Player of the YearJacqueline Twing Rock Island, S, Sr.: First-team All-Western Big 6 Conference and second-team all-state from The Champaign News-Gazette; Team captain finished with a school-record 652 assists, averaged 8.4 assists per game and tallied 93 percent serving accuracy; Helped the 30-6 Rocks to a school record for victories this year.
First teamCourtney Cutlip Geneseo, MH/OH, Sr.: All-Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division first team; 5.6 serve-receives per game, 2.4 digs per game, 2.0 kills per game; 93 percent serving.
Hailey Feldhahn Rock Island, MH, Jr.: Averaged 2.8 kills per game; 95 percent serving.
Merritt Johnson Moline, OH, Jr.: All-Western Big 6 Conference first team; 3.1 kills per game, 0.47 blocks per game.
Taryn VanEarwage Rock Island, OH, So.: Honorable mention all-state by The News-Gazette; 3.9 digs per game, 3.3 kills per game; 93 percent serving.
Rachael Wilson Moline, Libero, Sr.: All-Western Big 6 Conference first team.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.