Prep girls' basketball United Township 66, Pekin 34: On the back of double-digit scoring outputs by Sadie Roberts (13 points), Katie Daggett (12) and Jen VanWatermeulen (10), the Panthers easily dispatched visiting Pekin. The Panthers started off hot, outscoring Pekin 17-0 in the first first quarter. The Panthers scored at least 15 points in every quarter, never allowing more than 14.
Moline 60, Peoria 42: The Maroons took a 27-15 halftime lead, and senior Morgan Gerard took over the game at Wharton Field House. Gerard scored a game-high 22 points, plus dropped in two shots from 3-point range. Hailey Cook tacked on another 12 points for Moline, and Jordan de los Reyes added another nine.
Prep boys' basketball Kewanee 57, Princeton 41: Behind 16 points from freshman Donovan Oliver, the Boilermakers notched their 10th consecutive win at Princeton. Jared Nimrick added 11 points and Matt Gustafson had 10 points in the win.
Sterling Newman 62, Erie 39: Sterling Newman received double-digit points from A.J. Sharp (12) and Noah McCarty (11) for their ninth Three Rivers Conference win. Kyle Moore scored nine points and grabbed a game-high five rebounds for the Comets. Jacob Johnston led the way for Erie, scoring 13 points and pulling down four boards.
College track and field St. Ambrose grabs a pair of second-place finishes: Running in the Hilltop Invitational at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, both the men's and women's SAU track teams came up with second-place honors. UT alum Raimon Clay broke a St. Ambrose school record, running 7.05 in the 60-meter dash while finishing third in the event.
The team of Clay, UT's Evan Frazier, Morrison's Brandon Belt and Joseph Torres ran the second-fastest time (1:32.69) in school history to win the 4x200 at 1:32.69. Men's triple jumper Robert Cole qualified for nationals and John Darmody ran a 8:47.28 in the 3000-meter run, breaking a 13-year-old SAU record. In the women's events, Naomi Patrnchak qualified for nationals.
College women's basketball South Suburban 97, Black Hawk 56: South Suburban proved why the are ranked No. 6 in the NJCAA II with a dominating performance against Black Hawk. The Braves' Terez Haskins scored 10 points, and Duol Mayot threw in another eight points. The Braves defense just couldn't slow down South Suburban offense as it drained 10 shots from 3-point range.
College women's basketball Augie women fall to Carthage: Starting a different lineup didn't help Augustana against the CCIW-leading Lady Reds. Carthage (18-3, 10-0) shot 50-percent from the field (25-50) on top of outscoring the Vikings by two at the foul line. Amy Hick and Jessica Baids led Augie with 10 points each to lead Augie (7-14, 3-8 CCIW). Four of Carthage's five starters scored in double figures, led by Cailee Corcoran's 18.
College men's volleyball Fighting Bees survive road scare:No. 4 ranked St. Ambrose overcame a two-game deficit to pull out a 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-10 against Lourdes. Kyle Schwartz put on a show with 17 kills for SAU. Schwartz combined with Nick Lynch, and Nathan Royer to block the final two Lourdes shots to put the finishing touches on the win. Nick Lynch lead the Bees with 51 assists, and George Landheld finished with 17 digs, 14 kills, and an ace.
College men's tennis Vikings start season with pair of wins: Augustana began the season with a 9-0 win against Franklin College, and had another dominate showing defeating Wabash College 7-2. Freshmen Harald Olsson debuted with a win at No.1 singles against Franklin College, and Andy Wall was a double winner in singles and doubles. Against Wabash, Lawrence Palmer was a double winner in singles and doubles, and Grant Wick blanked the competition 6-0, 6-0.
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.