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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, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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