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Monmouth College's quick-score offense countered Ripon's 26-minute advantage in time of possession Saturday, and cruised to a 42-17 win to stay unbeaten in the Midwest Conference. The teams were tied at 14-14 at halftime, but the Fighting Scots shut down Ripon's offense in the second half and exploded for 28 points. After Brik Wedekind scored early in the third quarter to put Monmouth up 21-14, Trey Yocum sprinted 73 yards for a TD as the Scots never looked back.
Knox College made a game of it Saturday, but continues its losing streak. Grinnell defeated the Prairie Fire 43-35. Knox was only down by one point going into the fourth quarter. But Grinnell (4-2, 3-2 MWC) outscored Knox (0-6, 0-5) 22-15 in the fourth quarter. Drew Diaz passed for three touchdowns in the loss.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Quincy's Freshmen shut out Galesburg 21-0. The Streaks will next play at Moline next Saturday.
Ridgewood Varsity 21, Mid-County 6
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Galesburg Silver Streaks did not post a win Saturday at the Western Big 6 Conference tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Galesburg High School's Freshman Volleyball Team took part in the Burlington Freshman Volleyball Invitational Saturday. The Streaks defeated Fort Madison and Burlington, lost to Ottumwa, and split with North Scott.
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING AND DIVING
Galesburg High School's girls placed 5th at the Panther Invitational hosted by United Township High School. Normal Community High School placed first. The best GHS did was a 3rd place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, and a second place in the 100 Yard Breaststroke (Delaney Duncan).
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
The GHS boys placed 5th in the Jacksonville tournament over the weekend, going 2-1.
Monmouth-Roseville 5, DePue 3
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Beau Salsman paced the Galesburg Silver Streaks with a 20th place finish Saturday, good enough to give the team ninth at the "Runnin' Red" Invitational in Metamora.
The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won the Harper Invitational, hosted by Harper College, on Saturday. The Chargers (21-5) defeated Harper College in five sets 25-20, 20-25, 25-23, 11-25 and 15-12. Sandburg won over Moraine Valley in three sets 25-20, 25-17 and 28-26 and the College of Lake County in three sets 25-13, 25-14 and 30-28. Sara Baker, Stephanie Williams and Meredith Beoletto were named to the All-Tournament Team.
St. Norbert defeated Monmouth College 3 games to 0.
Knox College is 0-20 on the season and 0-6 in Midwest Conference play after losing to Ripon Saturday 3 games to 0.
Grinnell wins Midwest Conference South Division title for 9th year in a row while extending its winning streak in divisional play to 37 matches dating back to 2002. Grinnell defeated Monmouth College 9-0.
Lawrence University Women 3, Monmouth College 2 (2 OT)
Monmouth College men 4, Lawrence 0
The Carl Sandburg College men's golf team wrapped up play in the NJCAA Region IV Tournament played at the par-72, 7135 yard PrairieView Golf Club on Saturday and finished in fourth place with a team total of 954 in the three-day tournament. Sandburg's Tyler Barr finished in third place as an individual with a three-day total of 230 and qualified for the NJCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championship, which will be held at Indiana National Golf Club at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind., in May 2012.
JUNIOR HIGH CROSS COUNTRY
The Galesburg Jr. High Cross Country Team advanced 3 runners to the State Meet next week. Anastasia Beetler came in 10th with a time of 13:04, Sara Saey came in 11th with a time of 13:05 and Jorden Shroyer came in 14th with a time of 13:10. The Galesburg Girls Team of Beetler, Saey, Shroyer, Raina Gully, Megan Porter and Catherin Johnson got 4th place in a field of 12 schools.