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Local Sports Roundup - 10/20/9
High School Boys Soccer

Galesburg is a win a way from its first regional championship.

The Silver Streaks (11-5-5), the top seed in the Class 2A Peoria Richwoods Regional, dismantled East Peoria 7-1 in the semifinal round. Richie Hershkowitz scored four goals for GHS.

Galesburg meets the winner of Wednesday afternoon's semifinal game between #2 seed Richwoods (4-10) and #3 seed Limestone (4-14).

The championship match is Friday at 4 p-m. The winner advances to next week's Morton Sectional.


Monmouth-Roseville won its first regional crown in boys soccer.

The Titans (14-4-2) beat Princeton 2-1 to claim the title at the Class 1A Stillman Valley Regional. The Tigers lost despite outshooting M-R 14-7 in the match.

Monmouth-Roseville plays Earlville next, Wednesday night at 7:00, in the semifinals of the Princeton Sectional. The championship match is next Tuesday at 7 p-m

High School Volleyball

Galesburg has now won six of its last seven matches after beating Rock Island Alleman.

The Silver Streaks (14-13, 4-4 WB6) downed the Pioneers in three sets: 25-22, 22-25, 25-19.

Galesburg went 4-1 to tie for first at the Limestone Tournament and defeated Canton earlier this week. Sara Baker led GHS with 12 kills followed by Amy Blucker's nine kills and 11 blocks. Mickey Rodriguez had 17 assists and Sydney Edwards added 12 digs for the Streaks.

Galesburg resumes play Saturday at home in the Western Big Six Quad with Moline, United Township and Quincy.

Alleman won the sophomore match in three games (27-25, 22-25, 25-22).


Abingdon downed Peoria Heights in three games: 25-13, 23-25, 25-17.

Melissa Von Kannon led the Commandos with 11 kills. Abingdon also won the sophomore match in three games.


Rowva stopped Williamsfield (8-17) in three games: 26-24, 22-25, 25-23. Whitney Stromson led the Tigers (6-19) with six kills.


Monmouth-Roseville beat Farmington in two straight sets in Olympic Conference play: 25-13, 25-17.

Rebecca Gillen and Claire McGuire both had eight kills to lead the Titans (17-10, 7-2). Gillen added two blocks, Lynsey Weber had seven digs and Taylor Woods handed out 15 assists.

Jen Zinkhan had six kills for the Farmers (4-24, 1-9). Alyssa Burd contributed six assists.


Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon defeated Macomb.

The Spartans (15-14) were led by Kendra Pierce and Taylor Elder with six kills apiece. Bridjet Blount and Corin Bodenhamer each had two blocks and Bodenhamer added eight digs. Elder also had 13 assists.

The Bombers fall to 14-16 with the loss.


Lewistown took out Illini West in two games: 25-4, 25-12.

Kalie Bainter led the Indians (21-8) with eight kills. Emily Sosey and Kristyn LeGrande added five kills apiece and Brianna Hobbs had eight assists.

Leading Lewistown in service points were Bailey Hatfill and Brittaney Keeler with 17 each. Hatfill also had three aces.


North Fulton lost to West Prairie in two games: 15-25, 21-25. W-P also won the junior varsity match in two games.

College Volleyball

Carl Sandburg College lost in three games against Highland College: 12-25, 25-27, 19-25 in Arrowhead Conference play.

Brooke Thompson had six kills and one block for the Chargers. Chelsea Simkins added four kills and one ace, Malinda Anderson four kills, three blocks and two aces, and Trisha Beswick had 18 assists.

High School Cross Country - Boys

-Monmouth-Roseville and Rockridge both had 32 points to lead the field at the Olympic Conference meet in Orion. Sherrard followed with 86 points and Macomb had 92.

-Annawan-Wethersfield finished first with 34 points in the Lincoln Trail Invite in Galesburg. Mid-County was next with 36 points - followed by Ridgewood (77), Mercer County (84), United and Princeville.

High School Cross Country - Girls

-Orion's 50 points was good for first place at the Olympic Conference meet. Monmouth-Roseville finished one point behind the Chargers for second place. Rockridge finished third (66), Farmington fourth (99), Sherrard fifth (109) and Macomb sixth (140).

-Annawan-Wethersfield completed the sweep by winning the Lincoln Trail Conference Invite with 29 points. Princeville (52) was second, Mid-County (68) was third, Ridgewood (88) fourth - followed by Princeville, Stark County, United, Mercer County and West Central.

High School Girls Swimming

Galesburg High School beat Moline in a Western Big Six dual meet at Mustain Pool 123-63. The Silver Streaks junior varsity team also beat the Maroons 102-39 to complete the sweep.

Junior High Football

Knoxville's 8th grade team finished the season undefeated with a 28-6 win against Abingdon.
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