QC hoops poll a near repeat


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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com

The Top 10s in last week's Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Polls showed off their muscle in the last week.

Those top boys' and girls' teams in the local media rankings combined on a dominating 37-3 record since last Wednesday's vote.

That made this week's bi-state ballot rather boring for those craving change, such as the red-hot Moline, which failed to shake up this week's Boys' Top 10, but did re-emerge on the voting radar with a 12th win in the last 15 games.

In fact, led by unbeaten Bettendorf (16-0), the Top 10 boys' squads repeated their poll positions from a week ago.

The Top 10 girls' teams remained the same, too, though there was some slight jockeying because of the voting totals.

Behind repeat No. 1 Rock Island (22-3), last week's No. 2 (23-2 Annawan) and No. 3 (16-2 Assumption) share the second spot this week, each earning 161 voting points.

New No. 4 Riverdale (22-2) and No. 5 Muscatine (16-2) also flip-flopped spots by a point. The 6-10 spots remained exactly the same, though.

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus adminsters the poll for a sixth straight season. Participating co-sponsors this season include WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, the Kewanee-based Regional Radio Group and the Clinton Herald.

Bettendorf received 15.5 of the 20 first-place boys' ballots cast, for 190.5 of a possible 200 voting points.

No 2 Rock Island (2), the poll's preseason No. 1, and No. 3 Rockridge (2.5) accounted for the other top nods.

The Rocky girls were named No. 1 on 15 ballots for 192 points, with Annawan (3) and Assumption (2) receiving the other first-place support.

Oddly, those latter Rocks accounted for one of last week's rare losses, dropping a one-point heartbreaker on the road at Peoria Notre Dame after clinching no worse than a share of their second straight Western Big 6 Conference title two days earlier.

Besides Rocky, also losing in girls' action was No. 8 Wethersfield (21-7), which fell for the second time to both Annawan and fellow Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament finalist Stark County (18-8), which continues to receive votes.

Last week's only Top 10 boys loss happened Tuesday when No. 1 Bettendorf beat No. 4 Assumption (12-4) for the second time this season.

Ironically, while the Top 10s remained stagnant this week, voting recognition did expand to include 19 boys' and 16 girls' teams -- up two squads each.

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QC Prep Boys' Basketball Power Poll

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Bettendorf (15.5) (16-0) 190.5 1

-- Last week: Beat Muscatine, 78-35 Friday; Won at No. 4 Assumption, 63-45 Tuesday. Note: With a trip to No. 5 North Scott the only toughie among five remaining regular-season games, these 'Dogs have a chance to do something the 2005 state champs never did and finish the season unbeaten. Next: Friday hosts Davenport West; Tuesday at Clinton.

2. Rock Island (2) (16-4) 178 2
-- Last week: Beat Alleman, 61-42 Friday; Beat Wheaton North, 61-56 Saturday in the QC-Wheaton Shootout at Moline. Note: With 10 more points, Keenan Shorter can become the seventh player on Rocky's deep bench to score in triple figures this sesason. Next: Friday hosts United Township.

3. Rockridge (2.5) (19-2) 159.5 3
-- Last week: Beat No. 14 Orion, 65-44 Friday; Beat No. 15 Riverdale, 62-52 Tuesday. Note: The state-ranked Rockets have won nine straight, last losing at the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament when Wisconsin-committed Ethan Happ was out with a knee injury. Rockridge can clinch no worse than a West Central North title share this weekend. Next: Friday at Carthage Illini West; Tuesday at Geneseo.

4. Assumption (12-4) 126 4
-- Last week: Won at Davenport North, 68-51 Friday; Lost to No. 1 Bettendorf, 63-45 Tuesday. Note: The Knights failed to avenge an earlier two-point loss at Bettendorf. Now Assumption and North Scott are playing for second in the MAC, each two games back of Bettendorf with five games to play. Next: Friday hosts Clinton; Tuesday at Muscatine.

5. North Scott (15-2) 96 5
-- Last week: Won at Davenport Central, 60-34 Friday; Beat Davenport North. 50-27 Tuesday. Note: The Lancers boast arguably the best 1-2 sophomore tandem in Iowa in college prospects Cortez Seales (14.3 ppg) and Grant Graham (12.1). Next: Friday hosts Muscatine; Tuesday at No. 9 Pleasant Valley.

