Rock-solid No. 1's in QC hoops polls


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 9:05 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Rock Island not only remained No. 1 on Wednesday, but inched closer to a historic unanimous sweep in both the boys' and girls' votes for this week's Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Polls.

That was no mean feat, either, with No. 2 Bettendorf obliterating former No. 4 North Scott by 36 points in boys' action last weekend and girls' No. 2 Assumption knocking off a fellow first-place vote-getter in Muscatine, 49-41.

However, both bunch of Rocks held off the Mississippi Athletic Conference leaders by posting perfect 2-0 weekends, highlighted by the boys' squad pounding arch-rival Moline by 30 points, and the girls' team topping a pair of locally ranked foes in former No. 14 Alleman (10-11) and now-No. 6 Sherrard (19-3).

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus adminsters the poll for a sixth straight season. Participating co-sponsors include WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, the Kewanee-based Regional Radio Group and the Clinton Herald.

In the local boys' ballot, Rocky (14-3) jumped from 196 voting points last week, to 200 ouf of a possible 210 this week, receiving 13 of the 21 votes cast.

Bettendorf (11-0) earned the other eight top nods and 188 points overall to finish behind Rocky for a second straight week.

The Rocky girls' (20-2) also edged ahead from 204.5 voting points in last week's initial vote of the season, to 206 this week by getting named No. 1 by 17 local media members.

No. 2 Assumption (11-1) and No. 3 Annawan (17-2) equally split the other four No. 1 votes.

Last week, Rocky became the second school in the poll's history to be top-rated in both votes.

Led by those repeating Rocks, status quo reigned in this week's poll, with the Top 10 teams on both sides of the ballot remaining the same, though there was some slight shifting.

For instance in the boys' vote, Assumption (5th to 4th), Monmouth-Roseville (9th to 6th) and Kewanee (8th to 7th) moved up while North Scott (4th to 5th), Wethersfield (7th to 8th) and Pleasant Valley (6th to 9th) tumbled slightly,

In the girls' poll, the climbers included Riverdale (6th to 5th), Prophetstown (8th to 7th) and Wethersfield (9th to 8th) while Sherrard (5th to 6th) and United Township (7th to 9th) both fell.

No. 10 Galesburg (15-7) joined the top four girls' teams in holding their poll positions. Besides Rocky and Bettendorf, No. 3 Rockridge (15-2) and No. 10 Sterling Newman (13-3) stayed the same in the boys' poll.

The Top 10 boys' teams compiled a combined record of 16-2 over the last week, with PV (8-3) joining North Scott (10-2) in accounting for the setbacks. PV fell to Iowa-rated Dubuque Senior on Tuesday.

The girls' Top 10 together finished 16-5 over the last week, with Sherrard falling twice, UT (13-8) and Galesburg each losing to state-ranked foes and Assumption knocking off Muscatine for the MAC lead.

In all, 17 boys' and 16 girls' squads received some sort of voting recognition in the bi-state ballot, with Moline and Bureau Valley falling off the boys' voting radar, and Alleman and Bettendorf doing the same in girls' action.

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QC Prep Boys' Basketball Power Poll

- These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Rock Island (13) (14-3) 200 1

-- Last week: Beat No. 16 Moline, 71-41 Friday; Beat Proviso West, 70-58 Saturday at the Naperville Tournament. Comment: The Western Big 6 Conference lead is on the line this weekend between last season's co-champs. Next: Friday at Illinois-ranked Quincy.

2. Bettendorf (8) (11-0) 188 2
-- Last week: Beat No. 4 North Scott, 62-26 Friday; Won at Iowa City High, 61-40 Tuesday. Comment: Coming off a couple of blowouts, the Mississippi Athletic Conference leaders have a big rivalry game Friday. Next: Friday hosts No. 9 Pleasant Valley; Saturday hosts United Township; Tuesday at Davenport Central.

