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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 10:49 pm
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Prep baseball
Moline 9, United Township 1:
On the back of a three-run first inning, Moline defeated rival United Township in nonconference action. The Maroons notched two runs in the second, a single run in the third and three more in the ninth. Brett Newberg got the pitching win for the Maroons and was backed by brothers Mitch and Drew Owens, who each had a pair of hits and knocked in a pair of runs.

Alleman 9, Princeton 3: Princeton jumped out to three first inning runs against Alleman starter Miguel Sierra, but that's all the Pioneer pitcher gave up. The offense picked him up from there, scoring a pair of runs in the first and third, a single run in the fourth and four more in the fifth. John Tracey led the way for the Pioneers, totaling two hits and driving in a pair of runs. Taner Ledezma homered for Alleman, driving in a trio of runs.

Peoria Notre Dame 9, Rock Island 8: The Irish scored eight runs in the first three innings and proved to be too much for the Rocks to overcome. PND picked up another run in the bottom of the sixth after the Rocks narrowed the lead to 8-6. Rock Island scored a pair of runs in the seventh and had the tying run on second with two outs, but couldn't cash in. Zach Chapman and Paul Sanders each tallied two RBIs on the game for Rock Island.

Geneseo 1, Sterling 0: It took a sacrifice fly to bring home the games only run in the bottom of the seventh. The Maple Leafs' Adam Stenzel was the lone player to reach home plate, and Geneseo's Zach Alexander earned the win in the pitchers' duel with a complete-game shutout.

Annawan-Wethersfield steal pair of wins: The Titans came from behind after trailing in both games to earn the sweep with 3-2 win in nine innings, and a 3-1 in seven. In the first game, Trey Hannam slugged a home run and a double to bring two runs across to vault the Titans into the game. In the second game, the Titans' Cody Phillips struck out 14, allowing only one run. Tyler Litton and Hannam hit home runs to provide the Titans offense.

Golden Eagles sweep in five: Mercer County was dominate, taking the first game 22-2 and the second game 18-0, both in five innings. The Golden Eagles' Ryan Garrett and Tanner Matlick went yard in the first game as Mercer County put together 16 hits. In the second game, Mercer County piled up 11 runs in the second inning.

Prep softball
Riverdale 6, Fulton 0:
The Rams' Sadie Mosher continues her sensational season, earning a win in the circle and tallying four hits. Mosher completed the shutout, scattering three hits with 11 strikeouts and no walks.

Geneseo 6, Streator 4: The Maple Leafs' Jena Reddig pounded a two-run double to highlight a come-from-behind, four-run seventh inning. The Leafs' Jennifer Yager earned a win, and Darian Gillette, Dalee Medley each tallied a pair of hits.

Annawan-Wethersfield picks up pair of wins: The Titans' bats earned them the sweep in the twinbill with a 11-7 and 14-0 win. In the first game, Celina VanHyfte slugged three hits, with a home run and three RBIs. In the second game, Megan Foes smacked three hits, a pair of RBIs and picked up the win in the circle.

Prep girl's soccer
Alleman 7, Pekin 0:
The Pioneers bombarded Pekin with 21 shots, and held Pekin without shot on goal. The Pioneers' Alexandria Serra and Olivia Gonzalez scored two goals each. Emily Bollman scored a goal and added an assist for Alleman.

Prep boys' tennis
Alleman 6, United Township 3:
The Pioneers' Mark McLaughlin earned a win at No. 1 singles, and United Township's Taylor Mack fought his way to a three-set 2-6, 6-2, 10-8 win. In doubles, Mack and Stephen Golden are making a name for themselves, earning a 6-3, 0-6, 10-6 win. Alleman's Garret Larsen, Sam Gelski and Sam Woeber earned wins that helped decide the meet for the Pioneers.

Geneseo 3, Dixon 2: The Maple Leafs' Shawn DePauw and Connor Vandersnick are continuing to be a lethal 1-2 punch as Geneseo swept the singles. Jacob Stimes and Luke Verplates earned the pivotal win in doubles to give the Leafs the victory.

QC college baseball
The Braves tearing up Arrowhead:
Black Hawk swept through Carl Sandburg improving the Braves Arrowhead record to 13-1. Black Hawk took the first game of the twin bill 5-2, and then 8-3 in the second game. Black Hawk scored two runs in the first inning and that would be all that Tommy Argo needed picked up his third win of the season. Black Hawk saw the bats come to life in the second game, Kendall Patrick tallied three hits with a pair of doubles.


Local events heading

  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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