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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 Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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