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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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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