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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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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