3. Rockridge (15-2) 160 3
-- Last week: Beat Macomb, 48-26 Friday. Comment: Illinois Class 2A's fourth-ranked team is rolling right now with the Rockets' lone losses coming without Wisconsin-committed Ethan Happ. Next: Friday hosts Sherrard; Saturday at Abingdon's Great Western Shootout (vs. Chillicothe IVC).

4. Assumption (9-3) 152 5
-- Last week: Beat Davenport West, 68-36 Friday; Beat Muscatine, 62-30 Saturday; Won at Alleman, 58-29 Tuesday. Comment: As impressive as the Knights were last week, it's sobering to think they're a couple of baskets from being unbeaten. Next: Friday hosts Davenport Central; Tuesday at Burlington.

5. North Scott (10-2) 89 4
-- Last week: Lost at No. 2 Bettendorf, 62-26 Friday. Comment: The Lancers are looking to bounce back from the Bettendorf blowout so the Feb. 15 regular season-ending rematch means more than a play for revenge. Next: Friday at Clinton; Tuesday hosts Davenport West.

6. Monmouth-Roseville (12-4) 81 9
-- Last week: Won at Sherrard, 86-35 Friday. Comment: Sitting at 3-2 midway through the West Central North season, and two games behind league-leading Rockridge, the Titans can ill afford another slip up. Next: Friday hosts No. 14 Orion; Saturday at Abingdon's Great Western Shootout (vs. Petersburg PORTA).

7. Kewanee (15-3) 74 8
-- Last week: Won at Morrison, 62-42 Friday; Won at Spring Valley Hall, 74-46 Saturday; Won at No. 15 Erie, 67-62 (OT) Tuesday. Comment: The Boilers survived overtime the other night to improve to a Three Rivers Conference-leading 7-0. Next: Friday hosts No. 15 Riverdale.

8. Wethersfield (16-3) 73 7
-- Last week: Won at Princeville, 61-42 Friday; Won at Sciota West Prairie, 78-53 Tuesday. Comment: The Lincoln Trail Conference's preseason favorites have lived up to the preseason hype so far. Next: Tuesday hosts Ridgewood.

9. Pleasant Valley (8-3) 43 6
-- Last week: Won at Clinton, 64-42 Friday; Lost at Iowa-rated Dubuque Senior, 60-41 Tuesday. Comment: The Spartans have a chance this weekend to throw the Mississippi Athletic Conference title chase into a four-team, final-month scramble. Next: Friday at No. 2 Bettendorf; Tuesday hosts Muscatine.

10. Sterling Newman (13-3) 33 10
-- Last week: Won at Prophetstown, 55-52 Friday. Comment: The Comets get to sit back a bit, trailing Kewanee in the Three Rivers Conference race by a game-and-a-half. Next: Jan. 25 hosts Prophetstown.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Danville (13-0) 27 13

-- Last week: Won at Donnellson Central Lee, 85-21 Friday; Beat Wisconsin's top-ranked Randolph, 65-40 Saturday at the Wisconsin Dells; Beat Keosauqua Van Buren, 93-42 Tuesday. Comment: Big roadkill over the weekend for the Bears. Next: Friday hosts Fort Madison Holy Trinity; Saturday at New London; Tuesday at West Burlington.

12. Galesburg (11-8) 13 11
-- Last week: Beat United Township, 56-53 Friday. Comment: If Rocky beats Quincy this weekend, and Galesburg holds service with Alleman, there will be a three-way tie atop the Western Big 6 Conference. Next: Friday hosts Alleman; Saturday (vs. Minooka & Maine South) and Monday (vs. Bloomington & Kankakee) at Galesburg's Martin Luther King Tournament.

