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Hawks avoid getting caught in trap, run away from Highlanders in second half

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The Quincy University men's basketball team didn't fall into the trap Wednesday night. For a half, though, the Hawks teetered on the edge. MacMurray didn't play like the NCAA Division III walkover it was expected to be, leading Quincy by a point five minutes into the game while outrebounding the Hawks by six in the first half. More>>

Outdoors notebook: Illinois, Missouri see deer harvest numbers rising

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Archery deer harvest holding on strong Illinois bowhunters continue to harvest deer at a steady pace, while the number of bucks being taken continues to rise. According to Paul Shelton, forest wildlife program manager... More>>

All-terrain wheelchair will make hunting possible for wounded veterans

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QUINCY -- As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered. They leaned on the arms, testing the wheelchair's shocks and sturdiness. They pushed it to see how the tank-like tracks moved. A couple of them even sat in it.

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'We owe them one': Hawks savor shot at easing pain of 2012 NCAA tournament loss to Saginaw Valley

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Marshalltown point guard shoots down JWCC in second half

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Harris earns Freshman of the Year and Hawks put 10 players on All-GLVC teams

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Lefringhouse gets Liberty off on right foot in season opener

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BARRY, Ill. -- Liberty junior Ashley Lefringhouse buried four 3-pointers in leading the Eagles to a 49-26 victory over Brussels on the opening night if the Pike County Conference girls basketball tournament. Lefringhouse scored 14 of her points in the second half, including hitting two 3-pointers in the third quarter as Liberty went on a 16-4 run to take control.

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Quincy High School girls basketball sees positives in season opener loss

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QUINCY -- Reagan Wellman wasn't sure what to expect in the season opener against Jacksonville. The Quincy High School shooting guard had an idea what Jacksonville could bring on the floor. But the flow of the game... More>>

Prep basketball previews: Illinois girls capsules

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Brown County Coach: Dave Phelps (15-11 at Brown County, second season; 92-52 overall, sixth season) 2013-14 record: 15-11 Returning starters: F Vanessa Markert, 6-2, Sr.; G Emily Kitchell, 5-9, Sr. Other returning... More>>

College notebook: Lady Hawks add size with latest recruiting class

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QUINCY -- The Quincy University women's basketball team is bolstering its frontcourt with its latest recruiting class. The Lady Hawks signed four players during the November early signing period, including a pair of 6-foot-1 post players who could make an immediate impact for a team with only two current players 6-foot or taller and both are juniors.

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Area roundup: Illini West takes Alleman down to the wire in season opener

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The Illini West girls basketball team makes the annual trip to Galesburg the first week of the season for a very important reason. More>>

Illinois deer hunters expecting to see rise in harvest numbers

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QUINCY -- John Clopton figured he was in for some long, boring days. An avid outdoorsman who guides for some select out-of-state hunters on his family's property in northern Adams County, Clopton wasn't seeing enough mature deer during the opening weeks of bow season to convince him the hunting would be prosperous once the rut started. More>>

Reis earns all-state honors, commits to play for Hawks

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QUINCY -- Cooper Reis is following is his brother's footsteps. Not only will the Quincy Notre Dame senior soccer player join his older brother, Taylor, at Quincy University next season, he does so coming off an all-state campaign.

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Western girls basketball falls in season opener to West Central

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The Western girls basketball team had three players score in double figures in its season opener. That didn't translate to a victory as Western lost to West Central 56-45 in Winchester. More>>

Bergman carries job of changing losing culture in QHS girls basketball

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QUINCY -- Quincy High School girls basketball coach Brad Bergman has the Blue Devils practice a little bit of everything. From help-side defense to a zone offense, he's focusing on the fundamentals in his first season as Quincy coach. During his post-practice speech at midcourt, he explains the need for fundamentals and change.

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