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Rockets' Happ tabbed for USA 18U team to play in Germany


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Posted Online: April 14, 2014, 5:25 pm
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Staff report
Having shown fans around the area what he's capable of doing on a basketball court, Rockridge High School senior Ethan Happ is ready to take his game overseas.

Happ will participate with an 18-under team from the United States that will take part in the Albert Schweitzer Tournament, an international basketball competition set to take place Apr. 19-26 in Mannheim, Germany.

The event takes place every two years, and is contested between junior youth national teams from 16 different nations. The USA team has won the most Schweitzer titles with 10, its last coming in 1996.

This past winter, Happ averaged 28 points and 12 rebounds per game, helping the Rockets to a school-record 28 wins and the Class 2A sectional finals.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
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