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Posted Online: May 13, 2014, 11:01 pm
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Prep baseball
Alleman 12, Rock Island 2 (6 innings): Alleman jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, and put another five runs on the board in the fifth inning to get the nonconference win at Gerard's Yard. Alleman's Michael Barnett hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to highlight the frame, and the Pioneers' Kevin O'Keeffe notched four hits and collected three RBIs. Pitcher Vince O'Meara earned the win for Alleman. Cullen George tallied two hits for the Rocks.

Normal Community 5, United Township 3: The Panthers could not hold a 3-1 lead as Normal scored four times in the sixth during a contest in East Moline. No other information was available.

Erie-Prophetstown 7, Amboy 1: The Panthers' Ethan Howard took control of the game, pitching a complete-game three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and allowing one run. Owen McConnell hit a home run, and Kyle Coleman collected two RBIs in the Three Rivers Conference North Division contest.

Varna Midland 3, Annawan-Wethersfield 2: The Titans took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but couldn't lock down the nonconference win. Tucker Nichols singled a run home in the first inning for the Titans, and Matt Jenkins had two hits and drove in a run.

Prep softball
United Township 6, Alleman 5: The Pioneers tried to battle back with a two-run double by Julia Thomer in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Panthers managed to shut the rally down in the nonconference contest. Abby Thompson hit a three-run double for the Pioneers and Courtney Markin hit a two-run, first-inning double for the Panthers.

Geneseo 2, LaSalle-Peru 0: The Maple Leafs' Jena Reddig pitched a complete-game shutout, and provided the offense as well in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division contest. Reddig hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and that would be all she needed after scattering six hits and striking out nine.

Annawan-Wethersfield 10, Varna Midland 0 (5): The Titans' Celina VanHyfte slugged two doubles, and Megan Foes hit a single, stole two bases, and scored two runs. Foes also earned the win in the circle, pitching a shutout with five strikeouts and scattering five hits. The Titans' stole seven bases and drew five walks.

Prep girls' soccer
Geneseo 7, Sterling 0: Hannah Pace scored two goals in the first half as the Maple Leafs (15-2) built a 3-0 at halftime lead at Roscoe Eads Stadium in Sterling. In the second half, Tarah Fisher scored twice to keep all the momentum in Geneseo's corner in its Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division victory.

Prep boys' tennis
Moline 9, Galesburg 0: The Maroons looked ready for postseason play by sweeping Western Big 6 Conference foe Galesburg. Moline's Pranav Puri and Justin Rumley earned singles wins before teaming up for a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles. Darsh Kurani and Bill Johnson each earned singles wins for the Maroons. The tandem of Kurani-Johnson paired up to tack on another 6-0, 6-0 doubles win.

United Township 8, Rock Island 1: The Panthers' Stephen Golden and Ardit Neziri scored a back-and-forth 5-7, 6-4, 10-7 against Rocky's Jinesh Shah and Darien Ramsdale in doubles. Rock Island's Shah earned a tough singles win, 6-2, 5-7, 10-8. Ryan Cahalan and Thomas Osborne were both two-time winners for United Township and fought back to win 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 in doubles.


Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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