Rocky, Wethersfield double the fun again in state rankings


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 11:58 pm
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For the second consecutive week, Rock Island and Wethersfield had both its boys' and girls' basketball teams ranked in The Associated Press poll. The Rocks appeared in the Class 4A poll and Wethersfield sits in Class 1A.

Rocky is rated seventh in each poll conducted by a statewide panel of media members, with the girls tied with River Forest Trinity. The two teams have a combined record of 34-5. Wethersfield is tied with St. Anne in the boys' poll and the girls are rated ninth.

On the girls' side, Sherrard sits eighth in Class 2A and Riverdale is receiving votes. In Class 1A, Annawan is second and Prophetstown is seventh. Rockridge (fourth) and Monmouth-Roseville (10th) are ranked in the Class 2A boys' poll.

The Kewanee boys is receiving votes in the

Chicago Whitney Young (Class 4A), Lombard Montini (3A), Champaign St. Thomas More (2A) and Freeport Aquin (1A) are ranked No. 1 in the girls' poll. Whitney Young (4A), Chicago Morgan Park (3A), Harrisburg (2A) and Mason City Illini Central (1A) are the top-ranked boys' teams.



















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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