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Local Sports Roundup -- 10/10/9


Cambridge (1-6, 1-4) got their first victory of the season Saturday during Homecoming, defeating Peoria Heights (1-6, 1-4) 12-8.

Macomb defeated Rockridge Saturday 49-21.


Galesburg Silver Streaks lost at Moline Saturday 13-8. The Streaks' lone score was a 50-yard touchdown run by Matt Kitch in the 3rd Quarter, and both of Moline's touchdowns were scored on runs of over 70 yards. Coaches say the temperature was 40 degrees at kickoff, and they say it snowed the whole first half. The Streaks are 4-3 overall and will play next Saturday versus United Township.


Galesburg's Freshman volleyball squad won Burlington Freshman Invitational Saturday. In pool play, the Streaks defeated Burlington Gray 21-14, 21-23, and 15-2, but lost to Bettendorf 22-25, 25-20, 14-16. In the championship bracket, Galesburg beat Davis County 19-21, 21-14, 15-5. The Streaks also went on to defeat Keokuk 21-17, 21-10.


Galesburg High School's swimming team couldn't win the United Township Panther Girls Swim Invitational two years in a row. Coach Ray Van Hootegem's Streaks placed second overall Saturday, with Normal Community High School taking top honors in the 12-team invitational, dominating most of the events they competed in. Galesburg's Kelly Napier placed first in 1-meter Diving, while the Streaks team of Maggie Terrill, Katie Van Hootegem, Kathleen Varner, and Natalie Statham placed first in the 200-yard Medley.


-Midwest Conference-

Knox College (0-6, 0-5) lost at home to Grinnell College (2-4, 2-3) 27-12

Grinnell College came out quickly, scoring 17 points in the first seven minutes of play at the Knosher Bowl to take a commanding lead that they never surrendered. Knox would finally get on the scoreboard, using their first drive of the third quarter to put a drive together for a 30 yard field goal by Ryan Stefanczyk. Knox would trade scores, as both teams added field goals and touchdown passes to make it interesting late, but the Pioneers were able to hold on for a 27-12 victory. The Prairie Fire will go on the road next weekend, going to Appleton, Wisconsin to take on Lawrence University. Kickoff is once again at 1pm.

Monmouth (6-0, 5-0) won at home over St. Norbert 52-24

Alex Tanney and the Monmouth offense fought off a shaky start and rolled to a 52-24 win over St. Norbert to stay unbeaten on the season. The Green Knights intercepted Tanney's first pass of the day, but that was their highlight as the junior quarterback threw for five touchdowns and broke two of Rob Purlee's career marks. Tanney's 7,924 total offensive yards surpassed Purlee's mark of 7,732 set from 2000-03 and his 361 yards passing upped his career total to 8,188, surpassing Purlee's 8,017. For good measure, Tanney scored his first career rushing TD on a one yard keeper in the third quarter to make it 45-17. Matt Shepherd was Tanney's favorite target on this day, hauling in 11 catches for 99 yards. Shepherd also returned five kicks for 128 yards to give him 1,355 for his career, breaking Nathan Gaskill's record of 1,267. Mike Blodgett made eight grabs for a team-high 125 yards and Clay Bricker rumbled for 114 yards on the ground. Sean Wells led the defensive unit with 11 tackles. Monmouth rolled up 533 yards while surrendering 408. This is Monmouth College's Homecoming weekend.


Monmouth College (2-7) lost at home during Homecoming to Beloit College (12-4) 7-2.

The Beloit Buccaneers (12-4) defeated the Knox College (3-11) tennis team by a score of 8-1 on Saturday morning. Beloit won all of its singles matches, as Knox scored its lone point when the doubles team of Katie Beadling and Rachel Clark defeated Taylor Jones and Emeline Beck of Beloit 8-4.


Monmouth College lost to St. Norbert three games to two Saturday during Homecoming. Monmouth defeated Lawrence University Friday 3-2.

Knox College dropped their volleyball match Friday to Carroll University by a score of 3-0.

Knox College started out on a roll Saturday, winning their first two sets, but lost three more, including a tie-breaker, to give Ripon College a victory over Knox 3-2. The Prairie Fire next play Tuesday evening at Lake Forest College.


Monmouth College's women's soccer team defeated Ripon Saturday 4-1, while the Monmouth's men's team lost to Ripon 2-1.
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