Beyond the boxscore: Ruzevich continues to show she is rising star in GLVC
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Beyond the boxscore: Ruzevich continues to show she is rising star in GLVC

Julia Ruzevich's progress from a freshman role player to rising star in the Great Lakes Valley Conference is complete. Her career-high 27-point game Thursday night against Missouri-St. Louis put the stamp on that.

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History on Blue Devils' minds heading into WB6 finale
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History on Blue Devils' minds heading into WB6 finale

Aaron Shoot was curious if the Quincy High School boys basketball team had the opportunity to add another historic mark to a milestone-filled season. So into the archives we went. What piqued Shoot's interest is the fact Quincy can finish...

Blue Devils' Smith gets in right mindset to break out of slump
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Blue Devils' Smith gets in right mindset to break out of slump

It is considered a coaching cliche, but the premise is something Jaeden Smith believes wholeheartedly. Effort should never go in a slump. So while the Quincy High School junior guard works to overcome his shooting struggles, his effort and enthusiasm...

College coaches need to notice development of Hannibal's Jones
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College coaches need to notice development of Hannibal's Jones

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Dezi Jones has captured the attention of local basketball fans with his scoring outbursts. Are college coaches following suit? Not as many as you might think. Quincy University coaches have attended several...

Hawks honor fan's 63 years of dedication
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Hawks honor fan's 63 years of dedication

Each time George Caspermeyer returns to Pepsi Arena, it's like coming home. Actually, it's more like he has never left. For more than 60 years, he hasn't. The Quincy University athletic department honored one of its most faithful and loyal fans...

Interesting names could be in line to be QND's next coach
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Interesting names could be in line to be QND's next coach

Bill Connell firmly believes the vacant Quincy Notre Dame football coaching position is an attractive one. For the most part, no one will argue that. The Raiders have created a history of success, having reached the playoffs in 21 of the past 26 seasons.

Shootout meets expectations of fans, coaches and organizers
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Shootout meets expectations of fans, coaches and organizers

Jay Blossom paced up an down the hallway outside the visitor's locker room under the Blue Devil Gym bleachers. His adrenalin wouldn't let him stand still. Minutes earlier, the Webster Groves boys basketball coach watched his team...

Inside the Shootout: Statesmen come to Quincy loaded for state title run
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Inside the Shootout: Statesmen come to Quincy loaded for state title run

Jay Blossom figures the Webster Groves basketball team spent 15 nights in a hotel in about a month's worth of days. The experience was worth the exhaustion. The Statesmen, who are Missouri's defending Class 5 state champions and the No. 1-ranked team...

QHS basketball notebook: No rest for Devils because 'it's Moline week'
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QHS basketball notebook: No rest for Devils because 'it's Moline week'

Aaron Shoot sat down on the front row of the Blue Devil Gym bleachers and sighed. He needed and deserved a breather. "I'm pretty ready for a day off," Shoot said. "I'm tired. This game was pretty tough. They did a good job of getting up and down with us."

QU basketball notebook: Hawks rally around injured Alexander
Men's College Basketball

QU basketball notebook: Hawks rally around injured Alexander

As excited as the Quincy University men's basketball players were last Thursday night after earning their first Great Lakes Valley Conference victory of the season, the celebration was tempered. Junior guard De'Andre Alexander was injured.