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Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 6:11 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Moline girls' golf star Emily Thomas signed a National Letter of Intent to accept a scholarship Friday and hit the links next fall for downstate Rend Lake Community College.

A two-time state qualifier, Thomas heads to a program that has finished among the Top 10 for the last 11 seasons at the Junior College national tournament.

Rend Lake also has won 10 Region XXIV titles in the last 14 seasons.

A four-year varsity letterwinner, Thomas won the Western Big 6 Conference crown last fall. The two-time All-Big 6 performer also was a three-time All-Area selection by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus.

Also inking recently was Moline classmate Cal Moyer.The senior outfielder will play baseball at Tennessee's NAIA Bryan College.

Moyer is a transfer from Crystal Lake Central, where he spent part of his sophomore season with the varsity squad, but missed nearly all of his junior season due to mononucleosis.

Bryan finished 41-18 last season, placing second in the Appalachian Athletic Conference behind NAIA World Series champ Tennessee Wesleyan.
-- By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
















 




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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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