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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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