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Local Sports Roundup - 10/17/09


Galesburg High School placed ninth overall in Class 2A at the state golf meet in Normal.

The Streaks shot a combined score of 665, 22 strokes off the pace of 2A champion Wheaton Academy. Jacob Schwieter fired an 80 and Kelby Rescinito carded an 82 to lead Galesburg. Dixon, the winner of the Sterling Sectional, finished seventh at the 2A state meet., four strokes ahead of Galesburg.

In Class 1A, Effingham St. Anthony won the state title in Bloomington. Macomb finished eighth. Peoria Christian and Rock Island Alleman tied for ninth.

Arlington Heights St. Viator won the 3A championship.

Connor Gillen of Monmouth-Roseville - one of only nine freshman in the state tournament and the only freshman to qualify individually - shot an 87 in the first round and an 88 in the second to finish in a tie for 80th overall in Class 1A.



Galesburg High School placed 10th overall in Class 2A State Golf meet in Carbondale.

The Streaks combined to shoot 747 overall, one stroke behind ninth-place Mahomet-Seymour. Marissa Vinson shot an 83 and Katarina Mangieri an 84 to pace Galesburg.

Homewood-Floosmoor was the Class 2A state champion. Massac County won the state championship in Class 1A in Carterville. Rock Island Alleman of the Western Big Six placed eighth.

Individually in Class 1A, Abby Ball of Knoxville shot a 94, teammate Taylor Thompson carded a 95 and Brooke Bessine of West Central finished with a 98.


Galesburg High School's freshman team improved its record to 5-3 on the season Saturday, dominating United Township 46-0.

The Silver Streaks defense earned its third shutout of the season. GHS next plays Friday night at Pekin. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00pm.


Galesburg had no trouble taking the victory at their own invitational Saturday at the Knox County YMCA.

The Streaks scored a combined 363 points to take first place, besting second place Pleasant Valley in the six-team invitational by 97 points.

Streaks Senior Kathleen Varner was the victor in the 200 Yard Freestyle, Senior Lauren Albert won the 50-yard and 100-Yard Freestyles, while Senior Kelly Napier was first in One-Meter Diving.

Also, GHS scored first in the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, and the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay.


The Knoxville boys placed eighth Saturday, while the Monmouth-Roseville girls placed fourth overall at the Peoria Heights Cross Country Invitational at Deteweiller Park Saturday. Beecher took top honors on the boys side, while St. Joseph-Ogden took first on the girls side.


The Galesburg Silver Streaks finished 4-1 in the Limestone tournament Saturday, leaving them in a three-way tie for first place. However, Peoria Notre Dame, whom the Streaks beat Friday in the tournament, picked up the first place honor based on games won. The Streaks went 2-3 Saturday in the tournament, losing to Limestone 25-23, 21-25, and 6-15, but came back to beat Lanphier 25-14, 25-12, and Sacred Heart Griffin 23-25, 25-19, 15-11.

The United Red Storm took top honors in the 5th Annual Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon Volleyball tournament in Bushnell Saturday. West Hancock was second, followed by Havana, Beardstown, and North Fulton in the top five. Host B-PC/A was sixth. United went 5-0 in the tournament.

Wethersfield went 2-3 in the Sherrard Tournament Saturday, beating West Central and Morrison, but losing to Illini West, Bureau Valley, and Riverdale. The Geese's Shelby Steger was named to the all-tournament team.


A 73-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the third quarter proved to be the difference as the Lawrence University football team (1-5, 1-5 MWC) posted a 17-13 Midwest Conference win over Knox College (0-7, 0-6) on Saturday in the Banta Bowl during Lawrence's homecoming -- the first win for that team all season. Knox College did get on the board first in the game, but the Prairie Fire were held to just 196 yards, marking the second week in a row Lawrence held an opponent to under 200 yards.

The 11th ranked Monmouth College football team (7-0,6-0) proved again they're that good Saturday, defeating Midwest Conference foe Ripon (5-2,5-1) Saturday, 35-13. The Scots, though, got less rushing yards than Ripon, but led in passing yards and total yards of offense. Scots quarterback Alex Tanney passed for four touchdowns in the game, while Matt Shepard received two of those.


The Monmouth College men (2-10-0, 1-4-0) were shut out Saturday at home by St. Norbert (9-4-0, 4-2-0) 4-0. The Scots women (3-9-1, 2-2-1) also lost to St. Norbert (7-6-1, 5-1-0) at home Saturday 4-1.

The Ripon Red Hawks defeated the Knox College Prairie Fire men's soccer team Saturday 2-1, breaking a 1-1 tie in the 87th minute on a header from Ripon's Kyle Seemeyer. The match was 0-0 after the first half, with the Prairie Fire benefiting tremendously from the diving saves of its goal keeper Max Miller, who finished the contest with 8 saves. The Prairie Fire fell behind 1-0, when Vince Butitta of Ripon beat Miller for his fourth goal of the season, and the first of the game in the 68th minute. Nine minutes later the Prairie Fire would convert on a penalty kick opportunity, when senior captain Jeff Wozencraft beat the Red Hawks goalie Adam Haefner for his first goal of the season and to tie the score at 1. That would not hold, as ten minutes later the aforementioned header from Seemeyer beat Miller for the game winning goal. (From Knox College Athletics)

The Ripon Red Hawks defeated the Knox College Prairie Fire women's team Saturday, 4-3. Knox scored first, as Emma Swanson scored her first goal of the season at the 2 and half minute mark. A lapse in the Prairie Fire defense shortly after the goal allowed for Ripon's Ali Borowsky to beat Knox goalie Alex Rauland to tie the score at 1-1. Ripon's Sara Wimmer would add two goals herself, at the 5th and 11th minute marks, to give Ripon a 3-1 lead, a lead it would never lose. Rozie Smith scored her 6th goal of the season and Danielle Roeder added her 2nd goal of the season, while both were assisted by Arielle Dorman, who now has 5 assists on the season to add to her team high 9 goals. (From Knox College Athletics)
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