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  • Baumann medals as Hannibal golf cruises at own invitational

    Baumann medals as Hannibal golf cruises at own invitational

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:19:47 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jack Baumann just expects he and the Hannibal boys golf team will win each tournament they play. Opponents have started to expect it as well. "We'll be on the first tee and we'll introduce...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jack Baumann just expects he and the Hannibal boys golf team will win each tournament they play. Opponents have started to expect it as well. "We'll be on the first tee and we'll introduce...

Errors prevent QHS from doubleheader sweep

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Andrew Eilers knew he could get a solid performance from the Quincy High School defense. In Saturday's Western Big 6 doubleheader against United Township, the Blue Devils' defense backed up Eilers in Game 1, but... More>>

Johnson plays role of unconventional hero for JWCC baseball team

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Tyler Johnson wanted to be a hero for the John Wood Community College baseball team. In the bottom of the ninth inning, he got his chance. "It's pretty hard to not swing," Johnson said. "Everyone wants to be the... More>>

Schuckman: Knuffman, Leathernecks believe better days lie ahead

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MACOMB, Ill. -- Nathan Knuffman never lost his confidence. That's because the Western Illinois University football coaching staff never lost its confidence in him. Last fall, Knuffman struggled at times in his... More>>

History-making efforts define seasons for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic coaches

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Zach Summers helped the Knox County boys basketball team accomplish something that hadn't been done in two decades. His next challenge is to do something that has been accomplished only twice in three decades ...

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College Baseball Roundup: Hawks wraps up weekend with doubleheader sweep

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The Quincy University baseball team wrapped up a weekend series victory over Maryville by sweeping a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader 5-3 and 3-2 Saturday at QU-Stadium ...
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College Softball Roundup: Motley tosses two-hitter against 15th-ranked Heartland

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Rachel Motley pitched a seven-inning shutout as the John Wood Community College softball team blanked NJCAA Division II 15th-ranked Heartland 1-0 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Bloomington, Ill.

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Area Roundup: Tallman, Raiders continue winning ways

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Justin Tallman struck out 14 and allowed just two hits as the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team ran its winning streak to 14 games with a 5-0 victory over Jacksonville Routt Saturday in Jacksonville, Ill.  Tallman and reliever Joey Polak, who struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh inning, combined to strike out 12 of the Rockets' final 13 batters.

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Prep Softball Roundup: Central takes twinbill from Monmouth-Roseville

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The Quincy University baseball team wrapped up a weekend series victory over Maryville by sweeping a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader 5-3 and 3-2 Saturday at QU-Stadium ...
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Expect a new modified qualifying procedure in near future

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Modified qualifying will be changing at Quincy Raceways. Just not this week. The change will eventually result from a combination of drivers' requests and first-year track manager Ken Dobson's vision to... More>>

Liberty boys show off their depth by winning Central Invitational title

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CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Liberty boys track team put its depth on display Friday. With five first-place finishes and five second-places, the Eagles ran away with the title of the Central Invitational, finishing with 149... More>>

Cougars use bevy of top-three finishes to gain edge on Lady Panthers

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CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Taylor Miller didn't expect the Winchester West Central girls track team to be atop the standings at the Central Invitational. "We're just shocked," Miller said after the Cougars piled up 126... More>>

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  • Hawks unable to back solid pitching performances with any offense

    Hawks unable to back solid pitching performances with any offense

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:17:07 GMT
    Quincy University baseball coach Josh Rabe knows what he's going to get from his weekend starters. "Strikes," Rabe said.  And plenty of them ...
    Quincy University baseball coach Josh Rabe knows what he's going to get from his weekend starters. "Strikes," Rabe said.  And plenty of them ...

  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Big fifth inning pays off for Illini West

    Prep Baseball Roundup: Big fifth inning pays off for Illini West

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:12:23 GMT
    A three-run fifth inning gave the Illini West baseball team the lead for good in a 6-3 victory over Beardstown Friday at Jacob Burling Field in Carthage, Ill.  With the score tied at 3, Peyton Porter and Braden Bennett started the inning with singles, followed by Braxton Squier's RBI double. Two batters later, Dalton Elliott scored Bennett with a single, and Daniel Harrell followed by driving in Squier.

