He spent 16 seasons as a major league catcher with the Rangers, Royals, Cubs and Brewers. His stints in the broadcast booth and front office with the Rangers give him 35 years in the majors. Jim Sundberg
The Illinois High School Association board of directors voted to move the boys state basketball tournaments back to Champaign and the State Farm Center at University of Illinois. The girls will return to Redbird Arena at Illinois
The IHSA boys high school basketball state finals are moving back to where it called home for 76 years.
With the Governor’s current “Restore Illinois” plan seeing regionalized reopening of the state, the Illinois High School Association is looking at how they’re going to move forward.
As with most activities, the Galesburg Youth Baseball League‘s season would have already started under normal circumstances. The league does have ever changing plans in place, in hopes of actually having a season. GYBL president
Many of us are looking forward to the return of major league baseball in some form. There is a possibility of a July return according to St. Louis Cardinals radio play-by-play voice John Rooney. MLB is talking
Pete Weber is a Galesburg native and WGIL alum. He has been the play-by-play voice of the Nashville Predators of the NHL since their inception in 1998. His career has also included stints with the Buffalo
A former Galesburg Silver Streak has been making his bones in college basketball for some time. And now, his time has come. Jason Shay is the new men’s head basketball coach of the NCAA Division I East
(AP/WGIL) – The New York Giants have claimed former Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback Cooper Rush on waivers.
The Illinois High School Association has somewhat shifted possible blame for whether schools will play any spring sports. They have cancelled any hope of post-season activities but say there’s a possibility schools could get in a game,
The Illinois High School Association took no pleasure Tuesday in voting to ultimately cancel the Spring sports season, due to the closure of schools over COVID-19. But, there may be some chances in early summer to honor
There may yet be some form of a spring high school sports season, but for now, the Illinois High School Association is saying there won’t be.
Former Galesburg Silver Streaks football coach Brian Dennison passed away unexpectedly on Friday. He was 52.
Galesburg High School graduate and former Silver Streak athlete Chad Johnson is now nearly 4 years past his professional baseball career. He’s a student at Western Illinois University while also working on his family’s farm. Chad recently
Governor JB Pritzker Friday ordered that Illinois schools remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There’s not a facet of life that hasn’t been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. For some, it can also mean another opportunity. Trent Johnson is a 2015 graduate of Metamora High School. He’s currently working on his
The IHSA is holding out to make a final decision on the spring sports season. If schools are able to reopen on May 1, there will be a limited season, if not, no season will happen.
We’ve all but temporarily put a halt to our sports reports during “Galesburg’s Evening News” due to COVID-19, and there’s likely not much in the way of sports to talk about during “Galesburg’s Morning News” either. But
UPDATE: The Illinois High School Association now says it is cancelling the state basketball tournament this weekend, as well as as well as at other IHSA events including scholastic bowl, drama and group interpretation, music, debate, and
Here’s a recap of the game from WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz: The Peoria Manual Rams came into John Thiel Gymnasium and ended the Galesburg Silver Streaks hopes of their first Regional title in 7 years by knocking the
Here is recap of tonight’s Game from WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz : The Galesburg Boys Basketball team polished off its 29th victory of the season and did so largely on the strength of a 4th quarter in which
The Galesburg Boys basketball team finished off a 28 win regular season with an 85 – 58 win at Limestone the final score making it sound a lot easier than it really was. Late in the 3rd
The Galesburg Silver Streaks wrapped up Western Big 6 Conference play with a big 81-56 win over Rock Island at Rock Island. Jaylin McCants led the Streaks 18th double double on the season scoring 23 points
Recap of Tuesday nights game from WGIL’s Tom Meredith: The season came to an end for the Galesburg High School Girls Basketball Team on Tuesday night as they fell to the Rock Island Rocks 50 to 33
The Galesburg Silver Streaks boys basketball team secured its first outright Western Big 6 Conference championship in 22 years Friday night, holding off a scrappy Moline Maroons team 48-43 at Wharton Fieldhouse. The game was in doubt
