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  • Illini West mixes and matches relay teams, still dominates Unity Invitational field

    Illini West mixes and matches relay teams, still dominates Unity Invitational field

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:13 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:13:31 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. — Illini West girls track coach Jerry Butcher has a nice problem when it comes to fielding his relay teams. Butcher can choose from at least six different runners. "I'm very, very lucky," Butcher said. "Some years you only have three and you're desperately trying to find a fourth...
    MENDON, Ill. — Illini West girls track coach Jerry Butcher has a nice problem when it comes to fielding his relay teams. Butcher can choose from at least six different runners. "I'm very, very lucky," Butcher said. "Some years you only have three and you're desperately trying to find a fourth...

  • Distance runners give Liberty advantage over Highland at Unity Invitational

    Distance runners give Liberty advantage over Highland at Unity Invitational

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:05 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:05:47 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. — Brett Genenbacher heard the public address announcer divulge the team standings before he ran the 1,600-meter race. With Liberty trailing by two points, the Eagles needed as many points as possible. "I could hear them announcing it as I was warming up," Genenbacher said...
    MENDON, Ill. — Brett Genenbacher heard the public address announcer divulge the team standings before he ran the 1,600-meter race. With Liberty trailing by two points, the Eagles needed as many points as possible. "I could hear them announcing it as I was warming up," Genenbacher said...

C-SC uses long ball to sweep doubleheader from HLGU

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CANTON, Mo. — Sam Bolin's relief efforts were solid. Her clutch hitting was spectacular. The Culver-Stockton College sophomore put an exclamation point on the C-SC softball team's four-run, seventh-inning rally, belting a walk-off, three-run home run for a 6-4 victory over Hannibal-LaGrange University...
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Out to Africa: QHS's Kuhlman organizes sending soccer balls to needy children

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Kaleigh Kuhlman and her family have sent medical supplies to Africa for the last five years. But it wasn't until her father, Joe, read a National Geographic article a year ago that the Quincy High School senior soccer player decided to do something extra. That's send soccer balls to children in Africa, too...

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Schuckman: Private schools take concerns with success factor to IHSA board

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Eric Orne considered it a longshot to think the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors would back track entirely and eliminate the success factor being implemented for athletic programs from non-boundaried schools. But it doesn't hurt to try. "We want the IHSA to hear from us and feel like... More>>

Area roundup: Hornets hang on to earn road victory

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With a runner on third base and the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh, Brown County pitcher Becca Wegs got Triopia's Kelly Odanielle to fly out to left field to finish to finsh off a 9-7 victory Tuesday in Concord, Ill. The Hornets led 9-6 heading into the seventh... More>>

Payson Seymour constantly applies pressure, shuts out Liberty

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PAYSON, Ill. — The Payson Seymour baseball players believe everyone has a role, no matter where they are in the lineup. "We know our pitching is going to do their job all the time," the Indians' Tanner Stout said. "Then we feel comfortable with our batters. It might not be our three- or four-hole hitters doing their job... More>>

Prep soccer roundup: Lady Pirates rally late to pick up NCMC victory

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Trailing by a goal with 13 minutes to play in Monday's North Central Missouri game, the Hannibal girls soccer team finished with a flurry. The Lady Pirates scored three goals in the closing stretch to beat Kirksville 3-1 at Veterans Field in Hannibal, Mo. Bri Johnson scored an unassisted goal in the 67th minute... More>>

Softball roundup: Unity doesn't lose lead for long, wins with two outs in the seventh

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Jordan Sorrill's two-out single in the bottom of the seventh plated Olivia Voss with the winning run as the Unity softball team recovered to beat Payson Seymour 7-6 Monday night in Mendon, Ill. The Lady Indians erased a six-run deficit in the top of the seventh with Chekka Boewe's grand slam to tie the game highlighting the rally...