    A three-run fifth inning gave the Illini West baseball team the lead for good in a 6-3 victory over Beardstown Friday at Jacob Burling Field in Carthage, Ill.  With the score tied at 3, Peyton Porter and Braden Bennett started the inning with singles, followed by Braxton Squier's RBI double. Two batters later, Dalton Elliott scored Bennett with a single, and Daniel Harrell followed by driving in Squier.

  • College Roundup: Four wins lead to second-place finish for Wildcats

    College Roundup: Four wins lead to second-place finish for Wildcats

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:34 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College men's track team used four first-place finishes to take second out of 10 teams Friday at Millikin's Big Blue Invitational in Decatur, Ill.  The Wildcats collected 115 points as a team, 100 behind first-place Aurora ...

    The Culver-Stockton College men's track team used four first-place finishes to take second out of 10 teams Friday at Millikin's Big Blue Invitational in Decatur, Ill.  The Wildcats collected 115 points as a team, 100 behind first-place Aurora ...

  • College baseball roundup: Nationally-ranked JWCC sweeps Danville to start series

    College baseball roundup: Nationally-ranked JWCC sweeps Danville to start series

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:24:37 GMT
    Just days after cracking the national rankings at No. 14, the John Wood Community College baseball team opened the weekend with a sweep of Danville. The Trail Blazers won 9-0 and 10-3 ...

    Just days after cracking the national rankings at No. 14, the John Wood Community College baseball team opened the weekend with a sweep of Danville. The Trail Blazers won 9-0 and 10-3 ...

  • QND softball team stays perfect as Wensing three-hits Central

    QND softball team stays perfect as Wensing three-hits Central

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:11:40 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne said his team had its worst hitting game against Central. It was a good thing Ashley Wensing brought her game from the pitching circle. The sophomore threw a three-hitter to help QND stay perfect on the season with a 5-0 victory Thursday...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne said his team had its worst hitting game against Central. It was a good thing Ashley Wensing brought her game from the pitching circle. The sophomore threw a three-hitter to help QND stay perfect on the season with a 5-0 victory Thursday...

  • Energized Blue Devils nab WB6 win

    Energized Blue Devils nab WB6 win

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:03:09 GMT
    Quincy High School girls soccer coach Travis Dinkheller told his team before Thursday night's game that they needed to have a sense of urgency for all 80 minutes. It's something that has been missing at times this season. Senior Kaleigh Kuhlman took her coach's words to heart. "We were really ready to bring a lot of energy tonight," Kuhlman said...
    Quincy High School girls soccer coach Travis Dinkheller told his team before Thursday night's game that they needed to have a sense of urgency for all 80 minutes. It's something that has been missing at times this season. Senior Kaleigh Kuhlman took her coach's words to heart. "We were really ready to bring a lot of energy tonight," Kuhlman said...
  • Prep Baseball Roundup: QND's Ray shines in first career start

    Prep Baseball Roundup: QND's Ray shines in first career start

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:54:01 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team couldn't have asked for a much better outing from Johnny Ray in his first career start. The freshman right-hander struck out seven Rushville-Industry batters, walked two and scattered three hits during the first five innings of the Raiders' 3-1 victory at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield...
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team couldn't have asked for a much better outing from Johnny Ray in his first career start. The freshman right-hander struck out seven Rushville-Industry batters, walked two and scattered three hits during the first five innings of the Raiders' 3-1 victory at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield...

