Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: March 10, 2013, 5:26 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, 'Rocks get rolled in sectional final': The Rock Island boys' basketball team suffered a 71-45 loss to Edwardsville in the Class 4A Pekin Sectional championship game.

2, 'Plenty of good, some bad in Rocks' sectional win': Rock Island had a 23-point second-half lead before sweating out a 63-55 Class 4A Pekin Sectional semifinal win over Normal West.

3, 'Two locals hired to fill key spots at Fyre Lake Golf Club': Justin Stotts, a 1997 Rock Island graduate, has been hired as head pro at the Fyre Lake Golf Club. Aaron Beshears, a 2005 Rockridge graduate, has been promoted to superintendent at the Sherrard facility.

4, 'Rocks look to make history': Rock Island looks to win a boys' basketball sectional in its fourth classification.

5, 'Sigel proves it's all in a name': Rock Island junior guard Trey Sigel is this week's Metro Pacesetter for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus.

6, '2012-13 Dispatch/Argus Area Wrestler of the Year: Mercer County's Zach Nelson': With his undefeated Class 1A 152-pound state title, Mercer County senior Zach Nelson earns the Area's top wrestling honor.

7, 'Rockridge's Happ on Illinois Mr. Basketball ballot': Rockridge junior forward Ethan Happ is one of 40 players in the state appearing on the Illinois Mr. Basketball ballot.

8, '2012-13 Dispatch/Argus Area Wrestling All-Star team': See who made the Area Wrestling All-Star list.

9, 'Rocks' strength comes from their depth': Rock Island reaches the sectional with seven players averaging five points or more.

10, 'Randle's big day leads Stanford past Utah': Stanford sophomore guard and 2011 Rock Island graduate Chasson Randle scored 22 points in the Cardinal's 84-66 win over Utah.




















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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