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Western Big Six Boys Basketball All-Conference Team; Honorable Mention Selections Announced
The Western Big Six is announcing its all-conference team and honorable mention selections for the 2009-10 season. Galesburg High School's Victor Davis (18 ppg, 13 rpg) is the lone representatives from the Silver Streaks. It's the second straight season Davis, a senior, was named an all-conference pick.

Local Sports Roundup -- 3/5/10
Galesburg puts a scare into Rock Island but ultimately falls short against the Rocks in the Class 3A Geneseo Regional championship game, Lewistown wins a OT thriller against Orion in Bushnell Sectional championship, Manual rolls past Kewanee in Class 2A Farmington Sectional championship.

Third Time the Charm for Galesburg Against Rocks?
POSTED 11:45 a-m 3/5/10 Galesburg hopes its third meeting with Rock Island Friday night in a do-or-die game is more like a contest played last season on the Rocks home floor instead of the two previous match-ups this season.

Titans Named All-Olympic Conference
Five Monmouth-Roseville basketball players are recognized as among the best in the Olympic Conference.

Sports Schedule -- 3/5/10
Galesburg gets a third chance to beat Rock Island in a do-or-die game, United Tonship and Quincy square off in the East Moline Regional, Lewistown seeks third straight sectional win - Orion standing in the way, Kewanee takes on heavy favorite Peoria Manual in sectional round, high school girls basketball 3A and 4A state finals begin Friday afternoon at Redbird Arena.

Northern Illinois Wins Regular Season Finale
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Xavier Silas scored 24 points, including the winning tip-in with 2 seconds remaining, and Northern Illinois defeated Toledo 60-58 Thursday night.

Drake Wins Thriller Against SIU in Missouri Valley Tournament
ST. LOUIS (AP) --Josh Young hit a 10-footer with 1 second left to give Drake a 63-61 victory over Southern Illinois in a first-round matchup at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Thursday night.

Bulls Blow Big Lead; Lose to Grizzlies
CHICAGO (AP) -- Zach Randolph scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a big first-half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 105-96 Thursday night.

Local Sports Roundup -- 3/3/10
Galesburg cruises past Dixon into Class 3A Geneseo Regional championship game for rematch with Rock Island, United Township wins defensive struggle against Moline in Class 4A East Moline Regional, Orion stops Camp Point Central in Class 1A Bushnell Sectional and Peoria Manual dumps previously undefeated Fieldcrest in Class 2A Farmington Sectional.

BIG: #15 Wisconsin Dumps Iowa
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Jon Leuer scored 18 points, Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon celebrated Senior Night in style and Iowa didn't offer much resistance as No. 15 Wisconsin cruised to a 67-40 victory Wednesday night.

BIG TEN: #7 Purdue Rolls without Hummell Agianst Struggling Indiana
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) _ E'Twaun Moore scored 21 points and Chris Kramer added a season-high 18 in his final home game to help No. 7 Purdue beat Indiana 74-55 Wednesday night.

Jayhawks Wear Down K-State in Sunflower Showdown
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Sherron Collins had 17 points in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse and No. 2 Kansas beat No. 5 Kansas State 82-65 Wednesday night to clinch its sixth straight Big 12 regular-season title outright.

Wildcats Shut Down Chicago State
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- John Shurna scored 16 points and Alex Marcotullio added 15 points on five 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to a 72-49 non-conference win over Chicago State Wednesday night.

Konerko, Rios Out for White Sox Opener
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says first baseman Paul Konerko and outfielder Alex Rios won't play in Thursday's spring training opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

Spring Training Underway; Cubs Looking to Fill Holes
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- A year ago, there wasn't a lot of competition during spring training for the Chicago Cubs.

Blackhawks Beat Edmonton for Fifth Win in Six Games
CHICAGO (AP) -- Niklas Hjalmarsson, Dustin Byfuglien and Jonathan Toews scored in the third period to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Wednesday night for their fifth victory in six games.

Local Sports Roundup -- 3/2/10
Rock Island advances to the Class 3A Geneseo Regional championship game, Kewanee ends Rock Island Alleman's postseason run in the Class 2A Farmington Sectional semifinals, Lewistown beats Brimfield in the Class 1A Bushnell sectional semifinals.

#6 Ohio State Dumps Illinois; Illini NCAA Tournament Hopes Fading
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jon Diebler once again lit up Illinois from behind the arc, hitting seven 3-pointers for 21 points, to lead No. 6 Ohio State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday night that assured the Buckeyes of at least a share of the Big Ten title.

BIG TEN: Michigan Torches Minnesota
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- DeShawn Sims scored 23 points Tuesday night to help Michigan top Minnesota 83-55 in its home finale.

CSC Men's Basketball Players Sewell & Cunningham Named Arrowhead All-Conference
Carl Sandburg College men's basketball players Jeremy Sewell and Isiah Cunningham, both sophomores, have been named members of the Arrowhead Conference All-Conference Team.

Iowa Native Signs to Play Golf at CSC
A multi-sport athlete in high school in Iowa will spend the first two years of her college career playing golf at Carl Sandburg College.

Prairie Fire's Kozak Earns All-MWC Recognition
Knox College's Joe Kozak has been named to the All-Midwest Conference Men's Basketball team.

Scots Pair Named All-Midwest Conference
In a vote of the league's coaches, the Monmouth College women's and men's basketball teams landed one player each on the All-Midwest Conference team.

Local Sports Roundup -- 3/1/10
Genseo beats rival Sterling to advance to Class 3A regional semifinals, Class 1A and 2A boys basketball sectionals begin Tuesday night.

Atlanta Cruises Past Bulls; Deng & Noah Out
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marvin Williams scored 18 points, Josh Smith added 17 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 116-92 Monday night for their fourth win in five games.

Syracuse #1 for First Time in 20 Years
UNDATED (AP) -- Syracuse is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25, taking advantage of a weekend when the poll's top three teams lost.

Local Sports Schedule -- 3/1/10
High School boys basketball regional play begins Monday night; Class 3A and 4A girls basketball teams go for state berths during Monday night supersectionals.

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