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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, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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