Four of the brightest basketball coaches in west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri will be on the sidelines for the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. The 36th annual girls game will be played Saturday, June 16 at Quincy University's Pepsi Arena, followed by the 35th annual boys game. The girls game will start at 5 p.m.
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
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.
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
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.
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
All-State Honors Missouri Basketball Coaches Association CLASS 2 GIRLS Leah Cauble, Jr., Oran; Jentri Worley, Jr., Neelyville; Kaylee DaMitz, Sr., Skyline; Sadie Limbach, Sr., Santa Fe; Lauren Gerlemann, Sr., New Haven; Callee Pickwell, Sr., Naylor; Jill
Siblings Reed and Randi Lee Plunkett consider themselves the best of friends, and they'll be co-workers next year at Marion County High School. Reed will be a K-12 physical education teacher, and Randi Lee (who married Joseph Clayton in December) will be a K-12 counselor. They also will be coaching basketball, with Reed taking over the boys program and Randi Lee coaching the girls at the same high school at which they played.
CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Justin Ellison wasn't sure what to expect when he applied for the Illini West boys basketball coaching position. "I heard about the job opening through the grapevine and gave it a shot," Ellison said. "I figured, ‘What's the worst that co