• Pirates pursue the ultimate goal
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:20 PM
    Galena coach Jamie Watson returns for his seventh year as coach for the Pirates bringing a terrific 28-3 record from 2015 and trophy case of accolades for his team including a regional championship and the team’s first sectional championship in three decades.
  • East Dubuque hopes to up the tempo
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    The East Dubuque girls basketball team comes in to 2016 after a 15-12 season in 2015 to begin coach Jared Deutsch’s sixth year leading the Warriors.

  • Wildcats return a core of hard workers
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:16 PM
    The River Ridge-Scales Mound (RRSM) Wildcats return for the 2016 record after posting a 6-6 conference record and 10-18 record overall from 2015 for a 5th place finish in the NUIC West division.
  • Blackhawks bring size and commitment
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:14 PM

    Stockton coach Tim Timpe starts his first year as head of the Blackhawks girls program after Stockton finished the 2015 season with a 12-3 record.

  • Southwestern stresses  a focus on defense
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:13 PM

    The Southwestern Wildcats come in to 2016 with everything to prove to coach Rachel Evanoff who starts her second season with Southwestern.

  • Warriors bring versatility
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:09 PM

    The Warren Warriors may have finished 2015 with only a 14-16 record, but second year coach Steve Rickert still returns with a team of experienced players after losing all conference center Autumn Stiefel and guard Allison Kubat to graduation.

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  • NUIC all conference football team
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  • Local golfers play for PINK
    Monday, November 14, 2016 5:11 PM

    Galena Golf Club and Eagle Ridge Golf were well represented in a Play For PINK tournament held in Naples, Fla., Nov. 1, 2 and 3.

  • Chestnut earns high mark from Transworld
    Monday, November 14, 2016 5:06 PM

    GALENA–Chestnut Mountain Resort, Galena, announces that it is listed number two in the list of Top 5 Midwest Parks in 2016 by Transworld Snowboarding.

  • A season cut short
    Monday, November 07, 2016 5:30 PM

    LANARK–The Galena Pirates entered last Thursday’s sectional finals against Eastland with momentum and high expectations.

  • Success in the semi-finals
    Monday, November 07, 2016 5:24 PM

    LANARK–The Galena Pirates defeated Sterling Newman Catholic in their sectional semi final with straight sets, 29-27, 25-7 on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

  • Stockton CC finishes  with a great season
    Monday, November 07, 2016 5:20 PM

    STOCKTON–The Stockton cross country team completed their season at regionals in Winnebago on Saturday, Oct. 22.

  • Breed family sweeps charity race
    Monday, November 07, 2016 5:18 PM

    OSWEGO–Jim Breed of Elizabeth, his son, Nathan, and grandson Jett, both of Oswego, each won first place in their age division in the “Meow Mile” race at Oswego on Sunday, Oct. 30.

  • Pirates victorious in pursuit of state
    Tuesday, November 01, 2016 12:22 PM
    STOCKTON–The last time Galena met Lena-Winslow on the volleyball court was much the same: Galena previously beat Lena-Winslow on Monday, Sept. 26 by the scores of 25-19, 25-15.
  • Regionals: How they got there
    Tuesday, November 01, 2016 12:11 PM
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    STOCKTON–The 9-0 Stockton Blackhawks football team lost their first round playoff game to the Catlin-Salt Fork Storm 43-42 on Saturday, Oct. 28.

  • Galena falls to Indians
    Monday, October 24, 2016 6:07 PM
    GALENA–Everyone knows that it has been a tough year for Galena football with challenges that no one could have seen coming.      
  • Hornets split with Pirates and Wildcats
    Monday, October 24, 2016 6:06 PM

    GALENA–The Scales Mound Hornets played two challenging road games last week against regional rivals Galena and River Ridge.

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  • Warriors fall to EPC, miss playoffs
    Monday, October 24, 2016 5:58 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Warriors, 4-5 (3-5), fell to the EPC Wildcatz, 8-1 (7-1), by a score of 24-13 in the final regular season game on Friday, Oct. 21, and missed the playoffs by one win.

