• Pirates celebrate the season
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:22 AM
    GALENA–At the end of every season, a team is able to take the time to reflect back on the shortcomings or accomplishments that they had throughout the season.
  • A fantastic run
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:49 AM
    DeKALB–It was going to take more than just willpower to take down the East Dubuque Warriors who were appearing in their first super-sectional in school history.
  • WIJARA racing wraps up for 2016-2017
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:41 AM
  • Knights of Columbus hoop shooters advance to state
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:40 AM
    Six young athletes competed in the Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Championship in Rockford on Sunday, Mar. 12.
  • Hornets win another sportsmanship award
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:21 PM
    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound Hornets junior high school basketball teams won the 2016-2017 U.S. Grant-Fever River Conference Sportsmanship Award.
  • Hoop shoot veteran
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:20 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Elks Lodge hosted its annual Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Galena Middle School.
  • Staying on track
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:18 PM
    ELIZABETH–James Breed competed in the Iowa Senior Winter Olympics held at Augustana College in Rock Island on Saturday, Feb. 25.
  • SECTIONAL CHAMPS
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:13 PM
    PECATONICA–If this is the Warriors’ year to make a climb to the state finals, they came one rung closer with a win over Freeport Aquin for East Dubuque’s first boys basketball sectional title and a ticket to super sectionals against Chicago Hope Academy (27-3, 8-0 in conference).
  • The end of the road
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:16 PM
    OGLESBY–For the second year in a row, the supersectionals have been the insurmountable obstacle in the Galena Pirates’ championship dreams.
  • Running Warriors
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:14 PM
    STOCKTON–The East Dubuque Warriors extended their season record to 29-2 on Friday, Feb. 24 as they defeated Milledgeville for their second regional championship in the past three seasons.
  • Blue Battle
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:13 PM
    STOCKTON–A low scoring game and a slow start for both teams didn’t diminish an exciting rematch between East Dubuque and Galena as the Warriors defeated the Pirates on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
  • In the hunt
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:09 PM
    STOCKTON–The Galena Pirates opened the first round of regional play with a definitive victory over the Warren Warriors on Monday, Feb. 20.
  • Another shot at state
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM
    PEARL CITY–The Eastland Cougars had no intention of letting Galena stroll through a sectional final, but the Pirates have had a singular focus this season and this game was another test of what the Pirates are going to need to take it all the way.
  • Galena moves forward as a team
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:58 PM
    PEARL CITY–The Pirates had met the Freeport Aquin Bulldogs once before this season, defeating them 46-26 on Feb. 4 in tournament play. 
  • Galena defeats Stockton
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates are playing with some late season focus and took care of another conference foe by defeating the Stockton Blackhawks on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:52 PM
  • Conference champs!
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:10 PM
    HANOVER–Galena’s fourth regional title came with a win over Pearl City on Friday, Feb. 10.
  • How they got there: Galena’s run through regionals
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:06 PM
    HANOVER–Both Galena and Pearl City defeated teams they are both familiar with to advance to the regional finals with Galena defeating host team River Ridge-Scales Mound and Pearl City defeating Stockton.
  • Pirates topple the Warriors
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:03 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque athletic program is walking tall right now as both boys and girls teams finish off a terrific season.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:59 PM
  • Firing on all cylinders
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:44 PM
    GALENA–The 4-4 Pirates took on the 4-5 Wildcats on Thursday, Feb. 2 as these two teams know every win goes towards a better seed for regionals.
  • Plenty in the tank
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:39 PM
    HANOVER–As the regular season winds to a close and regional competition commences this week, the number one seeded Galena Pirates faced the number 10 seeded River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats (RRSM) in their final regular season meeting before the post season.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:36 PM
  • Homecoming Spirit
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:19 PM
    SCALES MOUND–A Scales Mound homecoming game may appear to anyone on the street as a St. Patrick’s Day parade, but make no mistake: this is Hornet Green, and Scales Mound fans take their homecoming seriously.
  • Big Numbers
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:14 PM
    As the girls basketball season heads towards a close and an opening of regional play, the Galena Pirates finished up a week with big numbers as they continue playing some of their strongest basketball of the season.
  • Furlong reaches another milestone
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:13 PM
  • Winter signs letter of intent with Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:11 PM
    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound High School senior Erin Winter has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). 
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:10 PM
    GALENA–Chestnut Mountain ski resort will host Andy Parry and the Newschoolers Tell A Friend Tour (TAFT) on Feb. 4-5.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:07 PM
  • Pirates girls rout Panthers
    Monday, January 23, 2017 4:34 PM
    GALENA–Friday was the beginning of a long weekend of play between the towns of Galena and Lena-Winslow.
  • Monday, January 23, 2017 4:31 PM
  • Galena 66, West Carroll 27
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:57 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates girls basketball team moved to 14-1 on the season and 7-0 in conference after defeating the West Carroll Thunder on Thursday, Jan 12.

