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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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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