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Staff report
Prep boys basketball
Rockridge 62, ROWVA 48:
In his return from a leg injury, Rockridge junior standout Ethan Happ was up to his usual tricks. The forward had 27 points against the Tigers in a 14-point win. Bryan Heath assisted the Wisconsin-commit with 18 points. Asa Stevenson led ROWVA with 17 points. Kyle Woodside was second in the scoring line with 13 points for the Tigers.

Prep girls basketball
Stark County 66, Mercer County 43:
Despite Michaela Baker's outstanding performance, the Golden Eagles fell well short of the victory on Wednesday. Baker scored 26 points with four 3-pointers and seven field goals overall. Stark County outscored the Golden Eagles 34-17 in the first half to cruise to the comfortable 23-point win.

















 



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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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