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|Local Sports 9/18/13
A number of area high school volleyball teams will get on the bus this evening for matches away from home. The Abingdon/Avon Tornados have the longest trip, as they travel to Rushville/Industry. A-Town coach Cindy Paulus talked to us about how the first year consolidation is going for her team.
The Tornados are 5-4 on the court so far this season, and coach Paulus says they are emphasizing that leadership goes beyond their performance in sports.
Tonight's opponent will be a tough one, as Rushville beat Brimfield/Elmwood in a 3-set match last night. Elsewhere, the ROWVA Tigers are also on the road, as they play in Aledo against Mercer County. Meanwhile, the Williamsfield girls will head north to play Annawan/Wethersfield, and the Ridgewood Spartans go to Galva to play the WIldcats.
The golf schedule is not as busy at it was the first two days of this week, but a few area teams are competing today, as the Mid-County boys are in Canton, and the Williamsfield boys are playing at Kewanee Wethersfield.
The Galesburg girls golfers are practicing today ahead of their next match tomorrow at Rock Island. Coach Brad Gross's team won again yesterday against Moline, to run their record to 11-0 in dual matches this season. Coach Gross will be our halftime guest during the GHS football game this Friday night against Peoria Richwoods.
The latest high school football poll continues to be a little thin on area teams making the top 10. Stark County remains at #5 in class 1A, while Mercer County is #2 in class 2A. Farmington received some votes with their 3-0 record, but Knoxville---also at 3-0----is yet to be mentioned in the statewide balloting.