Hannibal's St. Clair decides time is not right to retire, will return as football, track coach
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Hannibal's St. Clair decides time is not right to retire, will return as football, track coach

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mark St. Clair's fishing boat might not get as much use as he originally expected. He's OK with that. "I still consider myself a young man and I'm going to have a lot of opportunities out there to figure out what I want to do later on...

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QU's Kelley to transfer to pursue MBA
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QU's Kelley to transfer to pursue MBA

QUINCY -- Robbie Kelley understands where his future lies, and it's somewhere beyond the football field. That's why the Quincy University starting quarterback has decided to transfer. Kelley, a redshirt sophomore, will graduate from QU in May...

St. Clair exhibits Hall of Fame credentials in every regard
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St. Clair exhibits Hall of Fame credentials in every regard

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It was about an hour prior to kickoff and a few of the Hannibal football players were stretching on the field while others were in the locker room going through pregame preparations. The coaches were on the sideline testing...

Legacy of a swashbuckler: St. Clair retires after two decades captaining Pirates's success
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Legacy of a swashbuckler: St. Clair retires after two decades captaining Pirates's success

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The fishing boat stored in Mark St. Clair's garage is going to get some overdue use. So will the bicycle he loves to ride and the deer hunting gear that often stayed on the shelf during the high school football playoffs. The decision...

Sunday Conversation with Jim Rakers
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Sunday Conversation with Jim Rakers

Notre Dame has been a big part of Jim Rakers' life. He attended both Notre Dame and Christian Brothers High Schools, graduating in 1961. He was an all-state selection in basketball, and despite practicing with just two hurdles, he qualified for the state

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QND to hold two football camps

QUINCY, Ill. -- The Quincy Notre Dame football program will be holding two camps in the near future. QND will host its annual winter football camp on March 31. The camp is open to third through eighth graders and will be held on the turf at Advance Physica

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Van Delft stepping down as Knox County football coach

EDINA, Mo. -- Alex Van Delft never saw himself in an education administration role. On Tuesday, however, Van Delft accepted an offer to become the principal at Knox County Elementary School. He starts the job on July 1.

By the numbers: Inside the QU recruiting class
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By the numbers: Inside the QU recruiting class

Here's a by-the-numbers look inside the Quincy University football team's recruiting class: 2 -- Tight ends signed. There was only one active tight end on the QU roster last season. 3 -- Players signed from Peru (Ill.) St. Bede and...

Hawks fill needs up front with latest recruiting class
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Hawks fill needs up front with latest recruiting class

QUINCY -- Tom Pajic expects one of his current players to have a keen interest in the Quincy University football team's latest crop of recruits. "Owen Schoenenberger is probably ecstatic," Pajic said. That's because the Hawks filled a glaring need...

Sunday Conversation with Ric Hinkamper
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Sunday Conversation with Ric Hinkamper

Millions of football fans fill football stadiums across the country on Saturdays, cheering for their favorite college teams. Few of those fans are more passionate about college football than Ric Hinkamper, except when he goes to a game, he's wearing officials stripes. Once his playing days were over, he started as a high school football official. He's now an NCAA Division I official, working games throughout the Midwest for about 20 years.