Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn
David Adam

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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Prospect League

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
Prospect League

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...

Prospect League

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?

Spraker's move to bullpen has nice ring to it
College Baseball

Spraker's move to bullpen has nice ring to it

Gil Kim's reaction wasn't exactly what Graham Spraker had in mind. For a moment, it had him regretting the fact he spoke up. However, it might have been the best thing the former Quincy University right-handed pitcher could have done.

Strong finish to season shows Jacob is making progress
College Baseball

Strong finish to season shows Jacob is making progress

The year that seemed to take forever to get started came to an all-too-abrupt end. At least David Jacob can take good vibes with him into the offseason. Plagued by back issues at the end of spring training, the former Quincy University first baseman...

Two former Gems have big roles in pennant races
Prospect League

Two former Gems have big roles in pennant races

It's been a while since any Quincy Gems alums have made a significant impact on a major league roster, but two of them have been thrust into important roles during the stretch drive because of injuries on two teams.

Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official
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Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official

Chad Hill was looking for something to replace the excitement of playing baseball. The former Quincy Gem had finished his college career at the University of Mississippi, and he played one year as an outfielder for the Hudson Valley Renegades, a Class A a

Logsdon has labrum surgery, out until January
Prep Baseball

Logsdon has labrum surgery, out until January

CANTON, Mo. -- The Canton boys basketball team will be without its leading scorer until after the holidays pass this season. The Canton baseball team shouldn't be without its ace. Senior Lance Logsdon, who is the reigning...