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  • Prep basketball preview: Mustangs ready turn the page on success

    Prep basketball preview: Mustangs ready turn the page on success

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 1:23 PM EST2014-11-26 18:23:43 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. — Following a third-place finish in the Class 1A state tournament last March, the Unity boys basketball players could find it difficult to live up to increased expectations. But after what the Mustangs faced in Peoria, they seem fearless...
    MENDON, Ill. — Following a third-place finish in the Class 1A state tournament last March, the Unity boys basketball players could find it difficult to live up to increased expectations. But after what the Mustangs faced in Peoria, they seem fearless...

  • Boys basketball roundup: Chargers make plays in final minute to earn first victory

    Boys basketball roundup: Chargers make plays in final minute to earn first victory

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 9:06 AM EST2014-11-26 14:06:33 GMT
    Down by two points at the end of the third quarter, the Illini West boys basketball team found a way to give first-year head coach Bill Rasmussen his first victory. Jacob Douglas hit a pair of 3-pointers...
    Down by two points at the end of the third quarter, the Illini West boys basketball team found a way to give first-year head coach Bill Rasmussen his first victory. Jacob Douglas hit a pair of 3-pointers...
  • First-year QHS coach anxious to see if Blue Devils improve steadily during opening weekend

    First-year QHS coach anxious to see if Blue Devils improve steadily during opening weekend

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 3:34 AM EST2014-11-26 08:34:59 GMT
    QUINCY — Andy Douglas isn't too familiar with the teams the Quincy High School boys basketball program is bringing in for the 44th annual QHS Thanksgiving Tournament. The first-year QHS coach doesn't feel he needs to be, either...
    QUINCY — Andy Douglas isn't too familiar with the teams the Quincy High School boys basketball program is bringing in for the 44th annual QHS Thanksgiving Tournament. The first-year QHS coach doesn't feel he needs to be, either...

  • Prep basketball preview: Blue Devils ready to put changes into motion

    Prep basketball preview: Blue Devils ready to put changes into motion

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:41 AM EST2014-11-26 07:41:59 GMT
    QUINCY — The week after last season ended, Quincy High School point guard Lincoln Elbe shot a text message to strength coach Nic Frericks curious when the Blue Devils would start the offseason weight-lifiting program. "He said we could start on Monday," Elbe said. "So that's when we started and we've worked all the way until now...
    QUINCY — The week after last season ended, Quincy High School point guard Lincoln Elbe shot a text message to strength coach Nic Frericks curious when the Blue Devils would start the offseason weight-lifiting program. "He said we could start on Monday," Elbe said. "So that's when we started and we've worked all the way until now...
  • QND looks to make faster start to season in Gully Tip-Off Shootout

    QND looks to make faster start to season in Gully Tip-Off Shootout

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:36 AM EST2014-11-26 07:36:00 GMT
    QUINCY — An 0-6 start to the season is something the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team doesn't want to repeat. To avoid that, the Raiders want to play fast. "We just started off slow last year...
    QUINCY — An 0-6 start to the season is something the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team doesn't want to repeat. To avoid that, the Raiders want to play fast. "We just started off slow last year...
  • Prep basketball preview: Pirates look for Powell to lead charge up NCMC standings

    Prep basketball preview: Pirates look for Powell to lead charge up NCMC standings

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:34 AM EST2014-11-26 07:34:07 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Last season, Dylan Powell enjoyed a breakout season as the center on the Hannibal boys basketball team. So this year it's no secret what Pirates coach Mark Thomas wants his team to do...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — Last season, Dylan Powell enjoyed a breakout season as the center on the Hannibal boys basketball team. So this year it's no secret what Pirates coach Mark Thomas wants his team to do...
  • Prep basketball previews: Illinois boys team-by-team capsules

    Prep basketball previews: Illinois boys team-by-team capsules

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:27 AM EST2014-11-26 07:27:39 GMT
    Outlook: Hoots has plenty of options with so many players returning who started and contributed last year. Clinging provides a presence in the post after averaging eight points and five rebounds per game last season. The addition of Umpheires strengthens the post as well.
    Outlook: Hoots has plenty of options with so many players returning who started and contributed last year. Clinging provides a presence in the post after averaging eight points and five rebounds per game last season. The addition of Umpheires strengthens the post as well.

  • Prep basketball preview: Missouri boys team-by-team capsules

    Prep basketball preview: Missouri boys team-by-team capsules

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:25 AM EST2014-11-26 07:25:40 GMT
    Outlook: Canton loses the 2014 Herald-Whig Player of the Year in Niemann and another all-district selection in Berhorst from a team that finished third in Class 2. But the Tigers still have experience and scorers...
    Outlook: Canton loses the 2014 Herald-Whig Player of the Year in Niemann and another all-district selection in Berhorst from a team that finished third in Class 2. But the Tigers still have experience and scorers...

  • Hawks unable to close out Mules in regulation, stumble in overtime

    Hawks unable to close out Mules in regulation, stumble in overtime

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:20 AM EST2014-11-26 07:20:41 GMT
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marty Bell isn't concerned with the how the wins and losses are piling up. The Quincy University men's basketball coach is convinced those numbers will take care of themselves in the long run...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marty Bell isn't concerned with the how the wins and losses are piling up. The Quincy University men's basketball coach is convinced those numbers will take care of themselves in the long run...

  • Strange's big fourth quarter leads to Knox County victory over Canton

    Strange's big fourth quarter leads to Knox County victory over Canton

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:18 AM EST2014-11-26 07:18:49 GMT
    EDINA, Mo. — A 6-0 fourth quarter spurt by the Canton basketball team trimmed Knox County's lead to two points midway through the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's season opener. That's when Knox County guard Ryan Strange took over the game...
    EDINA, Mo. — A 6-0 fourth quarter spurt by the Canton basketball team trimmed Knox County's lead to two points midway through the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's season opener. That's when Knox County guard Ryan Strange took over the game...

  • Blue Devils unable to get offense going in WB6-opening loss

    Blue Devils unable to get offense going in WB6-opening loss

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:16 AM EST2014-11-26 07:16:44 GMT
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Opening up Western Big Six Conference play against three-time defending conference champion Rock Island, the Quincy High School girls basketball team knew it had a battle on its hands...
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Opening up Western Big Six Conference play against three-time defending conference champion Rock Island, the Quincy High School girls basketball team knew it had a battle on its hands...
  • College basketball roundup: C-SC avoids upset with second-half surge

    College basketball roundup: C-SC avoids upset with second-half surge

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:14 AM EST2014-11-26 07:14:59 GMT
    Trailing by four points at halftime, the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team avoided being upset by its regional rival. The 24th-ranked Wildcats used a 13-4 run in the middle of the second half to take control and pull off a 62-58 victory...
    Trailing by four points at halftime, the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team avoided being upset by its regional rival. The 24th-ranked Wildcats used a 13-4 run in the middle of the second half to take control and pull off a 62-58 victory...
  • Girls basketball roundup: Final plays works like a charm for Unity

    Girls basketball roundup: Final plays works like a charm for Unity

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:12 AM EST2014-11-26 07:12:54 GMT
    Unity coach Brad Begeman wanted to play for a final shot. The Lady Mustangs basketball team executed it perfectly. Sophomore guard Kaylee Kuhn drained a 6-foot jumper with four seconds remaining to clinch Unity's 46-44 victory...
    Unity coach Brad Begeman wanted to play for a final shot. The Lady Mustangs basketball team executed it perfectly. Sophomore guard Kaylee Kuhn drained a 6-foot jumper with four seconds remaining to clinch Unity's 46-44 victory...
  • Quincy Notre Dame still young, but fueled by experience

    Quincy Notre Dame still young, but fueled by experience

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 12:05 PM EST2014-11-25 17:05:38 GMT
    QUINCY -- Bob Sheffield knows the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team's 7-21 season could be blamed on youth and inexperience. With three freshmen starting at times last season, the Raiders struggled to compete against teams loaded with juniors and seniors.
    QUINCY -- Bob Sheffield knows the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team's 7-21 season could be blamed on youth and inexperience. With three freshmen starting at times last season, the Raiders struggled to compete against teams loaded with juniors and seniors.
  • QU's Roberts earns Midwest Region Player of the Year

    QU's Roberts earns Midwest Region Player of the Year

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 11:58 AM EST2014-11-25 16:58:56 GMT
    QUINCY -- Jordan Roberts wasn't just the most dominant striker in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region. He was single-handedly better than most teams.
    QUINCY -- Jordan Roberts wasn't just the most dominant striker in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region. He was single-handedly better than most teams.

