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Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: March 24, 2013, 8:59 pm
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According to the number of click-throughs on QCOnline.com, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week:

1, '2012-13 Dispatch/Argus Metro Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Rock Island's C.J. Carr': Rock Island junior point guard C.J. Carr earns top basketball honors.

2, 'Mallards back in playoffs': The Quad City Mallards earned a Central Hockey League playoff spot with their 4-2 win over Missouri at the i wireless Center.

3, '2012-13 Dispatch/Argus Metro Boys' Basketball All-Star team': Check out which Metro boys' basketball players made the all-star team.

4, 'Hurdling trio ready for competition': Annawan-Wethersfield's Sara Fisher, Rockridge's Devin Hasson and Ridgewood's Molly Jo Smith look to win state hurdling medals for a second consecutive year.

5, 'Alleman sees improvement in Big 6 soccer loss to Quincy': Despite a 5-1 Western Big 6 Conference loss to Quincy, the Alleman girls' soccer team scored its first goal in the series since 2010 and held a first-half lead.

6, 'Geneseo grad Sheley a national wrestling champion': Wisconsin-LaCrosse senior and 2009 Geneseo graduate Adam Sheley won the 141-pound NCAA Division III national title after a 2-1 win in the finals.

7, 'New coach, same expectations at UT': The United Township boys' track program still has the same expectations with new head coach Evan Holschbach starting his first season.

8, 'Randle, Bateman represent in NIT': Stanford sophomore guard and 2011 Rock Island graduate Chasson Randle meets Stephen F. Austin senior guard and 2009 Davenport Central graduate Hal Bateman in the National Invitation Tournament.

9, 'Weather or not? Lingering cold plays havoc on local schedule': Lingering winter temperatures have caused the spring preps schedule to go on hold.

10, Metro girls' track preview capsules': See who returns this season for the Metro girls' track teams.




















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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