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Staff report
Prep boys basketball
Rockridge 62, ROWVA 48:
In his return from a leg injury, Rockridge junior standout Ethan Happ was up to his usual tricks. The forward had 27 points against the Tigers in a 14-point win. Bryan Heath assisted the Wisconsin-commit with 18 points. Asa Stevenson led ROWVA with 17 points. Kyle Woodside was second in the scoring line with 13 points for the Tigers.

Prep girls basketball
Stark County 66, Mercer County 43:
Despite Michaela Baker's outstanding performance, the Golden Eagles fell well short of the victory on Wednesday. Baker scored 26 points with four 3-pointers and seven field goals overall. Stark County outscored the Golden Eagles 34-17 in the first half to cruise to the comfortable 23-point win.

















 



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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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