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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/22/9
High School Volleyball

Galesburg lost in Western Big play to conference favorite Moline.

The Maroons beat the Silver Streaks in two games: 27-25, 25-17. Galesburg falls to 4-3 overall with the loss and 2-2 in the conference. Moline is now 16-0, 4-0.

Amy Blucker had four kills, four blocks and a service ace for the Streaks. Sara Baker added four kills and seven assists. Sydney Edwards contributed four digs and a service ace.

Moline also won the sophomore and freshman matches in two games to complete the sweep.


Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon defeated Abingdon in three games: 22-25, 25-22, 25-19.

Bridjet Blount had seven kills and five blocks for the Spartans. Taylor Elder added eight aces and 15 assists.

Abingdon's Melissa Von Kannon had recorded nine kills and four blocks while Dana Combs had 15 digs and Cordan Jones contributed 13 assists for the Commandos.


Brimfield-Elmwood downed Williamsfield in two games (25-18, 25-10).

West Central is still winless (0-12) after the Heat lost to Ridgewood in two games: 25-13, 25-17.

Sherrard stopped Galva in two games: 25-9, 25-9.

Havana defeated North Fulton in three games: 21-25, 25-20, 25-18.


Farmington lost to Orion in two games: 18-25, 17-25.

The Farmers fall to 0-11 with the loss (0-4 Olympic Conference). Orion improves to 14-3 overall (4-0 Olympic).


Lewistown beat Rushville-Industry in three games: 25-23, 19-25, 25-19.

Kristyn LeGrande had eight kills, four blocks and 13 assists for the Indians (8-4, 2-0). Kristen Porter had 14 assists and Kalie Bainter contributed seven kills, eight digs and 12 service points - including two aces.

Chelsea Rhoades led the Rockets (4-11, 0-5) with 12 kills and 20 blocks.


South Fulton lost to Southeastern in two games: 27-25, 25-14.

High School Girls Golf

Galesburg High School split a double dual at the ISU golf course with University High and Peoria Notre Dame.

The Streaks shot a 174 to beat Peoria Notre Dame (181) by seven strokes and fell one stroke short against host Normal U-High (173).

Marissa Vinson led Galesburg with a 41 and Jessica Lieber shot a 42.

High School Boys Golf

Ridgewood won a three-team meet at Gibson Woods.

The Spartans combined to shoot 160. United was second with a 185 and Princeville third at 214.


Henry (171) won a triangular against Putnam County (179) and Annawan-Wethersfield (180) at Edgewood.

High School Girls Swimming & Diving

Galesburg defeated Pekin 121-64 in a non-conference dual.

Diver Kelly Napier turned in a season high score of 237.70 to lead the effort, and several swimmers had season and lifetime bests.

High School Girls Tennis

Galesburg High School earned its second straight win this week (on Tuesday) when the Streaks defeated conference rival United Township 7-2.

GHS won five of six singles matches and two of three doubles for the team's third dual meet victory of the season.

Galesburg will try to make it three in a row this week when they host Kewanee Thursday afternoon.

Local Junior High School Football

Lombard's 7th grade team defeated Rock Island Edison 8-6.

Christian Power rushed for 121 yards and Cody Sibley contributed a 21-yard TD run for the 2-0 Zephyrs.

Sibley also had 8 tackles and a quarterback sack on defense while Gabe Hillman recorded 6 tackles for the winners.


Churchill Junior High's 7th grade team defeated Macomb Junior High at Macomb 40-0.

Leading the way for the Blue Streaks was Chris Anderson, who scored on touchdown runs of 27 and 47-yards. He also recovered a fumble and ran 26 yards for a third touchdown.

Joe Williams scored on an 18-yard touchdown run, while Ben Holloway returned the second-half opening kickoff 78-yards for a TD and also added two other scores on two-point conversions.

Defensively, the Blue Streaks were led by Tevin Taylor, who intercepted a Macomb pass and ran it back 21-yards for a touchdown. He also forced a fumble and recoverd another. The leading tacklers were Holloway, Peyton Isaacson, and Alec Marty.

Coach Scott Rasso on the outcome: "For the second consecutive game we are able to score on all three phases: offense, defense, and special teams. That's quite an accomplishment that I am very proud of this team for achieving. Everyone was able to get into the game by the third quarter and you always like that feeling when you know everyone's directly contributing to what's happening on the field.

Rasso says the team still has work to do in certain phases. "Carrying out fakes and finishing plays in the offensive backfield, hustling to the ball to get set after the huddle, and we need to eliminate the penalties. If we can do all of those things, our next opponent (Rock Island Washington) is going to have their hands full."

Local College Sports


Carl Sandburg College lost an Arrowhead Conference match at Highland College in three straight sets: 10-25; 21-25, 20-25.

CSC is now 0-4 in Arrowhead Conference play and will travel to Sauk Valley Thursday night in Dixon for another Arrowhead Conference match-up.

The Chargers were led by Malinda Anderson's 7 kills on 13 attempts, 3 aces 1 block and Trisha Beswick's 9 assists, 1 block and 4 digs.

Coach Todd Winkler says CSC, despite its struggles, continues to play hard. "I have to give the team some credit. We could have just rolled over and went home after the beating we took in the first game. We played very poor in game 1, giving Highland most of their points on our mistakes. We did come back to lead all the way in game two and three until we reached 20 points but could not finish the game."

-Women's Tennis-

Knox College defeated Midwest Conference opponent Illinois College 8-1.

In number two singles Jordan Kuban (Greeley, CO - Greeley Central) defeated Illinois College's Martha Kwiecinski 6-1, 6-4. In number three singles Rachel Clark (Newton, IA - Newton) defeated Jessica Verdick 6-1, 6-3 and in number four singles senior Ginny Graves (Cincinnati, OH - William Fremd) won against Illinois College's Aoife Burns 6-3, 6-0. Sarah Bolitho (St. Charles, IL - St. Charles East) and Amiee Neilan (Lith, IL - HD Jacobs High) both won by default.

In number one doubles Megan Funk (Springfield, MO - Parkview) and Kuban won 8-5. In number two doubles Neilan and Emily Tyl (Downers Grove, IL - Benet Academy) won 8-0 and in number three doubles Katie Beadling (Portage, MI - Portage) and Clark won by default.

The Prairie Fire are now 2-2 in Midwest Conference play. They will take on Ripon College at home Friday at 4:00 p-m.

Knox College's Rachel Clark

(information and photo courtesy of Knox College)
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