13. Northeast Goose Lake (11-2) 10 NR
-- Last week: Won at Clinton Prince of Peace, 53-40 Friday; Lost to Midland Wyoming, 68-56 Saturday; Won at No. 16t Preston, 46-44 Tuesday. Comment: The Rebels giveth, by seemingly slipping out of the Big East Conference title picture by losing to Midland, but then taketh away by handing Preston its first league loss. Yeah, the race is back on. Next: Friday hosts Lisbon; Saturday hosts Tipton; Monday at North Cedar.

14. Orion (12-8) 8 12
-- Last week: Idle. Comment: Coming off a 10-day layoff, the Chargers are well-rested heading into this season's final month. Next: Friday at No. 6 Monmouth-Roseville; Saturday at Abingdon's Great Western Shootout (vs. Monmouth United).

15. Riverdale (10-9) 2 18
-- Last week: Beat Morrison, 60-37 Tuesday. Comment: The defending Three Rivers Conference champs get a chance to hang in the title chase this weekend against the unbeaten league leaders. Next: Friday at No. 7 Kewanee; Tuesday hosts Bureau Valley.

16 (tie). Erie (13-9) 1 15
-- Last week: Lost at Fulton, 49-46 (OT) Friday; Won at No. 17 Bureau Valley, 63-61 Saturday; Lost to No. 8 Kewanee, 67-62 (OT) Tuesday. Comment: The Cardinals let the Three Rivers Conference leaders get away the other night, meaning at 4-2 Erie is trying to stay in the league title chase now. Next: Friday at Amboy; Tuesday hosts Morrison.

16 (tie). Preston (10-1) 1 14
-- Last week: Beat Lisbon, 82-47 Friday; Lost to 2A state-rated Northeast Goose Lake, 46-44 Tuesday. Comment: The Trojans still lead the Big East Conference at 9-1, but now Camanche (8-2) is on their heels. Next: Friday at Camanche; Tuesday hosts Bellevue.

-- Dropped out: Moline (9-8), Bureau Valley (15-9).

ALSO ON THE RADAR:
-- Galva (13-2)

-- Last week: Beat Princeville, 67-54 Tuesday. Comment: The defending Lincoln Trail Conference champs are 3-0 in league action. Next: Friday hosts ROWVA; Saturday at Williamsfield; Tuesday at Biggsville West Central.

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QC Prep Girls' Basketball Power Poll

- These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Rock Island (17) (20-2) 206 1

-- Last week: Won at No. 14 Alleman, 68-56 Thursday; Won at No. 5 Sherrard, 78-60 Saturday. Comment: The Lady Rocks can basically sew up the Western Big 6 Conference crown tonight. Next: Tonight at No. 9 United Township.

2. Assumption (2) (11-1) 175 2
-- Last week: Won at Davenport West, 56-13 Friday; Beat No. 4 Muscatine, 49-41 Saturday. Comment: Big test this weekend for Iowa's two-time defending Class 3A champs. Next: Friday at Davenport Central; Saturday at Iowa-ranked Southeast Polk; Tuesday hosts Burlington.

3. Annawan (2) (17-2) 167 3
-- Last week: Beat Mercer County, 63-20 Monday at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament. Comment: The Bravettes are seeking their third straight Lincoln Trail Conference tournament title. Next: Thursday (vs. Biggsville West Central) and Saturday (vs. TBD) at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Monday hosts Sciota West Prairie; Wednesday at Galva.

4. Muscatine (12-2) 115.5 4
-- Last week: Won at Burlington, 69-41 Friday; Lost to No. 2 Assumption, 49-41 Saturday; Won at Iowa-rated Washington, 60-41 Tuesday. Comment: Another week, another contender for Muscatine, which needs to win to put the Mississippi Athletic Conference title on the line in the Feb. 5 rematch with Assumption. Next: Friday at Davenport West; Tuesday hosts No. 14t Pleasant Valley.

5. Riverdale (16-2) 105 6
-- Last week: Won at Morrison, 60-25 Saturday. Comment: With only one league loss, the Illinois-ranked Rams make their defense of the Three Rivers Conference title starting with three circuit games this week. Next: Tonight at Kewanee; Saturday hosts Bureau Valley; Tuesday at Fulton.

