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Prep girls' basketball
Sherrard 48, Knoxville 44: Despite shooting 41 percent (14 of 34) from the field, the Tigers still were able to snag the nonconference win at Harry Hunt Gymnasium by getting to the foul line. Sherrard made 18 of 27 attempts from the charity stripe, allowing it to get the win. By comparison, Knoxville shot nine free throws, converting five of them. Carly Adams tallied a team-high 18 points in the win. Erin Barton added 11 points and Riley Strandgard contributed eight more.

Morrison 36, Milledgeville 28: The Fillies improved to 5-19 with a come-from-behind win over Milledgeville. Entering the fourth quarter, Morrison trailed 24-23 before outscoring the Millies 13-4 in the frame. Lakin Goodman scored a game-high 18 points for the Fillies, and Chelsea Eads added another 12.

Ridgewood 52, Mercer County 37: The middle two quarters pushed the Spartans to the Lincoln Trail Conference win. Ridgewood outscored Mercer County 27-15 in the second and third quarters. Ashley Collins (12 points), Jasmine Jefko (11) and Katie Miller (10) each reached double figures for Ridgewood. Kristin Heath's game-high 15 points led the Golden Eagles.

West Prairie 64, Galva 54: Alex Strom's strong performance was not enough for the Wildcats in their Lincoln Trail Conference loss at Sciota. Strom scored a team-high 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Curran O'Riley added nine more points in the loss.

Wethersfield 62, United 34: Sarah Hansen's game-high 25 points helped the Flying Geese to the Lincoln Trail Conference win in Monmouth. Hansen scored all of her points in the first three quarters, including 10 in the third. Caitlin Miller and Kristen Parsons both added seven points in the win. Cassie Ellison led the Red Storm with seven points.

West Hancock 73, Monmouth-Roseville 61: A long trip to Hamilton ended in a loss for the Titans despite 26 points from Colleen Judge. Jordain Johnston added 14 points in the loss.

Prep boys' basketball
Sterling Newman 73, Fulton 50: A 27-10 first-quarter run by Newman spelled doom for the Steamers in their Three Rivers Conference loss in Sterling. Nick Fish scored 13 points in the loss, with Devin Kuehl adding nine and John Widener tallying seven more.

Q-C college men's volleyball
St. Ambrose's Schwetz Earns NAIA Award: Fighting Bees senior middle hitter Kyle Schwetz won the Mid-America Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week award.

Schwetz and the Fighting Bees have won four straight with Schwetz averaged 3.25 kills per set in four Fighting Bees victories last week with a hitting percentage of .523.

Q-C college women's basketball
Augustana 70, Aurora 63: The Vikings' Jessica Baids finished a rebound shy of a double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds. Augie dominated the glass, outrebounding Aurora 44-36 in the nonconference win at Aurora. Molly Etheridge scored 15 points and grabbed five boards. Former Monmouth-Roseville prep Ciara Marlow had a solid night, scoring 11 points for Aurora.

















 



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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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