QU's McGaughey signs contract to play pro basketball in Germany
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QU's McGaughey signs contract to play pro basketball in Germany

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Changing his occupation on his Twitter profile is something Evan McGaughey knew he'd eventually have to do now that his care-free college days are over. When he switched it to professional basketball player Wednesday, the reality of a dre

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Prep notebook: South Shelby hires second boys basketball coach this summer

Ethan Schakelford wasn't even looking at the South Shelby boys basketball program when he got the call. The last he knew, the vacancy had been filled by former Montgomery Coach Ron Lebel. "I wasn't even looking to leave," Schakelford said. "But they calle

Sultry conditions were much like early days for Classic
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Sultry conditions were much like early days for Classic

Having toweled off after Saturday night's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, it's time for a few parting thoughts about the 35th annual event. The games were entertaining, but much of the talk was about the sultry conditions in Pepsi Arena. What happened to

Missouri hits 'em with their best shot, but Illinois continues dominance
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Missouri hits 'em with their best shot, but Illinois continues dominance

QUINCY -- The intensity and tenacity on display during Saturday night's 34th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic boys game rivaled that of a late-season conference showdown or postseason tussle. Logan Minter wouldn't want it any other way.

Bair's dagger helps Missouri girls end Illinois' five-game winning streak in Classic
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Bair's dagger helps Missouri girls end Illinois' five-game winning streak in Classic

QUINCY -- Calesse Bair's shot hung in the air for what seemed like forever. The Scotland County guard had to heave a rainbow as the shot clock expired with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. The buzzer sounded as the ball swished through the rim and

Classic Notebook: Girls starting lineups littered with state experience
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Classic Notebook: Girls starting lineups littered with state experience

QUINCY -- If there was a snapshot of the talent that was on the floor during the 35th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic girls game Saturday night, it came with the starting lineups. Of the 10 starters, seven players led their teams to state tournament

Diversity, balance offensively are hallmarks for Classic boys teams
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Diversity, balance offensively are hallmarks for Classic boys teams

When their first practice ended, the Illinois boys basketball all-stars didn't go their separate ways. Instead, they went to dinner as a team. "It was just us together," Quincy Notre Dame forward Jacob Mayfield said. "We've already bonded a lot." It's created crisp, competitive practices leading up to the 34th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, which takes place Saturday at Quincy University's Pepsi Arena. The Illinois vs. Missouri girls game tips at 5 p.m. with the boys game to follow at approximately 7:15 p.m.

Battle in the post could decide girls game winner
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Battle in the post could decide girls game winner

Chelsea Wood started grinning when she was asked about her matchup with Jordan Hildebrand. "There's a little rivalry between us," said Wood, a forward from Scotland County who will play for the John Wood Community College women's basketball team next winter. "Going on top in front of everyone would be nice." It's the matchup in the post between Wood and Hildebrand, a forward from Unity and the 2017 Herald-Whig Player of the Year, that could decide the winner in Saturday's 35th annual girls game of the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. in Quincy University's Pepsi Arena.

Monroe City's Troy wants to open preschool in honor of mother
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Monroe City's Troy wants to open preschool in honor of mother

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Asjia Troy was hit with emotion when she walked into the foyer at Monroe City High School. While her family, friends and teammates gathered to watch her sign a national letter of intent to play...

Nothing Strange about Knox County product's desire to succeed
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Nothing Strange about Knox County product's desire to succeed

EDINA, Mo. -- It isn't much of a drive from Knox County High School down a paved road to the Bee Ridge Township that Kyle Strange and his family call home. Still, it's far enough to give him time to think about where his future lies.