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New-look Lady Raiders find chemistry in season-opening victory

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Riley Hummert knew that this year's Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team had a new look. The team's chemistry would be the key. "We needed to come off strong, and I think we did that," the junior outside hitter... More>>

Fall preview: QHS soccer team making others take notice

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Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo didn't concern himself with wins and losses during the summer showcases. More>>

AREA ROUNDUP: Blue Devils win volleyball opener

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The Quincy High School volleyball team opened its season with a 25-15, 25-18 victory over Chatham Glenwood on Thursday at Chatham.
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2014 football preview: Young Quincy Notre Dame football opens season at No. 2 Rockford Lutheran

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Max Venvertloh can't say if he'll sleep soundly Thursday night or end up being restless. More>>

Prep football preview: QND at Rockford Lutheran

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When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Rockford Lutheran High School, Rockford, Ill. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM and WTAD 930 AM. 2013 records: QND -- 10-2 (lost to Rock Island Alleman in Class 4A state quarterfinals). Rockford Lutheran... More>>

Prep football preview: United Township at QHS

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When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Flinn Stadium Radio: WQCY 103.9 FM 2013 records: United Township -- 1-8 (0-5 Western Big Six Conference). QHS -- 8-3 (3-2 WB6). Coaches: United Township -- Jason Kirby (0-0 at United... More>>

2014 football preview: Blue Devils' challenge is to repeat the feat

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Rick Little doesn't want the Quincy High School football players to fear the pressure that comes with success. More>>

McMahon's two goals lead C-SC women in opener

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Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team won its season opener by defeating Hannibal-LaGrange University 2-1 Wednesday in Canton, Mo. More>>

Schuckman: Humble approach after successful exhibitions will serve Hawks well

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The Quincy University men's soccer players can count on a day off Monday from everything. No school. No training. No distractions. It will be the last time that happens for a while, probably until the season ends.... More>>

Hannibal defeats Hickman for Ortwerth's first victory

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Kelsey Ortwerth admitted she felt sick Tuesday leading up to her first match as the Hannibal volleyball coach. More>>

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  • PREP ROUNDUP: Highland softball rallies for victory

    PREP ROUNDUP: Highland softball rallies for victory

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:18:19 GMT
    The Highland softball team had left runners on base but couldn't get a big inning. It finally came in the sixth inning.
    The Highland softball team had left runners on base but couldn't get a big inning. It finally came in the sixth inning.

  • 2014 preview: QND volleyball team prepared to thrive despite big losses

    2014 preview: QND volleyball team prepared to thrive despite big losses

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:58:07 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame volleyball coach Rich Meyer says he isn't fretting about losing Kristen Gengenbacher, who is playing at nationally-ranked University of San Diego, and Cassidy Foley, The Herald-Whig's Player of the Year last season. It means he gets to experiment with new lineups until he finds the right one. "It gives us an advantage because no one really knows about us this year," Meyer said. "Usually we have a pretty set team. This year, nobody knows."
    Quincy Notre Dame volleyball coach Rich Meyer says he isn't fretting about losing Kristen Gengenbacher, who is playing at nationally-ranked University of San Diego, and Cassidy Foley, The Herald-Whig's Player of the Year last season. It means he gets to experiment with new lineups until he finds the right one. "It gives us an advantage because no one really knows about us this year," Meyer said. "Usually we have a pretty set team. This year, nobody knows."
  • 2014 preview: Blue Devils out to avenge losing Western Big Six volleyball title

    2014 preview: Blue Devils out to avenge losing Western Big Six volleyball title

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:10:22 GMT
    Katy Hining remembers the pain when last season's Western Big Six volleyball title slipped from the Quincy High School team's grasp.  A two-set road loss to Rock Island in the regular season finale denied the Blue Devils a third straight conference championship, despite finishing with an 8-2 conference record. The Rocks took the conference title with the victory. "It was heartbreaking," Hining, a junior outside hitter, said.
    Katy Hining remembers the pain when last season's Western Big Six volleyball title slipped from the Quincy High School team's grasp.  A two-set road loss to Rock Island in the regular season finale denied the Blue Devils a third straight conference championship, despite finishing with an 8-2 conference record. The Rocks took the conference title with the victory. "It was heartbreaking," Hining, a junior outside hitter, said.
  • PREP ROUNDUP: Pfeifer sparks Hannibal softball team to season-opening victory on road

    PREP ROUNDUP: Pfeifer sparks Hannibal softball team to season-opening victory on road

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:53:11 GMT
    Olivia Pfeifer drove in four runs and scored four times to lead the Hannibal softball team to a 17-4 victory over Mexico in a North Central Missouri Conference victory on the road to start the season.
    Olivia Pfeifer drove in four runs and scored four times to lead the Hannibal softball team to a 17-4 victory over Mexico in a North Central Missouri Conference victory on the road to start the season.
  • 2014 football preview: Simonson right at home coaching Saukees once again