6. Monmouth-Roseville (17-4) 85 6
-- Last week: Won at Illini West, 74-41 Friday; Won at Peoria Heights, 72-43 Saturday; Beat Camp Point Central, 62-55 Tuesday. Note: The Titans' lone loss since Christmas was to No. 3 Rockridge. The rematch looms a weekend away, but Coach Chuck Grant's club can only hope a West Central North title share is on the line. Next: Friday hosts Macomb; Tuesday hosts Canton.

7. Kewanee (17-3) 80 7
-- Last week: Beat Prophetstown, 54-52 Thursday. Note: The quirks of the Three Rivers Conference schedule sees the league-leading Boilers tipping off a busy week by the only team they barely escaped last week. Next: Thursday at Prophetstown; Saturday at Princeton; Tuesday at Sherrard.

8. Wethersfield (19-3) 68 8
-- Last week: Won at ROWVA, 56-42 Friday; Beat Annawan, 66-40 Monday at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament. Note: The high Flying Geese are poised for a pair of title showdowns in the next week with fellow LTC unbeaten Galva. Next: Friday vs. Mercer County & Saturday vs. TBD in the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Tuesday at No. 16t Galva.

9. Pleasant Valley (11-4) 31 9
-- Last week: Won at Davenport West, 59-44 Friday; Beat Burlington, 69-54 Tuesday. Note: With Austin Esters, Kain Arthofer and Conor Bryant all averaging in double figures, the Spartans boast a balanced attack that's plenty dangerous. Next: Friday at Davenport Central; Tuesday hosts No. 5 North Scott.

10. Danville (18-0) 30 10
-- Last week: Beat Cardinal Eldon, 77-39 Thursday; Beat Fairfield Maharishi, 97-14 Friday. Note: Iowa's top-ranked 1A team is an amazing 45-1 over the last two seasons, with the only loss coming in last season's state title game. Next: Thursday at state-ranked Burlington Notre Dame; Saturday at Cardinal Eldron.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Sterling Newman (17-4) 23 11

-- Last week: Beat Prophetstown, 59-49 Friday; Beat Fulton, 73-50 Monday. Note: Last season's Illinois 1A Elite Eight qualifier is 8-1 and a game-and-a-half back of No. 7 Kewanee in the TRAC's title chase. Next: Saturday hosts No. 18t Erie; Tuesday at Fulton.

12. Moline (15-9) 13 NR
-- Last week: Won at Galesburg, 57-56 Friday; Beat Wheaton Warrenville South, 61-35 Saturday in the QC-Wheaton Shootout at Moline. Note: The Maroons have won 12 of their last 15, with the only losses coming to the state-ranked trio of Rock Island, Washington and Winnebago. Next: Friday hosts Alleman; Saturday hosts Normal.

13. Northeast Goose Lake (16-4) 7 12t
-- Last week: Beat Camanche, 69-40 Friday; Lost to Central DeWitt, 57-42 Saturday; Beat Bellevue, 58-39 Tuesday. Note: The Rebels have been nicked in each of the last three weeks, yet keep finding a way to hang in the poll. Redemption is at hand, with the first up this week a rematch of Goose Lake's first loss on Jan. 12. Next: Friday at Midland Wyoming; Tuesday at Bellevue Marquette.

14. Orion (14-10) 4 14
-- Last week: Lost at No. 3 Rockridge, 65-44 Friday; Won at Knoxville, 70-39 Tuesday. Note: The Chargers are an impressive 13-5 outside of the withering West Central North Conference. Next: Friday at Sherrard; Monday at Carthage Illini West.

15. Riverdale (12-11) 3 15
-- Last week: Beat No. 12t Erie, 63-60 Friday; Lost at No. 3 Rockridge, 62-52 Tuesday. Note: The defending TRAC champs have hung tough this season. That makes them a bad postseason matchup come regional tournament time. Next: Thursday hosts Amboy.

16 (tie). Galva (17-3) 2 17
-- Last week: Beat Stark County, 69-62 Friday; Beat West Central, 70-55 Monday in the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament. Note: The defending LTC champs quietly have put together another great season, sitting 6-0 and tied for their circuit's top spot with No. 8 Wethersfield. Next: Friday vs. Stark County & Saturday vs. TBD in the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Tuesday hosts No. 8 Wethersfield.

