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  • Blue Devils rally for two second-half goals, knock off Lady Pirates

    Blue Devils rally for two second-half goals, knock off Lady Pirates

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:54:09 GMT
    The Quincy High School girls soccer players and coaches pay close enough attention to the teams on the schedule to know what Hannibal has been doing. That's putting up a fight every night. "Our girls knew they'd played Quincy Notre Dame tough," said Blue Devils coach Travis Dinkheller, referencing QND's 1-0 victory over Hannibal last week. "We knew we'd have our hands full. So we had to do the little things right."
    The Quincy High School girls soccer players and coaches pay close enough attention to the teams on the schedule to know what Hannibal has been doing. That's putting up a fight every night. "Our girls knew they'd played Quincy Notre Dame tough," said Blue Devils coach Travis Dinkheller, referencing QND's 1-0 victory over Hannibal last week. "We knew we'd have our hands full. So we had to do the little things right."

  • WIU tabs former assistant coach Billy Wright to take over men's basketball program

    WIU tabs former assistant coach Billy Wright to take over men's basketball program

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:11:26 GMT
    MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University didn't need a search committee to find its new men's basketball. WIU athletic director Tommy Bell didn't dawdle to replace Jim Molinari either. Four days after Molinari resigned to become an assistant coach at Nebraska, WIU announced it has hired former associate head coach Billy Wright as Molinari's replacement..
    MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University didn't need a search committee to find its new men's basketball. WIU athletic director Tommy Bell didn't dawdle to replace Jim Molinari either. Four days after Molinari resigned to become an assistant coach at Nebraska, WIU announced it has hired former associate head coach Billy Wright as Molinari's replacement..

  • Highland wins Knox County Tournament

    Highland wins Knox County Tournament

    Sunday, April 13 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-13 04:22:09 GMT
    EDINA, Mo. -- The Highland baseball team put on an offensive play to capture the championship of the Knox County Tournament. The Cougars scored 35 runs and collected 38 hits in winning three games, including beating Marion County 12-8 in the championship ...

    EDINA, Mo. -- The Highland baseball team put on an offensive play to capture the championship of the Knox County Tournament. The Cougars scored 35 runs and collected 38 hits in winning three games, including beating Marion County 12-8 in the championship ...

  • Galesburg shells QHS for doubleheader sweep in WB6 opener

    Galesburg shells QHS for doubleheader sweep in WB6 opener

    Sunday, April 13 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-04-13 04:16:18 GMT
    Gabby Labre has carried the pitching load for the Quincy High School softball team this season. Galesburg used that to its advantage, wearing Labre down in the second game of Saturday's Western Big Six Conference...
    Gabby Labre has carried the pitching load for the Quincy High School softball team this season. Galesburg used that to its advantage, wearing Labre down in the second game of Saturday's Western Big Six Conference...
  • Spring game showcases how QU football team is moving in right direction

    Spring game showcases how QU football team is moving in right direction

    Sunday, April 13 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-13 04:13:31 GMT
    Ike Onike knows Saturday's spring game was important for the progression of the Quincy University football team. However, it's not the most important thing. "We're improving, but the summer grind is...
    Ike Onike knows Saturday's spring game was important for the progression of the Quincy University football team. However, it's not the most important thing. "We're improving, but the summer grind is...
  • College Baseball Roundup: QU can't complete weekend sweep

    College Baseball Roundup: QU can't complete weekend sweep

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:49:19 GMT
    For the second weekend in a row, the Quincy University baseball team missed out on a chance to sweep a weekend series. Saturday, the Hawks beat Missouri-St. Louis 11-2 before dropping the nightcap 2-1 in St. Louis, Mo. QU won the series 3-1 ...

    For the second weekend in a row, the Quincy University baseball team missed out on a chance to sweep a weekend series. Saturday, the Hawks beat Missouri-St. Louis 11-2 before dropping the nightcap 2-1 in St. Louis, Mo. QU won the series 3-1 ...

  • Area Roundup: One goal is enough for Hannibal to post NCMC road victory

    Area Roundup: One goal is enough for Hannibal to post NCMC road victory

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:42:21 GMT
    Hannibal girls soccer coach Eric Hill liked the way the Lady Pirates controlled possession during Saturday's North Central Missouri Conference game at Marshall. He only wishes they had finished just as well ...

    Hannibal girls soccer coach Eric Hill liked the way the Lady Pirates controlled possession during Saturday's North Central Missouri Conference game at Marshall. He only wishes they had finished just as well ...

