BHC's Bizarri joins 100-win club


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 9:30 pm
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By Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com
It has been quite a week for Black Hawk College men's basketball coach Darren Bizarri.

His Braves won twice this week, upping their season-high winning streak to four that evened theiroverall record at 11-11 as they moved to 4-2 in Arrowhead Conference play. On top of that, theprogram received a visit from the infamous "Piggyback Bandit'' on Tuesday.

Turns out, those were mere side notes to the biggest news of the week for the BHC coach.

Thursday's 80-77 victory over Illinois Valley was his 100th as BHC coach.

Bizarri, who is in his sixth season at BHC, didn't even know it until Friday morning when he said former assistant coach David Burke called to congratulate him.

"Piggyback Bandit and 100th win in one week,'' joked Bizarri. "Only in JUCO basketball.''

















 




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

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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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