Sports' top hits for the week


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Posted Online: April 13, 2014, 7:18 pm
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1. "RI grad Keim back to loving baseball": Josh Keim off to a great start with St. Joseph's College in Indiana.

2. "Transitioning Humphries hot for Leafs": Geneseo baseball standout Cooper Humphries is the week's Metro Pacesetter.

3. "Proposed SAU sports complex a no-brainer": Q-C college beat writer Tom Johnston weighs in St. Ambrose University's proposal for a sports complex.

4. "Late goal pushes Alleman to historic win over UTHS": Raven Wyatt's goal gives the Pioneers what is believed to be their first-ever girls' soccer win over the Panthers.

5. "Big Ten 2014-15 basketball predictions": Illini Nation columnist Kedric Prince looks into his basketball crystal ball.

6. "Ex-Mallards hoping to ground the Flock": Five ex-Mallards play for Grand Rapids as the Rush take on the Mallards in the CHL playoffs.

7. "Hard-hitting Maple Leafs top Moline": Geneseo pulls out a 9-5 nonconference baseball victory over the Maroons.

8. "Sherrard takes advantage of Alleman's defensive mistakes for win": The Tigers get an 11-8 win over the Pioneers in softball, capitalizing on three key errors.

9. "Big weekend by Brill helps Appalachian State win series": Moline grad Matt Brill keys his team winning two of three in the against Wofford.

10. "Mallards rally in OT to tie series": The Mallards draw even to Rapid City by winning a playoff game on the road against the Rapid City Rush.

















 



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