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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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