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Blue Devils confident regular-season slate has them prepared for postseason

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Wickline seeks to grow Prospect League as new commissioner

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Bryan Wickline has been at the center of a busy offseason for the Prospect League. Wickline was officially tabbed as commissioner Oct. 17., to go along with a change of ownership in the Quincy Gems and the addition of a... More>>

Kokomo's addition to Prospect League eases scheduling for 2015

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The Prospect League has dealt with tough scheduling with an 11-team league the last two seasons. Adding a 12th team, the Kokomo Jackrabbits from Kokomo, Ind., makes it easier for the 2015 season. The league announced in... More>>

QND soccer routs Canton to close out regular season

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Quincy Notre Dame's Aubrey Reis scored a hat trick to fuel a 7-1 victory Monday over Canton, Mo., in a boys soccer match More>>

Hawks add to unbeaten streak, stay atop Great Lakes Valley Conference

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KENOSHA, Wis. — When the Quincy University men's soccer team's offense gets revved up, hardly anyone can slow the Hawks down. Sunday, they proved it again. Jordan Roberts scored twice off Xhovani Dokaj assists as Quincy ran its unbeaten streak... More>>

QU women put up fight, lose as Parkside converts late second-half penalty kick

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KENOSHA, Wis. — Quincy University women's soccer coach Dave Musso believed the Lady Hawks would take a "why not us" attitude about possibly beating undefeated Wisconsin-Parkside. It nearly happened...

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Eaton overcomes inconsistency from injury to secure top-10 state finish

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Drew Eaton never felt he could control the golf ball the way he wanted. Some video evidence simply reiterated it. More>>

Fourth-quarter rally carries Hawks to GLVC road victory

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RENNSELAER, Ind. -- The Quincy University football program has undergone a significant change in demeanor.  A deficit doesn't deter the Hawks.

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Prep Roundup: QND doubles duo places fourth

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The Quincy Notre Dame doubles team of Abby Moore and Olivia Tracy settled for fourth place in this weekend's girls tennis sectional tournament at Springfield, Ill. More>>

College Roundup: Early goal sets tone for C-SC women's soccer team

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Culver-Stockton College women's soccer coach Tyler Tomlinson juggled his lineup for Saturday's Heart of America Athletic Conference game against MidAmerica Nazarene. Keeping his usual penalty-kick weapons onf the bench caused a little concern.

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Round of the year leads to top-five state finish for Limkemann

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DECATUR, Ill. -- Dakota Limkemann truly saved her best for last. After settling into the top 10 following the first day of the Class A girls golf state tournament, the Southeastern senior said she wanted to be consistent and "have the round of the year."

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Raiders ready to take WCC title, seven-game win streak to Florida

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Blue Devils see chance to stand alone atop WB6 slip away in overtime

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GALESBURG, Ill. -- History was made when the Quincy High School football team guaranteed itself a share of the Western Big Six Conference title. Still, the Blue Devils wanted to be selfish. They wanted the title outright.... More>>

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  • Outdoors notebook: Archery deer season off to quality start in Illinois

    Outdoors notebook: Archery deer season off to quality start in Illinois

    Saturday, October 18 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-10-19 00:18:04 GMT
    Illinois bowhunters are enjoying success the first two weeks of the archery deer season. A preliminary total of 8,869 deer have been harvested through the first 13 days, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. That's nearly 900 more deer killed than during the same time frame in 2013, when hunters took 7,987 deer.
    Illinois bowhunters are enjoying success the first two weeks of the archery deer season. A preliminary total of 8,869 deer have been harvested through the first 13 days, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. That's nearly 900 more deer killed than during the same time frame in 2013, when hunters took 7,987 deer.

  • Central's unbeaten run in regular season ends with loss to Carrollton

    Central's unbeaten run in regular season ends with loss to Carrollton

    Saturday, October 18 2014 2:22 AM EDT2014-10-18 06:22:06 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central running back Alger Saldana was blunt after the loss to Carrollton, but he was also optimistic. "We finally got our butts handed to us," Saldana said. "(Carrollton) is great team for a reason....
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central running back Alger Saldana was blunt after the loss to Carrollton, but he was also optimistic. "We finally got our butts handed to us," Saldana said. "(Carrollton) is great team for a reason....
  • Area Roundup: QND tennis team earns state tournament berth

    Area Roundup: QND tennis team earns state tournament berth

    Saturday, October 18 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-10-18 06:15:10 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame's tennis team had a doubles team earn an automatic bid to next weekend's state tournament after a victory Friday in the Springfield Sectional. The Lady Raiders' fourth-seeded duo of Abby Moore and Olivia Tracy defeated Quincy High School's fifth-seeded Amy Dawson and Alyssa Daly 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 to advance to Saturday's round.
    Quincy Notre Dame's tennis team had a doubles team earn an automatic bid to next weekend's state tournament after a victory Friday in the Springfield Sectional. The Lady Raiders' fourth-seeded duo of Abby Moore and Olivia Tracy defeated Quincy High School's fifth-seeded Amy Dawson and Alyssa Daly 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 to advance to Saturday's round.
  • Monroe City shuts out Palmyra to close regular season

    Monroe City shuts out Palmyra to close regular season

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-10-18 05:48:42 GMT
    The Monroe City High School football team wanted to head into the postseason with some positive energy. A huge conference win on the road to end the regular season is a good way to create that energy. Monroe City was...
    The Monroe City High School football team wanted to head into the postseason with some positive energy. A huge conference win on the road to end the regular season is a good way to create that energy. Monroe City was...
  • Battle runs down Hannibal in regular-season finale

    Battle runs down Hannibal in regular-season finale

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-10-18 05:45:59 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal football team got a taste of its own medicine Friday night. The Pirates don't want that to happen again.

