Sports' top hits for the week

Posted Online: May 11, 2014, 6:37 pm
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Marc Nesseler,
1. "Illini signee Finke remains unfazed": Illini recruit Michael Finke has naysayers, but don't fret, Illini fans, says Illini Nation columnist Kedric Prince.

2. "Geneseo goalie Dietrich commits to Illinois as walk-on": Darci Dietrich has posted 22 shutouts in the past two seasons for the Leafs' girls' soccer team.

3. "Records fall as Rocks win Big 6 title": Rock Island gets a record-setting day from Mystique Thompson to win the conference girls' track & field title.

4. "UT grad Pavelonis continues to fight through adversity": Chase Pavelonis continues to suceeds despiote adversity of surgeries and loss of grandmother.

5. "Rockridge softball rolls; Rocket baseball scores late to top Orion": The Rockets sweep Orion in a night of softball and baseball, with baseball full of the tense moments.

6. "Moline softball stops Sherrard": The Maroons blank Tigers 3-0 in a battle of Quad-Cities area softball powers.

7. "Moline-UT softball split gives Alleman inside title track": UT upsets Moline in softball to put Alleman a sweep of Quincy away from the Big 6 title.

8. "Moline tops UT, stays undefeated in WB6 girls' soccer race": A win over UT sets the stage for Moline going for the conference title the next week in a match with Quincy.

9. "Panthers sweep Maroons, have baseball title in sight": UT takes two from Moline to keep alive WB6 baseball title hopes.

10. "Leafs take second at State Line Challenge": Playing for the title but with prom preparations for much of the Leafs, underclassmen fall to Mount Prospect's varsity squad.


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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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