     
  • A chance of Thunder
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:51 AM
    SAVANNA–Everything was indicating that the Galena Pirates were moving forward from a difficult start to the season having beaten Pecatonica and Warren in the last two weeks.
  • The Warriors: staying competitive
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:47 AM
    HANOVER–Last week the challenge was to “test and be tested” as the Warren Warriors arrived at Hanover to play River Ridge on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
  • Bittersweet farewell for RR seniors
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:45 AM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge Wildcats, 1-7 (1-6), received a bitter send-off from the Orangeville Broncos, 4-4 (4-3), on senior night, and the final home game of the year, as River Ridge was unable to overcome an early deficit and lost 36-20 on Friday, Oct. 14.

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  • Hyde finishes 15th  at state golf tourney
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:41 AM

    The Galena golf team’s senior Kane Hyde shot a 75 at sectionals to earn a spot at the boys class 1A state golf tournament at Prairie Vista in Bloomington this past weekend, Oct. 14-15.

  • Tri-State Christian repeats as conference champions
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:39 AM

    FULTON–The Tri-State Christian School soccer team won the 2016 Northern Illinois Christian Conference tournament championship for the second year in a row.

  • Pirates fight off Warriors
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:36 PM

    WARREN–The Galena Pirates walked out of Warren’s Homecoming with both a JV and varsity win on Friday, Oct. 7 with the JV winning a decisive game 30-8 and the varsity fighting off a Warrior team that wouldn’t go away easily.

  • The highs and lows
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:34 PM
    HANOVER–Anyone’s going to have a tough week when facing the Eastland Cougars who were 7-1 in conference play coming into the match against River Ridge on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • RR-SM golfers head to sectionals
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:32 PM
    LANARK–The River Ridge-Scales Mound boys golf team moved on to sectional tournament play after placing in the top three as a team in regional competition at the Class 1A Eastland Regional in Lanark on Thursday, Sept. 29.
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  • A little rain on the parade
    Monday, October 03, 2016 5:25 PM
    HANOVER–A steady pre-game drizzle that kept up for much of the first half wasn’t going to diminish the River Ridge Homecoming excitement as the Wildcats took on the Bulldogs of Freeport Aquin on Friday, Sept. 30. But despite the pageantry and tradition, the Bulldogs posted a 55-8 win over the Wildcats.
  • Galena varsity overwhelms Pearl City
    Monday, October 03, 2016 5:22 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates varsity volleyball team continues to dominate the conference as they defeated the Pearl City Lady Wolves 25-9, 25-10, in a match that saw the Lady Wolves without an answer for a Pirates squad with plenty of gas in the tank.
  • Pirates win at conference meet
    Monday, October 03, 2016 5:19 PM
    LENA–The Galena boys’ varsity golf team competed in their conference championship on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Wolf Hollow with a low score of 343, edging West Carroll by just three strokes.
  • The Pirates find their way
    Monday, October 03, 2016 5:16 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirate football team was one happy group of kids after coming away with a 14-0 shutout of the Pecatonica Indians this past Friday at Chuck Korte Field.
  • Pirates to play Panthers at United Center
    Monday, October 03, 2016 5:14 PM

    Pirate Nation is getting ready to rock the United Center as the Galena Pirates and the Lena Winslow Panthers will have the unique opportunity to face off on the fabled court of Chicago’s United Center on Saturday, Jan. 21.


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  • Clawing out a victory
    Monday, September 26, 2016 4:45 PM

    HANOVER–Galena had been on an 11-0 run of wins the past couple of weeks, and the Wildcats had won their last three matches when Galena arrived in Hanover to play River Ridge on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

  • Galena takes another bitter loss on the road
    Monday, September 26, 2016 4:43 PM
    LANARK–The Galena Pirates played its best game of the year Friday, Sept. 23.
  • Regional teams share a common color: Pink
    Monday, September 26, 2016 4:40 PM

    Enthusiastic fans filled the gyms in both Scales Mound and Galena on Thursday, Sept. 23 for volleyball matches and to raise awareness for cancer in the annual Volley for the Cure event.

  • Pirates golf team undefeated
    Monday, September 26, 2016 4:37 PM

    STOCKTON–The Galena Pirates golf team has finished the regular season undefeated to win the regular season conference championship.

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