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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