  • Prep Softball Roundup: Wilson leads QND softball team to title

    Prep Softball Roundup: Wilson leads QND softball team to title

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:38:16 GMT
    Carly Wilson has found her groove. The Quincy Notre Dame freshman went 7 for 7, hit two doubles and three home runs and drove in seven runs during two games Saturday at the Beardstown Tournament ...

    Carly Wilson has found her groove. The Quincy Notre Dame freshman went 7 for 7, hit two doubles and three home runs and drove in seven runs during two games Saturday at the Beardstown Tournament ...

  • College Softball Roundup: Lady Hawks' hot bats earn doubleheader sweep

    College Softball Roundup: Lady Hawks' hot bats earn doubleheader sweep

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:35:53 GMT
    The Quincy University softball team's home run prowess continued Saturday. The Lady Hawks belted two home runs in the Great Lakes Valley Conference sweep of Southern Indiana, winning 3-2 and 8-1 at the Mart Heinen Softball Complex ...

    The Quincy University softball team's home run prowess continued Saturday. The Lady Hawks belted two home runs in the Great Lakes Valley Conference sweep of Southern Indiana, winning 3-2 and 8-1 at the Mart Heinen Softball Complex ...

  • Blue Devils baseball splits with Galesburg

    Blue Devils baseball splits with Galesburg

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:33:23 GMT
    GALESBURG, Ill. -- The Quincy High School baseball team came alive during the second game of Saturday's Western Big Six Conference doubleheader against Galesburg. The result was a split with the Silver Streaks. After collecting only two hits in a 2-0 loss in Game 1, the Blue Devils had 10 hits in a 7-4 victory in the nightcap ...

    GALESBURG, Ill. -- The Quincy High School baseball team came alive during the second game of Saturday's Western Big Six Conference doubleheader against Galesburg. The result was a split with the Silver Streaks. After collecting only two hits in a 2-0 loss in Game 1, the Blue Devils had 10 hits in a 7-4 victory in the nightcap ...

  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Shorthanded Raiders sweep doubleheader

    Prep Baseball Roundup: Shorthanded Raiders sweep doubleheader

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:31:23 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team was shorthanded Saturday. It didn't stop the Raiders from sweeping a doubleheader on the road, beating Jacksonville 6-3 and 17-8 ....

    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team was shorthanded Saturday. It didn't stop the Raiders from sweeping a doubleheader on the road, beating Jacksonville 6-3 and 17-8 ....

  • Failed bunt attempt dooms Clark County

    Failed bunt attempt dooms Clark County

    Saturday, April 12 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-04-12 05:04:34 GMT
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- Jerry Jerome knew Clark County would experience growing pains in its first season since 1973. The lack of experience cost the team in a 5-4 loss to Monroe City Friday evening. "We just couldn't get...
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- Jerry Jerome knew Clark County would experience growing pains in its first season since 1973. The lack of experience cost the team in a 5-4 loss to Monroe City Friday evening. "We just couldn't get...
  • Polak finishes Raiders' comeback with walk-off single

    Polak finishes Raiders' comeback with walk-off single

    Saturday, April 12 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-04-12 05:02:03 GMT
    Joey Polak could not stop running. No one on the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team could blame him. "It was just a good feeling," Polak said of his walk-off single in the Raiders' 11-10 win Friday over Columbia (Mo.)...
    Joey Polak could not stop running. No one on the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team could blame him. "It was just a good feeling," Polak said of his walk-off single in the Raiders' 11-10 win Friday over Columbia (Mo.)...
  • Area Roundup: QND softball team has eyes on tiltle tilt

    Area Roundup: QND softball team has eyes on tiltle tilt

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-04-12 04:54:40 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame’s softball team is one victory away from playing for the championship after winning its first two games Friday in the Beardstown Tournament. The Lady Raiders were sluggish at the plate in a 5-1 victory over New Berlin. Their bats came alive during an 18-3, four-inning victory over Ashton-Franklin ...
    Quincy Notre Dame’s softball team is one victory away from playing for the championship after winning its first two games Friday in the Beardstown Tournament. The Lady Raiders were sluggish at the plate in a 5-1 victory over New Berlin. Their bats came alive during an 18-3, four-inning victory over Ashton-Franklin ...
  • QND doesn't stack up against Marquette

    QND doesn't stack up against Marquette

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-04-12 04:43:55 GMT
    ALTON, Ill. -- Alton Marquette's defense was too much for the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team to handle Friday.  The result was the Lady Raiders' first loss of the season -- a 3-1 setback to the Explorers at Gordon Moore Park ...

