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Local Sports 5/30/14

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UPDATED 1:45pm  

The Galesburg High School doubles tennis team of Kyce Stewart and Jackson Wetherbee lost in two straight matches in the IHSA State Boys Tennis finals at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights on Thursday. Stewart and Wetherbee fell to Scott Cristian and Connor O’Kelly of Lake Forest, 6-1 and 6-0 in their opening match.
Stewart and Wetherbee also lost 6-0, 6-1, to Christian Angelos and Jake Richards of Oak Park/River Forest in the consolation bracket match.

Boys Baseball:
The Ridgewood boys baseball team will play conference rival West Prairie at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow for the 1A sectional championship. That game will be played at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Ridgewood is now 23-5 on the season. West Prairie is 11-21.
Ridgewood, the Alwood/Cambridge Co-Op, defeated Galva-Williamsfield 3-1 in the Class 1A sectional semifinals at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. West Prairie of Sciota beat Roanoke Benson 2-0 behind pitcher Grant Bland, who had 14 strikeouts.

Alleman will play Geneseo for the Class 3A regional championship tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m at Illinois Valley High School in Chillicothe. Alleman defeated Chillocothe IVC on Wednesday, 4-1. Geneseo beat Galesburg on Wednesday.

Boys Track:
Knoxville’s Michael Randall made the finals in the long jump at the IHSA’s Class 1A State Track meet yesterday in Charleston with a jump of 21′ .05″. Knoxville’s 4 by 200 relay team also qualified for tomorrow’s finals with a time of 1:31.7. Colton Palmer, Evan Anderson, Frank Hillier and Michael Randall make up the relay team.
Bushnell-Prairie City’s pole vaulter, Koty Groutage, jumped 13′ 6″ qualified for the finals.
ROWVA High School 4 by 400 relay team, which was seeded number one, failed to qualify for the finals, finishing 10th.
GHS Track:
The Galesburg High School boys track team has had a very good opening day at the the IHSA State Class 2A Track Meet at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium in Charleston.
Tevin Taylor will has qualified for the finals in both the long jump and triple jump. The Streaks 4 by 100 meter and the 4 by 200 meter relay teams both qualified for the finals sophomore Josh Eiker qualified for the finals in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Eiker had the fastest qualifying time in the 200 and set a new Class 2A meet record with a time of 21.28 seconds. The lone setback came in the pole vault as Ryan Osborne failed to move on.   Not only will the Streaks be competing for medals in their events tomorrow, they will also be competing to bring home a team trophy.

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