The Quad City Mallards dropped the first game in their best of 7 series with the Rapid City Rush, 5-1. The Rush scored first just 5-minutes into the game. They added two more goals in the second and third periods. Mallards avoided the shutout with a late goal in the third.
Derrick Willies, the former Rock Island and Burlington football star, has impressed the Iowa coaches. Starting Iowa Quarterback Jake Rudock likes what he's seen from the young player.
Ethan Happ, a Rockridge Senior, has committed to continue his basketball career at the University of Wisconsin. Happ has enjoyed watching the Badgers run to the Final Four and is excited about his future with the team.