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Posted Online: April 03, 2013, 10:15 pm
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Prep baseball
Alleman 13, Orion 3: Orion had its shot to defeat the Alleman Pioneers, but a slim Orion lead couldn't hold the Alleman offense down. Orion managed a 2-0 lead after 4 1/2 innings. In the bottom half of the fifth, Alleman put up an eight-spot to take the lead and blow it wide open. Six more base runners crossed the plate in the fifth to end the game in five innings. Illinois-bound senior Cody Sedlock had four hits on the day including a double. Dan Cutkomp and Kevin O'Keeffe also had doubles against the Chargers. Drew Amador and Benny Terronez had two hits apiece for Orion.

Moline 11, Peoria Notre Dame 9: Peoria Notre Dame was spotted an early 2-0 lead after two innings of play. That was no problem for the Maroons as the Owens brothers came to life. Drew Owens recorded three hits and five RBIs in the contest. Mitch Owens had two hits. Both had doubles and were certainly the spark the Maroons needed. Dallas DeVrieze earned the pitching win in relief.

Sherrard 5, Knoxville 4: After a rough first inning, Sherrard was able to recover. Eric Arbet was the starting pitcher for the Tigers. Arbet gave up three hits and two runs in the first. He settled in after that frame ,allowing only one hit.Austin Kelly came out of the bullpen to earn the win in one inning of work and freshman Blake Lampo got the save. Sherrard rallied in the final three innings, scoring once in the fifth and twice in the sixth. Brian King had a double and Aaron Haskins had a triple.

Prep softball
Farmington 8, Orion 2: Despite Haley Anderson's two-hit, two-RBI game, Orion failed to keep up with Farmington. Farmington out-hit the Chargers 8-7, even with the big margin in the run column. Katie Conway tossed five innings in the circle, allowing four earned runs on five hits and striking out five. Kylie Smutzer had a double for Orion.

College softball
Grand View sweeps Bees: Grand View took Game 1, 8-5, after a late comeback, and then shut out the Lady Bees in Game 2, 1-0.

St. Ambrose held the lead through three innings in the opener. Grand View went on a tear in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring eight times. St. Ambrose starter

In the nightcap, the Bees were overpowered by Grand View pitching. Jessica Stickel tossed a complete-game shutout on three hits with 10 strikeouts. The only run of the game came in the fifth inningon an Abbey Wilmes single that drove home Anna Arnold.

Prep tennis
Geneseo 9, UT 0: Shawn DePauw started the Maple Leafs with a victory in singles play. DePauw defeated United Township senior Diego Ulloa, 6-2, 6-1. Connor Vandersnick paired up with DePauw in doubles. The tandem was successful, 6-0, 6-1. Vandersnick defeated Stephan Golden, 6-2, 6-1 in singles play. Jacob Stimes was also victorious, 6-2, 6-3 over Ryan Cahalan.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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