  • Area Roundup: Late-inning offense leads to victory for QHS softball team

    Area Roundup: Late-inning offense leads to victory for QHS softball team

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:50:06 GMT
    The Quincy High School softball team scored six runs in the final two innings to rally for a 9-4 victory over Pittsfield on Thursday at Pittsfield, Ill. Gabby Labre singled home Megan Bridgman for the tying run in the top of the sixth. Later in the inning, Kaylee Young reached base...
    The Quincy High School softball team scored six runs in the final two innings to rally for a 9-4 victory over Pittsfield on Thursday at Pittsfield, Ill. Gabby Labre singled home Megan Bridgman for the tying run in the top of the sixth. Later in the inning, Kaylee Young reached base...
  • Hawks add backcourt depth by signing three guards to letters of intent

    Hawks add backcourt depth by signing three guards to letters of intent

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:00:16 GMT
    Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell believes he has addressed the Hawks' most glaring need. He's given the backcourt depth through recruiting. The Hawks signed three guards to national letters of intent Thursday morning, landing a pair of junior college transfers and a St. Louis area high schooler who is considered a natural shooter...
    Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell believes he has addressed the Hawks' most glaring need. He's given the backcourt depth through recruiting. The Hawks signed three guards to national letters of intent Thursday morning, landing a pair of junior college transfers and a St. Louis area high schooler who is considered a natural shooter...
  • Area roundup: Ellis, Lady Tornadoes pull off great escape act

    Area roundup: Ellis, Lady Tornadoes pull off great escape act

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 08:00:12 GMT
    Lynley Ellis needed just one out to escape what had become a precarious situation. A strikeout fit the bill. With runners on second and third and the Liberty softball team trailing Griggsville-Perry by a run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday, Ellis struck out Madison Scott to preserve the Lady Tornadoes' 9-8 victory...
    Lynley Ellis needed just one out to escape what had become a precarious situation. A strikeout fit the bill. With runners on second and third and the Liberty softball team trailing Griggsville-Perry by a run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday, Ellis struck out Madison Scott to preserve the Lady Tornadoes' 9-8 victory...

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  • Area Roundup: Lady Panthers' offense heats up in road victory

    Area Roundup: Lady Panthers' offense heats up in road victory

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:28:59 GMT
    It took the Central softball team longer than anticipated to get its offense back on track. Once the hits started coming, the three-game losing streak went away ...

    It took the Central softball team longer than anticipated to get its offense back on track. Once the hits started coming, the three-game losing streak went away ...

  • Lady Raiders overwhelm Trailblazers with offensive onslaught

    Lady Raiders overwhelm Trailblazers with offensive onslaught

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-04-17 07:57:04 GMT
    Cassidy Foley wanted to create a dangerous situation with her cross, hoping one of her Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer teammates could capitalize with a goal. She created more havoc then she ever considered possible. The wind held up Foley's pass from 30 yards out...
    Cassidy Foley wanted to create a dangerous situation with her cross, hoping one of her Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer teammates could capitalize with a goal. She created more havoc then she ever considered possible. The wind held up Foley's pass from 30 yards out...
  • Bulldogs sweep doubleheader as Hawks fail to create scoring opportunities

    Bulldogs sweep doubleheader as Hawks fail to create scoring opportunities

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — With an opportunity to earn a season split with Truman State, the Quincy University baseball team came up empty. The Hawks failed to get a runner into scoring position the final eight innings of a 6-5, 14-inning loss that allowed the Bulldogs to sweep...
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — With an opportunity to earn a season split with Truman State, the Quincy University baseball team came up empty. The Hawks failed to get a runner into scoring position the final eight innings of a 6-5, 14-inning loss that allowed the Bulldogs to sweep...
  • Prep baseball roundup: QND breaks tie with Pittsfield with sixth-inning eruption

    Prep baseball roundup: QND breaks tie with Pittsfield with sixth-inning eruption

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-04-17 07:41:43 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team snapped a 3-3 tie with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of a 10-4 victory over Pittsfield Wednesday afternoon at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield. Adam Hutson doubled home Johnny Ray for the go-ahead run...
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team snapped a 3-3 tie with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of a 10-4 victory over Pittsfield Wednesday afternoon at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield. Adam Hutson doubled home Johnny Ray for the go-ahead run...
  • Louisiana boys capitalize on field events to win Jerry Ball Relays