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  • Lady Hawks fall to Flyers for first time since 1999

    Lady Hawks fall to Flyers for first time since 1999

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-10-18 05:35:06 GMT
      ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy University women's soccer team erased one deficit. The Lady Hawks ran out of time to erase another.  Lewis pounced on a rebound in the 76th minute, getting the deciding goal from Lauren Grady in a 2-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory at Lewis Stadium.


    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy University women's soccer team erased one deficit. The Lady Hawks ran out of time to erase another.  Lewis pounced on a rebound in the 76th minute, getting the deciding goal from Lauren Grady in a 2-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory at Lewis Stadium.
  • Roberts, Reis connect for game-winning goal in OT as Hawks stay unbeaten

    Roberts, Reis connect for game-winning goal in OT as Hawks stay unbeaten

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:32 AM EDT2014-10-18 05:32:42 GMT
    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy University men's soccer team made winning look easy last weekend. Hawks coach Mike Carpenter feared it was too easy.

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy University men's soccer team made winning look easy last weekend. Hawks coach Mike Carpenter feared it was too easy.

  • College football preview: Culver-Stockton College at Missouri Valley

    College football preview: Culver-Stockton College at Missouri Valley

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-10-18 01:28:24 GMT
    C-SC AT MISSOURI VALLEY When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Gregg-Mitchell Field, Marshall, Mo. Radio: KCSW 97.1 FM Records: C-SC -- 2-4 (0-4 Heart of America Athletic Conference). Missouri Valley -- 3-2 (3-1 HAAC). ...
    C-SC AT MISSOURI VALLEY When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Gregg-Mitchell Field, Marshall, Mo. Radio: KCSW 97.1 FM Records: C-SC -- 2-4 (0-4 Heart of America Athletic Conference). Missouri Valley -- 3-2 (3-1 HAAC). ...
  • College football preview: Quincy University at Saint Joseph's

    College football preview: Quincy University at Saint Joseph's

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-10-18 01:27:27 GMT
    QU AT SAINT JOSEPH'S When: Noon Saturday Where: Alumni Stadium, Rensselaer, Ind. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: QU -- 3-3 (1-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Saint Joseph's -- 5-1 (2-1 GLVC). Coaches: QU...
    QU AT SAINT JOSEPH'S When: Noon Saturday Where: Alumni Stadium, Rensselaer, Ind. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: QU -- 3-3 (1-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Saint Joseph's -- 5-1 (2-1 GLVC). Coaches: QU...
  • Southeastern's Limkemann finds fairways and greens, positions herself for strong finish

    Southeastern's Limkemann finds fairways and greens, positions herself for strong finish

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-10-18 01:26:30 GMT
    DECATUR, Ill. -- Had it not been for those final two holes, Dakota Limkemann would have liked her round even better. As it was, the Southeastern senior golfer couldn't complain much about her position. Limkemann posted a 2-over 38 on her first nine, battled through a rough patch on her second nine, and shot an 8-over 80 at Red Tail Run Golf Course in the Class A state tournament.
    DECATUR, Ill. -- Had it not been for those final two holes, Dakota Limkemann would have liked her round even better. As it was, the Southeastern senior golfer couldn't complain much about her position. Limkemann posted a 2-over 38 on her first nine, battled through a rough patch on her second nine, and shot an 8-over 80 at Red Tail Run Golf Course in the Class A state tournament.

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  • QND's Eaton shows his resolve to stay in contention at state golf tourney

    QND's Eaton shows his resolve to stay in contention at state golf tourney

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-10-18 01:24:29 GMT
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- On a average day, Drew Eaton estimates he hits his hybrid club 215 yards. Well, Friday was anything but average. With winds blowing steady across the Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University course at 20-25 mph and gusting as strong as 40 mph, Eaton and the rest of field in the Class 2A state tournament had to make serious adjustments. It meant taking an extra club for most shots.
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- On a average day, Drew Eaton estimates he hits his hybrid club 215 yards. Well, Friday was anything but average. With winds blowing steady across the Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University course at 20-25 mph and gusting as strong as 40 mph, Eaton and the rest of field in the Class 2A state tournament had to make serious adjustments. It meant taking an extra club for most shots.

