Prep girls' basketball Monmouth-Roseville 47, Rockridge 46: Two nights after upending West Central North leader Sherrard, Rockridge couldn't make it two league wins in a row. Monmouth-Roseville rallied for the home-court victory at the Shoebox behind 16 points from freshman Destiny Smith. Miranda Potter had a game-high 17 points for Rockridge (10-13, 3-5 WCC North), with teammate Michaela Stoneking adding 12 points and nine rebounds.
Prophetstown 58, Morrison 23: The Lady Prophets stiffled the Fillies, jumping out to a 31-9 first-half advantage. Sophomore Corrie Reiley led Prophetstown with 17 points on eight field goals. Senior Cassie Reiley had eight points. Chelsea Eads led Morrison with four points.
Riverdale 49, Kewanee 36: Jumping to a 16-5 lead after the first quarter, the Rams never looked back, rolling past Three Rivers Conference rival Kewanee on the road at Brockman Gymnasium. Sydney Mericle paced a trio of double-figure scorers for the Rams with 12 points, followed by Jess Corson (11 points) and Hannah Nimrick (10). The Boiler Girls were led by Jen Ensley's 10 points.
Amboy 39, Erie 28: Amboy's Autumn Smith and Kaitlyn Liebing netted 12 points apiece as the Clippers (12-8) grabbed a 15-4 first-quarter lead and made it stand up. Amboy evened its Three Rivers Conference mark at 5-5 after beating the visiting Erie Cardinals (17-7, 6-4 TRAC-9). Courtney Cobert had nine points for Erie, which closed the deficit to 24-15 by halftime but could never get over the hump.
Prep bowling United Township 2,586, Galesburg 2,457: Kayla Crawford's 654 series, which was topped with a 242 game, led the Panthers to the victory at Galesburg's Northgate Lanes. Adding to UT's victory were Alexis Snyder (509) and Tessa Van Houten (507).
Prep wrestling Erie-Prophetstown, Kewanee get wins: Erie-Prophetstown secured wins over Amboy (64-9) and Camanche (56-20) at the Camanche triangular. The victory over Amboy improved the Panthers' Three Rivers Conference record to 5-0. In other action, Kewanee earned a 45-22 win at Varna Midland. No other information was available from either meet at press time.
Prep boys' swimming Moline 98, Morrison 61: The Maroons emerged victorious on senior night with Michael Vershaw winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Fermann Flowers (200 IM), Sam Thompson (diving), Alec Michna (100 fly) and Joseph Son (500 free) also won events. Moline also won the 200 medley and 400 free relays with Vershaw (400 free), Michna (200 medley) and Flowers (200 medley) figuring in those victories. Kyle Zelnio and Andrew Gerdes also swam on the 200 medley crew. James McNeil, Dallas DeVrieze and Matt Roche were on the 400 free team.
College men's basketball Highland 59, Black Hawk 55: Cody Cooley scored a game-high 17 points and Austin Long (14 points) and Heith Beach (nine points) each splashed in a pair of 3-pointers as the Braves (7-11, 0-2) pushed the Arrowehead Conference-leading Highland Cougars (12-2, 3-0). With 16 points, Jerel Williams led Highland, which hit six 3-pointers. BHC did a great job of battling back into the game after trailing 38-23 at halftime.
College women's basketball Black Hawk 79, Highland 65: Sanela Causevic hit six 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead the Lady Braves past Highland in Arrowhead Conference play at the BHC Gym. Causevic, who did not have a 2-point basket, led BHC with 18 points. Ella Teel added 16 points and Jamie Johnson 12 for the Lady Braves. Causevic also grabbed eight rebounds, tied with Bridgette Griffin for second on the team behind Johnson's nine.
College wrestling Augustana 32, North Central 7: Augustana, ranked 17th in the latest NCAA Division III poll, beat North Central in a CCIW dual meet for the first time since the 2004-05 season. The victory moved the Vikings to 12-3 and dropped North Central to 0-8. Augie's Matt Burns had one of two pins for Augie, his being the quickest in just 53 seconds. Jordan Richardson needed 1:56 for his fall.The only local for Augie was Seth Whan, who lost a 9-0 decision in the 197-pound match.
College men's golf signings SAU inks four: St. Ambrose University men's golf coach Jeff Griebel has added four new players to his roster for the 2013-14 season -- two from the Quad-City area and two from out of the area. Those bringing their talents to the Davenport school from nearby are Bobby and Jack Wolfe, both seniors at North Scott High School. Dan Ormiston (Hinsdale South High School) and Alec Barber (Des Moines Dowling Catholic High School) will also join the team.
Bobby Wolfe was the Mississippi Athletic Conference Boy’s Golf Tournament champion in 2009 and 2011 and was the runner up in 2010 and 2012. He was a four-time All-MAC selection (2009-12). Bobby established a North Scott H.S. individual low scoring record, shooting a 68 at the 2012 Muscatine High School Invitational. He finished 29th at the 2012 Iowa High School Class 4A Boy’s State Golf Tournament and was named Class 4A First Team All-State in 2010.
Jack Wolfe tied for fourth place at the 2012 MAC Boy’s Golf Tournament and was named to the MAC all-conference first team. He also received this honor in 2011. Jack tied for fourth individually at the USGA Junior Championship qualifier at Tidewater Creek and finished in fourth place at the Iowa PGA Junior Championship held in Iowa City in 2012. He has won numerous Iowa PGA Junior titles during his high school career.
At North Scott High School, the Wolfe twins are coached by former three-time NAIA All-American Dusty Drenth, who golfed for the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees from 2006-10.
Ormiston was the medalist his senior year in the West Suburban Gold Boys Golf Conference Tournament and was named to the First Team all-conference squad. He was voted the 2012 Hinsdale South Boys Golf Player of the Year and was the team captain. Ormiston competed on the Cog Hill Junior Tour during the summer of 2012 winning three tour events. He was the runner up in the Edgewood Valley CC Junior Club Championship in August 2012.
Barber finished in 45th place individually in the 2012 Iowa High School Class 4A Boys State Tournament helping lead Dowling Catholic to a fourth-place team finish. He finished in first place in the first flight of the 2012 Des Moines Boy’s High School City Tournament and was the runner up in the Des Moines Junior Open in 2012.
Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."