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 Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.