    ALTON, Ill. -- Alton Marquette's defense was too much for the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team to handle Friday.  The result was the Lady Raiders' first loss of the season -- a 3-1 setback to the Explorers at Gordon Moore Park ...

  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Hannibal capitalizes on opportunities to take win

    Prep Baseball Roundup: Hannibal capitalizes on opportunities to take win

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-04-12 04:40:01 GMT
    The Hannibal baseball team is learning how to make the most of its opportunities. The Pirates had only two hits but managed to beat Fulton 6-3 Friday afternoon at home to win a North Central Missouri Conference game ...

    The Hannibal baseball team is learning how to make the most of its opportunities. The Pirates had only two hits but managed to beat Fulton 6-3 Friday afternoon at home to win a North Central Missouri Conference game ...

  • College Roundup: Schultz leads JWCC softball to twinbill sweep

    College Roundup: Schultz leads JWCC softball to twinbill sweep

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-04-12 04:37:13 GMT
    A solid pitching performance in one game and a hot day at the plate in the other led the John Wood Community College softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Spoon River Friday as the Lady Blazers won 7-0 and 10-2.  In the first game, Julie Schultz struck out 15 and gave up three hits in the shutout victory ...

    A solid pitching performance in one game and a hot day at the plate in the other led the John Wood Community College softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Spoon River Friday as the Lady Blazers won 7-0 and 10-2.  In the first game, Julie Schultz struck out 15 and gave up three hits in the shutout victory ...

  • Racing Notebook: Early start planned for Quincy Raceways' season debut this Sunday

    Racing Notebook: Early start planned for Quincy Raceways' season debut this Sunday

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-04-12 04:32:35 GMT
    Quincy Raceways will try again Sunday to open its 40th anniversary season. And it will be trying to start that day earlier than usual. Earlier this week, track manager Ken Dobson moved the first green flag to 4 p.m. --...
    Quincy Raceways will try again Sunday to open its 40th anniversary season. And it will be trying to start that day earlier than usual. Earlier this week, track manager Ken Dobson moved the first green flag to 4 p.m. --...
  • Area Roundup: Davis' double completes Griggsville-Perry's comeback

    Area Roundup: Davis' double completes Griggsville-Perry's comeback

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-04-11 07:43:20 GMT
    Rachel Smith drove in two runs with a fifth-inning double to break a 6-6 tie and lift the Griggsville-Perry softball team to an 8-6 victory over West Central on Thursday afternoon. Facing a six-run deficit heading to the bottom of the fourth inning, the Lady Tornadoes responded in a big way. After Griggsville-Perry (8-5) loaded the bases with one out...
    Rachel Smith drove in two runs with a fifth-inning double to break a 6-6 tie and lift the Griggsville-Perry softball team to an 8-6 victory over West Central on Thursday afternoon. Facing a six-run deficit heading to the bottom of the fourth inning, the Lady Tornadoes responded in a big way. After Griggsville-Perry (8-5) loaded the bases with one out...
  • John Wood's Tisdell receives first-team All-American honors

    John Wood's Tisdell receives first-team All-American honors

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-04-11 07:39:05 GMT
    TJ Tisdell knew he would have to shoulder heavy expectations as the John Wood Community College men's basketball team's lone returnee this past winter. However, the sophomore forward never felt he had to go at it alone. "Everyone contributes," Tisdell said. "Everyone wants to live up to expectations." Tisdell did more than that. He exceeded them all...
    TJ Tisdell knew he would have to shoulder heavy expectations as the John Wood Community College men's basketball team's lone returnee this past winter. However, the sophomore forward never felt he had to go at it alone. "Everyone contributes," Tisdell said. "Everyone wants to live up to expectations." Tisdell did more than that. He exceeded them all...
  • Krigbaum's first career homer allows Mustangs to walk off in style

    Krigbaum's first career homer allows Mustangs to walk off in style

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-04-11 07:35:33 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA, Mo. — In four years of playing varsity baseball, Marion County's Logan Krigbaum had never hit a home run. "I had gotten close a couple of times," he said. Although he held out hope for a power surge, he was beginning to doubt it would ever happen. "It was getting to that point," Krigbaum said...
    PHILADELPHIA, Mo. — In four years of playing varsity baseball, Marion County's Logan Krigbaum had never hit a home run. "I had gotten close a couple of times," he said. Although he held out hope for a power surge, he was beginning to doubt it would ever happen. "It was getting to that point," Krigbaum said...

