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 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.