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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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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