Carr, Happ earn All-State honors


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Posted Online: March 30, 2013, 9:08 pm
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Rock Island junior guard C.J. Carr and Rockridge junior forward Ethan Happ were named Chicago Tribune All-State special mention on Saturday night. Forty players were selected as special mention.

They were the only two locals on the All-State squad.

Carr, The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus Metro Player of the Year, averaged 12.3 points for the Rocks, who won their fourth consecutive Western Big 6 Conference title and reached the Class 4A sectional championship.

Already named The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus Area Player of the Year, Happ was one of two small-school players named special mention. He averaged 23.5 points and helped the Rockets reach the sectional for the first time in 10 years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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