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 Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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