But never has it been more accurate: The Oregon girls bowling team is on a roll. The Hawks defeated St. Bede on Wednesday 2,893-2,460. It marked the 53rd consecutive dual match victory for the Hawks. “It’s kind of hard to explain,” said second-year coach Eric Carlson. Back in December of 2014, Oregon lost a match to Marengo. The Hawks have lived in the “W” column ever since. And they’ve lived their fairly comfortably.
The past 12 months in the Rockford area have provided many historic results, from state champions to locals shining at the professional level. So with the calendar about to turn to 2018, it is the obligatory responsibility of every self-respecting journalist to hunker over his/her keyboard and bang out a “Best of” list. And far be it for me to shirk my responsibilities. So here are the top local sports stories from 2017. But before we get into the list, I have to iron out the criteria.
Last Thursday, former Boylan standout Bryanna Weiskircher came just short of any college athlete’s dream: a national title. Weiskircher and her Penn State volleyball team entered the postseason as Big Ten champs (19-1), ranked No. 1 in the nation with a record of 33-2. The Nittany Lions proceeded to roll past Howard, Pittsburgh, Missouri and Michigan State to reach the Final Four. But that’s where fellow Big Ten power Nebraska ended Penn State’s season with a 3-2 victory.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".