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Cornell waits for opportunity after Raiders pass on signing him to practice squad

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Jack Cornell's dream of playing in the NFL is on hold once again. That doesn't mean he's lost faith. After being cut Saturday by the Oakland Raiders, the Quincy native cleared waivers Sunday and then learned Monday he would not be signed to the team's practice squad. Now, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman... More>>

2014 college previews: Quality offseason work creates high expectations for QU volleyball team

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When Quincy University women's volleyball coach Bob Crank took the position in March 2013, the Lady Hawks were halfway through their offseason training and Crank didn't disupt the flow with a myriad of changes... More>>

2014 fall previews: Easy coaching transition has QND tennis thinking big success

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The biggest fan for Quincy Notre Dame tennis player Abby Moore has always been her father, John. Now he's her coach, too. "It's a wonderful thing to experience because not many people get to," said Abby Moore... More>>

2014 fall previews: Blue Devils see potential in youthful lineup

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The Quincy High School girls tennis team is getting a little bit of a makeover. With Amy Dawson, Alyssa Daly and Alexis Petty as the only returning letterwinners, as many as seven new faces will compete for the final... More>>

Youth will be served: QU football team to lean on veteran leadership because of inexperienced roster

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The rigors of the preseason haven't been too rough on Quincy University senior linebacker Ike Onike. "I'm not as tired as I was as a freshman," he said. Nor does he feel as out of place.

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QND preserves one-goal lead, takes third in own tourney

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With a one-goal lead in the 72nd minute of the third-place game of the Quincy Recycle/Quincy Notre Dame Labor Day Tournament, QND goalkeeper Lucas Cline knew he would have to take one for the team. Maine South's Dan... More>>

Uncharacteristic errors cost QHS two matches

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Maliah Blakemore knew the unforced errors were piling for the Quincy High School volleyball team. She was surprised when coach Barb Crist told the team they had 81 errors combined in two matches. The result was two... More>>

Perfect weekend: Blue Devils go undefeated, unscored upon in Midwest Classic

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Undefeated. Unscored upon. Undeniable. That's how the Quincy High School boys soccer players view their weekend. The Blue Devils ran the table in the eighth annual Midwest Classic, beating Jefferson City (Mo.) Helias 3-0 and Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge 1-0 Saturday at Flinn Stadium to finish 3-0,

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Hannibal runs into Helias buzzsaw

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair can't think of a better way to start the season than playing two powerhouses. Even if it means starting with a 1-1 record, including Saturday night's 52-14 loss to Jefferson City Helias at Adkins Stadium.

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Pittsfield opens second Simonson era with road victory

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VARNA, Ill. -- Curt Simonson's return as the head coach of the Pittsfield football program didn't play out like a Hollywood-esque script. The ending wasn't quite picture perfect either.

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Knox County softball team finishes second in Monroe City Tournament

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MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The end result wasn't exactly what she wanted, but Knox County softball coach Becky Barnhill liked what she saw during her team's play Saturday in the Monroe City Tournament. The Lady Eagles took second after a 6-2 loss to Brookfield in the championship game. More>>

Area Roundup: Payson Seymour takes sixth in Macomb Tournament

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The Payson Seymour volleyball team played itself into the fourth-place bracket Saturday at the Macomb Tournament. Once there, the Lady Indians simply ran into teams with more firepower. Metamora beat Payson 25-11, 25-22, leaving the Lady Indians in sixth place after going 2-3 overall. Payson went 2-1 and finished second in its pool.

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  • Ex-Hannibal wrestling star hopes to carry over home success in MMA bout

    Ex-Hannibal wrestling star hopes to carry over home success in MMA bout

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:10:13 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal native Tyler Perry has a streak he would like to extend. "All through high school, I never lost at home," said Perry, the former state champion Hannibal wrestler said. While he won't be...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal native Tyler Perry has a streak he would like to extend. "All through high school, I never lost at home," said Perry, the former state champion Hannibal wrestler said. While he won't be...
  • COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Two second-half goals lifts Culver-Stockton to comeback victory

    COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Two second-half goals lifts Culver-Stockton to comeback victory

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:59:28 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team scored twice in five minutes to beat Monmouth 2-1 at Ayers Field in Canton, Mo. Trailing by a goal at the half, Brittney McMahon scored on a cross delivered by Kira McGrotty in the 49th minute. It was McMahon's third goal in two games for the Wildcats.

    The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team scored twice in five minutes to beat Monmouth 2-1 at Ayers Field in Canton, Mo. Trailing by a goal at the half, Brittney McMahon scored on a cross delivered by Kira McGrotty in the 49th minute. It was McMahon's third goal in two games for the Wildcats.


  • Blue Devils weather the storm, win soccer opener

    Blue Devils weather the storm, win soccer opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:27 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:27:04 GMT
    At first, Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo hesitated to bring Bradyn Nokes up as an attacker. Next time he might not hesitate at all. Less than two minutes into the second half Friday afternoon, Nokes won a corner kick from Blake Wingerter in the air and headed a shot into the right side of the net, giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 victory over Glenbrook North at Flinn Stadium.

