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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  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.




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