Mediacom will televise all seven games from the ninth annual Dearrel Bates Mississippi River Shootout -- the event pitting girls basketball teams from each side of the river against each other -- on a tape-delayed basis on Sunday, Jan. 13 on MC22.
The broadcast on Jan. 13 will start at 11:30 a.m. with the matchup between Rockridge and Davenport North. Coverage will continue with back-to-back games featuring Alleman vs. Davenport West at 1 p.m.; Sherrard vs. Davenport Central at 2:30 p.m.; Moline vs. Bettendorf at 4 p.m.; Orion vs. North Scott at 5:30 pm; United Township vs. Pleasant Valley at 7 p.m. The shootout will conclude with the replay of the Rock Island vs. Davenport Assumption game at 8:30 p.m.
Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Large quantities of ice from LaCrosse and Lake Pepin are beingshipped on ice boats, towed by steamers to St. Louis and points below. 1888 -- 125 years ago: With the Mississippi River at 18 feet above the low water stage,Rock Island is waging a valiant fight to keep the river from flooding the entire city. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Approval has been given by the city commission for paving 45thStreet between 7th and 11th Avenues. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Herndon Wright, of East Moline, has won the discus-throw title, by aheave of more than 140 feet, to set a new high school record at Champaign. 1963 -- 50 years ago: With the Selective Service Law recently extended by Congress forfour more years, Mrs. Hazel Doris reminded young men that they must register withinfive days after attaining their 18th birthday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Over 500 Quad-Cities area retired volunteers were honoredrecently for their community services at a Retired Senior Volunteer Program luncheonat Palmer Auditorium in Davenport. Guest speaker, William Moffitt, director of productengineering of Deere & Co., spoke about leadership and stressed the importance ofcommunity volunteers.