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, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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