Prep Notebook: Schrader joins Highland staff, McCann named Mark Twain AD, QND's Steinkamp earns praise
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Prep Notebook: Schrader joins Highland staff, McCann named Mark Twain AD, QND's Steinkamp earns praise

Bruce Bonness knows it's uncommon for a former college basketball coach to apply for a job at Highland High School. When former Culver-Stockton College men's basketball coach Jack Schrader applied for a Spanish teaching job, Bonness immediately wanted him

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Powerful Soviet basketball team visited Quincy in 1976
David Adam

Powerful Soviet basketball team visited Quincy in 1976

It's probably the biggest mismatch in the history of basketball in Quincy, but it didn't bother anybody. The Soviet Union women's national basketball team played a series of exhibition games during April 1976, and one of them was played in what was then k

Coaches say addition of shot clock will change game
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Coaches say addition of shot clock will change game

High school basketball coaches across the state have many opinions about whether the shot clock should be added to the game, but they do seem to agree that if it is added, it will change how the game is played and coached. "It will speed up some of those teams that can't play that quick and handle that pressure," Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas said. "The coaches will have to coach a little more," West Hancock boys basketball coach Reno Pinkston said.

College Notebook: C-SC's Wood named NAIA All-American; Birdsong, Johnson win league honors
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College Notebook: C-SC's Wood named NAIA All-American; Birdsong, Johnson win league honors

Culver-Stockton College middle hitter Ammuniki Wood was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Men's NAIA All-America first team on Monday. Wood is the first All-America selection in the five-year history of the men's volleyball program ...

Shot clock in high school basketball: 'It's a matter of when, not if'
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Shot clock in high school basketball: 'It's a matter of when, not if'

QUINCY -- Kurt Gibson was positive that the 30-second shot clock was coming to basketball in Illinois, if not this year then certainly next year. Gibson, associate executive director of the Illinois High School Association, said the shot clock narrowly mis

College notebook: Coaching change at Lindenwood doesn't faze Borrowman
Women's College Basketball

College notebook: Coaching change at Lindenwood doesn't faze Borrowman

Blair Borrowman never expected to be faced with the prospect of having a college basketball coach other than Tony Francis. Then came the news Friday morning that Francis was resigning after eight seasons as the head women's basketball coach at Lindenwood,

Junior college guard commits to play for Hawks
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Junior college guard commits to play for Hawks

QUINCY -- It didn't take Austin Downing long to see he would be comfortable playing with the Quincy University men's basketball team. "I knew after probably three of four trips down the floor I fit in," Downing said.

Sunday Conversation with Jane Leggett Lampkin
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Sunday Conversation with Jane Leggett Lampkin

Life these days for Jane Leggett Lampkin is quite a bit slower and more relaxed. She grew up in East Moline, and now at age 70, continues to maintain a home in the Quad Cities, now living in Moline. When the weather turns cold, she and her husband head to their winter home in Fort Myers, Fla.

Ruzevich twins, Rabas among seven players to transfer from QU
Women's College Basketball

Ruzevich twins, Rabas among seven players to transfer from QU

QUINCY -- With only one senior graduating, Quincy University women's basketball coach Jeni Garber had a small wish list for the upcoming recruiting class. Those needs have increased. Garber confirmed seven players, including two starters, intend...

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Hoots steps down after 10 years with Hornets

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- At the end of every season, Brown County boys basketball coaching Jared Hoots meets with his staff to evaluate the season. They go over how they felt the season went, and what plans are in store for the next season. That also includ