  • Unity rallies from 15 down to beat Southeastern in Suns Classic

    Unity rallies from 15 down to beat Southeastern in Suns Classic

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 11:46 AM EST2014-11-25 16:46:26 GMT
    Unity rallies from 15 down to beat Southeastern in Suns Classic
    Unity rallies from 15 down to beat Southeastern in Suns Classic
  • High School Basketball Roundup: Liberty rallies against Illini West in Altmix's debut

    High School Basketball Roundup: Liberty rallies against Illini West in Altmix's debut

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 11:40 AM EST2014-11-25 16:40:33 GMT
    Liberty scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to earn 62-54 comeback victory Monday over Illini West in the Pittsfield Turkey Tournament in Pittsfield, Ill.
    Liberty scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to earn 62-54 comeback victory Monday over Illini West in the Pittsfield Turkey Tournament in Pittsfield, Ill.
  • Second-half shooting woes doom Lady Hawks in road loss

    Second-half shooting woes doom Lady Hawks in road loss

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 11:38 AM EST2014-11-25 16:38:56 GMT
    WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- The Quincy University women's basketball team was on the verge of blowing out Central Missouri on its home floor Monday night. Then the Jennies came storming back.
    WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- The Quincy University women's basketball team was on the verge of blowing out Central Missouri on its home floor Monday night. Then the Jennies came storming back.

  • QU Notebook: Hawks shuffle deck to fill in for sick player

    QU Notebook: Hawks shuffle deck to fill in for sick player

    Monday, November 24 2014 12:34 PM EST2014-11-24 17:34:00 GMT
    Robbie Tays wanted to play. His body wouldn't allow it. Tays became the latest Quincy University men's soccer player to get hit with a 24-hour virus that left him sick to his stomach, aching and feverish. It just so happened his window to fight the flu coincided with Sunday's quarterfinal matchup with Fort Hays State in the NCAA Division II national tournament.
    Robbie Tays wanted to play. His body wouldn't allow it. Tays became the latest Quincy University men's soccer player to get hit with a 24-hour virus that left him sick to his stomach, aching and feverish. It just so happened his window to fight the flu coincided with Sunday's quarterfinal matchup with Fort Hays State in the NCAA Division II national tournament.

  • Quintessential Quincy: Hawks charge back in second half to earn berth in final four

    Quintessential Quincy: Hawks charge back in second half to earn berth in final four

    Monday, November 24 2014 12:31 PM EST2014-11-24 17:31:50 GMT
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Had the Quincy University men's soccer team not shown a flair for dramatic finishes, a sense of doubt may have overwhelmed the Hawks at halftime Sunday. As it was, they never truly fretted, despite trailing Fort Hays State by two goals in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II national tournament....
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Had the Quincy University men's soccer team not shown a flair for dramatic finishes, a sense of doubt may have overwhelmed the Hawks at halftime Sunday. As it was, they never truly fretted, despite trailing Fort Hays State by two goals in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II national tournament....
  • QU SOCCER: McAnany sets up game-winner with perfect pass

    QU SOCCER: McAnany sets up game-winner with perfect pass

    Monday, November 24 2014 12:29 PM EST2014-11-24 17:29:33 GMT
    What turned out to be nearly 24 hours of steady rain softened DeLoache Field on the Northeastern State University campus to the point that university officials fixed divots during halftime Sunday.
    What turned out to be nearly 24 hours of steady rain softened DeLoache Field on the Northeastern State University campus to the point that university officials fixed divots during halftime Sunday.
  • Second-half turnovers stop Central short of title game

    Second-half turnovers stop Central short of title game

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:49 AM EST2014-11-23 06:49:14 GMT
    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
    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
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Hannibal-LaGrange men's basketball records first victory

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

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:47 AM EST2014-11-23 06:47:33 GMT
    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.
    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.

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

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

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:34 AM EST2014-11-23 06:34:28 GMT
    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.
    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.

  • 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.
  • Lady Hawks battle, fall on the road

    Lady Hawks battle, fall on the road

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:14 AM EST2014-11-23 06:14:25 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • JWCC men's struggles continue in one-point loss

    JWCC men's struggles continue in one-point loss

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:13 AM EST2014-11-23 06:13:16 GMT
    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.
    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.

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

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

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:08 AM EST2014-11-23 06:08:03 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Quarterfinal matchup appears to favor Hawks

    Quarterfinal matchup appears to favor Hawks

    Saturday, November 22 2014 8:50 PM EST2014-11-23 01:50:07 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • NOTEBOOK: Lineup set for Quincy High's Thanksgiving Tournament

    NOTEBOOK: Lineup set for Quincy High's Thanksgiving Tournament

    Saturday, November 22 2014 8:47 PM EST2014-11-23 01:47:50 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Marshalltown point guard shoots down JWCC in second half

    Marshalltown point guard shoots down JWCC in second half

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:10 AM EST2014-11-21 14:10:04 GMT
    QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College men's basketball team had no answer Wednesday night for Mike Rodriguez. The Marshalltown point guard scored 25 of his game-high 32 points during the second half to help the Tigers rally for an 84-82 victory over the Trail Blazers at the Student Activity Center.
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  • Harris earns Freshman of the Year and Hawks put 10 players on All-GLVC teams

    Harris earns Freshman of the Year and Hawks put 10 players on All-GLVC teams

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:10 AM EST2014-11-21 14:10:01 GMT
    QUINCY -- For the first time in the Great Lakes Valley Conference's short football history, a Quincy University player earned one of the league's major postseason awards. Chris Harris, a redshirt freshman running back, was named the GLVC Freshman of the Year after a record-setting season, and he also was one of 10 Hawks named to the all-league teams.
    By MATT SCHUCKMANSports Editor | 217-221-3366mschuckman@whig.com |
  • Lefringhouse gets Liberty off on right foot in season opener

    Lefringhouse gets Liberty off on right foot in season opener

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:10 PM EST2014-11-20 17:10:10 GMT
    BARRY, Ill. -- Liberty junior Ashley Lefringhouse buried four 3-pointers in leading the Eagles to a 49-26 victory over Brussels on the opening night if the Pike County Conference girls basketball tournament. Lefringhouse scored 14 of her points in the second half, including hitting two 3-pointers in the third quarter as Liberty went on a 16-4 run to take control.
    BARRY, Ill. -- Liberty junior Ashley Lefringhouse buried four 3-pointers in leading the Eagles to a 49-26 victory over Brussels on the opening night if the Pike County Conference girls basketball tournament. Lefringhouse scored 14 of her points in the second half, including hitting two 3-pointers in the third quarter as Liberty went on a 16-4 run to take control.

