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Sports Roundup -- 9/19/9
Local College Football

It took Monmouth quarterback Alex Tanney less than three minutes to set another Fighting Scots' record in a 58-0 blowout of Beloit at April Zorn Memorial Stadium.

The junior quarterback hit Mike Blodgett with a five-yard scoring strike to set the Scots' career TD pass record. The score came after Caleb Pratt's 60-yard run moved the Scots to the Beloit 23 on Monmouth's first possession.

Tanney also connected with Kyle Wantland for two more scores to set the new TD pass standard at 86, surpassing Rob Purlee's mark of 83 set from 2000-03.

A balanced offense produced 245 yards rushing and 298 yard passing, while the Monmouth defense kept Beloit out of the end zone, recovering a Bucs fumble at the Monmouth six yard line on Beloit's opening drive.

Clay Bricker added three TDs, including a 41-yard run just before the half to post Monmouth to a 45-0 lead. Tanney was 27-of-36 for 282 yards while Blodgett grabbed 11 passes for 101 yards. Pratt let the ground game with 199 yards and Bricker added 91. Monmouth's defense held Beloit to just 55 yards rushing as 26 different Scots recorded tackles.

(Courtesy of Monmouth College)

Knox College lost at Ripon College 47-0.
The Red Hawks held the Prairie Fire to under 100 yards of total offense.
Knox falls to 0-3 overall with the loss and 0-2 in Midwest Conference play.

Division I College Football

The Southern Cal Trojans, for the second straight season, lost their Pac-10 Conference opener days after beating Ohio State. Washington did the honors on Saturday on a 22-yard field goal with three seconds left to give the Huskies a 16-13 triumph over the third-ranked Trojans.

Florida State pulled off a surprise at Provo, blasting seventh-ranked BYU 54-28 to end the Cougars' 18-game home winning streak.

Big Ten Teams

Northern Illinois beat Purdue 28-21
Iowa defeated Arizona 27-17
Notre Dame got by Michigan State 33-30
Michigan handled Eastern Michigan 45-17
Ohio State blanked Toledo 38-0
Penn State breezed by Temple 31-6
Wisconsin hammered Wofford 44-14
Syracuse handed Northwestern its first loss of the season 37-34

Missouri Valley Teams

Stephen F. Austin defeated Western Illinois 40-30
Illinois State beat Austin Peay 38-7
Southern Illinois whipped Southwest Baptist 59-7

Ohio Valley Teams

Eastern Illinois downed Southeast Missouri State 23-14

High School Volleyball

Galesburg won two matches at the Western Big Six Quad in Quincy.

The Silver Streaks (4-6, 2-1) defeated Alleman in two games then beat Rock Island in two.

The GHS sophomore team earned a win over Alleman in two games and lost to Rock Island in two.


Sherrard won the Judy Richmond Volleyball Classic Championship with a 3-0 record

Ridgewood took third place with a 2-1 overall mark. Mercer County won the fifth place game against Rowva, and Lowpoint-Washburn defeated Galva to claim 7th place.

College Volleyball

Knox College lost at home in three sets to Greenville College (23-25, 17-25, 18-25).

The Prairie Fire were once again led by sophomore Kelly Ricketts (Galesburg, IL- Galesburg H.S.), who had 13 kills and 7 digs. Karen Frost tallied 23 assists and fellow senior Christina Davis added 2 kills and led the team with 10 digs.

The Prairie Fire will go on a four-game road trip, taking on Coe College September 25th in Cedar Rapids, IA.

(Courtesy of Knox College)

College Soccer


Monmouth College (1-5) lost to Central College (1-6) 3-2 in 2 OT


Ashford shut out Knox College 8-0

High School Boys Golf

Galesburg finished 4th in the 24-team Pekin Dragon Classic, which was won by Waterloo.

The Streaks combined to shoot 315, tied with Metamora and Edwardsville. Edwardsville claimed third place on a 6th man playoff and Metamora finished 5th. Galesburg finished three strokes behind second-place Bloomington.

