Galesburg's Furrow to swim at state; Streaks get All-WB6 honors
GALESBURG — Freshman Lily Furrow will represent Galesburg High School at the IHSA girls state swim meet this weekend after winning the 50 freestyle at the Pekin Sectional on Saturday.
Furrow was clocked at personal best 24.51 seconds in the event.
The Silver Streaks finished third in the team standings behind Moline and Dunlap.
"I see some room for improvement for next week, so I hope that's a good thing" said GHS coach Ray VanHootegem.
"She had a real good relay split so I know she can."
Furrow swam legs on the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay, which both took second places at the meet. Her teammates were Kylie Tapper, Allie Warren and Olivia Owen.
Furrow also took second in the 100 butterfly.
None of the second place times met qualifying standards for state.
The single class state meet will be held in Westmont this weekend.
Cantarini 101st at state cross country meet
Silver Streaks junior Dominic Cantarini finished 101st among almost 300 runners at the IHSA Class 2A boys state cross country meet on Saturday.
Cantarini posted a 3-mile time of 17:03.94 minutes on a wet, windy day.
Junior Dylon Nalley of Marion was individual champion at 14:44.22.
"I thought he did a good job in sub-optimal conditions with rain, wind and mud," said GHS coach Chad Thompson.
"He showed some real toughness. He went out and did his absolute best. I couldn't be happier on the year he put together. It really sets him up for track and for a great senior year."
WB6 honors 3 volleyball
Junior Kiarra Kilgore, who played all around for the Silver Streaks, earned a second-team selection as right-side hitter on the All-Western Big 6 volleyball team announced last week. She led the team in assists for the season.
Earning an honorable mention spot was senior outside hitter Capre Ferguson, who led the team in kills.
Also getting an honorable mention was outside hitter Tayler Raska, one of the Streaks top passers in the back row.
3 football players get All-WB6 spots
On an All-WB6 team dominated by league champion Moline, three GHS players earned All-WB6 recognition last week.
Junior kicker Sam Satisky was voted a second team selection and senior defensive linemen Treyson Hardges and Carter Clary earned honorable mentions to the team.
"Sam has done everything we've asked of him, he got the short stick at the conference meeting I think," said Streaks coach Derrek Blackwell.
"He's made ever PAT for two years and only missed three field goals and they were all over 40 yards."
"Hardges was a first year varsity starter, he had some medical setbacks the last couple of years but after he was cleared to play, we're glad he did. He was a force up front.
"Clary was just going to work to play basketball and he worked into great basketball shape. That worked into making him a great defensive end."