16 (tie). Preston (15-2) 2 NR
-- Last week: Beat Bellevue, 76-32 Tuesday; Won at Midland Wyoming, 69-49 Friday; Beat Clinton Prince of Peace, 76-40 Tuesday. Note: Despite losses in the last two weeks to No. 11 Sterling Newman and No. 12t Northeast Goose Lake, the Trojans make a return to our voting radar. Next: Friday at Bellevue Marquette; Saturday at Durant; Tuesday at Calamus-Wheatland.

18 (tie). Erie (16-11) 1 12t
-- Last week: Lost at No. 15 Riverdale, 63-60 Friday; Lost to Clinton, 48-37 Saturday at Fulton's Eric Ottens Shootout. Note: Out of the TRAC title race with four league losses, the Cardinals can play the spoilers role this weekend and deal No. 11 Newman a serious blow. Next: Saturday at No. 11 Sterling Newman;

18 (tie). Galesburg (13-12) 1 18t
-- Last week: Lost to Moline, 57-56 Friday. Note: The Streaks have lived up to their nickname this season, knocking off No. 2 Rock Island for instance, but also losing to let Moline appear in the poll. Next: Friday hosts state-ranked Quincy; Saturday hosts Blue Island Eisenhower.

-- Dropped out: None.

ALSO ON THE RADAR:

-- Bureau Valley (18-10): 
Last week: Beat Morrison, 44-43 Friday. Note: The Warkins Holiday Tournament champs are fifth in the Three Rivers Conference behind, in order, the locally-ranked league quartet of Kewanee, No. Newman, Riverdale and Erie. Next: Tuesday at Princeton.

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QC Prep Girls' Basketball Power Poll

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Rock Island (15) (22-3) 192 1

-- Last week: Beat No. 12 Galesburg, 66-60 Thursday; Lost at Peoria Notre Dame, 71-70 Saturday. Note: Two of Rocky's three losses this season have been to Peoria programs. The first was to state-ranked regional host Richwoods. Next: Thursday hosts Moline; Monday hosts Peoria Central.

2 (tie). Annawan (3) (23-2) 161 2
-- Last week: Beat Galva, 73-33 Wednesday; Won at Henry-Senachwine, 68-27 Thursday; Monday hosts River Ridge (cancelled); Beat No. 8 Wethersfield, 64-50 Wednesday. Note: The Bravettes have won 10 straight and both LTC titles since settling for fourth at the State Farm Holiday Classic. Now the mission is to go a step farther than last spring and reach the Final Four at state. Next: Thursday hosts Chillicothe IVC; Wednesday vs. TBD at the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional.

2 (tie). Assumption (2) (16-2) 161 3
-- Last week: Beat Davenport North, 70-20 Friday; Won at Iowa City West, 76-52 Saturday; Won at Bettendorf, 57-28 Tuesday. Note: What a dynasty. The Knights are shooting for a 10th straight Mississippi Athletic Conference crown before seeking a third straight Iowa 3A title. Assumption doesn't want to share with Muscatine this time, either. Next: Friday hosts Clinton; Tuesday at No. 5 Muscatine.

4. Riverdale (22-2) 120 5
-- Last week: Beat Erie, 68-31 Thursday; Won at Amboy, 55-41 Saturday; Won at Sterling Newman, 52-36 Tuesday. Note: The defending Three Rivers Conference champs can force a tie atop the league standings by winning their regular-season finale this weekend. Next: Friday hosts Fulton; Wednesday vs. TBD in the Illinois 2A Sterling Newman Regional.

5. Muscatine (16-2) 119 4
-- Last week: Beat Bettendorf, 47-28 Friday; Won at Davenport West, 57-23 Tuesday. Note: Bradley-bound Leti Lerma and the Muskies have their rematch for a MAC title share early next week. Next: Friday at North Scott; Tuesday hosts No. 2t Assumption.

6. Sherrard (23-3) 98 6
-- Last week: Beat Monmouth-Roseville, 43-25 Saturday; Beat Knoxville, 48-44 Monday. Note: An outright West Central North title is on the line tonight for the two-time defending league champs. The Tigers are shooting for bigger game, though, seeking another "Sweet 16'' appearance. Next: Thursday at Orion; Tuesday vs. TBD in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional.

