For the first time in Western Big 6 Conference history, one school has claimed titles in boys' and girls' basketball, wrestling and boys' swimming in one season. With Rock Island winning at least a share of the boys' basketball title on Friday, it set a new mark.
The Rocks already won titles in girls' basketball, boys' swimming and wrestling. A win this Friday by the boys' basketball team would give them four outright championships.
Girls' bowling is the only sport Rocky did not win this winter as Moline claimed the title.
Rocky did win boys' basketball, girls' basketball, boys' swimming and girls' bowling in 1986, but United Township won the wrestling title.
The previous record was three sports set by Rocky (boys' basketball, girls' basketball and boys' swimming) in 1991 and Moline (boys' basketball, girls' basketball and wrestling) in 2009.
Today is Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.