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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 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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