It’s back to the diamond late this afternoon for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as Post 285 plays a doubleheader against Milan at Sherrard High School. Galesburg has a mark of 14-and-5 prior to today’s action, as the team tunes up for the Washington Tournament this weekend.
Amanda Shumaker of Galesburg and Tamara Parks of Kirkwood competed in New Jersey at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. Shumaker was a part of the bowling team, and received a silver medal for both the doubles and team event, and placed sixth in singles. Parks was a gold medal winner in swimming, taking the top spot in the 25-yard breaststroke and the 4×25-yard medley relay. Parks also was a silver medalist in the 50-yard butterfly and the 50-yard freestyle.