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Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs. the Metamora Redbirds

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The GHS Silver Streaks girls beat the Metamora RedBirds tonight(11/19) 69-40. This makes the Streaks 2-0 for the season and the Thanksgiving Tournament so far while the RedBirds are now 0-2.

Lexi Daniels was the Dave’s Auto Body Crunch-Time Player of the Game with 23 pts., and 2 assists, steals, and rebounds. She was 6-15 for her 3’s.

The Streaks will be playing again tomorrow night in the Thanksgiving Tournament against the Illini West Chargers. Pre-game time is set for about 7:10 and tip off will take place around 7:40. You can catch the play by play as always on WGIL, WGIL.com or the TuneIn app from Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson.

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Interview: Lee Greenwood

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Country music star, Grammy and ACM award winner Lee Greenwood joined us on “Galesburg’s Morning News”. His huge hit “God Bless The USA” is part of the film shown by Homeland Security during the swearing in of new citizens. Lee has a new cd out entitled “I Want To Be In Your World”. He has authored several books, most recently the children’s book “Proud To Be An American” which was released earlier this year.

Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs. East Peoria Raiders

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In their first game of the Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament, the GHS girls basketball team beat East Peoria, 60-35. The Silver Streaks play again in the tournament Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and then a Western Big 6 match-up next Tuesday against United Township.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs Canton, Michigan, Chiefs

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The GHS Silver Streaks football team lost to the Canton, Michigan, Chiefs today, 35-14. This will end a very well fought season for the Streaks with their season record ending at 4-5. Brad and Jim will be back with you for boys basketball the day before Thanksgiving for the start of the basketball season.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs. Quincy Blue Devils

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Here is a recap of tonight’s game courtesy of WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz:

“On a night of pendulum swings, that created for some exciting football at Quincy, the last pendulum swung in the favor of the Blue Devils who defeated the Galesburg Silver Streaks 35-32. With one week remaining in the regular season Galesburg is still seeking that elusive 5th victory that would make them play-off eligible for the IHSA play-offs. Quincy goes to 5-3 with their own victory, they are play-off eligible and they and the Silver Streaks finish at 3-2 tied for second with Moline in the Western Big 6, which was won by the Rock Island Rocks after a 15-14 win over Alleman.

“The offensive star of the night for the Silver Streaks was Nick Myler, we had him for 22 carries for 261yds and 5 touchdowns. Some key missed extra points put the Silver Streaks in a hole, they turned it over twice, and they had some costly penalties in the game that allowed Quincy to prevail by the 35-32 final. The home team has won in this head-to-head series each of the last 11 seasons and the last 5 games have come right down to the wire decided by overtime or 3pts or 2pts. So the rivalry is alive and well but Quincy gets the better of the Silver Streaks and for the moment keeps them out of play-off eligibility 35-32.”

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GHS Silver Streaks Vs. Rock Island Rocks

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Here is a recap of tonight’s game courtesy of WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz:

“Everything looked well for the Galesburg Silver Streaks who had a 21-14 lead over the Rock Island Rocks at halftime and scored on their first possession of the second half to take a 28-14 lead. But then the Rocks stormed back, scoring 21 consecutive points and the defense shut down Galesburg, which the Rocks were unable to do in the first half, eventually took a 35-28 lead. Galesburg responded with a scoring drive to tie the game at 35, DeAndre Moren ran in a 33yd touchdown that tied it up at 35, but the Rocks, again, came back. With 3:40 to go in the game, Rock Island put together a 14 play scoring drive that covered 64yds and a 9yd touchdown pass put them up 41-35 and left the Streaks with only 12 seconds to run the kick-off back, and eventually 6.5 seconds to run their only play from scrimmage, which was a pass completion to Nick Myler but the Streaks got only about 25yds of the 74 they needed to have a chance to tie the game.

“So Galesburg loses a heart breaker at home to Rock Island 41-35. Both the Rocks and the Streaks are now 3-1 in the Western Big 6 with a 1 game lead over Moline, Quincy, and Alleman with 1 week to play. And Galesburg, Rock Island, and Quincy are all 4-3 overall with playoff implications on the line, especially when the Streaks travel down to Quincy next Friday night. But Rock Island is in the driver’s seat with both teams tied at 3-1, but the Rocks defeated Galesburg, they have advantage of the tie-breaker. Sophomores also lost 26-7. It was just a tough night overall for the Galesburg football program as the Varsity drops it 41-35.”

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