    2014 football preview: Simonson right at home coaching Saukees once again

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:59:08 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Curt Simonson is home. In many ways, he never left. Over the last six years, while serving as the superintendent of the Tri-Valley School District in Downs, Ill., Simonson and his wife, Chris, kept their house in Pittsfield. It meant driving 140 miles through the middle of the state to come back to Pike County on weekends.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Curt Simonson is home. In many ways, he never left. Over the last six years, while serving as the superintendent of the Tri-Valley School District in Downs, Ill., Simonson and his wife, Chris, kept their house in Pittsfield. It meant driving 140 miles...
  • Reaching Victory Lane puts Burgtorf back in title contention

    Reaching Victory Lane puts Burgtorf back in title contention

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:52:07 GMT
    Mark Burgtorf beat the heat -- and everyone else. Burgtorf ended a season-long late model feature victory drought when he dominated the 30-lap finale on a sultry Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. The victory thrust...
    Mark Burgtorf beat the heat -- and everyone else. Burgtorf ended a season-long late model feature victory drought when he dominated the 30-lap finale on a sultry Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. The victory thrust...
  • Back nine birdie binge helps Eversman to medalist honors of Quincy Invitational

    Back nine birdie binge helps Eversman to medalist honors of Quincy Invitational

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:38:43 GMT
    Sometime during the middle of his round Saturday in the 65th annual Quincy Invitational, William Eversman crossed paths with Quincy Notre Dame teammate Jake Kroencke. When asked how he was playing, Eversman didn't give Kroencke a valid answer. He told him he was five or six strokes worse than he actually was.
    By MATT SCHUCKMANHerald-Whig Sports Editor
  • Raiders go low to capture title of 65th annual Quincy Invitational

    Raiders go low to capture title of 65th annual Quincy Invitational

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:38:43 GMT
    When Adam Hutson and his playing partners rolled in their final putts, he wasn't so certain the Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team would find itself atop the leaderboard. "Since all the scores in my group were around my score, I was thinking we might get second," Hutson said. "So I was definitely nervous."

    By MATT SCHUCKMANHerald-Whig Sports Editor
  • Beating the heat: Pirates outlast Rams in 90-degree weather to win season opener

    Beating the heat: Pirates outlast Rams in 90-degree weather to win season opener

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:38:42 GMT
    ST. LOUIS -- Tied at 14 with MICDS late in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon, the Hannibal football team feared playing overtime in the scorching heat. Shamar Griffith ensured there wouldn't be an extra period.

    ST. LOUIS -- Tied at 14 with MICDS late in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon, the Hannibal football team feared playing overtime in the scorching heat. Shamar Griffith ensured there wouldn't be an extra period. ...
  • Raiders have talented, but inexperienced runners

    Raiders have talented, but inexperienced runners

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:38:42 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame cross country coach Andy Edgar wasn't shy to admit the beginning of the season might be a struggle. But he believes the boys and girls teams have the talent to overcome it later in the season. ...
    Quincy Notre Dame cross country coach Andy Edgar wasn't shy to admit the beginning of the season might be a struggle. But he believes the boys and girls teams have the talent to overcome it later in the season. ...
  • QHS turns focus to competing for Western Big Six title

    QHS turns focus to competing for Western Big Six title

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:38:41 GMT
    Matt McClelland's priority in his first year as Quincy High School's cross country coach was to attract more runners. Now the focus is turning those runners into conference champions. "It's not that winning...
    Matt McClelland's priority in his first year as Quincy High School's cross country coach was to attract more runners. Now the focus is turning those runners into conference champions. "It's not that winning...
  • 2014 football preview: Central's key to success comes by winning the preseason

    2014 football preview: Central's key to success comes by winning the preseason

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:38:41 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Nathan Stoner admits the Central football team's preseason is different. Three years ago, the coaching staff created a competitive program among the players called the ‘No Excuse League.'
    CAMP POINT, Ill. Nathan Stoner admits the Central football team's preseason is different. Three years ago, the coaching staff created a competitive program among the players called the "No Excuse League." ...
  • 2014 Illinois Football Team Capsules

    2014 Illinois Football Team Capsules

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:12:56 GMT
    Brown County 2013 record: 9-2 (4-1 Western Illinois Valley Conference North) Coach: Tom Little (84-44 at Brown County, 14th season) Assistant coaches: Eric Grady, Heath Fullerton, Jared Hoots, Ben Ellefritz, Jeremy...
    Brown County 2013 record: 9-2 (4-1 Western Illinois Valley Conference North) Coach: Tom Little (84-44 at Brown County, 14th season) Assistant coaches: Eric Grady, Heath Fullerton, Jared Hoots, Ben Ellefritz, Jeremy...
  • 2014 Fall previews: Ortwerth brings high intensity to Hannibal volleyball program

