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Local Sports Roundup 9/19/11

Monmouth College came close to breaking the school record for offensive yards Saturday in routing Lawrence University 56-0. The Scots were 16 yards shy of the record with 324 rushing yards and 369 passing yards. Troy Yocum got three touchdowns on the day. Quarterback Alex Tanney passed for three touchdowns and racked up over three-hundred passing yards for the second week in a row.

Knox College lost to St. Norbert Saturday, 43-7, leaving them winless on the season so far. The Prairie Fire's fortunes seemed to be defined on the opening kickoff, which they fumbled.


The Galesburg High School girls volleyball team split in Western Big 6 Conference Tournament play Saturday, defeating Alleman before falling to Rock Island. They, however, got their first conference win of the season.

Lewistown got first place in the Fulton County high school volleyball tournament Saturday at VIT. South Fulton came in second, followed by North Fulton, Canton, and Farmington.

Ashton Franklin Center won the Judy Richmond Volleyball Classic at Mercer County High School Saturday. Sherrard defeated Mercer County in the 3rd Place game. United beat Galva in the 5th place game, and ROWVA beat Low Point for 7th place.


The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened up the second and final day of the Southeastern Community College Volleyball Invitational with a straight set loss 18-25, 23-25 and 21-25 to No. 18 nationally ranked Iowa Central Community College Saturday morning. The Chargers (8-2) rebounded Saturday afternoon with a four set win 25-15, 23-25, 25-14 and 25-22 over Clinton Community College


Sacred Heard won the GHS Silver and Gold Girls Tennis Invitational Saturday. The Streaks were 8th out of 8 teams.


The Galesburg Boys Golf team got first place at the annual Dragon Invite in Pekin Saturday. Kyle Osborn was GHS's medalist, after getting a one-hole playoff win, his second playoff win of the season. Kelby Rescinito placed 5th individually, in what the team says was the toughest course they'e played yet.


The Carl Sandburg College men's golf team played in the Illinois Valley Classic, Friday and Saturday, and took second place with the blue team shooting a two-day total of 604. Twenty-three teams competed in the two-day tournament, which was held at the par-72 golf course at Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club on Friday and Deer Park Country Club's par-71 course on Saturday. The University of St. Francis, a four-year NAIA school located in Joliet, took first place with a two-day score of 594.


The GHS girls swimming and diving team placed 5th at the Ed Fredericks Lady Charger Invitational hosted by Champaign Centennial. Coach Ray VanHootegem says every team member had at least one great event, with several scoring in the top 16.


Grinnell made an early goal stand up as Monmouth fell 3-0 in the Midwest Conference opener for both teams.
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