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 Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done to sidewalks, shade trees, fences and gardens by hogs that are running at large about town. 1889 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Cleveland was elected air knight captain of Rock Island Division Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias. 1914 -- 100 years ago: B.W. Wilson, authority on birds and their habits, spoke at the weekly luncheon at the Rock Island Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The famous Dionne quintuplets have been invited to visit King George and Queen Elizabeth in Toronto on May 22, but Papa Dionne thinks their majesties should include the Callander nursery in their tour. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ever been smothered by funny stuff? Well more than 2,600 people were last night when two boys named Tom and Dick Smothers took a "rocky, twisting road to folk music" in Davenport Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Moline residents soon may be asked to recycle part of their garbage and might even get paid for it.