Originally Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 7:32 pm
Last Updated: March 31, 2013, 11:52 pm

Sports' top hits for the week

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Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com

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Photo: John Greenwood
Jeremy Finch, right, demonstrates a move during a preseason practice last year. Finch officially resigned as the Mercer County wrestling coach on Friday to become an assistant at Davenport Assumption. Finch's son and reigning 138-pound state runner-up Tristen Finch is transferring to Assumption as well.

According to the number of click-throughs on QCOnline.com, these were the most popular sports stories for the past week:

1. 'Finch resigns as Mercer County wrestling coach, accepts position at Assumption': Coach Jeremy Finch leaves the Golden Eagles for an assistant's job with the Knights, with his son, state runner-up Tristen, also heading to Assumption next fall.

2. 'Saturday's sport shorts': There's only one way to explain this: The Quad-Cities was hungry for a nice-enough day for spring sports teams to get outside.

3. 'Happ named Dispatch/Argus Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year': Wisconsin-bound Rockridge junior Ethan Happ is named the best among rural hoopsters.

4. 'Dispatch/Argus Area Basketball All-Stars': Our full-page color presentation of the best in area boys' basketball.'

5. 'Erickson gets Rocks off to fast start': Rock Island pitcher Matt Erickson is the first Metro Pacesetter of the spring sports, striking out 18 in his first outing.

6. 'Erie's Johnston shooting for big-school respect': A preview of the Illinois-Iowa Senior All-Star basketball game feature's Erie's Jacob Johnston.

7. 'Polite's UT's guys now know: Previous stint for Panthers' coach was Florida Gulf Coast': The NCAA's Cinderella team, No. 15 seed Florida Golf Coast, has a Q-C connection – It's where coach Marc Polite coached before returning to UT.

8. 'Illinois dominates boys' star showcase': Rocky's Trae Babers is the MVP of Illinois' 87-69 win over Iowa.

9. 'Carr worried more about next season': RI's C.J. Carr looks ahead as he embarks on a Q-C Elite season.

10. 'Riverdale quintent to unveil college choices': Riverdale athletes Drew Beale, Amanda Brummet, Liz Oltman, Mitchell Sand and Logan Sherman tell of their college plans.