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, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

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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