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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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