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Local Sports Roundup 4/1/12
Big wins and records for GHS teams on Saturday.
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Big Comeback Leads KU to Win Over Ohio State
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to rally the Jayhawks past Ohio State 64-62 in the Final Four.
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Kentucky's Defense Comes Up Big Against Louisville
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The highlight packages will be full of Anthony Davis' one-hand jam off an alley-oop pass and a couple of his hook shots -- including one with his non-shooting hand -- but what got Kentucky to its 11th national championship game was defense.
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Blackhawks Down Predators to Clinch Playoff Spot
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Brent Seabrook scored at 8:19 of the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks clinched a playoff berth Saturday night by beating the Nashville Predators 5-4 after blowing a 4-0 lead.
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Blue Jackets Knock Off Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- R.J. Umberger scored twice, rookie goalie Allen York made it three wins in three career starts and the Columbus Blue Jackets made St. Louis need some help to clinch the Central division, knocking off the Blues 5-2 on Saturday night.
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Nationals Lose to Cardinals
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched four innings in his tuneup to start on opening day for the Washington Nationals in a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
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Pujols Homers as Angels and Cubs Tie
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols homered for the second straight day and the Los Angeles Angels played to a 3-all tie with the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings Saturday.
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Danks Sharp in Final Spring Start for White Sox
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- John Danks was sharp in his final outing before starting on opening day, pitching six innings for the Chicago White Sox on Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
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Kahne Wins Pole at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Kasey Kahne is the first two-time pole winner of the season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after he posted the fastest lap in qualifying Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.
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GALESBURG WINS THE STREAKS INVITATIONAL
VARSITY BASEBALL

GALESBURG- 6

ALLEMAN- 4


Local Sports Roundup 3/31/12
Several high-scoring affairs Friday in local sports.
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Deng, Noah Lead Bulls Past Pistons
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 20 points, Joakim Noah added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 83-71 on Friday night.
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Like it or Not, Pressure is On for Kentucky to Win
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The pressure is everywhere for Kentucky to win a national title. Except in the locker room.
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Sullinger and Thomas Peaking for Buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jared Sullinger's decision to return gave Ohio State a boost. Deshaun Thomas' emergence as a scoring threat has taken some of the weight off his teammate's shoulders.
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Lohse Pitches, Hits Cardinals to Victory
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Lohse allowed an unearned run and three hits in six innings and singled in a run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday.
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2-Run Triple For Dodgers in Win Over Cubs
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Dee Gordon had a two-run triple in the seventh inning, leading a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad past the Chicago Cubs 6-3 Friday.
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Royals Topple White Sox
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Sean O'Sullivan threw five hitless innings and Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 Friday night.
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Car Accident Shelves Sinise for Martinsville Visit
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Officials with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation say actor Gary Sinise has postponed a benefit concert by his Lt. Dan Band in Martinsville after being involved in a car accident as a passenger.
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GHS 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced
FIRST REPORTED 11:54am 3/29/12 The newest class of inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame have been announced.
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Illinois Hires Ohio's John Groce as Head Coach
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has made it official: John Groce is the new men's basketball coach of the Illini.
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Mercer Beats Utah State 70-67 for CIT Title
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Travis Smith came off the bench to score 17 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 90 seconds left, and Mercer won the CollegeInsider.com Tournament by beating Utah State 70-67 on Wednesday night.
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Women's Final Four Arguably Strongest Ever
DENVER (AP) -- For the first time since 1989, all four top seeds reached the NCAA women's Final Four.
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Graves Helps East Girls Win McDonald's Game
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bashaara Graves made a game-winning free throw with less than a second left and the East beat the West 79-78 in the McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday.
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Undecided Muhammad Leads West to McDonald's Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added 18 and the West beat the East 106-102 in the McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday night.
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Dennis Rodman Back in Court Over Child Support
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) -- Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been told he could face up to 20 days in jail unless he pays some $860,000 in child support.
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Deng's 3-pointers Lead Bulls Past Hawks 98-77
ATLANTA (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 22 points and led a flurry of 3-pointers as the Chicago Bulls won another game on the road, blowing out the Atlanta Hawks 98-77 on Wednesday night.
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Bears Agree to 1-year Deal with Thomas
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears and receiver Devin Thomas have agreed to a one-year contract.
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Wainwright Uneven in Cardinals' Win Over Tigers
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright struggled for 4 2-3 innings Wednesday in his final tuneup against big league hitters as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5.
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AP Source: Ohio's Groce Hired at Illinois
FIRST REPORTED 10:00am 3/29/12 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- An official at the University of Illinois is confirming that the school has hired Ohio coach John Groce as its next men's basketball coach.
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Dodgers Reach Deal with Magic Johnson Group
NEW YORK (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten.
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