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Prep notebook: Griggsville-Perry joins Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill girls basketball co-op

The Pittsfield-Pleasant Hill girls basketball co-op is adding another school. Low numbers are forcing the Griggsville-Perry girls basketball team to join the co-op this upcoming season. Pittsfield athletic director Brad Tomhave...

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Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place
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Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place

Were they the darkest of days around the Quincy University men's basketball program? It would be difficult to argue they weren't. In the spring of 2003, on the cusp of six straight losing seasons, QU athletic director Pat Atwell decided to make a change.

Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach
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Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal kept his introductory speech succinct, but in it, he revealed his passion for basketball and his appreciation of community. Moreso, he showed his love for this community. "I'm proud to be from Quincy and I'm proud...

Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future
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Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future

It wasn't long after the news became official before Ryan Hellenthal's inbox was filled with text messages and voicemails. The same can be said for his father, Mike. Thursday, Quincy University announced a change in its coaching ranks as Marty Bell...

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Hawks show strong support for Hellenthal

QUINCY -- Trevor Meny had come to Quincy on Thursday morning with no knowledge of the coaching changes happening within the Quincy University men's basketball program. Once the news broke, he took the time to visit...

Bell retires as QU coach, Quincy native Hellenthal promoted
Men's College Basketball

Bell retires as QU coach, Quincy native Hellenthal promoted

Marty Bell sees several similarities between his coaching career and the path Quincy native Ryan Hellenthal has taken. That's one of the reasons Bell is ready to turn the Quincy University men's basketball coach over to his top assistant.

Bradshaw returning to Griggsville-Perry bench
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Bradshaw returning to Griggsville-Perry bench

GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- Todd Bradshaw thought his basketball coaching career had concluded when he stepped away two years ago. He's restarting his career this season. Bradshaw, who coached 15 of 16 seasons as the Griggsville-Perry boys basketball coach before

Bell says he still has 'the juice' to be coach, AD at QU
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Bell says he still has 'the juice' to be coach, AD at QU

QUINCY Marty Bell knew what his audience needed to hear. During a July 24 public forum as part of his interview for the position of athletic director at Missouri Western, Bell was asked if he was ready to give up coaching. "What could I do if I was just f

Bell bypassed for athletic director job at Missouri Western
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Bell bypassed for athletic director job at Missouri Western

Marty Bell, Quincy University's vice president of athletics and head men's basketball coach, was one of four finalists for the job as the director of athletics at Missouri Western State University. However, he learned Monday he didn't get the job. The school instead chose Josh Looney, the director of athletics at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Whether he stays or goes, QU's Bell ready to focus on administrative role
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Whether he stays or goes, QU's Bell ready to focus on administrative role

Change is imminent for the Quincy University athletic department, one way or another. Marty Bell made that clear Monday. Invited onto the Missouri Western State University campus as one of four finalists looking to fill...