    At first, Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo hesitated to bring Bradyn Nokes up as an attacker. Next time he might not hesitate at all. Less than two minutes into the second half Friday afternoon, Nokes won a corner kick from Blake Wingerter in the air and headed a shot into the right side of the net, giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 victory over Glenbrook North at Flinn Stadium.

  • Threlkeld picks up slack with five touchdowns as South Shelby routs Louisiana

    Threlkeld picks up slack with five touchdowns as South Shelby routs Louisiana

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:24:39 GMT
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- "Next man up." That's what South Shelby High School football coach Rob Wilt told his team Friday after starting running back Trace Windsor left the game with a neck injury right before halftime. ...
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- "Next man up." That's what South Shelby High School football coach Rob Wilt told his team Friday after starting running back Trace Windsor left the game with a neck injury right before halftime. ...
  • College Roundup: C-SC men's soccer team opens with victory

    College Roundup: C-SC men's soccer team opens with victory

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:13:27 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team jumped to an early lead and never relinquished control en route to a 4-1 season-opening victory over Westminster Friday. Kevin Urbeck started the scoring for the Wildcats, scoring on a cross from Dominic Caruso just over a minute into the game.


    The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team jumped to an early lead and never relinquished control en route to a 4-1 season-opening victory over Westminster Friday. Kevin Urbeck started the scoring for the Wildcats, scoring on a cross from Dominic Caruso just over a minute into the game.
  • Area Roundup: Eaton leads QND golfers

    Area Roundup: Eaton leads QND golfers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:10:23 GMT
    Drew Eaton earned medalist honors with a 3-under par 32 to help the Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team to the team title at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. The Raiders had a team score of 147, 11 strokes ahead of second-place Monmouth. Macomb took third (161), followed by Bloomington (162) and Central Catholic (163).

    Drew Eaton earned medalist honors with a 3-under par 32 to help the Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team to the team title at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. The Raiders had a team score of 147, 11 strokes ahead of second-place Monmouth. Macomb took third (161), followed by Bloomington (162) and Central Catholic (163).

  • Bivens sparks Central's offense in Keltz's absence

    Bivens sparks Central's offense in Keltz's absence

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:08 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:08:45 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central running back Brody Bivens knew it was his time to shine. With senior Bobby Keltz out, the sophomore had the task of filling the void against North Greene. He was more than confident he could. ...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central running back Brody Bivens knew it was his time to shine. With senior Bobby Keltz out, the sophomore had the task of filling the void against North Greene. He was more than confident he could. ...
  • Weathering the storm: Blue Devils push Panthers aside for season-opening victory

    Weathering the storm: Blue Devils push Panthers aside for season-opening victory

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:07:24 GMT
    Rick Little admits there's been joy watching the Quincy High School football players mature practice by practice throughout this preseason. Friday night, the QHS coach saw it happen minute by minute. United Township sandwiched fourth-quarter touchdown drives around a three-and-out by the Quincy offense, turning a potential blowout into a two-possession game. That's when the budding maturity and character that has impressed Little came through.
    Rick Little admits there's been joy watching the Quincy High School football players mature practice by practice throughout this preseason. Friday night, the QHS coach saw it happen minute by minute. United Township sandwiched fourth-quarter touchdown drives around a three-and-out by the Quincy offense, turning a potential blowout into a two-possession game. That's when the budding maturity and character that has impressed Little came through.

  • Rockford Lutheran knocks off QND in game shortened by weather

    Rockford Lutheran knocks off QND in game shortened by weather

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:06:37 GMT
    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- It took most of the first half for James Robinson and the Rockford Lutheran offense to get rolling during Friday's season opener against Quincy Notre Dame. And thanks to a cluster of thunderstorms, the Raiders never got a chance to answer back.

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- It took most of the first half for James Robinson and the Rockford Lutheran offense to get rolling during Friday's season opener against Quincy Notre Dame. And thanks to a cluster of thunderstorms, the Raiders never got a chance to answer back.

  • Missouri Football Roundup: Kline scores in OT, lifts Palmyra to victory

    Missouri Football Roundup: Kline scores in OT, lifts Palmyra to victory

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:03:33 GMT
    Palmyra's Skyler Kline ran for a 9-yard touchdown in overtime as the Panthers escaped with a 22-14 victory over Bowling Green Friday night. Bowling Green quarterback Jake Niemeyer tied the score at 14 with a 1-yard run with a minute to go in regulation, sending the game to the extra period.

    Palmyra's Skyler Kline ran for a 9-yard touchdown in overtime as the Panthers escaped with a 22-14 victory over Bowling Green Friday night. Bowling Green quarterback Jake Niemeyer tied the score at 14 with a 1-yard run with a minute to go in regulation, sending the game to the extra period.

  • Today's Poll

  • This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the screen debut of "Field of Dreams." Which is your favorite baseball movie?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Bull Durham
    10%
    56 votes
    Field of Dreams
    22%
    131 votes
    The Natural
    12%
    69 votes
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    1%
    8 votes
    Pride of the Yankees
    5%
    30 votes
    The Rookie
    5%
    30 votes
    Major League
    11%
    66 votes
    The Sandlot
    20%
    118 votes
    A League of Their Own
    11%
    64 votes
    Eight Men Out
    3%
    20 votes
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