Rocks get four on All-WB6 boys' basketball team


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Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 9:44 pm
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An undefeated Western Big 6 Conference boys' basketball run carried Rock Island to the league title. Four starters who averaged double figures helped the Rocks earn the championship.

Those four -- seniors C.J. Carr (14.2 points per game), Keenan Shorter (13.8) and Trey Sigel (10.7) and junior Tyler Hall (10.6) -- each received All-Big 6 first-team honors.

Also earning first-team accolades were Moline's Brandon Vice (14.7) and Tyler Biscontine (10.8), United Township's Lamont Mitchell (11.2), Galesburg's Grant Gibson (league-best 20.4) and Ethan Meeker (12.0) and Quincy's Zach Burry (9.9).

Alleman's Kevin O'Keeffe, Moline's Sean Hanley, Galesburg's Tyson Parks and Quincy's Lincoln Elbe, Connor Mellon and Alec Shoot all were honorable mention.






















 



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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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