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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/26/10

Monmouth was able to fight through a steady rain and an ugly start to post a 33-8 win over Illinois College Saturday, winning their second straight. The Blueboys scored first, scooping up a blocked punt and returning it 12 yards for the game's first score on the game's first possession. The Scots countered when Adam Hoste picked off an IC pass and ran it back 29 yards for a Monmouth TD just four minutes later. Monmouth's defense held IC to a four-and-out, then took advantage of a short field when Nick Laws 12-yard TD run made it 12-6 with 8:07 left in the first quarter. The Scots added another score with 5:40 to go in the first half to give them a 20-6 halftime lead. Monmouth put the game away with two TDs in the fourth quarter, the last a 45-yard Brik Wedekind-to-Matt Shepherd scoring strike. The Scots finished with just 290 yards of offense, but capitalized on four interceptions to convert a short field into scores including three Wedekind TD tosses. Hoste led the defense with 12 tackles while Jake Willis and Trevor Newton recorded 1.5 sacks. (Monmouth College)

Knox College continues to remain winless on the season, losing at Beloit Saturday 42-7. Beloit scored at least one touchdown every quarter of the game. A 67-yard touchdown pass late in the game Drew Diaz to Zach Belk was the Prairie Fire's lone score. They'll try for a win next Saturday back at the Knosher Bowl versus Midwest Conference rival Ripon.


Galesburg's boys took seventh place at the East Peoria Cross Country Invitational Saturday. Normal University High took the top spot. The Fresh-Soph boys placed 5th. The Streaks Fresh-Soph Girls team placed second overall.

Monmouth-Roseville's girls finished first, and the boys second, at their own Cross Country invitational Saturday. Quincy took first place honors on the boys side.


Galesburg's Gold team took top honors on the boys side at the annual Galesburg High School Golf Invitational Saturday, with a score of 291. The Silver team took third, shooting a combined 328. Quincy came in second with 303. On the girls side, Quincy took top honors with 346. GHS was second and three strokes behind (349), with Moline coming in 3rd. Individually, the top local finishers were Knoxville's Abby Ball coming in second shooting a 77, and Galesburg's Marissa Vinson in 3rd with 81. Mid-County's Iben Thuroe was 4th with 81.


Wethersfield took top honors at the annual Knoxville Volleyball Tournament Saturday, followed by Stark County, Kewanee, Brimfield-Elmwood, Illini Bluffs, West Central, Knoxville, and Abingdon.

Galesburg High School went 2-2 at the Burlington invitational Saturday, losing to Burlington and Fairfield, but defeating Davis County and Ft. Madison.


The Peoria Girls Tennis Invitational was cancelled Saturday due to rain, but not before the doubles team of Kendra and Colleen Weichmann won their first two matches, which would have given them a chance at winning the championship.


Galesburg High School placed 4th at the annual Burlington Girls Grayhound Invitational. Bettendorf took the top honors Saturday.


GHS shut out Bloomington Saturday 1-0.


Carl Sandburg College was shut out and routed Saturday by Kiswaukee, 11-0.


Churchill's 8th Grade team beat Kewanee Saturday, 44-14, behind touchdowns from Ben Holloway, Christopher Anderson, Tevin Taylor, and Peyton Isaacson. Churchill is now 4-0 on the season.
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