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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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