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Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 11:10 pm
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By Chris Steele, chrissteele@qconline.com
Prep boys' basketball
Orion 54, Sherrard 35: Orion charged out of the gate, taking a 23-7 lead after eight minutes of play in the West Central Conference clash of rivals. Orion featured a balanced attack with 10 players cracking the scoring column. Dylan Schultz's 11 points led Orion and Dakota Grant tacked on another 9 points. The Tigers' Lucas Boraas scored a team-high 10 points.

Wethersfield 81, Williamsfield 63: Wethersfield's Trevor Lay scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to outdistance Williamsfield in the nonconference battle. Javonte Hollowell tacked on another 18 points for the Flying Geese and Matt Jenkins made five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points.

Kewanee 58, Sterling Newman 56: After leading 45-39 in the third quarter, the Boilermakers' Matt Gustafson shot 5 of 6 from the free throw line to help Kewanee close out a close fourth quarter. Gustafson scored a game-high 19 points shooting 12 of 15 from the charity stripe. Donovan Oliver and Dalton Nuding each scored 10 points for the Boilers.

United 45, Abingdon 37: Abingdon was led by Zach Glisan and Dane Brown as both had great scoring nights. Glisan scored 19 to lead Abingdon, just edging Brown's 18 points. Jack Whitsett led the Red Storm with 11 in the nonconference loss.

Prep boys' swimming
United Township 101, Macomb 56: The UT Panthers won 10 of- 2 events to secure their second dual-meet win of the season. UT's Daniel DeVilder won the 200 yard individual medley (2:16.15), Briggs Coleman earned a win in the 50 freestyle (25.12), and Logan Hoepfner touched first in the 100 free (53.96). UT's Sergio Hernandez scored a victory in the 500 free (5:39.99), and freshman Zach Ogden won the 100 breaststroke (1:11.01). The Panthers' Jordan Witherspoon (171.60) ruled the diving board.

















 



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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