Did you know? QC girls excel in national competition

Posted Online: Nov. 22, 2012, 7:05 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Six local youngsters are among the 40 qualifiers for the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick championships Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field.

Included are five area girls among the 20 female competitors in five separate age groups. Geneseo alone has two girls in the fight — Jordan Porter in the 8-9 year-old division, and Audrianna Schneider in the 12-13 age bracket. Viola's Hannah Doty (10-11) also qualified in the girls' competition.

The competition runs in conjunction with the Chicago Bears game with the Minnesota Vikings. Every NFL team hosts a regional championship, with the competitions running from late October to mid-December around the country. The regional championships are determined by the top four scores at the qualifying sectional competitions. Local competitions feed into those sectionals.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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