|High School Boys Golf
Galesburg High School has another regional championship under its belt.
Rain in the morning and strong wind in the afternoon made shooting low scores tough, but the Streaks found a way to earn their second straight IHSA Class 2-A Regional title at Lake Bracken.
Sophomores Kelby Rescinito and Jacob Schwieter led Galesburg (323) with 79s. Senior David Blake had an 81 and Kyle Osborn an 84. The Streaks advance to Monday's Sectional at Sterling.
Also advancing from the Galesburg regional are Peoria Notre Dame (326) and Rock Island (335).
Galesburg High School Boys Golf Team
(Photo Courtesy of Galesburg High School Athletics)
Monmouth-Roseville edged West Central by one stroke (338-339) at Gibson Woods to win the Class 1-A Regional at Monmouth.
The regional championship is the Titans' sixth in a row. Also advancing to the sectional is Ridgewood (365). Galva finished fourth (370), Kewanee fifth (375), United sixth (384), Stark County seventh (388), Mercer County eighth (391), Wethersfield-Annawan ninth (404), Knoxville 10th (404) and Williamsfield 11th.
Ridgewood's Ethan Francis had the top individual score with a 78. Brandon Goataas of West Central carded a 79 and teammate Taylor Smith shot an 80. Galva's Tauge Rux and Monmouth-Roseville's B.J. Salyers tied for fourth with 81s.
Rux and Galva's Cody Reiber (82) advanced as individuals. So did United's Alex and Jake Gavin (85, 85), Sam Klooster of Stark County (88), Taylor Shull of Mercer County (93) and Alex Ott of Williamsfield (93).
IVC won the Class 1-A Farmington Regional held in Canton.
The Grey Ghosts (328) finished four strokes ahead of Peoria Christian (332) and 18 ahead of Putnam County (346) - teams that also advanced to sectional play.
Canton wound up fourth, Farmington fifth, Brimfield eighth and Princeville 12th.
Individual qualifiers included Brimfield's Jake Northrup (79) and Farmington's Adam Camp (83) and Nick Fulton (89).
High School Volleyball
Galesburg lost a lopsided match at Quincy in two games: 12-25, 8-25.
The Streaks were led by Sara Baker's six kills and three assists and Sydney Edwards' nine digs.
Quincy improved its record to 19-2. Galesburg falls to 7-10 overall and 2-4 in the Western Big Six.
The Blue Devils also won the freshman (25-20, 25-6) and sophomore (25-16, 25-16) matches.
Princeville remains undefeated in the Lincoln Trail Conference.
The Lady Princes (7-0 LTC) defeated Rowva (4-14, 2-3 LTC) in two games: 25-14, 25-13.
Whitney Stromson and Jaci Maher had two kills apiece for the Tigers and Grace Cleair had two digs and four service points.
Bethany Dorrington and Caitlyn Godfrey led Princeville with five kills each. Godfrey also had three blocks.
Havana stopped Abingdon in two games: 26-24, 28-26. Melissa Von Kannon led the Commandos with eight kills.
Williamsfield defeated Henry in three games: 24-26, 25-14, 26-24. Billtown's Shelby Willis had 10 kills, five blocks and 15 digs.
Sherrard downed Monmouth-Roseville in three games: 25-19, 18-25, 25-16.
The Titans' Rebecca Gillen and Bryce Capener each had six kills. Claire McGuire added seven blocks, Taylor Woods 20 assists and Lynsey Weber 22 digs.
Lacey Hainline led the Tigers (15-5, 3-4) with 13 kills, 19 assists and 18 digs.
United is still perfect.
The Red Storm (24-0) beat Peoria Central in two games: 25-17, 25-15.
Sommer Foster and Gina Long each had nine kills for United. Long also had six digs.
Farmington won an Olympic Conference match against Rockridge in two games: 25-19, 25-21.
The win was the Farmers' first in conference play. Ally Wrage and Jen Zinkham had three kills each for Farmington (3-18, 1-5). Zinkham also had five digs and Wrage recorded two blocks.
North Fulton (7-8) defeated Peoria Heights (2-15) in two games: 25-18, 25-14.
Lewistown beat South Fulton in two games: 25-17, 26-24. The Indians improved their record to 13-5. The Rebels fall to 11-11.
Stark County downed Putnam County in two games: 25-13, 25-20.
High School Girls Tennis
Galesburg lost at home to Moline in a Western Big Six meeting.
The Maroons won four of the six singles matches and swept the three doubles to claim a 7-2 win.
