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Lady Raiders knock off defending state champ in splitting games

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QUINCY — Jennie Polak dug into the batter's box knowing exactly what she wanted to do.  With runners on second and third, Quincy Notre Dame's senior third baseman had one simple thought. "I was like you know, ‘Let's start this off good. I'm just going to get whatever pitch...
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QU's LaTour stepping down as tennis coach after 15 seasons

Quincy University men's and women's tennis coach Bill LaTour has decided his 15th season will be his last. More>>

QU sweeps Rockhurst to stay atop GLVC standings

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David Jacob has been on a hitting tear to lead Quincy University in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. More>>

College Roundup: QU softball swept by Drury

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The Quincy University softball team continued its slump after being swept by Drury 2-0, 5-2 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Thompson Field in Springfield, Mo.

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Area Roundup: Illini West softball offers encouragement

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Andy Gronewold saw enough out of his Illini West softball team Saturday to give him some optimism. More>>

Quincy High School soccer ties Ladue after scoring first goal of season

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QUINCY -- After consecutive shutout losses to start the season, the Quincy High School girls soccer team was desperate just for a goal.
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Prep baseball roundup: Logsdon makes memories in Canton's season opener

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Freshman Lance Logsdon made his high school baseball debut Saturday one to remember. More>>

College roundup: Hawks take lead in the GLVC West

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The Quincy University baseball team took over sole possession of first place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division standings Saturday with 9-8 and 6-5 victories over Rockhurst in Kansas City, Mo.


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Quincy's Griffin finishes 26th in NASCAR Truck Series in Martinsville

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After qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, Quincy racer Jake Griffin, 16, went through pre-race activities just like everyone else. More>>

College Roundup: QU volleyball gets revenge against Clarke

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 The Quincy University men's volleyball team enacted a measure of revenge Friday night at Pepsi Arena. After dropping a contest Jan. 20 to Clarke, the Hawks beat the Crusaders 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 25-13 for a non-conference win.

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Blue Devils shut out in season opener

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Late in the first half, Quincy High School goalkeeper Anna Stock got lucky. After Stock deflected a shot with eight minutes remaining, Plainfield Central's Amanda Arnold collected the rebound and her shot from 12 yards out deflected off the crossbar.
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  • QHS track and field team anticipates successful season

    QHS track and field team anticipates successful season

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 12:07 PM EDT2015-03-25 16:07:10 GMT
    Last season's Western Big Six Conference meet is still on Derek Rowand's mind. The senior pole vaulter for the Quincy High School track and field team didn't record a height at the meet. The rainy conditions affected him from getting a good grip to make successful vaults.
    Last season's Western Big Six Conference meet is still on Derek Rowand's mind. The senior pole vaulter for the Quincy High School track and field team didn't record a height at the meet. The rainy conditions affected him from getting a good grip to make successful vaults.

  • College Notebook: QU men's volleyball program competing with nation's best

    College Notebook: QU men's volleyball program competing with nation's best

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 12:04 PM EDT2015-03-25 16:04:51 GMT
    It might not mean the Quincy University men's volleyball team belongs in the NCAA Tournament discussion just yet, but the fact the Hawks are ranked 13th in the latest NCAA RPI rankings is further proof progress is being made. "We got a little feather in our cap," QU coach Hadley Foster said.
    It might not mean the Quincy University men's volleyball team belongs in the NCAA Tournament discussion just yet, but the fact the Hawks are ranked 13th in the latest NCAA RPI rankings is further proof progress is being made. "We got a little feather in our cap," QU coach Hadley Foster said.

  • College Roundup: Culver-Stockton baseball team swept by Avila

    College Roundup: Culver-Stockton baseball team swept by Avila

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-03-25 16:00:28 GMT
     The Culver-Stockton College baseball team managed 12 hits in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader with Avila, but the Wildcats scored only four total runs and dropped both games 3-1 and 5-3 Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.
     The Culver-Stockton College baseball team managed 12 hits in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader with Avila, but the Wildcats scored only four total runs and dropped both games 3-1 and 5-3 Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Schuckman: JWCC's Howard embodies idea of playing with character

