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Prep softball
United Township 11, Geneseo 1 (6 inn.): Playing just their 13th game of the season, the UTHS Panthers dispatched the Maple Leafs in just six innings. The Panthers started off hot, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning and added eight more in the third. Brooke Prior (8-1) got the pitching win for the Panthers. Prior also had a pair of hits, including a triple, and drove in a pair of runs. Mackenzie Gustafson had a trio of hits, including a home run, and drove in four for the Panthers. Darrian Gillette led the Maple Leafs with three hits, including a double.

Sherrard 7, Rock Island 5: The Tigers scored four first-inning runs and never looked back in their nonconference victory over the Rocks. Carly Adams knocked in a pair of Tiger runs and had a double. Kylee Villareal had a pair of hits for Rock Island, and Brie Hart had a double and knocked in three runs.

Alleman 6, La Salle-Peru 2: The Alleman Pioneers rode Maddie McGuire's three hits and three RBIs to their 15th victory. Her big blast was a two-run, first-inning home run. Isabell Anderson also tallied three hits, and Chasney Jenkins had two to back pitcher Dakota Stout's winning efforts.

Riverdale 5, Bureau Valley 4: The Riverdale Rams needed seven innings to defeat Bureau Valley, scoring the game-winner in the top of the seventh. Sadie Mosher struck out 16 Storm batters and allowed just one walk as all four of her runs were unearned because of four Ram errors. Chloe Sullivan had a big day at the plate with a double and a triple and four RBIs.

Prep baseball
Normal West 6, Moline 3: Playing in what could end up being the decision maker for the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Class 4A Normal Community Regional, the hosting Maroons were upended by Normal West. Matt Brill had a pair of hits for Moline — a double and a home run — and drove in a pair of runs. The loss halted Moline's winning streak at eight games.

Alleman 6, United Township 4: Alleman bounced back from its first defeat of the season by beating Western Big 6 Conference rival UTHS in a nonconference battle at Gerard's Yard. Taner Ledezma had a fifth-inning, game-winning two-run home run for the Pioneers, one of his three hits. Sean Wetherell, Sam Lootens and Kevin O'Keeffe each rapped out a pair of hits for Alleman. United Township's Connor Gunneman had three hits, one of which was a home run, and a pair of RBIs.

Erie-Prophetstown 6, Newman 5: Jordan Chandler pitched the final three innings in relief, allowing one run and one hit in picking the victory. He struck out two, but had three walks. Ken Cole had a home run and two RBIs, and Owen McConnell led the team with two hits. Chandler also had two RBIs.

Prep girls soccer
United Township 3, Morton 2: It wasn't about the quantity of shots taken, but the quality. United Township made the most of its five shots on goal in the victory, while Morton had seven. Katie Johnson scored the game-winning goal with a minute to play. Alora Esparza and Sagima Munoz scored UT's other goals. Emily Robinson had two assists for UT.

Orion-Sherrard 9, DePue 0: On Orion-Sherrard's senior night, all nine goals and their six assists were tallied by seniors. Mallerie West led O-S with a hat trick and also logged one of those assists.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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