  • Quincy High School girls basketball sees positives in season opener loss

    Quincy High School girls basketball sees positives in season opener loss

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:26 AM EST2014-11-19 16:26:43 GMT
    QUINCY -- Reagan Wellman wasn't sure what to expect in the season opener against Jacksonville. The Quincy High School shooting guard had an idea what Jacksonville could bring on the floor. But the flow of the game...
    QUINCY -- Reagan Wellman wasn't sure what to expect in the season opener against Jacksonville. The Quincy High School shooting guard had an idea what Jacksonville could bring on the floor. But the flow of the game...
  • Prep basketball previews: Illinois girls capsules

    Prep basketball previews: Illinois girls capsules

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:23 AM EST2014-11-19 16:23:30 GMT
    Brown County Coach: Dave Phelps (15-11 at Brown County, second season; 92-52 overall, sixth season) 2013-14 record: 15-11 Returning starters: F Vanessa Markert, 6-2, Sr.; G Emily Kitchell, 5-9, Sr. Other returning...
    Brown County Coach: Dave Phelps (15-11 at Brown County, second season; 92-52 overall, sixth season) 2013-14 record: 15-11 Returning starters: F Vanessa Markert, 6-2, Sr.; G Emily Kitchell, 5-9, Sr. Other returning...
  • College notebook: Lady Hawks add size with latest recruiting class

    College notebook: Lady Hawks add size with latest recruiting class

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:21 AM EST2014-11-19 16:21:57 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy University women's basketball team is bolstering its frontcourt with its latest recruiting class. The Lady Hawks signed four players during the November early signing period, including a pair of 6-foot-1 post players who could make an immediate impact for a team with only two current players 6-foot or taller and both are juniors.
    QUINCY -- The Quincy University women's basketball team is bolstering its frontcourt with its latest recruiting class. The Lady Hawks signed four players during the November early signing period, including a pair of 6-foot-1 post players who could make an immediate impact for a team with only two current players 6-foot or taller and both are juniors.

  • Area roundup: Illini West takes Alleman down to the wire in season opener

    Area roundup: Illini West takes Alleman down to the wire in season opener

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:19 AM EST2014-11-19 16:19:53 GMT
    The Illini West girls basketball team makes the annual trip to Galesburg the first week of the season for a very important reason.
    The Illini West girls basketball team makes the annual trip to Galesburg the first week of the season for a very important reason.
  • Illinois deer hunters expecting to see rise in harvest numbers

    Illinois deer hunters expecting to see rise in harvest numbers

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-11-19 16:18:22 GMT
    QUINCY -- John Clopton figured he was in for some long, boring days. An avid outdoorsman who guides for some select out-of-state hunters on his family's property in northern Adams County, Clopton wasn't seeing enough mature deer during the opening weeks of bow season to convince him the hunting would be prosperous once the rut started.
    QUINCY -- John Clopton figured he was in for some long, boring days. An avid outdoorsman who guides for some select out-of-state hunters on his family's property in northern Adams County, Clopton wasn't seeing enough mature deer during the opening weeks of bow season to convince him the hunting would be prosperous once the rut started.
  • Reis earns all-state honors, commits to play for Hawks

    Reis earns all-state honors, commits to play for Hawks

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:13 PM EST2014-11-18 17:13:15 GMT
    QUINCY -- Cooper Reis is following is his brother's footsteps. Not only will the Quincy Notre Dame senior soccer player join his older brother, Taylor, at Quincy University next season, he does so coming off an all-state campaign.
    QUINCY -- Cooper Reis is following is his brother's footsteps. Not only will the Quincy Notre Dame senior soccer player join his older brother, Taylor, at Quincy University next season, he does so coming off an all-state campaign.

  • Western girls basketball falls in season opener to West Central

    Western girls basketball falls in season opener to West Central

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:07 PM EST2014-11-18 17:07:30 GMT
    The Western girls basketball team had three players score in double figures in its season opener. That didn't translate to a victory as Western lost to West Central 56-45 in Winchester.
    The Western girls basketball team had three players score in double figures in its season opener. That didn't translate to a victory as Western lost to West Central 56-45 in Winchester.
  • Bergman carries job of changing losing culture in QHS girls basketball

    Bergman carries job of changing losing culture in QHS girls basketball

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:04 PM EST2014-11-18 17:04:03 GMT
    QUINCY -- Quincy High School girls basketball coach Brad Bergman has the Blue Devils practice a little bit of everything. From help-side defense to a zone offense, he's focusing on the fundamentals in his first season as Quincy coach. During his post-practice speech at midcourt, he explains the need for fundamentals and change.
    QUINCY -- Quincy High School girls basketball coach Brad Bergman has the Blue Devils practice a little bit of everything. From help-side defense to a zone offense, he's focusing on the fundamentals in his first season as Quincy coach. During his post-practice speech at midcourt, he explains the need for fundamentals and change.

  • Hawks unable to complete comeback or overcome shooting woes

    Hawks unable to complete comeback or overcome shooting woes

    Monday, November 17 2014 11:22 AM EST2014-11-17 16:22:21 GMT
    QUINCY — Looking back on it, Dalton Hoover and the Quincy University men's basketball team could not have constructed a better scenario. Trailing by two with seven seconds to play, point guard Thomas Jackson drove inside and kicked the ball to Hoover...
    QUINCY — Looking back on it, Dalton Hoover and the Quincy University men's basketball team could not have constructed a better scenario. Trailing by two with seven seconds to play, point guard Thomas Jackson drove inside and kicked the ball to Hoover...

  • Venvertloh's what's-best-for-the-team attitude helps strengthen Hawks' depleted defense

    Venvertloh's what's-best-for-the-team attitude helps strengthen Hawks' depleted defense

    Monday, November 17 2014 11:05 AM EST2014-11-17 16:05:47 GMT
    QUINCY — Ethan Venvertloh didn't think twice. When Quincy University men's soccer coach Mike Carpenter approached Venvertloh with the idea of moving to a defensive wing position for Sunday's game, the senior forward was immediately on board...
    QUINCY — Ethan Venvertloh didn't think twice. When Quincy University men's soccer coach Mike Carpenter approached Venvertloh with the idea of moving to a defensive wing position for Sunday's game, the senior forward was immediately on board...

  • X-hibiting resiliency: Dokaj scores game-winning goal as Hawks win Midwest Region semifinal

    X-hibiting resiliency: Dokaj scores game-winning goal as Hawks win Midwest Region semifinal

    Sunday, November 16 2014 9:54 PM EST2014-11-17 02:54:55 GMT
    QUINCY — From behind the play, Ethan Venvertloh saw Xhovani Dokaj set up his shot and figured a left-footed blast was coming.  Then Dokaj pulled the ball back to his right. "Once he got it on his right foot, I had a feeling he was going...
    QUINCY — From behind the play, Ethan Venvertloh saw Xhovani Dokaj set up his shot and figured a left-footed blast was coming.  Then Dokaj pulled the ball back to his right. "Once he got it on his right foot, I had a feeling he was going...

  • Solid free throw shooting helps QU women hold on against Missouri Western

    Solid free throw shooting helps QU women hold on against Missouri Western

    Sunday, November 16 2014 12:48 AM EST2014-11-16 05:48:50 GMT
    If the Quincy University women's basketball team has a chance to make the final minutes of a game a free-throw shooting contest, don't bet against the Lady Hawks. Missouri Western State committed 28 fouls...
    If the Quincy University women's basketball team has a chance to make the final minutes of a game a free-throw shooting contest, don't bet against the Lady Hawks. Missouri Western State committed 28 fouls...
  • Trick play helps Central break loose in quarterfinal victory

    Trick play helps Central break loose in quarterfinal victory

    Saturday, November 15 2014 11:10 PM EST2014-11-16 04:10:59 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Locked in a defensive battle during Saturday's Class 1A quarterfinal game against North Greene, the Central High School football team needed a spark. Panthers coach Brad Dixon had a trick up his...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Locked in a defensive battle during Saturday's Class 1A quarterfinal game against North Greene, the Central High School football team needed a spark. Panthers coach Brad Dixon had a trick up his...
  • Second to one: Title quest comes up short, but Canton relishes making program history

    Second to one: Title quest comes up short, but Canton relishes making program history

    Saturday, November 15 2014 11:09 PM EST2014-11-16 04:09:16 GMT
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Cameron Durst could see the disappointment spreading on the faces of his younger teammates. He knew how to change that.



    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Cameron Durst could see the disappointment spreading on the faces of his younger teammates. He knew how to change that.

  • College Roundup: C-SC men's soccer team comes up short in HAAC title game

    College Roundup: C-SC men's soccer team comes up short in HAAC title game

    Saturday, November 15 2014 10:56 PM EST2014-11-16 03:56:09 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team struck first, but Baker responded with three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 victory Saturday in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament championship at NX Level Field in Canton, Mo. The loss ended the Wildcats' first postseason run since 1999.

