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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