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  • South Callaway takes advantage of Palmyra turnovers in Class 2 semifinal

    South Callaway takes advantage of Palmyra turnovers in Class 2 semifinal

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:24 AM EST2014-11-23 06:24:16 GMT
    Palmyra quarterback Ben Cheffey blamed himself for not moving the offense against South Callaway. The offense sputtered to just 68 yards of offense with five turnovers, four of them interceptions thrown by Cheffey, in a 27-2 loss to South Callaway in the Class 2 football semifinals Saturday afternoon. South Callaway advances to next week's Show-Me Bowl against Lamar.
    Palmyra quarterback Ben Cheffey blamed himself for not moving the offense against South Callaway. The offense sputtered to just 68 yards of offense with five turnovers, four of them interceptions thrown by Cheffey, in a 27-2 loss to South Callaway in the Class 2 football semifinals Saturday afternoon. South Callaway advances to next week's Show-Me Bowl against Lamar.

Second-half turnovers stop Central short of title game

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The Central football team had a golden opportunity. With a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter, the Panthers faced a fourth-and-three from the Carrollton 21-yard line. Central ran a fullback dive with Bobby Keltz, but Keltz fell short and the Panthers turned the ball over on downs More>>

AREA ROUNDUP: Hannibal-LaGrange men's basketball records first victory

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The Hannibal-LaGrange University men's basketball team picked a dramatic way to record its first victory of the season Saturday afternoon.
Jay Jones drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Trojans a 63-61 American Midwest Conference victory over Missouri Baptist at St. Louis, Mo.

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Hawks spot Lindenwood an early lead, can't come back

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After putting themselves in an early hole, the Quincy University men's basketball team spent all of Saturday afternoon fighting an uphill battle. When they finally got to the top of the hill, they did not stay long.

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Lady Hawks battle, fall on the road

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After the graduation of 6-foot 4-inch center Hannah Weedman, there were questions about a post presence on the Quincy University women's basketball team. The lack of a post presence hurt QU Saturday night as the Lady Hawks were outrebounded 44-39 in a 56-49 loss to Missouri Southern State University. The Lions also had a 15-9 edge on the offensive glass. More>>

JWCC men's struggles continue in one-point loss

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Brad Hoyt was confident post play would favor the John Wood Community College men's basketball team Saturday afternoon. It wasn't a factor. The Trail Blazers scored only six points in the post during a 53-52 loss to Rend Lake in a Region 24 game at the Student Activity Center.

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QND falls to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin in Meyer's first game as coach

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Trailing by as many as 15, the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team rallied to take a one-point lead in the fourth quarter against Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin. More>>

Quarterfinal matchup appears to favor Hawks

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Everything appears to favor the Quincy University men's soccer team. Following their 3-0 victory over Saginaw Valley State in Friday's Midwest Region championship, the Hawks watched Fort Hays State and Northeastern State play 110 minutes without a victor. The second-seeded Tigers ultimately won a penalty-kick shootout to grab the Central Region title...
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NOTEBOOK: Lineup set for Quincy High's Thanksgiving Tournament

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The lineup is set for the Quincy High School boys basketball program's annual Thanksgiving Tournament. The Blue Devils will welcome Urbana, Bay View from Milwaukee and University City from St. Louis for the three-night affair beginning Thanksgiving night. Quincy will face University City on Thursday, Urbana on Friday and Bay View on Saturday.
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  • Area Roundup: Late bucket lifts Lady Blazers to 1-point victory

    Area Roundup: Late bucket lifts Lady Blazers to 1-point victory

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:43 AM EST2014-11-22 06:43:26 GMT
    Mattie Whitaker's basket with 11.9 seconds left lifted the John Wood Community College women's basketball team to a 76-75 victory over North Central Missouri Community College Friday night in the Town & Country Inn & Suites Classic.



    Mattie Whitaker's basket with 11.9 seconds left lifted the John Wood Community College women's basketball team to a 76-75 victory over North Central Missouri Community College Friday night in the Town & Country Inn & Suites Classic.

  • Central relishing opportunity to avenge regular season loss, clinch state title game berth

    Central relishing opportunity to avenge regular season loss, clinch state title game berth

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:40 AM EST2014-11-22 06:40:53 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central linebacker Trey Flesner remembers the bitter feeling walking off the field after the loss Oct. 17 to Carrollton. He wanted another shot to play Carrollton to prove the 30-12 drubbing wasn't Central football.

    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central linebacker Trey Flesner remembers the bitter feeling walking off the field after the loss Oct. 17 to Carrollton. He wanted another shot to play Carrollton to prove the 30-12 drubbing wasn't Central football.

