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Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs. Moline Maroons

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SpotLight-GHS-Sports-FootBaThe GHS Silver Streaks beat the Moline Maroons 21-14 for Galesburg’s Homecoming game that took two day to complete. Last night around 8:30 with the game tied at 7 with 7:36 left in the half, there was a lightning delay that ultimately resulted in the postponement of the game until 1pm today(9/19). After holding the tie through to halftime Galesburg pulled ahead early in the 3rd quarter to lead 14-7 only to have Moline catch up shortly after and tie it once again at 14. Galesburg then got a 3rd and final touchdown in the 4th quarter bringing their lead to 21-14. However, with 5 minutes left in the game, Moline had plenty of time to tie it up and possibly send the game into overtime. That thought was cut short when Fernando Diaz caught the game ending interception with just 3:26 left to play. Galesburg held onto the ball for the final 3 and a half minutes and got their first win at home for the season. This brings them to 2-2 for the season and 1-0 in the conference. Moline is now 1-3 for the season and 0-1 in the conference. Galesburg will be playing again next Friday against United Township with a pre-game time set for 7:06 and kick off scheduled to go about 7:30. You can tune in and catch all the action on 93.7FM and 1400AM WGIL, WGIL.com, or the TuneIn app with play by play from Brad Bennewitz and Jim Lee.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs. Marion Wildcats

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The GHS Silver Streaks boys football team lost to the Marion Wild Cats this afternoon(9/12) 26-24. This makes the Streaks 1-2 for the season while the Wild Cats move up to 2-1. The Streaks will be playing again next Friday night against the Moline Maroons for homecoming. Pre-game for that is scheduled to take place at 7:06 with a kick off time of 7:30. You can catch all the action on 93.7FM 1400AM WGIL, WGIL.com, or the TuneIn app with a play by play from Brad Bennewitz and Jim Lee.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Football @ LaSalle-Peru Cavaliers

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Here is a recap of tonight’s(9/04) game courtesy of Brad Bennewitz:

                     “Galesburg High School compiled nearly 500 yards in total offense in a 49 – 8 win at LaSalle-Peru tonight (9/04/15) to even their record for the season at 1-1. DeAndre Moren was the rushing star of the night, 24 carries for 325 yards and two touchdowns, but Nick Myler also had a couple of touchdown runs. Fernando Diaz and Jacob Ross had touchdown runs as well. And Ross also found Jacob Carl on a pass reception for the 7th touchdown of the night as Galesburg found continuous clock with 11 minutes left in the game and cruised to their first win of the season.

                      “Silver Streaks now wrap up their non-conference schedule, at least the prior to the Western Big 6 as they take on Marion at home next Saturday at Van Dyke Field. It’ll be a 2 o’clock kick off and our pre-game next Saturday will come your way at about 1:30pm here on WGIL. Again, Galesburg wins it big, evens the record at 1-1 on the season, meanwhile the freshman lost the prior game 32-22. The Sophomores play LaSalle-Peru tomorrow(9/05).”

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Local Area High School Football Scoreboard

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All scores listed here are finals

Galesburg 49 – LaSalle-Peru 8

United 61 – River Valley 0

Ridgewood 28 – North Fulton 16

Stark County 47 – Lewistown 8

Mid-County 46 – B/PC-West Prairie 20

Tolono Unity 36 – Monmouth-Roseville 8

A-Town 62 – West Central 28

Annawan-Wethersfield 28 – Elmwood-Brimfield 21

Antioch 30 – Moline 6

Mercer County 26 – Farmington 20

Edwardsville 30 – Rock Island 10

Metamora 21 – Alleman 15

Local Area Football Final Scoreboard

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All scores listed are final

Dunlap 17 – Galesburg 14

Stark County 46 – Knoxville 6

United 30 – A-Town 14

Elmwood 36 – Mercer County 12

Mid County 60 – River Valley 0

Peoria Heights 40 – Ridgewood 34

LaSalle Peru 28 – United Township 18

Alleman 40 – Lake Forest Academy 22

Rock Island 34 – Alton 6

Joliet West 30 – Moline 15

Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs. the Dunlap Eagles

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Mistakes by an inexperienced Galesburg Football team helped Dunlap come away from the home opener at Van Dyke Field with a 17-14 win over the Silver Streaks. The Eagles scored on the second play from scrimmage, a 69yd touchdown run by Hunter Mitchell, to take an early 7-0 lead over Galesburg. The Streaks cam back with a 52yd touchdown run by DeAndre Moren to tie the game at 7, but then right before halftime Galesburg muffed a punt, Dunlap recovered on downs inside the 20yd line but despite no time outs remaining, Dunlap was able to score in those final 40 seconds on a 2yd touchdown pass from quarterback Harlen Mitchell to Charlie Mangeri and that gave the Eagles a 14-7 lead at halftime. A 67yd catch and run from Jacob Ross to Moren helped the Streaks tie the game at 14, and then the Streaks could have taken a lead in the 4th quarter but missed a 22yd field goal. Dunlap came back and hit a wind aided 40yd field goal with just over 4 1/2 minutes left in the game and that ended up being the difference 17-14. Silver Streaks freshman were winners 28-14 in the opening game, and the sophomores will play at Dunlap tomorrow (8/29), meanwhile the varsity gets ready to head to LaSalle Peru next week after the Cavaliers, despite going winless last year, opened with a 28-14 win over United Township tonight (8/28). Kick-off time is set for 7:30pm with a pregame of 7:06pm with play by play from Brad Bennewitz and Jim Lee on 93.7FM and 1400Am WGIL, WGIL.com, or the TuneIn app!


