Sports' top hits for 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 31, 2012, 6:16 pm
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By Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
They might not be the biggest sports stories of the 2012, but they were the most read. Here are the Top 20 sports stories on our website this year based on clickthroughs:

1. Moline's Lindauer suspended for 'four or five games'
2. Stortz to become Rocks football coach
3. Future Iowa football teammates rivals on the wrestling mats
4. Ealy released as Moline wrestling coach
5. Canadians cleared; Mallards ink five others
6. Baby powder on court causes hour delay to start of Rock Island-Alleman game Friday
7. Alleman's basketball-playing Davis family now enrolled at Annawan
8. Sideline skirmish sparks Rocky to win over Moline
9. Report: Cardinals not extending contract with River Bandits
10. Mallards coach resigns; questions about team persist
11. WB6, Mid-State 6 to merge for only football
12. Sant Amour resigns as football coach at Moline High School
13. Jeff Schimmel names Moline boys' basketball coach
14. Moliner's ejection goes viral on YouTube
15. RI football game moved to Saturday
16. Mallards sued by merchandiser
17. Moline Legion wins Regional title, heads to World Series
18. Mallards getting new owner; camp delays tied to deal
19. Rocky tops Alleman 10-7 in OT
20. L-P football program under siege



















 



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