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  • Shields leaves QND before coaching one game, takes job at New Mexico high school

    Shields leaves QND before coaching one game, takes job at New Mexico high school

    Sunday, August 2 2015 9:26 PM EDT2015-08-03 01:26:09 GMT
    QUINCY — Tom Shields walked out the front doors of Quincy Notre Dame High School, climbed into the driver’s seat of his Toyota and drove away Sunday afternoon for the final time after unexpectedly ending an abbreviated coaching stint. Two days after being named the head boys basketball coach at Alamogordo High School in Alamogordo, N.M., the 67-year-old Shields resigned from the same position at QND a little more than three months after taking the job...
    QUINCY — Tom Shields walked out the front doors of Quincy Notre Dame High School, climbed into the driver’s seat of his Toyota and drove away Sunday afternoon for the final time after unexpectedly ending an abbreviated coaching stint. Two days after being named the head boys basketball coach at Alamogordo High School in Alamogordo, N.M., the 67-year-old Shields resigned from the same position at QND a little more than three months after taking the job...

Post 37's defensive miscues spell end to state title quest

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The Quincy Junior American Legion Post 37 baseball team benefited from committing just two errors and scoring in bunches during the first two games of the state tournament. More>>

Wilson wins midseason championship in first full-time season at Quincy Raceways since 2004

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QUINCY — Late model driver Jamie Wilson has solidified his comeback season as the real deal. Wilson won Sunday's midseason championship feature at Quincy Raceways, giving him two victories this year, his first in a race car full time since 2004... More>>

Split gives Gems glimmer of hope in Prospect League playoff chase

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QUINCY — When infielder AJ Kruzel was summoned to pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the second inning and the Quincy Gems already trailing the Terre Haute Rex 3-0, he just wanted to limit the damage. He ended up giving the Gems a little bit of hope, too... More>>

Eikleberry delivers another solid effort in leading Cavemen to victory

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HANNIBAL, Mo. ­— Jake Eikleberry didn't necessarily fool the Chillicothe Paints with any of his pitches Sunday night. But he didn't allow the Prospect League's East Division leaders to beat him either... More>>

Hanzel's outing keeps Gems in playoff chase

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Lane Hanzel isn't sure if his start Saturday night will be his last of the season. More>>

Quincy native makes Xfinity Series debut

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Zach Bruenger was hardly disappointed with the result of his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. More>>

Cavemen unable to complete rally

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KOKOMO, Ind. -- The Hannibal Cavemen couldn't extend their only winning streak of the second half of the Prospect League season. The Cavemen didn't go down without a fight, ending the game with the bases loaded in a 6-4 loss at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. More>>

GLVC coaches pick Hawks to finish fifth in league race

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QUINCY -- The Quincy University football program is gaining the respect of the rest of Great Lakes Valley Conference coaches. The Hawks were picked to finish fifth in the GLVC preseason coaches poll released Friday. It is QU's highest preseason ranking since the league introduced football as a conference sport in 2012. More>>

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  • Walters' wallop sets tone early in Gems' 11-1 victory over Kokomo

    Walters' wallop sets tone early in Gems' 11-1 victory over Kokomo

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 12:16 PM EDT2015-07-29 16:16:06 GMT
    QUINCY — Sometimes, the sound gives it away. Jake Walters' first swing of the night created a crack so loud that there was little doubt the ball he hit would sail over the left-field wall at QU Stadium.
    QUINCY — Sometimes, the sound gives it away. Jake Walters' first swing of the night created a crack so loud that there was little doubt the ball he hit would sail over the left-field wall at QU Stadium.
  • Post 37 hoping home-field advantage leads to success at junior legion state tourney

    Post 37 hoping home-field advantage leads to success at junior legion state tourney

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 11:47 AM EDT2015-07-29 15:47:16 GMT
    QUINCY — Last year, the Quincy Junior American Legion Post 37 baseball team had a nearly three-hour drive to Belleville, Ill., to play in the state tournament. This year, the Legionnaires don't have to go nearly as far...
    QUINCY — Last year, the Quincy Junior American Legion Post 37 baseball team had a nearly three-hour drive to Belleville, Ill., to play in the state tournament. This year, the Legionnaires don't have to go nearly as far...
  • Prospect League Notebook: Granier heads home, leaving Gems short of front-line pitching

