College men's basketball BHC 69, Carl Sandburg 62: Cody Cooley scored a game-high 22 points and Duol Mayot added 20 as the inside threats carried the Braves to the Arrowhead Conference victory. The win moved BHC (10-11, 3-2 Arrowhead) into a second place tie with Sandburg (15-7, 4-2)."Between Cody and Duol, it's very hard for teams to match up with both of them,'' said BHC coach Darren Bizarri.
College womens' basketball BHC 69, Carl Sandburg 63:In a game that was tied at 26 at halftime, Black Hawk's Rayven Morrow and Lauren Ickes scored 19 points each to carry the Lady Braves to the Arrowhead Conference victory.
College track & field Vikings Patton continues to march: Augustana senior Greg Patton was named the Athlete of the Week for men's track & field in the CCIW. Patton was a double winner at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational. It was an outstanding homecoming for Rock Island coach Grant Bramer. The Golden Warrior product, Bramer had plenty to smile about with Rocky (145) winning 8-of-12 events. Sterling (114) settled for second place, and Newman (64) rounded out the field. RI's George Pappas was a double-winner in the 200 individual medley (2:05.36) and the 100 butterfly (54.14). Josh Fleming touched first in the 500 freestyle (4:57.35) for Rocky, and Kurgan Macias had a strong showing in the 100 freestyle (53.63). John Ponsetto made quick work of the 100 backstroke (58.19), and Daniel Rodriguez finished with a win in the 50 free (22.87).
Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2013. There are 221 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A military escort will be at the square at 9 a.m. tomorrow forthe funeral of Lieut. Joseph Eaton. The county judge is absent in Chicago, which willaccount for his not being in the procession. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island's City Council last night appropriated $95,000 forexpenses for the 1888 and 1889 fiscal year. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. F.W. Reimers last night was re-elected president of the RockIsland Musical Club at a meeting in the New Harper Hotel. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 21 got their Eagle badges lastnight. They were Ralph Hurt, Robert Nelson, Howard Schersten, Cecil Nelson, RobertFryxell, Clarence Stone and Rollin Hurt. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Mayor Morris Muhleman has resorted to a form letter in an effort toanswer objections to the wheel tax increase. "It was my hope that I could, in some way,restore the faith of the citizens in our city. In order to do this I knew I must face the factthat I would become very unpopular."All they are trying to do is protect the citizensproperty and build their town. 1988 -- 25 years ago: RICCA, the Rock Island County Council on Addictions, inconjunction with the Quad City Downs, will hold its annual "Night at the Races" June 2.The benefit "Night at the Races" will raise funds locally to assist in maintaining the twohalfway houses, New Hope Lodge (for women) and Beacon House (for men).