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Local Sports 7/17/14

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The final round of the Galesburg All-City Women’s Golf Tournament will be played tomorrow at Soangetaha Country Club. Taylor Thompson continues to lead the event following yesterday’s second round at Bunker Links. Thompson fired a 5-under-par 68 to build a six-stroke lead over Taylor Nesselroad. Thompson’s 2-day total stands at 139, while Nesselroad’s 2-under-par 71 yesterday left her at 145. The rest of the field is left to fight for third place, as Jordan Kohler is 16 strokes off the lead at 160. Gail Hannam is fourth at 168, and Cheri Hosteng sits in fifth at 170.

The All-City men’s tourney begins tomorrow at Bunker Links.

Legion Baseball
The District 15 American Legion baseball tournament continues in Quincy today and tomorrow. Galesburg head coach Steve Cheeseman says it’s great to be able to play in cooler temperatures this year.

“We’re fortunate that it’s just been beautiful,” Cheesman said.  “We lot a lot of games this year with rain.  To have a period of time where we have just absolutely gorgeous summer weather is a plus for everybody.”
District Tournament play in the last few years has seen temperatures of 100-degrees, but this year daytime highs are in the 70’s and low 80’s. Post 285 carried a record of 27-15 into today’s action, and has done so without its’ top 2 starting pitchers–Peyton Isaacson and Carson Cheeseman. Cheesman has had some injuries, while Isaacson has been pitching with another team. The Galesburg Head Coach talked about it.

“Peyton has been off and on with this,” Cheesman said. “He’s been doing some things here to help himself in terms of some college looks and things like that.  That’s something our program has done, going back to Kyle Hunter and with a number of other players to give these kids the dual opportunity to experience what really good Legion baseball is, and also get to go to some of these tournaments where they can get some college looks as well.  It just hasn’t happened very often to where he’s been with his arm, that we can throw him.”

Isaacson, who will be a senior at Galesburg High School this fall, reportedly gave a verbal commitment this week to attend Coastal Carolina College.