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 Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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