    Louisiana boys capitalize on field events to win Jerry Ball Relays

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-04-16 08:07:37 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. — Tristan Castiglia compared winning the field events to making free throws in basketball.  They aren't the marquee events, but they play a significant role in deciding which teams wins a track meet. "Everybody looks at the relays or the biggest events," the Louisiana athlete said...
    CANTON, Mo. — Tristan Castiglia compared winning the field events to making free throws in basketball.  They aren't the marquee events, but they play a significant role in deciding which teams wins a track meet. "Everybody looks at the relays or the biggest events," the Louisiana athlete said...
  • Highland girls edge out win at Jerry Ball Relays

    Highland girls edge out win at Jerry Ball Relays

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-04-16 08:03:47 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- When the final results of the Jerry Ball Relays were announced, the Highland girls track team's celebration could be heard in the press box. The Cougars won the Jerry Ball Relays at Ellison Poulton...
    CANTON, Mo. -- When the final results of the Jerry Ball Relays were announced, the Highland girls track team's celebration could be heard in the press box. The Cougars won the Jerry Ball Relays at Ellison Poulton...
  • Prep baseball roundup: Blue Devils undaunted by Chargers' early outburst

    Prep baseball roundup: Blue Devils undaunted by Chargers' early outburst

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-04-16 07:59:45 GMT
    A seven-run deficit after just an inning and a half could have been too much for the Quincy High School baseball team to overcome. That's if the Blue Devils weren't hitting.  Quincy answered Illini West's seven-run, second-inning outburst by scoring six runs in the bottom...
    A seven-run deficit after just an inning and a half could have been too much for the Quincy High School baseball team to overcome. That's if the Blue Devils weren't hitting.  Quincy answered Illini West's seven-run, second-inning outburst by scoring six runs in the bottom...
  • Prep softball roundup: Titans knock Panthers from ranks of the unbeaten

    Prep softball roundup: Titans knock Panthers from ranks of the unbeaten

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-04-16 07:56:38 GMT
    In a battle of unbeaten softball teams, West Hancock kept its unblemished record intact. Central did not. The Titans swept the West Central Conference doubleheader, winning 5-1 and 7-1 Tuesday afternoon in Camp Point, Ill...
    In a battle of unbeaten softball teams, West Hancock kept its unblemished record intact. Central did not. The Titans swept the West Central Conference doubleheader, winning 5-1 and 7-1 Tuesday afternoon in Camp Point, Ill...

  • Area roundup: Adams and O'Connor team up to rally the Blue Devils to victory

    Area roundup: Adams and O'Connor team up to rally the Blue Devils to victory

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 07:54:05 GMT
    Down a set in a critical doubles match, Quincy High School's Collin Adams and Tom O'Connor battled back. The Blue Devils rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 victory over Hannibal's Jacob Hammock and Austin Haynes at No. 1 doubles and help Quincy earn a 5-4 victory in Tuesday's dual...
    Down a set in a critical doubles match, Quincy High School's Collin Adams and Tom O'Connor battled back. The Blue Devils rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 victory over Hannibal's Jacob Hammock and Austin Haynes at No. 1 doubles and help Quincy earn a 5-4 victory in Tuesday's dual...
  • Schuckman: WIU goes all in to make the Wright move for its men's basketball program

    Schuckman: WIU goes all in to make the Wright move for its men's basketball program

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:53:04 GMT
    MACOMB, Ill. — As Billy Wright described his general coaching philosophies, he turned his attention to the back of the Prairie Lounge inside the Western Illinois University Union where several of the WIU men's basketball players had gathered. "Our motto will be ‘All in,' " said Wright, who was formally introduced Tuesday as Jim Molinari's replacement and the 20th head coach in WIU history...
    MACOMB, Ill. — As Billy Wright described his general coaching philosophies, he turned his attention to the back of the Prairie Lounge inside the Western Illinois University Union where several of the WIU men's basketball players had gathered. "Our motto will be ‘All in,' " said Wright, who was formally introduced Tuesday as Jim Molinari's replacement and the 20th head coach in WIU history...
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