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Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 11:10 pm
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By Chris Steele, chrissteele@qconline.com
Prep boys' basketball
Orion 54, Sherrard 35: Orion charged out of the gate, taking a 23-7 lead after eight minutes of play in the West Central Conference clash of rivals. Orion featured a balanced attack with 10 players cracking the scoring column. Dylan Schultz's 11 points led Orion and Dakota Grant tacked on another 9 points. The Tigers' Lucas Boraas scored a team-high 10 points.

Wethersfield 81, Williamsfield 63: Wethersfield's Trevor Lay scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to outdistance Williamsfield in the nonconference battle. Javonte Hollowell tacked on another 18 points for the Flying Geese and Matt Jenkins made five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points.

Kewanee 58, Sterling Newman 56: After leading 45-39 in the third quarter, the Boilermakers' Matt Gustafson shot 5 of 6 from the free throw line to help Kewanee close out a close fourth quarter. Gustafson scored a game-high 19 points shooting 12 of 15 from the charity stripe. Donovan Oliver and Dalton Nuding each scored 10 points for the Boilers.

United 45, Abingdon 37: Abingdon was led by Zach Glisan and Dane Brown as both had great scoring nights. Glisan scored 19 to lead Abingdon, just edging Brown's 18 points. Jack Whitsett led the Red Storm with 11 in the nonconference loss.

Prep boys' swimming
United Township 101, Macomb 56: The UT Panthers won 10 of- 2 events to secure their second dual-meet win of the season. UT's Daniel DeVilder won the 200 yard individual medley (2:16.15), Briggs Coleman earned a win in the 50 freestyle (25.12), and Logan Hoepfner touched first in the 100 free (53.96). UT's Sergio Hernandez scored a victory in the 500 free (5:39.99), and freshman Zach Ogden won the 100 breaststroke (1:11.01). The Panthers' Jordan Witherspoon (171.60) ruled the diving board.

















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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