6. Sherrard (19-3) 88.5 5
-- Last week: Beat Macomb, 64-46 Thursday; Lost to No. 1 Rock Island, 78-60 Saturday; Lost at Rockridge, 59-56 Tuesday. Comment: After winning 19 of 20 games, the Tigers have suddenly hit a speed bump, putting the West Central North title in play tonight. Next: Tonight hosts Carthage Illini West; Saturday at River Ridge.

7. Prophetstown (20-3) 83 8
-- Last week: Beat Sterling Newman, 50-38 Thursday; Won at Bureau Valley, 72-34 Saturday. Comment: The Three Rivers Conference leaders have won 20-or-more games now in 14 of the last 16 seasons. Next: Tonight at Morrison; Saturday hosts Amboy.

8. Wethersfield (18-4) 64.5 9
-- Last week: Beat Ridgewood, 71-40 Monday at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament. Comment: The Lady Geese are contending for Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament (this weekend) and regular season titles (5-1, a game-and-a-half behind Annawan). Next: Thursday (vs. Stark County) and Saturday (vs. TBD) at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Monday hosts Galva; Wednesday hosts Stark County.

9. United Township (13-8) 63 7
-- Last week: Beat Quincy, 56-39 Thursday; Beat both Peoria Central (56-37) and lost to state-ranked Normal U-High (54-29) Saturday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic. Comment: Rough week ahead for the Panthers, who play four state-ranked squads in a five-day span. Next: Tonight hosts No. 1 Rock Island; Saturday (vs. Illinois-ranked Champaign Centennial & Illinois-ranked Morton) and Monday (vs. Peoria Notre Dame) at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic; Tuesday at Illinois-rated DeKalb.

10. Galesburg (15-7) 31.5 10
-- Last week: Won at Moline, 58-49 Thursday; Beat both Peoria Central (64-29) and lost to state-ranked Champaign Centennial (67-56) Saturday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic. Comment: No piece of cake for the Streaks, either, as Galesburg continues seeking a signature win. Next: Tonight at Quincy; Saturday (vs. Peoria Notre Dame & Normal U-High) and Monday (vs. Illinois-ranked Morton) at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Mediapolis (13-1) 31 12

-- Last week: Beat Louisa-Muscatine, 57-22 Friday; Beat Winfield Mount Union, 68-37 Tuesday. Comment: The Bulldogs' lone loss was by nine points to Iowa-ranked Mid-Prairie Wellman. Next: Friday at Lone Tree; Saturday hosts Pekin; Tuesday hosts Waco.

12. Burlington Notre Dame (14-1) 13 15
-- Last week: Won at Cardinal Eldon, 91-40 Friday; Beat Harmony, 89-10 Tuesday. Comment: Notre Dame's lone loss was way back on Nov. 19 to No. 2 Assumption, 69-34. That's a lucky 13 straight wins. Next: Friday hosts Central Lee Donnellson; Saturday at Van Buren Keosauqua; Tuesday hosts Fairfield.

13. Orion (14-7) 7 13
-- Last week: Beat Illini Central, 66-31 Saturday; Won at Monmouth-Roseville, 43-34 Monday. Comment: A West Central North Conference title might be a long shot, but the Chargers are proving plenty dangerous so far in 2013. Next: Saturday and Monday at Kewanee's Martin Luther King Tournament.

14 (tie). Erie (17-5) 2 16
-- Last week: Beat Fulton, 45-37 Thursday; Beat both Belvidere (45-31) Friday and Pearl City (40-29) Saturday at the Lena Winslow Tournament; Won at Morrison, 50-29 Tuesday. Comment: The Cardinals have a shot at reaching the 20-win plateau. Next: Tonight at Amboy.

