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Prep girls' basketball
Sherrard 48, Knoxville 44: Despite shooting 41 percent (14 of 34) from the field, the Tigers still were able to snag the nonconference win at Harry Hunt Gymnasium by getting to the foul line. Sherrard made 18 of 27 attempts from the charity stripe, allowing it to get the win. By comparison, Knoxville shot nine free throws, converting five of them. Carly Adams tallied a team-high 18 points in the win. Erin Barton added 11 points and Riley Strandgard contributed eight more.

Morrison 36, Milledgeville 28: The Fillies improved to 5-19 with a come-from-behind win over Milledgeville. Entering the fourth quarter, Morrison trailed 24-23 before outscoring the Millies 13-4 in the frame. Lakin Goodman scored a game-high 18 points for the Fillies, and Chelsea Eads added another 12.

Ridgewood 52, Mercer County 37: The middle two quarters pushed the Spartans to the Lincoln Trail Conference win. Ridgewood outscored Mercer County 27-15 in the second and third quarters. Ashley Collins (12 points), Jasmine Jefko (11) and Katie Miller (10) each reached double figures for Ridgewood. Kristin Heath's game-high 15 points led the Golden Eagles.

West Prairie 64, Galva 54: Alex Strom's strong performance was not enough for the Wildcats in their Lincoln Trail Conference loss at Sciota. Strom scored a team-high 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Curran O'Riley added nine more points in the loss.

Wethersfield 62, United 34: Sarah Hansen's game-high 25 points helped the Flying Geese to the Lincoln Trail Conference win in Monmouth. Hansen scored all of her points in the first three quarters, including 10 in the third. Caitlin Miller and Kristen Parsons both added seven points in the win. Cassie Ellison led the Red Storm with seven points.

West Hancock 73, Monmouth-Roseville 61: A long trip to Hamilton ended in a loss for the Titans despite 26 points from Colleen Judge. Jordain Johnston added 14 points in the loss.

Prep boys' basketball
Sterling Newman 73, Fulton 50: A 27-10 first-quarter run by Newman spelled doom for the Steamers in their Three Rivers Conference loss in Sterling. Nick Fish scored 13 points in the loss, with Devin Kuehl adding nine and John Widener tallying seven more.

Q-C college men's volleyball
St. Ambrose's Schwetz Earns NAIA Award: Fighting Bees senior middle hitter Kyle Schwetz won the Mid-America Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week award.

Schwetz and the Fighting Bees have won four straight with Schwetz averaged 3.25 kills per set in four Fighting Bees victories last week with a hitting percentage of .523.

Q-C college women's basketball
Augustana 70, Aurora 63: The Vikings' Jessica Baids finished a rebound shy of a double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds. Augie dominated the glass, outrebounding Aurora 44-36 in the nonconference win at Aurora. Molly Etheridge scored 15 points and grabbed five boards. Former Monmouth-Roseville prep Ciara Marlow had a solid night, scoring 11 points for Aurora.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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