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Hawks' strong start to spring scrimmage sets right tone heading into offseason

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QUINCY -- Three times last fall in its turnaround season, the Quincy University football team was able to turn its opening drive into points. Hawks coach Tom Pajic would like to see that happen more often.

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Spring Football Q&A: Quincy University coach Tom Pajic breaks down the Hawks

Quincy University redshirt freshman quarterback Robbie Kelley throws a pass. | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson Quincy University redshirt freshman quarterback Robbie Kelley throws a pass. | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson
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Quincy University football coach Tom Pajic has seen the benefits of recruiting at each practice this spring as the Hawks are developing depth and returning sophomores and juniors who have made a productive impact on the... More>>

Rain suspends Hawks' doubleheader, still gain one-game edge in GLVC West

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The Quincy University baseball team gained a leg up in the race to win the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division without finishing a game Saturday.
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Wensing, Quincy Notre Dame blank Central again

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QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame softball pitcher Ashley Wensing is starting to enjoy facing Central. For the second time in nine days, Wensing shutout the Lady Panthers in an 8-0 six-inning victory in the QND Cluster on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the Backyard.
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Holzgrafe brings wealth of coaching experience to QU tennis program

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QUINCY -- When Bill LaTour resigned as the Quincy University men's and women's tennis coach, finding a replacement with a pedigree as sterling as LaTour's figured to be difficult. It turned out there was a coach waiting right in the Hawks' backyard.

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College Notebook: QU soccer assistant gets chance to guide his own program at Maryville

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It was inevitable that Sean Hughes drew the interest of athletic directors looking for a coach to reinvigorate their men's soccer program. After all, he played a pivotal role in helping Quincy University reach unmatched heights last fall.

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Area Roundup: Double steal results in victory for Illini West

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Tucker Anderson scored on a double steal in the bottom of the second inning, giving the Illini West baseball team the only run it needed in an 1-0 victory over Holy Trinity Saturday at the Rochester Tournament in Rochester, Ill.
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  • QHS splits with Rock Island

    QHS splits with Rock Island

    Saturday, April 25 2015 1:51 AM EDT2015-04-25 05:51:36 GMT
    Quincy High School's Ben Mero steals second against Rock Island on Friday | H-W Photo/Phil CarlsonQuincy High School's Ben Mero steals second against Rock Island on Friday | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson
    Sophomore Drake Green and the Quincy High School baseball team had a simple mentality when they took the plate in the sixth and seventh inning. "Just get on a...
    Sophomore Drake Green and the Quincy High School baseball team had a simple mentality when they took the plate in the sixth and seventh inning. "Just get on a...
  • College roundup: Hawks bow out of MIVA Tournament

    College roundup: Hawks bow out of MIVA Tournament

    Saturday, April 25 2015 1:46 AM EDT2015-04-25 05:46:46 GMT
    The Quincy University men's volleyball season ended with a 25-17, 25-14, 25-13 loss to Loyola in the quarterfinals of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament Friday night at Chicago
    The Quincy University men's volleyball season ended with a 25-17, 25-14, 25-13 loss to Loyola in the quarterfinals of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament Friday night at Chicago
  • Smith leads Marion County to win

    Smith leads Marion County to win

    Saturday, April 25 2015 1:39 AM EDT2015-04-25 05:39:29 GMT
    Alex Rhodes gave up just two runs in six innings, but Illini West couldn't muster enough offense in a 2-1 loss to Rochester in the Pleasant Plains Invitational. Braden Bennet hit a double...
    Alex Rhodes gave up just two runs in six innings, but Illini West couldn't muster enough offense in a 2-1 loss to Rochester in the Pleasant Plains Invitational. Braden Bennet hit a double...
  • QU baseball sweeps Maryville to move atop GLVC West Division

    QU baseball sweeps Maryville to move atop GLVC West Division

    Saturday, April 25 2015 1:35 AM EDT2015-04-25 05:35:32 GMT
    The Quincy University baseball team took the lead in the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division by sweeping Maryville 5-3 and 6-4 Friday night.
    The Quincy University baseball team took the lead in the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division by sweeping Maryville 5-3 and 6-4 Friday night.
  • Racing notebook: Dunker proud of accomplishments, looks for more success

    Racing notebook: Dunker proud of accomplishments, looks for more success

    Friday, April 24 2015 10:34 PM EDT2015-04-25 02:34:33 GMT
    Tony Dunker is more relaxed these days, and with good reason.
    Tony Dunker is more relaxed these days, and with good reason.
  • Canton baseball slugs way past Knox County

    Canton baseball slugs way past Knox County

    Friday, April 24 2015 8:53 AM EDT2015-04-24 12:53:03 GMT
    The Canton baseball team stresses being patient at the plate and working the count. Against Knox County, that translated into 17 hits, eight of them for extra bases, in a 17-2 five-inning victory Thursday afternoon. Eight Tigers recorded hits and all reached base.
    The Canton baseball team stresses being patient at the plate and working the count. Against Knox County, that translated into 17 hits, eight of them for extra bases, in a 17-2 five-inning victory Thursday afternoon. Eight Tigers recorded hits and all reached base.
  • Kite's return a spark for QND softball

    Kite's return a spark for QND softball

    Friday, April 24 2015 8:51 AM EDT2015-04-24 12:51:58 GMT
    When Emily Kite hyperextended her right knee playing indoor soccer in November 2013, she didn't think much of it. But an MRI revealed a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in her knee. Just like that, Kite's softball season was done.
    When Emily Kite hyperextended her right knee playing indoor soccer in November 2013, she didn't think much of it. But an MRI revealed a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in her knee. Just like that, Kite's softball season was done.
  • Prep baseball roundup: Bunt single helps Illini West grab lead, win in 10 innings

    Prep baseball roundup: Bunt single helps Illini West grab lead, win in 10 innings

    Friday, April 24 2015 1:58 AM EDT2015-04-24 05:58:08 GMT
    A bunt single by Ethan Johnson with the bases loaded gave the Illini West baseball team a lead in the top of the 10th inning against Abingdon.


    A bunt single by Ethan Johnson with the bases loaded gave the Illini West baseball team a lead in the top of the 10th inning against Abingdon.



  • QND soccer falls to Rochester for first loss of year

    QND soccer falls to Rochester for first loss of year

    Friday, April 24 2015 1:55 AM EDT2015-04-24 05:55:28 GMT
    QND girls soccer coach Mark Longo figured things could have turned out a little different in their matchup with Rochester on Thursday.

    QND girls soccer coach Mark Longo figured things could have turned out a little different in their matchup with Rochester on Thursday. 


  • Going all in: Lady Raiders turn offensive attack into complete team effort

    Going all in: Lady Raiders turn offensive attack into complete team effort

    Thursday, April 23 2015 1:14 AM EDT2015-04-23 05:14:14 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame's Olivia Dreyer, left, has eight goals this season. | H-W File PhotoQuincy Notre Dame's Olivia Dreyer, left, has eight goals this season. | H-W File Photo
    Left without a proven scorer following the graduation of two-time all-state forward Cassidy Foley and a knee injury sidelining sophomore forward McKenzie Foley, the Lady Raiders had to make adjustments offensively. That included a tweak to the system of play and the insistence more players get involved in the scoring.
    Left without a proven scorer following the graduation of two-time all-state forward Cassidy Foley and a knee injury sidelining sophomore forward McKenzie Foley, the Lady Raiders had to make adjustments offensively. That included a tweak to the system of play and the insistence more players get involved in the scoring.

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