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  • Blue Devils fall to their postseason nemesis as Tigers win regional semifinal

    Blue Devils fall to their postseason nemesis as Tigers win regional semifinal

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 12:42 AM EST2015-03-04 05:42:08 GMT
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Twice, the Quincy High School boys basketball team had an opportunity to trim Edwardsville's lead to one possession in the final two minutes Tuesday night. Twice, the Blue Devils fumbled that chance away...
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Twice, the Quincy High School boys basketball team had an opportunity to trim Edwardsville's lead to one possession in the final two minutes Tuesday night. Twice, the Blue Devils fumbled that chance away...

  • Spartans' torrid start to second half buries Raiders in regional loss

    Spartans' torrid start to second half buries Raiders in regional loss

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-03-03 17:49:36 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Trailing by seven at halftime, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team needed a run to get back into the game. Instead, it was Springfield Southeast that went on a scoring tear...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Trailing by seven at halftime, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team needed a run to get back into the game. Instead, it was Springfield Southeast that went on a scoring tear. Southeast made its first six shots of the second half...

  • College Notebook: Frericks earns SEC Player of the Week honors

    College Notebook: Frericks earns SEC Player of the Week honors

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 12:48 PM EST2015-03-03 17:48:09 GMT
    Jordan Frericks' stellar sophomore season with the University of Missouri women's basketball team is culminating with well-deserved honor. The Quincy Notre Dame graduate was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to victories over No. 12 Texas A&M and Arkansas...
    Jordan Frericks' stellar sophomore season with the University of Missouri women's basketball team is culminating with well-deserved honor. The Quincy Notre Dame graduate was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to victories over No. 12 Texas A&M and Arkansas...

  • Area Roundup: Fulton needs two overtimes to eliminate Hannibal in district opener

    Area Roundup: Fulton needs two overtimes to eliminate Hannibal in district opener

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 12:46 PM EST2015-03-03 17:46:08 GMT
    The Hannibal boys basketball team showed its fight down to the final minute of its season. The Pirates forced Fulton to go two overtimes to pull off an 84-73 victory Monday night in the first round of the Class 4 District 8 Tournament in Kirksville, Mo...
    The Hannibal boys basketball team showed its fight down to the final minute of its season. The Pirates forced Fulton to go two overtimes to pull off an 84-73 victory Monday night in the first round of the Class 4 District 8 Tournament in Kirksville, Mo...

  • Family Tradition: Bradshaws enhance family legacy by adding regional plaque to Tornadoes' trophy case

    Family Tradition: Bradshaws enhance family legacy by adding regional plaque to Tornadoes' trophy case

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 12:45 PM EST2015-03-03 17:45:13 GMT
    GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. — Riley Bradshaw's uneasiness was understandable. Four years ago, as a freshman at Griggsville-Perry High School, Bradshaw faced the unique challenge of playing basketball for his cousin, Tornadoes coach Todd Bradshaw, and he wasn't sure how the player-coach relationship would unfold...
    GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. — Riley Bradshaw's uneasiness was understandable. Four years ago, as a freshman at Griggsville-Perry High School, Bradshaw faced the unique challenge of playing basketball for his cousin, Tornadoes coach Todd Bradshaw, and he wasn't sure how the player-coach relationship would unfold...

  • Lady Hawks steal momentum, game in final minute from Pumas

    Lady Hawks steal momentum, game in final minute from Pumas

    Monday, March 2 2015 4:21 AM EST2015-03-02 09:21:59 GMT
    QUINCY — With all the injuries and lineup changes the Quincy University women's basketball team has endured this season, it's only fitting its season was saved by a player filling in. The Lady Hawks brought on an aggressive full-court press seconds after forward Tori Kuhn...
    QUINCY — With all the injuries and lineup changes the Quincy University women's basketball team has endured this season, it's only fitting its season was saved by a player filling in. The Lady Hawks brought on an aggressive full-court press seconds after forward Tori Kuhn...

  • Blue Devils relish underdog role heading into regional play

    Blue Devils relish underdog role heading into regional play

    Monday, March 2 2015 4:17 AM EST2015-03-02 09:17:41 GMT
    QUINCY — Lincoln Elbe knows what it is like to get overlooked. His stature when he came into high school — Elbe was just 5-foot-3 as a freshman — made some people think he was the least likely player to develop into an all-conference guard...
    QUINCY — Lincoln Elbe knows what it is like to get overlooked. His stature when he came into high school — Elbe was just 5-foot-3 as a freshman — made some people think he was the least likely player to develop into an all-conference guard...

  • Prep basketball preview: Quincy High School vs. Edwardsville

    Prep basketball preview: Quincy High School vs. Edwardsville

    Monday, March 2 2015 4:08 AM EST2015-03-02 09:08:54 GMT
    Scouting the Blue Devils: Quincy wrapped up the regular season with a three-game winning streak and hopes to carry the momentum into the postseason. The Blue Devils realize they have yet to beat the Tigers in the postseason...
    Scouting the Blue Devils: Quincy wrapped up the regular season with a three-game winning streak and hopes to carry the momentum into the postseason. The Blue Devils realize they have yet to beat the Tigers in the postseason...
  • GLVC Tournament brackets

    GLVC Tournament brackets

    Monday, March 2 2015 12:36 AM EST2015-03-02 05:36:15 GMT
    GLVC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Men First Round Sunday's Games No. 7 Truman State 84, No. 10 Quincy 64 No. 5 Lewis 70, No. 12 Illinois-Springfield 52 No. 11 Maryville 72, No. 6 Southern Indiana 71 No. 8...
    GLVC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Men First Round Sunday's Games No. 7 Truman State 84, No. 10 Quincy 64 No. 5 Lewis 70, No. 12 Illinois-Springfield 52 No. 11 Maryville 72, No. 6 Southern Indiana 71 No. 8...
  • Hawks waste first-half lead as season ends with loss to Bulldogs

    Hawks waste first-half lead as season ends with loss to Bulldogs

    Monday, March 2 2015 12:35 AM EST2015-03-02 05:35:05 GMT
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — As he walked out of Pershing Arena to the charter bus taking the Quincy University men's basketball team home for the final time, junior forward Godson Eneogwe shook his head. "That's tough," he said. "Not fun." Seeing 20 minutes of spirited play and a lead the Hawks held from the start get wasted can't be...
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — As he walked out of Pershing Arena to the charter bus taking the Quincy University men's basketball team home for the final time, junior forward Godson Eneogwe shook his head. "That's tough," he said. "Not fun." Seeing 20 minutes of spirited play and a lead the Hawks held from the start get wasted can't be...

  • Schuckman: Ability to roll with the punches separates Hawks and Lady Hawks

    Schuckman: Ability to roll with the punches separates Hawks and Lady Hawks

    Sunday, March 1 2015 10:27 PM EST2015-03-02 03:27:26 GMT
    The plights of the Quincy University men's and women's basketball teams have been oddly similar. The way those teams have embraced it, though, are distinctly different. Over the last four weeks, both teams have...

    The plights of the Quincy University men's and women's basketball teams have been oddly similar. The way those teams have embraced it, though, are distinctly different. Over the last four weeks, both teams have...
  • College Roundup: Victory gives C-SC men fourth seed in HAAC tourney

    College Roundup: Victory gives C-SC men fourth seed in HAAC tourney

    Saturday, February 28 2015 11:37 PM EST2015-03-01 04:37:29 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team will take the fourth seed into next week's Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament after a 99-84 victory over Avila on Saturday at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. The Wildcats (15-14, 10-8) host fifth-seeded Peru State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

    The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team will take the fourth seed into next week's Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament after a 99-84 victory over Avila on Saturday at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. The Wildcats (15-14, 10-8) host fifth-seeded Peru State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • JWCC prepares for tourney by beating the buzzer

    JWCC prepares for tourney by beating the buzzer

    Saturday, February 28 2015 11:11 PM EST2015-03-01 04:11:46 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The marathon known as the regular season is over for the John Wood Community College men's basketball team. Now, the Trail Blazers will try to defend their NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament championship.

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The marathon known as the regular season is over for the John Wood Community College men's basketball team. Now, the Trail Blazers will try to defend their NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament championship.

  • Strong start, stronger finish lead Canton boys to third straight district title

    Strong start, stronger finish lead Canton boys to third straight district title

    Saturday, February 28 2015 11:08 PM EST2015-03-01 04:08:51 GMT
    STURGEON, Mo. -- Andy Anderson was hoarse after his Canton boys basketball team beat Sturgeon 78-60 Saturday afternoon in the Class 2 District 5 championship game. His voice was raspy from a head cold he's battled the past few days.

    STURGEON, Mo. -- Andy Anderson was hoarse after his Canton boys basketball team beat Sturgeon 78-60 Saturday afternoon in the Class 2 District 5 championship game. His voice was raspy from a head cold he's battled the past few days.

  • Palmyra girls can't hang on, fall to Macon

    Palmyra girls can't hang on, fall to Macon

    Saturday, February 28 2015 10:18 PM EST2015-03-01 03:18:07 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Holding a 30-20 lead with 3 minutes, 16 seconds to play in the third quarter Saturday, the Palmyra High School girls basketball team was looking to build on its lead.
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Holding a 30-20 lead with 3 minutes, 16 seconds to play in the third quarter Saturday, the Palmyra High School girls basketball team was looking to build on its lead.
  • College basketball preview: Saint Joseph's at Quincy University women

    College basketball preview: Saint Joseph's at Quincy University women

    Saturday, February 28 2015 10:11 PM EST2015-03-01 03:11:17 GMT
     Saint Joseph's (11-17, 7-11) at Quincy women (15-11, 10-8) 1 p.m. Sunday º Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Pepsi Arena º ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Pumas: Saint Joseph's limps into the...

    Saint Joseph's (11-17, 7-11) at Quincy women (15-11, 10-8) 1 p.m. Sunday º Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Pepsi Arena º ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Pumas: Saint Joseph's limps into the...
  • Highland boys can't make final comeback against Bowling Green

    Highland boys can't make final comeback against Bowling Green

    Saturday, February 28 2015 10:03 PM EST2015-03-01 03:03:08 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Austin Richmiller and the Highland High School boys basketball team has believed all season that they could climb out of any hole they fell into.
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- Austin Richmiller and the Highland High School boys basketball team has believed all season that they could climb out of any hole they fell into.
  • College basketball preview: Quincy University men at Truman State

    College basketball preview: Quincy University men at Truman State

    Saturday, February 28 2015 9:58 PM EST2015-03-01 02:58:33 GMT
     Quincy men (13-15, 7-11) at Truman State (19-9, 11-7) 3 p.m. Sunday º Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Pershing Arena, Kirkvsille, Mo. º ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Hawks: Despite its struggles...

