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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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