Gooding's last-second three-point play wins it for Illini West
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Gooding's last-second three-point play wins it for Illini West

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Only five seconds remained in the game, and the Illini West boys basketball team trailed Monmouth-Roseville by two points, so it would make perfect sense to run a play for Jackson Porter, who is averaging more than 30 points per game this

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Prep notebook: Unity may add trapshooting, Schultz to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Unity High School may be adding another school-sponsored sport. In a board meeting last week, a proposal introduced by Jim Fuhrman for the establishment of a trapshooting program was approved 5-0. The approval is contingent of obtaining a grant or private

Logsdon changes his mind, commits to QU
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Logsdon changes his mind, commits to QU

CANTON, Mo. -- Before the recruiting process truly started in earnest, Lance Logsdon acquainted himself well with the Quincy University baseball program. That's easy to do when you and your dad take in games from behind home plate. "We've been there before

Hoots unveiled as nickname for Hannibal's Prospect League franchise
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Hoots unveiled as nickname for Hannibal's Prospect League franchise

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Matt Stembridge had an idea in mind for the Hannibal Prospect League baseball team's new mascot. The franchise's general manager just couldn't find something unique. "We really wanted a creature from the beginning," Stembridge said. "We w

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Hannibal Prospect League franchise has five finalists for team name

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Prospect League team has a nickname picked. The franchise, however, isn't saying what the name is right away. The club wants the community to vote which name they think was chosen. The five names the franchise chose...

Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn
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Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn

The school no longer exists, and the coach has been gone for more than 20 years, but what Steve Joslyn and the West Pike boys basketball team did in the early 1990s never will be forgotten.

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Gems' Louthan plays role in reviving Hannibal franchise

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Matt Stembridge, general manager of the new Hannibal Prospect League franchise, spoke about texting others on ideas for the new team. He texted with owner Rick DeStefane and Prospect League commissioner Dennis Bastien.

Hannibal's Prospect League team officials vow better product
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Hannibal's Prospect League team officials vow better product

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Rick DeStefane was quick to make it known this Hannibal Prospect League franchise will be different than the Hannibal Cavemen. "I'd like to start out by saying I'm the sole owner now," said DeStefane, who had co-owned the Cavemen...

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DeStefane says Hannibal will play in Prospect League next season

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Prospect League is coming back to America's Hometown. Rick DeStefane, owner of the Hannibal Cavemen, said Tuesday evening that Hannibal will play in the collegiate summer baseball league next summer.

Several ex-Gems hoping to get big-league call
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Several ex-Gems hoping to get big-league call

Outfielder Greg Allen was called up to the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 1, becoming only the second Quincy Gems player to reach the big leagues since the team joined the Prospect League in 2009. Allen and Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Adam Rosales are among the 10 Major League Baseball players who also once played for the Gems, a summer collegiate baseball team that has been in existence since 1996. So who are the next ex-Gems who might get the call?