Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: Jan. 20, 2013, 8:57 pm
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Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com
According to the number of clickthroughs on QCOnline.com, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week:

1. 'RI native wins first round at Australian Open': Madison Keys defeats Australia's Casey Dellacqua 6-4, 7-6 (7-0) to open her play at the tennis major.

2. 'Alleman caps emotional day with first Big 6 win': Anne Bohnert hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Pioneers in a win over Moline, hours after the funeral ceremony of Alleman student Jordan Schmidt in the same gym.

3. 'Plenty of storylines at the Bob Mitton-Orion Invitational': Wrestling beat writer Daniel Makarewicz looks at the last big wrestling invite before regionals.

4. 'Sherrard's Corlett climbing the ladder': Ben Corlett has made wrestling his passion, ranked statewide in Class 1A.

5. 'Moline's Jones captures second straight Geneseo title, Most Outstanding Wrestling honors': The mat spotlight shines brightest on Moline's Adarios Jones.

6. 'Woods officially named Moline football coach': The Moline school board makes it official – Matt Woods will replace Crick Sant Amour.

7. 'Rocks battle to win over Proviso West': Rock Island gets the win, 70-58, at the Naperville Shootout.

8. 'Moline snaps Big 6 losing streak at UT': Moline gets into the boys' basketball WB6 victory column with a 43-46 win over the Panthers.

9. 'Assumption's Daniel eats Pioneers alive': Billy Daniel of the Knights, with 22 points, is too much to handle for Alleman in boys' basketball.

10. 'Rocks fall at Quincy, drop two back in WB6 race': Rock Island falls to Quincy in OT, with the Rocks now 3-2 midway through the conference schedule.

















 



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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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