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Rocky, Wethersfield double the fun again in state rankings


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 11:58 pm
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For the second consecutive week, Rock Island and Wethersfield had both its boys' and girls' basketball teams ranked in The Associated Press poll. The Rocks appeared in the Class 4A poll and Wethersfield sits in Class 1A.

Rocky is rated seventh in each poll conducted by a statewide panel of media members, with the girls tied with River Forest Trinity. The two teams have a combined record of 34-5. Wethersfield is tied with St. Anne in the boys' poll and the girls are rated ninth.

On the girls' side, Sherrard sits eighth in Class 2A and Riverdale is receiving votes. In Class 1A, Annawan is second and Prophetstown is seventh. Rockridge (fourth) and Monmouth-Roseville (10th) are ranked in the Class 2A boys' poll.

The Kewanee boys is receiving votes in the

Chicago Whitney Young (Class 4A), Lombard Montini (3A), Champaign St. Thomas More (2A) and Freeport Aquin (1A) are ranked No. 1 in the girls' poll. Whitney Young (4A), Chicago Morgan Park (3A), Harrisburg (2A) and Mason City Illini Central (1A) are the top-ranked boys' teams.



















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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