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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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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