    The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team struck first, but Baker responded with three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 victory Saturday in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament championship at NX Level Field in Canton, Mo. The loss ended the Wildcats' first postseason run since 1999.

  • Jacoby scores four touchdowns, including winner with 1 minute left, to eliminate South Shelby

    Jacoby scores four touchdowns, including winner with 1 minute left, to eliminate South Shelby

    Saturday, November 15 2014 10:47 PM EST2014-11-16 03:47:20 GMT
    HUNTSVILLE, Mo. -- South Shelby needed a goal line stand to save the season. Westran had a first down inside South Shelby's 5-yard line with a little more than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Three plays...
    HUNTSVILLE, Mo. -- South Shelby needed a goal line stand to save the season. Westran had a first down inside South Shelby's 5-yard line with a little more than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Three plays...
  • Defensive stand on final drive secures semifinal berth for Palmyra

    Defensive stand on final drive secures semifinal berth for Palmyra

    Saturday, November 15 2014 10:40 PM EST2014-11-16 03:40:47 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- The bread and butter for the Palmyra football team has not been questioned for the past few weeks. The Panthers' defense has excelled of late, especially when games have been on the line. It was no...
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- The bread and butter for the Palmyra football team has not been questioned for the past few weeks. The Panthers' defense has excelled of late, especially when games have been on the line. It was no...
  • Triple Thriller: Hawks finally close out close one, edge Ferris State in opener

    Triple Thriller: Hawks finally close out close one, edge Ferris State in opener

    Saturday, November 15 2014 9:50 PM EST2014-11-16 02:50:53 GMT
    With Quincy University clinging to a one-point lead and 2.4 seconds remaining in the third overtime, Evan McGaughey went to the line for two free throws. McGaughey made the first one to give QU a 109-107 lead over...
    With Quincy University clinging to a one-point lead and 2.4 seconds remaining in the third overtime, Evan McGaughey went to the line for two free throws. McGaughey made the first one to give QU a 109-107 lead over...
  • QU football team unable to end turnaround season with final victory

    QU football team unable to end turnaround season with final victory

    Saturday, November 15 2014 9:49 PM EST2014-11-16 02:49:00 GMT
    If this is the season that gets viewed as the tide-turning moment for the Quincy University football program, one aspect of the Hawks' play will resonate more than any other. That's their resiliency.

    If this is the season that gets viewed as the tide-turning moment for the Quincy University football program, one aspect of the Hawks' play will resonate more than any other. That's their resiliency.

  • C-SC football drops season finale

    C-SC football drops season finale

    Saturday, November 15 2014 9:47 PM EST2014-11-16 02:47:30 GMT
      ATCHISON, Kan. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team completed the season one victory shy of reaching the .500 mark for the first time in 13 years. Benedictine scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to hold off the Wildcats and win 29-19 in a Heart America Athletic Conference game and season finale Saturday afternoon at O'Malley Field.



    ATCHISON, Kan. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team completed the season one victory shy of reaching the .500 mark for the first time in 13 years. Benedictine scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to hold off the Wildcats and win 29-19 in a Heart America Athletic Conference game and season finale Saturday afternoon at O'Malley Field.

  • Culver-Stockton women's soccer team bows out in HAAC championship

    Culver-Stockton women's soccer team bows out in HAAC championship

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:41 AM EST2014-11-15 06:41:21 GMT
    ATCHISON, Kan. -- Top-seeded Benedictine shut the door on the Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team's season Friday night with a 4-0 victory in the championship game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament at the John Casey Soccer Complex.

    ATCHISON, Kan. -- Top-seeded Benedictine shut the door on the Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team's season Friday night with a 4-0 victory in the championship game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament at the John Casey Soccer Complex.
  • College Roundup: C-SC women's basketball team rolls to easy victory

    College Roundup: C-SC women's basketball team rolls to easy victory

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:39 AM EST2014-11-15 06:39:51 GMT
    Four players reached double figures as the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team stormed to a 94-38 victory over Stephens College Friday night at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. 


    Four players reached double figures as the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team stormed to a 94-38 victory over Stephens College Friday night at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo.
  • Schuckman: Football and family give Baumgartners reason to celebrate living

    Schuckman: Football and family give Baumgartners reason to celebrate living

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:39 AM EST2014-11-15 06:39:14 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — As temperatures dipped below freezing and snow flurries blew across the field, Tim Baumgartner fought the numbness building in his fingers. He didn't want to be deterred from the job at hand, but gripping the paint sprayer was becoming more difficult. So he ducked away for a few minutes...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — As temperatures dipped below freezing and snow flurries blew across the field, Tim Baumgartner fought the numbness building in his fingers. He didn't want to be deterred from the job at hand, but gripping the paint sprayer was becoming more difficult. So he ducked away for a few minutes...
  • College basketball preview: QU men looking to turn potential into success

    College basketball preview: QU men looking to turn potential into success

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:27 AM EST2014-11-15 06:27:43 GMT
    Halfway through his college basketball career, Dalton Hoover didn't like the direction it was headed. So he's taken it upon himself to change it. The Quincy University junior forward spent his offseason transforming his body and his game.
    Halfway through his college basketball career, Dalton Hoover didn't like the direction it was headed. So he's taken it upon himself to change it. The Quincy University junior forward spent his offseason transforming his body and his game.
  • Balanced effort leads Lady Hawks to season-opening win

    Balanced effort leads Lady Hawks to season-opening win

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:23 AM EST2014-11-15 06:23:15 GMT
    Kara Gerbus spent quite a bit of time on the Quincy University women's basketball team's bench Friday night. It wasn't because of foul trouble or a lack of production. The solid play of a deep bench was the...
    Kara Gerbus spent quite a bit of time on the Quincy University women's basketball team's bench Friday night. It wasn't because of foul trouble or a lack of production. The solid play of a deep bench was the...
  • Palmyra offense clicking at right time in state playoffs

    Palmyra offense clicking at right time in state playoffs

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:17 AM EST2014-11-15 06:17:00 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Palmyra quarterback Ben Cheffey admitted the offense's struggles at the beginning of the season were rooted in poor communication. The offense was shut out three times in the regular season, including...
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Palmyra quarterback Ben Cheffey admitted the offense's struggles at the beginning of the season were rooted in poor communication. The offense was shut out three times in the regular season, including...
  • Central not content with Week 1 win over North Greene

    Central not content with Week 1 win over North Greene

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:13 AM EST2014-11-15 06:13:12 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Central football team believes it has come a long way since Week 1. The Panthers will get the chance to prove it -- and move one step closer to a state title -- with a victory in the Class 1A...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Central football team believes it has come a long way since Week 1. The Panthers will get the chance to prove it -- and move one step closer to a state title -- with a victory in the Class 1A...
  • College football preview: McKendree at Quincy University

    College football preview: McKendree at Quincy University

    Saturday, November 15 2014 1:06 AM EST2014-11-15 06:06:22 GMT
    MCKENDREE AT QU When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Flinn Stadium Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: McKendree -- 4-6 (4-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference). QU -- 6-4 (4-3 GLVC). Coaches: McKendree -- Mike Babcock (8-12 at...


    MCKENDREE AT QU When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Flinn Stadium Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: McKendree -- 4-6 (4-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference). QU -- 6-4 (4-3 GLVC). Coaches: McKendree -- Mike Babcock (8-12 at...
  • Familiar foes South Shelby, Westran meet once again in Class 1 playoffs

    Familiar foes South Shelby, Westran meet once again in Class 1 playoffs

    Saturday, November 15 2014 12:38 AM EST2014-11-15 05:38:13 GMT
    SHELBINA, Mo. -- At this point, the South Shelby football team just expects to meet Westran in the postseason. South Shelby and Westran will meet for the fifth straight season in the Class 1 playoffs with a matchup in...
    SHELBINA, Mo. -- At this point, the South Shelby football team just expects to meet Westran in the postseason. South Shelby and Westran will meet for the fifth straight season in the Class 1 playoffs with a matchup in...
  • Canton's magical postseason runs continues as Tigers earn spot in state title game

    Canton's magical postseason runs continues as Tigers earn spot in state title game

    Saturday, November 15 2014 12:36 AM EST2014-11-15 05:36:30 GMT
     BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Throughout the week leading up to Friday's Class 1 state semifinal soccer match, Canton's Cameron Durst and Logan Brown texted each other with the same message: Why not?

