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Galesburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced

WGIL Newsroom . Local Sports 111

Galesburg Silver StreaksThe next class of inductees into the Galesburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame was announced Wednesday afternoon.

The list for 2014 includes: Robb Long from the class of 1980; Jeremy Pickrel from the class of 2001; Kyle Hunter from the class of 2008; and Greg Whittle from the class of 2009. This year’s “veterans class” includes: Jack Whitman from 1949; Duane White from 1958; and Roland McDougald from 1968. The “friend of GHS athletics” inductee will be former WGIL Station Manager Roger Coleman of Galesburg.

Plus, the Hall of Fame committee voted to have a one-time induction for all the remaining GHS teams that have earned state trophies, including: the 1912 and 1931 boys basketball teams; the 1971 boys golf team; the 2000 and 2001 girls basketball teams; and the 1971 boys golf team.

The manner in which the induction ceremony is to be held will change this year. Rather than conducting the lengthy program between games at the Thanksgiving basketball tournament, there will be an induction banquet held on Friday, November 28th. A brief public acknowledgement will be still be scheduled for the following night at Thiel Gymnasium during the tournament games.