    Quincy men (13-15, 7-11) at Truman State (19-9, 11-7) 3 p.m. Sunday º Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Pershing Arena, Kirkvsille, Mo. º ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Hawks: Despite its struggles...
  • Scotland County girls rally in fourth to clinch district championship

    Scotland County girls rally in fourth to clinch district championship

    Saturday, February 28 2015 9:57 PM EST2015-03-01 02:57:16 GMT
    QUEEN CITY, Mo. -- After each victory, the Scotland County girls basketball team is rewarded with cupcakes. Those cupcakes tasted the best all season after the Lady Tigers' fourth quarter rally propelled them to a 45-39 victory over Knox County in the Class 2 District 6 title game Saturday afternoon. Scotland County advances to play Cairo at 7:45 p.m. March 4 in Macon, Mo.

    QUEEN CITY, Mo. -- After each victory, the Scotland County girls basketball team is rewarded with cupcakes. Those cupcakes tasted the best all season after the Lady Tigers' fourth quarter rally propelled them to a 45-39 victory over Knox County in the Class 2 District 6 title game Saturday afternoon. Scotland County advances to play Cairo at 7:45 p.m. March 4 in Macon, Mo.

  • Scotland County ends 29-year district title drought

    Scotland County ends 29-year district title drought

    Saturday, February 28 2015 9:55 PM EST2015-03-01 02:55:57 GMT
    QUEEN CITY, Mo. -- Aaron Buford read Knox County's inbounds play like he was a defensive back on a football field. With 2.2 seconds remaining and the Scotland County boys basketball team leading 63-61, Buford intercepted Kyle Strange's pass attempt to Noah Williams, who was back cutting to the basket, at the foul line to secure Scotland County's Class 2 District 6 championship.

    QUEEN CITY, Mo. -- Aaron Buford read Knox County's inbounds play like he was a defensive back on a football field. With 2.2 seconds remaining and the Scotland County boys basketball team leading 63-61, Buford intercepted Kyle Strange's pass attempt to Noah Williams, who was back cutting to the basket, at the foul line to secure Scotland County's Class 2 District 6 championship.

  • Prep Roundup: North Shelby loses to Community R-VI in district championship game

    Prep Roundup: North Shelby loses to Community R-VI in district championship game

    Saturday, February 28 2015 9:35 PM EST2015-03-01 02:35:56 GMT
    The North Shelby boys basketball team ended its season with a 54-44 loss to Community R-VI Saturday in the championship at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Mo.
    The North Shelby boys basketball team ended its season with a 54-44 loss to Community R-VI Saturday in the championship at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Mo.
  • Quincy Notre Dame 'restarting' season with two-week layoff

    Quincy Notre Dame 'restarting' season with two-week layoff

    Saturday, February 28 2015 9:32 PM EST2015-03-01 02:32:30 GMT
    QUINCY -- With a 13-day span from the end of the regular season to its regional opener, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team went back to the beginning. The Raiders treated the layoff like the preseason leading up to Monday's Class 3A Springfield Regional quarterfinal game against Springfield Southeast.

    QUINCY -- With a 13-day span from the end of the regular season to its regional opener, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team went back to the beginning. The Raiders treated the layoff like the preseason leading up to Monday's Class 3A Springfield Regional quarterfinal game against Springfield Southeast.

  • Griggsville-Perry knocks off Payson Seymour for regional title

    Griggsville-Perry knocks off Payson Seymour for regional title

    Saturday, February 28 2015 1:51 AM EST2015-02-28 06:51:09 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- There were 15.6 seconds remaining, but Kaleb Bradshaw was starting to sense a regional championship victory when he stepped to the free throw line.
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- There were 15.6 seconds remaining, but Kaleb Bradshaw was starting to sense a regional championship victory when he stepped to the free throw line.
  • Blue Devils claim share of second in WB6

    Blue Devils claim share of second in WB6

    Saturday, February 28 2015 1:08 AM EST2015-02-28 06:08:53 GMT
    ROCK ISLAND -- Coming into this boys' basketball season, the finish of the Quincy High School Blue Devils proved tough to predict. In the preseason media poll, the team was picked to finish fifth in the Western Big 6 Conference.
    ROCK ISLAND -- Coming into this boys' basketball season, the finish of the Quincy High School Blue Devils proved tough to predict. In the preseason media poll, the team was picked to finish fifth in the Western Big 6 Conference.
  • Third quarter cold spell dooms Saukees in championship loss

    Third quarter cold spell dooms Saukees in championship loss

    Saturday, February 28 2015 1:06 AM EST2015-02-28 06:06:19 GMT
    AUBURN, Ill. -- At the start of the second half Friday night, the Pittsfield boys basketball had the momentum and the belief it could make anything happen down the stretch. The only thing missing was the lead. The Saukees never got that.

    AUBURN, Ill. -- At the start of the second half Friday night, the Pittsfield boys basketball had the momentum and the belief it could make anything happen down the stretch. The only thing missing was the lead. The Saukees never got that.

  • Area Roundup: C-SC volleyball team snaps losing skid with 4-set victory

    Area Roundup: C-SC volleyball team snaps losing skid with 4-set victory

    Saturday, February 28 2015 1:04 AM EST2015-02-28 06:04:34 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College men's volleyball team snapped a six-match losing streak with a 25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 28-26 victory over Cincinnati Christian Friday in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    The Culver-Stockton College men's volleyball team snapped a six-match losing streak with a 25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 28-26 victory over Cincinnati Christian Friday in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • First-half production doesn't carry over in Titans' loss

    First-half production doesn't carry over in Titans' loss

    Saturday, February 28 2015 1:02 AM EST2015-02-28 06:02:23 GMT
    WARSAW, Ill. -- Friday night's Class 2A regional championship game followed a similar format as much of the West Hancock boys basketball team's season. The fourth-seeded Titans were productive during the first half against No. 2 Macomb, taking a seven-point lead into the locker room at halftime. That production was absent the rest of the game as the momentum swung the Bombers' way for a 40-31 victory.
    WARSAW, Ill. -- Friday night's Class 2A regional championship game followed a similar format as much of the West Hancock boys basketball team's season. The fourth-seeded Titans were productive during the first half against No. 2 Macomb, taking a seven-point lead into the locker room at halftime. That production was absent the rest of the game as the momentum swung the Bombers' way for a 40-31 victory.

  • Lady Hawks climb to fifth seed for GLVC Tournament by zoning out Bulldogs

    Lady Hawks climb to fifth seed for GLVC Tournament by zoning out Bulldogs

    Friday, February 27 2015 5:21 AM EST2015-02-27 10:21:32 GMT
    The number of injuries suffered by Quincy University women's basketball players has become such a cruel joke that Jeni Garber now laughs about it.

    "It's better than crying," Garber said.
    The number of injuries suffered by Quincy University women's basketball players has become such a cruel joke that Jeni Garber now laughs about it.

    "It's better than crying," Garber said.
  • Hawks, Bulldogs facing rematch after Truman State dismantled Quincy in season finale

    Hawks, Bulldogs facing rematch after Truman State dismantled Quincy in season finale

    Friday, February 27 2015 5:20 AM EST2015-02-27 10:20:48 GMT
    The defensive efforts that bookended the Quincy University men's basketball team's regular season were strikingly similar in final numbers.
    Yet, they were vastly different in how much effort the Hawks showed.
    The defensive efforts that bookended the Quincy University men's basketball team's regular season were strikingly similar in final numbers.
    Yet, they were vastly different in how much effort the Hawks showed.
  • C-SC still in hunt to host tourney game

    C-SC still in hunt to host tourney game

    Friday, February 27 2015 5:16 AM EST2015-02-27 10:16:04 GMT
    One game will decide where the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team opens the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament.
    One game will decide where the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team opens the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament.
  • Tigers, Eagles to squareoff in district title bout

    Tigers, Eagles to squareoff in district title bout

    Friday, February 27 2015 5:14 AM EST2015-02-27 10:14:18 GMT
     For the second time in a week, the Scotland County and Knox County boys basketball teams will clash once again.
     For the second time in a week, the Scotland County and Knox County boys basketball teams will clash once again.

  • Clark County's upset bid of Macon falls short in fourth quarter

    Clark County's upset bid of Macon falls short in fourth quarter

    Friday, February 27 2015 5:03 AM EST2015-02-27 10:03:36 GMT
    When Clark County capped off an 11-0 run and took a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, Carissa Bevans was sure the Lady Indians were going to knock off top-seeded Macon.
    When Clark County capped off an 11-0 run and took a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, Carissa Bevans was sure the Lady Indians were going to knock off top-seeded Macon.
  • Palmyra's defense limits Centralia in district semifinal victory

    Palmyra's defense limits Centralia in district semifinal victory

    Friday, February 27 2015 5:02 AM EST2015-02-27 10:02:15 GMT
    Palmyra girls basketball coach Chris Parsons knows that offense can come and go. On Thursday night, it was defense that sprung Palmyra to victory.
    Palmyra girls basketball coach Chris Parsons knows that offense can come and go. On Thursday night, it was defense that sprung Palmyra to victory.
  • 'I'm not going to let it define me': Hahn gets seizure disorder in check, gives QU lift during senior season

    'I'm not going to let it define me': Hahn gets seizure disorder in check, gives QU lift during senior season

    Thursday, February 26 2015 12:03 PM EST2015-02-26 17:03:35 GMT
    The alarm dings every 12 hours without fail. "At 10:30 each morning and 10:30 each night," Josh Schaben said. That is Scott Hahn's reminder to take the medicine that keeps everything in check. "He's usually pretty good about it," said Schaben, Hahn's roommate and teammate on the QU men's basketball team. "I don't have to say much, and I don't have to get on him about it. He sticks to it. He doesn't forget it." It's fair to say he never will.
    The alarm dings every 12 hours without fail. "At 10:30 each morning and 10:30 each night," Josh Schaben said. That is Scott Hahn's reminder to take the medicine that keeps everything in check. "He's usually pretty good about it," said Schaben, Hahn's roommate and teammate on the QU men's basketball team. "I don't have to say much, and I don't have to get on him about it. He sticks to it. He doesn't forget it." It's fair to say he never will.

  • JWCC women finish first half strong, cruise to victory in home finale

    JWCC women finish first half strong, cruise to victory in home finale

    Thursday, February 26 2015 11:54 AM EST2015-02-26 16:54:02 GMT
    A 16-1 run had given the John Wood Community College women's basketball team the separation it wanted. Hannah Reller than gave the Lady Blazers the exclamation point they needed. Reller, a sophomore forward from Quincy, converted a pair of three-point plays off Shea O'Brien assists in the final three minutes of the first half Wednesday night, giving JWCC a 16-point halftime edge and allowing it to roll to a 97-78 victory over Lewis & Clark at the Student Activity Center.
    A 16-1 run had given the John Wood Community College women's basketball team the separation it wanted. Hannah Reller than gave the Lady Blazers the exclamation point they needed. Reller, a sophomore forward from Quincy, converted a pair of three-point plays off Shea O'Brien assists in the final three minutes of the first half Wednesday night, giving JWCC a 16-point halftime edge and allowing it to roll to a 97-78 victory over Lewis & Clark at the Student Activity Center.

