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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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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