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Area roundup: Griggsville-Perry squeezes out extra-inning victory

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Ryan Kelly's squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed the winning run to score as the Griggsville-Perry baseball team knocked off Pittsfield 4-3 Monday evening in Perry, Ill. Kendall Hannant led off the bottom half of the ninth with a single, and after Isaac Whitaker was intentionally walked, the Tornadoes' Mitchell Main...
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Gower cruises to Victory Lane as Quincy Raceways' season gets going

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Is there a new sheriff in town? Joey Gower wasted little time establishing himself as a bona fide threat to Tony Dunker's two-year stranglehold on the sport mod division at Quincy Raceways. Gower, making a return to the modifieds after an 18-year hiatus, won Sunday's sport mod feature... More>>

Baumann medals as Hannibal golf cruises at own invitational

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jack Baumann just expects he and the Hannibal boys golf team will win each tournament they play. Opponents have started to expect it as well. "We'll be on the first tee and we'll introduce... More>>

Errors prevent QHS from doubleheader sweep

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Andrew Eilers knew he could get a solid performance from the Quincy High School defense. In Saturday's Western Big 6 doubleheader against United Township, the Blue Devils' defense backed up Eilers in Game 1, but... More>>

Johnson plays role of unconventional hero for JWCC baseball team

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Tyler Johnson wanted to be a hero for the John Wood Community College baseball team. In the bottom of the ninth inning, he got his chance. "It's pretty hard to not swing," Johnson said. "Everyone wants to be the... More>>

Schuckman: Knuffman, Leathernecks believe better days lie ahead

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MACOMB, Ill. -- Nathan Knuffman never lost his confidence. That's because the Western Illinois University football coaching staff never lost its confidence in him. Last fall, Knuffman struggled at times in his... More>>

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  • Area Roundup: Lady Panthers' offense heats up in road victory

    Area Roundup: Lady Panthers' offense heats up in road victory

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:28:59 GMT
    It took the Central softball team longer than anticipated to get its offense back on track. Once the hits started coming, the three-game losing streak went away ...

    It took the Central softball team longer than anticipated to get its offense back on track. Once the hits started coming, the three-game losing streak went away ...

  • College Roundup: Four wins lead to second-place finish for Wildcats

    College Roundup: Four wins lead to second-place finish for Wildcats

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:34 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College men's track team used four first-place finishes to take second out of 10 teams Friday at Millikin's Big Blue Invitational in Decatur, Ill.  The Wildcats collected 115 points as a team, 100 behind first-place Aurora ...

    The Culver-Stockton College men's track team used four first-place finishes to take second out of 10 teams Friday at Millikin's Big Blue Invitational in Decatur, Ill.  The Wildcats collected 115 points as a team, 100 behind first-place Aurora ...

  • College baseball roundup: Nationally-ranked JWCC sweeps Danville to start series

    College baseball roundup: Nationally-ranked JWCC sweeps Danville to start series

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:24:37 GMT
    Just days after cracking the national rankings at No. 14, the John Wood Community College baseball team opened the weekend with a sweep of Danville. The Trail Blazers won 9-0 and 10-3 ...

    Just days after cracking the national rankings at No. 14, the John Wood Community College baseball team opened the weekend with a sweep of Danville. The Trail Blazers won 9-0 and 10-3 ...

  • QND softball team stays perfect as Wensing three-hits Central

    QND softball team stays perfect as Wensing three-hits Central

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:11:40 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne said his team had its worst hitting game against Central. It was a good thing Ashley Wensing brought her game from the pitching circle. The sophomore threw a three-hitter to help QND stay perfect on the season with a 5-0 victory Thursday...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne said his team had its worst hitting game against Central. It was a good thing Ashley Wensing brought her game from the pitching circle. The sophomore threw a three-hitter to help QND stay perfect on the season with a 5-0 victory Thursday...

