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 Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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