Nicole Johnson does an Italian pas de chat across the stage with an empty house. Theaters are starting to open back up now so Johnson, and other dancers, will have a live audience again. “There is nothing quite like performing in front of a live audience,” explains Nicole. “The support from the audience elevates the excitement and energy of the dancers.” Jenna and Nicole can’t wait to perform for crowds again and hope that if you bought a ticket, you enjoy their production of Midsummer Night’s Dream.

GHS Girls To Perform in Ballet

Jenna Smith, Staff Writer
March 24, 2021
Varsity boys line up on the field against EPC.  Boys took the win on Saturday night with a final score of 28-6. The boys were expected to lose this game and blew the crowd over with a phenomenal ending score.

Spring Sports are Here

Ava Miller, Staff Writer
March 22, 2021
Short season strong start

Short season strong start

Corrina Noble, Editor in Chief
February 25, 2021
Nothing But Net
Senior, Conor Behr scores a free throw after being fouled by the East Dubuque Warriors.

Tough Losses, Bigger Plans

Kylie Brown, Editor in Chief
February 25, 2021
	The Galena Girls Varsity Basketball team has started their unpredicted season off better than they could have dreamed of. They are currently standing at 5-0, with two wins over Warren, two wins over East Dubuque, and one against Polo. They have been pouring their hearts into this team since the start, and there has been much excitement expressed for the rest of the season. With a short season packed full of games, there's not much time for practice, so the team takes advantage of any time they get together to better themselves as individuals and a team as a whole. 

	The Galena Varsity team is filled with underclassmen, forcing them to step up and play with the older girls. “I am so honored to have been welcomed onto the varsity team with such open arms,” said Addie Hefel ‘24. “I knew there were not many numbers out for the team this year, so I have taken it upon myself to play my best game personally to help the team. I am so excited about our strong start to the season, and can not wait to see what the future brings.” With the season benign pushed back so far and benign shortened so much, every day counts for our athletes.
	
	The team is filled with many underclassmen this year, and they have really had to step up to take on a few big roles. With only one senior, and three playing juniors, all of the other players are underclassmen. Maggie Furlong, a junior, had a tough end to her junior year sports career when she tore her ACL in a club volleyball tournament just before the season started. “Having to sit on the sidelines with my knee in a brace, with only one ability, which is to cheer on my team, is a challenge for me,” said Furlong ‘22. “I have played sports my whole life, and tend to spend most of my time on the court, so having to observe from the sidelines, knowing I have a long time off, is sad. However I am so proud of our team, especially the younger girls for stepping up and filling big roles on our team.” This was an unpredicted circumstance, and despite the slight panic when the coaching staff and team got word that Furlong would be out, they have come out stronger than ever, with a winning attitude. 

	This year has been filled with an uncountable amount of misfortunes, but to overcome some of those, Galena athletes are taking advantage of their sports season that were just made possible. This has brought so much hope to the community and whether you are a parent who can be in the gym, a player on the team, or even a spectator watching on the livestream (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBPS_6elS-Jik_vRrdxPF_w), the team appreciates the support and wants fans to continue watching them. Despite the unknowingness of this season, the girls have showed up to play at all of their games thus far, determined to maintain their undefeated season.

Galena Lady Pirates Starting Strong

Kate Moran, Staff Writer
February 25, 2021
Working and waiting for their time, Sam Hesselbacher ‘21 puts up a shot as Ryan Holland ‘21 and Khalid Newton ‘21 get ready for the rebound. GHS basketball teams have been practicing without games for a few months before they got the good news that they would be able to start competing again. The players have missed being able to actually compete against other teams. “I just miss being able to compete with my teammates and playing in games,” said Ryan Holland ‘21. Thankfully, our teams are now back on the court playing the sport they love and GHS wishes them all the best of luck.

The Return to the Court

Jenna Smith, Staff Writer
February 16, 2021
Snow covered skiis and trees bring joy to high schoolers on their snow day.

Snow Day Smiles

Kate Moran, Staff Writer
February 16, 2021

Athletes Excited To Finally Play

Corrina Noble, Editor in Chief
February 16, 2021
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