Ryan Rickets is a 2011 GHS graduate who played football, basketball and track for the Silver Streaks. He is currently the starting left guard for the Western Illinois University football team. Ryan will graduate from Western in December but will return as a fifth year player for the Leathernecks next season. We had a chance to chat with Ryan about his high school experience in Galesburg and his career at WIU on the WGIL Morning News.
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Ongoing delays in construction of the new athletic facility at Galesburg High School are close to causing some havoc.
Josh Eiker will be a junior at Galesburg High School. He’s having a busy summer due to being one of the top sprinters in the country.
Josh Eiker placed 2nd in the 200 meters and 4th in the 100 at the Class AA IHSA State Track & Field meet. He broke the Class AA record in the 200 in the semifinals. That time qualified him to compete in the USATF Junior Nationals in Eugene, Oregon this weekend. He has since won his age group at the Illinois Junior Olympic meet in both the 100 and 200, breaking the state 200 record and setting a new Galesburg High School record in the 100. Josh and Streaks head track coach Craig Hillier joined us on the WGIL Morning News.
Galesburg High School graduate Ryan Hellenthal is a new assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Central Missouri.
Ryan finished his career as a Silver Streak in 1997. He graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago, where he served as a student assistant coach. His other coaching stops include a couple of the top JUCO programs in the country, Coffeyville and Garden City in Kansas, Boise State and most recently at Long Beach State for the past five seasons. He is now an assistant at the University of Central Missouri. We talked with Ryan on the WGIL Morning News.
The Galesburg Silver Streaks are preparing for the State Meet this weekend.
The IHSA State Track and Field Meet takes place this weekend in Charleston @ Eastern Illinois University. The Galesburg Silver Streaks will be sending several athletes vying for a medal. GHS head coach Craig Hillier joined us on the WGIL Morning News to talk about the season and the upcoming state meet.
The District-205 Board met in special session yesterday to approve a $237,000 bid from Galesburg’s JP Benbow Plumbing and Heating to repair and replace the HVAC system in Mustain Pool, after it failed over the winter, causing problems for the Silver Streaks Swimming and Diving Teams, and P.E. classes that also use the facility.