Only a handful of events remain on the high school fall sports schedule, and one of those finds the Galesburg girls swim team with high hopes as they prepare for the Sectional meet this Saturday. Coach Ray VanHootegem's Silver Streaks will be one of the favorites, after they captured their sixth consecutive Western Big-6 Conference championship over the weekend.
The Galesburg girls cross country team's season came to a close Saturday with their 19th-place finish at the state cross-country meet at Detweiler Park in Peoria. Senior Stephanie Seay led the way, with an outstanding time of 17:05, that was good for second place overall in the state final. WGIL congratulates Stephanie on an outstanding performace!
High School football teams that survived the second round of playoffs will be preparing for quarterfinal action this week. Area teams left in the running include Stark County, after the Rebels ripped Mooseheart on Saturday. Next up is a game at home against Forreston this Saturday at 5pm. In class 2A, Mercer County will take its 11-0 record on the road to Amboy this weekend, while Annawan/Wethersfield goes to top-rated Clifton Central. Class 4A play finds Peoria Notre Dame hosting Rochester, while Western Big-6 runnerup Rock Island Alleman will play at Coal City. And in the powerful class 5A bracket, Mid-Illini conference runnerup Washington will play host to Morris.