  • Stingy defense has Palmyra a victory away from state championship berth

    Stingy defense has Palmyra a victory away from state championship berth

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:37 AM EST2014-11-22 06:37:59 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- When Palmyra's Skyler Kline looks back on it, the shutout loss to Monroe City in the regular season finale was needed. It made Palmyra refocus on both sides of the ball with the Class 2 football playoffs looming. Since then, the Panthers have rattled off four straight wins and earned a spot in the state semifinals against South Callaway at 2 p.m. Saturday for a berth in the Show-Me Bowl.

    PALMYRA, Mo. -- When Palmyra's Skyler Kline looks back on it, the shutout loss to Monroe City in the regular season finale was needed. It made Palmyra refocus on both sides of the ball with the Class 2 football playoffs looming. Since then, the Panthers have rattled off four straight wins and earned a spot in the state semifinals against South Callaway at 2 p.m. Saturday for a berth in the Show-Me Bowl.

  • Dormire, Shake picked to Class 1A All-State football team

    Dormire, Shake picked to Class 1A All-State football team

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:35 AM EST2014-11-22 06:35:08 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Two Central football players were selected to the Class 1A all-state team by the Illinois Football Coaches Association. Senior defensive lineman Jason Dormire and senior linebacker Andrew Shake were picked. Both have played pivotal roles in helping sixth-seeded Central reach the Class 1A semifinals against top-seeded Carrollton at 1 p.m. Saturday.
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Two Central football players were selected to the Class 1A all-state team by the Illinois Football Coaches Association. Senior defensive lineman Jason Dormire and senior linebacker Andrew Shake were picked. Both have played pivotal roles in helping sixth-seeded Central reach the Class 1A semifinals against top-seeded Carrollton at 1 p.m. Saturday.

  • QU notebook: Garavaglia scores second career goal in victory over Saginaw Valley State

    QU notebook: Garavaglia scores second career goal in victory over Saginaw Valley State

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:31 AM EST2014-11-22 06:31:55 GMT
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Chris Garavaglia's job has never been to finish goals. It's always been to deny them. However, with the Quincy University men's soccer team leading Saginaw Valley State 1-0 in the second half of Friday's NCAA Division II Midwest Region championship, the senior center back moved up to make himself a presence in the penalty area on a corner kick.

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Chris Garavaglia's job has never been to finish goals. It's always been to deny them. However, with the Quincy University men's soccer team leading Saginaw Valley State 1-0 in the second half of Friday's NCAA Division II Midwest Region championship, the senior center back moved up to make himself a presence in the penalty area on a corner kick.

  • Duncan's early saves allow QU to keep Saginaw Valley State at bay

    Duncan's early saves allow QU to keep Saginaw Valley State at bay

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:29 AM EST2014-11-22 06:29:40 GMT
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Drew Duncan didn't get caught napping. That may have saved the Quincy University soccer team's season.

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Drew Duncan didn't get caught napping. That may have saved the Quincy University soccer team's season.

  • Elite sensation: Second-half goal outburst moves Hawks one step closer to final four

    Elite sensation: Second-half goal outburst moves Hawks one step closer to final four

    Saturday, November 22 2014 1:26 AM EST2014-11-22 06:26:42 GMT
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- This time, the Quincy University men's soccer team didn't squander a lead, deal with the drama of sudden death or agonize over penalty kicks. The Hawks didn't endure any heartache either.
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- This time, the Quincy University men's soccer team didn't squander a lead, deal with the drama of sudden death or agonize over penalty kicks. The Hawks didn't endure any heartache either.

  • Duck, duck, gone? Cold weather pushes ducks south, hunters wait for northern birds to migrate

    Duck, duck, gone? Cold weather pushes ducks south, hunters wait for northern birds to migrate

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:58 PM EST2014-11-21 19:58:16 GMT
    The blast of arctic weather that invaded the region recently has brought much of what many hunters were calling a pleasant waterfowl season to a halt. The cold winds and dropping temperatures have pushed many ducks south, and hunters in certain areas are finding lakes and streams are freezing. But there should be more ducks to come.
    The blast of arctic weather that invaded the region recently has brought much of what many hunters were calling a pleasant waterfowl season to a halt. The cold winds and dropping temperatures have pushed many ducks south, and hunters in certain areas are finding lakes and streams are freezing. But there should be more ducks to come.
  • Schuckman: Hawks help Bell honor late father by being his support system

    Schuckman: Hawks help Bell honor late father by being his support system

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:52 PM EST2014-11-21 17:52:50 GMT
    QUINCY -- During a time of joy or one of sorrow, Marty Bell knows he can find peace in one place. A gym. Three days after learning of the passing of his 81-year-old father, John, Bell walked into Pepsi Arena Wednesday...
    QUINCY -- During a time of joy or one of sorrow, Marty Bell knows he can find peace in one place. A gym. Three days after learning of the passing of his 81-year-old father, John, Bell walked into Pepsi Arena Wednesday...
  • Area Roundup; Western takes big lead early, rolls past Griggsville-Perry in PCC Tournament

    Area Roundup; Western takes big lead early, rolls past Griggsville-Perry in PCC Tournament

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:15 PM EST2014-11-21 17:15:41 GMT
    Western jumped out to a 19-2 lead after the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way in a 55-30 victory over Griggsville-Perry at the Pike County Conference Tournament at Brussels, Ill.
    Western jumped out to a 19-2 lead after the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way in a 55-30 victory over Griggsville-Perry at the Pike County Conference Tournament at Brussels, Ill.

