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College women's hoops
Augustana 75, Robert Morris-Springfield 63: The home opener was a success for Augustana as Molly Etheridge led three Vikings in double-digit scoring in the victory. Etheridge popped for a game-high 26 points, Gianna Pecora added 11 and Amy Hicks 10 as Augie evened its record at 1-1.

St. Ambrose 77, Harris Stowe State 63: SAU's Queen Bees moved to 4-1 with the home nonconference victory in which SAU rolled to a 41-21 halftime lead. Lauren Cash led SAU with 19 points, Lauren Brummel added 17 and Kewanee Wethersfield prep Shelby Steger added 10 points. Two of Harris Stowe State's starters combined for 47 points as the starters scored all 63 points with just one sub being used for 13 minutes of play.

College wrestling
Vikings at Concordia Open: The Augustana wreslting team got plenty of guys in action Saturday with a few of those guys working their way into top five places.At 125, Jake Scholten wrestled into the quarterfinals and after defeating teammate Jimmy Panozza in the wrestleback semis, settled for fourth place and Panozza ended up sixth.At 174, top-seeded Matt Burns lost a tough 10-9 decision in the semifinals and moved into the third-place match, but no results were reported for that match.At 184, fourth-seeded Jordan Richardson reached the championship semifinals before losing to the top seed. He then won his wrestleback semifinal with a pin in 2:24. His third-place match result was also not recorded.Wrestling into the championship quarterfinals were Hector Ruiz at 141, Thomas Reyhons at 157 and John Schraldt at 285.

Prep girl's basketball
Lady Rocks win Aurora IMSA Tournament: Rock Island outscored Yorkville 57-49 en route to its third win of the season and the Aurora IMSA Tournament championship. Carlee Hoover led the Lady Rocks with 17 points off of four 3-pointers and 5-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line.

Springfield 62, United Township 48: Playing in the Galesburg Tournament, Springfield handed United Township its third loss of the season. Taylor Dobrinske led the way for the Panthers with 13 points. Jen VanWatermeulen and Katie Daggett joined her scoring in double figures with 11 and 10, respectively.

Moline drops opener to Maine West: The Maroons outscored Maine South 17-10 in the fourth quarter to force an overtime before falling 48-43. Jordan de los Reyes paced the Maroons with 14 points, hitting two 3-pointers.

Lady Prophets fourth atOregon Tournament: The Prophetstown girls dropped a tough 47-46 semifinal decision to hosting Oregon at the Oregon Tournament, but bounced back with a convincing 48-31 victory over Mendota in the fourth-place game.

In the victory, Clare Kramer popped for a game-high 19 points, 13 of those in the first half when the Lady Prophets jumped to a 29-21 lead. From there, the defense took over as Prophetstown held the Lady Trojans to just two third-period points and eight in the fourth.

In the semifinal loss, the Lady Prophets trailed the hosts 41-27 after three quarters, but came storming back in the final quarter as Cassie Reiley hit four of her six 3-pointers. But that rally fell just short as the Lady Prophets were just 1-of-7 from the foul line in the last eight minutes and 3-of-11 for the game. Reiley led the Lady Prophets with a game-high 21 points and Riley Walters added 17.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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