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1, 'Rocks get rolled in sectional final': The Rock Island boys' basketball team suffered a 71-45 loss to Edwardsville in the Class 4A Pekin Sectional championship game.
2, 'Plenty of good, some bad in Rocks' sectional win': Rock Island had a 23-point second-half lead before sweating out a 63-55 Class 4A Pekin Sectional semifinal win over Normal West.
3, 'Two locals hired to fill key spots at Fyre Lake Golf Club': Justin Stotts, a 1997 Rock Island graduate, has been hired as head pro at the Fyre Lake Golf Club. Aaron Beshears, a 2005 Rockridge graduate, has been promoted to superintendent at the Sherrard facility.
4, 'Rocks look to make history': Rock Island looks to win a boys' basketball sectional in its fourth classification.
5, 'Sigel proves it's all in a name': Rock Island junior guard Trey Sigel is this week's Metro Pacesetter for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus.
6, '2012-13 Dispatch/Argus Area Wrestler of the Year: Mercer County's Zach Nelson': With his undefeated Class 1A 152-pound state title, Mercer County senior Zach Nelson earns the Area's top wrestling honor.
7, 'Rockridge's Happ on Illinois Mr. Basketball ballot': Rockridge junior forward Ethan Happ is one of 40 players in the state appearing on the Illinois Mr. Basketball ballot.
8, '2012-13 Dispatch/Argus Area Wrestling All-Star team': See who made the Area Wrestling All-Star list.
9, 'Rocks' strength comes from their depth': Rock Island reaches the sectional with seven players averaging five points or more.
10, 'Randle's big day leads Stanford past Utah': Stanford sophomore guard and 2011 Rock Island graduate Chasson Randle scored 22 points in the Cardinal's 84-66 win over Utah.
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