Big 6-best Rocky girls settle for second seed


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 10:07 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Rock Island clinched no worse than a share of a second straight Western Big 6 Conference girls' basketball title Thursday. However, those 22-2 Rocks failed to rate as a top seed in the upcoming Class 4A Peoria Richwoods Regional.

Instead, in the IHSA's announcement of the 3A-4A seeds Thursday, the hosts edged Rocky in a vote of the competing coaches earlier this week.

Richwoods (18-4) beat the Rocks 75-54 last month in the semifinals of the State Farm Holiday Classic.

Both squads also rate in the Top 10 of the latest Associated Press state rankings for 4A. Richwoods is sixth; Rocky shares seventh.

United Township (16-11), Moline (7-18) and Pekin follow in seed order in the only 4A regional of local interest.

Holding that distinction in 3A is the Dunlap Regional where Galesburg (17-10) is the top seed. The 2-5 teams are Alleman (13-13), the hosts, Geneseo (12-12) and Chillicothe IVC.

Regional action starts Feb. 11. Schedules are forthcoming from the IHSA.

Moline has advanced to the last five "Sweet 16" sectional finals.



















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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