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Gems' lackluster offense leads to two-run loss in home opener

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Quincy Gems manager Chris Martin knew every night wasn't going to be an offensive bonanza like Wednesday's season opener. Limiting the nights where the hits don't fall is what's key. The Gems returned home after collecting 16 hits in the victory at Danville and struggled Thursday night in the home opener at QU Stadium. More>>

MAKING A STINK: Anglers swear by their own stink bait recipes

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Mike Blessing figured his neighbors knew he was an avid angler. "Parking a jon boat with a trolling motor next to your... More>>

Sholl, Murfin lead Illini West's charge into state track finals

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Jacob Sholl headed to the Class 1A state track and field meet with every intention of bringing home four medals. He moved a step closer to completing that mission Thursday. Sholl qualified for the finals in three individual events and anchored Illini West's 4x100-meter relay team that made through the preliminaries at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Stadium. More>>

Alton's seventh-inning rally leads to regional heartbreak for QHS baseball team

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Quincy High School baseball coach Brigham John put a plan in place in the days leading up to the Class 4A Edwardsville Regional semifinals highlighting what it would it take to upset second-seeded Alton. Through six innings Thursday, that plan worked flawlessly. "They executed about as perfect as they could have," John said.
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Tagarelli adds depth to QU's frontcourt with hard-working mentality

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Joe Tagarelli didn't want to be pressured into making any rash decisions. More>>

O'Neil redeems himself to help Liberty advance to sectional final

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Connor O'Neil wanted to redeem himself for not moving Kyle Lynch to third base with a bunt in the top of the second inning. More>>

Tigers unable to cash in on opportunity to reach Class 2 state tournament

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When Scotland County baseball coach Daniel Burns says he hadn't expected the Tigers to be playing for a berth in the Class 2 final four, it's no sign of disrespect. More>>

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