14 (tie). Pleasant Valley (8-5) 2 11
-- Last week: Beat Clinton, 51-12 Friday; Lost to Dubuque Hempstead, 62-55 (OT) Saturday. Comment: The Spartans need a road upset early next week if they want a shot at the Mississippi Athletic Conference title. Next: Friday at Bettendorf; Saturday at Linn-Mar Marion; Tuesday at No. 4 Muscatine.

-- Dropped out: Alleman (10-11), Bettendorf (6-7).

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INDIVIDUAL VOTES


Marc Nesseler, mnesseler@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus sports editor
United Township beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Pleasant Valley
9. North Scott
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Wethersfield
7. Muscatline
8. United Township
9. Sherrard
10. Galesburg


Matt Randazzo, Matt.Randazzo@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Director


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. North Scott
8. Kewanee
9. Northeast Goose Lake
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Wethersfield
6. Mediapolis
7. Sherrard
8. United Township
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Prophetstown


Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus poll coordinator
Moline beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Kewanee
9. Sterling Newman
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. United Township
6. Galesburg
7. Sherrard
8. Riverdale
9. Wethersfield
10. Prophetstown


Kory Kuffler, Kory.Kuffler@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 sports anchor


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. Northeast Goose Lake
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Wethersfield
9. Sterling Newman
10. North Scott

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Mediapolis
6. Burlington Notre Dame
7. Riverdale
8. Prophetstown
9. Sherrard
10. Wethersfield


Pete Ivanic, pwivanic36@gmail.com
MC22 broadcast play-by-play/analyst


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Kewanee
6. Sterling Newman
7. North Scott
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Wethersfield
10. Orion

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Annawan
6. Muscatine
7. United Township
8. Prophetstown
9. Wethersfield
10. Pleasant Valley


Fred Klauke, fklauke@mediacomcc.com
MC22 production manager


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Pleasant Valley
6. Rockridge
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. Sterling Newman
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. Burlington Notre Dame


John Hoscheidt, john@wrmj.com
WRMJ-FM 102.3 owner & operator


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. North Scott
4. Assumption
5. Pleasant Valley
6. Rockridge
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Sterling Newman
9. Kewanee
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Sherrard
6. United Township
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Galesburg
10. Pleasant Valley


Mike Cocquit, sports@regionaldailynews.com
Regional Media Sports Director
WJRE-FM 102.5 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rockridge
3. Assumption
4. Rock Island
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Wethersfield
8. Galesburg
9. Orion
10. Kewanee

GIRLS:
1. Annawan
2. Rock Island
3. Prophetstown
4. Wethersfield
5. Riverdale
6. Galesburg
7. Sherrard
8. Assumption
9. United Township
10. Muscatine


Ken Jacoby, ken.jacoby@mchsi.com
WYEC-FM 93.9 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. North Scott
6. Sterling Newman
7. Wethersfield
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Kewanee
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Wethersfield
8. Sherrard
9. Mediapolis
10. Galesburg


Kurt Ritzman, kritzman@clintonherald.com
Clinton Herald, Assistant Sports Editor


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Kewanee
5. Assumption
6. Wethersfield
7. North Scott
8. Sterling Newman
9. Danville
10. Preston

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Annawan
7. Wethersfield
8. Sherrard
9. Mediapolis
10. Preston


Jeff Wendland, jwendland@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus lead sports layout


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Galesburg
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. North Scott
10. Orion

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. United Township
5. Galesburg
6. Riverdale
7. Wethersfield
8. Prophetstown
9. Sherrard
10. Orion


Tom Johnston, tbone@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus college beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Wethersfield
7. Kewanee
8. North Scott
9. Orion
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1 (tie). Annawan
1 (tie). Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Muscatine
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Kewanee Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Galesburg


Daniel Makarewicz, Danmak@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 boys/Rock Island/Alleman beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Assumption
4. Monmouth-Roseville
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Bettendorf
8. North Scott
9. Riverdale
10. Erie