  • Missouri District Roundup: Canton earns spot in district championship game

    Missouri District Roundup: Canton earns spot in district championship game

    Thursday, February 26 2015 11:52 AM EST2015-02-26 16:52:10 GMT
    Gabe McKenzie scored a game-high 23 points as top-seeded Canton rolled past fourth-seeded Monroe City 52-37 in the Class 2 District 5 semifinals in Sturgeon, Mo. Canton advances to play the winner of the semifinal game between second-seeded Louisiana and third-seeded Sturgeon for the regional title Saturday.

    Gabe McKenzie scored a game-high 23 points as top-seeded Canton rolled past fourth-seeded Monroe City 52-37 in the Class 2 District 5 semifinals in Sturgeon, Mo. Canton advances to play the winner of the semifinal game between second-seeded Louisiana and third-seeded Sturgeon for the regional title Saturday.


  • JWCC recovers after squandering lead, moves step closer to MWAC championship

    JWCC recovers after squandering lead, moves step closer to MWAC championship

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:41 AM EST2015-02-26 11:41:01 GMT
    QUINCY — In all but one of its MidWest Athletic Conference games, the John Wood Community College men's basketball team has built at least a 15-point advantage. And nearly every time, the Trail Blazers have watched it get whittled away...
    QUINCY — In all but one of its MidWest Athletic Conference games, the John Wood Community College men's basketball team has built at least a 15-point advantage. And nearly every time, the Trail Blazers have watched it get whittled away...

  • Highland beats Palmyra in rubber game, advances to district final

    Highland beats Palmyra in rubber game, advances to district final

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:39 AM EST2015-02-26 11:39:28 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. — In the previous three meetings between the Highland and Palmyra boys basketball teams, the home team had the advantage. In the Class 3 District 7 semifinal game Wednesday night, the Cougars took that away...
    PALMYRA, Mo. — In the previous three meetings between the Highland and Palmyra boys basketball teams, the home team had the advantage. In the Class 3 District 7 semifinal game Wednesday night, the Cougars took that away...
  • Saukees draw up another winning play to upset top-seeded Auburn

    Saukees draw up another winning play to upset top-seeded Auburn

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:32 AM EST2015-02-26 11:32:32 GMT
    AUBURN, Ill. — Betting Auburn would take away the first option off the inbounds play, Pittsfield boys basketball coach Brad Tomhave figured there was enough time to explore other options and get a good look at a final shot...
    AUBURN, Ill. — Betting Auburn would take away the first option off the inbounds play, Pittsfield boys basketball coach Brad Tomhave figured there was enough time to explore other options and get a good look at a final shot...
  • Payson Seymour overcomes second-half struggles, advances to regional final

    Payson Seymour overcomes second-half struggles, advances to regional final

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:30 AM EST2015-02-26 11:30:38 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The luxury of a double-digit halftime lead was nearly squandered when the Payson Seymour boys basketball team lost its confidence in the second half Wednesday...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The luxury of a double-digit halftime lead was nearly squandered when the Payson Seymour boys basketball team lost its confidence in the second half Wednesday...
  • Griggsville-Perry doesn't let Unity score another postseason upset

    Griggsville-Perry doesn't let Unity score another postseason upset

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:28 AM EST2015-02-26 11:28:43 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team knew it needed to take any hope away from Unity. The seventh-seeded Mustangs were fresh off an upset of second-seeded Liberty...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team knew it needed to take any hope away from Unity. The seventh-seeded Mustangs were fresh off an upset of second-seeded Liberty...
  • Hawks take preseason expectations in stride, prepare to be national contender

    Hawks take preseason expectations in stride, prepare to be national contender

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 12:12 PM EST2015-02-25 17:12:17 GMT
    Peter Cunningham understands the inherent advantages to playing on a fully turfed infield. "Like true hops," he said. Indeed, the senior third baseman and the rest of the Quincy University baseball team's infielders can count on a smoother playing surface once the renovation to QU Stadium's infield is complete, which is expected to be in time for the Hawks to open at home March 17 against Northwest Missouri State.
    Peter Cunningham understands the inherent advantages to playing on a fully turfed infield. "Like true hops," he said. Indeed, the senior third baseman and the rest of the Quincy University baseball team's infielders can count on a smoother playing surface once the renovation to QU Stadium's infield is complete, which is expected to be in time for the Hawks to open at home March 17 against Northwest Missouri State.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Oblinger's clutch shot helps Louisiana avoid district upset

    Boys basketball roundup: Oblinger's clutch shot helps Louisiana avoid district upset

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 12:04 PM EST2015-02-25 17:04:02 GMT
    Elijah Oblinger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining in overtime as the second-seeded Louisiana boys basketball team avoided an upset, beating seventh-seeded South Shelby 74-71 Tuesday night in the Class 2 District 5 quarterfinals in Sturgeon, Mo.

    Elijah Oblinger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining in overtime as the second-seeded Louisiana boys basketball team avoided an upset, beating seventh-seeded South Shelby 74-71 Tuesday night in the Class 2 District 5 quarterfinals in Sturgeon, Mo.


  • Girls basketball roundup: Palmyra closes out Mark Twain to reach district semifinals

    Girls basketball roundup: Palmyra closes out Mark Twain to reach district semifinals

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 12:01 PM EST2015-02-25 17:01:44 GMT
    The second-seeded Palmyra girls basketball team moved closer to playing for a Class 3 District 7 championship by pulling away early from Mark Twain for a 61-27 victory Tuesday night in the quarterfinals in Palmyra, Mo. Nicole Kroeger led Palmyra with a game-high 22 points, scoring 11 in the second quarter as the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Tigers 17-6 to build a 14-point halftime advantage.
    The second-seeded Palmyra girls basketball team moved closer to playing for a Class 3 District 7 championship by pulling away early from Mark Twain for a 61-27 victory Tuesday night in the quarterfinals in Palmyra, Mo. Nicole Kroeger led Palmyra with a game-high 22 points, scoring 11 in the second quarter as the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Tigers 17-6 to build a 14-point halftime advantage.
  • College basketball preview: Truman State at Quincy University men

    College basketball preview: Truman State at Quincy University men

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 11:59 AM EST2015-02-25 16:59:55 GMT
    Truman State (18-9, 10-7) at Quincy men (13-14, 7-10) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Bulldogs: Truman State is fighting for a better seed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference...
    Truman State (18-9, 10-7) at Quincy men (13-14, 7-10) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Bulldogs: Truman State is fighting for a better seed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference...
  • College basketball preview: Truman State at Quincy University women

    College basketball preview: Truman State at Quincy University women

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 11:57 AM EST2015-02-25 16:57:39 GMT
    Truman State (16-9, 10-7) at Quincy women (14-11, 9-8) 5:15 p.m. Thursday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Bulldogs: The top four seeds in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament have been decided,...
    Truman State (16-9, 10-7) at Quincy women (14-11, 9-8) 5:15 p.m. Thursday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Bulldogs: The top four seeds in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament have been decided,...
  • Seventh-seeded Unity upsets second-seeded Liberty to open regional play

    Seventh-seeded Unity upsets second-seeded Liberty to open regional play

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 4:12 AM EST2015-02-25 09:12:12 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Adam Donley hopes this is the start of another magical run. One year after the Unity boys basketball team dazzled everyone by finishing third at the Class 1A state tournament, the seventh-seeded Mustangs...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Adam Donley hopes this is the start of another magical run. One year after the Unity boys basketball team dazzled everyone by finishing third at the Class 1A state tournament, the seventh-seeded Mustangs...
  • Griggsville-Perry fends off Brown County's rally despite free throw woes

    Griggsville-Perry fends off Brown County's rally despite free throw woes

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 4:08 AM EST2015-02-25 09:08:42 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Before playing their Class 1A Brown County Regional semifinal Wednesday, the Griggsville-Perry boys basketball players are going to get some extra practice. Specifically, the Tornadoes are going to be shooting free throws...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Before playing their Class 1A Brown County Regional semifinal Wednesday, the Griggsville-Perry boys basketball players are going to get some extra practice. Specifically, the Tornadoes are going to be shooting free throws...

  • Boys just wanna have fun: West Hancock upsets Illini West in regional semifinals

    Boys just wanna have fun: West Hancock upsets Illini West in regional semifinals

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 4:05 AM EST2015-02-25 09:05:20 GMT
    WARSAW, Ill. — Reno Pinkston never questions the effort of his West Hancock boys basketball team. "I always know that we're going to play hard," Pinkston said...
    WARSAW, Ill. — Reno Pinkston never questions the effort of his West Hancock boys basketball team. "I always know that we're going to play hard," Pinkston said...

  • QND girls program up for national honor

    QND girls program up for national honor

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 12:15 PM EST2015-02-24 17:15:38 GMT
    Five straight state tournament appearances will get you noticed. In the case of the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball program, it's earning the Lady Raiders national attention. QND has been nominated as one of five...
    Five straight state tournament appearances will get you noticed. In the case of the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball program, it's earning the Lady Raiders national attention. QND has been nominated as one of five...
  • Trail Blazers closing in on pivotal top seed for Region 24 tournament

    Trail Blazers closing in on pivotal top seed for Region 24 tournament

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 12:13 PM EST2015-02-24 17:13:55 GMT
    When the John Wood Community College men's basketball team arrived at Mary Miller Gym in Danville for Sunday's pivotal MidWest Athletic Conference game, it discovered found subtle reminders of its trip to last year's NJCAA Division II national tournament. Then the Trail Blazers played like a team that wants to return. The 77-70 victory over Danville Area Community College put JWCC in first place in the MWAC, gave the Trail Blazers the tiebreaker in the battle ...
    When the John Wood Community College men's basketball team arrived at Mary Miller Gym in Danville for Sunday's pivotal MidWest Athletic Conference game, it discovered found subtle reminders of its trip to last year's NJCAA Division II national tournament. Then the Trail Blazers played like a team that wants to return. The 77-70 victory over Danville Area Community College put JWCC in first place in the MWAC, gave the Trail Blazers the tiebreaker ...
  • Illinois Regional Roundup: Pittsfield's Leahy hits buzzer-beater to win opener

    Illinois Regional Roundup: Pittsfield's Leahy hits buzzer-beater to win opener

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 12:08 PM EST2015-02-24 17:08:41 GMT
    Pittsfield boys basketball coach Brad Tomhave had options Monday night. It turns out Quinn Leahy was the best one. Tied at 55 with fifth-seeded North Mac in Monday's quarterfinal game of the Class 2A Auburn Regional, fourth-seeded Pittsfield called timeout with 14 seconds remaining. Tomhave drew up a play that had Leahy as the second option to score. When North Mac took away the Saukees' original plan, they swung the ball to Leahy, who buried a 3-pointer as time expired.
    Pittsfield boys basketball coach Brad Tomhave had options Monday night. It turns out Quinn Leahy was the best one. Tied at 55 with fifth-seeded North Mac in Monday's quarterfinal game of the Class 2A Auburn Regional, fourth-seeded Pittsfield called timeout with 14 seconds remaining. Tomhave drew up a play that had Leahy as the second option to score. When North Mac took away the Saukees' original plan, they swung the ball to Leahy, who buried a 3-pointer as time expired.
  • Missouri district roundup: Palmyra, Highland boys to meet for fourth time

    Missouri district roundup: Palmyra, Highland boys to meet for fourth time

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 12:05 PM EST2015-02-24 17:05:48 GMT
    If the history of the Palmyra vs. Highland boys basketball rivalry means anything, one team will have the edge when they square off Wednesday in the Class 3 District 7 semifinals. Advantage, Palmyra. The second-seeded Panthers will have the luxury of playing at home following Monday's 69-44 victory over seventh-seeded Mark Twain in the district quarterfinals at Palmyra, Mo. The home team has won each of the first three meetings in the series between the rivals.
    If the history of the Palmyra vs. Highland boys basketball rivalry means anything, one team will have the edge when they square off Wednesday in the Class 3 District 7 semifinals. Advantage, Palmyra. The second-seeded Panthers will have the luxury of playing at home following Monday's 69-44 victory over seventh-seeded Mark Twain in the district quarterfinals at Palmyra, Mo. The home team has won each of the first three meetings in the series between the rivals.

