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Local Sports 6/23/14

WGIL Newsroom . Local Sports 301

The Galesburg American Legion baseball team is scheduled to be back on its’ home field this evening, after spending the weekend at the Wheaton Tournament. Post 285 finished the tourney with a mark of 3-and-2, after defeating Elk Grove yesterday 8-to-4. Galesburg’s overall record stands at 12-5, as they get set to play Geneseo at 5pm, weather permitting.

Galesburg’s Josh Eiker was among several Silver Streaks who competed at the USA Track & Field, Illinois Junior Olympic meet over the weekend. Eiker won the 100 meter dash for his age group, narrowly missing the meet record. His time also bettered Kyle Thierry’s school record of 10.74 seconds. Eiker also dominated the 200 meter dash, setting a new record in the prelims, then breaking it in the final at 21.36 seconds. The Silver Streak runner has also been invited to run in the USA Track and Field Outdoor National meet in Eugene, Oregon.

The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team continues to stockpile area players. The most recent athlete to sign with the Chargers is 6-foot, 5-inch forward Dakota Nagel from Abingdon-Avon High School. Nagel averaged eight rebounds and five blocked shots per game last year with the Tornadoes. Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle called Nagel “a tremendous athlete who can block shots from anywhere on the floor.”

A pair of softball players from the Galva-Williamsfield team have received all-state recognition. Sophomore shortstop Makayla Wood was named second team all-state, while Senior pitcher Emma Corkill received third team all-state honors. Wood batted .579 this past season for the Lady Bombers, while Corkill posted a 2.08 earned run average and struck out 141 batters. Both girls are playing summer ball with teams in the Quad Cities.


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