Local quintet earns All-State honors

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 9:40 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Staff report, sports@qconline.com
Five local girls' basketball players earned Special Mention All-State honors over the weekend from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

Alleman's Erin Morrisey, Geneseo's Molly DeBrock, Moline's Hailey Cook, Rock Island's Carlee Hoover and United Township's Taylor Walker all made the combined Class 3A/4A team announced during the state "Final Four'' tournaments for both classes.

The first and second teams each featured 15 players. The third and fourth teams included 20 girls each. There were 90 names on the special mention list.

Earlier this week, DeBrock was named 3A Honorable Mention All-State by the Illinois Associated Press. The other locals also made the AP ballot, but did not receive enough votes from a statewide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

The IBCA honor squad was selected Friday during the organization's annual meeting at the state finals.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

(More History)