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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, 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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