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Rumble on the River: Quincy girls open with win

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The Quincy High School girls basketball team is currently in unfamiliar territory. The Blue Devils have a chance to record two straight victories, following Saturday afternoon's 48-42 victory over Canton in Rumble on the River at John Wood Community College.

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Blue Devils dominate with inside presence

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QUINCY -- Parker Bland used to pound out the beat as the drummer for the young Quincy band Unknown Faces. On Saturday night at Blue Devil Gym, Bland's Quincy High School teammates pounded the ball inside to the 6-foot-4 sophomore, and he responded with a career-high 19 points to lead QHS past Monmouth-Roseville, 63-49.

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Area Roundup: Wolfmeyer's late free throws help Liberty tip Central

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Reed Wolfmeyer sank free throws with 2.5 seconds left to lift the Liberty boys basketball team to a 50-49 victory over Central Saturday at Camp Point, Ill. The Eagles led 50-46 after Wolfmeyer's free throws, and the Panthers' Eric Lee drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin.

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College notebook: Hawks collect postseason accolades

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Since the day Mike Carpenter replaced Jack Mackenzie as the Quincy University men's soccer coach, his goal has been clear. He wanted to help the Hawks regain their national prominence.



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From start to finish, Indians execute efficiently to knock off Chargers

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CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Brian Rea knows how dangerous the Payson Seymour boys basketball team can be when it's firing on all cylinders. "When they execute, we are a tough team to stop," the Indians coach said.

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Boys Roundup: Palmyra controls from start, rolls to win over Unity

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The Palmyra boys basketball team dictated the tempo from the start Friday night. The result was a 66-50 win over Unity in Palmyra, Mo.

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Galesburg leaves Quincy feeling blue after rolling away with WB6 victory

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QUINCY -- Galesburg boys basketball coach Mike Reynolds wasn't sure how well or how much Grant Gibson or Ethan Meeker would play Friday night. More>>

Another 30-point night by McKenzie leads to Canton's rout of Unity

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MENDON, Ill. -- Gabe McKenzie hasn't been stopped much this season. No wonder the Canton boys basketball team is on a four-game winning streak.

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Physical Mater Dei gets best of QND

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QHS girls basketball team inches closer to winning first WB6 game

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MOLINE, Ill. -- Slow, steady progress. Another positive step forward. Quincy High School girls basketball coach Brad Bergman was thrilled to see just that Thursday night despite the eighth loss in nine starts for his team.

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Hawks relish chance to use tourney play as springboard into conference action

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QUINCY -- Marty Bell figures the 27 assists the Quincy University men's basketball team dished out in its victory over Robert Morris-Springfield make for one of the most unselfish efforts in his 12 seasons as the Hawks' head coach. Now, can the Hawks do that again?

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Girls Roundup: Lady Mustangs enact revenge over Palmyra

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After last season's loss to Palmyra, the Unity girls basketball team had this season's game circled on the schedule. "They embarrassed us at home last year," Unity coach Brad Begeman said. "One of our goals this year was to win this game."

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  • College basketball roundup: Culver-Stockton trounced in second half by Missouri Southern

    College basketball roundup: Culver-Stockton trounced in second half by Missouri Southern

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 1:22 PM EST2014-12-17 18:22:16 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton men's basketball team only trailed by one at halftime, but were outscored by 33 points by Missouri Southern in the second half in a 97-63 loss in Joplin, Mo.
    The Culver-Stockton men's basketball team only trailed by one at halftime, but were outscored by 33 points by Missouri Southern in the second half in a 97-63 loss in Joplin, Mo.
  • Roundup: Unity girls stay perfect with victory over Western

    Roundup: Unity girls stay perfect with victory over Western

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 12:49 PM EST2014-12-16 17:49:58 GMT
    The Unity girls basketball team remained unbeaten after nine games after defeating Western 56-51 Monday in Mendon. After trailing by two points at halftime, Unity outscored Western 20-13 in the third quarter and never surrendered the lead.
    The Unity girls basketball team remained unbeaten after nine games after defeating Western 56-51 Monday in Mendon. After trailing by two points at halftime, Unity outscored Western 20-13 in the third quarter and never surrendered the lead.
  • Ard's playmaking leads Illini West over Central

    Ard's playmaking leads Illini West over Central

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 12:44 PM EST2014-12-16 17:44:41 GMT
    Illini West guard Nolan Ard has worked tirelessly to perfect a pick-and-roll offense with teammates Braden Bennett and Colton Mellinger. Now, the trio have coach Bill Rasmussen's permission to run it when they want. They went to it often against Central, as Ard scored a team-high 17 points with eight assists in a 54-40 victory Monday night.
    Illini West guard Nolan Ard has worked tirelessly to perfect a pick-and-roll offense with teammates Braden Bennett and Colton Mellinger. Now, the trio have coach Bill Rasmussen's permission to run it when they want. They went to it often against Central, as Ard scored a team-high 17 points with eight assists in a 54-40 victory Monday night.