  • SCHUCKMAN: Friendship helps QHS doubles team exceed expectations

    SCHUCKMAN: Friendship helps QHS doubles team exceed expectations

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:23:20 GMT
    From the outside looking in, Amy Dawson and Alyssa Daly saw what they wanted. They are one solid weekend of play away from achieving it. This year's No. 1 doubles pairing for the Quincy High School girls'...
    From the outside looking in, Amy Dawson and Alyssa Daly saw what they wanted. They are one solid weekend of play away from achieving it. This year's No. 1 doubles pairing for the Quincy High School girls'...
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates wrap up conference volleyball crown

    AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates wrap up conference volleyball crown

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:20:15 GMT
    The Hannibal volleyball team sealed the North Central Missouri Conference championship with an 18-25, 25-20, 25-22 victory over Boonville Thursday night at Boonville, Mo. Lauren Wheelan and Sydney Bennett led the Lady Pirates with seven kills apiece.
    The Hannibal volleyball team sealed the North Central Missouri Conference championship with an 18-25, 25-20, 25-22 victory over Boonville Thursday night at Boonville, Mo. Lauren Wheelan and Sydney Bennett led the Lady Pirates with seven kills apiece.
  • Jarvis' pitching, Canton's offense propel Lady Tigers to Class 1 quarterfinals

    Jarvis' pitching, Canton's offense propel Lady Tigers to Class 1 quarterfinals

    Friday, October 17 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-10-17 10:27:15 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. — Olivia Jarvis believed the Canton softball team could make it to the state quarterfinals. When the Lady Tigers secured that spot with an 8-0 victory Thursday over Macon County in the Class 1 sectional...
    CANTON, Mo. — Olivia Jarvis believed the Canton softball team could make it to the state quarterfinals. When the Lady Tigers secured that spot with an 8-0 victory Thursday over Macon County in the Class 1 sectional...
  • Centralia's offense too much for Highland to overcome in sectional loss

    Centralia's offense too much for Highland to overcome in sectional loss

    Friday, October 17 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-10-17 10:22:57 GMT
    EWING, Mo. — Highland outfielder Taylor Hamilton struggled to put the Class 2 softball sectional loss to Centralia into words. The Panthers used a six-run sixth to secure a 12-1 victory over the Lady Cougars...
    EWING, Mo. — Highland outfielder Taylor Hamilton struggled to put the Class 2 softball sectional loss to Centralia into words. The Panthers used a six-run sixth to secure a 12-1 victory over the Lady Cougars...
  • Prep football preview: Quincy High School at Galesburg

    Prep football preview: Quincy High School at Galesburg

    Thursday, October 16 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-10-16 18:21:13 GMT
    Title at stake: The Blue Devils are guaranteed no worse than a share of the WB6 championship -- their first taste of the title since 1974. If they don't win it outright with a victory, the possibility exists there could be a three-way tie for the title...
    Title at stake: The Blue Devils are guaranteed no worse than a share of the WB6 championship -- their first taste of the title since 1974. If they don't win it outright with a victory, the possibility exists there could be a three-way tie for the title...
  • Prep football preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Monmouth-Roseville

    Prep football preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Monmouth-Roseville

    Thursday, October 16 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-10-16 18:19:12 GMT
    Playoff positioning: With their 12th straight playoff appearance secure, the Raiders go after the outright WCC championship and try to lock up a first-round home playoff game. Should QND win its final two games and finish 8-1...
    Playoff positioning: With their 12th straight playoff appearance secure, the Raiders go after the outright WCC championship and try to lock up a first-round home playoff game. Should QND win its final two games and finish 8-1...
  • Prep football preview: Columbia Battle at Hannibal

    Prep football preview: Columbia Battle at Hannibal

    Thursday, October 16 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-10-16 18:13:58 GMT
    District tuneup: Knowing second-ranked Helias likely will be the No. 1 district seed and looms as the biggest hurdle between the Pirates and a deep playoff run, Hannibal is going to get the perfect district primer against Battle...
    District tuneup: Knowing second-ranked Helias likely will be the No. 1 district seed and looms as the biggest hurdle between the Pirates and a deep playoff run, Hannibal is going to get the perfect district primer against Battle...
  • Game of the year: Palmyra, Monroe City ready for annual battle

    Game of the year: Palmyra, Monroe City ready for annual battle

    Thursday, October 16 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-10-16 18:04:19 GMT
    Palmyra lineman Joe Drebes wants to beat Monroe City every year. In fact, he considers it the most important game on the Palmyra football team's schedule. "If there's anyone we want to beat in a season...
    Palmyra lineman Joe Drebes wants to beat Monroe City every year. In fact, he considers it the most important game on the Palmyra football team's schedule. "If there's anyone we want to beat in a season...
  • Central ready to make statement against Carrollton as postseason looms

    Central ready to make statement against Carrollton as postseason looms

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:56:09 GMT
    Bobby Keltz wants the Central football team to be considered the best in Class 1A. Friday night, the second-ranked Panthers have the chance to make everyone believe it. Fourth-ranked Carrollton visits Camp Point...
    Bobby Keltz wants the Central football team to be considered the best in Class 1A. Friday night, the second-ranked Panthers have the chance to make everyone believe it. Fourth-ranked Carrollton visits Camp Point...
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  • Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:48:14 GMT
    The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.
    The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.
  • 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

    'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:37:56 GMT
    Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African courthouse to hear his sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police...
  • Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

    Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

    Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house"...
    Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that...
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