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Local Sports Roundup 10/17/10

Monmouth College (4-3. 4-2 MWC) took advantage of quick scores to post a 27-10 win over winless Lake Forest (0-7, 0-6) for the Scots Homecoming. After Trey Yocum's 1-yard TD run capped a 99-yard first quarter drive, the Scots converted a short field into points in the second quarter. Brik Wedekind hooked up with Matt Shepherd for a 27-yard TD with 9:18 left in the half. The tandem hit pay dirt again just a minute later after Cory Bishop recovered a Forester fumble. The Wedekind-to-Shepherd combination then posted points with a 24-yard TD for a 20-0 lead. Joe Daly's pick of a Lake Forest pass set up the Scots' final score two minutes later when Yocum covered six yards for his second TD of the day. The Scots held the Foresters to 10 second-half points to stay in the MWC title hunt. Wedekind threw for 193 yards, 141 to Shepherd. (Monmouth College Athletics)

The wins couldn't keep coming for Knox College. After last week's first win of the season, the Prairie Fire dropped one to Illinois College Saturday 31-23. Knox had a 10-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 68-yard touchdown run by Drew Diaz and a 29-yard Field Goal later, but that was the last time Knox (1-6, 1-5 MWC) had the lead.


Lawrence University 3, Monmouth College men 0
Lawrence University 1, Monmouth College women 1 (2 OT)


Miranda King finished in 13th place in 21:13 to lead the Carl Sandburg College Sandburg women to a 4th place finish out of the 7 complete teams in the Sauk Valley Invitational in Dixon Saturday. Illinois Central College won the team and individual titles. In the men's 8K competition, the Chargers were ninth of 9 teams.

Monmouth College's men and women brought home top team honors Saturday from the Illinois College Cross Country Invitational in Jacksonville. The Fighting Scots women used a strong pack to win the 10-team field by 56 points. Monmouth's men outlasted eight other teams and took first by 24 points. Senior Mary Kate Beyer ran a school record for 6,000-meters and took top honors with time of 21:31 as Monmouth took five of the top seven spots. Monmouth's 1-7 runners set a new school record pack time of 162:44. Monmouth's top five men also set a school pack record time for an 8K race. Led by Geoff Birds second place time of 24:54, the men's pack clocked a total time of 129:36 to clip the old mark by three seconds. The Scots will take next weekend off before hosting the Midwest Conference Championships on Oct. 30.


Carl Sandburg College went 2-3 this weekend in the Wisconsin Dells tourney hosted by Kishwaukee College. Among the 23 teams playing, around 15 are ranked in the top 25 in the nation. Carl Sandburg is now 19-10 for the season.


United went 5-0 to take top honors at the annual Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon Volleyball Tournament in Bushnell Saturday. West Hancock took second, followed by Havana, North Fulton, B-PC/A, and a second United team.
Galesburg High School went 2-3 at the Limestone tournament over the weekend. The Streaks lost to Peoria Notre Dame, Sacred Heart Griffin, and Limestone, but were victorious over Peoria High and Lanphier.

Wethersfield went 2-2 at the Sherrard Volleyball Classic. The Lady Geese lost to Illini West and Morrison, but defeated West Central and Mercer County.


The Galesburg Silver Streaks Freshman routed Moline Saturday 43-14. Tyson Parks scored in the first quarter thanks to an 85 yard kickoff return, and Parks threw to Kevin Quintanilla as part of a 55 yard TD play in the second, all part of a game that saw the Streaks score at least once in every quarter. The Streaks are now 4-4 on the season and next play Richwoods at home next Saturday.


Pleasant Valley took top honors at the Galesburg High School Varsity Swimming and Diving Invitational Saturday. The host Streaks took second place, followed by Dunlap, United Township, Moline, and Washington High School. Galesburg got a first place finish in the 200 Yard Medley.
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