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QND's Polak commits to play baseball at South Carolina

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Despite being courted by many of the nation's top collegiate baseball programs, Joey Polak had taken the extra attention in stride. More>>

Taylor's hit awakens Gems' bats, beat Cavemen

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Demetre Taylor wasn't lacking confidence as he dug in for his third at-bat to lead off the sixth inning against the Hannibal Cavemen. The Quincy Gems' No. 3 hitter struck out twice in his... More>>

Dunker making Victory Lane his home once again at Quincy Raceways

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By most drivers' standards, Tony Dunker's season would be considered an unquestionable success. Unfortunately, because of what Dunker accomplished the two preceding years, this summer has seemed rather pedestrian.... More>>

Hinkamper claims fifth straight Quincy city singles tennis title

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Ian Hinkamper lasered a return shot from Ryan Schnack during the second set of Sunday's Quincy Tennis Association men's open division singles championship. The ball caught the top of the net and fell lazily... More>>

Gems make sure Kings find no relief, hold onto West Division lead

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When the Champion City Kings went to their bullpen Sunday night, the Quincy Gems went to work. Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and a six-run seventh inning led to an 11-3 victory at QU-Stadium... More>>

Once a Raider: Former QND standout Cornell looks to make Oakland roster

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Jack Cornell's parents casually suggested he ship them some wine while he's spending time in Napa Valley in the coming weeks. He had to remind them wine tasting won't be on his agenda ...

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  • Cavemen stave off Sliders, salvage doubleheader sweep

    Cavemen stave off Sliders, salvage doubleheader sweep

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:44:55 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Cavemen held a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning of the nightcap of a Prospect League doubleheader at Clemens Field. A sweep over Springfield was within reach. Then, the Sliders made it interesting ...



    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Cavemen held a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning of the nightcap of a Prospect League doubleheader at Clemens Field. A sweep over Springfield was within reach. Then, the Sliders made it interesting ...

  • Adkison gets the better of Kings pitcher, college teammate

    Adkison gets the better of Kings pitcher, college teammate

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:43:28 GMT
    More than 1,700 miles from San Diego State University's campus, Tyler Adkison found a familiar face on the mound at QU-Stadium Saturday night. He dug in for his first at-bat in the first inning to face Champion City...
    More than 1,700 miles from San Diego State University's campus, Tyler Adkison found a familiar face on the mound at QU-Stadium Saturday night. He dug in for his first at-bat in the first inning to face Champion City...
  • Gems stay in first with win over Kings

    Gems stay in first with win over Kings

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:32:44 GMT
    Quincy Gems reliever Tyler Knight came on in the bottom of the seventh inning to stop a Champion City Kings rally. Before he even threw a pitch a run scored. The Kings had runners in scoring position with one out as...
    Quincy Gems reliever Tyler Knight came on in the bottom of the seventh inning to stop a Champion City Kings rally. Before he even threw a pitch a run scored. The Kings had runners in scoring position with one out as...
  • Bier treasures time on tennis court with son

    Bier treasures time on tennis court with son

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:21:28 GMT
    Barney Bier has a routine before he can play tennis. First, he puts on a brace on his right knee. Then it's a brace on his lower left leg. Finally, an ankle brace on the opposite leg. It allows him to play the...
    Barney Bier has a routine before he can play tennis. First, he puts on a brace on his right knee. Then it's a brace on his lower left leg. Finally, an ankle brace on the opposite leg. It allows him to play the...
  • Quintero embraces challenge playing against younger competition

    Quintero embraces challenge playing against younger competition

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:19:56 GMT
    Theresa Quintero is the oldest tennis player in the women's open of the Quincy City Tennis Tournament this weekend. She's just fine with that. In fact, she sees it as a way to prove to herself she can compete....
    Theresa Quintero is the oldest tennis player in the women's open of the Quincy City Tennis Tournament this weekend. She's just fine with that. In fact, she sees it as a way to prove to herself she can compete....
  • Down early, Quincy Gems rally for victory

    Down early, Quincy Gems rally for victory

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:31:08 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Springfield Sliders struck early, but in the end the Quincy Gems prevailed with a 5-1 Prospect League victory Friday night. Springfield (9-33) opened the scoring in the second inning when Dominick Bregar scored on a Quincy error ...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Springfield Sliders struck early, but in the end the Quincy Gems prevailed with a 5-1 Prospect League victory Friday night. Springfield (9-33) opened the scoring in the second inning when Dominick Bregar scored on a Quincy error ...

  • Former four-cylinder driver at QR moving closer to NASCAR dream

    Former four-cylinder driver at QR moving closer to NASCAR dream

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:24:25 GMT
    Former Quincy Raceways four-cylinder driver Zach Bruenger is getting closer to reaching his goal of obtaining a NASCAR license. Bruenger, who is racing in NASCAR's developmental K&N Pro Series, will be running...
    Former Quincy Raceways four-cylinder driver Zach Bruenger is getting closer to reaching his goal of obtaining a NASCAR license. Bruenger, who is racing in NASCAR's developmental K&N Pro Series, will be running...
  • Rex jump out early, Cavemen can't recover in loss

    Rex jump out early, Cavemen can't recover in loss

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:22:35 GMT
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Terre Haute Rex scored eight runs combined in the third and fourth innings to shut the door on the Hannibal Cavemen en route to an 11-5 Prospect League victory Friday night at Bob Warn Field ...
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Terre Haute Rex scored eight runs combined in the third and fourth innings to shut the door on the Hannibal Cavemen en route to an 11-5 Prospect League victory Friday night at Bob Warn Field ...
  • Gems slip against Sliders as Quincy struggles offensively

    Gems slip against Sliders as Quincy struggles offensively

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-07-18 06:34:53 GMT
    The Quincy Gems were flying high after beating the Terre Haute Rex three times over Tuesday and Wednesday, claiming first place in the Prospect League's West Division. Manager Chris Martin certainly was not expecting...
    The Quincy Gems were flying high after beating the Terre Haute Rex three times over Tuesday and Wednesday, claiming first place in the Prospect League's West Division. Manager Chris Martin certainly was not expecting...
  • Quintero wins second-set tiebreaker to clinch women's city tennis title

    Quintero wins second-set tiebreaker to clinch women's city tennis title

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:40:43 GMT
    After forcing a tiebreaker in the second set against Kadi Fauble, Theresa Quintero had one thing on her mind. Don't let the match go to a third set. Quintero took the tiebreaker over Fauble to win the Quincy Tennis...
    After forcing a tiebreaker in the second set against Kadi Fauble, Theresa Quintero had one thing on her mind. Don't let the match go to a third set. Quintero took the tiebreaker over Fauble to win the Quincy Tennis...
  • 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
    9%
    42 votes
    Field of Dreams
    23%
    120 votes
    The Natural
    12%
    61 votes
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    1%
    7 votes
    Pride of the Yankees
    6%
    29 votes
    The Rookie
    4%
    23 votes
    Major League
    11%
    56 votes
    The Sandlot
    20%
    104 votes
    A League of Their Own
    11%
    57 votes
    Eight Men Out
    3%
    16 votes
  • Read Matt Schuckman's column about "Field of Dreams."
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  • A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    The Athletics say they have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland.
    The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.
  • CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
  • Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

    Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:01:13 GMT
    The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.
    The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.
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