7. Prophetstown (24-3) 90 7
-- Last week: Won at Kewanee, 46-29 Saturday; Won at Fulton, 49-21 Tuesday. Note: The Prophets can share the Three Rivers Conference crown again with a victory this weekend. A sectional title will be much tougher, though, with the regional top seeds in the same Sweet 16 event as top-ranked defending state champ Freeport Aquin. Next: Friday hosts Erie; Wednesday vs. TBD in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional.

8. Wethersfield (21-7) 40 8
-- Last week: Lost to No. 14 Stark County, 56-39 Wednesday; Won at Monmouth United, 62-34 Monday; Lost at No. 2 Annawan, 64-50 Wednesday. Note: A third straight 20-win season and 69-21 record over the last three seasons is impressive. But a second straight regional crown will be hard-earned with the Geese in a regional hosted by No. 2t Annawan. Next: Thursday at Morrison; Wednesday vs. TBD at the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional.

9. United Township (16-11) 38 9
-- Last week: Beat Alleman, 39-20 Thursday. Note: Why vote for the Panthers, one panelist wondered the other day. UT has played one of the state's toughest schedules this season, meeting 10 state-ranked squads so far this season, and beating three of those teams, including this week's Big 6 foe. Next: Thursday at No. 12 Galesburg; Saturday hosts Pekin.

10. Mediapolis (18-1) 27 10
-- Last week: Beat Wapello, 66-41 Friday; Won at Keokuk, 54-45 Tuesday. Note: The 1-2 sophomore punch of double-figure scorers Andrea Larson and Heidi Hillyard mean the Bulldogs will be good beyond this year. Next: Thursday at Highland Riverside; Friday at No. 11 Burlington Notre Dame.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Burlington Notre Dame (18-2) 17 11

-- Last week: Beat New London, 80-42 Friday; Beat Keokuk, 83-80 Monday. Note: Iowa 2A's ...-ranked squad is the fourth-highest scoring girls' basketball team in Iowa. Next: Friday at No. 10 Mediapolis.

12. Galesburg (17-10) 15 12
-- Last week: Lost at No. 1 Rock Island, 66-60 Thursday. Note: Top gun Jessica Lieber sits 49 points away from the magic 500-point mark for the season. Next: Thursday hosts No. 9 United Township; Saturday hosts Winnetka New Trier.

13 (tie). Orion (18-8) 9 13
-- Last week: Beat Macomb, 49-37 Thursday; Lost at Illini West, 47-43 Saturday. Note: Since losing to North Scott in the Mississippi River Shootout, the super Chargers won eight straight before last weekend's heartbreaker in Carthage. Next: Thursday hosts No. 6 Sherrard; Tuesday vs. TBD in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional.

13 (tie). Stark County (18-8) 9 14
-- Last week: Beat No. 8 Wethersfield, 56-39 Wednesday; Beat ROWVA, 46-26 Monday. Note: The Rebels are spoiling for a three-match with No. 8 Wethersfield, seeking a series sweep and hoping state and local voters finally take notice. Next: Monday vs. Galva in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional.

15. Bellevue (16-3) 3 NR
-- Last week: Beat Lisbon, 52-35 Friday; Won at Northeast Goose Lake, 54-33 Tuesday. Note: Not only bounced back from an 0-2 start, but avenged their lone loss of 2013 at Goose Lake. Next: Friday hosts Camanche; Tuesday hosts Midland Wyoming.

16. Preston (14-4) 1 NR
-- Last week: Won at Midland Wyoming, 56-50 Friday; Beat Clinton Prince of Peace, 55-40 Tuesday. Note: If the Trojans want to share the Big East title with Bellevue, they'll need to knock off fellow title contenders Friday and Tuesday while also hoping for a lot of help. Bellevue already has a title share at 12-2 in the league. Preston, Camanche and Marquette all are 10-4. Next: Friday at Bellevue Marquette; Saturday at Durant-Bennett; Tuesday at Calamus-Wheatland.

-- Dropped out: None.

ALSO ON THE RADAR:

-- Erie (19-8): 
Last week: Lost to No. 5 Riverdale, 68-31 Thursday; Beat Sterling Newman, 50-38 Saturday; Won at Bureau Valley, 63-28 Tuesday. Note: How hard do the Cardinals go for win No, 20 this weekend? A rematch with No. 7 Prophetstown looms next week in the regional championship game. Next: Friday at No. 7 Prophetstown; Wednesday vs. Polo in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional.

