Ayden Wells

Pirate Competitor of the Week
Junior golfer Ayden Wells is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Ayden placed 2nd at the NUIC conference meet this week, leading the Pirates to a conference title at the North Course in Galena, IL. Wells has been medalist in over half of the Pirates’ meets during the regular season, helping lead the team to a 9-0 record in conference and 11-2 overall.  Coach Kane Hyde praised the effort, saying “Ayden has put in a lot of time to improve her golf game over the past month and her accomplishments this year so far have shown it. She arrives to practices and meets with a positive attitude and a determined mindset to do her best. Good luck to her and the rest of our girls in the IHSA Regional Meet this Thursday at Galena Golf Club.”  Ayden was honored with a gift basket from the Galena Culver’s, as well as a newspaper courtesy of the Galena Gazette.
Also Nominated:

8th grade volleyball player Jayme Frank has proven to be an asset to the team by taking a leading role in the Pirates’ two wins last week over River Ridge and Scales Mound. According to coach Kailyn Stumpf, “she works hard during practices and it shows in games. Jayme is always looking to grow and become a stronger athlete.”
8th grade football player Gus Nack helped lead the Pirates to a 42-0 victory over Dakota this week.  Gus ran for a long TD and also caught a TD pass from his fullback position.  According to coach Tyler Sincock, “this is a new position this season for Gus and it has been a seamless transition because of his intelligence.  He is able to pick new things up very quickly.  Gus is also our leading tackler on defense as a middle linebacker.”
7th grade volleyball player Kendra Bauer was nominated by coach Emily Rowe who stated “Kendra leads our team with her strong serves this season. Between our two wins over Le-Win (3-0) and Belmont (3-0) last week, Kendra had 17 aces, 2 kills, and 1 block.”
Freshman Myles Schumacher ran for a touchdown and caught a touchdown in last Monday’s win over Stockton.  He also had an interception.  According to coach Michael Decker, “Myles always plays tough and physical.  He has been working hard at improving at the mental part of the game and showcased that on Monday night.  He is getting better and better every week.”