Local College Sports
Grinnell College 3, Monmouth College 2
MC - (2) 14 25 25 19 15 Record: 7-9, 2-3 MWC
GC - (3) 25 21 16 25 17 Record: 9-12, 1-2 MWC
Monmouth College leaders:
Chelsey Widdop 12 kills, 26 digs, 14.5 points
Alicia Yeakey 10 kills, 11.5 points
Claire Hermie 10 kills, 13 points
Alexis Keller 39 assists, 19 digs
Sara Schoon 21 digs
Megan Creen 19 digs, 10.5 points
Carl Sandburg College lost at Illinois Valley in Arrowhead Conference play.
IV defeated the Chargers in three sets: 21-25, 22-25, 17-25.
Alivia Colwell six kills and 10 digs for CSC. Teammates Chelsea Simkins had six kills and one ace and Trisha Beswick contributed 19 assists and three aces.
Coach Todd Winkler said his squad knew Illinois Valley would be a formidable opponent. "We had our work cut out for us tonight and we knew we had to step it up tonight because our kill leader was injured and would not play," Winkler said. "We played well at points in the match but with a new rotation because of the injury we could not put it together."
The Chargers will play Black Hawk College in an Arrowhead Conference match Wednesday at 6 p-m at John Lewis Gym.
Knox College 5, Monmouth College 4
at Monmouth College Tennis Stadium
1. Amy Unzicker (MC) def. Megan Funk (KC) 6-4, 6-4
2. Kimi Wegner (MC) def. Jordan Kuban (KC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Katie Beadling (KC) def. Nicole Anson (MC) 7-5, 1-6, 10-1
4. Rachel Clark (KC) def. Sarah McLinden (MC) 6-0, 6-2
5. Rachel Bognar (MC) def. Ginny Graves (KC), by default
6. Sarah Bolitiho (KC) def. Julie Battcher (MC) 6-1, 6-0
1. Amy Unzicker/Kimi Wegner (MC) def. Jordan Kuban/Megan Funk (KC) 8-4
2. Katie Beadling/Rachel Clark (KC) def. Nicole Anson/Sarah McLinden (MC) 8-2
3. Aimee Neilan/Emily Tyl (KC) def. Julie Battcher/Rachel Bognar (MC) 8-0
Knox College 3-10, 1-4
Monmouth College 2-6, 1-3
Junior High Sports
The Churchill Junior High 7th grade team put together a solid offensive and defensive effort and beat the Alleman Junior Pioneers 44-6 at Lombard Field.
The Blue Streak offense was led by running Back Ben Holloway with 122 yards rushing, including an 85-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Peyton Isaacson ran for a 57-yard touchdown and also completed 8 of 10 pass attempts, including two touchdown passes to Fullback Chris Anderson.
Defensively, Anderson led the Churchill defensive effort. The linebacker had three tackles for losses and intercepted an Alleman pass, returning it 23 yards for a touchdown.
The Blue Streaks are now 3-1 going into their final game against Lombard.
Coach Scott Rasso on the outcome: "I think we played our most complete game yet, which is good, because it shows that we can get better and better throughout the season. We worked hard this week in practice on lowering our pad level and finishing our blocks on offense. On defense we made an extra effort to teach the kids more about gang tackling and stripping the football. We really have some work to do to make sure our kids stay mentally sharp; we don't want to commit as many penalties. As far as our next opponent, that's Lombard. They are going to give us our biggest challenge of the year. They are very well coached and they will be coming at us hard. It should be an exciting game next Tuesday at Van Dyke Field."
-Knox/Warren Youth Soccer-
Warren ICS AA - 4
Lombard Zephyrs AA - 0
*No other data available
Churchill Cosmos A - 9
Lombard Zephyrs A - 0
Cosmos goals: Chris Sutor 3, Alex Pepple 2, Chris Wignall 1, Connor Day 1, Lucas Vasquez 1, Erica Brown 1
Assists: (one each) - Erica Brown, Marcus Gibbons, Lucas Vasquez, Connor Day, Allysa Main, Michael Reynolds, Kaleb Pepple, Chris Wignal
Goalie saves: Chris Wignal 3, Erica Brown 3, Chris Sutor 2
Zephyrs goalie saves: Secilia Gutierrez - 10
Churchill Blue Streaks AA - 5
Costa Friars AA - 0
Blue Streaks goals: Michael Buebe 1, Chris Carlson 1, Connor Ensign 1, Lyric Harris 1, Darius Sammons 1
Assist: Hannah Smith 1
Friars: no data available