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Interview: Crystal Wilson, Christy Wingo/Shave For The Brave-Bags And Bands

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Bags and Bands

The ‘Shave For The Brave’ organization is sponsoring a fundraising event called ‘Bags And Bands’.

‘Shave For The Brave’ is an organization that raises money for the Quad Cities Honor Flight. The Honor Flight sends WWII and Korean War veterans as well as terminally ill Vietnam vet to Washington DC to see all of the respective war memorials. Crystal Wilson and Christy Wingo joined us to talk about the organization and the event on the WGIL Morning News.

Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs. United Township

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SpotLight-GHS-Sports-BBallThe Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls lost to the United Township Panthers tonight 39-36. This makes the Streaks 17-2 for the season and 3-2 in the conference while the Panthers are now 15-3 in their season and 3-2 in the conference. The girls won’t play again until next Thursday January 15th against Alleman, with a pre-game time set for 6:06pm and the tip scheduled to take place at 6:30. You can catch the play by play with Erik Gibson and Tom Meredith on WGIL, WGIL.com, or the TuneIn app.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Boys Basketball vs. Dunlap

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SpotLight-GHS-Sports-BBallThe GHS Silver Streaks boys basketball team beat the Dunlap Eagles tonight 62-50. This makes the Streaks boys 17-0 for the season, extending the School’s new all time record for starting win/loss record. Dunlap falls to 5-9 for their season. The boys will not be playing again for quite a while. Their next game isn’t until Friday January 16th at home against Rock Island with a pre-game set for 7:06 here on WGIL and the tip set for 7:30 with play by play from Brad Benewitz and Jim Lee.

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High School and College Basketball Today on WGIL

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SpotLight-GHS-Sports-BBallThe Silver Streaks Boys, missing two crucial players, managed to keep their winning streak alive tonight as they beat out the Geneseo Maple Leafs 70 – 54. This puts the GHS boys 16 – 0 which is the best start in school history so congratulations to them. The Silver Streaks Boys try to make it 17 – 0 as they play again on Tuesday night at John Thiel Gymnasium against Dunlap to start the MLK Classic. You can catch all GHS Basketball action on WGIL, WGIL.com, and TuneIn.


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GHS Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs Salem @ Mattoon Holiday Tournament

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The GHS Silver Streaks girls beat Salem tonight 68-52 at the championship game of the Mattoon Holiday Tournament. The girls will be playing again Saturday afternoon against Normal West with a pre-game scheduled for 1:10 and tip off set for 1:30. Tune in and catch the play by play from Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson on WGIL, WGIL.com, or the TuneIn app.

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GHS Silver Streaks Boys vs Taylorville @ Taylorville Holiday Tournament

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The GHS Silver Streak boys beat the Taylorville Tornadoes tonight 69-57 after a long, well fought battle with Taylorville. The Streaks had already secured their victory in this tournament before this game but end it 5-0. This makes the Streaks 15-0 for their season so far. 15-0 is a fantastic start to the season for any team, but for Galesburg it’s much more than just a nice looking win/loss record. This is the best record the GHS boys have had since their ’58-’59 team had a 14-0 start. So mega kudos to the boys and here’s hoping this is only the beginning of a wonderful year for the Galesburg Silver Streaks boys. Their next game is set for Saturday night against Geneseo with a pre-game time of 7:10 and a tip off set for 7:30. Tune in to catch the play by play from Brad Benewitz and Jim Lee on WGIL, WGIL.com, and the TuneIn app.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs Salem Wildcats @ the Mattoon Holiday Tournament

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Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson have the championship game action at 7:06 for the pregame and and 7:30 for the tip on WGIL, WGIL.com, and the TuneIn Radio App.  Meantime, the Galesburg Boys play Taylorville at the Taylorville Holiday Tournament, with a scheduled 8pm tipoff.  You can hear that game on 92.7 FM The Laser beginning at approximately 7:40pm.

GHS Boys Basketball vs Mt. Zion at the Taylorville Holiday Tournament

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The Galesburg High School Boys Basketball team defeated Mt. Zion today, 74—61. The Silver Streaks are now 14-and-0 on the season. Joe Williams scored a career-high 35 points for the Silver Streaks, before leaving the game with an injury. Their next opponent in the Taylorville Holiday Tournament will be the host Taylorville tonight. Our pre-game coverage begins at 7:06 this evening on WLSR, 92.7FM, the LASER.