For the first time in Western Big 6 Conference history, one school has claimed titles in boys' and girls' basketball, wrestling and boys' swimming in one season. With Rock Island winning at least a share of the boys' basketball title on Friday, it set a new mark.
The Rocks already won titles in girls' basketball, boys' swimming and wrestling. A win this Friday by the boys' basketball team would give them four outright championships.
Girls' bowling is the only sport Rocky did not win this winter as Moline claimed the title.
Rocky did win boys' basketball, girls' basketball, boys' swimming and girls' bowling in 1986, but United Township won the wrestling title.
The previous record was three sports set by Rocky (boys' basketball, girls' basketball and boys' swimming) in 1991 and Moline (boys' basketball, girls' basketball and wrestling) in 2009.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.