  • College Roundup: Hurd-Spencer becomes HLGU's all-time leading scorer

    College Roundup: Hurd-Spencer becomes HLGU's all-time leading scorer

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 12:01 PM EST2015-02-24 17:01:54 GMT
    Ashleigh Hurd-Spencer stands alone. The Hannibal-LaGrange University senior forward became the women's basketball program's all-time leading scorer Monday night, netting 21 points in a 76-66 victory over Harris-Stowe in American Midwest Conference action at the Mabee Center in Hannibal, Mo. The Australia native moved past Megan (Martin) Zook with 1,865 career points. Zook had 1,860 in her career.

    Ashleigh Hurd-Spencer stands alone. The Hannibal-LaGrange University senior forward became the women's basketball program's all-time leading scorer Monday night, netting 21 points in a 76-66 victory over Harris-Stowe in American Midwest Conference action at the Mabee Center in Hannibal, Mo. The Australia native moved past Megan (Martin) Zook with 1,865 career points. Zook had 1,860 in her career.


  • Scotland County girls steamrolling way into postseason

    Scotland County girls steamrolling way into postseason

    Monday, February 23 2015 11:28 AM EST2015-02-23 16:28:14 GMT
    MEMPHIS, Mo. — Randi Slaughter works at the local gas station on weekends. Each shift, customers recognize the Scotland County girls basketball team's senior guard, which leads to a barrage of questions about the Lady Tigers...
    MEMPHIS, Mo. — Randi Slaughter works at the local gas station on weekends. Each shift, customers recognize the Scotland County girls basketball team's senior guard, which leads to a barrage of questions about the Lady Tigers...

  • Tigers head into postseason looking to end 29-year district drought

    Tigers head into postseason looking to end 29-year district drought

    Monday, February 23 2015 11:20 AM EST2015-02-23 16:20:54 GMT
    MEMPHIS, Mo. — Aaron Buford is well aware the Scotland County boys basketball team hasn't won a district championship since 1986. There's a banner in the gymnasium commemorating that title to remind him, and he'd like nothing more than to update it...
    MEMPHIS, Mo. — Aaron Buford is well aware the Scotland County boys basketball team hasn't won a district championship since 1986. There's a banner in the gymnasium commemorating that title to remind him, and he'd like nothing more than to update it...

  • Illini West ready to go on its own magical postseason run

    Illini West ready to go on its own magical postseason run

    Monday, February 23 2015 11:18 AM EST2015-02-23 16:18:50 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. — When Nolan Ard watched the Unity boys basketball team make its run to the Class 1A state semifinals last year, he wanted to experience that success. "It shows any team can make a run," said Ard, the senior point guard at Illini West...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. — When Nolan Ard watched the Unity boys basketball team make its run to the Class 1A state semifinals last year, he wanted to experience that success. "It shows any team can make a run," said Ard, the senior point guard at Illini West...

  • QND's Meyers puts forth best effort to capture third place at state tourney

    QND's Meyers puts forth best effort to capture third place at state tourney

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:45 AM EST2015-02-22 07:45:45 GMT
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Quincy Notre Dame sophomore wrestler Ashton Meyers wasn't ready to admit it was his best match of the season. However, when QND coach Ken Mansell said it was, Meyers had no choice but agree. "Whatever coach says is right, I guess," Meyers said...
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Quincy Notre Dame sophomore wrestler Ashton Meyers wasn't ready to admit it was his best match of the season. However, when QND coach Ken Mansell said it was, Meyers had no choice but agree. "Whatever coach says is right, I guess," Meyers said...

  • College Roundup: C-SC women still in hunt for HAAC Tourney home game

    College Roundup: C-SC women still in hunt for HAAC Tourney home game

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:27 AM EST2015-02-22 07:27:40 GMT
    Turnovers were a problem for the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team Saturday afternoon. Still, the Wildcats have a chance to host a Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament game...
    Turnovers were a problem for the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team Saturday afternoon. Still, the Wildcats have a chance to host a Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament game...
  • Prep Roundup: Knox County wraps up outright Tri-Rivers championship

    Prep Roundup: Knox County wraps up outright Tri-Rivers championship

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:24 AM EST2015-02-22 07:24:54 GMT
    The Knox County boys basketball didn't want the same sense of dissatisfaction they experienced last year. Last season, the Eagles shared the Tri-Rivers Conference title with Scotland County...
    The Knox County boys basketball didn't want the same sense of dissatisfaction they experienced last year. Last season, the Eagles shared the Tri-Rivers Conference title with Scotland County...
  • Lady Hawks play hot hand as Gerbus enjoys career-best effort in critical victory

    Lady Hawks play hot hand as Gerbus enjoys career-best effort in critical victory

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:23 AM EST2015-02-22 07:23:04 GMT
    QUINCY — Kara Gerbus wasn't bashful about calling for the ball each and every time she found herself open Saturday afternoon. "I probably wanted it a little too much," she said. There's no such thing when you're in the midst of a career-best effort...
    QUINCY — Kara Gerbus wasn't bashful about calling for the ball each and every time she found herself open Saturday afternoon. "I probably wanted it a little too much," she said. There's no such thing when you're in the midst of a career-best effort...
  • Hawks suffer significant loss despite picking up much-needed GLVC victory over Saints

    Hawks suffer significant loss despite picking up much-needed GLVC victory over Saints

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:20 AM EST2015-02-22 07:20:46 GMT
    QUINCY — Thomas Jackson's sprained right ankle has healed enough that he was able to give the Quincy University men's basketball team some quality minutes Saturday. The hope is Evan McGaughey can do the same in a much shorter time frame. McGaughey rolled his right ankle when he landed awkwardly...
    QUINCY — Thomas Jackson's sprained right ankle has healed enough that he was able to give the Quincy University men's basketball team some quality minutes Saturday. The hope is Evan McGaughey can do the same in a much shorter time frame. McGaughey rolled his right ankle when he landed awkwardly...

  • Triple Threat: Hannibal's Fohey finishes historic wrestling career by winning third straight state title

    Triple Threat: Hannibal's Fohey finishes historic wrestling career by winning third straight state title

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:13 AM EST2015-02-22 07:13:38 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Seconds after claiming the 120-pound championship at the Class 3 state wrestling tournament, Hannibal's Chandler Fohey put both hands in the air, showing the number three. It was a simple gesture, but one with resounding meaning. With his 13-4 victory over Neosho's John Williams on Saturday night at Mizzou Arena, Fohey won his third consecutive state title...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Seconds after claiming the 120-pound championship at the Class 3 state wrestling tournament, Hannibal's Chandler Fohey put both hands in the air, showing the number three. It was a simple gesture, but one with resounding meaning. With his 13-4 victory over Neosho's John Williams on Saturday night at Mizzou Arena, Fohey won his third consecutive state title...

  • Muehring defends his state title, Pirates finish third as a team

    Muehring defends his state title, Pirates finish third as a team

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:10 AM EST2015-02-22 07:10:05 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Even in a scoreless bout after two periods, Hannibal wrestler Kyle Muehring knew he'd defend his Class 3 state wrestling championship. When he saw an opening to make a reversal on Branson's Christian Robertson with 1 minute, 35 seconds left in the third period, he took it...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Even in a scoreless bout after two periods, Hannibal wrestler Kyle Muehring knew he'd defend his Class 3 state wrestling championship. When he saw an opening to make a reversal on Branson's Christian Robertson with 1 minute, 35 seconds left in the third period, he took it...

  • Collings' long road back from injury ends with second-place state finish

    Collings' long road back from injury ends with second-place state finish

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:05 AM EST2015-02-22 07:05:43 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Colby Collings sat against the wall in the tunnels of Mizzou Arena moments after his loss in the 170-pound championship match at the Class 3 state wrestling tournament. He was disappointed with his 4-3 loss to Kearney's Andrew Buckley, but he admittedly didn't think he'd get the opportunity...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Colby Collings sat against the wall in the tunnels of Mizzou Arena moments after his loss in the 170-pound championship match at the Class 3 state wrestling tournament. He was disappointed with his 4-3 loss to Kearney's Andrew Buckley, but he admittedly didn't think he'd get the opportunity...

  • Janes comes up precious seconds short in bid to give Hannibal another champion

    Janes comes up precious seconds short in bid to give Hannibal another champion

    Sunday, February 22 2015 2:00 AM EST2015-02-22 07:00:53 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Austin Janes had 15 seconds to score a takedown Saturday night. He wishes he had a few more seconds. The Hannibal wrestler went for a single-leg move in the final seconds of the third period against Grain Valley's Maverick Alexander, but time ran out before Janes...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Austin Janes had 15 seconds to score a takedown Saturday night. He wishes he had a few more seconds. The Hannibal wrestler went for a single-leg move in the final seconds of the third period against Grain Valley's Maverick Alexander, but time ran out before Janes...

  • State medal collection continues to grow for West Hancock's Lucie

    State medal collection continues to grow for West Hancock's Lucie

    Sunday, February 22 2015 1:56 AM EST2015-02-22 06:56:08 GMT
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Will Lucie continues to add to his medal collection, but the one he values the most eludes him. "It's kind of bittersweet," the West Hancock junior wrestler said following his fourth-place finish Saturday at 126 pounds...
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Will Lucie continues to add to his medal collection, but the one he values the most eludes him. "It's kind of bittersweet," the West Hancock junior wrestler said following his fourth-place finish Saturday at 126 pounds...
  • Four on the floor: Hannibal pushes four wrestlers into state title matches

    Four on the floor: Hannibal pushes four wrestlers into state title matches

    Saturday, February 21 2015 1:34 AM EST2015-02-21 06:34:31 GMT
    Chandler Fohey has already made history. Saturday, he'll have the opportunity to make some more.

