FLASHBACK FRIDAY: A look back at prep sports from 5 years ago this week Aug 23, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save High school photos from 5 years ago this week. Targeting a point of emphasis in prep football this season Alleman's Ryan O'Hern runs through tackling drills with the Pioneers team as head coach Dave DeJaegher looks on in Rock Island on Monday, August 18, 2014. Paul Collettifirstname.lastname@example.org George Pratt Memorial Field bleachers nearly done New aluminum bleachers are being added to George Pratt Memorial Field in Aledo. The project is increasing the capacity from 1,000 to 1,800 and replace the older bleachers that were at least 50 years old. Daniel Makarewicz RI girls' soccer coach Dalton faces setback in cancer battle Rock Island girls' soccer coach Conan Dalton had three lesions discovered on his brain after a routine MRI. Dalton, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008, has started chemotherapy for the third time on Aug. 11. Gary Krambeck Banquet part of why the Big 6 remains special The football teams from Rock Island and Quincy met twice last season. The Rocks winning the regular-season meeting in Western Big 6 Conference play and the Blue Devils winning in an IHSA Class 6A playoff game. Todd Welvaert/twelvaert.qconline.com Area cross country preview capsule Kewanee's Rolando Aguilar runs during the Rockridge Invitational last September. Aguilar finished fourth in the Class 1A regional last fall. Gary Krambeck Boys' soccer preview capsules Alleman forward Shawn Malcolm plays the ball during a contest at Geneseo last season. Malcolm is one of eight returners for the Pioneers this season. Chet Strange UT banking on veteran soccer roster United Township midfielder Abraham Chimal plays the ball during a Western Big 6 Conference match against Quincy last fall. Chimal is one of eight returning starters for the Panthers. John Greenwood / email@example.com / file Prep football 'dress rehearsals' tonight around the area Rock Island's Tylnn Hickman (44) lets out a yell last season during pre-game introductions to kickoff the football season at Almquist Field. Paul Colletti UT coach Kirby has health scare during Thursday practice First-year United Township football coach Jason Kirby had a minor health scare during practice on Thursday. Kirby said he plans to be on the sideline during the Panthers' season opener on Aug. 29 at Quincy. Paul Collettifirstname.lastname@example.org Kewanee hopes to build off last year's playoff run Kewanee High School football team run through scrimmages during practice Thursday afternoon August 21, 2014. Gary Krambeckemail@example.com Metro volleyball preview capsules United Township's Tabitha Evans (2) and Madison DeVoss (8) go up for the block against Moline's Cassie Shaw (11) during the first set of a Western Big 6 Conference match at Wharton Field House last October. DeVoss and Shaw are returning starters for their respective teams. Gary Krambeckfirstname.lastname@example.org Moline focusing on not beating itself Moline coach Matt Woods talks it over with junior quarterback Quayshawn Wilson during a practice earlier this month at Coolidge field in Moline. Gary Krambeckemail@example.com Depth gives Mercer County optimism Spencer Wood takes some snaps as quarterback during a Mercer County High School football practice, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Mercer County High School. Todd Welvaertfirstname.lastname@example.org Nothing less than playoffs an acceptable option for Orion in 2014 Orion high school football players Austin Engstrom (31) and Jacob Edmunds go long for a pass during practice Tuesday afternoon August 12, 2014. Gary Krambeckemail@example.com Sherrard Tigers looking for some good breaks Sherrard high school first-year head football coach Brian Adams runs a drill during practice Wednesday morning August 13, 2014. Leah Klafczynskifirstname.lastname@example.org Retooling Panthers still a force to reckon with in TRAC North race Erie-Prophetstown fullback Dylan Binion runs through an offensive drill during practice Tuesday, August, 12, 2014. Todd Welvaertemail@example.com Big guys on lines could be movers shakers for Rams Riverdale High School's football team runs scrimmages during practice Friday afternoon August 15, 2014. Gary Krambeckfirstname.lastname@example.org Wethersfield spikers look to soar to the top of LTC race Wethersfield's Kayli Smith (17) slaps the ball back over the net past Mercer County's Hannah Terrill (6) during the first game at Mercer County Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013. Gary Krambeck Don't forget about these young Titans in LTC race Members of the Annawan-Wethersfield football team run line of scrimmage drills during practice Thursday afternoon August 21, 2014. Gary Krambeckemail@example.com Ridgewood wants a new start Members of the Ridgewood football team run through scrimmages during practice Thursday afternoon August 14, 2014. Gary Krambeckfirstname.lastname@example.org Moline football season opener still in jeopardy Members of the Galesburg football team hold up signs during a protest on last week as the Galesburg Education Association strikes. The football team is allowed to resume practice after District 205 approved a waiver. Steve Davis/Galesburg Register-Mail Steamers ready to take next step back into playoffs Fulton football coach Patrick Lower, middle, runs with his team during a recent practice. The Steamers finished 5-4 last season, their first winning record since 2007. Sauk Valley Newspapers Morrison hoping to get back on track Erie-Prophetstown's Chris Bauer (24) runs the ball while Morrison's Kolin Burn (11) tries to tackle Bauer. Michael Krabbenhoeftemail@example.com RIUTfb20_006a.jpg United Township's Andrew Tynes (21) is pulled down by Rock Island's Doug Wilson (9) and Justin Whitcomb (13) backing up the play during the first quarter Friday Sept. 20, 2013. Gary Krambeck GalesMolfb29_010a.jpg Moline's Tyler Womack (23) is brought down by three Galesburg defenders during the first quarter Friday August 29, 2014. Gary Krambeckfirstname.lastname@example.org GalesMolfb29_024a.jpg Moline's Shaquon Davis (31) heads towards the end zone with Galesburg defender Ben Holloway (30) in on the tackle during the second quarter Friday August 29, 2014. 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