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Galesburg Silver Streaks Boys Basketball vs Rock Island Alleman

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SpotLight-GHS-Sports-BBallThe GHS Silver Streaks beat the Rock Island Alleman Pioneers 76-38 for the opening game of the Western Big 6 conference season. The Streaks remain undefeated for this season so far at 6-0 and the Pioneers are now 2-4 for the season. The Streaks boys will have tomorrow off but the Girls will be playing against Dunlap with a pre-game starting at 1:10 with play by play on WGIL and WGIL.com with Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson. The boys next game will not be until next Friday the 12th against Moline.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs Moline

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The GHS girls basketball team dominated the Moline Maroons in a Western Big 6 match-up tonight at John Thiel Gym. Final score, 59-30. The Silver Streaks girls are now 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Western Big 6. Shayli Florine was named the Dave’s Auto Body Crunch Time Player of the Game for her strong play in the 2nd half, including a total of 17 points and 13 rebounds.

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2014 GHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Galesburg Silver StreaksThe members of the 2014 class of the Galesburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted Saturday afternoon.

The class 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 induction ceremony took place in the GHS Auditorium.  You can listen to the ceremony in its entirety here:


Galesburg Silver Streaks Boys Basketball vs Peoria Notre Dame at the Thanksgiving Tournament

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The GHS Silver Streaks Boys beat the Peoria Notre Dame Irish 65-42 to improve their record to 4-0. The Streaks will play again tonight against Pekin with the pregame set for 7:40 PM and tip-off at 8.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Boys Basketball vs Limestone at the Thanksgiving Tournament

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The Silver Streaks boys got their 2nd win in the Thanksgiving Tournament at John Thiel Gym by handily beating Limestone, 73-46. It’s the first time Galesburg has beat Limestone since the 1997-98 season.  The Streaks next game in the tournament is tonight at 7:30 PM against East Peoria. Brad Bennewitz and Jim Lee will bring you all of the action starting with the pregame at 7:06 PM on WGIL and wgil.com.

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Interview: Bob Bradley, political science professor emeritus Illinois State University

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Bob Bradley

Political Science Professor Emeritus from Illinois State University, Bob Bradley, joined us on the WGIL Morning News.

Bob Bradley is a retired political science professor and constitutional scholar. We discussed the latest on immigration reform, the pension situation in Illinois and touched on the grand jury in Ferguson, MO.

Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball @ Rock Island Alleman

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The GHS Silver Streaks girls beat the Alleman Pioneers 54-48 for the Western Big Six opener, making them 1-0 in the Western Big Six conference. After the Thanksgiving tournament and the opener, the girls sit at 5-0 for the season so far. This bodes very well for the girls this season. The Streaks will play again Saturday against Peoria Christian with the pre-game set to get going at around 6:10 and the tip-off set for 6:30. There will be a boys basketball game following that at 8:00 against Pekin in the boys’ Thanksgiving Tournament. Be sure to catch the girls play by play with Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson and the boys with Brad Benewitz and Jim Lee on 1400am WGIL or WGIL.com.

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