    Chandler Fohey has already made history. Saturday, he'll have the opportunity to make some more.
  • Turnovers end QND's season in regional final loss to Springfield

    Turnovers end QND's season in regional final loss to Springfield

    Saturday, February 21 2015 1:16 AM EST2015-02-21 06:16:33 GMT
    QUINCY -- It's been awhile since the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team's season ended like this. A dominant run of five straight trips to Redbird Arena was snapped in QND's 48-36 loss to top-seeded Springfield in the Class 3A QND regional Friday night at the Pit.
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  • Area Roundup: Unity uses run in fourth quarter to pull away from Brown County

    Area Roundup: Unity uses run in fourth quarter to pull away from Brown County

    Saturday, February 21 2015 1:03 AM EST2015-02-21 06:03:45 GMT
    Adam Donley drained a 3-pointer with 4 minutes, 41 seconds to go in the game that ignited an 11-1 run as the Unity boys basketball team came up with a 66-52 victory over Brown County Friday night in Mount Sterling, Ill. The bucket gave Unity (9-18) its first lead since midway through the first quarter, and the Mustangs never trailed from that point.

    Adam Donley drained a 3-pointer with 4 minutes, 41 seconds to go in the game that ignited an 11-1 run as the Unity boys basketball team came up with a 66-52 victory over Brown County Friday night in Mount Sterling, Ill. The bucket gave Unity (9-18) its first lead since midway through the first quarter, and the Mustangs never trailed from that point.

  • College basketball preview: Maryville at Quincy University men

    College basketball preview: Maryville at Quincy University men

    Saturday, February 21 2015 12:56 AM EST2015-02-21 05:56:25 GMT
    Maryville (10-5, 5-11) at Quincy men (12-14, 6-10) 3:15 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Saints: Since a dramtic 77-76 victory over Quincy on Jan. 15 in which forward Max Mischkulnig tipped...


    Maryville (10-5, 5-11) at Quincy men (12-14, 6-10) 3:15 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Saints: Since a dramtic 77-76 victory over Quincy on Jan. 15 in which forward Max Mischkulnig tipped...
  • College basketball preview: Maryville at Quincy University women

    College basketball preview: Maryville at Quincy University women

    Saturday, February 21 2015 12:54 AM EST2015-02-21 05:54:43 GMT
     Maryville (13-12, 7-9) at Quincy women (13-11, 8-8) 1 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Saints: Maryville has locked up a spot in the 12-team Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament, and...

    Maryville (13-12, 7-9) at Quincy women (13-11, 8-8) 1 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Saints: Maryville has locked up a spot in the 12-team Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament, and...
  • Highland knocks off Palmyra to clinch second place in Clarence Cannon Conference

    Highland knocks off Palmyra to clinch second place in Clarence Cannon Conference

    Saturday, February 21 2015 12:46 AM EST2015-02-21 05:46:26 GMT
    EWING, Mo. -- Matthew Scoggin felt a little nervous once Palmyra began to make a rally in the fourth quarter. But the sophomore guard remembered the X-factors that are on the Highland boys basketball team.

    EWING, Mo. -- Matthew Scoggin felt a little nervous once Palmyra began to make a rally in the fourth quarter. But the sophomore guard remembered the X-factors that are on the Highland boys basketball team.

  • One step back, two steps forward: Blue Devils finish home slate by beating Maroons with strong closing kick

    One step back, two steps forward: Blue Devils finish home slate by beating Maroons with strong closing kick

    Saturday, February 21 2015 12:39 AM EST2015-02-21 05:39:55 GMT
    QUINCY -- The fact Harrison Elbe was bigger and stronger than his younger brother made Lincoln Elbe get creative trying to score in their games of one-on-one. That's how the step-back 3-pointer was born.

    QUINCY -- The fact Harrison Elbe was bigger and stronger than his younger brother made Lincoln Elbe get creative trying to score in their games of one-on-one. That's how the step-back 3-pointer was born.
  • Lady Raiders hope for a healthy team next season

    Lady Raiders hope for a healthy team next season

    Saturday, February 21 2015 12:34 AM EST2015-02-21 05:34:36 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team never had a completely healthy roster. It may have kept the Lady Raiders from reaching their full potential. Still, QND managed to reach the Class 3A QND regional final, falling to top-seeded Springfield 48-36 Friday night at the Pit.

    QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team never had a completely healthy roster. It may have kept the Lady Raiders from reaching their full potential. Still, QND managed to reach the Class 3A QND regional final, falling to top-seeded Springfield 48-36 Friday night at the Pit.

  • Palmyra's girls' defense boosts ailing offense

    Palmyra's girls' defense boosts ailing offense

    Saturday, February 21 2015 12:21 AM EST2015-02-21 05:21:37 GMT
    EWING, Mo. -- Sophomore forward Nicole Kroeger and the Palmyra High School girls basketball teams' defense were playing well, but the offense was struggling. It made Kroeger and the Lady Panthers somewhat tense. "A little (nervous)," Kroeger said. "But we didn't give up and we tried our hardest and we came back."

    EWING, Mo. -- Sophomore forward Nicole Kroeger and the Palmyra High School girls basketball teams' defense were playing well, but the offense was struggling. It made Kroeger and the Lady Panthers somewhat tense. "A little (nervous)," Kroeger said. "But we didn't give up and we tried our hardest and we came back."

  • Five Hannibal wrestlers advance to quarterfinals

    Five Hannibal wrestlers advance to quarterfinals

    Friday, February 20 2015 11:55 AM EST2015-02-20 16:55:30 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five Hannibal wrestlers moved on to the Class 3 state wrestling quarterfinals Thursday at Mizzou Arena
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five Hannibal wrestlers moved on to the Class 3 state wrestling quarterfinals Thursday at Mizzou Arena
  • Lucie stays unbeaten, QND's Meyers also wins

    Lucie stays unbeaten, QND's Meyers also wins

    Friday, February 20 2015 11:54 AM EST2015-02-20 16:54:52 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five Hannibal wrestlers moved on to the Class 3 state wrestling quarterfinals Thursday at Mizzou Arena
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five Hannibal wrestlers moved on to the Class 3 state wrestling quarterfinals Thursday at Mizzou Arena
  • Louisiana claims share of Clarence Cannon Conference crown

    Louisiana claims share of Clarence Cannon Conference crown

    Friday, February 20 2015 11:51 AM EST2015-02-20 16:51:42 GMT
    The Louisiana boys basketball team clinched at least a share of the Clarence Cannon Conference title with a 64-42 victory over South Shelby in Louisiana, Mo.
    The Louisiana boys basketball team clinched at least a share of the Clarence Cannon Conference title with a 64-42 victory over South Shelby in Louisiana, Mo.
  • Losses mount for Lady Hawks as lead escapes them in overtime

    Losses mount for Lady Hawks as lead escapes them in overtime

    Friday, February 20 2015 9:04 AM EST2015-02-20 14:04:50 GMT
    ST. LOUIS -- Maggie Cunningham didn't go as far as to say the Quincy University women's basketball team's confidence is waning.

    But the junior point guard can see the Lady Hawks teetering.
    ST. LOUIS -- Maggie Cunningham didn't go as far as to say the Quincy University women's basketball team's confidence is waning.

    But the junior point guard can see the Lady Hawks teetering.

  • Hawks' final attempt misses mark in another nail-biting loss

    Hawks' final attempt misses mark in another nail-biting loss

    Friday, February 20 2015 9:02 AM EST2015-02-20 14:02:29 GMT
    ST. LOUIS -- The Quincy University men's basketball players had practiced the scenario enough to know with 4.6 seconds remaining Thursday night they could drive the length of the floor and get off a quality shot before the buzzer.
    ST. LOUIS -- The Quincy University men's basketball players had practiced the scenario enough to know with 4.6 seconds remaining Thursday night they could drive the length of the floor and get off a quality shot before the buzzer.
  • John Wood women's defense clamps down on Lincoln

    John Wood women's defense clamps down on Lincoln

    Thursday, February 19 2015 1:06 PM EST2015-02-19 18:06:23 GMT
    Shea O'Brien and the John Wood women's basketball team didn't want to look ahead to Saturday's matchup with Danville Area Community College and overlook Lincoln. John Wood sits in third place in the Midwest Athletic Conference, two games behind Danville for second place. So the Lady Blazers took a simple approach. "They told us to act like it was Danville," O'Brien said. "Put Danville on the front of their jerseys and play our hearts out."
    Shea O'Brien and the John Wood women's basketball team didn't want to look ahead to Saturday's matchup with Danville Area Community College and overlook Lincoln. John Wood sits in third place in the Midwest Athletic Conference, two games behind Danville for second place. So the Lady Blazers took a simple approach. "They told us to act like it was Danville," O'Brien said. "Put Danville on the front of their jerseys and play our hearts out."


  • Prep basketball preview: Moline at Quincy High School

    Prep basketball preview: Moline at Quincy High School

    Thursday, February 19 2015 1:01 PM EST2015-02-19 18:01:20 GMT
    Moline (16-11, 4-4) at Quincy High School (14-9, 5-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday º Blue Devil Gym ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 103.9 FM Scouting the Maroons: Much like Quincy, Moline relies on a perimeter punch to set the...
    Moline (16-11, 4-4) at Quincy High School (14-9, 5-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday º Blue Devil Gym ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 103.9 FM Scouting the Maroons: Much like Quincy, Moline relies on a perimeter punch to set the...
  • Realignment could be coming for Tri-Rivers Conference

    Realignment could be coming for Tri-Rivers Conference

    Thursday, February 19 2015 12:58 PM EST2015-02-19 17:58:45 GMT
    The future of the Tri-Rivers Conference is in limbo.

    Member schools Milan and Putnam County received invitations last week to join the Grand River Conference in the fall of 2016. The schools have a Feb. 27 deadline to decide to stay in the TRC or leave for the GRC. Milan Superintendent Ben Yocom confirmed the Milan School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday night to join the GRC in 2016. "The primary reason was the longevity and stability of scheduling," Yocom said.
    The future of the Tri-Rivers Conference is in limbo.

    Member schools Milan and Putnam County received invitations last week to join the Grand River Conference in the fall of 2016. The schools have a Feb. 27 deadline to decide to stay in the TRC or leave for the GRC. Milan Superintendent Ben Yocom confirmed the Milan School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday night to join the GRC in 2016. "The primary reason was the longevity and stability of scheduling," Yocom said.

  • PREP NOTEBOOK: Injury doesn't keep Louisiana boys from challenging for CCC title

    PREP NOTEBOOK: Injury doesn't keep Louisiana boys from challenging for CCC title

    Thursday, February 19 2015 12:40 PM EST2015-02-19 17:40:26 GMT
    The Palmyra boys basketball team could have secured its first Clarence Cannon Conference title since 2001, but Louisiana had other plans last Friday, defeating the Panthers 67-64. Louisiana's victory put both teams at 6-1 in conference play. Palmyra's final game is at Highland Friday while Louisiana hosts South Shelby. "It was a big win, because it kept us alive," Louisiana coach Derek Branstetter said. "We'd prefer to win outright, but we can't control that now ...
    The Palmyra boys basketball team could have secured its first Clarence Cannon Conference title since 2001, but Louisiana had other plans last Friday, defeating the Panthers 67-64. Louisiana's victory put both teams at 6-1 in conference play. Palmyra's final game is at Highland Friday while Louisiana hosts South Shelby. "It was a big win, because it kept us alive," Louisiana coach Derek Branstetter said. "We'd prefer to win outright, but we can't control that now ...
  • Dixon's putback saves Trail Blazers in overtime victory over Lincoln

    Dixon's putback saves Trail Blazers in overtime victory over Lincoln

    Thursday, February 19 2015 12:31 PM EST2015-02-19 17:31:46 GMT
    After leading for the first 32 minutes of Wednesday night's game, it seemed as if the John Wood men's basketball team couldn't close out Lincoln College. Da'Quan Dixon refused to take no for an answer. The JWCC sophomore forward converted a three-point play to tie the game with 8.2 seconds left in regulation, setting John Wood up for a 93-87 MidWest Athletic Conference overtime victory Wednesday night at the Student Activity Center.

