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 Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.