Sports' top hits for the week

Posted Online: May 11, 2014, 6:37 pm
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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 Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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