  • Energized Blue Devils nab WB6 win

    Energized Blue Devils nab WB6 win

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:03:09 GMT
    Quincy High School girls soccer coach Travis Dinkheller told his team before Thursday night's game that they needed to have a sense of urgency for all 80 minutes. It's something that has been missing at times this season. Senior Kaleigh Kuhlman took her coach's words to heart. "We were really ready to bring a lot of energy tonight," Kuhlman said...
    Quincy High School girls soccer coach Travis Dinkheller told his team before Thursday night's game that they needed to have a sense of urgency for all 80 minutes. It's something that has been missing at times this season. Senior Kaleigh Kuhlman took her coach's words to heart. "We were really ready to bring a lot of energy tonight," Kuhlman said...
  • Prep Baseball Roundup: QND's Ray shines in first career start

    Prep Baseball Roundup: QND's Ray shines in first career start

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:54:01 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team couldn't have asked for a much better outing from Johnny Ray in his first career start. The freshman right-hander struck out seven Rushville-Industry batters, walked two and scattered three hits during the first five innings of the Raiders' 3-1 victory at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield...
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team couldn't have asked for a much better outing from Johnny Ray in his first career start. The freshman right-hander struck out seven Rushville-Industry batters, walked two and scattered three hits during the first five innings of the Raiders' 3-1 victory at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield...

  • Area Roundup: Late-inning offense leads to victory for QHS softball team

    Area Roundup: Late-inning offense leads to victory for QHS softball team

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:50:06 GMT
    The Quincy High School softball team scored six runs in the final two innings to rally for a 9-4 victory over Pittsfield on Thursday at Pittsfield, Ill. Gabby Labre singled home Megan Bridgman for the tying run in the top of the sixth. Later in the inning, Kaylee Young reached base...
    The Quincy High School softball team scored six runs in the final two innings to rally for a 9-4 victory over Pittsfield on Thursday at Pittsfield, Ill. Gabby Labre singled home Megan Bridgman for the tying run in the top of the sixth. Later in the inning, Kaylee Young reached base...
  • Hawks add backcourt depth by signing three guards to letters of intent

    Hawks add backcourt depth by signing three guards to letters of intent

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:00:16 GMT
    Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell believes he has addressed the Hawks' most glaring need. He's given the backcourt depth through recruiting. The Hawks signed three guards to national letters of intent Thursday morning, landing a pair of junior college transfers and a St. Louis area high schooler who is considered a natural shooter...
    Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell believes he has addressed the Hawks' most glaring need. He's given the backcourt depth through recruiting. The Hawks signed three guards to national letters of intent Thursday morning, landing a pair of junior college transfers and a St. Louis area high schooler who is considered a natural shooter...
  • Area roundup: Ellis, Lady Tornadoes pull off great escape act

    Area roundup: Ellis, Lady Tornadoes pull off great escape act

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 08:00:12 GMT
    Lynley Ellis needed just one out to escape what had become a precarious situation. A strikeout fit the bill. With runners on second and third and the Liberty softball team trailing Griggsville-Perry by a run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday, Ellis struck out Madison Scott to preserve the Lady Tornadoes' 9-8 victory...
    Lynley Ellis needed just one out to escape what had become a precarious situation. A strikeout fit the bill. With runners on second and third and the Liberty softball team trailing Griggsville-Perry by a run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday, Ellis struck out Madison Scott to preserve the Lady Tornadoes' 9-8 victory...

  • Lady Raiders overwhelm Trailblazers with offensive onslaught

    Lady Raiders overwhelm Trailblazers with offensive onslaught

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-04-17 07:57:04 GMT
    Cassidy Foley wanted to create a dangerous situation with her cross, hoping one of her Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer teammates could capitalize with a goal. She created more havoc then she ever considered possible. The wind held up Foley's pass from 30 yards out...
    Cassidy Foley wanted to create a dangerous situation with her cross, hoping one of her Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer teammates could capitalize with a goal. She created more havoc then she ever considered possible. The wind held up Foley's pass from 30 yards out...
  • Bulldogs sweep doubleheader as Hawks fail to create scoring opportunities

    Bulldogs sweep doubleheader as Hawks fail to create scoring opportunities

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — With an opportunity to earn a season split with Truman State, the Quincy University baseball team came up empty. The Hawks failed to get a runner into scoring position the final eight innings of a 6-5, 14-inning loss that allowed the Bulldogs to sweep...
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — With an opportunity to earn a season split with Truman State, the Quincy University baseball team came up empty. The Hawks failed to get a runner into scoring position the final eight innings of a 6-5, 14-inning loss that allowed the Bulldogs to sweep...
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