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Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament
Mercer County 49, West Prairie 39: Kristen Heath's game-high 17 points provided the spark the Golden Eagles needed in their Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament victory at Aledo. Bridget Anderson and Michaela Baker each added 13 points for Mercer County (6-17), which led 28-15 at halftime. The Golden Eagles meet ROWVA in the consolation semifinals tonight at 7:30 p.m. at United.

Galva 38, United 28: The Wildcats moved into the LTC consolation semifinals with the double-digit home win. Alex Strom paced Galva with a game-high 15 points, with seven coming in the second quarter. The Wildcats meet Ridgewood at United tonight at 6.

ROWVA 57, Princeville 42: Haylee Swanson tallied 21 points to push the Tigers into the consolation semifinals.

Prep wrestling
Sherrard wins twice: The Sherrard Tigers secured victories over West Carroll (37-36) and Sterling Newman (49-27) at the West Carroll Triangular. Jacob Hast (120 pounds) and Sam Ryner (132/138) picked up two non-forfeit victories. Hunter Spengler (106), Chance Teel (113), Zach Gustafson (170), Sam Congdon (182), Jon Stoops (195) and Ben Corlett (285) also had two wins.

Prep girls' bowling
Rock Island 2485, Abingdon 2153: Rocky freshman Samantha Roberge continued her hot streak, leading the team with a 581, after having a career-high 610 against Moline the night before, Roberge had a single-game high of 210. Rock Island's Assia Filali finished with a 543 series.

QC college women basketball
Augustana 69, Millikin 55: Molly Etheridge scored a season-high 27 points, Gianna Pecora added 19 and Amy Hicks 10 as those three starters totalled 56 points to outscore the hosting Big Blue on their own. Pecora hit four 3-pointers and Etheridge nailed three treys as Augie (6-9, 2-3 CCIW) won for just the second time on the road this season. Millikin (5-10, 0-5 CCIW), led by Jasmine Johnson's 13 points, shot just 29-percent from the field for the game.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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