Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: April 07, 2013, 8:07 pm
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Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com
According to the number of click-throughs on QCOnline.com, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week:

1. 'Fyre Lake opening still on hold': In spite of an e-mail that said otherwise, the Sherrard golf course still hasn't pinpointed a start date.

2. ''Former Mallard Snowden still fighting': John Snowden of the Fort Worth Brahmas haunts his former Mallards team.

3. 'Lucky Ebner gets Hall call': Rock Island assistant football coach Steve Ebner tells how fortunate he is to be inducted into the state's hall of fame.

4. 'UT boys win another Shipley title': The Panthers' boys team shows its talent and depth to start the outdoor track & field season.

5. 'More OT heartbreak for Mallards': The Quad City Mallards lose a second straight CHL playoff game in overtime to trail 3-0 in the best-of-7 series.

6. 'April Fool's Day, Mallards wish weekend was a joke': The Mallards must bounce back from a pair of could-have-been wins as they bring the playoffs vs. Fort Wayne to the I wireless Center.

7. 'Tigers hand Maple Leafs first setback': Sherrard defeats defending Class 3A regional champion Geneseo 8-5 on the baseball diamond.

8. 'Pioneers find scoring touch against Rock Island': Alleman posts a 4-0 shutout over the Rocks in girls' soccer.

9. 'Dead Ducks? Not yet, as Mallards eye tall task of overcoming 3-0 series deficit': Mallards beat writer Steve Tappa previews Game 4 of the Quad City-Fort Wayne CHL playoff series.

10. 'Giovannine kicks off recruiting class with bigs': Augustana men's basketball coach Grey Gionvannine inks a pair of big men from Bishop MacNamara and LaSalle-Peru.



















 




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