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Local Sports 8/25/14

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The prospects of the Moline Maroons football team finding a replacement game for Friday night never materialized, so the Western Big 6 game between Galesburg and Moline will be played if the teacher’s strike is resolved by midweek. Moline athletic director Todd Rosenthal and first-year head coach Matt Woods both said this morning that they are looking forward to seeing the Silver Streaks come to town Friday night. The Streaks will have the required number of practices in to satisfy IHSA requirements, so all that’s left is to take care of the pesky teacher’s strike issue, and have students in attendance by Friday, to allow the game to happen. If it does, we’ll have the game here on WGIL from Browning Field in Moline.

GHS Cancellations
The latest round of cancellations for other sports at GHS were announced today. Athletic Director Ralph Henning sent out notices today that the girls golf match at Mercer County, the boys golf at ISU, and the boys soccer game against Geneseo set for tomorrow have been called off. There will, however, be a “meet the Streaks” night for the soccer team this Thursday at the Knox County YMCA from 6-to-8pm.

Knox Wrestling Coach
Knox College is once again in the market for a head wrestling coach. It was announced this morning at Joe Norton has taken to wrestling job at his alma mater–North Central College in Naperville. Norton was at Knox for just one season. Athletic Director Chad Eisele at Knox says a national search for a new wrestling coach has been initiated.

Monmouth Quarterback
Former Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney is reportedly on the market again. Tanney was cut over the weekend by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tanney has spent time with four NFL teams, including the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns last season. There is a chance that he could still make Tampa’s practice squad if he doesn’t sign with another team.