    After leading for the first 32 minutes of Wednesday night's game, it seemed as if the John Wood men's basketball team couldn't close out Lincoln College. Da'Quan Dixon refused to take no for an answer. The JWCC sophomore forward converted a three-point play to tie the game with 8.2 seconds left in regulation, setting John Wood up for a 93-87 MidWest Athletic Conference overtime victory Wednesday night at the Student Activity Center.


  • Managing epilepsy helps keep Payson Seymour's Conrad on basketball court

    Managing epilepsy helps keep Payson Seymour's Conrad on basketball court

    Thursday, February 19 2015 12:22 PM EST2015-02-19 17:22:11 GMT
    Klayton Conrad has to take every morning what he and his family call his "driving medications." The medicine is used to manage his epilepsy and keep him from having seizures so he can drive a vehicle. They also allow him to play for the Payson Seymour boys basketball team. Conrad was diagnosed with epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder that affects nerve cell activity in the brain, in November 2012. He feared he'd have a seizure on the court. The truth was ...
    Klayton Conrad has to take every morning what he and his family call his "driving medications." The medicine is used to manage his epilepsy and keep him from having seizures so he can drive a vehicle. They also allow him to play for the Payson Seymour boys basketball team. Conrad was diagnosed with epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder that affects nerve cell activity in the brain, in November 2012. He feared he'd have a seizure on the court. The truth was ...
  • West Hancock's Lucie puts undefeated mark on line

    West Hancock's Lucie puts undefeated mark on line

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:51 PM EST2015-02-18 18:51:10 GMT
    Will Lucie knows a perfect record is next to his name, but he couldn't be less concerned about it. "It's really not a big deal for me," Lucie said. "It's not what's driving me. What's driving me is the challenging wrestling." The West Hancock junior is putting his 38-0 mark to the test in the Class 1A wrestling state championships beginning Thursday at the State Farm Center in Champaign. 
    Will Lucie knows a perfect record is next to his name, but he couldn't be less concerned about it. "It's really not a big deal for me," Lucie said. "It's not what's driving me. What's driving me is the challenging wrestling." The West Hancock junior is putting his 38-0 mark to the test in the Class 1A wrestling state championships beginning Thursday at the State Farm Center in Champaign. 

  • Six shooters: Pirates head to state wrestling tournament with high expectations

    Six shooters: Pirates head to state wrestling tournament with high expectations

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:33 PM EST2015-02-18 18:33:27 GMT
    Kyle Muehring can't hide, and he knows it. "They're all looking at my name on the bracket," he said. Muehring, a senior at Hannibal High School, is the defending Class 3A state champion at 220 pounds. "I'm going out there with what I have and they're going out there with the best they have," he said. "I just give it everything."

    Kyle Muehring can't hide, and he knows it. "They're all looking at my name on the bracket," he said. Muehring, a senior at Hannibal High School, is the defending Class 3A state champion at 220 pounds. "I'm going out there with what I have and they're going out there with the best they have," he said. "I just give it everything."


  • Area wrestlers prepare themselves for state appearances

    Area wrestlers prepare themselves for state appearances

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:24 PM EST2015-02-18 18:24:21 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame Principal Mark McDowell had sophomore Ashton Meyers stand on the basketball court during a pep rally Tuesday afternoon and asked for the student body to wish him luck in his return to the state wrestling tournament this weekend. "It was pretty embarrassing," Meyers said. "I don't like going out in front of people." However, he won't mind going out in front of the crowd at the State Farm Center for the Class 2A wrestling finals Friday in Champaign.
    Quincy Notre Dame Principal Mark McDowell had sophomore Ashton Meyers stand on the basketball court during a pep rally Tuesday afternoon and asked for the student body to wish him luck in his return to the state wrestling tournament this weekend. "It was pretty embarrassing," Meyers said. "I don't like going out in front of people." However, he won't mind going out in front of the crowd at the State Farm Center for the Class 2A wrestling finals Friday in Champaign.

  • College basketball previw: Quincy University men at Missouri-St. Louis

    College basketball previw: Quincy University men at Missouri-St. Louis

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:15 PM EST2015-02-18 18:15:04 GMT
    Quincy men (12-13, 6-9) at Missouri-St. Louis (16-9, 8-7) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Mark Twain Building, St. Louis, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Hawks: Quincy holds out hope it can play its way into hosting a...
    Quincy men (12-13, 6-9) at Missouri-St. Louis (16-9, 8-7) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Mark Twain Building, St. Louis, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Hawks: Quincy holds out hope it can play its way into hosting a...
  • College basketball preview: Quincy University women at Missouri-St. Louis

    College basketball preview: Quincy University women at Missouri-St. Louis

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:12 PM EST2015-02-18 18:12:14 GMT
    Quincy women (13-10, 8-7) at Missouri-St. Louis (12-11, 8-7) 5:30 p.m. Thursday º Mark Twain Building, St. Louis, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Lady Hawks: The Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament field is...
    Quincy women (13-10, 8-7) at Missouri-St. Louis (12-11, 8-7) 5:30 p.m. Thursday º Mark Twain Building, St. Louis, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Lady Hawks: The Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament field is...
  • BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lewis saves best for last, helps Brown County win in OT

    BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lewis saves best for last, helps Brown County win in OT

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:07 PM EST2015-02-18 18:07:08 GMT
    Down the stretch, Carter Lewis flourished. The Brown County boys basketball team's junior guard scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Hornets outlasted Pleasant Hill 65-60 in overtime...
    Down the stretch, Carter Lewis flourished. The Brown County boys basketball team's junior guard scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Hornets outlasted Pleasant Hill 65-60 in overtime...
  • AREA ROUNDUP: Scoreless fourth quarter dooms QHS girls in regional opener

    AREA ROUNDUP: Scoreless fourth quarter dooms QHS girls in regional opener

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 12:41 PM EST2015-02-18 17:41:45 GMT
    The Quincy High School girls basketball team was tied at 26 with Granite City after three quarters in the first round of the Class 4A Alton Regional. The Blue Devils never scored again. The Warriors (3-23) outscored...
    The Quincy High School girls basketball team was tied at 26 with Granite City after three quarters in the first round of the Class 4A Alton Regional. The Blue Devils never scored again. The Warriors (3-23) outscored...
  • Scouting the State: Playing Simeon in gives Titans quite the Uplift

    Scouting the State: Playing Simeon in gives Titans quite the Uplift

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 11:29 AM EST2015-02-17 16:29:06 GMT
    The Chicago Uplift boys basketball team's reward for reaching the semifinals of the Chicago Public League Tournament is the game the Titans have always wanted.
    The Chicago Uplift boys basketball team's reward for reaching the semifinals of the Chicago Public League Tournament is the game the Titans have always wanted.
  • Area roundup: QU softball team picks up one victory on weekend road trip

    Area roundup: QU softball team picks up one victory on weekend road trip

    Monday, February 16 2015 3:22 PM EST2015-02-16 20:22:41 GMT
    The Quincy University softball team won one of its four games at the season-opening 8-State Classic in Bentonville, Ark. After losing the first two games 6-2 to Upper Iowa and 7-1 to Missouri Western, the Lady Hawks earned a 9-5 victory over Missouri Southern...
    The Quincy University softball team won one of its four games at the season-opening 8-State Classic in Bentonville, Ark. After losing the first two games 6-2 to Upper Iowa and 7-1 to Missouri Western, the Lady Hawks earned a 9-5 victory over Missouri Southern...
  • Power of Perseverance: Blue Devils' Wellman holds true to her love of the game

    Power of Perseverance: Blue Devils' Wellman holds true to her love of the game

    Monday, February 16 2015 3:21 PM EST2015-02-16 20:21:25 GMT
    QUINCY — Reagan Wellman never lost sight of what makes playing high school basketball special, even though the view was often murky. "Basketball is my love," she said. "No game is more fun." Over the last four years, that perspective has been tested...
    QUINCY — Reagan Wellman never lost sight of what makes playing high school basketball special, even though the view was often murky. "Basketball is my love," she said. "No game is more fun." Over the last four years, that perspective has been tested...

  • PREP WRESTLING: Freshman Cook leads four area grapplers to Illinois state meet

    PREP WRESTLING: Freshman Cook leads four area grapplers to Illinois state meet

    Monday, February 16 2015 2:51 PM EST2015-02-16 19:51:51 GMT
    Joel Cook became just the second freshman in Pittsfield wrestling history to qualify for the state tournament Saturday afternoon. Cook placed second in the 113-pound class in the Class 1A Vandalia Sectional at Vandalia, Ill. Cook was pinned by Belleville Althoff freshman Chase Bittle in 2 minutes, 48 seconds...

    Joel Cook became just the second freshman in Pittsfield wrestling history to qualify for the state tournament Saturday afternoon. Cook placed second in the 113-pound class in the Class 1A Vandalia Sectional at Vandalia, Ill. Cook was pinned by Belleville Althoff freshman Chase Bittle in 2 minutes, 48 seconds...
  • College Roundup: Hawks strong at net during victory

    College Roundup: Hawks strong at net during victory

    Sunday, February 15 2015 12:59 AM EST2015-02-15 05:59:38 GMT
    Three Quincy University men's volleyball players had at least 10 kills in a 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20 non-conference victory over King University on Saturday night at Pepsi Arena. Jarrod Kelso led the Hawks with 14 kills, while John Pranger and Jack Gamache added 10 apiece.

    By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
  • Six Hannibal wrestlers heading to state

    Six Hannibal wrestlers heading to state

    Sunday, February 15 2015 12:59 AM EST2015-02-15 05:59:38 GMT
    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Hannibal will be well-represented in next weekend's Class 3 wrestling state tournament at Columbia. The Pirates crowned four champions during the Class 3 District 2 Tournament Saturday at Westminster Christian Academy. In addition, two other Hannibal wrestlers will take the mat when the state tournament opens Thursday at Mizzou Arena.

    By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
  • THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: Blue Devils put suffocating defense on display for former coach

    THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: Blue Devils put suffocating defense on display for former coach

    QUINCY -- The Quincy High School boys basketball players showed their appreciation for their old coach, being among the first to greet Sean Taylor when Jacksonville arrived at Blue Devil Gym for Saturday night's game.
    QUINCY -- The Quincy High School boys basketball players showed their appreciation for their old coach, being among the first to greet Sean Taylor when Jacksonville arrived at Blue Devil Gym for Saturday night's game.
  • Wingerter's treys lift Quincy Home School to state championship

    Wingerter's treys lift Quincy Home School to state championship

    Sunday, February 15 2015 12:22 AM EST2015-02-15 05:22:36 GMT
    ST. LOUIS -- Jordan Hickman knew the Quincy Home School boys basketball team wouldn't have celebrated winning the Missouri State Homeschool Tournament without Ben Wingerter's heroics.

