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 Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.