Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: April 28, 2013, 8:18 pm
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According to the number of click-throughs on QCOnline.com, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week:

1. "Mid-West 10 football conference inaugural season in jeopardy": A Week 9 contract Peoria Manual has with Eureka could cost the merger of the Western Big 6 with four Mid-States 6 schools.

2. "Alleman's Ledezma puts in the work": The week's Metro Pacesetter is Alleman pitcher Taner Ledezma.

3. "Moline survives late jam, then puts Sherrard away with five-run sixth": In a battle of 2012 state-trophy winners, Moline prevails 11-2 in softball.

4. "A Pioneer promise: Alleman rallies to sweep UT, stays perfect in WB6": Alleman third baseman John Tracey kept his promise to pitcher Cody Sedlock and came up with a game-deciding base hit.

5. "Moline's Baker building soccer program up north": Drew Baker, a 2001 Moline grad, having success at Kenosha Indian Trail High School.

6. "Sherrard girls, Mercer County boys begin big push with Rockridge Invite titles": With track & field sectionals looming, the Tigers and Golden Eagles are at the top of their games.

7. "Mid-West 10 schedule still in flux; league going to IHSA": With no resolution in sight, the new football conference will turn to the IHSA.

8. "Coaches define 'friendly' softball rivalry": Moline coach Mark Gerlach and United Township coach John Alonzo are featured.

9. "Tigers' Crawley running her way back into top form": The week's Area Pacesetter is Sherrard track standout Danielle Crawley.

10. "Mercer County seniors build toward LTC 3-peat": Area beat writer Terry Duckett looks at the success of the Golden Eagles seniors in track & field.

















 



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