    ST. LOUIS -- Jordan Hickman knew the Quincy Home School boys basketball team wouldn't have celebrated winning the Missouri State Homeschool Tournament without Ben Wingerter's heroics.

  • Prep Roundup: Lady Raiders drop regular-season finale

    Prep Roundup: Lady Raiders drop regular-season finale

    Sunday, February 15 2015 12:12 AM EST2015-02-15 05:12:48 GMT
    Kevin Meyer doesn't want to dwell on the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team's regular-season-ending loss to St. Joseph's Academy Saturday afternoon. Instead, he prefers to concentrate on how it may help the Lady Raiders in the postseason.

    Kevin Meyer doesn't want to dwell on the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team's regular-season-ending loss to St. Joseph's Academy Saturday afternoon. Instead, he prefers to concentrate on how it may help the Lady Raiders in the postseason.

  • Liberty uses free throws to topple QND

    Liberty uses free throws to topple QND

    Saturday, February 14 2015 11:44 PM EST2015-02-15 04:44:21 GMT
    QUINCY -- The shots weren't falling for the Liberty boys basketball team. Luckily, the free throws did.
    QUINCY -- The shots weren't falling for the Liberty boys basketball team. Luckily, the free throws did.

  • Hawks get back to their winning ways

    Hawks get back to their winning ways

    Saturday, February 14 2015 11:38 PM EST2015-02-15 04:38:35 GMT
    QUINCY -- After four straight losses, Godson Eneogwe and the Quincy University men's basketball team could be forgiven if they had lost a bit of the knack for the game. Saturday's 86-73 win over St. Joseph's at Pepsi Arena changed that.

    QUINCY -- After four straight losses, Godson Eneogwe and the Quincy University men's basketball team could be forgiven if they had lost a bit of the knack for the game. Saturday's 86-73 win over St. Joseph's at Pepsi Arena changed that.
  • Win one for the team: Lucie lifts West Hancock's spirits with sectional championship

    Win one for the team: Lucie lifts West Hancock's spirits with sectional championship

    Saturday, February 14 2015 11:14 PM EST2015-02-15 04:14:32 GMT
    CLINTON, Ill. -- A sectional wrestling title was within his grasp, but West Hancock's Will Lucie had other things on his mind. "Today was very sad for the rest of our team. We didn't get the wins that we needed," the Titans junior said. "Once we got to the consolation semifinals, I was the only wrestler on our team alive."

    By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
  • Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball has new look, same identity

    Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball has new look, same identity

    Saturday, February 14 2015 11:14 PM EST2015-02-15 04:14:31 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team's starting lineup looks far different from the last time the Lady Raiders stepped onto Redbird Arena. Regardless of the personnel changes, they believe they still have the same identity.

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  • College Basketball: JWCC men scratch out conference victory on the road

    JWCC men scratch out conference victory on the road

    Saturday, February 14 2015 10:56 PM EST2015-02-15 03:56:11 GMT
    The John Wood Community College men's basketball team needed a conference road victory desperately. The Trail Blazers led nearly the entire game against Parkland Saturday afternoon before pulling out a 76-71 MidWest Athletic Conference victory at Champaign, Ill.

    The John Wood Community College men's basketball team needed a conference road victory desperately. The Trail Blazers led nearly the entire game against Parkland Saturday afternoon before pulling out a 76-71 MidWest Athletic Conference victory at Champaign, Ill.

  • Lady Hawks' string of woes continue

    Lady Hawks' string of woes continue

    QUINCY -- Injuries have plagued the Quincy University women's basketball team all season. On Saturday, it seemed as if the fatigue had caught up to the Lady Hawks.
    QUINCY -- Injuries have plagued the Quincy University women's basketball team all season. On Saturday, it seemed as if the fatigue had caught up to the Lady Hawks.

  • Missouri Boys Basketball: Crazy finish leads to share of CCC title for Louisiana

    Missouri Boys Basketball: Crazy finish leads to share of CCC title for Louisiana

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:54 AM EST2015-02-14 06:54:01 GMT
    A crazy finish helped the Louisiana boys basketball team stay in contention for at least a share of the Clarence Cannon Conference championship. Zach Richardson's three-point play with nine seconds left and two free throws six seconds helped the Bulldogs rally for a 67-64 victory over Palmyra on Friday night at Louisiana, Mo.

    A crazy finish helped the Louisiana boys basketball team stay in contention for at least a share of the Clarence Cannon Conference championship. Zach Richardson's three-point play with nine seconds left and two free throws six seconds helped the Bulldogs rally for a 67-64 victory over Palmyra on Friday night at Louisiana, Mo.

  • Janes, Collings look to add to Hannibal wrestling lore

    Janes, Collings look to add to Hannibal wrestling lore

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:42 AM EST2015-02-14 06:42:12 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- At family gatherings, Hannibal senior wrestler Austin Janes listens to family members talk about their state wrestling successes. Janes' brother, Tyler, won a Class 3 wrestling state championship last year. His uncle, Brian, finished runner-up in 1996. Austin Janes finished third last year at 113 pounds. He'd like to add another state championship to the family.

    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- At family gatherings, Hannibal senior wrestler Austin Janes listens to family members talk about their state wrestling successes. Janes' brother, Tyler, won a Class 3 wrestling state championship last year. His uncle, Brian, finished runner-up in 1996. Austin Janes finished third last year at 113 pounds. He'd like to add another state championship to the family.

  • College basketball preview: Saint Joseph's at Quincy University men

    College basketball preview: Saint Joseph's at Quincy University men

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:38 AM EST2015-02-14 06:38:34 GMT
     Saint Joseph's (6-18, 3-11) at Quincy men (11-13, 5-9) 3:15 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Pumas: Positioned at the bottom of the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division and one...

    Saint Joseph's (6-18, 3-11) at Quincy men (11-13, 5-9) 3:15 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Pumas: Positioned at the bottom of the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division and one...
  • STREAKING TO A HALT: Quincy's charge up WB6 standings ends with loss at Galesburg

    STREAKING TO A HALT: Quincy's charge up WB6 standings ends with loss at Galesburg

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:37 AM EST2015-02-14 06:37:11 GMT
    GALESBURG, Ill. -- Tied at 16 after the first quarter Friday night, the Quincy High School boys basketball team went cold in the second quarter. Galesburg kept up the scoring pace.
    GALESBURG, Ill. -- Tied at 16 after the first quarter Friday night, the Quincy High School boys basketball team went cold in the second quarter. Galesburg kept up the scoring pace.

  • College basketball preview: Saint Joseph's at Quincy University women

    College basketball preview: Saint Joseph's at Quincy University women

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:35 AM EST2015-02-14 06:35:43 GMT
    Saint Joseph's (10-14, 6-8) at Quincy women (13-9, 8-6) 1 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Pumas: Saint Joseph's has enjoyed a measure of success against the Great Lakes Valley...

    Saint Joseph's (10-14, 6-8) at Quincy women (13-9, 8-6) 1 p.m. Saturday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Pumas: Saint Joseph's has enjoyed a measure of success against the Great Lakes Valley...
  • Prep basketball preview: Jacksonville at Quincy High School

    Prep basketball preview: Jacksonville at Quincy High School

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:33 AM EST2015-02-14 06:33:45 GMT
     Jacksonville (10-14) at Quincy High School (13-9) 7:30 p.m. Saturday º Blue Devil Gym ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 10-3.9 FM Scouting the Crimsons: Jacksonville has had some peaks and valleys in its first season...

    Jacksonville (10-14) at Quincy High School (13-9) 7:30 p.m. Saturday º Blue Devil Gym ESPN 1440 AM º WQCY 10-3.9 FM Scouting the Crimsons: Jacksonville has had some peaks and valleys in its first season...
  • Prep Boys Basketball: Heimann's buzzer-beater helps Central slip past Macomb

    Prep Boys Basketball: Heimann's buzzer-beater helps Central slip past Macomb

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:29 AM EST2015-02-14 06:29:18 GMT
    Taylor Heimann went coast to coast at the buzzer and helped the Central boys basketball team escape with a 34-33 victory Friday night over Macomb in Camp Point, Ill. Heimann's old-fashioned three-point play 12 seconds earlier put Central ahead by one.

    By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
  • College Roundup: Lindenwood's late run keeps QU from scoring MIVA victory

    College Roundup: Lindenwood's late run keeps QU from scoring MIVA victory

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:29 AM EST2015-02-14 06:29:12 GMT
    With the fifth set tied at nine, the Lindenwood men's volleyball team went on a 6-2 to close out Quincy University and grab a 23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association victory at Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo.
    With the fifth set tied at nine, the Lindenwood men's volleyball team went on a 6-2 to close out Quincy University and grab a 23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association victory at Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo.
  • SCHUCKMAN: Taylor's return to Blue Devil Gym brings out emotions on both sides

    SCHUCKMAN: Taylor's return to Blue Devil Gym brings out emotions on both sides

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:26 AM EST2015-02-14 06:26:40 GMT
    Lincoln Elbe caught his slip of the tongue immediately. Asked to size up the Quincy High School boys basketball team's weekend, the senior point guard said the Blue Devils understood playing Galesburg on Friday night...
    Lincoln Elbe caught his slip of the tongue immediately. Asked to size up the Quincy High School boys basketball team's weekend, the senior point guard said the Blue Devils understood playing Galesburg on Friday night...
  • Mast leads Liberty to cross-state win

    Mast leads Liberty to cross-state win

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:24 AM EST2015-02-14 06:24:21 GMT
    LIBERTY, Ill. -- A player as versatile as Michael Mast can be very difficult to defend. The Knox County boys basketball team learned that the hard way Friday night.

    LIBERTY, Ill. -- A player as versatile as Michael Mast can be very difficult to defend. The Knox County boys basketball team learned that the hard way Friday night.

  • Wrestling Roundup: Three Titans move into sectional semifinals

    Wrestling Roundup: Three Titans move into sectional semifinals

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:19 AM EST2015-02-14 06:19:57 GMT
    Three West Hancock wrestlers advanced to Saturday's semifinals after competing in the first day of the Class 1A Clinton Sectionals Friday in Clinton, Ill. All three wrestlers advanced to the second round of competition after winning individual regional titles last weekend.

    Three West Hancock wrestlers advanced to Saturday's semifinals after competing in the first day of the Class 1A Clinton Sectionals Friday in Clinton, Ill. All three wrestlers advanced to the second round of competition after winning individual regional titles last weekend.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Tigers overcome first-quarter deficit to snare victory

    GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Tigers overcome first-quarter deficit to snare victory

    Saturday, February 14 2015 1:11 AM EST2015-02-14 06:11:52 GMT
    Lindsay Uhlmeyer has learned to never count out the Canton girls basketball team. "We always rally in the second quarter," the Lady Tigers coach said. Friday night, the Lady Tigers made it a memorable comeback.

