2022 Year in Review: Muddy River Sports’s top 10 stories


The end of the season saga surrounding Palmyra football coach Kevin Miles led to Muddy River Sports readers clicking on those stories more than any other in 2022. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — A tumultuous and resignation of a high school football coach. A magical run to a state championship game appearance. A bicycle ride from one coast to the other. A shot for the ages.

Those were the moments our readers wanted to know about.

Here are the most viewed stories on Muddy River Sports in 2022 as determined by the readers based on the pageviews for each story.

1. Palmyra football team forfeits six games after self-reporting violation of quarters played rule

2. Illinois boys basketball state rankings: Liberty is lone area team in top 10

3. ‘This isn’t a decision I took lightly’: Miles resigns as Palmyra football coach after 12 seasons at helm

4. Taste of Champaign: Panthers leave no doubt they belong in state title game after dismantling Mustangs

5. From sea to shining sea: Quincy native tackling TransAmerica Bicycle Trail

6. Wreck it, Ralph! QHS sophomore guard’s game-winning layup ends Kahoks’ win streak, sends Blue Devils into sectional title game

7. 50 After 50: All-Stater for No. 24 Saukees nearly didn’t play so he could raise his infant daughter

8. Southeastern sits No. 1 in initial Class 1A state poll, Quincy High School is No. 8 in Class 4A

9. Taking what they’re given: Blue Devils rack up 585 yards, record second playoff victory in school history

10. Culver-Stockton’s Rupcich signs free-agent contract with Tennessee Titans

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