  • Markert becomes leading scorer in school history in Brown County victory

    Markert becomes leading scorer in school history in Brown County victory

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:11 PM EST2014-11-21 17:11:43 GMT
    Brown County girls basketball coach Dave Phelps has urged senior center Vanessa Markert to leave it all on the court for two years. Markert did so during Thursday night's 64-53 victory over West Central in a Western Illinois Valley Conference game, and she received a big reward for it. After scoring 33 points, Markert became the all-time leading scorer in Brown County history, surpassing Leah Kassing with 1,385 career points. Kassing's record was 1,382.
    Brown County girls basketball coach Dave Phelps has urged senior center Vanessa Markert to leave it all on the court for two years. Markert did so during Thursday night's 64-53 victory over West Central in a Western Illinois Valley Conference game, and she received a big reward for it. After scoring 33 points, Markert became the all-time leading scorer in Brown County history, surpassing Leah Kassing with 1,385 career points. Kassing's record was 1,382.
  • Meyer's smooth transition to head coach benefits Lady Raiders

    Meyer's smooth transition to head coach benefits Lady Raiders

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:07 PM EST2014-11-21 17:07:24 GMT
    Kevin Meyer wasn't worried about the transition from assistant to head coach of the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball program. Spending the last four seasons with Eric Orne prepared him and made the change easier. "We were like co-coaches," Meyer said. "At the end of the day, it was still his program but he let me do a lot of things and gave me a lot of responsibility." It's put the players at ease, too, ahead of Saturday's home opener against Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin.
    Kevin Meyer wasn't worried about the transition from assistant to head coach of the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball program. Spending the last four seasons with Eric Orne prepared him and made the change easier. "We were like co-coaches," Meyer said. "At the end of the day, it was still his program but he let me do a lot of things and gave me a lot of responsibility." It's put the players at ease, too, ahead of Saturday's home opener against Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin.

  • Outdoors notebook: Illinois, Missouri see deer harvest numbers rising

    Outdoors notebook: Illinois, Missouri see deer harvest numbers rising

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:32 AM EST2014-11-21 16:32:32 GMT
    Archery deer harvest holding on strong Illinois bowhunters continue to harvest deer at a steady pace, while the number of bucks being taken continues to rise. According to Paul Shelton, forest wildlife program manager...
    Archery deer harvest holding on strong Illinois bowhunters continue to harvest deer at a steady pace, while the number of bucks being taken continues to rise. According to Paul Shelton, forest wildlife program manager...
  • All-terrain wheelchair will make hunting possible for wounded veterans

    All-terrain wheelchair will make hunting possible for wounded veterans

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-11-21 16:07:14 GMT
    QUINCY -- As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered. They leaned on the arms, testing the wheelchair's shocks and sturdiness. They pushed it to see how the tank-like tracks moved. A couple of them even sat in it.
    QUINCY -- As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered. They leaned on the arms, testing the wheelchair's shocks and sturdiness. They pushed it to see how the tank-like tracks moved. A couple of them even sat in it.

  • Hawks avoid getting caught in trap, run away from Highlanders in second half

    Hawks avoid getting caught in trap, run away from Highlanders in second half

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:28 AM EST2014-11-21 14:28:35 GMT
    The Quincy University men's basketball team didn't fall into the trap Wednesday night. For a half, though, the Hawks teetered on the edge. MacMurray didn't play like the NCAA Division III walkover it was expected to be, leading Quincy by a point five minutes into the game while outrebounding the Hawks by six in the first half.
    The Quincy University men's basketball team didn't fall into the trap Wednesday night. For a half, though, the Hawks teetered on the edge. MacMurray didn't play like the NCAA Division III walkover it was expected to be, leading Quincy by a point five minutes into the game while outrebounding the Hawks by six in the first half.
  • 'We owe them one': Hawks savor shot at easing pain of 2012 NCAA tournament loss to Saginaw Valley

    'We owe them one': Hawks savor shot at easing pain of 2012 NCAA tournament loss to Saginaw Valley

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:25 AM EST2014-11-21 14:25:00 GMT
    QUINCY -- Ethan Venvertloh hasn't forgotten how it ended. None of his teammates who were part of the loss has forgotten, either. The Quincy University men's soccer team had Saginaw Valley State on the ropes in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Division II national tournament. The Hawks led 1-0 until the 85th minute when the Cardinals scored to force overtime.
    By MATT SCHUCKMANSports Editor | 217-221-3366mschuckman@whig.com | @SchuckWHIG
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