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Throughout the week leading up to Friday's Class 1 state semifinal soccer match, Canton's Cameron Durst and Logan Brown texted each other with the same message: Why not?
  • Cornerstones of success: QU linebackers leaving legacy they hope carries on

    Cornerstones of success: QU linebackers leaving legacy they hope carries on

    Friday, November 14 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-11-14 16:39:19 GMT
    It didn't matter that his son and all of his teammates were caked in mud, dripping with sweat and about as disgusting as football players get. Marc Camp wanted to hug each and every one of them. "My dad was bawling," Quincy University senior linebacker Dan Camp said. "My dad was in tears. He was so happy. He felt all the emotion we felt." That was after the Hawks went on the road and knocked off Saint Joseph's 17-7 for the signature victory in the middle of a four-game ...
    It didn't matter that his son and all of his teammates were caked in mud, dripping with sweat and about as disgusting as football players get. Marc Camp wanted to hug each and every one of them. "My dad was bawling," Quincy University senior linebacker Dan Camp said. "My dad was in tears. He was so happy. He felt all the emotion we felt." That was after the Hawks went on the road and knocked off Saint Joseph's 17-7 for the signature victory in the middle of a four-game ...
  • Youth is served: QU underclassmen play critical roles on senior-laden team

    Youth is served: QU underclassmen play critical roles on senior-laden team

    Friday, November 14 2014 11:31 AM EST2014-11-14 16:31:26 GMT
    Sophomore Scott Ladi believed he could fill a significant role as a defensive midfielder for the Quincy University men's soccer team. Still, he had to prove it to his veteran teammates as well as his coaches. "It comes every single time you practice and get comfortable with these guys," Ladi said. "It's proving yourself and making sure everyone realizes who you are and what you can bring the table." What Ladi and a host of underclassmen have brought to the Hawks ...
    Sophomore Scott Ladi believed he could fill a significant role as a defensive midfielder for the Quincy University men's soccer team. Still, he had to prove it to his veteran teammates as well as his coaches. "It comes every single time you practice and get comfortable with these guys," Ladi said. "It's proving yourself and making sure everyone realizes who you are and what you can bring the table." What Ladi and a host of underclassmen have brought to the Hawks ...
  • Stanley provides spark off Culver-Stockton bench in victory

    Stanley provides spark off Culver-Stockton bench in victory

    Thursday, November 13 2014 1:04 PM EST2014-11-13 18:04:47 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton forward Shelsey Stanley thought her halfcourt heave right before halftime was going to airball. Instead, it was nothing but net, going through the cylinder right as the buzzer sounded. C-SC...
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton forward Shelsey Stanley thought her halfcourt heave right before halftime was going to airball. Instead, it was nothing but net, going through the cylinder right as the buzzer sounded. C-SC...
  • College basketball preview: Lady Hawks looking to pick up the pace

    College basketball preview: Lady Hawks looking to pick up the pace

    Thursday, November 13 2014 1:02 PM EST2014-11-13 18:02:05 GMT
    Although she had a 6-foot-4 post player to center the offense around in seasons past, Quincy University women's basketball coach Jeni Garber liked to see the Lady Hawks push the pace when the situation dictated it.
    Although she had a 6-foot-4 post player to center the offense around in seasons past, Quincy University women's basketball coach Jeni Garber liked to see the Lady Hawks push the pace when the situation dictated it.
  • Hot shooting leads to Culver-Stockton rout of Missouri Baptist

    Hot shooting leads to Culver-Stockton rout of Missouri Baptist

    Thursday, November 13 2014 12:44 PM EST2014-11-13 17:44:12 GMT
    ST. LOUIS -- The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team scored 58 second-half points to turn an eight-point halftime lead into a 108-74 blowout over Missouri Baptist Wednesday evening.
    ST. LOUIS -- The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team scored 58 second-half points to turn an eight-point halftime lead into a 108-74 blowout over Missouri Baptist Wednesday evening.
  • Schuckman: Garber's first recruiting class ready to take control of Lady Hawks' fate

    Schuckman: Garber's first recruiting class ready to take control of Lady Hawks' fate

    Thursday, November 13 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-11-13 17:40:10 GMT
    Maggie Cunningham was the first to buy in. Forced to revamp the roster in the months after taking over as the head coach of the Quincy University women's basketball program in 2011, Jeni Garber targeted Cunningham,...
    Maggie Cunningham was the first to buy in. Forced to revamp the roster in the months after taking over as the head coach of the Quincy University women's basketball program in 2011, Jeni Garber targeted Cunningham,...
  • Wildcats pull off upset with another stirring finish in HAAC Tournament semifinals

    Wildcats pull off upset with another stirring finish in HAAC Tournament semifinals

    Thursday, November 13 2014 12:30 PM EST2014-11-13 17:30:40 GMT
    MARSHALL, Mo. -- Just before the Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team took the field for overtime Wednesday night, Wildcats coach Blake Ordell delivered one final message.
    MARSHALL, Mo. -- Just before the Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team took the field for overtime Wednesday night, Wildcats coach Blake Ordell delivered one final message.
  • Be it as teammates or opponents, Frericks and Gengenbacher know how to put on a show

    Be it as teammates or opponents, Frericks and Gengenbacher know how to put on a show

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:39 AM EST2014-11-12 15:39:10 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kassidy Gengenbacher wasn't supposed to guard Jordan Frericks at the start of the game.
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kassidy Gengenbacher wasn't supposed to guard Jordan Frericks at the start of the game.
  • Fast starts key for Canton soccer ahead of state appearance

    Fast starts key for Canton soccer ahead of state appearance

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:29 AM EST2014-11-12 15:29:19 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- The Canton soccer team likes to play fast. The speed shows on the field with the counter attack. It also shows on the scoreboard with first-half goals. "We definitely come out aggressive at the...
    CANTON, Mo. -- The Canton soccer team likes to play fast. The speed shows on the field with the counter attack. It also shows on the scoreboard with first-half goals. "We definitely come out aggressive at the...
  • Markert to officially sign with Bradley hoops

    Markert to officially sign with Bradley hoops

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:27 AM EST2014-11-12 15:27:55 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- At the end of the day, Brown County's Vanessa Markert just wanted to be close to home. The senior forward will officially sign to play women's basketball at Bradley University Wednesday...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- At the end of the day, Brown County's Vanessa Markert just wanted to be close to home. The senior forward will officially sign to play women's basketball at Bradley University Wednesday...
  • Prep notebook: Sharing WB6 title allows QHS to pile up all-conference honors

    Prep notebook: Sharing WB6 title allows QHS to pile up all-conference honors

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:24 AM EST2014-11-12 15:24:34 GMT
    The Quincy High School football team's first Western Big Six Conference championship in 40 years led to widespread representation on the all-league team.
    The Quincy High School football team's first Western Big Six Conference championship in 40 years led to widespread representation on the all-league team.
  • Trail Blazers knock off powerhouse Greyhounds for first time

    Trail Blazers knock off powerhouse Greyhounds for first time

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:22 AM EST2014-11-12 15:22:53 GMT
    MOBERLY, Mo. -- Brad Hoyt figures Mike Elbe knows best. So after the John Wood Community College men's basketball team knocked off Moberly Area Community College 68-63 Tuesday night at Fitzsimmons-John Arena, Hoyt learned from Elbe, his predecessor as the Trail Blazers' head coach, it was the first time JWCC had beaten the NJCAA Division I powerhouse.
    MOBERLY, Mo. -- Brad Hoyt figures Mike Elbe knows best. So after the John Wood Community College men's basketball team knocked off Moberly Area Community College 68-63 Tuesday night at Fitzsimmons-John Arena, Hoyt learned from Elbe, his predecessor as the Trail Blazers' head coach, it was the first time JWCC had beaten the NJCAA Division I powerhouse.

