Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: Dec. 09, 2012, 6:47 pm
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According to the number of clickthroughs on QCOnline.com, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week:

1. "RI's Bishop focuses on achieving goals, not perfect body" -- Rock Island senior swimmer Kelly Bishop discusses her battle with anorexia and bulimia that kept her away from the pool for five weeks earlier this year.

2. "Alleman, Mercer County adjusting to late starts" -- The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus prep wrestling notebook looks at Alleman and Mercer County adjusting from football to the mats.

3. "Moline runner signs with Nike" -- Moline product Aisha Praught signs a professional running contract with Nike.

4. "Pioneers overcome double-digit deficit to beat Moline" -- Alleman trailed 14-2 after one quarter against Moline, but the Pioneers came back for a 44-39 Western Big 6 Conference win.

5. "Riverdale honors its good ol' Boyd" -- Riverdale announces its wrestling tournament will be renamed to the Jim Boyd Invitational. Boyd coached the Rams from 1983-93.

6. "Big 6 out to prove this is no down year" -- Western Big 6 Conference boys' basketball coaches -- speaking at the Genesis Shootout press conference -- are hoping to make a statement that this is no down year.

7. "The sky is the limit for Overton" -- The Ashford men's basketball team has high expectations for freshman guard and 2012 United Township grad Damon Overton.

8. "Rocks do what they do best in win over UT" -- Rock Island rolls to an 80-32 Western Big 6 Conference win at United Township.

9. "Rocks stay perfect with win over Minooka" -- Minooka was no match for Rock Island, which earned a 62-44 win at Rock Island Fieldhouse.

10. "A great rivalry lost: Augustana-St. Ambrose to end basketball series" -- The Augustana-St. Ambrose men's basketball rivalry will end after this season.




















 



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