  • Outdoors Notebook: Illinois CPOs charge Wired Arrow Outdoors

    Outdoors Notebook: Illinois CPOs charge Wired Arrow Outdoors

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-12-16 14:41:00 GMT
    An Illinois Conservation Police investigation into the Wired Arrow Outdoors television show has resulted in the company's owners, pro-staff members and guests being charged with 134 wildlife violations, including the...
    An Illinois Conservation Police investigation into the Wired Arrow Outdoors television show has resulted in the company's owners, pro-staff members and guests being charged with 134 wildlife violations, including the...
  • Strong start leads Indians to win

    Strong start leads Indians to win

    Monday, December 15 2014 1:56 PM EST2014-12-15 18:56:19 GMT
    Seymour High boys basketball coach Brian Rea knows how important an early lead can be. His team took that notion to heart Friday night, opening the game on a 9-1 run on their way to a 55-42 victory over Unity High School.
    Seymour High boys basketball coach Brian Rea knows how important an early lead can be. His team took that notion to heart Friday night, opening the game on a 9-1 run on their way to a 55-42 victory over Unity High School.

  • Area Roundup: Panthers claim consolation title in own tournament

    Area Roundup: Panthers claim consolation title in own tournament

    Monday, December 15 2014 1:51 PM EST2014-12-15 18:51:25 GMT
    A strong second-quarter spurt led the Monroe City boys basketball team to a 53-45 victory over South Shelby in the consolation championship game of the 90th Annual Monroe City Tournament Friday night at Monroe City, Mo. The Panthers trailed 19-17 before outscoring the Cardinals 14-5 in the second quarter to take a 31-24 halftime lead.



    A strong second-quarter spurt led the Monroe City boys basketball team to a 53-45 victory over South Shelby in the consolation championship game of the 90th Annual Monroe City Tournament Friday night at Monroe City, Mo. The Panthers trailed 19-17 before outscoring the Cardinals 14-5 in the second quarter to take a 31-24 halftime lead.

  • Blue Devils continue growth with road win

    Blue Devils continue growth with road win

    Monday, December 15 2014 1:46 PM EST2014-12-15 18:46:00 GMT
    EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- Lincoln Elbe has both a young team surrounding him and a huge chip sitting squarely on his shoulder. "Every game, we're trying to prove we're a better team than everybody thinks we are," Quincy's senior point guard explained. "We want to show we're not the fifth-place team we're projected to be in the (Western) Big 6 (Conference)."
    EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- Lincoln Elbe has both a young team surrounding him and a huge chip sitting squarely on his shoulder. "Every game, we're trying to prove we're a better team than everybody thinks we are," Quincy's senior point guard explained. "We want to show we're not the fifth-place team we're projected to be in the (Western) Big 6 (Conference)."

  • Football Player of the Year: Windsor runs to front of the pack

    Football Player of the Year: Windsor runs to front of the pack

    SHELBINA, Mo. -- Moments after Trace Windsor walked into the South Shelby locker room for the first time, he turned and left.  Nothing about it felt right.
    SHELBINA, Mo. -- Moments after Trace Windsor walked into the South Shelby locker room for the first time, he turned and left.  Nothing about it felt right.

  • Lady Mustangs win own tourney for fourth straight time

    Lady Mustangs win own tourney for fourth straight time

    Monday, December 15 2014 1:31 PM EST2014-12-15 18:31:02 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- As his players labored through preseason conditioning drills, Unity girls basketball coach Brad Begeman gave them an important reminder. "I told them we need to be in as good if not better shape than any team in the area," Begeman said. "It wasn't easy, but I really think the players took that to heart and still are."
     As his players labored through preseason conditioning drills, Unity girls basketball coach Brad Begeman gave them an important reminder. "I told them we need to be in as good if not better shape than any team in the area," Begeman said. "It wasn't easy, but I really think the players took that to heart and still are."

  • Stuckman plays matchup to his favor as QND beats Hannibal

    Stuckman plays matchup to his favor as QND beats Hannibal

    Monday, December 15 2014 1:29 PM EST2014-12-15 18:29:18 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame's Tanner Stuckman has been playing out of position all season. A natural wing player, Stuckman has been playing in the post to fill in for injured center Jacob Mayfield. The results had been limited through the first four games.
    Quincy Notre Dame's Tanner Stuckman has been playing out of position all season. A natural wing player, Stuckman has been playing in the post to fill in for injured center Jacob Mayfield. The results had been limited through the first four games.

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