Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: Nov. 11, 2012, 5:55 pm
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According to the number of clickthroughs on QCOnline.com, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week:

1. 'Mistakes doom Rocky in second-round loss at Ottawa': Up 20-0, the Rocks fall to undefeated Ottawa in the third round of the Class 6A playoffs.

2. 'State title good? Pioneers pound powerhouse Stillman Valley': Top-ranked Alleman posts a 42-7 rout at Augustana's Ericson Field in the 4A third round.

3. 'Football state quarterfinal dates and times announced': Alleman, Mercer County and Annawan-Wethersfield set for Saturday playoff games.

4. 'Quarterfinals football playoff primer'': How the Pioneers, Golden Eagles and Titans stack up against their competition.

5. 'Two TDs in final minutes of first half the turning point as Eagles soar': Mercer County rolls to 43-18 victory over Amboy in the 2A playoffs.

6. ''That's Tom Noe': Alleman fullback providing lift during tough moment': Sports writer Daniel Makarewicz features the Pioneers running back, who suits up in playoff action despite torn ACL.

7. 'Coal City edges Maple Leafs in second round': Geneseo gets sidelined in Class 4A with a 12-10 home loss.

8. 'Alleman-Coal City preview': Makarewicz previews the quarterfinal 4A matchup.

9. 'Sherrard A.D. has nothing but best wishes for Phelps as search for replacement nears its end': Softball coach's ouster caught A.D. Amanda Tidwell by surprise.

10. 'After surprise ouster at Sherrard, Phelps lands on his feet with E-P softball co-op': Phelps winds up taking over the Panthers' program.






















 



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