Jacob Schwieter shot a 77 to finish 15th overall. David Blake and Logan Scott both carded 79s. Blake was 22nd overall and Scott 23rd.


Monmouth-Roseville earned a fifth place finish in the ten-team Havana Invitational, which was won by Quincy Notre Dame.

Peoria Christian was second, Havana third and Porta fourth, six strokes ahead of the Titans, which shot 334 on day.

B.J. Salyers shot an 80 to lead Monmouth-Roseville and finish 12th overall.

High School Girls Golf

Knoxville finished seventh out of 11 teams at the Macomb Lady Bombers Invitational at Gold Hills Golf Club in Macomb.

Abby Ball led the Blue Bullets with an 83 and finished third overall out of 60 golfers. Knoxville's Taylor Thompson's 87 was good for eighth place.

Porta won the invitational with a team score of 360. Knoxville combined to shoot 417, 21 shots behind sixth-place Rockridge and four strokes better than Mercer County.

High School Cross Country

Galesburg High School's girls team finished 2nd at the Dunlap Invitational with a team score of 89, 28 points ahead of Rock Island Alleman.

Metamora finished first. Monmouth-Roseville was 6th in the 11-team event.

The Streaks boys team took sixth and Monmouth-Roseville was eighth. Morton was the overall winner.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Galesburg finished fourth at the 12-team Ed Fredericks Lady Charger invite at Champaign Centennial.

Galesburg totaled 234.5 points, 10.5 points behind third-place Normal West. Lincoln Way East won the event and Champaign Central was second.

Silver Streaks coach Ray VanHootegem says the team had 31 season bests out of 38. "(The) divers started out great then the swimmers did their part. Sixteen lifetime bests."

VanHootegem says Kelly Napier and Nkki Peck had "outstanding performances." He says all in all, everyone had a great day.


*The Chicago Bears (0-1) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) Sunday afternoon at 3:15

*The St. Louis Rams (0-1) play the Redskins (0-1) in Washington Sunday at Noon

Early Games

-all kickoff at 12:00 p-m

Arizona @ Jacksonville
Carolina @ Atlanta
Cincinnati @ Green Bay
Houston @ Tennessee
Minnesota @ Detroit
New England @ New York Jets
New Orleans @ Philadelphia
Oakland @ Kansas City

Late Games

Seattle @ San Francisco, 3:05 p-m
Tampa Bay @ Buffalo, 3:05 p-m
Baltimore @ San Diego, 3:15 p-m
Cleveland @ Denver, 3:15 p-m
N-Y Giants @ Dallas, 7:20 p-m

Major League Baseball

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brendan Ryan hit an outfielder-assisted homer Saturday and singled in the winning run in the ninth inning, lifting St. Louis to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs that reduced the Cardinals' magic number for clinching the NL Central to four.

The Cardinals beat the Cubs in the ninth inning for the second straight game, this time prevailing after Ryan Franklin's third blown save in five appearances. Franklin (4-3) allowed two hits and a tying sacrifice fly to Jeff Baker in the ninth.

Chris Carpenter threw eight crisp innings for St. Louis after getting an extra day of rest. Carpenter was coming off a shaky start against Atlanta that ended his 13-start unbeaten streak.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

*Pregame coverage of game three of the Cubs/Cardinals series Sunday night in St. Louis begins at 6:32 p-m on WGIL AM 1400

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Peavy allowed three runs and three hits over five innings in his first start in over three months Saturday night as Chicago got a grand slam from Carlos Quentin, scored six times in the eighth and beat the Kansas City Royals 13-3.

Peavy (1-0) hadn't pitched in a major league game since June 8th, when he beat the Diamondbacks while with the Padres. Five days later, he went on the disabled list with a strained tendon in his right ankle.

Traded to the White Sox on July 31st, he'd planned to be pitching sooner but was hit in the pitching elbow with a line drive during a rehab game August 24th, setting him back.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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