  • Prep baseball roundup: Ard's sacrifice pushes Chargers to extra-inning victory

    Prep baseball roundup: Ard's sacrifice pushes Chargers to extra-inning victory

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:28 AM EDT2014-04-11 07:28:35 GMT
    A classic pitcher's duel ended in extra innings as a showdown of the bullpens. That's where the Illini West baseball team had an edge. Colton Mellinger threw a scoreless inning of relief, while Nolan Ard drove in the winning run with a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Chargers edged West Hancock 2-1 Thursday afternoon at Jacob Burling Field in Carthage, Ill...
    A classic pitcher's duel ended in extra innings as a showdown of the bullpens. That's where the Illini West baseball team had an edge. Colton Mellinger threw a scoreless inning of relief, while Nolan Ard drove in the winning run with a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Chargers edged West Hancock 2-1 Thursday afternoon at Jacob Burling Field in Carthage, Ill...

  • Molinari resigns as Western Illinois University men's basketball coach

    Molinari resigns as Western Illinois University men's basketball coach

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-11 07:24:19 GMT
    MACOMB, Ill. — For the past six days, Western Illinois University men's basketball fans were left to wonder. Will he stay or will he go? Thursday evening, they finally got their answer. Jim Molinari resigned after six seasons as the WIU head coach, leaving to become an assistant on Tim Miles' staff at the University of Nebraska...
    MACOMB, Ill. — For the past six days, Western Illinois University men's basketball fans were left to wonder. Will he stay or will he go? Thursday evening, they finally got their answer. Jim Molinari resigned after six seasons as the WIU head coach, leaving to become an assistant on Tim Miles' staff at the University of Nebraska...

  • Central freshman continues impressive start by winning two titles at Tom Johnson Invitational

    Central freshman continues impressive start by winning two titles at Tom Johnson Invitational

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:21:34 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Megan Lee can't seem to lose. Facing arguably her toughest competition in the long distance events at the Tom Johnson Invitational, the Central freshman runner didn't miss a step Wednesday. She actually got better...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Megan Lee can't seem to lose. Facing arguably her toughest competition in the long distance events at the Tom Johnson Invitational, the Central freshman runner didn't miss a step Wednesday. She actually got better...

  • Pittsfield's Mefford edges Liberty's Wolf at the tape

    Pittsfield's Mefford edges Liberty's Wolf at the tape

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:16:39 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Kit Mefford and Connor Wolf both learned a simple lesson at the end of the 800-meter dash.  Don't let up before the finish line. Liberty's Wolf forgot the rule. Pittsfield's Mefford didn't...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Kit Mefford and Connor Wolf both learned a simple lesson at the end of the 800-meter dash.  Don't let up before the finish line. Liberty's Wolf forgot the rule. Pittsfield's Mefford didn't...

  • College roundup: Trail Blazers climb out of crater to complete sweep

    College roundup: Trail Blazers climb out of crater to complete sweep

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:58:05 GMT
    In a nine-run hole after the top half of the first inning Wednesday, the John Wood Community College baseball team didn't panic. The Trail Blazers simply cut into Lewis & Clark's lead one run at a time...
    In a nine-run hole after the top half of the first inning Wednesday, the John Wood Community College baseball team didn't panic. The Trail Blazers simply cut into Lewis & Clark's lead one run at a time...

  • Area Roundup: Brown County plates winning run in bottom of the seventh

    Area Roundup: Brown County plates winning run in bottom of the seventh

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:52:38 GMT
    With its four-run lead having evaporated, the Brown County baseball team waited until it was down to the final out in the seventh inning to regain its edge. Tristan Hopson singled up the middle on a 1-2 pitch to drive in the winning run...
    With its four-run lead having evaporated, the Brown County baseball team waited until it was down to the final out in the seventh inning to regain its edge. Tristan Hopson singled up the middle on a 1-2 pitch to drive in the winning run...
  • Wensing tosses perfect game as QND softball team earns road victory

    Wensing tosses perfect game as QND softball team earns road victory

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:32:47 GMT
    RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- When Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne congratulated Ashley Wensing following Tuesday's 12-0 victory over Rushville-Industry, the sophomore hurler didn't think much of it. Then he explained what was so special about her outing. Wensing threw the first perfect game of her high school career...
    RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- When Quincy Notre Dame softball coach Eric Orne congratulated Ashley Wensing following Tuesday's 12-0 victory over Rushville-Industry, the sophomore hurler didn't think much of it. Then he explained what was so special about her outing. Wensing threw the first perfect game of her high school career...
  • Search committee members ready to give input on next QHS coach

