Local cagers ready for State Farm Classic


Share
Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 11:50 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
The State Farm Holiday Classic revealed its brackets on Monday night. The 64-team, four-day, co-ed tournament opens in Bloomington-Normal on Dec. 26.

On the boys' large-school side, Rock Island opens with Springfield at Normal West on Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Rock Island earned a No. 2 seed with U-High earning the top seed. Rocky would meet Thornton Fractional North or Normal Community in its second game.

Alleman opens play in the boys' small-school bracket against Bloomington Central Catholic at the Shirk Center on Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m. The Pioneers, the second team in the top-half of the bracket, would play defending tournament champion, and top-seeded, Quincy Notre Dame or Macon Meridian in their second game.

On the girls side, Annawan earned the 4th seed in the small school bracket and will face Sterling Newman at Normal Community on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. Alleman is in the same half of the bracket and will take on Peoria Christian at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26, also at NCHS. Top-seeded St. Thomas More could await Alleman if the Pioneers win.

Rock Island also earned the No. 4 seed in the big school girls bracket, and will take on Normal Community at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 26 at the US Cellular Coliseum. Top-seeded Richwoods could be a semifinal opponent as well as state-ranked Morton in the second round.


- By Dan Makarewicz and Dan Tomlin



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







(More History)