Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: Jan. 27, 2013, 7:22 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. 'Brown steps down as Bandits GM': In a surprise move and citing personal reasons, Stefanie Brown steps down as the general manager of the Quad City River Bandits but will remain in a lesser position.
2. 'Ealy, Thompson set for first-ever meeting': Long-time friends James Ealy, Alleman's wrestling coach, and Todd Thompson, Moline's coach, talk about their teams matching up on the Big 6 mats.
3. 'New boys No. 1 in QC hoops poll': Bettendorf replaces Rock Island atop the Dispatch/Argus boys' basketball power poll.
4. 'RI's Pappas wants something big': This week's Metro Pacesetter is Rock Island sophomore swimmer George Pappas.
5. 'Geneseo wrestling outlasts Mercer County in state-rated showdown': Geneseo, ranked No. 8 in 2A, defeated Mercer County, ranked No. 5 in 1A, by a score of 34-28.
6. 'Sellout success! Mallards maul Denver for capacity crowd': The Mallards win big, 7-1, in front of their biggest crowd in exactly 10 years, a draw of 9,347.
7. 'Moline upsets Galesburg': Moline stays hot with a one-point road win over Galesburg in the Western Big 6 boys' basketball.
8. 'Mercer County's Nelson wins fourth Bob Mitton title': Golden Eagles wrestler Zach Nelson makes it 4-for-4 in winning a championship at the prestigious wrestling tournament.
9. 'Moline grad Lindauer ready for key season': Moline's Thomas Lindauer is anxious to make an impression as the starting shortstop for the University of Illinois.
10. 'Tigers, Rams earn 2A girls top seeds; Bravettes, Lady Prophets tops in 1A': The girls' basketball regional seeds are in for Class 1A/2A, bringing big news to Sherrard, Riverdale, Annawan and Prophetstown.



















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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