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  • Setting the pace: Liberty runners use preseason ranking as motivation to reach state

    Setting the pace: Liberty runners use preseason ranking as motivation to reach state

    Sunday, August 30 2015 1:24 AM EDT2015-08-30 05:24:00 GMT
    LIBERTY, Ill. — Liberty cross country coach Jared Schmidt grabbed the attention of his runners when he told them how they fared in the DyeStat Class 1A preseason poll. Not that it mattered much to the Lady Eagles. "To be honest, I forgot what ranking Jared told us that we even have," said Jacki Graham, a senior. "I don't pay that much attention to it. The rankings don't know everything...
    LIBERTY, Ill. — Liberty cross country coach Jared Schmidt grabbed the attention of his runners when he told them how they fared in the DyeStat Class 1A preseason poll. Not that it mattered much to the Lady Eagles. "To be honest, I forgot what ranking Jared told us that we even have," said Jacki Graham, a senior. "I don't pay that much attention to it. The rankings don't know everything...

QND settles for fourth place in own tourney after two losses

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QUINCY — The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team didn't envision its Saturday with a pair of 3-2 losses and a fourth-place finish in its annual tournament at Advance Physical Therapy Field. The Raiders, however, only view the losses as a minor setback. "You can't let this get you down," senior forward Aubrey Reis said. "We have to come back on Monday and fix our mistakes... More>>

College notebook: QU men picked to finish second in GLVC

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Who will be right? The national pollsters or the Great Lakes Valley Conference coaches? Well, the Quincy University men's soccer team would like it to be anyone other than the GLVC skippers. Despite being ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Division II preseason national poll... More>>

Blue Devils fit to be tied after allowing late lead to dissipate

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QUINCY — Riley Roth and the Quincy High School boys soccer team had every reason to feel defeated. The Blue Devils had a one-goal lead, a man advantage and an opportunity to put away undefeated Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge with a penalty kick. Instead, a save, a counter attack and a goal that saddled Quincy... More>>

Quincy earns pair of two-set wins over SHG, Normal West

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NORMAL, Ill. — The Quincy High School volleyball team had revenge on its mind Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils' demeanor prior to their first match against Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin proved that. Quincy scored a pair of victories, beating SHG 25-21, 25-11... More>>

Wildcats suffer shellacking in season opener on the road

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OLATHE, Kan. — The Culver-Stockton College football players were ready to see if they could compete in the expanding Heart of America Athletic Conference. This week, they couldn't. Next week, it doesn't get any easier. MidAmerica Nazarene, ranked No. 8 in the NAIA preseason poll, scored three first-quarter touchdowns... More>>

Prep softball roundup: Canton captures first-ever Monroe City Tournament title

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Saylor Collins' bases-clearing double in the bottom of the third inning capped a five-run inning for the Canton softball team. It also helped the Lady Tigers make some program history in the Monroe City Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Collins' double gave the Lady Tigers a lead they didn't surrender, beating South Shelby 6-4 in to win the tournament championship for the first time... More>>

Quincy Notre Dame claims Rockford East Tournament with five victories

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ROCKFORD, Ill. — With three starters out of the lineup, the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team's bench got an opportunity to shine. It took advantage, helping the Lady Raiders win five matches and the championship of the Rockford East Tournament on Saturday. "The bench played super, and we got a lot of things... More>>

Area roundup: Payson Seymour gets on roll during Macomb Classic

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An opening loss in the Macomb Classic to Breese Mater Dei didn't deter the Payson Seymour volleyball team from going on a run. The Indians responded by rattling off four straight victories to take fourth place in the tournament Saturday afternoon... More>>

Huffman, Hannibal stand tall in victory over Helias

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Dalton Huffman and the Hannibal football team knew something was going to have to give. More>>

Bottoming out: Rockford Lutheran hands QND worst loss of Connell coaching era

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QUINCY — Bruce Bazsali worried he was being lulled into a false sense of security. Wednesday night, under the lights on the Rockford Lutheran football team's home turf, the Crusaders went through a series of 20 plays that would be the staple of their attack in the season opener against Quincy Notre Dame. After just 15 plays, Bazsali stopped the practice... More>>

Palmyra stuffs Bowling Green's offense in rout

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PALMYRA, Mo. -- Will Obert takes pride in helping the Palmyra football team hold opponents to negative rushing yards in a game. For the second straight week, the Panthers nearly accomplished that. More>>

Quincy sees missed chances in season-opening loss to Edwardsville

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Despite giving up a touchdown on the second play of the game to the seventh-ranked team in Class 8A, the Quincy High School football team fought back. More>>

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  • Prep football preview: Quincy at Edwardsville

    Prep football preview: Quincy at Edwardsville

    Friday, August 28 2015 3:26 PM EDT2015-08-28 19:26:49 GMT
    There will be some fresh faces lining up for Quincy, especially at the skill positions. That makes the performance of an experienced offensive line all the more important...
    There will be some fresh faces lining up for Quincy, especially at the skill positions. That makes the performance of an experienced offensive line all the more important...
  • Illinois fires Beckman as football coach one week before opener

    Illinois fires Beckman as football coach one week before opener

    Friday, August 28 2015 3:25 PM EDT2015-08-28 19:25:19 GMT
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. Athletic director Mike Thomas said the timing is unfortunate...
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. Athletic director Mike Thomas said the timing is unfortunate...
  • Countdown to kickoff: QND sticking to basics in order to make another playoff push

