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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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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