    2014 Fall previews: Ortwerth brings high intensity to Hannibal volleyball program

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:59 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:59:36 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Kelsey Ortwerth is making this look easy. Charged with replacing Amber Riefesel as the Hannibal volleyball coach, Ortwerth already had a familiarity with the players and the system after serving as an...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Kelsey Ortwerth is making this look easy. Charged with replacing Amber Riefesel as the Hannibal volleyball coach, Ortwerth already had a familiarity with the players and the system after serving as an...
  • Panthers to experience learning curve after season-opening loss

    Panthers to experience learning curve after season-opening loss

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:40 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:40:43 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo -- Trevor Wheeler didn't want to use the heat or anything else as an excuse. The Palmyra football team made mistakes it couldn't overcome in a season-opening 21-0 loss to Clarence Cannon Conference foe Macon on Friday night at the Palmyra Middle School field ...

    PALMYRA, Mo -- Trevor Wheeler didn't want to use the heat or anything else as an excuse. The Palmyra football team made mistakes it couldn't overcome in a season-opening 21-0 loss to Clarence Cannon Conference foe Macon on Friday night at the Palmyra Middle School field ...
  • Two-headed run attack in Garner, Minter boosts Monroe City

    Two-headed run attack in Garner, Minter boosts Monroe City

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:35:26 GMT
    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- David Kirby figured he'd get a 100-yard game out of senior running back Tariq Garner. The Monroe City football coach got a bonus - sophomore Logan Minter also ran for over 100 yards. Garner and...
    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- David Kirby figured he'd get a 100-yard game out of senior running back Tariq Garner. The Monroe City football coach got a bonus - sophomore Logan Minter also ran for over 100 yards. Garner and...
  • Missouri Prep Football Roundup: Freshman gives Knox County cause for hope

    Missouri Prep Football Roundup: Freshman gives Knox County cause for hope

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:25:58 GMT
    Hayden Miller gave the Knox County football team something to believe in on an otherwise frustrating night. Miller, a freshman quarterback, scored the Eagles' lone touchdown in a 42-8 loss to state-ranked Marceline in the season opener Friday night in Edina, Mo. ...

    Hayden Miller gave the Knox County football team something to believe in on an otherwise frustrating night. Miller, a freshman quarterback, scored the Eagles' lone touchdown in a 42-8 loss to state-ranked Marceline in the season opener Friday night in Edina, Mo. ...

  • 2014 Missouri softball previews

    2014 Missouri softball previews

    Canton 2013 record: 13-8 Coach: Logan Stapp (first season at Canton) Returning starters: C Jensen Crenshaw, R/R, Jr.; 1B Kayla Merrell, R/R, Sr.; SS Brittany Berhorst, R/R, Sr.; 3B Allison Phillips, R/R, Jr.; OF...
    Canton 2013 record: 13-8 Coach: Logan Stapp (first season at Canton) Returning starters: C Jensen Crenshaw, R/R, Jr.; 1B Kayla Merrell, R/R, Sr.; SS Brittany Berhorst, R/R, Sr.; 3B Allison Phillips, R/R, Jr.; OF...
  • 2014 softball preview: Highland looking to take care of unfinished business

    2014 softball preview: Highland looking to take care of unfinished business

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:46:08 GMT
    LEWISTOWN, Mo. -- None of the Highland softball players have forgotten the bitter feeling of losing to state runner-up South Callaway in last year's quarterfinals. "The feeling we had after it wasn't the best,"...
    LEWISTOWN, Mo. -- None of the Highland softball players have forgotten the bitter feeling of losing to state runner-up South Callaway in last year's quarterfinals. "The feeling we had after it wasn't the best,"...
  • 2014 football preview: Pirates ready to put 'fit and fast' lineup into play

    2014 football preview: Pirates ready to put 'fit and fast' lineup into play

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:09:42 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mark St. Clair didn't have many options. With injuries mounting last fall, the Hannibal football coach was forced to play more sophomores than he preferred. That included sticking undersized offensive linemen such as Harry Vessell and Austin Hawes into starting roles.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mark St. Clair didn't have many options. With injuries mounting last fall, the Hannibal football coach was forced to play more sophomores than he preferred. That included sticking undersized offensive linemen such as Harry Vessell and Austin Hawes into starting roles.

  • 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
    11%
    55 votes
    Field of Dreams
    22%
    130 votes
    The Natural
    11%
    67 votes
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    1%
    8 votes
    Pride of the Yankees
    5%
    30 votes
    The Rookie
    5%
    29 votes
    Major League
    11%
    66 votes
    The Sandlot
    20%
    118 votes
    A League of Their Own
    11%
    62 votes
    Eight Men Out
    3%
    20 votes
  • Read Matt Schuckman's column about "Field of Dreams."
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