The Galesburg Silver Streaks finish the regular season on a high note with a win on the road at Moline over the Maroons, 79-67. The Streaks shot the ball really well from the field. They were 23
Recap of the game from WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz: In a highly anticipated 1st place showdown in the Western Big 6 on Tuesday night, the Galesburg boys basketball team got off to a tough start against the Geneseo Maple
Here is a recap of the game from WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz: The Galesburg boys basketball team won for the 19th time in 20 games, this time another continuous clock game, which didn’t happen until late in the
Here’s a recap of the game from WGIL’s Tom Meredith: The Galesburg Silver Streaks wrapped up the home portion of their regular-season as they lost to the Sterling Golden Warriors 65-43 at John Thiel Gym. Streaks did
A big second quarter propelled the Galesburg Silver Streaks to their 23rd victory of the season and 18th in the last 19 games with their 63-35 win over United Township, enacting revenge for a lost to the
The Galesburg Silver Streaks picked up a hard-fought win against the Alleman Pioneers at Don Morris gym Thursday (2/06) night, 43-33. It looked like the Streaks were going to run away with it early, but Alleman fought
Here is recap on tonight’s game from WGIL’s Tom Meredith: The Galesburg Silver Streaks down the Peoria Manual Rams Tuesday night 54- 21 was a final score for game that ended up with a continuous clock. The
The Galesburg Silver Streaks girls basketball team got a win over the United Township Panthers in a Saturday Western Big 6 Conference game, 68-54. Early on, it looked like it was going to be all Jade Hunter,
The Galesburg boys basketball team found out just how tough it is to win on the road in the Western Big 6, but they prevailed in the end 65-58 at Sterling. The Silver Streaks had as much
Beginning March 1st, Carl Sandburg College athletic director, women’s basketball coach, and women’s golf coach Mike Bailey will be stepping down.
It was a tough night for the Galesburg girls basketball team at Quincy as they fall to the Blue Devils by a final of 58 to 36. Early on it looked like a good sign as Lauren
The Galesburg Boys Basketball team maintains its hold on 1st place of the Western Big 6 conference knocking off the Quincy Blue Devils 66 – 52 behind a couple of career nights for some Silver Streaks. Jaylin
The Galesburg Silver Streaks, ranked #9 in Class 3A, saw its 15-game win streak come to an end Saturday with a heart-breaking loss at the Chicago Orr Shootout, as Chikere Nwosu knocked down a 26-foot three-pointer at
The Galesburg Silver Streaks wrapped up the Downstate Classic Saturday by having a nice win over the Lincoln Railsplitters 62-31 at John Thiel Gym. The Streaks jumped out early, leading 13-6 at the end of the first
Here is a recap of the game from WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz: “The Galesburg boys basketball team won easily at Rock Island Alleman 90-41 last night, marking their 15th consecutive victory to go to 20-2 on the season.
The Galesburg Silver Streaks girls basketball team showed some fight late in the game Thursday; but it was too little, too late, as the Streaks lost in Western Big 6 Conference at the Rock Garden against the
The Galesburg Silver Streaks boys basketball team won a Western Big 6 Conference make-up game showdown Monday at John Thiel Gym, outlasting the Rock Island Rocks 73-62, snapping the Rocks’ eight-game winning streak, while improving their own winning
The Galesburg Silver Streaks are now 13-10 on the season after a 56-33 loss to the top-ranked team in class 3A, the Morton Potter’s who move to 22-0 on the season. Streaks again with a high amount
The Galesburg Silver Streaks Boys Basketball Team finished off its 13th consecutive win of the season Saturday 76-56 against the Danville Vikings to wrap up the Martin Luther King Tournament. Jaylin Mccants continues to climb up the
The Peoria High Lions downed the Galesburg Silver Streak Girls basketball team 60 to 40 at the Downstate Classic at Morton. The Streaks had a good run, in fact they were able to tie the game
The Galesburg Silver Streaks got off to a quick start Saturday in their annual Martin Luther King Tournament, scoring the first nine points against the Chicago Comer College Prep High School Catamounts from the Noble Division of
This game has been postponed due to weather, until Monday, January 20, at 6:30pm. The Galesburg Silver Streaks look to knock off a ranked Western Big 6 Conference opponent at John Thiel Gym. The Rock Island Rocks
Here is a recap of tonight’s game from WGIL’s Tom Meredith: “The Galesburg Silver Streaks fall on Senior Night at John Thiel Gym to the fifth ranked team in Class 3A, the Geneseo Maple Leafs. 67-43 was
The Galesburg Silver Streak Boys basketball team got off to a slow start in the first half of tonight’s game against the visiting Morton Potters and was down 4 points at the half. The Streaks scored