    Search committee members ready to give input on next QHS coach

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:30:50 GMT
    The 13-member search committee for the next Quincy High School boys basketball coach has yet to meet, but that doesn't mean the members aren't formulating opinions. Several members, such as former Quincy and University of Illinois standout Bruce Douglas, already have an idea what they want to see in the next coach...
    The 13-member search committee for the next Quincy High School boys basketball coach has yet to meet, but that doesn't mean the members aren't formulating opinions. Several members, such as former Quincy and University of Illinois standout Bruce Douglas, already have an idea what they want to see in the next coach...

  • Raiders find success up and down lineup, beat Blue Devils for third time

    Raiders find success up and down lineup, beat Blue Devils for third time

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:48:07 GMT
    Lucas Frieden moved to the sixth spot in the batting order Tuesday night against Quincy High School after hitting second the night before. It didn't matter to him as he went 2 for 4 with three runs scored in the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team's 13-3 win in six innings at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield...
    Lucas Frieden moved to the sixth spot in the batting order Tuesday night against Quincy High School after hitting second the night before. It didn't matter to him as he went 2 for 4 with three runs scored in the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team's 13-3 win in six innings at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield...

  • Lady Pirates give Lady Raiders quite a tussle in one-goal game

    Lady Pirates give Lady Raiders quite a tussle in one-goal game

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:36:58 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame soccer coach Mark Longo had no reservations saying Tuesday night's 1-0 victory against Hannibal was junior midfielder Lauren Vahlkamp's best effort of the season.  "She was involved," Longo said. Vahlkamp had to be for the Lady Raiders to survive...
    Quincy Notre Dame soccer coach Mark Longo had no reservations saying Tuesday night's 1-0 victory against Hannibal was junior midfielder Lauren Vahlkamp's best effort of the season.  "She was involved," Longo said. Vahlkamp had to be for the Lady Raiders to survive...

  • Venvertloh, Blue Devils snap losing streak with victory in WB6 opener

    Venvertloh, Blue Devils snap losing streak with victory in WB6 opener

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-04-09 09:54:30 GMT
    Stephanie Venvertloh and the Quincy High School girls soccer team were looking for something positive to offset a three-game losing streak. Tuesday night's 6-0 victory over Rock Island at Flinn Stadium did the trick. "It's definitely refreshing, coming off that three-game losing streak," Venvertloh said...
    Stephanie Venvertloh and the Quincy High School girls soccer team were looking for something positive to offset a three-game losing streak. Tuesday night's 6-0 victory over Rock Island at Flinn Stadium did the trick. "It's definitely refreshing, coming off that three-game losing streak," Venvertloh said...
  • Baseball roundup: Hawks split GLVC doubleheader as offense comes to life

    Baseball roundup: Hawks split GLVC doubleheader as offense comes to life

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-04-09 09:51:29 GMT
    One explosive inning enabled the Quincy University baseball team to split a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader with McKendree on Tuesday. After losing the opener 5-1, the Hawks responded by scoring seven runs in the third inning of the nightcap and rolling to a 13-3 victory at QU-Stadium...
    One explosive inning enabled the Quincy University baseball team to split a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader with McKendree on Tuesday. After losing the opener 5-1, the Hawks responded by scoring seven runs in the third inning of the nightcap and rolling to a 13-3 victory at QU-Stadium...

  • Softball roundup: Illini West rallies, completes doubleheader sweep

    Softball roundup: Illini West rallies, completes doubleheader sweep

    Apr 09, 2014 05:02 AM2014-04-09 09:47:57 GMT
    Trailing by three runs heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Illini West softball team had little hope of rallying. Then the hits started coming. The Chargers scored four runs to rally for a 9-8 victory over Abingdon and then completed the sweep of Tuesday's doubleheader with a 12-5 victory in the nightcap...
    Trailing by three runs heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Illini West softball team had little hope of rallying. Then the hits started coming. The Chargers scored four runs to rally for a 9-8 victory over Abingdon and then completed the sweep of Tuesday's doubleheader with a 12-5 victory in the nightcap...