    Countdown to kickoff: QND sticking to basics in order to make another playoff push

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:47 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:47:13 GMT
    QUINCY — New names. Same playbook. That's been a mantra Quincy Notre Dame football coach Bill Connell has believed in for the last two decades. It's what the Raiders are sticking by this year, despite the graduation of a running back who amassed more than 3,000 career rushing yards...
    QUINCY — New names. Same playbook. That's been a mantra Quincy Notre Dame football coach Bill Connell has believed in for the last two decades. It's what the Raiders are sticking by this year, despite the graduation of a running back who amassed more than 3,000 career rushing yards...
  • QHS volleyball team setting sights on reclaiming WB6 title

    QHS volleyball team setting sights on reclaiming WB6 title

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:44 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:44:57 GMT
    QUINCY — As Katy Hining looks around at her Quincy High School volleyball teammates warming up before practice, she sees two things -- a lot of talent and a lot of depth. "I think if I was a sophomore on this team I would never see the floor," said Hining, a senior...
    QUINCY — As Katy Hining looks around at her Quincy High School volleyball teammates warming up before practice, she sees two things -- a lot of talent and a lot of depth. "I think if I was a sophomore on this team I would never see the floor," said Hining, a senior...
  • Area roundup: Wensing leads QHS golf team to dual victory

    Area roundup: Wensing leads QHS golf team to dual victory

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:42 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:42:10 GMT
    The Quincy High School boys golf team continues to play well. TJ Wensing fired a 3-over par 75 to win medalist honors and help Quincy shoot a 400 and defeat Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin by 26 strokes Wednesday afternoon at Panther Creek Golf Course in Springfield, Ill...
    The Quincy High School boys golf team continues to play well. TJ Wensing fired a 3-over par 75 to win medalist honors and help Quincy shoot a 400 and defeat Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin by 26 strokes Wednesday afternoon at Panther Creek Golf Course in Springfield, Ill...
  • QND boys soccer team routs Hannibal in season opener

    QND boys soccer team routs Hannibal in season opener

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:16 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:16:23 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer coach Greg Reis has liked the way his experienced players meshed with the underclassmen. How could he not. They all got involved in Tuesday's season-opening victory. Cole Hayes scored twice and was one of five Raiders to net a goal in the 6-0 victory over Hannibal at Veterans Park...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer coach Greg Reis has liked the way his experienced players meshed with the underclassmen. How could he not. They all got involved in Tuesday's season-opening victory. Cole Hayes scored twice and was one of five Raiders to net a goal in the 6-0 victory over Hannibal at Veterans Park...
  • Area roundup: Canton softball opens season in dominating fashion

    Area roundup: Canton softball opens season in dominating fashion

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:14 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:14:36 GMT
    Olivia Jarvis isn't show ing any signs of a sophomore slump. The Canton pitcher tossed a complete game shutout and drove in three runs in the Canton softball team's 10-0, five-inning victory over Clopton in Tuesday's season opener at the Cotton Bowl in Canton, Mo...
    Olivia Jarvis isn't show ing any signs of a sophomore slump. The Canton pitcher tossed a complete game shutout and drove in three runs in the Canton softball team's 10-0, five-inning victory over Clopton in Tuesday's season opener at the Cotton Bowl in Canton, Mo...
  • Prep volleyball roundup: Liberty puts offense on display

    Prep volleyball roundup: Liberty puts offense on display

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:13 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:13:31 GMT
    Having its leading attackers back is going to be a boon for the Liberty volleyball team. The Lady Eagles showed that Tuesday night. Michaela Leapley led Liberty with 11 kills and 2014 Herald-Whig Player of the Year Madelyn Hyer added seven as the Lady Eagles opened the season with a 25-12, 25-16 victory over Meredosia-Chambersburg in Liberty, Ill...
    Having its leading attackers back is going to be a boon for the Liberty volleyball team. The Lady Eagles showed that Tuesday night. Michaela Leapley led Liberty with 11 kills and 2014 Herald-Whig Player of the Year Madelyn Hyer added seven as the Lady Eagles opened the season with a 25-12, 25-16 victory over Meredosia-Chambersburg in Liberty, Ill...
  • Prep volleyball preview: Lady Raiders look to avoid pratfalls caused by injury

    Prep volleyball preview: Lady Raiders look to avoid pratfalls caused by injury

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:11 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:11:12 GMT
    QUINCY — Riley Hummert didn't want to jinx the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team. "We're injury free right now," said Hummert, before she paused and held up two fingers. "Cross our fingers that nothing happens." Last season, injuries hindered the Lady Raiders...
    QUINCY — Riley Hummert didn't want to jinx the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team. "We're injury free right now," said Hummert, before she paused and held up two fingers. "Cross our fingers that nothing happens." Last season, injuries hindered the Lady Raiders...
  • Countdown to kickoff: Blue Devils plan to put depth, talent to good use

    Countdown to kickoff: Blue Devils plan to put depth, talent to good use

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:07 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:07:22 GMT
    QUINCY — Devin Prost couldn't see what was taking place behind him. Yet, it reiterated everything he was saying. Peering over Prost's left shoulder as the Quincy High School senior offensive lineman spoke about the upcoming season, you could see junior running back Devin Smith...
    QUINCY — Devin Prost couldn't see what was taking place behind him. Yet, it reiterated everything he was saying. Peering over Prost's left shoulder as the Quincy High School senior offensive lineman spoke about the upcoming season, you could see junior running back Devin Smith...
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