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Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 10:35 pm
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QC college baseball
Black Hawk earns split in opener: The Braves defeated Faulkner State College 3-2 in the season opener, but Faulker State took the second game 5-4. Black Hawk's John Boidanis tallied three hits, and Connor Riley earned the win on the mound. Rock Island's Brinn Bell earned his first save of the season for the Braves. In the second game, Black Hawk's Bell scored two runs on a double and the Braves took a 4-0 lead. Falkner State battled back to win the game on only three hits.

QC college softball
Black Hawk loses pair in doubleheader: The Lady Braves' fell in their opener to Pensacola State College 3-1. Miranda Marion and Kassi Anderson slugged a pair of singles for Black Hawk. Pensacola took the second game 15-1 in five innings. The Geneseo product Anderson came through with a home run for the Lady Braves.

QC college mens' lacrosse
Adrian 14, Augustana 13: Agustana's Kevin Gleason scored five goals and Alex Crescenti tallied four. The Vikings' Cody Burgdorff stopped seven shots.

College football
Westerberg Awarded Scholarship: Augustana senior football standout, Erik Westerberg, was rewarded the $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship this past week. Westerberg becomes the 30th Augustana student-athlete to receive the scholarship and is one of 29 athletes in the country to win the award in 2014. The $7,500 grant is awarded to student athletes who excel academically and athletically. Westerberg is a three-time Academic All-American and a three-time All-CCIW selection. He was the league's "Defensive Player of the Year" in 2013.

College women's soccer
Hoscheit honored: Augie soccer standout and team captain Maggie Hoscheit, a St. Charles East High School prep, was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She was a team captain and defensive stalwart for the Vikings, and is among 30 athletes in school history to receive the honor.
Hoscheit is one of only 29 female athletes in the NCAA to receive the $7,500 grant, awarded to "student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition."
A two-time Capital One Academic All-American, two-time all-conference CCIW selection, and an all-Midwest Region selection, Hoscheit helped Augustana finish 12-5-4, 4-2-1 CCIW, and advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament. During her career the Vikings went 52-20-10.
Hoscheit is an active member in the community, and the biology major sports a 3.88 grade point average.

College women's track and field
RI native qualifies for NCAA D3 Indoor Track Nationals: Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduate student and Rock Island native Julie Eagle finished second in the high jump at the All-New England All-Divisions meet at BU on Saturday.

Eagle cleared 5-7 to tie the school record and qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships later this month. She ranks tied for third in NCAA Division III. Eagle attended the Illinois Math & Science Academy.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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