The Mid-County boys cross country team and senior golfer Elizabeth Whitford were commended by the Galva School Board at its October meeting.

The Mid-County boys cross country team and senior golfer Elizabeth Whitford were commended by the Galva School Board at its October meeting.

The M-C boys cross country team recently captured its second straight Lincoln Trail Conference title, while Whitford advanced to the sectional level in the Class 1A girls state golf postseason.

“Their dedication and drive throughout the season resulted in another Lincoln Trail Conference championship,” said Galva Junior-Senior High Principal Jerry Becker of the cross country boys. “In addition to team honors, Caelin Foley finished first (LTC individual champion), Lorin Peterson finished sixth and Cal Larson finished eighth — each making the all-conference team.”

“We are very proud of our athletics here at Galva Junior-Senior High and our partnership with our ROWVA and Williamsfield team mates. This was truly a special group of student athletes this year.”

Becker also recognized M-C cross country coaches Valerie Furrow and Chris Johnson, and the families of team members.

Whitford captured her second straight Lincoln Trail Conference individual golf title, and earned a trip to the Class 1A Pontiac Sectional in her senior season.

"It is my honor and privilege to recognize all-conference golfer Elizabeth Whitford for her score of 95 and a 16th-place finish in the Mid-County Regional golf tournament. Her dedication and drive throughout the season resulted in a score of 95 and a 21st-place finish in the Pontiac Sectional,” Becker said. “Elizabeth has been the anchor of a Mid-County girls golf team that has seen team numbers waver over her four years at Galva High School. Nonetheless, Elizabeth has dedicated her time and energy to ensure that the Mid- County girls team is represented in team and individual events throughout the season.”

“Her success is shared by all of us and we wish her years of continued success in the future,” Becker concluded.