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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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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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