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Local Sports Roundup 9/19/10

Knox College was routed during their home debut Saturday at the Knosher Bowl, losing to St. Norbert 49-0. St. Norbert scored in every quarter but the 4th en route to victory, the longest was a 77-yard pass play from quarterback Rob Berger to Nick Wilson. The Prairie Fire remain winless on the season and in conference play.

Monmouth College finally got their first win of the season Saturday, moving coach Steve Bell to the winningest football coach in Fighting Scots history with 79, by defeating Lawrence University in Wisconsin 30-25. The Scots had a 24-point 3rd quarter that helped seal victory for them, but not before Lawrence scored another touchdown in the 4th quarter.


Knoxville's girls golf team placed 3rd overall Saturday at the Macomb Invitational. Abby Ball finished 3rd overall for the Blue Bullets by shooting an 83. Taylor Thompson finished sixth overall with an 86. In team scoring, Quincy placed 1st followed by Camp Point Central. The host Bombers placed fourth, while Mercer County placed fifth.


Knoxville's Reagan Mason led area runners at the Bureau Valley Storm Cross Country Invite at Walnut, IL Saturday. He clocked in at 16:51 for a 13th place finish after a one hour rain delay on a muddy course. They gave trophies to the top 30 out of 199 total runners to go across the finish line of the 3.02 mile race. Other area trophy winners were Derek Foley - Mid-County (Rowva-Galva) 14th (16:52), Trevor Lay - Annawan-Weathersfield - 26th (17:24). The first place runner was Jake Trancoso from Newman Central Catholic. (Submitted by parent)


The Carl Sandburg cross country teams ran in Friday's Illinois Intercollegiate Championship on the Weibring Golf course at Illinois State University. The Chargers women finished 23rd out of 31 teams in the 5K race. Miranda King finished 179th in 21:39 to lead the team. Emma McGuire was 210th in 22:38, Auty Rohweder 242nd in 23:45, Tia Wunder 244th in 23:49, Danielle Cano 255th in 24:04, and Michelle Renwick 303rd in 27:02. Northwestern University won the meet, led by Audrey Huth's first place finish in 17:35. "We finished ahead of over half of the field in the NJCAA schools, so we can be proud of that, especially when our number three runner dropped out with leg cramping" said Coach Bruce Tracy.

The men's team finished in 30th place. Marcus Lowthian was 222nd in 29:33 on the 8K course. DeAndre McClendon was 251st in 30:31, Allen Nelson 264th in 31:08, Logan Hickerson 285th in 32:15, Ryan Cheek 301st in 32:55, Marty McNamara 311th in 34:22, Joey Swing 334th in 37:13, and Travis Randolph 341st in 41:08. University of Illinois won the team event, while Michael Spain of North Central took individual honors with a time of 24:23. Coach Tracy said "Most of our men's team should run much faster in upcoming weeks, we have talented people who have not displayed their true ability yet." (Carl Sandburg College)


Kelsey Meredith left the matches injured, but she still helped the Galesburg Silver Streaks volleyball team. The Streaks split matches with Rock Island and Alleman Saturday, moving them to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in Western Big 6 Conference play. The sophomores also split with Rock Island but took both matches from Alleman.

Farmington took top honors Saturday in the Fulton County tournament, going 4-0. They were followed in order by North Fulton, South Fulton, Lewistown, and Canton.

Ridgewood took the championship at the Judy Richmond Volleyball Classic hosted by Mercer County High School, after defeating Ashton-Franklin Center. Sherrard defeated Mercer County in the 3rd Place Game. ROWVA defeated Galva to take 7th place.


Sept. 18 volleyball at the Monmouth College Tournament

Court 1
9:30 am - Lincoln Christian def. Monmouth 25-21, 25-22, 25-18 (3-0)
Noon - Lincoln Christian def. Robert Morris-Springfield 25-12, 23-25, 26-24, 15-25, 15-4 (3-2)
2:30 pm - Monmouth def. Robert Morris-Springfield 25-18, 20-25, 25-18, 25-12 (3-1)
5:00 pm - Monmouth def. Coe 21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 (3-1)

Court 2
Noon Coe def. Knox 25-20, 25-14, 25-21 (3-0)
2:30 pm - Lincoln Christian def. Knox 23-25, 25-10, 22-25, 25-15, 15-10 (3-2)
5:00 pm - Knox def. Robert Morris-Springfield 24-26, 13-25, 25-19, 25-10, 15-7 (3-2)

All-Tournament Team

Katie Johnson (Robert Morris)
Molly Steffens (Coe)
Nina Mack (Knox)
Jamie McFadden (Lincoln Christian)
Emily Kauzlarich (Monmouth)


The Silver Streaks Freshman defeated United Township Saturday 22-8, moving them to 2-1 on the season. They'll play again Wednesday at Alleman.


Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin took top honors at the annual Galesburg High School Silver and Gold Invitational Saturday, after the tourney was moved indoors due to rain, followed by Alleman, Morton, Dunlap, and Geneseo rounding out the top 5. GHS and Macomb did not place.


Grinnell College defeated Knox College in a shortened Midwest Conference tennis match-up in Galesburg, Illinois 5-0. Persistent rain prevented all of the matches from being completed. However, the outcome was already determined and the coaches agreed to count it as a finished match.

Lake Forrest College 9, Monmouth College 0


Galesburg High School took 7th place at the Champaign Centennial Lady Charger Invite Saturday. Lincoln-Way East took top honors. Galesburg's best finish on the day was a 4th place showing in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay (Natalie Statham, Katie Van Hootegem, Colleen Shelly, Lilly Pogue).


Greenville College 0, Monmouth College women 0 (FINAL - 2OT)
Greenville College 3, Monmouth college men 1 (FINAL)
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