    Schuckman: JWCC's Howard embodies idea of playing with character

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 11:06 AM EDT2015-03-24 15:06:55 GMT
    Throughout the John Wood Community College men's basketball team's historic postseason run, Trail Blazers coach Brad Hoyt believed "John Wood toughness" played as significant a role as anything else. He just as easily could have credited "John Wood character" as well...
    Throughout the John Wood Community College men's basketball team's historic postseason run, Trail Blazers coach Brad Hoyt believed "John Wood toughness" played as significant a role as anything else. He just as easily could have credited "John Wood character" as well...
  • Prep Softball Roundup: Nall nearly perfect, throws no-hitter in Central's victory

    Prep Softball Roundup: Nall nearly perfect, throws no-hitter in Central's victory

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 11:04 AM EDT2015-03-24 15:04:16 GMT
    Jacey Nall was nearly perfect for the Central softball team. Nall pitched five perfect innings Monday against Southeastern, but an error in the sixth inning ended her shot at a perfect game. Still, she maintained the no-hitter in an 11-0, six-inning victory in Camp Point, Ill...
    Jacey Nall was nearly perfect for the Central softball team. Nall pitched five perfect innings Monday against Southeastern, but an error in the sixth inning ended her shot at a perfect game. Still, she maintained the no-hitter in an 11-0, six-inning victory in Camp Point, Ill...

  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Palmyra squeezes way past Mark Twain with late rally

    Prep Baseball Roundup: Palmyra squeezes way past Mark Twain with late rally

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 11:01 AM EDT2015-03-24 15:01:47 GMT
    Palmyra baseball coach Mark Loman never had any doubts about his decision. Tied at 2 with Mark Twain in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday with one out and Logan Scholl at third base, Loman signaled for AJ O'Brien to bunt...
    Palmyra baseball coach Mark Loman never had any doubts about his decision. Tied at 2 with Mark Twain in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday with one out and Logan Scholl at third base, Loman signaled for AJ O'Brien to bunt...

  • Prep Softball Preview: Lady Raiders look to put together their own late-season push to state

    Prep Softball Preview: Lady Raiders look to put together their own late-season push to state

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-03-24 14:54:18 GMT
    QUINCY — Although the Quincy Notre Dame softball team enjoyed a successful 2014 season by most standards, a loss to Chatham Glenwood in the Class 3A regional title game was a bitter pill to swallow. The Lady Raiders are using it as motivation...
    QUINCY — Although the Quincy Notre Dame softball team enjoyed a successful 2014 season by most standards, a loss to Chatham Glenwood in the Class 3A regional title game was a bitter pill to swallow. The Lady Raiders are using it as motivation...

  • Fauble has sights set finishing title pursuits as Blue Devils No. 1 player

    Fauble has sights set finishing title pursuits as Blue Devils No. 1 player

    Monday, March 23 2015 2:18 PM EDT2015-03-23 18:18:31 GMT
    QUINCY — Andrew Fauble came up just short of winning Western Big Six Conference and sectional singles titles in his first two seasons with the Quincy High School boys tennis team. So he's hoping the third time is the charm...
    QUINCY — Andrew Fauble came up just short of winning Western Big Six Conference and sectional singles titles in his first two seasons with the Quincy High School boys tennis team. So he's hoping the third time is the charm...

  • QND boys tennis looking to Schieferdecker to lead new-look team

    QND boys tennis looking to Schieferdecker to lead new-look team

    Monday, March 23 2015 2:13 PM EDT2015-03-23 18:13:49 GMT
    QUINCY — Wade Schieferdecker worked all offseason preparing to be one of the top three players for the Quincy Notre Dame boys tennis team. But when first-year coach John Moore told him he was slotted to be the Raiders' No. 1 singles player, he was caught by surprise...
    QUINCY — Wade Schieferdecker worked all offseason preparing to be one of the top three players for the Quincy Notre Dame boys tennis team. But when first-year coach John Moore told him he was slotted to be the Raiders' No. 1 singles player, he was caught by surprise...

  • Niebrugge goes distance to help Hawks finish weekend sweep

    Niebrugge goes distance to help Hawks finish weekend sweep

    Monday, March 23 2015 2:06 PM EDT2015-03-23 18:06:54 GMT
    QUINCY — Mark Niebrugge has been stellar out of the bullpen for the Quincy University baseball team, although he has never been forced to go more than four innings. Sunday, the right-hander proved he could go the distance. Niebrugge tossed a one-hit, complete-game shutout...
    QUINCY — Mark Niebrugge has been stellar out of the bullpen for the Quincy University baseball team, although he has never been forced to go more than four innings. Sunday, the right-hander proved he could go the distance. Niebrugge tossed a one-hit, complete-game shutout...

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