The sad and the bad drew several online readers to the sports pages of in 2018.

But so did changes in leadership, as coaches left their posts, whether by their own choices or those of others.

Lewiston native Isaiah Harris generated a lot of interest as he reached track and field success at the national (NCAA championship) and international (earning first professional win in Spain) levels. The most popular story about Harris, though, was the one in which he sat down with Sun Journal reporter Randy Whitehouse and reflected on the impact of growing up Lewiston.

The Looking Back series, in which we caught up with former athletic standouts and looked back at their athletic careers were popular, but none more than the story about former Mt. Blue quarterback Dustin Ireland and his career in the Air Force.

Here are the 10 sports stories that were viewed most in 2018 and the dates they were published, all of which happened to occur in the final five months of the year:

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