Local quintet earns All-State honors

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 9:40 pm
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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.


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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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