  • Reversal of fortunes: Wildcats make right moves to beat Vikings, reach HAAC title game

    Reversal of fortunes: Wildcats make right moves to beat Vikings, reach HAAC title game

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:21 AM EST2014-11-12 15:21:04 GMT
    MARSHALL, Mo. -- A strategic change and a stingy defense has the Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team on the cusp of history.
    MARSHALL, Mo. -- A strategic change and a stingy defense has the Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team on the cusp of history.
  • Hawks earn No. 1 seed in Midwest Region, open NCAA Tournament at home

    Hawks earn No. 1 seed in Midwest Region, open NCAA Tournament at home

    The path to Louisville winds through Oklahoma. That's exactly what the Quincy University men's soccer players and coaches expected.
    The path to Louisville winds through Oklahoma. That's exactly what the Quincy University men's soccer players and coaches expected.

  • Bulldogs sack chance for Hawks to reach seven-victory plateau

    Bulldogs sack chance for Hawks to reach seven-victory plateau

    Sunday, November 9 2014 12:34 AM EST2014-11-09 05:34:19 GMT
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. -- History was put on hold Saturday. At least the Quincy University football players understand they have one more shot it.

    By MATT SCHUCKMANHerald-Whig Sports Editor
  • Illini West can't stop Athens running game in playoff loss

    Illini West can't stop Athens running game in playoff loss

    Saturday, November 8 2014 11:17 PM EST2014-11-09 04:17:43 GMT
    ATHENS, Ill. -- As the clock ticked down, Lyle Klein was confident Saturday's Class 2A second-round playoff game between Illini West and Athens would last a few extra minutes. It would require a Chargers rally to tie...
    ATHENS, Ill. -- As the clock ticked down, Lyle Klein was confident Saturday's Class 2A second-round playoff game between Illini West and Athens would last a few extra minutes. It would require a Chargers rally to tie...
  • Saldana's heroics help Central survive

    Saldana's heroics help Central survive

    Saturday, November 8 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-11-09 04:15:08 GMT
    ARCOLA, Ill. -- When the sixth-seeded Central football team convened at midfield after its Class 1A second-round victory over third-seeded Arcola, all of the Central fans wanted to hug and celebrate with senior Alger...
    ARCOLA, Ill. -- When the sixth-seeded Central football team convened at midfield after its Class 1A second-round victory over third-seeded Arcola, all of the Central fans wanted to hug and celebrate with senior Alger...
  • Area Roundup: C-SC volleyball team moves on to HAAC semifinals

    Area Roundup: C-SC volleyball team moves on to HAAC semifinals

    Saturday, November 8 2014 11:01 PM EST2014-11-09 04:01:37 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team opened the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament with a straight-set victory Saturday night at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. The fourth-seeded Wildcats dispatched No. 5 seed Baker 25-21, 25-19, 25-17. C-SC (22-9) will travel to top-seeded MidAmerica Nazarene for the tournament semifinals Wednesday night in Olathe, Kan.



    The Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team opened the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament with a straight-set victory Saturday night at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. The fourth-seeded Wildcats dispatched No. 5 seed Baker 25-21, 25-19, 25-17. C-SC (22-9) will travel to top-seeded MidAmerica Nazarene for the tournament semifinals Wednesday night in Olathe, Kan.

  • C-SC football team wins third straight

    C-SC football team wins third straight

    Saturday, November 8 2014 10:56 PM EST2014-11-09 03:56:59 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team is putting it together during the second half of the season. Saturday, the Wildcats scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally for a 24-14 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over Peru State at NX Level Field.



    CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team is putting it together during the second half of the season. Saturday, the Wildcats scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally for a 24-14 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over Peru State at NX Level Field.

  • QND's run game stumbles in second-round loss to four-time state champ Rochester

    QND's run game stumbles in second-round loss to four-time state champ Rochester

    Saturday, November 8 2014 10:45 PM EST2014-11-09 03:45:08 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame running back Daylin Anders knew the offense needed to answer every time Rochester scored, but the Raiders just couldn't keep pace with the four-time defending Class 4A state champions. After...
    Quincy Notre Dame running back Daylin Anders knew the offense needed to answer every time Rochester scored, but the Raiders just couldn't keep pace with the four-time defending Class 4A state champions. After...
  • Quick start sends Canton soccer to state

    Quick start sends Canton soccer to state

    Saturday, November 8 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-11-09 03:41:40 GMT
    BELLE, MO. -- Knocking off a double-digit win opponent in the Fulton School at St. Albans to reach the state quarterfinals, Canton needed to do the same again Saturday afternoon on the road against Belle. Four first-half...
    BELLE, MO. -- Knocking off a double-digit win opponent in the Fulton School at St. Albans to reach the state quarterfinals, Canton needed to do the same again Saturday afternoon on the road against Belle. Four first-half...
  • Big nights by Windsor, Threlkeld lead Cardinals to district title

    Big nights by Windsor, Threlkeld lead Cardinals to district title

    Saturday, November 8 2014 2:18 AM EST2014-11-08 07:18:53 GMT
    SHELBINA, Mo. -- Judging from Trace Windsor's screams on the sideline midway through the third quarter Friday night, it was doubtful the South Shelby senior running back would return to the field anytime soon. ...
    SHELBINA, Mo. -- Judging from Trace Windsor's screams on the sideline midway through the third quarter Friday night, it was doubtful the South Shelby senior running back would return to the field anytime soon. ...
  • X marks the spot: Dokaj nets game-winner in OT as Hawks advance to GLVC title tilt

    X marks the spot: Dokaj nets game-winner in OT as Hawks advance to GLVC title tilt

    Saturday, November 8 2014 2:14 AM EST2014-11-08 07:14:14 GMT
    Although fatigue was becoming a factor and his legs were hurting as the end of overtime loomed, Xhovani Dokaj wasn't going to let an opportunity pass. So when Quincy University defender Jake Bond played a ball that allowed Dokaj to run free through the midfield, the sophomore midfielder carried it straight toward the goal.
    Although fatigue was becoming a factor and his legs were hurting as the end of overtime loomed, Xhovani Dokaj wasn't going to let an opportunity pass. So when Quincy University defender Jake Bond played a ball that allowed Dokaj to run free through the midfield, the sophomore midfielder carried it straight toward the goal.

  • Hawks hang tough against dominant Illini

    Hawks hang tough against dominant Illini

    Saturday, November 8 2014 2:03 AM EST2014-11-08 07:03:53 GMT
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Last season, Dalton Hoover and the Quincy University men's basketball team had more moral victories than actual wins. And although Friday night's exhibition performance against the University...
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Last season, Dalton Hoover and the Quincy University men's basketball team had more moral victories than actual wins. And although Friday night's exhibition performance against the University...
  • College Roundup: Gronewold paves way for Blazers' victory

    College Roundup: Gronewold paves way for Blazers' victory

    Saturday, November 8 2014 1:42 AM EST2014-11-08 06:42:23 GMT
     John Wood Community College opened play in Southeastern Community College's Golden Eagle Classic with a 64-57 victory over Kennedy King College Friday at West Burlington, Iowa. "They are an athletic, physical team," JWCC coach Brad Hoyt said. "We were up between seven and nine points most of the game but couldn't really push out the lead.



    John Wood Community College opened play in Southeastern Community College's Golden Eagle Classic with a 64-57 victory over Kennedy King College Friday at West Burlington, Iowa. "They are an athletic, physical team," JWCC coach Brad Hoyt said. "We were up between seven and nine points most of the game but couldn't really push out the lead.