    Prospect League Notebook: Granier heads home, leaving Gems short of front-line pitching

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 11:45 AM EDT2015-07-29 15:45:54 GMT
    Quincy Gems right-handed pitcher Kade Granier won his fifth straight game last week in a 5-2 victory over the Kokomo Jackrabbits on July 23. He won't pitch again for the Gems this season, however, as Granier was shut down for the summer by the Southeastern Louisiana University coaching staff...
    Quincy Gems right-handed pitcher Kade Granier won his fifth straight game last week in a 5-2 victory over the Kokomo Jackrabbits on July 23. He won't pitch again for the Gems this season, however, as Granier was shut down for the summer by the Southeastern Louisiana University coaching staff...
  • Offering a helping hand: Gems' Walters ready to pitch in during times of need

    Offering a helping hand: Gems' Walters ready to pitch in during times of need

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:07 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:07:21 GMT
    QUINCY — Jake Walters can't imagine what it's like to run into a burning building. The heat. The smoke. The danger. "Obviously, I won't know what that's like until I'm doing it," said Walters, the Quincy Gems infielder who plans to become a firefighter when his career ends. "But I think it's something I can handle...
    QUINCY — Jake Walters can't imagine what it's like to run into a burning building. The heat. The smoke. The danger. "Obviously, I won't know what that's like until I'm doing it," said Walters, the Quincy Gems infielder who plans to become a firefighter when his career ends. "But I think it's something I can handle...
  • Schuckman: Social media turns baseball's trade rumors into feeding frenzy

    Schuckman: Social media turns baseball's trade rumors into feeding frenzy

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:04 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:04:23 GMT
    Rajai Davis hasn't been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Not yet. Probably not ever. Although the Detroit Tigers center fielder is considered one of the pieces the franchise could move before Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline, St. Louis doesn't seem like a viable destination...
    Rajai Davis hasn't been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Not yet. Probably not ever. Although the Detroit Tigers center fielder is considered one of the pieces the franchise could move before Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline, St. Louis doesn't seem like a viable destination...
  • Adams, Fauble keep their composure in capturing men's city doubles title

    Adams, Fauble keep their composure in capturing men's city doubles title

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:18 AM EDT2015-07-27 15:18:28 GMT
    QUINCY — Collin Adams felt Andrew Fauble needed a boost. Fauble double faulted on a serve and lost another point while just a point away from winning the title in the men's open division of the Quincy City Doubles Championships at the Quincy Racquet Club...
    QUINCY — Collin Adams felt Andrew Fauble needed a boost. Fauble double faulted on a serve and lost another point while just a point away from winning the title in the men's open division of the Quincy City Doubles Championships at the Quincy Racquet Club...
  • Lady Hawks team up to put away city doubles title in straight sets

    Lady Hawks team up to put away city doubles title in straight sets

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:17 AM EDT2015-07-27 15:17:24 GMT
    QUINCY — Sydney Lynch and Amy Kuhle looked at being forced to win seven games to win Sunday's first set as only a minor setback. Their best was still to come...
    QUINCY — Sydney Lynch and Amy Kuhle looked at being forced to win seven games to win Sunday's first set as only a minor setback. Their best was still to come...
  • Gems maintain playoff push by beating Sliders

    Gems maintain playoff push by beating Sliders

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:15 AM EDT2015-07-27 15:15:55 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With less than two weeks remaining in the Prospect League season, the defending champion is making a playoff push. The Quincy Gems have closed within 4 1/2 games of potentially earning a postseason bid, winning for the fifth time in their last six games by beating the Springfield Sliders 4-2...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With less than two weeks remaining in the Prospect League season, the defending champion is making a playoff push. The Quincy Gems have closed within 4 1/2 games of potentially earning a postseason bid, winning for the fifth time in their last six games by beating the Springfield Sliders 4-2...
  • Eikleberry, Cavemen shut Jackrabbits down