-- Pleasant Valley (10-8): Last week: Beat Davenport West, 53-18 Friday; Won at Burlington, 58-43 Tuesday. Note: The Spartans are 0-5 outside of the MAC. Next: Friday hosts Davenport Central; Tuesday at North Scott.

-- Sterling (15-12): Last week: Lost to Ottawa, 46-35 Friday; Beat Maple Park Kaneland, 52-40 Saturday. Note: The Golden Warriors fell into a tie with Ottawa for the Northern Illinois Big 12 West lead. Next: Thursday at Streator; Saturday hosts Peoria Manual.

-- Sterling Newman (13-11): Last week: Lost to Erie, 50-38 Saturday; Lost at No. 5 Riverdale, 52-36 Tuesday. Note: The Comets are eyeballing a rematch with top-ranked Riverdale in the regional finals. Next: Friday hosts Morrison; Wednesday vs. Fulton in the Illinois 2A Sterling Newman Regional.

-- North Scott (12-6): Last week: Beat Davenport Central, 58-22 Friday; Won at Davenport North, 65-27 Tuesday. Note: Evan Hundley is having a great season, averaging 13.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.7 steals. Next: Friday hosts No. 5 Muscatine; Tuesday hosts Pleasant Valley.

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INDIVIDUAL VOTES


Marc Nesseler, mnesseler@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus sports editor
United Township beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rockridge
3. Rock Island
4. North Scott
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Assmumption
7. Moline
8. Kewanee
9. Wethersfield
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Muscatine
7. Sherrard
8. United Township
9. Wethersfield
10. Stark County


Matt Randazzo, Matt.Randazzo@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Director


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. North Scott
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Mediapolis
7. Wethersfield
8. Sherrard
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Prophetstown


Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus poll coordinator
Moline beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Kewanee
9. Sterling Newman
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. United Township
6. Galesburg
7. Sherrard
8. Riverdale
9. Prophetstown
10. Wethersfield


Kory Kuffler, Kory.Kuffler@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 sports anchor


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Danville
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Wethersfield
8. Northeast Goose Lake
9. Galva
10. Preston

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Mediapolis
6. Riverdale
7. Prophetstown
8. Burlington Notre Dame
9. Sherrard
10. Wethersfield


Pete Ivanic, pwivanic36@gmail.com
MC22 broadcast play-by-play/analyst


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Kewanee
6. Sterling Newman
7. North Scott
8. Wethersfield
9. Danville
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Annawan
6. Muscatine
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. United Township


Fred Klauke, fklauke@mediacomcc.com
MC22 production manager


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Monmouth-Roseville
10. Danville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Muscatine
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Mediapolis
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Preston


John Hoscheidt, john@wrmj.com
WRMJ-FM 102.3 owner & operator


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Moline
6. Rockridge
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Sherrard
5. United Township
6. Annawan
7. Riverdale
8. Wethersfield
9. Galesburg
10. Prophetstown


Mike Cocquit, sports@regionaldailynews.com
Regional Media Sports Director
WJRE-FM 102.5 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rockridge
3. Monmouth-Roseville
4. North Scott
5. Rock Island
6. Assumption
7. Wethersfield
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Annawan
2. Prophetstown
3. Riverdale
4. Sherrard
5. Rock Island
6. Muscatine
7. Assumption
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Stark County


Ken Jacoby, ken.jacoby@mchsi.com
WYEC-FM 93.9 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Wethersfield
7. Sterling Newman
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Muscatine
3. Assumption
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Medapolis
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Stark County


Kurt Ritzman, kritzman@clintonherald.com
Clinton Herald, Assistant Sports Editor


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Kewanee
5. Wethersfield
6. North Scott
7. Assumption
8. Sterling Newman
9. Danville
10. Preston

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Annawan
7. Sherrard
8. Bellevue
9. Mediapolis
10. Galesburg


Jeff Wendland, jwendland@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus lead sports layout


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Monmouth Roseville
5. Kewanee
6. North Scott
7. Assumption
8. Wethersfield
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Galesburg