  • Palmyra dominates Bowling Green to repeat as district champions

    Palmyra dominates Bowling Green to repeat as district champions

    Saturday, November 8 2014 1:40 AM EST2014-11-08 06:40:06 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Palmyra wide receiver Skyler Kline wasn't sure if he'd play against Bowling Green on Friday in the Class 2 District 6 title game. Early in the week Kline spent a night in the hospital...
    BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Palmyra wide receiver Skyler Kline wasn't sure if he'd play against Bowling Green on Friday in the Class 2 District 6 title game. Early in the week Kline spent a night in the hospital...
  • Ste. Genevieve Valle rumbles over Monroe City

    Ste. Genevieve Valle rumbles over Monroe City

    Saturday, November 8 2014 1:30 AM EST2014-11-08 06:30:00 GMT
     STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A stiff challenge awaited the Monroe City football team when it squared off with perennial powerhouse Ste. Genevieve Valle Friday night. The Panthers fell behind by three touchdowns during the first quarter and couldn't bounce back before falling to the Warriors 56-18 in the Class 1 District 1 championship game at Fr. John Dempsey Field.



    STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A stiff challenge awaited the Monroe City football team when it squared off with perennial powerhouse Ste. Genevieve Valle Friday night. The Panthers fell behind by three touchdowns during the first quarter and couldn't bounce back before falling to the Warriors 56-18 in the Class 1 District 1 championship game at Fr. John Dempsey Field.

  • Prep football playoff preview: Rochester at QND

    Prep football playoff preview: Rochester at QND

    Saturday, November 8 2014 1:26 AM EST2014-11-08 06:26:31 GMT
     ROCHESTER AT QND What: Class 4A second-round playoff game When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Advance Physical Therapy Field Radio: WGEM NewsTalk 105.1 FM Records: Rochester -- 8-2 (7-2 Central State Eight Conference)....

    ROCHESTER AT QND What: Class 4A second-round playoff game When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Advance Physical Therapy Field Radio: WGEM NewsTalk 105.1 FM Records: Rochester -- 8-2 (7-2 Central State Eight Conference)....
  • Illini West relishes underdog role into second round matchup against Athens

    Illini West relishes underdog role into second round matchup against Athens

    Saturday, November 8 2014 1:24 AM EST2014-11-08 06:24:05 GMT
    Illini West's Dalton Merry is just fine with the team's underdog status. The Chargers were one of the final teams to make the state playoffs with a 5-4 regular season record, but the four losses came to teams...
    Illini West's Dalton Merry is just fine with the team's underdog status. The Chargers were one of the final teams to make the state playoffs with a 5-4 regular season record, but the four losses came to teams...
  • College football preview: Quincy University at Truman State

    College football preview: Quincy University at Truman State

    Saturday, November 8 2014 1:22 AM EST2014-11-08 06:22:05 GMT
     QU AT TRUMAN STATE When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Stokes Stadium, Kirksville, Mo. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: QU -- 6-3 (4-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Truman State -- 5-3 (4-2 GLVC). Coaches: QU -- Tom...

    QU AT TRUMAN STATE When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Stokes Stadium, Kirksville, Mo. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM Records: QU -- 6-3 (4-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Truman State -- 5-3 (4-2 GLVC). Coaches: QU -- Tom...
  • College football preview: Peru State at Culver-Stockton College

    College football preview: Peru State at Culver-Stockton College

    Saturday, November 8 2014 1:20 AM EST2014-11-08 06:20:00 GMT
     PERU STATE AT C-SC When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: NX Level Field, Canton, Mo. Radio: KCSW 97.1 FM Records: Peru State -- 2-7 (1-6 Heart of America Athletic Conference). C-SC -- 4-5 (2-5 HAAC). Coaches: Peru State...

    PERU STATE AT C-SC When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: NX Level Field, Canton, Mo. Radio: KCSW 97.1 FM Records: Peru State -- 2-7 (1-6 Heart of America Athletic Conference). C-SC -- 4-5 (2-5 HAAC). Coaches: Peru State...
  • Communication key to Hawks' stingy attitude defensively

    Communication key to Hawks' stingy attitude defensively

    Friday, November 7 2014 11:22 AM EST2014-11-07 16:22:30 GMT
    The conversation is never dry, never dull and neverending. If it ever becomes that way, the Quincy University men's soccer team might be in trouble. The Hawks, now ranked third nationally and first in the Midwest Region, carry an unbeaten record into Friday's semifinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament largely because the defenders constantly chatter. Ninety minutes of banter ensures the Hawks are never out of position.
    The conversation is never dry, never dull and neverending. If it ever becomes that way, the Quincy University men's soccer team might be in trouble. The Hawks, now ranked third nationally and first in the Midwest Region, carry an unbeaten record into Friday's semifinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament largely because the defenders constantly chatter. Ninety minutes of banter ensures the Hawks are never out of position.
  • Hawks become first GLVC program to sweep men's soccer awards

    Hawks become first GLVC program to sweep men's soccer awards

    Friday, November 7 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-11-07 16:14:22 GMT
    The history-making effort of the Quincy University men's soccer team was recognized Thursday night when it became the first team in Great Lakes Valley Conference history to sweep the league's season-ending individual awards. Senior forward Jordan Roberts was named the Offensive Player of the Year, senior defender Chris Garavaglia was named the Defensive Player of the Year and forward Artan Emini was named the Freshman of the Year. Mike Carpenter was named the Coach of the Year.
    The history-making effort of the Quincy University men's soccer team was recognized Thursday night when it became the first team in Great Lakes Valley Conference history to sweep the league's season-ending individual awards. Senior forward Jordan Roberts was named the Offensive Player of the Year, senior defender Chris Garavaglia was named the Defensive Player of the Year and forward Artan Emini was named the Freshman of the Year. Mike Carpenter was named the Coach of the Year.
  • COLLEGE ROUNDUP: C-SC defeats William Penn in straight sets to end regular season

    COLLEGE ROUNDUP: C-SC defeats William Penn in straight sets to end regular season

    Friday, November 7 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-11-07 16:06:31 GMT
    By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
    By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
  • Woodworth, Long finish season with convincing victories at Quincy Raceways

    Woodworth, Long finish season with convincing victories at Quincy Raceways

    Monday, September 29 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-09-29 15:28:35 GMT
    Denny Woodworth and Michael Long both turned in convincing performances Sunday evening, helping pull the curtain in fitting fashion to the 40th anniversary season at Quincy Raceways. Woodworth and Long dominated...
    Denny Woodworth and Michael Long both turned in convincing performances Sunday evening, helping pull the curtain in fitting fashion to the 40th anniversary season at Quincy Raceways. Woodworth and Long dominated...
  • Birck becomes King of the Bullring for a day after outlasting sports mods field

    Birck becomes King of the Bullring for a day after outlasting sports mods field

    Monday, September 22 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-09-22 15:06:05 GMT
    The last time Adam Birck won a feature at Quincy Raceways, it was in a class that no longer exists. Birck ended an eight-year feature victory famine Sunday night when he won the most prestigious race of his career...
    The last time Adam Birck won a feature at Quincy Raceways, it was in a class that no longer exists. Birck ended an eight-year feature victory famine Sunday night when he won the most prestigious race of his career...
  • Last lap heroics earn late model, modified track crowns

    Last lap heroics earn late model, modified track crowns

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:24:18 GMT
    Showdown Sunday was everything it was supposed to be. Both the late model and modified track championships at Quincy Raceways were not decided until the final lap of the final points features of the season. Mark...
    Showdown Sunday was everything it was supposed to be. Both the late model and modified track championships at Quincy Raceways were not decided until the final lap of the final points features of the season. Mark...
  • Reaching Victory Lane puts Burgtorf back in title contention

    Reaching Victory Lane puts Burgtorf back in title contention

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:52:07 GMT
    Mark Burgtorf beat the heat -- and everyone else. Burgtorf ended a season-long late model feature victory drought when he dominated the 30-lap finale on a sultry Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. The victory thrust...
    Mark Burgtorf beat the heat -- and everyone else. Burgtorf ended a season-long late model feature victory drought when he dominated the 30-lap finale on a sultry Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. The victory thrust...
  • Local racing notebook: Sprint cars take over Quincy Raceways on Sunday

    Local racing notebook: Sprint cars take over Quincy Raceways on Sunday

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-16 06:00:58 GMT
    Sprint car fans rejoice. Quincy Raceways will provide the Sunday night backdrop for the TNT Action Sports-sponsored event showcasing the two premier 360 sprint-car series in the Midwest. "It will be an old-fashioned...
    Sprint car fans rejoice. Quincy Raceways will provide the Sunday night backdrop for the TNT Action Sports-sponsored event showcasing the two premier 360 sprint-car series in the Midwest. "It will be an old-fashioned...
  • Long's dominant run leads to Victory Lane in modified class

    Long's dominant run leads to Victory Lane in modified class

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-08-11 11:12:20 GMT
    Michael Long pulled away from the pack Sunday night, and nobody could catch him. Long blew away the rest of the modified field at Quincy Raceways with a whopping 5.64-second victory over closest challenger and points...
    Michael Long pulled away from the pack Sunday night, and nobody could catch him. Long blew away the rest of the modified field at Quincy Raceways with a whopping 5.64-second victory over closest challenger and points...
  • Sheppard rockets his way to first-place payday at Quincy Raceways

    Sheppard rockets his way to first-place payday at Quincy Raceways

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-08-11 11:10:58 GMT
    The "Rocket Shepp" took flight Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. Brandon Sheppard proved he was every bit worthy of that nickname once he got the lead in the late model feature, flying to a relatively easy 1.494-second victory...
    The "Rocket Shepp" took flight Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. Brandon Sheppard proved he was every bit worthy of that nickname once he got the lead in the late model feature, flying to a relatively easy 1.494-second victory...
  • Local racing notebook: Some future Hall of Famers among current crop of QR hotshoes

    Local racing notebook: Some future Hall of Famers among current crop of QR hotshoes

    Saturday, August 9 2014 1:46 AM EDT2014-08-09 05:46:34 GMT
    Any day now we should be getting word from the Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame Committee on who this year's inductees will be. That got me thinking about who the future Hall of Famers might be among today's stars at...
    Any day now we should be getting word from the Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame Committee on who this year's inductees will be. That got me thinking about who the future Hall of Famers might be among today's stars at...
  • Klingele powers his way to Victory Lane with first feature victory

    Klingele powers his way to Victory Lane with first feature victory

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-08-04 11:03:49 GMT
    Tanner Klingele exorcised all sorts of dirt-track demons Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. After almost three years of coming close to winning a feature in the sport mod series — sometimes, frustratingly close...
    Tanner Klingele exorcised all sorts of dirt-track demons Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. After almost three years of coming close to winning a feature in the sport mod series — sometimes, frustratingly close...
  • Dunker making Victory Lane his home once again at Quincy Raceways

    Dunker making Victory Lane his home once again at Quincy Raceways

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:51:24 GMT
    By most drivers' standards, Tony Dunker's season would be considered an unquestionable success. Unfortunately, because of what Dunker accomplished the two preceding years, this summer has seemed rather pedestrian....
    By most drivers' standards, Tony Dunker's season would be considered an unquestionable success. Unfortunately, because of what Dunker accomplished the two preceding years, this summer has seemed rather pedestrian....
  • Missouri takes advantage of Illinois' errors to sweep Senior Softball Salute

    Missouri takes advantage of Illinois' errors to sweep Senior Softball Salute

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:43:22 GMT
    Maggie Bowles anticipated some players, herself included, might be rusty for Sunday's 11th annual Senior Softball Salute. That didn't mean she wasn't frustrated by the errors the Illinois all-stars committed. ...
    Maggie Bowles anticipated some players, herself included, might be rusty for Sunday's 11th annual Senior Softball Salute. That didn't mean she wasn't frustrated by the errors the Illinois all-stars committed. ...
  • Teammates get final chance to add to legacy in McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

    Teammates get final chance to add to legacy in McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-06-05 14:44:03 GMT
    Kristen Gengenbacher and Mary Beth Hugenberg enjoyed a remarkable run of success with the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team.  During their four-year careers, the Lady Raiders won three state championships and four state trophies ...
    Kristen Gengenbacher and Mary Beth Hugenberg enjoyed a remarkable run of success with the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team.  During their four-year careers, the Lady Raiders won three state championships and four state trophies ...

  • Missouri looks for sharpshooters to stop Illinois' winning streak in Classic

    Missouri looks for sharpshooters to stop Illinois' winning streak in Classic

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-06-05 14:42:54 GMT
    Zach Summers realizes the Missouri all-stars might not match up inch-for-inch with Illinois in the 31st annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. But he has good a feeling the Show-Me State has the firepower in the backcourt to make the braggin' rights game interesting...
    Zach Summers realizes the Missouri all-stars might not match up inch-for-inch with Illinois in the 31st annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. But he has good a feeling the Show-Me State has the firepower in the backcourt to make the braggin' rights game interesting...
  • College basketball preview: Quincy men at Rockhurst

    College basketball preview: Quincy men at Rockhurst

    Saturday, January 25 2014 1:01 AM EST2014-01-25 06:01:16 GMT
    Quincy men (6-12, 1-7) at Rockhurst (5-10, 1-7) 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Mason-Halpin Field House Kansas City, Mo. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM and WGEM.com Twitter: @WhigSports Scouting Rockhurst: Having lost three ...
    Quincy men (6-12, 1-7) at Rockhurst (5-10, 1-7) 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Mason-Halpin Field House Kansas City, Mo. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM and WGEM.com Twitter: @WhigSports Scouting Rockhurst: Having lost three in a...
  • Lady Panthers showcase other weapons in outlasting Lady Indians in semifinals

    Lady Panthers showcase other weapons in outlasting Lady Indians in semifinals

    Thursday, January 23 2014 9:17 AM EST2014-01-23 14:17:50 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. — Allie Dietrich was at a loss for words when Katee Hinkle, the Palmyra girls basketball team's leading scorer, was not performing like her usual self Wednesday night...
    PALMYRA, Mo. — Allie Dietrich was at a loss for words when Katee Hinkle, the Palmyra girls basketball team's leading scorer, was not performing like her usual self Wednesday night. "It was weird not having her shooting like she was," Dietrich said...
  • Area Roundup: Eagles able to Poore it on in fourth quarter to advance

    Area Roundup: Eagles able to Poore it on in fourth quarter to advance

    Thursday, January 23 2014 9:10 AM EST2014-01-23 14:10:30 GMT
    Royce Poore decided he didn't want the North Shelby boys basketball team playing for the championship of its own tournament. The Knox County senior forward scored 14 points...
    Royce Poore decided he didn't want the North Shelby boys basketball team playing for the championship of its own tournament. The Knox County senior forward scored 14 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, helping the Eagles finish off the Raiders 71-65 in the semifinals...
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  • Brockmiller new CEO at Quincy Medical Group

    Brockmiller new CEO at Quincy Medical Group

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 6:16 PM EST2014-11-26 23:16:15 GMT
    QUINCY -- Carol Brockmiller is ready for her next challenge. It's one she said she has been preparing for during the past 17 years at Quincy Medical Group. Brockmiller was named chief executive officer at QMG, effective Wednesday.
    QUINCY -- Carol Brockmiller is ready for her next challenge. It's one she said she has been preparing for during the past 17 years at Quincy Medical Group. Brockmiller was named chief executive officer at QMG, effective Wednesday.

  • Americans mark Thanskgiving with parades, turkey

    Americans mark Thanskgiving with parades, turkey

    Thursday, November 27 2014 12:06 PM EST2014-11-27 17:06:03 GMT
    Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here's a look at how Americans are celebrating.
    Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here's a look at how Americans are celebrating.
  • School Board ponders whether to hire construction manager for building project

    School Board ponders whether to hire construction manager for building project

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 6:43 PM EST2014-11-26 23:43:45 GMT
    The Quincy School Board will meet in special session at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss whether it should seek the services of a construction manager to oversee the district's $89 million building project. The board also will take steps to sell the first $10 million worth of general obligation bonds for the five-year project.
    The Quincy School Board will meet in special session at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss whether it should seek the services of a construction manager to oversee the district's $89 million building project. The board also will take steps to sell the first $10 million worth of general obligation bonds for the five-year project.
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