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, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.