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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/29/9
High School Volleyball

Knoxville defeated Farmington in three games (25-15, 24-26, 25-12).

Andrea Wilhite and Emily Albright had 7 kills apiece, and Wilhite added 6 digs for the Blue Bullets. Amanda Dotson contributed 20 assists.

Ally Wrage led Farmington with 7 kills. Jessica Abel had 6 kills and three blocks and Alyssa Burd had 2 aces and 7 assists.


North Fulton downed Abingdon in two games (25-18, 25-16).

Meredith Beoletto had 7 kills and 20 digs for the Wildcats. Stefani Martin also recorded 20 digs. Morgan Miller added 7 kills and two blocks, Kari Kenser had 6 kills and Jenna Falk contributed 10 assists.

Abingdon's Melissa Von Kannon had 6 kills and 3 blocks, Dana Combs had 10 digs and 5 service points and Cordan Jones added 6 assists in the loss.


Orion won a hard-fought, three-game match at Monmouth-Roseville in a battle for first place in the Olympic Conference.

The Titans won the first game 25-19 but lost the last two 25-16 and 25-23 against the Chargers (15-3, 5-0 Olympic).

Rebecca Gillen had 12 kills, 9 blocks and 2 aces for Monmouth-Roseville. Taylor Woods led with 28 assists and Lynsey Weber had 25 digs.

Megan Blumenshein had 12 kills and 15 digs and Maddie DePorter 11 kills, 30 digs and 3 blocks for Orion. Teammate Kelly Hutton added 22 assists and 2 service aces.


Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon beat Illini West in three games (25-17, 24-26, 25-20).

The Spartans (8-3) were led by Bridjet Blount's 8 kills and 4 blocks. Taylor Elder contributed 21 assists and Abby Markley 5 digs.

Illini West's record dropped to 10-9 with the loss.


Mercer County lost in two games to Rockridge (13-25, 20-25). Rockridge also won the junior varsity and freshman matches.

College Volleyball

Carl Sandburg College lost in three straight sets to Black Hawk East in an Arrowhead Conference match.

The Chargers are now 0-5 in league play and 4-13 overall. CSC was led by Stacy Boys with 12 kills and 3 blocks. Alivia Colwell had 8 kills and 3 blocks and Trisha Beswick contributed 23 assists.

Sandburg hosts the St. Ambrose junior varsity team tonight at 6:30 in a non-conference match at John Lewis Gym.


Knox College lost its Midwest Conference opener at home against Illinois College.

The Lady Blues (4-9, 1-2) won the first two sets handily before Knox took the third set and lost the fourth. Galesburg native Kelly Ricketts had a volleyball double-double for the Prairie Fire with 23 kills and 10 digs.

Karen Frost contributed 27 assists and Christina Davis had 5 kills and 11 digs for Knox (3-12, 0-1).

High School Boys Golf

Farmington defeated United by seven strokes (182-189) at Canton. The Red Storm's Alex Gavin shot a 2-under 34 to earn medalist honors.

High School Girls Golf

Knoxville defeated Farmington at the Canton Public Golf Course by 26 strokes (210-236).

Abby Ball led the Blue Bullets (6-3) with a 43. Morgan Mason was next with a 52.

Farmington's Kelsey Watznauer and Danel Delost both carded 51s.

High School Cross Country

Knoxville's boys team won the Macomb Invitational at Spring Lake Park.

The Blue Bullets' Brett Curry finished first in the three-mile run, setting a new course record. Teammates Marcus Lowthian was seventh and Reagan Mason 11th.

Monmouth-Roseville was fourth, Lewistown sixth and Mercer County ninth in the 13-team event.

Monmouth-Roseville won the girls race. Farmington was second.
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