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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 11:41 pm
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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, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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