Metro regional preview capsules

Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 9:36 pm
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Class 3A Galesburg Regional Where: John Thiel Gymnasium, Galesburg
Today's quarterfinal: No. 4 Geneseo (10-15) vs. No. 5 Alleman (7-18), 7:30 p.m.Tuesday's semifinals: No. 1 Quincy Notre Dame (20-7) vs. Geneseo/Alleman, 6 p.m.; No. 2 Galesburg (18-12) vs. No. 3 Canton (11-14), 7:30 p.m.Championship: 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Alleman starting lineup:G: Adam Hoogerwerf, 5-11 Sr. (11.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg), Kevin O'Keeffe, 6-0 Jr. (9.0, 4.0), Sam Pirmann, 6-2 Sr. (2.5, 2.9); F: Joe Boland, 6-0 Sr. (0.6, 2.7), Aaron Murray, 6-1 Jr. (2.9, 2.4).

Geneseo starting lineup: G: Jordan Starkey, 5-9 Sr. (13.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg), Luke Snyder, 5-11 Jr. (5.8, 4.2), Ethan Radue, 5-10 Jr. (7.7, 1.7); F: Ethan Reshcke, 6-1 Sr. (3.0, 3.0), Austin Frank, 6-7 Sr. (6.7, 7.3)

FYI: Alleman last won a regional title in 2011, but has not won a large-school run since 1972. ... Brad Storm, in the first year of his second stint as the Geneseo head coach, led the Maple Leafs to their last regional in 2008. ... Quincy Notre Dame enters postseason having split its previous eight games. ... The regional winner faces the Chillicothe IVC Regional champion in the Peoria Sectional semifinals on March 6.
Class 4A United Township Regional Where: Panther Den, East Moline

Today's quarterfinal: No. 4 Moline (18-12) vs. No. 5 United Township (5-21), 7:30 p.m.Tuesday's semifinal: No. 1 Rock Island (22-4) vs. Moline/United Township, 7:30 p.m.Wednesday's semifinal: No. 2 Peoria Richwoods (12-13) vs. No. 3 Pekin (18-7), 7:30 p.m.Championship: 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Moline starting lineup:G Drew Owens, 6-0 Sr. (8.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg), Jed Wood, 6-0 Sr. (10.8, 2.6), Tyler Biscontine, 5-10 Soph. (9.7, 1.6); F Derrick Stabler, 6-4 Sr. (6.3, 3.1), Brandon Vice, 6-6 Jr. (9.9, 7.6).

Rock Island starting lineup:G: C.J. Carr, 5-6 Jr. (13.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Trey Sigel, 6-1 Jr. (8.7, 2.8), Brian Richardson, 6-1 Sr. (10.7, 3.8); F: Rob Johnson, 6-2 Sr. (5.3, 4.2), Raahsaan Brown, 6-2 Sr. (9.9, 4.6).

United Township starting lineup:G Trevor May, 5-8 Jr. (5.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg), Keegan Wenskunas, 5-8 Jr. (4.9, 1.2), Ryan Merideth, 6-2 So. (4.3, 2.8); F Lamont Mitchell, 6-3 So. (8.3, 6.1), Dalton Oakes, 6-3 Jr. (1.0, 1.7).

FYI: Pekin is the only team in the field that won a regional last year. The Dragons topped Rock Island and Moline in succession to win the Class 4A Moline Regional. Pekin's leading scorer is 6-foot-7 senior forward Nathan Taphorn, who signed with Northwestern. ... Rocky has not won a postseason game since the 2011 Class 3A state championship game. ... UT has won two regional title since 2008. Both have come when the Panthers hosted the regional. ... Moline is seeking its second regional in three years. Rocky is 5-0 against the field, with a win over Richwoods. ... The regional winner meets the Normal West Regional champion in the Pekin Sectional semifinals on March 5.

By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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