GIRLS:
1 (tie). Rock Island
1 (tie). Annawan
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. United Township
7. Assumption
8. Orion
9. Wethersfield
10. Erie


Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 girls/Geneseo beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Galesburg
7. Wethersfield
8. Kewanee
9. North Scott
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Sherrard
5. Muscatine
6. United Township
7. Riverdale
8. Orion
9. Prophetstown
10. Wethersfield


Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus area beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8. Sterling Newman
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Sherrard
5. Riverdale
6. Muscatine
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Galesburg


Chris Steele, chrissteele@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Wethersfield
8. Kewanee
9. Orion
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. United Township
5. Sherrard
6. Riverdale
7. Muscatine
8. Prophetstown
9. Wethersfield
10. Erie


D.J. Jarvis, djarvis@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Scoreboard page/online results


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. North Scott
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Sterling Newman
8. Monmouth-Roseville
9. Assumption
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. United Township
6. Prophetstown
7 (tie). Muscatine
7 (tie). Sherrard
9 (tie). Wethersfield
9 (tie). Galesburg


Anthony Sandoval, asando@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Kewanee
6. North Scott
7. Wethersfield
8. Sterling Newman
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Galesburg
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Muscatine
8. Sherrard
9. Wethersfield
10. United Township


Brett Nowack, Brett.Nowack@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Reporter


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. North Scott
6. Pleasant Valley
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Wethersfield
9. Kewanee
10. Danville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Riverdale
6. Mediapolis
7. Prophetstown
8. United Township
9. Wethersfield
10. Galesburg


Scott Weas, Scott.Weas@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


Did not vote


Jenny Hipskind, Jenny.Hipskind@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Danville
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Wethersfield
8. Northeast Goose Lake
9. Kewanee
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Riverdale
6. Mediapolis
7. Prophetstown
8. Sherrard
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Wethersfield


Anthony Panicucci, Anthony.Panicucci@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score Photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Danville
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. North Scott
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Kewanee
10. Wetherfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Wetherfield
6. Sherrard
7. Mediapolis
8. Burlington Notre Dame
9. United Township
10. Riverdale

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QC Prep Basketball Power Poll glance

- These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

BOYS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK


1. Rock Island (13) (14-3) 200 1
2. Bettendorf (8) (11-0) 188 2
3. Rockridge (15-2) 160 3
4. Assumption (9-3) 152 5
5. North Scott (10-2) 89 4
6. Monmouth-Roseville (12-4) 81 9
7. Kewanee (15-3) 74 8
8. Wethersfield (16-3) 73 7
9. Pleasant Valley (8-3) 43 6
10. Sterling Newman (13-3) 33 10

-- Also receiving votes: Danville (13-0) 27; Galesburg (11-8) 13; Northeast Goose Lake (11-2) 10; Orion (12-8) 8; Riverdale (10-9) 2; Erie (13-9) 1; Preston (10-1) 1.

-- Dropped out: Moline (9-8), Bureau Valley (15-9).

GIRLS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK


1. Rock Island (17) (20-2) 206 1
2. Assumption (2) (11-1) 175 2
3. Annawan (2) (17-2) 167 3
4. Muscatine (12-2) 115.5 4
5. Riverdale (16-2) 105 6
6. Sherrard (19-3) 88.5 5
7. Prophetstown (20-3) 83 8
8. Wethersfield (18-4) 64.5 9
9. United Township (13-8) 63 7
10. Galesburg (15-7) 31.5 10

-- Also receiving votes: Mediapolis (13-1) 31; Burlington Notre Dame (14-1) 13; Orion (14-7) 7; Erie (17-5) 2; Pleasant Valley (8-5) 2; Preston (11-2) 1.

-- Dropped out: Alleman (10-11), Bettendorf (6-7).

-- Note: Records through Wednesday night.












 



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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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