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Local Sports 7/31/14

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Area youth golfers continue to tune up for the high school fall golf season with impressive performances at summer tournaments. The latest to play well is Silver Streak girls golfer Taylor Nesselroad. She finished in a tie for 5th place at the Illinois Girl’s Golf Championship yesterday in Champaign. Nesselroad shot a two-day total of 159. Other area golfers competing on the University of Illinois course included North Fulton’s Lexi Peterson, who finished at 163; and Galesburg’s Jordan Koehler, who checked in at 167.

The Illinois American Legion state baseball tournament continues into its’ second day, and Galesburg Post 285 is there looking for their 11th-straight win. Galesburg sneaked out a 10-9 win over Fairview Heights yesterday, and is playing Elk Grove today at the tourney in Arlington. Elk Grove defeated Mattoon in the day’s opening game 11-3. Elk Grove takes a mark of 25-and-7 into today’s matchup, while Galesburg is 34-and-15.


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