  • Warriors roll on
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:55 PM
    HANOVER–Despite East Dubuque’s varsity squad only having three seniors in Natalie Timmerman, Brooke Harbaugh and Payton Duster, it’s becoming apparent that the Warriors’ basketball program is right on track as both boys and girls programs continue to succeed in conference play. 
  • Pirates pull together
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:53 PM
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:51 PM

    The much-anticipated match up between the Galena Pirates and the Lena-Winslow Panthers at Chicago’s United Center on Saturday, Jan. 21 is soon approaching.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:47 PM
  • Let’s go racing
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:43 PM

    GALENA–The first race of the 2017 Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa Junior Alpine Racing Association (WIJARA) took place at Chestnut Mountain over the weekend of Jan. 7-8.

  • Holding on to perfect
    Monday, January 09, 2017 6:09 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Warriors defeated the River Ridge Wildcats on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in one of the closer games both teams have played this season.

  • The Hornets find a way
    Monday, January 09, 2017 6:06 PM
    GALENA–The Galena varsity girls team had their hands full with a Richland Center team that played press from the beginning and handed the Pirates their first loss of the season on Saturday, Jan. 6.
  • Monday, January 09, 2017 6:02 PM
  • The Pirates keep working
    Tuesday, January 03, 2017 9:18 AM
    GALENA–While area schools were on break, the Galena Pirates weren’t about to go on vacation as they continued working on wins at the annual Eastland Holiday Tournament in Lanark on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
  • Tuesday, January 03, 2017 9:16 AM

    GALENA–The Dubuque Courtside Cuties granny basketball team will be competing Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 pm at halftime of the Galena varsity girls basketball game vs. Warren.

  • A perfect record for the holidays
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:09 AM

    GALENA–It’s the holiday season and the Galena varsity girls are celebrating a perfect record of 11-0 (5-0 in conference) after defeating their regional rival, the East Dubuque Warriors, on Thursday, Dec. 22.

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:07 AM
  • Keeping up the pressure
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:04 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates defeated the Warren Warriors at home on Tuesday, Dec. 20. 
  • Still going strong
    Monday, December 19, 2016 4:00 PM

    GALENA–It’s coming as no surprise to Pirates fans that the Galena varsity girls squad has jumped out to a 9-0 record as of Friday, Dec. 15.

  • The Warriors winning ways
    Monday, December 19, 2016 3:56 PM
    MOUNT CARROLL–The East Dubuque Warriors came in to Thursday, Dec. 15th’s game a clear favorite against the Erie Cardinals in the Route 84 Holiday Tournament.
  • Monday, December 19, 2016 3:51 PM
  • Lights Out
    Monday, December 12, 2016 5:04 PM
    GALENA–Tuesday’s home opener for the Galena Pirates boys basketball team had all the earmarks of the beginning of an exciting season as the team celebrated Dalton Bauer’s victory over cancer with a “Black Out Cancer” pre-game celebration including black uniforms and team introductions under spotlight.
  • The Wildcats get back on track
    Monday, December 12, 2016 5:01 PM

    HANOVER–After dropping their last three games, the River Ridge Wildcats got back on track by defeating the West Carroll Thunder on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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