• Panthers battle back over Wildcats
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:38 AM

    HANOVER–As the baseball season rolls to a close and regional competition begins to come in to focus, the River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats could be considered exemplary to most teams in the area: They are young and lacking certain experience, but dedicated and always playing to win in close games through the entire season.

  • Galena-River Ridge play to a draw with Richland Center
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:37 AM
    GALENA– Spring rain and deteriorating turf.
  • Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:34 AM
  • Two records fall at Kansas relays
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:31 AM

    Lawrence–Competing in their first Kansas Relays, a group of seven athletes from Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg had fine showings at the prestigious Kansas Relays held at the University of Kansas’ Rock Chalk Park on the weekend of April 23.

  • Pirates defeat Iowa-Grant
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:37 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates arrived at Wienen Field long before their 9 a.m. start time against the Iowa-Grant Panthers.
  • Galena-River River Ridge falls to Dodgers
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:31 AM

    GALENA– The Galena-River Ridge (GRR) girls soccer team dropped a tough match on Thursday, April 21 to the Dodgeville-Mineral Point Dodgers by a score of 3-1.

  • Galena-River Ridge-East Dubuque win at Byron
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:29 AM

    BYRON– The Galena-River Ridge-East Dubuque (GRRED) girls track team won the 2016 Byron Girl’s Invite on Thursday, April 21.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:27 AM
  • Freeport Aquin defeat the stumbling Wildcats
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:11 AM

    HANOVER–In what might turn out to be the last baseball game of the year with temperatures in the low 50s, The River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats struggled with gusty winds and numerous errors as they were defeated by the Freeport Aquin Bulldogs on Monday, April 11.

  • Pirates soccer split between Prairie du Chien and Orion
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:08 AM

    The Galena-River Ridge girls soccer team won at home 2-0 against the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks on Tuesday, April 12 and lost at home 9-0 to the Orion Chargers on Friday, April 15.

  • Hornets make a comeback against Warriors
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:06 AM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound-River Ridge Hornets defeated the East Dubuque Lady Warriors on Thursday, April 14.

  • Chestnut ski team takes 5th in Steamboat
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:05 AM
    STEAMBOAT, CO– On March 27, the Chestnut Mountain ski team took possession of the 5th place Resort Team competition trophy at the NASTAR Nationals in Steamboat, Colorado.
  • Honors for track coaches
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:02 AM

    The Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg track and field squads honored three of their coaches at last week’s annual BSMS indoor meet.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:58 AM
  • Galena stumbles against Southwestern
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:57 PM

    GALENA– The Galena Pirates were defeated at home by the Southwestern Wildcats on Monday, April 4.

  • New exercise equipment now installed
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:55 PM

    Three new exercise stations have been installed along the downtown section of the Galena River trail to offer some added benefits to current trail usage.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:52 PM
  • 3 pointers turn to cash
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:49 PM
    Fidelity Bank & Trust congratulates the East Dubuque High School varsity basketball teams on a great season!
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:48 PM

    STOCKTON–Stockton resident and Freeport Martial Arts School owner Brian Booth, was inducted into the Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Glen Ellyn on March 26 for his quality instruction and the many championships won during the course of his career.

  • Wildcats top the Pirates
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:39 AM

    GALENA– The River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats defeated the Galena Pirates 8-3 on Monday, March 28.

  • Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:37 AM
  • Pirate girls ready to go
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:35 AM
    The Galena girls softball team came together last week for media day and team photos.
  • Schemehorn takes third in regional Hoop Shoot
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:33 AM

    IOWA CITY, IA – Brady Schemehorn has been competing in the Elks Club Annual Hoop Shoot all season and has been posting some very good results.

  • Warhawks edge out the Wildcats
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:47 PM

    HANOVER– The matchup between the Wildcats of River Ridge-Scales Mound and the Warhawks of Warren-Stockton promised to be a contest between two contenders for the NUIC championship.

