Prep Girls Golf

QND girls golf in search of new coach

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Nov. 22, 2016 8:55 am

The Quincy Notre Dame girls golf team is looking for a new coach.

Former coach Allison Hall turned in her resignation to QND athletic director Bill Connell after two seasons with the team.

"She's got a couple kids, so we certainly understand that," Connell said. "She did a quality job with the team."

Under Hall, numbers in the QND golf team grew. In her first season, the Lady Raiders didn't have enough golfers to compete in team standings at tournaments. Last fall, QND was able to do that.

QND's Haley Haugh was the strongest golfer under Hall. In 2015, Haugh finished tied for 50th at the Class 1A state golf tournament with a two-day score of 184.

That's what Connell hopes the next coach can continue.

"If you have five, six, seven girls out for golf you've done an outstanding job," Connell said. "That's who she is. I'm sad she won't be there."

Connell said there's no timetable to name the next coach. If anyone is interested, they can give Connell a call at 217-223-2509 or email him at

Borrowman scores 1,000th career point

Blair Borrowman is off to a blistering start to her junior season on the Western girls basketball team.

In a 32-28 victory over Pittsfield last week, Borrowman scored a game-high 17 points and scored her 1,000th career point in the process. Borrowman has since torched opponents since surpassing the milestone as she scored 22 points in a victory over Payson Seymour and had a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds in a victory over Rushville-Industry.

Local players to compete in Florida

Pike County will be well-represented in a softball tournament in Florida later this week.

Victoria Weir, Lonita Ash, Jordan Walston and Chole Mellon were selected to play in the Junior All-American Games at Foxworth Campus/By-Pass Park on Nov. 25-27 in Venice, Fla.

The four Western softball players play for the USSSA Pride Angels. Game Day USA, a sports event management firm in Naperville, organizes the tournament and selected the four Western players.

The tournament features top softball players from 32 different states.

Besides games, the event also includes instruction, a skill showcases, a home run derby and the opportunity for players to be recruited by college coaches.

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