    Eikleberry, Cavemen shut Jackrabbits down

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:14 AM EDT2015-07-27 15:14:29 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Jake Eikleberry hasn't needed an overwhelming amount of run support this summer to fashion one of the better pitching lines in the Prospect League. Sunday night, all he needed was one run...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Jake Eikleberry hasn't needed an overwhelming amount of run support this summer to fashion one of the better pitching lines in the Prospect League. Sunday night, all he needed was one run...
  • Cavemen continue to struggle at the plate in loss at home

    Cavemen continue to struggle at the plate in loss at home

    Sunday, July 26 2015 1:41 AM EDT2015-07-26 05:41:04 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Double plays hurt the Hannibal Cavemen Saturday night. The Cavemen grounded into three double plays during a 6-1 loss to Kokomo in a Prospect League game at Clemens Field...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Double plays hurt the Hannibal Cavemen Saturday night. The Cavemen grounded into three double plays during a 6-1 loss to Kokomo in a Prospect League game at Clemens Field...
  • Gems erupt offensively with season high in hits while beating Sliders

    Gems erupt offensively with season high in hits while beating Sliders

    Sunday, July 26 2015 1:41 AM EDT2015-07-26 05:41:03 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Quincy Gems opened the floodgates at the plate Saturday night. The Gems collected a season-high 15 hits and reached double digits in runs for the third time this season in an 11-7 Prospect League victory over Springfield at Robin Roberts Stadium...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Quincy Gems opened the floodgates at the plate Saturday night. The Gems collected a season-high 15 hits and reached double digits in runs for the third time this season in an 11-7 Prospect League victory over Springfield at Robin Roberts Stadium...
  • Revenge is sweet as Adams, Fauble overcome semifinal nemesis

    Revenge is sweet as Adams, Fauble overcome semifinal nemesis

    Sunday, July 26 2015 1:41 AM EDT2015-07-26 05:41:03 GMT
    QUINCY — Collin Adams and Andrew Fauble were hoping for payback Saturday. The doubles team earned a rematch with Ryan Schnack and Curtis Fauble -- Andrew's father -- in the semifinals of the men's open division of the Quincy City Doubles Championships at the Quincy Racquet Club...
    QUINCY — Collin Adams and Andrew Fauble were hoping for payback Saturday. The doubles team earned a rematch with Ryan Schnack and Curtis Fauble -- Andrew's father -- in the semifinals of the men's open division of the Quincy City Doubles Championships at the Quincy Racquet Club...
  • Taking on the world: After medaling at European Youth Cup, Miller put sights on pro archery career and Olympic dreams

    Taking on the world: After medaling at European Youth Cup, Miller put sights on pro archery career and Olympic dreams

    Sunday, July 26 2015 1:41 AM EDT2015-07-26 05:41:03 GMT
    QUINCY — With the television cameras focused on his daughter, Brooke, and her focus entirely on the target down range, Kevin Miller stood quietly several feet behind her as she drew back her bow. He said nothing. All he could do was watch and listen. The thump of the arrow burying itself in the target 30 yards away told him everything. As usual, Brooke hit her mark...
    QUINCY — With the television cameras focused on his daughter, Brooke, and her focus entirely on the target down range, Kevin Miller stood quietly several feet behind her as she drew back her bow. He said nothing. All he could do was watch and listen. The thump of the arrow burying itself in the target 30 yards away told him everything. As usual, Brooke hit her mark...
  • Gems see three-game winning streak snapped by Jackrabbits

    Gems see three-game winning streak snapped by Jackrabbits

    Saturday, July 25 2015 2:28 AM EDT2015-07-25 06:28:03 GMT
    QUINCY — Bill Oxford wanted to go one more inning Friday night. The Quincy Gems right-hander went back out for the sixth inning after the Gems used a four-run outburst in the fifth to grab a one-run lead. Five batters later, the Kokomo Jackrabbits took the lead back...
    QUINCY — Bill Oxford wanted to go one more inning Friday night. The Quincy Gems right-hander went back out for the sixth inning after the Gems used a four-run outburst in the fifth to grab a one-run lead. Five batters later, the Kokomo Jackrabbits took the lead back...
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