  • Pirate boys reflect on their season
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:45 PM
    GALENA–At the end of every season, a team is able to take the time to reflect back on the shortcomings or accomplishments they had throughout the season.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:44 PM
  • Pirate girls ready to go
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:42 PM
    The Galena girls softball team came together last week for media day and team photos.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:41 PM
    STOCKTON – Kick the dust off of those running shoes and bring the whole family to celebrate spring with the first annual Stockton Family Fun Run on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
  • Schemehorn takes third in regional Hoop Shoot
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:39 PM

    IOWA CITY, IA–Brady Schemehorn has been competing in the Elks Club Annual Hoop Shoot all season and has been posting some very good results.

  • Lady Hornets start season with a win
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:50 AM

    SCALES MOUND–The River Ridge-Scales Mound Lady Hornets opened the season at home with a win over the Oregon Hawks in wind and cold, but the Hornets came out warm with strong pitching and confident batting.

  • East Dubuque defeats Orangeville
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:46 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE– Despite more chilly and windy conditions that will be familiar to baseball fans for the first few games of the season, East Dubuque coach Bill Reisen was upbeat and excited to get started.

  • Round Up
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:43 AM
  • Area teams ready for the outdoors
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:21 PM
    The grass on the fields is always a little brown this time of the year.
  • Furlong becomes Pirate scoring leader
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:19 PM

    GALENA–Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday that Katie Furlong scored her 1,000th point?

  • Wienen dominates Daytona Bike Week
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:15 PM

    DAYTONA–For motorcycle and auto racing fans alike, Daytona is everything: It’s a warm destination in the winter, it’s home to the world famous Daytona International Speedway, and for Daytona Bike Week, it’s a festival of speed and dirt on the biggest stage in racing.

  • Watson repeats  as co-coach of the year
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:13 PM

    GALENA–It should come as little surprise to fans of Pirate basketball as the post season accolades continue to roll in.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:12 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Dubuque Courtside Cuties Granny Basketball team will be hosting two teams at Courtside Sports Bar and Grill, 2095 Holiday Dr., Dubuque, Iowa on Saturday, March 19.
  • Spring speed and thrills on the hill
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 11:13 AM

    GALENA–For winter sports enthusiasts, the beginning of March can signal the end of skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest, and the erratic temperatures turned upward for the weekend just in time for some exciting outdoor competition.

  • Big Nut Open results
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 11:10 AM
  • Big Nut Cup results
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 11:07 AM
  • Schemehorn and Hefel shoot to advance in annual Elk’s Club Hoop Shoot
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 11:05 AM
    DECATUR–Sixth grader Brady Schemehorn won the The Elks Club’s Hoop Shoot in the 12-13 year old category on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Decatur.
  • The end to a great run
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:50 AM

    OGLESBY–The Pirate march into the post season came to an end in Oglesby as the Indian Creek Timberwolves defeated the Galena Pirates 54-50 in the super sectionals on Monday, Feb. 22.

  • Panthers dominate boys regionals
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:46 AM

    DAKOTA–The number 6 seed Lena-Winslow Panthers defeated the number 1 seed River Ridge Wildcats by a score of 66-45 to win the NUIC regional title on Friday, Feb. 26.

  • Galena falls in regional semi
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:38 AM

    DAKOTA–Nobody said it was going to be easy when the number 4 seed Galena Pirates lined up against the number 5 seed Lena-Winslow Panthers on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:37 AM
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:25 AM
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:13 AM

    The following is a list of the official selections for the 2015-2016 Northwest Upstate Illini Conference All Girls Basketball Team.

    * denotes Unanimous Selection

  • Muchow medals at Tyrol Basin
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:11 AM

    TYROL, WIS.–Jenna Muchow finished in first place in the Class 20 Girls races this past Saturday as part of the Wisconsin-Illinois-Iowa Junior Alpine Racing Association meet at Tyrol Basin.

  • Sectional champions!
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:48 AM

    LANARK–It would come down to confidence and composure as the #1 seed Galena Pirates defeated the #2 seed Erie Cardinals 43-41 to win the Eastland Sectional Championship Thursday, Feb. 18.

  • How They Got There
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:41 AM
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