    Lindsay Uhlmeyer has learned to never count out the Canton girls basketball team. "We always rally in the second quarter," the Lady Tigers coach said. Friday night, the Lady Tigers made it a memorable comeback.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Culver-Stockton women uses free throws to clinch overtime victory

    COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Culver-Stockton women uses free throws to clinch overtime victory

    Friday, February 13 2015 11:30 AM EST2015-02-13 16:30:05 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team outscored Central Methodist by nine in overtime to grab a 76-67 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory Thursday night at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo.
    The Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team outscored Central Methodist by nine in overtime to grab a 76-67 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory Thursday night at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo.


  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Without McKenzie, Canton falls to Keokuk

    PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Without McKenzie, Canton falls to Keokuk

    Friday, February 13 2015 11:22 AM EST2015-02-13 16:22:12 GMT
    Without leading scorer Gabe McKenzie, the Canton boys basketball team fell to Keokuk 51-45 in Canton, Mo. The Chiefs took a 14-10 lead after the first quarter and led by three at the break. Keokuk outscored Canton by three in the second half to hold on for the victory.
    Without leading scorer Gabe McKenzie, the Canton boys basketball team fell to Keokuk 51-45 in Canton, Mo. The Chiefs took a 14-10 lead after the first quarter and led by three at the break. Keokuk outscored Canton by three in the second half to hold on for the victory.

  • Hot-shooting Greyhounds run away from Hawks for GLVC victory

    Hot-shooting Greyhounds run away from Hawks for GLVC victory

    Friday, February 13 2015 10:41 AM EST2015-02-13 15:41:38 GMT
    Indianapolis men's basketball coach Stan Gouard wasn't entirely enamored with his team's shot selection Thursday night. "I thought we settled too much for threes," he said. Then he took a glance at the halftime stat sheet. "I was complaining about how many we shot in the first half," Gouard said. "But we were shooting 56 percent from three. When you're flowing like that, it's a great feeling as a coach because it seems like everything is going in."
    Indianapolis men's basketball coach Stan Gouard wasn't entirely enamored with his team's shot selection Thursday night. "I thought we settled too much for threes," he said. Then he took a glance at the halftime stat sheet. "I was complaining about how many we shot in the first half," Gouard said. "But we were shooting 56 percent from three. When you're flowing like that, it's a great feeling as a coach because it seems like everything is going in."

  • Blue Devils finish WB6 winless for second consecutive season

    Blue Devils finish WB6 winless for second consecutive season

    Friday, February 13 2015 1:07 AM EST2015-02-13 06:07:33 GMT
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — With the postseason looming, the Quincy High School girls basketball team hoped to take a step forward Thursday night. What happened was more like a step sideways...
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — With the postseason looming, the Quincy High School girls basketball team hoped to take a step forward Thursday night. What happened was more like a step sideways...

  • 'Nonexistent' defense costs Lady Hawks in loss to Greyhounds

    'Nonexistent' defense costs Lady Hawks in loss to Greyhounds

    Friday, February 13 2015 1:06 AM EST2015-02-13 06:06:32 GMT
    QUINCY — There was an inherent problem with letting Thursday night's Great Lakes Valley Conference women's basketball game turn into a 3-point shootout. "One of us is going to have to miss at some point," Quincy University junior guard Maggie Cunningham said. Indianapolis never did...
    QUINCY — There was an inherent problem with letting Thursday night's Great Lakes Valley Conference women's basketball game turn into a 3-point shootout. "One of us is going to have to miss at some point," Quincy University junior guard Maggie Cunningham said. Indianapolis never did...

  • Healthy Thiele feeling confident heading into wrestling sectional

    Healthy Thiele feeling confident heading into wrestling sectional

    Thursday, February 12 2015 2:03 PM EST2015-02-12 19:03:01 GMT
    Wade Thiele has wrestled in just nine matches this season while recovering from a hand injury. Don't tell the Pittsfield wrestler it's a disadvantage. "Kids who have wrestled all year long, they get injuries or they're tired," Thiele said. "I don't have any knee or shoulder injuries, so I think it's a little bit of an advantage." Thiele will take any help he can get as he prepares for the Class 1A Vandalia Sectional on Saturday.
    Wade Thiele has wrestled in just nine matches this season while recovering from a hand injury. Don't tell the Pittsfield wrestler it's a disadvantage. "Kids who have wrestled all year long, they get injuries or they're tired," Thiele said. "I don't have any knee or shoulder injuries, so I think it's a little bit of an advantage." Thiele will take any help he can get as he prepares for the Class 1A Vandalia Sectional on Saturday.

  • PREP NOTEBOOK: Illini West boys shift focus to postseason

    PREP NOTEBOOK: Illini West boys shift focus to postseason

    Thursday, February 12 2015 11:56 AM EST2015-02-12 16:56:06 GMT
    Illini West boys basketball coach Bill Rassmussen believes his team, currently on a six-game winning streak, is playing its best basketball of the season. And he thinks there's still more to come. "We still haven't put together that complete game yet," Rasmussen said.

    Illini West boys basketball coach Bill Rassmussen believes his team, currently on a six-game winning streak, is playing its best basketball of the season. And he thinks there's still more to come. "We still haven't put together that complete game yet," Rasmussen said.


  • Scotland County girls win 21st straight game, reach finals at Brashear

    Scotland County girls win 21st straight game, reach finals at Brashear

    Thursday, February 12 2015 11:47 AM EST2015-02-12 16:47:34 GMT
    The Scotland County girls basketball team advanced to the Brashear Tournament championship game, beating Brashear 61-14 to claim its 21st consecutive victory Wednesday night. The Lady Tigers had eight players score, led by Calesse Bair's 16 points and 10 points from Randi Slaughter. "The girls are playing well as a team," Scotland County coach Shania Arnold said.
    The Scotland County girls basketball team advanced to the Brashear Tournament championship game, beating Brashear 61-14 to claim its 21st consecutive victory Wednesday night. The Lady Tigers had eight players score, led by Calesse Bair's 16 points and 10 points from Randi Slaughter. "The girls are playing well as a team," Scotland County coach Shania Arnold said.

  • Central-Southeastern, Illini West advance to regional finals

    Central-Southeastern, Illini West advance to regional finals

    Thursday, February 12 2015 11:46 AM EST2015-02-12 16:46:16 GMT
    Central-Southeastern girls basketball coach Matt Long wanted his team to turn up the pressure coming out of halftime. It worked to perfection as the top-seeded Central-Southeastern turned a two-point halftime lead into a 52-30 victory over fourth-seeded Beardstown in the Class 2A Rushville-Industry regional semifinal Wednesday night. C-SE advances to play second-seeded Pleasant Plains for the regional title at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    Central-Southeastern girls basketball coach Matt Long wanted his team to turn up the pressure coming out of halftime. It worked to perfection as the top-seeded Central-Southeastern turned a two-point halftime lead into a 52-30 victory over fourth-seeded Beardstown in the Class 2A Rushville-Industry regional semifinal Wednesday night. C-SE advances to play second-seeded Pleasant Plains for the regional title at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • Palmyra's victory is buoyed by strong starts to each half

    Palmyra's victory is buoyed by strong starts to each half

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 12:02 PM EST2015-02-11 17:02:09 GMT
    Haleigh Wosman and the Palmyra girls basketball team wasted no time taking control. Palmyra scored the first seven points Tuesday night -- Wosman had five of those points -- after forcing Monroe City into turnovers on its first two possessions as Palmyra rolled to a 67-33 Clarence Cannon Conference victory. "We got out to that lead in the first quarter, and we just knew we were just going to keep going up from there," Wosman said.
    Haleigh Wosman and the Palmyra girls basketball team wasted no time taking control. Palmyra scored the first seven points Tuesday night -- Wosman had five of those points -- after forcing Monroe City into turnovers on its first two possessions as Palmyra rolled to a 67-33 Clarence Cannon Conference victory. "We got out to that lead in the first quarter, and we just knew we were just going to keep going up from there," Wosman said.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Liberty gets another shot at West Central in regional championship

    GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Liberty gets another shot at West Central in regional championship

    The Liberty girls basketball team is getting another shot at a regional championship and a chance for revenge. A year after losing to Winchester West Central in the regional title game, second-seeded Liberty has played its way back to the same position after beating third-seeded North Greene 52-43 Tuesday night in the Class 1A Winchester Regional semifinals.

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  • BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Titans' Swanson sinks Eagles with late 3-pointer

    BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Titans' Swanson sinks Eagles with late 3-pointer

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 11:36 AM EST2015-02-11 16:36:39 GMT
    Jon Swanson's 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining in regulation gave the West Hancock boys basketball team the lead and allowed the Titans to finish off a 53-52 victory Tuesday night over Liberty in Warsaw, Ill.

    Jon Swanson's 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining in regulation gave the West Hancock boys basketball team the lead and allowed the Titans to finish off a 53-52 victory Tuesday night over Liberty in Warsaw, Ill.


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  • Matthew West, Colton Dixon headline April 3 concert at OLC

    Matthew West, Colton Dixon headline April 3 concert at OLC

    Monday, March 2 2015 11:57 AM EST2015-03-02 16:57:25 GMT
    Two-time Grammy nominee Matthew West and rising star Colton Dixon will headline what promises to be an insightful contemporary Christian concert April 3 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.
    Two-time Grammy nominee Matthew West and rising star Colton Dixon will headline what promises to be an insightful contemporary Christian concert April 3 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.
  • Airport training records issue reported to FAA

    Airport training records issue reported to FAA

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 10:12 AM EST2015-03-04 15:12:19 GMT
    City officials say they self-reported an issue to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding training record keeping for workers at Quincy Regional Airport, but an agency official confirms that an investigation is being conducted. 
    City officials say they self-reported an issue to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding training record keeping for workers at Quincy Regional Airport, but an agency official confirms that an investigation is being conducted. 

  • Polar Plunge raises more than $14,000 for Special Olympics of Missouri

    Polar Plunge raises more than $14,000 for Special Olympics of Missouri

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 9:23 AM EST2015-03-04 14:23:02 GMT
    Neil Maune and Brandon Selle of the Hannibal Rotary Club were the first plungers in the Polar Plunge Saturday at the Hannibal Marina. | Submitted Photo/Michael ToddNeil Maune and Brandon Selle of the Hannibal Rotary Club were the first plungers in the Polar Plunge Saturday at the Hannibal Marina. | Submitted Photo/Michael Todd
    Participants of the fifth annual Hannibal Polar Plunge braved snow and 20-degree weather to raise a record-breaking $14,673 for Special Olympics of Missouri. Neil Maune of the Hannibal Rotary Club team...
    Participants of the fifth annual Hannibal Polar Plunge braved snow and 20-degree weather to raise a record-breaking $14,673 for Special Olympics of Missouri. Neil Maune of the Hannibal Rotary Club team...
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