Sports' top hits for the week

Posted Online: May 05, 2013, 7:19 pm
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According to the number of click-throughs on, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week.

1, "Done with Jets, 6 job possibilities for Tim Tebow'': Under a microscope for his entire NFL career, Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets and could use one of those microscopes now to find a new job.

2, "Hershel Roberts still remembered'': Even two years after his death, former local racing legend Hershel Roberts is still revered by those in his life.

3, "Rock Island catcher: All that `Jazz''': Rock Island High School softball standout Jasmine Ragusi, the Metro Pacesetter, has been putting up huge number for the Rocks. But she hasn't been reading them – or the feature article on her.

4, "Leafs near peak, win third consecutive Geneseo Invitational title'': In winning their own track & field invitational title, the Geneseo Maple Leafs proved they were in fine form.

5, "Erie's Rus sisters making the most of their time together'': Paige and Peyton Rus, last week's Area Pacesetters, are enjoying one very successful year in Erie-Prophetstown athletic teams.

6, "Orion nipping at Sherrard's heels in WCC North as both pursue Illini West'': The WCC North baseball race is coming down to the final few games as Sherrard tries to defend its crown.

7, "Sixth-inning run and strong pitching gives Spartans first LTC baseball title'': Dusty Werner's big day spurred the Ridgewood Spartans to the Lincoln Trail Conference baseball title.

8, "Sherrard's title repeat hopes still alive'': With a 4-3 victory over Rockridge, the Sherrard baseball team set up a potential West Central Conference showdown with Orion this week.

9, "Alleman knocked from ranks of unbeaten'': Alleman lost its first baseball game of the season in a Western Big 6 Conference split with Galesburg as the Pioneers also failed to wrap up the league crown.

10, "Toporowski's son drafted by major junior team'': Jake Toporowski, the 15-year-old son of former Quad City Mallard standout Kerry, was drafted in the third round of the Western Hockey League's Bantam Draft.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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