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2015 GHS Football Schedule

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FRIDAY 28TH  VS. DUNLAP DUNLAP 17     GHS 14 audio-icon
SATURDAY  12TH VS. MARION MARION 26     GHS 24 audio-icon
 FRIDAY  18TH VS. MOLINE (homecoming) GHS 21     MOLINE 14 audio-icon
 FRIDAY  25TH VS. UNITED TOWNSHIP GHS 49     UT 0 audio-icon
 FRIDAY 2ND  AT ALLEMAN CATHOLIC GHS 21     Alleman 0 audio-icon
 FRIDAY 9TH VS. ROCK ISLAND Rock Island 41     GHS 35 audio-icon
 FRIDAY 16TH  AT QUINCY Quincy 35     GHS 32 audio-icon
 SATURDAY 24TH VS. CANTON, MICHIGAN Canton 35     GHS 14 audio-icon

Cavaliers End The Bulls Season In Game 6 Blowout


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CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and the Cleveland Cavaliers still beat the Chicago Bulls 94-73 on Thursday night to clinch their Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.

Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points and Tristan Thompson added 13 points and 17 rebounds to help the Cavaliers advance to the conference final for the first time since 2009 even though their superstar played like a mere mortal and their All-Star point guard hobbled to the locker room in the first half.

Despite all that, Cleveland is right where it expected to be after James decided to come home from Miami and return to his first team. The Cavaliers didn’t expect to get there like this, though — with Kevin Love suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in the opening round and Irving trying to gut through problems with both legs.

Cavaliers Hold Off Bulls In A Heated Game 5


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CLEVELAND (AP) — With the “Big 3” reduced to the “Banged-Up 2,” LeBron James again showed why he’s Cleveland’s one and only.

James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago’s charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the Bulls on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their testy Eastern Conference semifinal.

Showing no ill effects from a sprained left ankle, James added 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks and didn’t have a turnover in 41 minutes to ensure the Cavs will again play at home this season. The four-time league MVP was locked in from the start, imposing his will on a game the Cavaliers had to have.

“I commend him for putting us on his back,” Irving said.

Cleveland can wrap up the best-of-seven series and advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 with a win in Game 6 on Thursday night back at United Center in Chicago, where the teams exchanged buzzer-beating victories last weekend.

The drama wasn’t quite as high in Game 5, but it was close and it was intense.

Jimmy Butler scored 29 and Mike Dunleavy 19 for Chicago. Derrick Rose scored 16, 12 in the first quarter, but the star guard shot just 2 of 15 in the final three quarters and aggravated a shoulder “stinger” he sustained in Game 1.

Fueled by an altercation that led to the ejection of Chicago’s Taj Gibson, the Cavs led 90-73 with 6:09 left and then had to hold off a furious comeback by the Bulls, who got within 101-99 on Butler’s 3-pointer with 1:18 left.

Cleveland, though, got a huge offensive rebound by Iman Shumpert before Irving, playing with surprising speed and agility on a sprained right foot and sore left knee, made four free throws in the final 17 seconds.

James, though, was the difference — as usual. After a few un-LeBron-like performances in which he was sloppy with the ball, James had his first error-free game this season.

“Yay!” he joked, feigning surprise. “No turnovers! That was the first stat I was looking at after the game. I was trying to be efficient for my teammates and I was very efficient.”

The Bulls were missing big man Pau Gasol, who sat out his second straight game with a strained left hamstring and didn’t sound confident before Game 5 that he’d be ready by Thursday.

They also played the final 10:25 without Gibson, ejected for kicking Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova. Gibson shoved Dellavedova to the floor and then kicked the scrappy backup, who angered the Bulls forward by clamping his legs around Gibson’s. Players on both teams exchanged shoves and pushes before the officials got things under control.

Gibson could be facing further discipline from the league, and Dellavedova, too, might get slapped for his role.

“I was surprised (to be ejected),” Gibson said. “I really just tried to release my foot because as soon as I got up off the ground, I just felt somebody tugging on my leg.”

James was on the bench for the fracas and made sure none of his teammates went on the floor. James called Dellavedova “the toughest guy on our team” and promised the Cavs won’t tolerate any rough stuff.

“We just want to play ball,” he said. “But we’ll protect our brothers.”

The Cavs were sparked by the incident and opened a 90-73 lead before the Bulls came charging back. Dunleavy scored six points in an 11-0 run that got Chicago back in it before the Cavs gained their composure and closed it out.

“I love the way that we fought back,” Rose said. “I thought we had a crack at it, we just didn’t execute right.”

James, who came in shooting just 38 percent in the series, didn’t show the slightest signs of being slowed by the sprain he sustained late in Game 4. He ran the floor with abandon, posted up whenever possible and seemed intent on taking care of the Bulls by himself.

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