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Taylor Burcham attacked the hoop during a home game against Warren on January 12, 2023. The Pirates won 57-26 during this game. “I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds for us,” said Taylor Burcham ‘24.

Pirates Gain Motivation

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
January 31, 2023
Gracie Furlong as she plays in last years state tournament. “Being able to experience a state game is something that I will never forget,” said Gracie Furlong ‘25. “I am really hoping we can make another big run this year.” The Galena Pirates ended up taking state runner-up last season!

Basketball is Back in Action

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
November 14, 2022
The football, cheerleading, and cross country seniors all come together to take a picture after they were announced. All the teams have been practicing hard to show off their talents and improvements for their last season as a Pirate!

Reminiscing Senior Night

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
September 13, 2022
The Galena varsity volleyball team poses together on picture day, which was held on August 10, 2022. This is a close-knit team, with a very strong bond! They have been practicing hard to show off their improvements in the upcoming season.

Practice Pays Off!

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
August 29, 2022
After the IHSA state tournament on Saturday, March 5, the Galena Girls Basketball team ended their season with a history making record of 32 wins and 4 losses. This year’s basketball season was immensely different for the Lady Pirates. They have had to overcome many challenges, but they continued to work together. At the beginning of the season, the team consisted of 9 JV players and 10 varsity players. As the season progressed, the program no longer had enough numbers to carry a JV team, but all of the players, JV and varsity, came together to form one of the strongest teams Galena High School has ever had.

Lady Pirates take on State

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
March 31, 2022
An exciting day for Hefel. Ethan Hefel is surrounded by his parents and new baseball coaches, as he signs to Clarke University to continue his baseball and academic career. On January 27, Ethan Hefel’s friends and family joined him when he made his commitment. “Having the people that are closest to me there, shows the great support system I had during my high school career,” he said. “It gets me excited for the years to come!”

Hefel Commits to Clarke

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
February 9, 2022
Galena fans celebrate 1000 points. Ethan Hefel is surrounded by his friends and family after a big game. At the Eastland Holiday Tournament Hefel drained a three-pointer, which helped him reach an astonishing goal of 1000 points. “Having all my family and friends travel to Eastland was a good feeling,” said Ethan. “It really showed that it meant just as much to them as it did to me.”

Nothing but Net for Hefel

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
January 11, 2022
Victory in Galena

Victory in Galena

Julia Townsend, Staff Writer
September 9, 2021
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