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Riverdale
4. Assumption
5. Sherrard
6. Prophetstown
7. United Township
8. Wethersfield
9. Galesburg
10. Orion


Tom Johnston, tbone@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus college beat writer


BOYS:
1 (tie). Rock Island
1 (tie). Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Wethersfield
7. Kewanee
8. North Scott
9. Orion
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1 (tie), Rock Island
1 (tie), Annawan
3. Muscadine
4. Assumption
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Stark County
10. Orion


Daniel Makarewicz, Danmak@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 boys/Rock Island/Alleman beat writer


BOYS:
1 (tie). Rockridge
1 (tie). Rock Island
3. Monmouth-Roseville
4. Bettendorf
5. Kewanee
6. Wethersfield
7. Assumption
8. Moline
9. Orion
10. Riverdale

GIRLS:
1 (tie). Annawan
1 (tie). Rock Island
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Assumption
7. Wethersfield
8. United Township
9. Orion
10. Stark County


Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 girls/Geneseo beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Wethersfield
9. Kewanee
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Sherrard
5. Muscatine
6. United Township
7. Riverdale
8. Orion
9. Prophetstown
10. Wethersfield


Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus area beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8. Monmouth-Roseville
9. Sterling Newman
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Sherrard
6. Muscatine
7. Prophetstown
8. United Township
9. Stark County
10. Wethersfield


Chris Steele, chrissteele@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Rockridge
2. Rock Island
3. Bettendorf
4. Monmouth-Roseville
5. Assumption
6. North Scott
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. Riverdale
10. Erie

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Sherrard
6. Muscatine
7. Prophetstown
8. United Township
9. Wethersfield
10. Stark County


D.J. Jarvis, djarvis@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Scoreboard page/online results


BOYS:
1. Rockridge
2. Rock Island
3. Bettendorf
4. North Scott
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Assumption
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Galesburg
7. Muscatine
8. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
10. United Township


Anthony Sandoval, asando@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. North Scott
5. Assumption
6. Kewanee
7. Wetherfield
8. Monmouth-Roseville
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Annawan
2. Rock Island
3. Riverdale
4. Assumption
5. Muscatine
6. Sherrard
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Orion
10. United Township


Brett Nowack, Brett.Nowack@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Reporter


Did not vote


Scott Weas, Scott.Weas@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. North Scott
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Kewanee
10. Northeast Goose Lake

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Prophetstown
6. Burlington Notre Dame
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. Riverdale


Jenny Hipskind, Jenny.Hipskind@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Danville
5. Assumption
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8. Northeast Goose Lake
9. Sterling Newman
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Mediapolis
8. Burlington Notre Dame
9. Sherrard
10. Wethersfield


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WQAD-TV 8 Score Photographer


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QC Prep Basketball Power Poll glance 

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on.

BOYS
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK
1. Bettendorf (15.5) (16-0) 190.5 1
2. Rock Island (2) (16-4) 178 2
3. Rockridge (2.5) (19-2) 159.5 3
4. Assumption (12-4) 126 4
5. North Scott (15-2) 96 5
6. Monmouth-Roseville (17-4) 85 6
7. Kewanee (17-3) 80 7
8. Wethersfield (19-3) 68 8
9. Pleasant Valley (11-4) 31 9
10. Danville (17-0) 30 10
-- Also receiving votes: Sterling Newman (17-4) 23; Moline (15-9) 13; Northeast Goose Lake (15-4) 7; Orion (14-10) 4; Riverdale (12-11) 3; Galva (17-3) 2; Preston (16-2) 2; Erie (16-11) 1; Galesburg (13-12) 1.

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GIRLS
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK
1. Rock Island (15) (22-3) 192 1
2 (tie). Annawan (3) (23-2) 161 2
2 (tie). Assumption (2) (16-2) 161 3
4. Riverdale (22-2) 120 5
5. Muscatine (16-2) 119 4
6. Sherrard (23-3) 98 6
7. Prophetstown (24-3) 90 7
8. Wethersfield (21-7) 40 8
9. United Township (16-11) 38 9
10. Mediapolis (18-1) 27 10
-- Also receiving votes: Burlington Notre Dame (18-2) 17; Galesburg (17-10) 15; Orion (18-8) 9; Stark County (18-8) 9; Bellevue (16-3) 3; Preston (14-4) 1.














 



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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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