During her prep softball career at Morrison, Hailey Hall helped the Fillies make their name known as a state power, contributing to two trophy-winning teams.Now a senior outfielder at Ashford University in Clinton, (after starting her collegiate career at Muscatine Community College), the 2009 Morrison graduate was recently honored by the Association of Independent Institutions as a second-team All-Conference selection.
Playing in 16 games, Hall batted .373 with three home runs and 14 RBIs as the Lady Saints -- who also include United Township graduate Payton Geeting on their roster and former Alleman pitching great Karen Marie Pena as an assistant coach -- compiled a 23-23 season.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.