Galva Junior-Senior High School Principal Jerry Becker commended the seventh grade girls basketball team at Monday night’s school board meeting.

Galva Junior-Senior High School Principal Jerry Becker commended the seventh grade girls basketball team at Monday night’s school board meeting.

"It is my honor and privilege to recognize and commend all of the Galva seventh grade girls basketball players and their families for being part of a special and memorable regular season and first-ever IESA postseason tournament. 

Their dedication and teamwork resulted in a 36-34 victory over the top-seeded Annawan Bravettes to win the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament in Cambridge. Coach Anna Olson led a group of dedicated young athletes who finished the regular season with a 22-3 record and won the LTC championship game in an exciting fashion.  

The team went on to play in the first round of the IESA regional and captured two wins before losing in the regional championship to ICS in Monmouth. 

The families of the players also deserve a huge thank you for their support and dedication to our student athletes. Whether we play at home or away, we bring the greatest fans a team could ever have.

We are very proud of our junior high athletics here at Galva Junior-Senior High and the 2017 seventh grade girls basketball team is truly a special group.  Their success was shared by all of us and we wish them continued success as they move on to eighth grade."