Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Jan. 15th, 2018



The A-Town and West Central boys took part in the Jerseyville Regionals. The A-Town Tornadoes will move on to the Mt. Vernon Sectionals by placing 3rd as a team on Saturday with a pinfall total of 5727. West Central placed 9th as a team. Alton was the Regional champs. Individually, Nate Simpson was 2nd overall with a 6-game series of 1271, for an average of 212 per game. Colyn Crane led West Central with an 1116 total for a 206 average. Alan Rodgers from Monmouth-Roseville competed as an individual and finished 19th overall with an 1126.

The A-Town Lady Tornadoes placed 3rd in the Galesburg Silver Streak Invite at Northgate Lanes in Galesburg on Saturday. Amber Stevenson set a school record with a high game of 247 and a 3-game series of 625. She had a 6-game total of 1121. Galesburg was the varsity and junior varsity team champs.


The Monmouth-Roseville and Knoxville wrestling teams both wrestled in the Kewanee Invitational on Saturday. Monmouth-Roseville was 8th as a team, while Knoxville was 6th. Martin Arteaga earned a 2nd place and Jared Bolon clamied a 3rd place individually for Monmouth-Roseville. Brandon Parrish and Reuben Cantu both got 2nd in their weight divisions.

Girls Basketball

The Lincoln Trail Conference got their girls tournament underway. The United Red Storm dropped a pair of games to Wethersfield, 49-25, and Princeville 61-24. Carly Thompson led United with eight points in the first game and Courtney Hinton led the Red Storm with seven against Princeville. The West Central Heat were winners over ROWVA 42-23. Corinne Booton and Mady Reed both scored nine points to lead the Heat.

The Galesburg Silver Streak girls split a pair of road games on Saturday in the MLK Tournament. The Streaks lost to Providence 59-56 but bounced back to win the nightcap against Minooka 66-63.

The Monmouth-Roseville Titan girls got back on the floor on Saturday night for the first time since December 30th and were back at home for the first time since December 14th as they hosted Ft. Madison, Iowa. The Titans led wire-to-wire, getting a 46-36 win over the Bloodhounds. Carly Gillen led all scorers with 20 points. Cora Neal chipped in with 11.

Boys Basketball

The Galesburg Silver Streak boys basketball team were blown out by Moline on Friday night but bounced back to get two wins on Saturday in their Martin Luther King Tournament. The Streaks beat Minooka 48-42 in the afternoon and then gutted out a 56-51 victory over Maine South in the evening. Khalil Hodge led Galesburg in scoring in both games with 14 and 16 points respectively. The Silver Streaks are still alive for a tournament championship but will need two wins today. They will take on Peoria Central at 10:30 and Dunlap at 7:00 tonight. Both games are at John Thiel Gym in Galesburg.

Swimming and Diving

The Galesburg High School boys swimming team finished ninth in the Burlington Grayhound Invite on Saturday. Moline was the team champs, with Pleasant Valley taking second. Galesburg’s Drew Giles was 2nd in the 100 yard breaststroke to lead the Silver Streak swimmers.

Junior High

The 7th and 8th grade boys junior high Prairieland Conference basketball tournament started on Saturday. Both Monmouth-Roseville teams got wins to send them to the semi-finals tomorrow night. The Titan 7th graders beat Sherrard 42-23 behind 21 points from Max Cole. They will play the second-seeded Rockridge Rockets at Monmouth-Roseville High School tomorrow night at 6:45. The first semi-final will match the top-seed Mercer County Golden Eagles against Knoxville. The Monmouth-Roseville 8th grade defeated Orion in their first round matchup on Saturday morning. Ten different Titans got into the scoring column in this one, led by Michael Mendoza’s 11 points. Monmouth-Roseville will play 2nd seeded Mercer County at the Junior High in Roseville at 6:45. The first semi-final of the night features top-seed Rockridge vs. Knoxville. The championship games are set for Wednesday night at Monmouth-Roseville Junior High with the 7th grade at 6:00 and the 8th grade game starting at 7:15.

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