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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/1/9
High School Boys Basketball

Knoxville (4-1) beat Havana 67-60

Sherrard held Abingdon (0-5) to five points in the third quarter and beat the Commandos 45-29. Jesse Hines led Abingdon with 9 points.

Elmwood handed Rowva a 53-44 loss. Andrew Lapisto scored 16 points to lead the Tigers. Elmwood won the freshman/sophomore game 49-20.

Lewistown lost to Augusta Southeastern 43-37

Princeville beat DePue 55-31

Stark County came up short against Illinois Valley Central 47-44

Griggsville-Perry defeated South Fulton 67-51

Peoria Woodruff (5-1) won its fifth straight game by defeating Metamora (2-2) 57-46

College Basketball


Carl Sandburg College lost to Clinton College 90-85 in overtime. Isiah Cunningham led the Chargers (5-4) with 24 points. Drake Webster added 17.


Carl Sandburg College lost at home to Southeastern Community College 72-35. Mollie Kramer led the Chargers (2-6) with 8 points.

Monmouth College beat North Central College 77-63. Three Scots scored in double-figures, led by Justine Boone's 15 points.

High School Wrestling

Monmouth-Roseville dropped matches against Quincy Notre Dame (42-36) and Central-Southeastern (67-12) in Quincy

Mercer County won matches against IVC (59-11) and Havana (67-3) in Aledo

High School Sports News

The Monmouth-Roseville varsity softball team has a new coach in place.

The District 238 School board last month hired Tom Casteel as the Titans' coach. He replaces John Biggs, who resigned in July for unspecified reasons. Biggs coached the Titans softball team for four seasons and compiled a record of 24-69. The team last season finished with a 7-19 mark, the most wins under Biggs.

Casteel is a retired teacher. He coached softball in the past at Alwood and has also coached football. Casteel most recently volunteered with the Monmouth-Roseville football team.
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