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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, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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