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|Galesburg High School Boys and Girls Golf Teams Headed to State - Local Sports Roundup 10/12/9
|Galesburg High School's varsity boys and girls golf teams both qualified for this weekend's IHSA Class 2A state tournaments with second-place team finishes in their respective sectionals on Monday.
The GHS boys team finished five strokes behind Dixon (317 - 322) at Sterling's Emerald Hill. Kyle Osborn led the Steaks with a 79, good for 6th overall. Kelby Rescinito and David Blake both shot 80s. The boys state meet begins Friday at Weibring Golf Club in Normal.
At Rockford's Ingersoll Golf Course, Galesburg's girls team finished 19 strokes behind St. Charles East (330 - 349). Katarina Mangieri and Jessica Lieber both shot 84s to lead the Streaks. The 2A state tournament is Friday and Saturday at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale.
Monmouth-Roseville's boys golf team finished third, just missing out on a trip to the Class 1A state tournament in Bloomington.
The Titans tied with Peoria Christian after both teams shot 346s, but Monmouth-Roseville lost the tiebreaker based on the fifth-player score at the Aledo Sectional at Hawthorne Ridge. Rock Island Alleman won the sectional with a team score of 318.
Area boys golfers advancing to state include Alex Ott of Williamsfield (77), Connor Gillen of Monmouth-Roseville (78), Taylor Smith of West Central (79) and Jake Gavin of United (79).
Taylor Thompson and Abby Ball of Knoxville advanced as individuals to the Class 1A girls state tournament this weekend in southern Illinois at the Crab Orchard Golf Course in Carterville. Ball shot an 81 to finish in third place overall and Thompson fired an 88 to tie for 7th place at the Rockridge Sectional. Brooke Bessine of West Central also advanced to the state meet after shooting a 92.
Rachel Powers of Quincy Notre Dame set a course record by shooting a 5-under par 67 to earn medalist honors. Petersburg-Porta and El Paso-Gridley advanced as teams.
High School Volleyball
Monmouth-Roseville defeated Knoxville in three games: 25-9, 23-25, 25-22.
Rebecca Gillen led the Titans with 18 kills and four blocks. Claire McGuire added 10 kills and four blocks and Taylor Woods had 33 assists and 11 digs. Lynsey Weber contributed 14 digs and Amanda Schreck 11 for M-R.
Jenna Fisher had five kills and three blocks for the Blue Bullets, Jade Wright had six kills, Amanda Dotson had 17 assists and Lindsay Olson added 19 digs.
Knoxville won the junior varsity match in two games (25-18, 25-16) and Monmouth-Roseville's freshman team beat Knoxville in two games (25-10, 25-21).
Rushville-Industry downed North Fulton in two games: 25-16, 25-17.
Kewanee stopped Galva in three games: 17-25, 25-14, 25-13.
High School Girls Swimming and Diving
Despite mixing up their line-up and trying to make the relays competitive, Galesburg High School rolled up a 151-28 dual meet victory over Quincy.
The Streaks took first place in all of the varsity and all but one of junior varsity events. It was the first home dual meet for Galesburg.
The Streaks (5-0) will host the varsity invitational this Saturday.
Local College Sports
Carl Sandburg College's volleyball team beat the Monmouth College junior varsity team in three games: 25-19, 26-24, 25-18.
Alivia Colwell had 10 kills and six digs for the Chargers. Teammates Malinda Anderson contributed seven kills, four blocks and two aces and Trisha Beswick had 20 assists, one block and four aces.
Coach Todd Winkler says it was a good all-around match for the Chargers. "We played as a team and made the plays when we needed to."
CSC plays at nationally ranked Kishwaukee College Wednesday at 6:00 p-m.