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Prep girls' basketball
Sherrard 49, Ridgewood 30:The Sherrard Tigers ran their record to 9-0 with the nonconference victory over the Ridgewood Spartans at Cambridge High School. Riley Strandgard led all scorers with 13 points for the winners, followed closely by senior teammate Carly Adams with 11 points. Jasmine Jefko had eight to lead Ridgewood, which trailed just 12-9 after one but fell behind 27-17 by halftime and couldn't recover.

Prophetstown 62, Peru St. Bede 33:Prophetstown (9-1) had its outside and inside games working to full effect in the home rout of St. Bede. From the perimeter, senior point guard Cassie Reiley drained four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 19 points. In the post, classmate and forward Riley Walters seconded her teammate with 16 points. Reiley had 13 of her points in the first quarter as the Lady Prophets rolled out to a 27-11 lead.

Fulton 37, Amboy 27:Morgan Sanquist poured in a game-high 18 points to help the hosting Fulton Steamers (4-5) earn their first Three Rivers Conference victory in four outings by beating the Amboy Clippers (5-5, 1-3). Morgan Wierema just missed double-digits for Fulton with nine points. The Steamers used an 11-5 third-quarter run to take control of the game.

Sterling Newman 57, Kewanee 48: Mary Alice Oswalt led a trio of Sterling Newman double-figure scorers, putting in a game-high 18 points as the Comets broke loose in the second half to top Three Rivers Conference rival Kewanee at Brockman Gymnasium. Jaimie Hurd and Rachel Hageman each added 15 points for Newman, which outscored the Boiler Girls 19-11 in the third period after holding a 24-20 halftime lead. Amber Jordan and Doriane Fontanez led the Boilers with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Morrison 49, Bureau Valley 32: The Fillies cruised to a 17-point win as Ashley Gruel (12) and Adrienne Banks (10) led Morrison in scoring. Chelsea Eads had the Fillies' only 3-pointer in the game. Eads finished with eight points.

Prep wrestling
Rocks split; Tigers drop two:After topping Sherrard 60-21 behind pins from B.J. McGhee (120 pounds), Tyler DeHaven (126), Chase Wiggins (132), Devin Syler (138), Jean-Louis Sawadago (145), J.T. Jones (152), Michael Cole (170) and Davonte Jackson (220), the Rock Island Rocks couldn't make it a clean sweep as they fell 39-26 to MAC power North Scott. McGhee, DeHaven, Wiggins, Syler and Sawadago each posted two wins.

Earlier, the Lancers handled the Tigers (5-3) 70-6. Sherrard 106-pounder Hunter Spengler had a pair of pins. Chance Teel (113), Dylan Mizaur (160) and Ben Corlett (285) each had wins against Rocky.

Geneseo 56, Dixon 10:After dropping the first bout of the evening to Dixon, the Geneseo Maple Leafs blitzed their Northern Illinois Big 12 West rivals at J.D. Darnall Gymnasium behind pins from Elliot Koster (120 pounds), Cole Hunzeker (160) and Lane Akre (195). The Maple Leafs (11-1) also benefited from five forfeit wins.

E-P twins twice; Riverdale splits:Erie-Prophetstown rolled to a pair of victories, topping Three Rivers Conference rival Riverdale (51-26) and Polo (64-12). Several Panthers earned a pair of wins -- Logan Voss (106), Brandon McCullough (113), Josh Wheeler (132), Dylan Binion (152), Seth Montgomery (160) and John Butts (195), with Wheeler's and Montgomery's wins both coming via the pin.

Riverdale did secure a split with a 39-20 victory over the Marcos as the Rams' T.J. Lowe (170), Terry White (182) and Logan Sherman each won twice, with Sherman winning at 220 pounds against E-P and at 285 against Polo, both via pin. Lowe had a 14-second pin of Polo's Nick Duitsman.

Orion triangular: Alleman got its first win of the season, beating Putnam County, 48-24. The Orion Chargers just got by the Pioneers, 30-29, in Alleman's second bout of the night. Alleman's Connor Doak earned two pins at 182 pounds, including a 40-second stick of Orion's Nathan Bridgewater. Sean Wetherell earned two wins by fall as well for the Pioneers.

Orion also defeated Putnam County 44-18. Mikey Dierikx was strong for the Chargers, earning victories in both duals, one by pin in 50 seconds. Jacob DeVolder earned two wins by fall for the Chargers, the first coming in 50 seconds and the second in 1:02.

Fulton loses twice: Competing in a triangular at Camanche, Fulton fell to the hosts (33-27) and Three Rivers Conference foe Sterling Newman (38-12). Steven Balk was the only Steamer with two victories on the night, recording two pins at 285 pounds.

Prep boys' swimming
Galesburg 103, Moline 82:Despite strong performances from Alec Michna and Fermann Flowers, the Moline Maroons didn't have quite enough to top Western Big 6 Conference rival Galesburg. Michna struck individual gold in the 200 free (1:59.23) and the 100 free (51.83) in addition to the 200 free relay. Flowers won the 200 IM (2:06.49) and the 100 backstroke (57.58) in addition to being part of the Maroons' winning 400 free relay.

Prep girls' bowling
Rock Island 2,665, Galesburg 2,231:
In its first dual meet, Rock Island prevailed against the hosting Silver Streaks and did so with dominance. Assia Filali led the Rocks with a 578 three-game series and Aubree Hooks added a 569.

College men's basketball
Triton 72, Black Hawk 65:The efforts of Black Hawk's Cody Cooley (16 points) and Jordan Schaller (14 points) weren't enough to keep the Braves from falling to Triton. The teams were knotted at 31 at halftime, but Triton rode a game-high 24 points from Justin Newell to the victory.

College women's basketball
Rock Valley 88, Black Hawk 52:
A frigid 27-percent shooting clip from the floor didn't help Black Hawk's cause as the Lady Braves fell on their home court to Rock Valley. Rock Island grad AmUnique Washington's 11 points, four rebounds and four assists and Moline grad Sanela Causevic's 10 points and five steals paced BHC. Ridgewood product Ella Teel added eight points and six boards.

College signing
SAU inks Muscatine standout: Muscatine senior Adam Hutton signed a letter of intent with the St. Ambrose men's golf team.

Hutton was a second-team All-Mississippi Athletic Conference boys' golf honoree as a senior. He was second team All-MAC as a junior and third-team as a sophomore. He finished third at the Iowa State Junior Amateur and second in the Lujack Lexus Junior Championship in the summer of 2012. Hutton had four runner-up finishes in his fall 2012 high-school season and was the team captain for Muscatine.


















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

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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