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Local Sports 6/17/14

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Former Galesburg Silver Streak and Knox College graduate Kelly Ricketts has been hired as the new head varsity volleyball coach at Knoxville. Kelly was an assistant last year under former coach Stacy Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, who did not teach in the district, did not have her contract renewed after a successful season this earlier this year. Ricketts hiring was made official by the Knoxville school board last night.

Legion

It’s an off day for the Galesburg Legion baseball team. Post 285 struggled in a road loss to Moline yesterday, falling 10-6. Drake Sykes had a home run for Galesburg, but Moline jumped out to a big lead with three runs in the second inning and four in the third. Next up for coach Steve Cheeseman’s team is a doubleheader tomorrow against Macomb at Knox College. The first game will start at 4pm.