Mon-Rose rises, Rockridge falls in AP poll


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Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 8:07 pm
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Fresh off its West Central Conference North Division win at Rockridge on Friday, the Monmouth-Roseville boys' basketball team rose two spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Class 2A poll. The Titans secured 45 points in a statewide panel of media members.

Rockridge dropped two spots to No. 9 in the Class 2A rankings.

Rock Island remained at No. 10 in Class 4A despite winning two games last weekend. The Rocks are the only Western Big 6 Conference team to earn a ranking.

Kewanee (Class 2A) and Wethersfield (1A) received votes in their respective classes.

In the girls' Class 4A poll, Rock Island is rated fifth.

















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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