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Gems' Taylor wants to be on television, but not for sports

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Demetre Taylor spends the majority of his time at the baseball diamond at Eastern Illinois University. But every morning at 11, he's live on the airwaves with the school's radio station The Odyssey. The Quincy... More>>

Local racing notebook: Modifieds have spotlight all to their own Sunday night

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Modified lovers should be ecstatic come Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. Both of the track's weekly modified series -- UMP mods and sport mods -- will have the spotlight all to themselves. There is no late-model... More>>

Post 37 Junior Legion baseball team heading to state tournament

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FARMINGTON, Ill. -- The Quincy Post 37 Junior Legion baseball team overwhelmed the Third Division tournament field with offense. Now, it will try to do the same at the state tournament.

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Walk-off double pushes Rex past Gems and into first place all alone

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- If the Quincy Gems are going to make the Prospect League playoffs, their offense better come to life. It better happen soon, too.

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Ninth-inning error by Cavemen allows Dans to walk off with victory

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DANVILLE, Ill. -- An error by the Hannibal Cavemen in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed the Danville Dans to score the winning run in a 3-2 Prospect League victory Friday night. With two outs and runners at first and second, the Dans' Trevor Rucker hit a ball that Cavemen second baseman Jeff Smith couldn't handle, resulting in the error that allowed Dylan Alexander to score from second.

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Mental error, wild pitch cost Gems victory against Dans

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Brandon Shirley caught the Quincy Gems off guard. That allowed the Terre Haute Rex to catch up a little, too. Shirley, the Danville Dans center fielder who led off the ninth inning Wednesday night with a walk...
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  • Once a Raider: Former QND standout Cornell looks to make Oakland roster

    Once a Raider: Former QND standout Cornell looks to make Oakland roster

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:52:23 GMT
    Jack Cornell's parents casually suggested he ship them some wine while he's spending time in Napa Valley in the coming weeks. He had to remind them wine tasting won't be on his agenda ...
    Jack Cornell's parents casually suggested he ship them some wine while he's spending time in Napa Valley in the coming weeks. He had to remind them wine tasting won't be on his agenda ...

  • Quintero wins second-set tiebreaker to clinch women's city tennis title

    Quintero wins second-set tiebreaker to clinch women's city tennis title

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:40:43 GMT
    After forcing a tiebreaker in the second set against Kadi Fauble, Theresa Quintero had one thing on her mind. Don't let the match go to a third set. Quintero took the tiebreaker over Fauble to win the Quincy Tennis...
    After forcing a tiebreaker in the second set against Kadi Fauble, Theresa Quintero had one thing on her mind. Don't let the match go to a third set. Quintero took the tiebreaker over Fauble to win the Quincy Tennis...
  • Cavemen stave off Sliders, salvage doubleheader sweep

    Cavemen stave off Sliders, salvage doubleheader sweep

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:44:55 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Cavemen held a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning of the nightcap of a Prospect League doubleheader at Clemens Field. A sweep over Springfield was within reach. Then, the Sliders made it interesting ...



    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Cavemen held a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning of the nightcap of a Prospect League doubleheader at Clemens Field. A sweep over Springfield was within reach. Then, the Sliders made it interesting ...

  • Adkison gets the better of Kings pitcher, college teammate

    Adkison gets the better of Kings pitcher, college teammate

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:43:28 GMT
    More than 1,700 miles from San Diego State University's campus, Tyler Adkison found a familiar face on the mound at QU-Stadium Saturday night. He dug in for his first at-bat in the first inning to face Champion City...
    More than 1,700 miles from San Diego State University's campus, Tyler Adkison found a familiar face on the mound at QU-Stadium Saturday night. He dug in for his first at-bat in the first inning to face Champion City...
  • Gems stay in first with win over Kings

    Gems stay in first with win over Kings

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:32:44 GMT
    Quincy Gems reliever Tyler Knight came on in the bottom of the seventh inning to stop a Champion City Kings rally. Before he even threw a pitch a run scored. The Kings had runners in scoring position with one out as...
    Quincy Gems reliever Tyler Knight came on in the bottom of the seventh inning to stop a Champion City Kings rally. Before he even threw a pitch a run scored. The Kings had runners in scoring position with one out as...
  • Bier treasures time on tennis court with son

    Bier treasures time on tennis court with son

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:21:28 GMT
    Barney Bier has a routine before he can play tennis. First, he puts on a brace on his right knee. Then it's a brace on his lower left leg. Finally, an ankle brace on the opposite leg. It allows him to play the...
    Barney Bier has a routine before he can play tennis. First, he puts on a brace on his right knee. Then it's a brace on his lower left leg. Finally, an ankle brace on the opposite leg. It allows him to play the...
  • Quintero embraces challenge playing against younger competition

    Quintero embraces challenge playing against younger competition

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:19:56 GMT
    Theresa Quintero is the oldest tennis player in the women's open of the Quincy City Tennis Tournament this weekend. She's just fine with that. In fact, she sees it as a way to prove to herself she can compete....
    Theresa Quintero is the oldest tennis player in the women's open of the Quincy City Tennis Tournament this weekend. She's just fine with that. In fact, she sees it as a way to prove to herself she can compete....
  • Down early, Quincy Gems rally for victory

    Down early, Quincy Gems rally for victory

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:31:08 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Springfield Sliders struck early, but in the end the Quincy Gems prevailed with a 5-1 Prospect League victory Friday night. Springfield (9-33) opened the scoring in the second inning when Dominick Bregar scored on a Quincy error ...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Springfield Sliders struck early, but in the end the Quincy Gems prevailed with a 5-1 Prospect League victory Friday night. Springfield (9-33) opened the scoring in the second inning when Dominick Bregar scored on a Quincy error ...

  • Former four-cylinder driver at QR moving closer to NASCAR dream

    Former four-cylinder driver at QR moving closer to NASCAR dream

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:24:25 GMT
    Former Quincy Raceways four-cylinder driver Zach Bruenger is getting closer to reaching his goal of obtaining a NASCAR license. Bruenger, who is racing in NASCAR's developmental K&N Pro Series, will be running...
    Former Quincy Raceways four-cylinder driver Zach Bruenger is getting closer to reaching his goal of obtaining a NASCAR license. Bruenger, who is racing in NASCAR's developmental K&N Pro Series, will be running...
  • Rex jump out early, Cavemen can't recover in loss

    Rex jump out early, Cavemen can't recover in loss

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:22:35 GMT
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Terre Haute Rex scored eight runs combined in the third and fourth innings to shut the door on the Hannibal Cavemen en route to an 11-5 Prospect League victory Friday night at Bob Warn Field ...
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Terre Haute Rex scored eight runs combined in the third and fourth innings to shut the door on the Hannibal Cavemen en route to an 11-5 Prospect League victory Friday night at Bob Warn Field ...
  • Today's Poll

  • This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the screen debut of "Field of Dreams." Which is your favorite baseball movie?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Bull Durham
    9%
    43 votes
    Field of Dreams
    23%
    122 votes
    The Natural
    12%
    61 votes
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    1%
    7 votes
    Pride of the Yankees
    6%
    29 votes
    The Rookie
    4%
    23 votes
    Major League
    11%
    57 votes
    The Sandlot
    20%
    106 votes
    A League of Their Own
    11%
    57 votes
    Eight Men Out
    3%
    16 votes
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