Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: Feb. 03, 2013, 7:57 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. 'Q-C regional first-round pairings': Brackets for the Class 1A Sherrard Regional and Class 2A Rock Island Regional are revealed as the wrestling postseason starts.

2. ''Piggyback Bandit' visits Black Hawk':Sherwin Shayegan, known as the "Piggyback Bandit," made an appearance at the Black Hawk men's basketball game on Tuesday.

3. 'Geneseo, Rock Island set for regional wrestling showdown': Both Geneseo and Rock Island know the title chase at the Class 2A Rock Island Regional will be tough.

4. 'E-P wrestling coach McCullough keeps the fire going': Longtime Erie-Prophetstown wrestling coach Tod McCullough also is a volunteer firefighter in Erie.

5. 'Defense helps Rockridge fend off the Rams': Rockridge earned a 62-52 win over Riverdale in Edgington.

6. 'Q-C hoops poll a near repeat': The No. 1 teams in both the boys' and girls' Quad-Cities Prep Power Poll went unchanged.

7. 'Vice grip on game turns dominant': Moline junior forward Brandon Vice is this week's Metro Pacesetter for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus.

8. 'Kelso's return sparks Pioneers to rout': Making her season debut after an offseason ACL tear, Alleman senior forward Zoe Kelso helped the Pioneers to a 69-22 win over Rockridge.

9. 'Class 2A Rock Island Regional wrestling update': The championship and third-place wrestling bouts are set at the Class 2A Rock Island Regional.

10. 'Rocks top UT to get back in WB6 race': Rock Island earned a 61-51 Western Big 6 Conference boys' basketball win over United Township, but Quincy's loss at Galesburg helped the Rocks get one game back in the league standings.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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