The highlight of area sporting events here at midweek will take place in Monmouth tonight, where the Knox Prairie Fire will battle the Fighting Scots in Midwest Conference basketball.
A pair of area boys varsity high school basketball teams will play road games tonight.
Most of the Thanksgiving basketball tournaments are over, with the exception of Williamsfield, where there will be three more boys games tonight.
The Galesburg Silver Streaks Basketball Teams had another easy day at their own Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Garret Covington scored 22 points and Tate Stensgaard and Jamie Batish added 12 each as Western Illinois beat Division III Greenville 91-56 on Saturday night.
GHS SILVER STREAK GIRLS: 53
PEORIA CHRISTIAN: 20
GHS SILVER STREAK BOYS: 72
PEKIN DRAGONS: 43
The 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: