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  • Blue Devils midfield falters in Roth's absence, fall 1-0 to Jefferson City

    Blue Devils midfield falters in Roth's absence, fall 1-0 to Jefferson City

    Thursday, September 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-18 16:07:07 GMT
    The Quincy High School boys soccer team never found a flow offensively. With its best midfielder in junior Riley Roth coming off after eight minutes against Jefferson City, the midfield struggled to hold possession and...
    The Quincy High School boys soccer team never found a flow offensively. With its best midfielder in junior Riley Roth coming off after eight minutes against Jefferson City, the midfield struggled to hold possession and...
  • QND soccer team gets measure of revenge by beating Senators

    QND soccer team gets measure of revenge by beating Senators

    Thursday, September 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-09-18 16:00:00 GMT
    Logan Friye and the rest of the Quincy Notre Dame soccer players hadn't been able to fully forget last year's 4-0 loss to Springfield. Scoring first in Wednesday night's rematch offered some redemption. "It...
    Logan Friye and the rest of the Quincy Notre Dame soccer players hadn't been able to fully forget last year's 4-0 loss to Springfield. Scoring first in Wednesday night's rematch offered some redemption. "It...
  • Prep roundup: Highland holds off Canton's seventh-inning rally

    Prep roundup: Highland holds off Canton's seventh-inning rally

    Thursday, September 18 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-09-18 15:58:36 GMT
    Trailing 8-2 heading into the top of the seventh inning, the Canton softball team rallied to bring the tying run to the plate.
    Trailing 8-2 heading into the top of the seventh inning, the Canton softball team rallied to bring the tying run to the plate.
  • College roundup: QU women block Missouri Baptist's path to victory, rally to win

    College roundup: QU women block Missouri Baptist's path to victory, rally to win

    Thursday, September 18 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-09-18 15:56:37 GMT
    The Quincy University women's volleyball team threw a block party Wednesday night. Missouri Baptist didn't enjoy it too much.
    The Quincy University women's volleyball team threw a block party Wednesday night. Missouri Baptist didn't enjoy it too much.
  • Prep Notebook: Knox County has chance to shake up Tri-Rivers Conference standings

    Prep Notebook: Knox County has chance to shake up Tri-Rivers Conference standings

    Thursday, September 18 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-18 14:00:37 GMT
    Knox County football coach Alex Van Delft knows the Eagles can cause a stir in the Tri-Rivers Conference Friday night. With a road game against three-time conference champion Milan, Knox County can take a step toward...
    Knox County football coach Alex Van Delft knows the Eagles can cause a stir in the Tri-Rivers Conference Friday night. With a road game against three-time conference champion Milan, Knox County can take a step toward...
  • Finding the right fit: Polak commits to play softball at Albany

    Finding the right fit: Polak commits to play softball at Albany

    Thursday, September 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-09-18 13:41:43 GMT
    When the final tournament of Jennie Polak's summer began, University of Albany softball coach Chris Cannata hadn't heard of the Plantation Pressure Gold 18U traveling team or its third baseman. By the end of it, he was ready to make Polak a Great Dane. On Tuesday, the Quincy Notre Dame senior gave Cannata a verbal commitment to play softball at Albany, an NCAA Division I school in the America East Conference.
    When the final tournament of Jennie Polak's summer began, University of Albany softball coach Chris Cannata hadn't heard of the Plantation Pressure Gold 18U traveling team or its third baseman. By the end of it, he was ready to make Polak a Great Dane. On Tuesday, the Quincy Notre Dame senior gave Cannata a verbal commitment to play softball at Albany, an NCAA Division I school in the America East Conference.
  • Area roundup: C-SC women's volleyball team wins ninth straight match

    Area roundup: C-SC women's volleyball team wins ninth straight match

    Thursday, September 18 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-09-18 13:40:56 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team squeezed out a five-set victory over Central Missouri by scores of 25-19, 25-15, 24-26, 20-25, 15-5 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference contest Tuesday night at Fayette, Mo.
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  • Prep football preview: Kirksville at Hannibal

    Prep football preview: Kirksville at Hannibal

    Thursday, September 18 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-09-18 13:33:22 GMT
    KIRKSVILLE AT HANNIBAL When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Porter Stadium, Hannibal, Mo. Radio: KHMOradio.com, KDBL 96.9 FM Records: Kirksville -- 0-4 (0-2 North Central Missouri Conference). Hannibal -- 3-1 (2-0 North...
    KIRKSVILLE AT HANNIBAL When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Porter Stadium, Hannibal, Mo. Radio: KHMOradio.com, KDBL 96.9 FM Records: Kirksville -- 0-4 (0-2 North Central Missouri Conference). Hannibal -- 3-1 (2-0 North...
  • Prep football preview: Quincy High School at Peoria Manual

    Prep football preview: Quincy High School at Peoria Manual

    Thursday, September 18 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-09-18 13:30:48 GMT
    QHS AT PEORIA MANUAL When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Peoria Stadium Radio: WQCY 103.9 FM Records: QHS -- 2-1 (2-0 Western Big Six Conference). Manual -- 1-2. Coaches: QHS -- Rick Little (38-32 at Quincy, eighth...
    QHS AT PEORIA MANUAL When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Peoria Stadium Radio: WQCY 103.9 FM Records: QHS -- 2-1 (2-0 Western Big Six Conference). Manual -- 1-2. Coaches: QHS -- Rick Little (38-32 at Quincy, eighth...
  • Prep football preview: Illini West at Quincy Notre Dame

    Prep football preview: Illini West at Quincy Notre Dame

    Thursday, September 18 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-09-18 13:28:55 GMT
    ILLINI WEST AT QND When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Advance Physical Therapy Field Radio: ESPN 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM Records: Illini West -- 2-1 (0-0 West Central Conference). QND -- 2-1 (0-0 WCC). Coaches: Illini West...
    ILLINI WEST AT QND When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Advance Physical Therapy Field Radio: ESPN 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM Records: Illini West -- 2-1 (0-0 West Central Conference). QND -- 2-1 (0-0 WCC). Coaches: Illini West...
  • Blue Devils survive WB6 scare, outlast Pioneers in overtime

    Blue Devils survive WB6 scare, outlast Pioneers in overtime

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-18 00:09:41 GMT
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — No matter the circumstance, good teams find a way to win even in adverse situations. Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo learned the Blue Devils have that uncanny ability Tuesday night...
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — No matter the circumstance, good teams find a way to win even in adverse situations. Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo learned the Blue Devils have that uncanny ability Tuesday night...

  • Volleyball Roundup: Hannibal rallies to remain unbeaten in conference play

    Volleyball Roundup: Hannibal rallies to remain unbeaten in conference play

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-09-17 15:00:11 GMT
    Kelsey Ortwerth didn't like what she was seeing from the Hannibal volleyball team in the first set Tuesday night. Hannibal lost 25-18 to Boonville before rallying to win the last two sets 25-22, 25-23 to remain unbeaten in North Central Missouri Conference action.
    Kelsey Ortwerth didn't like what she was seeing from the Hannibal volleyball team in the first set Tuesday night. Hannibal lost 25-18 to Boonville before rallying to win the last two sets 25-22, 25-23 to remain unbeaten in North Central Missouri Conference action.

  • Lady Hawks suffer first loss at home since 2011 season

    Lady Hawks suffer first loss at home since 2011 season

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-09-17 14:17:02 GMT
    No one associated with the Quincy University women's soccer program had experienced losing on the turf field at Legends Stadium before Tuesday night.
    No one associated with the Quincy University women's soccer program had experienced losing on the turf field at Legends Stadium before Tuesday night.
  • Patience leads to another lopsided victory for No. 11 QU soccer team

    Patience leads to another lopsided victory for No. 11 QU soccer team

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-09-17 14:15:43 GMT
    The Quincy University men's soccer players have grown accustomed to hearing a phrase from head coach Mike Carpenter. Even the Hawks are saying it now. Stay the course.
    The Quincy University men's soccer players have grown accustomed to hearing a phrase from head coach Mike Carpenter. Even the Hawks are saying it now. Stay the course.
  • Softball roundup: Cunningham fans 15 in Palmyra's victory over South Shelby

    Softball roundup: Cunningham fans 15 in Palmyra's victory over South Shelby

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-09-17 14:09:11 GMT
    Shelby Cunningham struck out 15 batters as the Palmyra softball team defeated South Shelby 10-2 Tuesday night in Shelbina, Mo.
    Shelby Cunningham struck out 15 batters as the Palmyra softball team defeated South Shelby 10-2 Tuesday night in Shelbina, Mo.
  • Illini West's Garnett paces way to Running Raider Invitational title

    Illini West's Garnett paces way to Running Raider Invitational title

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-09-17 14:01:35 GMT
    Carly Garnett made her move near the 1 1/2 mile mark. The Illini West cross country runner sped around the two runners in front of her to take the lead at the 14th annual Running Raider Invitational, and she went on to...
    Carly Garnett made her move near the 1 1/2 mile mark. The Illini West cross country runner sped around the two runners in front of her to take the lead at the 14th annual Running Raider Invitational, and she went on to...
  • Kroeger hopes to build on seventh-place finish at Running Raider Invitational

    Kroeger hopes to build on seventh-place finish at Running Raider Invitational

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-09-17 13:59:13 GMT
    Quincy High School cross country coach Matt McClelland wanted junior Brendan Kroeger to relax, so his pre-race message Tuesday had a lighter tone. "I just told him, ‘You're a junior and you can afford to mess up. You still get another year. So go for it."
    Quincy High School cross country coach Matt McClelland wanted junior Brendan Kroeger to relax, so his pre-race message Tuesday had a lighter tone. "I just told him, ‘You're a junior and you can afford to mess up. You still get another year. So go for it."
  • Area roundup: C-SC women's soccer team matches best start in program history

    Area roundup: C-SC women's soccer team matches best start in program history

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:53:18 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team is on a history-making pace. The Wildcats matched the best start in program history with Monday night's 1-0 victory over Doane College at Flinn Stadium in Quincy...
    The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team is on a history-making pace. The Wildcats matched the best start in program history with Monday night's 1-0 victory over Doane College at Flinn Stadium in Quincy...
  • QU men's basketball schedule chock full of home games

    QU men's basketball schedule chock full of home games

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:46:12 GMT
    Quincy University men's basketball fans are going to get a heavy dose of watching the Hawks this winter. QU released its 2014-15 schedule Monday, and the slate features 19 games at Pepsi Arena. The Hawks will play just two road games, outside of a No. 7 exhibition at Illinois, before January.
    Quincy University men's basketball fans are going to get a heavy dose of watching the Hawks this winter. QU released its 2014-15 schedule Monday, and the slate features 19 games at Pepsi Arena. The Hawks will play just two road games, outside of a No. 7 exhibition at Illinois, before January.
  • QND volleyball starts fast, dominates Illini West

    QND volleyball starts fast, dominates Illini West

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:29:53 GMT
    A strong start and helped Quincy Notre Dame defeat Illini West 25-7, 25-13 at the Pit Monday evening. The Lady Raiders used a 15-5 run to start the first set, which allowed them to settle into their game.
    A strong start and helped Quincy Notre Dame defeat Illini West 25-7, 25-13 at the Pit Monday evening. The Lady Raiders used a 15-5 run to start the first set, which allowed them to settle into their game.

  • Prep Notebook: Liberty cross country reaping early success

    Prep Notebook: Liberty cross country reaping early success

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:09:06 GMT
    Losing four key runners from last season hasn't slowed the Liberty boys cross country team. It was evident in the Eagles' victory at the Porta Invitational last weekend. "It was our goal to win the event,"...
    Losing four key runners from last season hasn't slowed the Liberty boys cross country team. It was evident in the Eagles' victory at the Porta Invitational last weekend. "It was our goal to win the event,"...
  • 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...
  • Lady Hawks leave their Mark on weekend sweep of GLVC games

    Lady Hawks leave their Mark on weekend sweep of GLVC games

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:20:49 GMT
    Haylye Markway knows as a defensive midfielder her opportunities to score are limited. So when the junior on the Quincy University women's soccer team has an opportunity, she better capitalize on it. During...
    Haylye Markway knows as a defensive midfielder her opportunities to score are limited. So when the junior on the Quincy University women's soccer team has an opportunity, she better capitalize on it. During...
  • Hawks put firepower on display in GLVC shutout of Prairie Stars

    Hawks put firepower on display in GLVC shutout of Prairie Stars

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:18:02 GMT
    Jordan Roberts knows what the Quincy University men's soccer team is capable of doing. "If we get chances, we're going to get at least two or three goals a game," the senior forward said. Sunday, the...
    Jordan Roberts knows what the Quincy University men's soccer team is capable of doing. "If we get chances, we're going to get at least two or three goals a game," the senior forward said. Sunday, the...
  • Devilishly good soccer: Red Devils knock off Blue Devils in PK shootout

    Devilishly good soccer: Red Devils knock off Blue Devils in PK shootout

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-09-14 06:07:23 GMT
    ST. LOUIS -- From the atmosphere to the quality of play, Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo couldn't have asked for a better day. He may have liked a better end result. The Blue Devils played Chaminade, the No. 1-ranked team...
    ST. LOUIS -- From the atmosphere to the quality of play, Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo couldn't have asked for a better day. He may have liked a better end result. The Blue Devils played Chaminade, the No. 1-ranked team...
  • Raiders erupt after slow start, beat Waterloo Gibault 4-1

    Raiders erupt after slow start, beat Waterloo Gibault 4-1

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-09-14 06:07:22 GMT
    After a lethargic first half performance, Cole Hayes and the Quincy Notre Dame soccer team were in need of a spark. Aubrey Reis gave the Raiders that spark in the 43rd minute when he ripped a shot from the corner of the...
    After a lethargic first half performance, Cole Hayes and the Quincy Notre Dame soccer team were in need of a spark. Aubrey Reis gave the Raiders that spark in the 43rd minute when he ripped a shot from the corner of the...
  • Lewis defense stifles QU volleyball team's attack

    Lewis defense stifles QU volleyball team's attack

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:45:36 GMT
    The Quincy University women's volleyball team struggled to find an offensive rhythm against Lewis Saturday afternoon. It wasn't because the Hawks weren't swinging. The Flyers were just digging. Lewis...
    The Quincy University women's volleyball team struggled to find an offensive rhythm against Lewis Saturday afternoon. It wasn't because the Hawks weren't swinging. The Flyers were just digging. Lewis...
  • Prep softball roundup: Highland captures title at Elsberry

    Prep softball roundup: Highland captures title at Elsberry

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:06:25 GMT
    The Highland softball team extended its winning streak to five straight games by winning the Elsberry Tournament championship with a 6-5, come-from-behind victory over Fort Zumwalt East Saturday at Elsberry, Mo. Avery Johnson led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a triple. The next two Lady Cougars batters...
    The Highland softball team extended its winning streak to five straight games by winning the Elsberry Tournament championship with a 6-5, come-from-behind victory over Fort Zumwalt East Saturday at Elsberry, Mo. Avery Johnson led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a triple. The next two Lady Cougars batters...
  • Freshman quarterback helps Wildcats light up scoreboard in non-conference rout

    Freshman quarterback helps Wildcats light up scoreboard in non-conference rout

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:04:42 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Chris Swingle's first career start is going to be tough to top. Not just by him, but by any quarterback to follow. The Culver-Stockton College freshman quarterback engineered a 57-7 victory over...
    CANTON, Mo. -- Chris Swingle's first career start is going to be tough to top. Not just by him, but by any quarterback to follow. The Culver-Stockton College freshman quarterback engineered a 57-7 victory over...
  • Prep roundup: Raiders dominate field at Alton Marquette Invitational

    Prep roundup: Raiders dominate field at Alton Marquette Invitational

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:03:02 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team placed four golfers among the top 10 to win the Alton Marquette Invitational at Lockhaven Country Club in Godfrey, Ill. The Raiders shot 311 to outdistance second-place Marquette which turned in a 320...
    The Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team placed four golfers among the top 10 to win the Alton Marquette Invitational at Lockhaven Country Club in Godfrey, Ill. The Raiders shot 311 to outdistance second-place Marquette which turned in a 320...

  • Second-half surge carries WIU to victory at Hanson Field

    Second-half surge carries WIU to victory at Hanson Field

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:01:18 GMT
    MACOMB, Ill. -- Before traveling to take on another Big Ten Conference foe, the Western Illinois University football team showed how dangerous it can be against someone its own size. Leathernecks quarterback Trenton Norvell tossed one touchdown pass and rushed for another score as WIU rolled to a 38-13 victory...
    MACOMB, Ill. -- Before traveling to take on another Big Ten Conference foe, the Western Illinois University football team showed how dangerous it can be against someone its own size. Leathernecks quarterback Trenton Norvell tossed one touchdown pass and rushed for another score as WIU rolled to a 38-13 victory...
  • QHS volleyball team finishes second in North Scott Tournament

    QHS volleyball team finishes second in North Scott Tournament

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:59:50 GMT
    ELDRIDGE, Iowa -- The Quincy High School volleyball team came up short against Bettendorf (Iowa) 23-25, 25-16, 15-13 in the championship match of the North Scott Tournament. The Blue Devils rolled through pool play and the semifinal match, setting up the title match...
    ELDRIDGE, Iowa -- The Quincy High School volleyball team came up short against Bettendorf (Iowa) 23-25, 25-16, 15-13 in the championship match of the North Scott Tournament. The Blue Devils rolled through pool play and the semifinal match, setting up the title match...
  • QU football team tries to find positives from loss in home opener

    QU football team tries to find positives from loss in home opener

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:51:53 GMT
    For the culture change inside the Quincy University football program to be complete, the reaction to Saturday's loss was needed. The Hawks walked away disappointed, not deflated. "There's a big difference in that," QU coach Tom Pajic said following the 31-14 loss to Northern Michigan in the home opener at Flinn Stadium...
    For the culture change inside the Quincy University football program to be complete, the reaction to Saturday's loss was needed. The Hawks walked away disappointed, not deflated. "There's a big difference in that," QU coach Tom Pajic said following the 31-14 loss to Northern Michigan in the home opener at Flinn Stadium...

  • College roundup: C-SC volleyball opens tourney with pair of victories

    College roundup: C-SC volleyball opens tourney with pair of victories

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:41:17 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team ran its winning streak to five games by opening the Illinois College Tournament with a pair of victories. The Wildcats beat Rockford College 25-14, 25-21, 25-6 and Anderson College 25-23, 25-15, 25-20 Friday in Jacksonville, Ill...
    The Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team ran its winning streak to five games by opening the Illinois College Tournament with a pair of victories. The Wildcats beat Rockford College 25-14, 25-21, 25-6 and Anderson College 25-23, 25-15, 25-20 Friday in Jacksonville, Ill...

  • Hawks' offense overwhelms Southern Indiana

    Hawks' offense overwhelms Southern Indiana

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:40 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:40:41 GMT
    The Quincy University men's soccer team knows that they can put up goals in a hurry. "We gameplan very aggressively," senior forward Jordan Roberts said. "We know that we are going to find a way to score goals." ...
    The Quincy University men's soccer team knows that they can put up goals in a hurry. "We gameplan very aggressively," senior forward Jordan Roberts said. "We know that we are going to find a way to score goals." ...
  • Prep roundup: QHS boys solid in opening round at Mattoon Invitational

    Prep roundup: QHS boys solid in opening round at Mattoon Invitational

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:38:09 GMT
    The Quincy High School boys golf team finds itself in the middle of a 19-team pack at the Mattoon Invitational following an opening-round score of 333.
    The Quincy High School boys golf team finds itself in the middle of a 19-team pack at the Mattoon Invitational following an opening-round score of 333.
  • FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: West Hancock falls in double overtime to Macomb

    FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: West Hancock falls in double overtime to Macomb

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:35:33 GMT
    West Hancock missed a two-point conversion in the second overtime, allowing Macomb to grab a 21-20 victory on an extra point on the following possession in Hamilton, Ill.
    West Hancock missed a two-point conversion in the second overtime, allowing Macomb to grab a 21-20 victory on an extra point on the following possession in Hamilton, Ill.
  • College football preview: Saint Mary at Culver-Stockton

    College football preview: Saint Mary at Culver-Stockton

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:35:26 GMT
    Making a little history: If the Wildcats put together back-to-back victories -- they opened the season with a 41-14 victory over MacMurray -- it will mark the first time since 2001 that they opened a season 2-0. C-SC went on to finish 6-5 in 2001...
    Making a little history: If the Wildcats put together back-to-back victories -- they opened the season with a 41-14 victory over MacMurray -- it will mark the first time since 2001 that they opened a season 2-0. C-SC went on to finish 6-5 in 2001...
  • College football preview: Northern Michigan at Quincy

    College football preview: Northern Michigan at Quincy

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:33:42 GMT
    Share the air: QU quarterback Nick Lonergan earned GLVC Offensive Player of the Week honors following a steady performance against Lindenwood-Belleville in which he completed 17 of 27 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns. What set his performance apart was how he got everyone involved...
    Share the air: QU quarterback Nick Lonergan earned GLVC Offensive Player of the Week honors following a steady performance against Lindenwood-Belleville in which he completed 17 of 27 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns. What set his performance apart was how he got everyone involved...
  • Blue Devils scratch out victory at home over Rocks

    Blue Devils scratch out victory at home over Rocks

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:31 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:31:29 GMT
    With a 14-13 lead with 2 minutes, 41 seconds to play and facing a third down and 10 on their own 30-yard line, Quincy running back Bryce Unmisig and the Blue Devils refused to panic. "We're at home," Unmisig said....
    With a 14-13 lead with 2 minutes, 41 seconds to play and facing a third down and 10 on their own 30-yard line, Quincy running back Bryce Unmisig and the Blue Devils refused to panic. "We're at home," Unmisig said....
  • Pirates' fourth-quarter flurry leads to remarkable come-from-behind victory

    Pirates' fourth-quarter flurry leads to remarkable come-from-behind victory

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:31 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:31:08 GMT
    MEXICO, Mo. — Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair didn't like the vibe he was getting from the Pirates at halftime Friday night. "Their body language was not good," St. Clair said.  Their energy level was worse. "We weren't playing with any energy," St. Clair said...
    MEXICO, Mo. — Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair didn't like the vibe he was getting from the Pirates at halftime Friday night. "Their body language was not good," St. Clair said.  Their energy level was worse. "We weren't playing with any energy," St. Clair said...

  • Bivens boots Central past Illini West with overtime field goal

    Bivens boots Central past Illini West with overtime field goal

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:24:38 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — Bobby Keltz's message to Brody Bivens was simple as the two jogged onto the field Friday night for a field goal attempt in overtime. "It's your turn to be the hero," Keltz said to the Central kicker.  Lining up on the left hash, Bivens drilled a 20-yard field goal...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. — Bobby Keltz's message to Brody Bivens was simple as the two jogged onto the field Friday night for a field goal attempt in overtime. "It's your turn to be the hero," Keltz said to the Central kicker.  Lining up on the left hash, Bivens drilled a 20-yard field goal...
  • Lady Hawks find balance in GLVC opener

    Lady Hawks find balance in GLVC opener

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:51:44 GMT
    Ashley Burton knows that it would have been easy for the Quincy University women's soccer team to collapse after opening the season Sept. 5 with a 4-0 loss to defending national champion Grand Valley State. The loss...
    Ashley Burton knows that it would have been easy for the Quincy University women's soccer team to collapse after opening the season Sept. 5 with a 4-0 loss to defending national champion Grand Valley State. The loss...
  • Raiders find their rhythm, christen new turf field with overwhelming victory

    Raiders find their rhythm, christen new turf field with overwhelming victory

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:47:52 GMT
    There was no rain, no lightning and no worries. That's exactly the way the Quincy Notre Dame football players wanted it. Playing their first game on the new artificial turf surface at Advance Physical Therapy Field, the Raiders found the rhythm Mother Nature previously had denied them.
    There was no rain, no lightning and no worries. That's exactly the way the Quincy Notre Dame football players wanted it. Playing their first game on the new artificial turf surface at Advance Physical Therapy Field, the Raiders found the rhythm Mother Nature previously had denied them.
  • Five-run first pushes Highland to Clarence Cannon Conference road victory

    Five-run first pushes Highland to Clarence Cannon Conference road victory

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:08:47 GMT
    With temperatures dipping into the 50s Thursday night, Highland softball pitcher Dana Flanagan admitted it was difficult to stay warm. "It was hard on my hands, especially my finger tips," Flanagan said. "It took a little longer to warm up tonight. It was the first time I'd had to worry about that this season." By the time Flanagan stepped in the pitching circle, her team had spotted her a five-run lead against Clark County.
    With temperatures dipping into the 50s Thursday night, Highland softball pitcher Dana Flanagan admitted it was difficult to stay warm. "It was hard on my hands, especially my finger tips," Flanagan said. "It took a little longer to warm up tonight. It was the first time I'd had to worry about that this season." By the time Flanagan stepped in the pitching circle, her team had spotted her a five-run lead against Clark County.
  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Painter comes through in eighth for Monroe City

    SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Painter comes through in eighth for Monroe City

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:55:49 GMT
    When Kelby Painter came to the plate with Thursday's game knotted at 5 in the eighth inning, Monroe City softball coach Melissa Chinn had an inkling what might happen. "She was due," Chinn said. "She's been hitting the ball well all season, (but) she hadn't hit the well in that game." Painter ripped leadoff a triple and scored on Caitlin Kendrick's sacrifice fly as the Lady Panthers beat South Shelby 6-5 in Shelbina. Mo.

    When Kelby Painter came to the plate with Thursday's game knotted at 5 in the eighth inning, Monroe City softball coach Melissa Chinn had an inkling what might happen. "She was due," Chinn said. "She's been hitting the ball well all season, (but) she hadn't hit the well in that game." Painter ripped leadoff a triple and scored on Caitlin Kendrick's sacrifice fly as the Lady Panthers beat South Shelby 6-5 in Shelbina. Mo.

  • AREA ROUNDUP: Stanford's 16 kills help Payson Seymour knock Southeastern from unbeaten ranks

    AREA ROUNDUP: Stanford's 16 kills help Payson Seymour knock Southeastern from unbeaten ranks

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:52:40 GMT
    Josie Stanford had 16 kills as Payson Seymour handing Southeastern its first loss Thursday night in a 25-15, 19-25, 25-16 victory. "We came out strong early on and had confidence," Payson coach Rita Speckhart said. "But the key was how we stood together after that second set."
    Josie Stanford had 16 kills as Payson Seymour handing Southeastern its first loss Thursday night in a 25-15, 19-25, 25-16 victory. "We came out strong early on and had confidence," Payson coach Rita Speckhart said. "But the key was how we stood together after that second set."

  • McVey resigns as Culver-Stockton College athletic director

    McVey resigns as Culver-Stockton College athletic director

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:39:25 GMT
    Greg McVey tendered his resignation as Culver-Stockton College's athletic director Thursday effective immediately, citing personal reasons and the desire to devote more time to his family as the primary reasons for the sudden departure.
    Greg McVey deflects any credit thrown his direction for the overhaul and subsequent success of the Culver-Stockton College athletic department since he became the school's athletic director in 2010. “I'm just a small part of it,” he said. “We have a great staff who is making our success possible.” McVey tendered his resignation Thursday effective immediately, citing personal reasons and the desire to devote more time to his family as the primary reasons for the sudden departure.
  • Nokes' header gives QHS victory over QND in nick of time

    Nokes' header gives QHS victory over QND in nick of time

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:57:42 GMT
    No one could be certain the Quincy High School boys soccer team had enough time to set up and execute a corner kick before the clock ran out in the second overtime Thursday night. The only thing the Blue Devils knew was time was ticking away...
    No one could be certain the Quincy High School boys soccer team had enough time to set up and execute a corner kick before the clock ran out in the second overtime Thursday night. The only thing the Blue Devils knew was time was ticking away...

  • Prep football preview: St. Louis Vashon at QND

    Prep football preview: St. Louis Vashon at QND

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:36:24 GMT
    VASHON AT QND When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Quincy Notre Dame Radio: ESPN 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM Records: Vashon -- 1-2 (1-1 St. Louis Public High League). QND -- 1-1 (0-0 West Central Conference). Coaches: Vashon --...
    VASHON AT QND When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Quincy Notre Dame Radio: ESPN 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM Records: Vashon -- 1-2 (1-1 St. Louis Public High League). QND -- 1-1 (0-0 West Central Conference). Coaches: Vashon --...
  • Prep football preview: Hannibal at Mexico

    Prep football preview: Hannibal at Mexico

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:34:39 GMT
    HANNIBAL AT MEXICO When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Mexico, Mo. Radio: KHMOradio.com, KDBL 96.9 FM Records: Hannibal -- 2-1 (1-0 North Central Missouri Conference). Mexico -- 2-1 (1-0 NCMC) Coaches: Hannibal -- Mark...
    HANNIBAL AT MEXICO When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Mexico, Mo. Radio: KHMOradio.com, KDBL 96.9 FM Records: Hannibal -- 2-1 (1-0 North Central Missouri Conference). Mexico -- 2-1 (1-0 NCMC) Coaches: Hannibal -- Mark...
  • State-ranked showdown: Central, Illini West renew acquaintances on gridiron

    State-ranked showdown: Central, Illini West renew acquaintances on gridiron

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:24:27 GMT
    Central football coach Brad Dixon has a poster hanging on the wall outside his classroom detailing the Panthers' recent success. It lists scoring averages, player awards and victory totals. It also denotes the...
    Central football coach Brad Dixon has a poster hanging on the wall outside his classroom detailing the Panthers' recent success. It lists scoring averages, player awards and victory totals. It also denotes the...
  • Prep football notebook: Clark County's first victory comes from flawless defensive plan

    Prep football notebook: Clark County's first victory comes from flawless defensive plan

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:32:34 GMT
    Clark County has half the roster size as Macon, but that didn't faze the Indians in getting the first victory of the season. All it took was a simple defensive game plan against the pass-oriented Tigers to get the...
    Clark County has half the roster size as Macon, but that didn't faze the Indians in getting the first victory of the season. All it took was a simple defensive game plan against the pass-oriented Tigers to get the...
  • AREA ROUNDUP: C-SC volleyball team pulls off another comeback from 2-0 deficit

    AREA ROUNDUP: C-SC volleyball team pulls off another comeback from 2-0 deficit

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:15:16 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College volleybal team lost its first two sets but rallied to defeat Peru State 24-26, 20-25, 25-22, 27-25, 15-8 in its Heart of America Athletic Conference opener in Peru, Neb.
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  • Quincy gets revenge on Moline in dominating fashion

    Quincy gets revenge on Moline in dominating fashion

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:45:13 GMT
    The Quincy High School volleyball team is eager to get back at their rivals in the Western Big Six Conference. Losing the league title on the last day of the regular season last year left a bitter taste. That eagerness and a little bit of anger...
    The Quincy High School volleyball team is eager to get back at their rivals in the Western Big Six Conference. Losing the league title on the last day of the regular season last year left a bitter taste. That...
  • QHS can't find finishing touch in WB6 victory over Rock Island

    QHS can't find finishing touch in WB6 victory over Rock Island

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:05:24 GMT
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Seven shots on goal and 13 corner kicks in a match shortened to 55 minutes because of weather lets Quincy High School boys' soccer coach Matt Longo know his players are creating opportunities...
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Seven shots on goal and 13 corner kicks in a match shortened to 55 minutes because of weather lets Quincy High School boys' soccer coach Matt Longo know his players are creating opportunities...
  • Eaton's 30-foot birdie gives QND lead, sweeps QHS

    Eaton's 30-foot birdie gives QND lead, sweeps QHS

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:30:19 GMT
    Drew Eaton lined up the putt perfectly. The Quincy Notre Dame senior drained a 30-foot putt from behind the pin on No. 14, giving he and playing partner Reis Dreyer a 1-hole lead over Quincy High School's Kolbe...
    Drew Eaton lined up the putt perfectly. The Quincy Notre Dame senior drained a 30-foot putt from behind the pin on No. 14, giving he and playing partner Reis Dreyer a 1-hole lead over Quincy High School's Kolbe...
  • ROUNDUP: Reis scores twice, adds two assists for QND

    ROUNDUP: Reis scores twice, adds two assists for QND

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:19:59 GMT
    At the beginning of the season for Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team, an illness slowed down Aubrey Reis.
    At the beginning of the season for Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team, an illness slowed down Aubrey Reis.
  • Parental guidance: Illini West's Bryan develops into composed leader with push from her mother

    Parental guidance: Illini West's Bryan develops into composed leader with push from her mother

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:18:53 GMT
    Jenna Bryan figured she didn't have a choice when it came to playing volleyball. The Illini West junior outside hitter's mother, Stephanie, played volleyball at Western Illinois University and taught her daughter all she could about the sport. In fact, she still gives plenty of advice.
    Jenna Bryan figured she didn't have a choice when it came to playing volleyball. The Illini West junior outside hitter's mother, Stephanie, played volleyball at Western Illinois University and taught her daughter all she could about the sport. In fact, she still gives plenty of advice.

  • Track championships at Quincy Raceways going down to the wire

    Track championships at Quincy Raceways going down to the wire

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-09-08 14:47:59 GMT
    Sometime this week, the marketing department at Quincy Raceways might want to pull out its famous promotional slogan from years past. "Quincy Raceways -- they'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need the...
    Sometime this week, the marketing department at Quincy Raceways might want to pull out its famous promotional slogan from years past. "Quincy Raceways -- they'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need the...
  • Strong second-half effort ensures Hawks start season with two-game sweep on road

    Strong second-half effort ensures Hawks start season with two-game sweep on road

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:57:36 GMT
    Quincy University men's soccer coach Mike Carpenter is confident Davis & Elkins is going to win quite a few games in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
    Quincy University men's soccer coach Mike Carpenter is confident Davis & Elkins is going to win quite a few games in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
  • Lady Hawks survive trip, come away with split following one-goal victory

    Lady Hawks survive trip, come away with split following one-goal victory

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:56:24 GMT
    Had the Quincy University women's soccer team lost Sunday's matchup with Ferris State, Lady Hawks coach Dave Musso might not have been able to handle the torturous trip home.
    Had the Quincy University women's soccer team lost Sunday's matchup with Ferris State, Lady Hawks coach Dave Musso might not have been able to handle the torturous trip home.
  • Seizing the moment: Davis' sack turns tide in Wildcats' favor in season-opening victory

    Seizing the moment: Davis' sack turns tide in Wildcats' favor in season-opening victory

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:16:03 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. — Football is a game of momentum. With MacMurray driving late in the first half Saturday afternoon and looking to erase a five-point deficit, Culver-Stockton College defensive end Mike Davis was determined...
    CANTON, Mo. — Football is a game of momentum. With MacMurray driving late in the first half Saturday afternoon and looking to erase a five-point deficit, Culver-Stockton College defensive end Mike Davis was determined...
  • Southeastern outlasts Unity for Lady Suns Classic title

    Southeastern outlasts Unity for Lady Suns Classic title

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:13:05 GMT
    AUGUSTA, Ill. — Kolby McClelland admitted feeling apprehensive after the Southeastern volleyball team dropped the second set against Unity in the Lady Suns Classic championship match. It was the first set the Lady Suns...
    AUGUSTA, Ill. — Kolby McClelland admitted feeling apprehensive after the Southeastern volleyball team dropped the second set against Unity in the Lady Suns Classic championship match. It was the first set the Lady Suns...
  • Prep softball roundup: Lady Birds single their way to Knox County Tournament title

    Prep softball roundup: Lady Birds single their way to Knox County Tournament title

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:11:34 GMT
    A couple of rarities happened en route to the South Shelby softball team's perfect day and championship in the Knox County Tournament. South Shelby didn't have an extra-base hit the entire day. Despite pitching all three games, all seven of Alex Fenton's strikeouts were in the first game...
    A couple of rarities happened en route to the South Shelby softball team's perfect day and championship in the Knox County Tournament. South Shelby didn't have an extra-base hit the entire day. Despite pitching all three games, all seven of Alex Fenton's strikeouts were in the first game...

  • Prep roundup: Gutsy effort carries Hannibal soccer to title match of own tourney

    Prep roundup: Gutsy effort carries Hannibal soccer to title match of own tourney

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:09:51 GMT
    One of the best small-school soccer team's in Missouri walked away Saturday with the championship of the Hannibal Tournament. The Pirates, however, walked away brimming with confidence. Hannibal played its way to the championship by surviving a penalty-kick shootout in the semifinals...
    One of the best small-school soccer team's in Missouri walked away Saturday with the championship of the Hannibal Tournament. The Pirates, however, walked away brimming with confidence. Hannibal played its way to the championship by surviving a penalty-kick shootout in the semifinals...
  • Blue Devils gain confidence with run to title match of QHS Early Bird Tournament

    Blue Devils gain confidence with run to title match of QHS Early Bird Tournament

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:08:05 GMT
    Anna Stock and the Quincy High School volleyball team cruised through pool play and the semifinal match of the QHS Early Bird Tournament. That gave Stock and the Blue Devils a sense of confidence heading into the championship match against Belleville West...
    Anna Stock and the Quincy High School volleyball team cruised through pool play and the semifinal match of the QHS Early Bird Tournament. That gave Stock and the Blue Devils a sense of confidence heading into the championship match against Belleville West...

  • Prep football roundup: Wolves use quick-strike touchdowns to earn road victory

    Prep football roundup: Wolves use quick-strike touchdowns to earn road victory

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:02:49 GMT
    The Pleasant Hill football team defense's didn't get much time to catch its breath in the second half Saturday. The offense was too opportunistic. After Winfield cut the lead in half with a 13-play, 60-yard drive that lasted more than eight minutes, the Wolves answered with two quick touchdown drives...
    The Pleasant Hill football team defense's didn't get much time to catch its breath in the second half Saturday. The offense was too opportunistic. After Winfield cut the lead in half with a 13-play, 60-yard drive that lasted more than eight minutes, the Wolves answered with two quick touchdown drives...
  • Spread the wealth: Chargers use mutliple backs to run to victory in home opener

    Spread the wealth: Chargers use mutliple backs to run to victory in home opener

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-09-07 04:59:43 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The Illini West football team proved Saturday it doesn't have a one-man rushing attack. Dry conditions helped the Chargers get everyone involved. A week after fullback Austin Curfman rushed for 150 yards and five touchdowns against Rockford Christian, eighth-ranked Illini West...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The Illini West football team proved Saturday it doesn't have a one-man rushing attack. Dry conditions helped the Chargers get everyone involved. A week after fullback Austin Curfman rushed for 150 yards and five touchdowns against Rockford Christian, eighth-ranked Illini West...
  • Prep football roundup: Clark County's rushing attack leads to upset of Macon

    Prep football roundup: Clark County's rushing attack leads to upset of Macon

    Saturday, September 6 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-09-06 06:09:02 GMT
    Allowing a safety in the first quarter didn't phase the Clark County football team, which responded to beat Macon 18-15 in a Clarence Cannon Conference game in Macon, Mo. The Indians benefited from the return of senior running back Jake Trump. Trump scored a 14-yard touchdown to put Clark County (1-2, 1-2 CCC) ahead 6-2 in the first.

    Allowing a safety in the first quarter didn't phase the Clark County football team, which responded to beat Macon 18-15 in a Clarence Cannon Conference game in Macon, Mo. The Indians benefited from the return of senior running back Jake Trump. Trump scored a 14-yard touchdown to put Clark County (1-2, 1-2 CCC) ahead 6-2 in the first.

  • QND goes back to basics to grind out victory over Alton Marquette

    QND goes back to basics to grind out victory over Alton Marquette

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:54:38 GMT
    ALTON, Ill. -- Bill Connell didn't want to come home having failed to complete another game. So despite lightning, rain and tornado warnings that forced Alton Public Schools Stadium to be evacuated Friday night, the Quincy Notre Dame football team got to play four quarters and earn its first victory of the season.

    ALTON, Ill. -- Bill Connell didn't want to come home having failed to complete another game. So despite lightning, rain and tornado warnings that forced Alton Public Schools Stadium to be evacuated Friday night, the Quincy Notre Dame football team got to play four quarters and earn its first victory of the season.

  • College game preview: MacMurray at Culver-Stockton

    College game preview: MacMurray at Culver-Stockton

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:36:06 GMT
     MACMURRAY AT C-SC When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: NX Level Field at Ellison Poulton Stadium, Canton, Mo. Radio: KCSW 97.1 FM 2013 records: MacMurray -- 0-10 (0-9 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference). C-SC -- 2-9 (2-7...

    MACMURRAY AT C-SC When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: NX Level Field at Ellison Poulton Stadium, Canton, Mo. Radio: KCSW 97.1 FM 2013 records: MacMurray -- 0-10 (0-9 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference). C-SC -- 2-9 (2-7...
  • West Hancock grounds out victory over Scotland County

    West Hancock grounds out victory over Scotland County

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:33:47 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ill. -- Travis Cook understands that football is a game of endurance. The West Hancock football coach also knows how conditioned his team is. "We feel like we're in pretty good shape," Cook said. "We know...
    HAMILTON, Ill. -- Travis Cook understands that football is a game of endurance. The West Hancock football coach also knows how conditioned his team is. "We feel like we're in pretty good shape," Cook said. "We know...
  • College game preview: Western Illinois at Wisconsin

    College game preview: Western Illinois at Wisconsin

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:31:41 GMT
     WESTERN ILLINOIS AT WISCONSIN When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis. Radio: WPWQ 106.7 FM and WRMSFM.com TV: Big Ten Network Records: WIU -- 1-0 (0-0 Missouri Valley Football...

    WESTERN ILLINOIS AT WISCONSIN When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis. Radio: WPWQ 106.7 FM and WRMSFM.com TV: Big Ten Network Records: WIU -- 1-0 (0-0 Missouri Valley Football...
  • Hannibal dominates Boonville in lightning-shortened conference opener

    Hannibal dominates Boonville in lightning-shortened conference opener

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:19:47 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A blowout victory was what the Hannibal football team needed after a blowout loss. The Pirates got that in their North Central Missouri Conference opener, thumping Boonville 49-0 in a lightning-shortened...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A blowout victory was what the Hannibal football team needed after a blowout loss. The Pirates got that in their North Central Missouri Conference opener, thumping Boonville 49-0 in a lightning-shortened...
  • QHS gets ahead of storm, beats Belleville East in game called because of weather

    QHS gets ahead of storm, beats Belleville East in game called because of weather

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:17:38 GMT
    With thunderstorms in the forecast, Chris Clay and the Quincy High School boys soccer team knew it might not be able to play a completel game against Belleville East. So the Blue Devils had to make sure they jumped...
    With thunderstorms in the forecast, Chris Clay and the Quincy High School boys soccer team knew it might not be able to play a completel game against Belleville East. So the Blue Devils had to make sure they jumped...
  • Hawks soften Oilers' defense with high-powered offense in season-opening victory

    Hawks soften Oilers' defense with high-powered offense in season-opening victory

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:12:44 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio -- The Quincy University men's soccer team expected to see the University of Findlay pack it in defensively Friday night. "They were pretty compact, pretty defensive," QU coach Mike Carpenter said. Yet, the Oilers weren't able to contain the Hawks' firepower.

    FINDLAY, Ohio -- The Quincy University men's soccer team expected to see the University of Findlay pack it in defensively Friday night. "They were pretty compact, pretty defensive," QU coach Mike Carpenter said. Yet, the Oilers weren't able to contain the Hawks' firepower.

  • Area Roundup: Roland scores twice, pushes Hannibal into semis

    Area Roundup: Roland scores twice, pushes Hannibal into semis

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:04:43 GMT
    Trenton Roland scored two goals, both on assists from Jack Baumann, to help the Hannibal boys soccer team move into Saturday's semifinals with a 4-1 victory over Saxony Lutheran Friday at Veterans Field. Due to the weather, each half was shortened to 30 minutes.

    Trenton Roland scored two goals, both on assists from Jack Baumann, to help the Hannibal boys soccer team move into Saturday's semifinals with a 4-1 victory over Saxony Lutheran Friday at Veterans Field. Due to the weather, each half was shortened to 30 minutes.

  • From start to finish, Irish run roughshod over Blue Devils

    From start to finish, Irish run roughshod over Blue Devils

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:03:01 GMT
    PEORIA, Ill. -- Scoring on the opening drive wasn't good enough for the Peoria Notre Dame football team. The Irish scored on their first play from scrimmage this time. And they didn't stop Friday night.

    PEORIA, Ill. -- Scoring on the opening drive wasn't good enough for the Peoria Notre Dame football team. The Irish scored on their first play from scrimmage this time. And they didn't stop Friday night.

  • Lady Hawks struggle in season opener against No. 1-ranked Lakers

    Lady Hawks struggle in season opener against No. 1-ranked Lakers

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:00:32 GMT
    ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Megan Swanson found herself in a shooting gallery in her collegiate debut. Quincy University women's soccer coach Dave Musso doesn't think his freshman goalkeeper will see anything like that ever again.
    ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Megan Swanson found herself in a shooting gallery in her collegiate debut. Quincy University women's soccer coach Dave Musso doesn't think his freshman goalkeeper will see anything like that ever again.

  • College Roundup: Seats' second goal comes at perfect time for Lady Wildcats

    College Roundup: Seats' second goal comes at perfect time for Lady Wildcats

    Saturday, September 6 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-09-06 04:56:54 GMT
    Alyx Seats' goal with 3 minutes, 44 seconds left in the second overtime helped the Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team escape with a 3-2 victory over William Woods Friday at Ayers Field in Canton, Mo. Seats collected a loose ball in front of the net and flicked it on goal. The ball bounced as William Woods keeper Brittany Griffin hesitated and bounced into the net.

    Alyx Seats' goal with 3 minutes, 44 seconds left in the second overtime helped the Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team escape with a 3-2 victory over William Woods Friday at Ayers Field in Canton, Mo. Seats collected a loose ball in front of the net and flicked it on goal. The ball bounced as William Woods keeper Brittany Griffin hesitated and bounced into the net.

  • Highland softball team rebounds from loss, rallies to knock off Brookfield

    Highland softball team rebounds from loss, rallies to knock off Brookfield

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:38:19 GMT
    Wednesday's Clarence Cannon Conference loss to Centralia wasn't just a setback for the Highland softball team. Taylor Hamilton knew it would be a wakeup call. "Getting beat by Centralia made us realize that we needed to find a way to focus better," Hamilton said. The Lady Cougars regained that focus in a hurry, overcoming a 3-2 deficit Thursday night to beat Brookfield 5-3 in another Clarence Cannon Conference showdown.
    Wednesday's Clarence Cannon Conference loss to Centralia wasn't just a setback for the Highland softball team. Taylor Hamilton knew it would be a wakeup call. "Getting beat by Centralia made us realize that we needed to find a way to focus better," Hamilton said. The Lady Cougars regained that focus in a hurry, overcoming a 3-2 deficit Thursday night to beat Brookfield 5-3 in another Clarence Cannon Conference showdown.
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Missed opportunities lead to road loss for QND soccer team

    AREA ROUNDUP: Missed opportunities lead to road loss for QND soccer team

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:29:30 GMT
    The QND boys soccer team misfired on two wide-open looks during the first 10 minutes of Thursday's 2-0 loss in Jefferson City, Mo. "We had really good chances early but we couldn't finish," QND coach Greg Reis said. "If we had made one or two of those, it would've been 1-0 or 2-0 and it might've been a different game. (Jefferson City) controlled the tempo throughout, but we made them work for it."
    The QND boys soccer team misfired on two wide-open looks during the first 10 minutes of Thursday's 2-0 loss in Jefferson City, Mo. "We had really good chances early but we couldn't finish," QND coach Greg Reis said. "If we had made one or two of those, it would've been 1-0 or 2-0 and it might've been a different game. (Jefferson City) controlled the tempo throughout, but we made them work for it."

  • Freshman's clutch hit helps Monroe City softball team stun Palmyra

    Freshman's clutch hit helps Monroe City softball team stun Palmyra

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:23:59 GMT
    No one is sure when was the last time the Monroe City softball team beat Palmyra. "We were talking about that after the game tonight," Monroe City coach Melissa Chinn said. "We couldn't come up with anything definite. It's definitely been a long time, close to 15 years."  Freshman Haylee St. Claire helped end the drought Thursday night. Her two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning tied the game, and she later scored the winning run in an 8-7 victory.
    No one is sure when was the last time the Monroe City softball team beat Palmyra. "We were talking about that after the game tonight," Monroe City coach Melissa Chinn said. "We couldn't come up with anything definite. It's definitely been a long time, close to 15 years."  Freshman Haylee St. Claire helped end the drought Thursday night. Her two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning tied the game, and she later scored the winning run in an 8-7 victory.
  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Hannibal lets close one slip away at Mexico

    SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Hannibal lets close one slip away at Mexico

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:18:33 GMT
    The Hannibal softball team trailed only 6-5 after five innings, but Mexico tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning and went on to win 8-5 in a North Central Missouri Conference game Thursday night at Veterans Field.
    The Hannibal softball team trailed only 6-5 after five innings, but Mexico tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning and went on to win 8-5 in a North Central Missouri Conference game Thursday night at Veterans Field.

  • Schuckman: Trip to Florida at end of season is designed to give QND football team an opportunity, not vacation

    Schuckman: Trip to Florida at end of season is designed to give QND football team an opportunity, not vacation

    Friday, September 5 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-09-05 13:27:25 GMT
    Bill Connell expects people to question his decision to schedule a game that requires the QND football team to make a 20-hour bus trip to Florida. He hopes they take the time to understand why he's doing this. "I believe I owed it to these young men ... and to the families that send their kids here to do everything in our power to find a ninth football game," Connell said. "We wanted to make sure we had the same percentage of chance as every team in the (IHSA) to make the playoffs."
    Bill Connell expects people to question his decision to schedule a game that requires the QND football team to make a 20-hour bus trip to Florida. He hopes they take the time to understand why he's doing this. "I believe I owed it to these young men ... and to the families that send their kids here to do everything in our power to find a ninth football game," Connell said. "We wanted to make sure we had the same percentage of chance as every team in the (IHSA) to make the playoffs."
  • 2014 College previews: QU women's soccer team to show it belongs on field with the best

    2014 College previews: QU women's soccer team to show it belongs on field with the best

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:25:16 GMT
    The advantage to playing the No. 1-ranked team in the nation in the season opener is the Quincy University women's soccer team's strength of schedule gets a boost.
    The advantage to playing the No. 1-ranked team in the nation in the season opener is the Quincy University women's soccer team's strength of schedule gets a boost.
  • Prep Football Notebook: Windsor ready to go for South Shelby after injury scare

    Prep Football Notebook: Windsor ready to go for South Shelby after injury scare

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:12:56 GMT
    The South Shelby football team received a scare when running back Trace Windsor left with a neck injury. Fortunately, it was only a pinched nerve and Windsor was back in practice this week. South Shelby coach Rob Wilt...
    The South Shelby football team received a scare when running back Trace Windsor left with a neck injury. Fortunately, it was only a pinched nerve and Windsor was back in practice this week. South Shelby coach Rob Wilt...
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Blue Devils' Rodemich shoots 1-over 36 to earn medalist honors

    AREA ROUNDUP: Blue Devils' Rodemich shoots 1-over 36 to earn medalist honors

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:11:09 GMT
    Kolbe Rodemich earned medalist honors with a 1-over 36 at the Macomb triangular at the Macomb Country Club, helping Quincy High School finish in second place with a 165.
    Kolbe Rodemich earned medalist honors with a 1-over 36 at the Macomb triangular at the Macomb Country Club, helping Quincy High School finish in second place with a 165.
  • Prep football preview: QND at Alton Marquette

    Prep football preview: QND at Alton Marquette

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:09:34 GMT
    QND AT ALTON MARQUETTE When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Alton Stadium, Alton, Ill. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM Records: QND -- 0-1 (0-0 West Central Conference). Marquette -- 0-1 (0-0 Prairie State Conference). ...
    QND AT ALTON MARQUETTE When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Alton Stadium, Alton, Ill. Radio: ESPN 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM Records: QND -- 0-1 (0-0 West Central Conference). Marquette -- 0-1 (0-0 Prairie State Conference). ...
  • Prep football preview: QHS at Peoria Notre Dame

    Prep football preview: QHS at Peoria Notre Dame

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:07:34 GMT
    QHS AT PEORIA NOTRE DAME When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Richwoods Stadium, Peoria, Ill. Radio: WQCY 103.9 FM Records: QHS -- 1-0 (1-0 Western Big Six). PND -- 1-0. Coaches: QHS -- Rick Little (37-31 at Quincy,...
    QHS AT PEORIA NOTRE DAME When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Richwoods Stadium, Peoria, Ill. Radio: WQCY 103.9 FM Records: QHS -- 1-0 (1-0 Western Big Six). PND -- 1-0. Coaches: QHS -- Rick Little (37-31 at Quincy,...
  • Prep football preview: Hannibal at Boonville

    Prep football preview: Hannibal at Boonville

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:06:18 GMT
    BOONVILLE AT HANNIBAL When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Porter Stadium, Hannibal, Mo. Radio: KHMOradio.com, KDBL 96.9 FM Records: Boonville -- 0-2 (0-0 North Central Missouri Conference). Hannibal -- 1-1 (0-0 NCMC). ...
    BOONVILLE AT HANNIBAL When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Porter Stadium, Hannibal, Mo. Radio: KHMOradio.com, KDBL 96.9 FM Records: Boonville -- 0-2 (0-0 North Central Missouri Conference). Hannibal -- 1-1 (0-0 NCMC). ...
  • Coley's youth, social skills helps make up for hurried coaching start

    Coley's youth, social skills helps make up for hurried coaching start

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:39:27 GMT
    AUGUSTA, Ill. -- Peter Coley didn't get much time to prepare taking over the Liberty girls volleyball program. Coley was named Liberty's coach on Aug. 12, one day before the Lady Eagles first practice of the...
    AUGUSTA, Ill. -- Peter Coley didn't get much time to prepare taking over the Liberty girls volleyball program. Coley was named Liberty's coach on Aug. 12, one day before the Lady Eagles first practice of the...
  • COLLEGE GAME PREVIEW: Quincy University at Lindenwood-Belleville

    COLLEGE GAME PREVIEW: Quincy University at Lindenwood-Belleville

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-03 15:03:38 GMT
    QU AT LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Lindenwood Stadium, Bellville, Ill. 2013 records: QU -- 2-9 (1-6 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Lindenwood-Belleville -- 4-7. Coaches: QU -- Tom Pajic...
    QU AT LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Lindenwood Stadium, Bellville, Ill. 2013 records: QU -- 2-9 (1-6 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Lindenwood-Belleville -- 4-7. Coaches: QU -- Tom Pajic...
  • 2014 COLLEGE PREVIEW: QU men's soccer team expecting great things

    2014 COLLEGE PREVIEW: QU men's soccer team expecting great things

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-09-03 15:02:18 GMT
    Some people might consider the high expectations being placed on the Quincy University men's soccer team as added pressure.
    Some people might consider the high expectations being placed on the Quincy University men's soccer team as added pressure.
  • SCHUCKMAN: Hawks with chance to give fans reason to believe they can win

    SCHUCKMAN: Hawks with chance to give fans reason to believe they can win

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:45:03 GMT
    The cosmetic changes to the Quincy University football program will catch people's attention. Winning games is the way to keep them interested. The Hawks will debut their new uniforms and a new roster Thursday...
    The cosmetic changes to the Quincy University football program will catch people's attention. Winning games is the way to keep them interested. The Hawks will debut their new uniforms and a new roster Thursday...
  • VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Southeastern cruises to first victory in Lady Suns Classic

    VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Southeastern cruises to first victory in Lady Suns Classic

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:39:05 GMT
    The Southeastern volleyball team made quick work in its Lady Suns Classic opener, defeating South Fulton 25-3, 25-15 Wednesday night.
    The Southeastern volleyball team made quick work in its Lady Suns Classic opener, defeating South Fulton 25-3, 25-15 Wednesday night.
  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Kendrick's two-run double sparks South Shelby

    SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Kendrick's two-run double sparks South Shelby

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:36:45 GMT
    Kenzie Kendrick hit a go-ahead two run double in the top of the seventh inning as South Shelby earned a victory Tuesday in Memphis, Mo.
    Kenzie Kendrick hit a go-ahead two run double in the top of the seventh inning as South Shelby earned a victory Tuesday in Memphis, Mo.
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Eaton's 2-under 34 leads Raiders to quadrangular victory

    AREA ROUNDUP: Eaton's 2-under 34 leads Raiders to quadrangular victory

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:35:00 GMT
    Drew Eaton earned medalist honors for tQuincy Notre Dame with a 2-under 34 in a nine-hole golf match with Pittsfield, Central and Illini West at Westview Golf Course.
    Drew Eaton earned medalist honors for tQuincy Notre Dame with a 2-under 34 in a nine-hole golf match with Pittsfield, Central and Illini West at Westview Golf Course.
  • Cornell waits for opportunity after Raiders pass on signing him to practice squad

    Cornell waits for opportunity after Raiders pass on signing him to practice squad

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:30:21 GMT
    Jack Cornell's dream of playing in the NFL is on hold once again. That doesn't mean he's lost faith. After being cut Saturday by the Oakland Raiders, the Quincy native cleared waivers Sunday and then learned Monday he would not be signed to the team's practice squad. Now, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman...
    Jack Cornell's dream of playing in the NFL is on hold once again. That doesn't mean he's lost faith. After being cut Saturday by the Oakland Raiders, the Quincy native cleared waivers Sunday and then learned Monday he would not be signed to the team's practice squad. Now, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman...
  • Knox County softball team finishes second in Monroe City Tournament

    Knox County softball team finishes second in Monroe City Tournament

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:43:16 GMT
    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The end result wasn't exactly what she wanted, but Knox County softball coach Becky Barnhill liked what she saw during her team's play Saturday in the Monroe City Tournament. The Lady Eagles took second after a 6-2 loss to Brookfield in the championship game.

    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The end result wasn't exactly what she wanted, but Knox County softball coach Becky Barnhill liked what she saw during her team's play Saturday in the Monroe City Tournament. The Lady Eagles took second after a 6-2 loss to Brookfield in the championship game.
  • Youth will be served: QU football team to lean on veteran leadership because of inexperienced roster

    Youth will be served: QU football team to lean on veteran leadership because of inexperienced roster

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:15:19 GMT
    The rigors of the preseason haven't been too rough on Quincy University senior linebacker Ike Onike. "I'm not as tired as I was as a freshman," he said. Nor does he feel as out of place.

    The rigors of the preseason haven't been too rough on Quincy University senior linebacker Ike Onike. "I'm not as tired as I was as a freshman," he said. Nor does he feel as out of place.

  • Pittsfield opens second Simonson era with road victory

    Pittsfield opens second Simonson era with road victory

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:12:44 GMT
    VARNA, Ill. -- Curt Simonson's return as the head coach of the Pittsfield football program didn't play out like a Hollywood-esque script. The ending wasn't quite picture perfect either.

    VARNA, Ill. -- Curt Simonson's return as the head coach of the Pittsfield football program didn't play out like a Hollywood-esque script. The ending wasn't quite picture perfect either.

  • Ex-Hannibal wrestling star hopes to carry over home success in MMA bout

    Ex-Hannibal wrestling star hopes to carry over home success in MMA bout

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:10:13 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal native Tyler Perry has a streak he would like to extend. "All through high school, I never lost at home," said Perry, the former state champion Hannibal wrestler said. While he won't be...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal native Tyler Perry has a streak he would like to extend. "All through high school, I never lost at home," said Perry, the former state champion Hannibal wrestler said. While he won't be...
  • QND preserves one-goal lead, takes third in own tourney

    QND preserves one-goal lead, takes third in own tourney

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:07:41 GMT
    With a one-goal lead in the 72nd minute of the third-place game of the Quincy Recycle/Quincy Notre Dame Labor Day Tournament, QND goalkeeper Lucas Cline knew he would have to take one for the team. Maine South's Dan...
    With a one-goal lead in the 72nd minute of the third-place game of the Quincy Recycle/Quincy Notre Dame Labor Day Tournament, QND goalkeeper Lucas Cline knew he would have to take one for the team. Maine South's Dan...
  • Uncharacteristic errors cost QHS two matches

    Uncharacteristic errors cost QHS two matches

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:05:34 GMT
    Maliah Blakemore knew the unforced errors were piling for the Quincy High School volleyball team. She was surprised when coach Barb Crist told the team they had 81 errors combined in two matches. The result was two...
    Maliah Blakemore knew the unforced errors were piling for the Quincy High School volleyball team. She was surprised when coach Barb Crist told the team they had 81 errors combined in two matches. The result was two...
  • Hannibal runs into Helias buzzsaw

    Hannibal runs into Helias buzzsaw

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:03:09 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair can't think of a better way to start the season than playing two powerhouses. Even if it means starting with a 1-1 record, including Saturday night's 52-14 loss to Jefferson City Helias at Adkins Stadium.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair can't think of a better way to start the season than playing two powerhouses. Even if it means starting with a 1-1 record, including Saturday night's 52-14 loss to Jefferson City Helias at Adkins Stadium.

  • COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Two second-half goals lifts Culver-Stockton to comeback victory

    COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Two second-half goals lifts Culver-Stockton to comeback victory

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:59:28 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team scored twice in five minutes to beat Monmouth 2-1 at Ayers Field in Canton, Mo. Trailing by a goal at the half, Brittney McMahon scored on a cross delivered by Kira McGrotty in the 49th minute. It was McMahon's third goal in two games for the Wildcats.

    The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team scored twice in five minutes to beat Monmouth 2-1 at Ayers Field in Canton, Mo. Trailing by a goal at the half, Brittney McMahon scored on a cross delivered by Kira McGrotty in the 49th minute. It was McMahon's third goal in two games for the Wildcats.


  • Perfect weekend: Blue Devils go undefeated, unscored upon in Midwest Classic

    Perfect weekend: Blue Devils go undefeated, unscored upon in Midwest Classic

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:57:08 GMT
    Undefeated. Unscored upon. Undeniable. That's how the Quincy High School boys soccer players view their weekend. The Blue Devils ran the table in the eighth annual Midwest Classic, beating Jefferson City (Mo.) Helias 3-0 and Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge 1-0 Saturday at Flinn Stadium to finish 3-0,

    Undefeated. Unscored upon. Undeniable. That's how the Quincy High School boys soccer players view their weekend. The Blue Devils ran the table in the eighth annual Midwest Classic, beating Jefferson City (Mo.) Helias 3-0 and Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge 1-0 Saturday at Flinn Stadium to finish 3-0,

  • Area Roundup: Payson Seymour takes sixth in Macomb Tournament

    Area Roundup: Payson Seymour takes sixth in Macomb Tournament

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:48:13 GMT
    The Payson Seymour volleyball team played itself into the fourth-place bracket Saturday at the Macomb Tournament. Once there, the Lady Indians simply ran into teams with more firepower. Metamora beat Payson 25-11, 25-22, leaving the Lady Indians in sixth place after going 2-3 overall. Payson went 2-1 and finished second in its pool.

    The Payson Seymour volleyball team played itself into the fourth-place bracket Saturday at the Macomb Tournament. Once there, the Lady Indians simply ran into teams with more firepower. Metamora beat Payson 25-11, 25-22, leaving the Lady Indians in sixth place after going 2-3 overall. Payson went 2-1 and finished second in its pool.

  • Blue Devils weather the storm, win soccer opener

    Blue Devils weather the storm, win soccer opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:27 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:27:04 GMT
    At first, Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo hesitated to bring Bradyn Nokes up as an attacker. Next time he might not hesitate at all. Less than two minutes into the second half Friday afternoon, Nokes won a corner kick from Blake Wingerter in the air and headed a shot into the right side of the net, giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 victory over Glenbrook North at Flinn Stadium.

    At first, Quincy High School boys soccer coach Matt Longo hesitated to bring Bradyn Nokes up as an attacker. Next time he might not hesitate at all. Less than two minutes into the second half Friday afternoon, Nokes won a corner kick from Blake Wingerter in the air and headed a shot into the right side of the net, giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 victory over Glenbrook North at Flinn Stadium.

  • Threlkeld picks up slack with five touchdowns as South Shelby routs Louisiana

    Threlkeld picks up slack with five touchdowns as South Shelby routs Louisiana

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:24:39 GMT
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- "Next man up." That's what South Shelby High School football coach Rob Wilt told his team Friday after starting running back Trace Windsor left the game with a neck injury right before halftime. ...
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- "Next man up." That's what South Shelby High School football coach Rob Wilt told his team Friday after starting running back Trace Windsor left the game with a neck injury right before halftime. ...
  • College Roundup: C-SC men's soccer team opens with victory

    College Roundup: C-SC men's soccer team opens with victory

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:13:27 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team jumped to an early lead and never relinquished control en route to a 4-1 season-opening victory over Westminster Friday. Kevin Urbeck started the scoring for the Wildcats, scoring on a cross from Dominic Caruso just over a minute into the game.


    The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team jumped to an early lead and never relinquished control en route to a 4-1 season-opening victory over Westminster Friday. Kevin Urbeck started the scoring for the Wildcats, scoring on a cross from Dominic Caruso just over a minute into the game.
  • Area Roundup: Eaton leads QND golfers

    Area Roundup: Eaton leads QND golfers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:10:23 GMT
    Drew Eaton earned medalist honors with a 3-under par 32 to help the Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team to the team title at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. The Raiders had a team score of 147, 11 strokes ahead of second-place Monmouth. Macomb took third (161), followed by Bloomington (162) and Central Catholic (163).

    Drew Eaton earned medalist honors with a 3-under par 32 to help the Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team to the team title at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. The Raiders had a team score of 147, 11 strokes ahead of second-place Monmouth. Macomb took third (161), followed by Bloomington (162) and Central Catholic (163).

  • Bivens sparks Central's offense in Keltz's absence

    Bivens sparks Central's offense in Keltz's absence

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:08 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:08:45 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central running back Brody Bivens knew it was his time to shine. With senior Bobby Keltz out, the sophomore had the task of filling the void against North Greene. He was more than confident he could. ...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Central running back Brody Bivens knew it was his time to shine. With senior Bobby Keltz out, the sophomore had the task of filling the void against North Greene. He was more than confident he could. ...
  • Rockford Lutheran knocks off QND in game shortened by weather

    Rockford Lutheran knocks off QND in game shortened by weather

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:06:37 GMT
    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- It took most of the first half for James Robinson and the Rockford Lutheran offense to get rolling during Friday's season opener against Quincy Notre Dame. And thanks to a cluster of thunderstorms, the Raiders never got a chance to answer back.

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- It took most of the first half for James Robinson and the Rockford Lutheran offense to get rolling during Friday's season opener against Quincy Notre Dame. And thanks to a cluster of thunderstorms, the Raiders never got a chance to answer back.

  • Missouri Football Roundup: Kline scores in OT, lifts Palmyra to victory

    Missouri Football Roundup: Kline scores in OT, lifts Palmyra to victory

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:03:33 GMT
    Palmyra's Skyler Kline ran for a 9-yard touchdown in overtime as the Panthers escaped with a 22-14 victory over Bowling Green Friday night. Bowling Green quarterback Jake Niemeyer tied the score at 14 with a 1-yard run with a minute to go in regulation, sending the game to the extra period.

    Palmyra's Skyler Kline ran for a 9-yard touchdown in overtime as the Panthers escaped with a 22-14 victory over Bowling Green Friday night. Bowling Green quarterback Jake Niemeyer tied the score at 14 with a 1-yard run with a minute to go in regulation, sending the game to the extra period.

  • Illinois Football Roundup: Curfman's big night enough for Chargers

    Illinois Football Roundup: Curfman's big night enough for Chargers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:02:04 GMT
    A big day from Austin Curfman propelled the Illini West football team to a 46-12 season-opening victory over Rockford Christian Friday night. Curfman had 21 carries for 150 yards and five touchdowns. Nolan Ard had six rushes for 91 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Sholl added a rushing touchdown for the Chargers (1-0) and Braden Bennett was 3 for 7 passing for 71 yards.

    A big day from Austin Curfman propelled the Illini West football team to a 46-12 season-opening victory over Rockford Christian Friday night. Curfman had 21 carries for 150 yards and five touchdowns. Nolan Ard had six rushes for 91 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Sholl added a rushing touchdown for the Chargers (1-0) and Braden Bennett was 3 for 7 passing for 71 yards.

  • After long wait, QND breaks in new turf field

    After long wait, QND breaks in new turf field

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:57:25 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame soccer player Evan Riggs wasn't sure who would get to cut the ribbon to the new turf field at the Advance Physical Therapy Field on the QND campus. When he and fellow captains Cooper Reis and Logan...
    Quincy Notre Dame soccer player Evan Riggs wasn't sure who would get to cut the ribbon to the new turf field at the Advance Physical Therapy Field on the QND campus. When he and fellow captains Cooper Reis and Logan...
  • Quincy Notre Dame soccer team breaks in new field with rout of Galesburg

    Quincy Notre Dame soccer team breaks in new field with rout of Galesburg

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:56 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:56:03 GMT
    Aubrey Reis wasn't entirely sure how the ball wound up in the back of the net for the Quincy Notre Dame soccer team. He was just happy it did. He also had the distinction of scoring the first goal on the brand...
    Aubrey Reis wasn't entirely sure how the ball wound up in the back of the net for the Quincy Notre Dame soccer team. He was just happy it did. He also had the distinction of scoring the first goal on the brand...
  • New-look Lady Raiders find chemistry in season-opening victory

    New-look Lady Raiders find chemistry in season-opening victory

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:10:30 GMT
    Riley Hummert knew that this year's Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team had a new look. The team's chemistry would be the key. "We needed to come off strong, and I think we did that," the junior outside hitter...
    Riley Hummert knew that this year's Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team had a new look. The team's chemistry would be the key. "We needed to come off strong, and I think we did that," the junior outside hitter...
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Blue Devils win volleyball opener

    AREA ROUNDUP: Blue Devils win volleyball opener

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:55:35 GMT
    The Quincy High School volleyball team opened its season with a 25-15, 25-18 victory over Chatham Glenwood on Thursday at Chatham.
    The Quincy High School volleyball team opened its season with a 25-15, 25-18 victory over Chatham Glenwood on Thursday at Chatham.
  • 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. ...
  • DeLonjay takes the low road to midseason championship at Quincy Raceways

    DeLonjay takes the low road to midseason championship at Quincy Raceways

    When Steven DeLonjay controls the bottom, he normally controls the race. And following Sunday night, DeLonjay might also be in control of the modified points race in his pursuit of a fourth straight series championship...
  • Midseason championship races Sunday night at QR

    Midseason championship races Sunday night at QR

    Sunday, July 6 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-07-06 05:16:07 GMT
    The first of the track's major in-season titles will be decided Sunday night when the midseason championship races are (finally) run. They were rained out way back on June 22. Surprisingly, only 14 of the previous 55...
    The first of the track's major in-season titles will be decided Sunday night when the midseason championship races are (finally) run. They were rained out way back on June 22. Surprisingly, only 14 of the previous 55...
  • Lynch's luck finally changes with last-lap pass and feature victory

    Lynch's luck finally changes with last-lap pass and feature victory

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:13:53 GMT
    Jim Lynch finally saw his luck change. The veteran stock car driver had fallen from the series points lead in recent weeks through a combination of uncharacteristically low finishes and ill-timed mechanical issues that...
    Jim Lynch finally saw his luck change. The veteran stock car driver had fallen from the series points lead in recent weeks through a combination of uncharacteristically low finishes and ill-timed mechanical issues that...
  • Local racing notebook: Unique challenges face QR in effort build car counts

    Local racing notebook: Unique challenges face QR in effort build car counts

    Saturday, June 21 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-06-21 06:42:22 GMT
    First-year track promoter Ken Dobson of the CILTRAK Group that is now operating the Quincy Raceways has a reputation for saving race tracks. He's probably the right man at the right time for Quincy, which had just 44...
    First-year track promoter Ken Dobson of the CILTRAK Group that is now operating the Quincy Raceways has a reputation for saving race tracks. He's probably the right man at the right time for Quincy, which had just 44...
  • Fewer cars in pits at Quincy Raceways is sign of the times

    Fewer cars in pits at Quincy Raceways is sign of the times

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-06-16 16:13:31 GMT
    A nice-sized Father's Day crowd at Quincy Raceways helped offset an overall lack of cars in the pits. A season-low 44 cars were on hand Sunday night, which followed the previous low of 51 on June 1. The first five...
    A nice-sized Father's Day crowd at Quincy Raceways helped offset an overall lack of cars in the pits. A season-low 44 cars were on hand Sunday night, which followed the previous low of 51 on June 1. The first five...
  • Wietholder's daring move lands him in Victory Lane

    Wietholder's daring move lands him in Victory Lane

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-06-16 16:13:31 GMT
    Dave Wietholder is arguably the most popular driver at Quincy Raceways. He showed why Sunday night. Wietholder slipped his modified past three-time defending track champ Steven DeLonjay just before the white flag and...
    Dave Wietholder is arguably the most popular driver at Quincy Raceways. He showed why Sunday night. Wietholder slipped his modified past three-time defending track champ Steven DeLonjay just before the white flag and...
  • 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...
  • Local racing notebook: Carter to offer assistance to sport mod drivers

    Local racing notebook: Carter to offer assistance to sport mod drivers

    Saturday, May 31 2014 2:29 AM EDT2014-05-31 06:29:00 GMT
    The sport mods have been having some trouble completing their feature on Sunday nights at Quincy Raceways, so promoter Kenny Dobson is going try and help them out. Dobson said Quincy Raceways Hall of Famer...
    The sport mods have been having some trouble completing their feature on Sunday nights at Quincy Raceways, so promoter Kenny Dobson is going try and help them out. Dobson said Quincy Raceways Hall of Famer...
  • Anniversary celebration at Quincy Raceways turns into tribute to Scott

    Anniversary celebration at Quincy Raceways turns into tribute to Scott

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-05-19 14:53:43 GMT
    This night was accented by a celebration, rather than checkered flags. Sure, there was the running of the "Scottie 40" late model special, won in dominating fashion by Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., but even that was...
    This night was accented by a celebration, rather than checkered flags. Sure, there was the running of the "Scottie 40" late model special, won in dominating fashion by Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., but even that was...
  • Pierce drives high line to late model victory at Quincy Raceways

    Pierce drives high line to late model victory at Quincy Raceways

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-05-19 14:50:05 GMT
    Bobby Pierce ran away from the pack. The Oakwood, Ill., driver's victory Sunday night in the "Scottie 40" late model race at Quincy Raceways was in flag-to-flag fashion and worth $2,000. Only four of the 20 cars that...
    Bobby Pierce ran away from the pack. The Oakwood, Ill., driver's victory Sunday night in the "Scottie 40" late model race at Quincy Raceways was in flag-to-flag fashion and worth $2,000. Only four of the 20 cars that...
  • Racing Notebook: Quincy Raceways to host leg of Illinois Speed Week in June

    Racing Notebook: Quincy Raceways to host leg of Illinois Speed Week in June

    Saturday, May 3 2014 2:10 AM EDT2014-05-03 06:10:45 GMT
    The opening night of the four-race POWRi Illinois Speed Week scheduled for June 5 has been moved from Jacksonville Speedway to Quincy Raceways. The move was requested by CILTRAK, the promotion team that operates both...
    The opening night of the four-race POWRi Illinois Speed Week scheduled for June 5 has been moved from Jacksonville Speedway to Quincy Raceways. The move was requested by CILTRAK, the promotion team that operates both...
  • 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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