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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men. 1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.