games (25-14, 25-15) to remain undefeated. B-PC-A won the sophomore match in three games (25-18, 22-25, 25-23).

North Fulton (3-2) stopped Williamsfield (3-6) in two games, 25-21, 25-16.


Wethersfield swept West Central in two games (25-16, 25-17).

Tessa Swedman recorded 13 kills and 3 blocks for the Flying Geese (4-6, 1-2). Sara Peach had 5 digs and Cassidy Horsley 6 assists. Ali Stern and Shelby Steger each contributed 2 services aces for Wethersfield.

West Central's Alyssa Crandall had 4 kills. Taylor Cupps added 6 blocks, Samantha Swisher 11 digs, and Alexis Ensminger recorded 8 assists and 7 service points for the Heat (0-9, 0-2).

West Central won the freshman/sophomore match in two games (25-23, 26-24).


Princeville beat Annawan in three games: 25-17, 24-26, 25-21. Princeville also won the sohomore match in three: 24-26, 25-23, 25-22.

High School Boys Golf

Galesburg High School defeated Peoria High School at Newman Golf Course.

The Silver Streaks combined to shoot 149 to Peoria's 177. Galesburg's Kelby Rescinito fired a 35 to lead everyone. Four other GHS golfers shot 38 (David Blake, Logan Scott, Kyle Osborn and Jacob Schwieter).

Peoria's low score was a 39.

Nick Anderson and Andrew Spencer carded 38s for the Streaks' junior varsity team, which combined to shoot 153.

Galesburg is back on the greens Tuesday at Rock Island.


Knoxville defeated Stark County in a dual meet at Laurel Greens.

Logan Goff and Josh Van Antwerp led the Blue Bullets with 38s. Isaac Lindley shot a 40 to lead the Rebels.

The Knoxville junior varsity team also won, outshooting Stark County by five strokes (200-205). J.T. Rogers led the Bullets with a 47. Danielle Kenney of Stark County earned medalist honors with a 45.


Monmouth-Roseville won a double-dual meet against Macomb and West Central at Gibson Woods.

The Titans combined to shoot 153, followed by Macomb's 155 and 168 for West Central.

B.J. Salyers shot an even-par 35 for Monmouth-Roseville. Connor Gillen carded a 36 and Matt McVey a 38 for the Titans.

Bryce Carper fired a 37 for Macomb and Taylor Smith shot a 38 for West Central.

The Titan junior varsity team downed Macomb by 11 strokes (165-176). Alex Padilla paced Monmouth-Roseville with a 38.

High School Girls Golf

Galesburg High School remains undefeated in dual meets this season.

The Streaks (7-0) beat Geneseo (6-5) at Geneseo Country Club by 18 shots (177-195).

Galesburg's Jessica Lieber shot a 40 to earn medalist honors. Marissa Vinson and Kat Mangieri carded 43s for GHS.

Geneseo's Allison Farrell shot a 43 to lead the Maple Leafs.

Allie Johnson shot 56 for the Galesburg junior varsity team.

Galesburg hosts Quincy and Moline Tuesday afternoon in a Western Big Six play.

Local College Golf

For the first time all season, the Carl Sandburg College men's and women's golf teams got to play on their home turf, and both came away with wins.

The CSC men's squad was lead by Andrew Ledford's 74, making him the medalist for the match. The Chargers combined to shoot 301 to beat the Lincoln College Lynx (348) by 47 shots. Other scores were Jordan Lieber (75), Chris Neal (75), Luke Kane (77) and Kyle McEwen (78).

The Sandburg women were seeking revenge since failing to beat Lincoln last week due to a 5th person score (tiebreaker). And revenge they got. The Chargers shot 369, the best score so far this season, and beat the visiting Lynx by 44 shots.

Kayla Bishop lead the way with an 85. Lincoln was led by Cooper Shawen's 89. Other scores for Sandburg were Natalie Heck (87), Taylor Lane (88), Jaclyn Cahill (104) and Mollie Frakes (132).

CSC coach K.C. Harding: "It is nice to see that the teams are finally starting to gel. I was pleased on the guys side to see 5 scores in the 70s and three of the five girls in the 80s."

High School Boys Soccer

Galesburg High School's freshmen team scored twice in the final eight minutes, but it wasn't quite enough as they dropped a 3-2 decision at United Township.

The Streaks (1-1) played the host Panthers to a scoreless tie at the half, but fell behind 3-0 in the second half.

Drake Sykes led a GHS rally in the closing minutes, scoring two goals. The Streaks had chances to tie the score after Sykes' second goal, but U.T. managed to hang on for the victory.

Galesburg will get a rematch with U.T. at home on Monday at 4:30 p-m.

High School Girls Tennis

Galesburg won four of the six singles matches, but got shut out in doubles play and lost at Rock Island 5-4.

The Streaks' singles winners were: Rozelle DeWet, Camila Lima, Colleen Wiechmann and Lauren Gau.

Galesburg (1-4) try to rebound at home Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference match against Morton.

High School Cross Country

Monmouth-Roseville had a banner day Monday in the Monmouth-Roseville Fresh/Soph Invite.

The Titans boys team tallied 38 points to finish first in a total time of 1:44:59.01 and average time of 20:29.81. Luis Viveros and Devin Clark finished the three-mile run in the top ten.

Alwood-Rowva's boys team was second (52), Rockridge third (54) and Sherrard fourth (69).

Monmouth-Roseville scored 27 points to win the girls race. Ciara Marlow, Brittany Daniel, Megan Bryne, and Alejandra Gillen were among the first ten runners to cross the finish line.

The Titans' total time was 1:57:36.56, good for an average of 23:31.32.

Rockridge placed second (44), Orion third (60), Alwood-Rowva fourth (94) and Sherrard fifth (115).
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