Pirates embrace St. Clair's return to sideline
Prep Football

Pirates embrace St. Clair's return to sideline

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- His players didn't say much when Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair announced he was retiring, although the emotional challenge it provided was real. "It hit me hard," senior defensive end Evan Allen said.

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Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place
Men's College Basketball

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 links QU's rich past with its bright future
Men's College Basketball

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...

Generations of football players owe debt to Hinkamper
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Generations of football players owe debt to Hinkamper

Looking back now, some 30 years later, I laugh at how I was nervous walking into Ray Hinkamper's home. It never felt like I was one of his boys because I didn't play for the Redskins. But the truth of the matter was this: We were all his boys no matter...

Sunday Conversation with Gary Bass
College Football

Sunday Conversation with Gary Bass

His office didn't have any of the personal touches just yet, but give Gary Bass time. He'll feel at home in his new digs. Not only is the 33-year-old Bass stepping into a new role as the interim head football coach at Quincy University, but he and his staff are settling in to new offices in the basement of the school cafeteria. It gets the QU staff back on campus after spending the previous five seasons at North Campus.

Opening day makes hunters start to feel squirrelly
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Opening day makes hunters start to feel squirrelly

QUINCY -- Chuck Chrisman remembers every detail of the morning, from the smell of coffee as he walked down the hall of his bedroom to the washing blood off his hands at the end of the hunt. It might have taken place 50 years ago...

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

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...

Is Federer the greatest of all time? It's up for debate
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Is Federer the greatest of all time? It's up for debate

With his eighth Wimbledon championship secure and his 19th career Grand Slam title won, Roger Federer again staked his claim to being the greatest men's tennis player of all time. But does the sporting public consider him that?

Sunday Conversation with Timmer Willing
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Sunday Conversation with Timmer Willing

It has been more than two decades since Timmer Willing used Quincy as his home address, yet this is still home. Now the head men's tennis coach at UC San Diego, an NCAA Division II school, the Quincy High School graduate relies on his Midwestern roots.

Prospect camp is sign C-SC is moving forward
College Football

Prospect camp is sign C-SC is moving forward

CANTON, Mo. -- Tom Sallay finds himself in the midst of two major moves. The first-year Culver-Stockton College football coach has to move his family from the greater Chicagoland area to the Mississippi River town they now call home...