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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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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