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 Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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