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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, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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