  • Tossick comes through for Blue Devils on mound, at bat

    Tossick comes through for Blue Devils on mound, at bat

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:43:25 GMT
    Matt Tossick lives for pressure situations. That's part of his role as a late-inning relief pitcher for the Quincy High School baseball team, and he pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief Monday afternoon to finish off a...
    Matt Tossick lives for pressure situations. That's part of his role as a late-inning relief pitcher for the Quincy High School baseball team, and he pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief Monday afternoon to finish off a...
  • QND's Ridder gets out of early trouble, coasts to shutout victory over Highland

    QND's Ridder gets out of early trouble, coasts to shutout victory over Highland

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:39:33 GMT
    EWING, Mo. -- Austin Ridder got himself in a jam early. With runners on second and third with no outs in the first inning, the Quincy Notre Dame pitcher knew he just needed to throw strikes to come away unscathed. He...
    EWING, Mo. -- Austin Ridder got himself in a jam early. With runners on second and third with no outs in the first inning, the Quincy Notre Dame pitcher knew he just needed to throw strikes to come away unscathed. He...
  • Soccer Roundup: Foley sisters enjoy record game for QND

    Soccer Roundup: Foley sisters enjoy record game for QND

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:36:35 GMT
    It was a record-setting game Monday for the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team.
    It was a record-setting game Monday for the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team.
  • Area Roundup: Wild finish helps JWCC softball sweep

    Area Roundup: Wild finish helps JWCC softball sweep

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:34:28 GMT
    Devin Gudehus scored the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as the John Wood Community College softball team won the first game of a MidWest Athletic Conference doubleheader 9-8 Monday at Lincoln.
    Devin Gudehus scored the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as the John Wood Community College softball team won the first game of a MidWest Athletic Conference doubleheader 9-8 Monday at Lincoln.
  • Baseball Roundup: Wiese's squeeze bunt scores winning run for Brown County

    Baseball Roundup: Wiese's squeeze bunt scores winning run for Brown County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:32:15 GMT
    Bayley Wiese's suicide squeeze in the bottom of the sixth inning scored the winning run for Brown County in a 9-8 victory over Unity in a non-conference game at Mount Sterling.
    Bayley Wiese's suicide squeeze in the bottom of the sixth inning scored the winning run for Brown County in a 9-8 victory over Unity in a non-conference game at Mount Sterling.
  • Softball Roundup: Griggsville-Perry battles back for doubleheader split with Jerseyville

    Softball Roundup: Griggsville-Perry battles back for doubleheader split with Jerseyville

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:30:37 GMT
    After dropping the opening game of Monday's doubleheader, the host Griggsville-Perry softball team brought its bats out in the second game to beat Jerseyville 11-1.
    After dropping the opening game of Monday's doubleheader, the host Griggsville-Perry softball team brought its bats out in the second game to beat Jerseyville 11-1.
  • C-SC softball team holds on, splits doubleheader at Benedictine

    C-SC softball team holds on, splits doubleheader at Benedictine

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:40:59 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College softball team salvaged a Heart of America Athletic Conference split, holding off Benedictine's comeback attempt in the second game and winning 5-4 after losing the first game 5-4 in Atchison, Kan. C-SC took a 5-1 lead in the nightcap when it scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Sam Bolin reached on a two-base error, allowing Kim Myers and Rhea Hobson to score. Benedictine answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth and s...
    The Culver-Stockton College softball team salvaged a Heart of America Athletic Conference split, holding off Benedictine's comeback attempt in the second game and winning 5-4 after losing the first game 5-4 in Atchison, Kan. C-SC took a 5-1 lead in the nightcap when it scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Sam Bolin reached on a two-base error, allowing Kim Myers and Rhea Hobson to score. Benedictine answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth and s...
  • Search committee wants to return QHS boys basketball to glory

    Search committee wants to return QHS boys basketball to glory

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:33:33 GMT
    Quincy School Board member Sayeed Ali has outlined the tasks for a 13-person search committee charged with finding the next boys basketball coach at Quincy High School. Without a single meeting, however, the main goal is...
    Quincy School Board member Sayeed Ali has outlined the tasks for a 13-person search committee charged with finding the next boys basketball coach at Quincy High School. Without a single meeting, however, the main goal is...
  • Hawks move into fifth in GLVC West after taking three of four from Missouri S&T

    Hawks move into fifth in GLVC West after taking three of four from Missouri S&T

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:32:02 GMT
    A three-run fifth inning helped the Quincy University baseball team win the opening game of its Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader against Missouri S&T 6-5 Sunday afternoon at QU-Stadium.
    A three-run fifth inning helped the Quincy University baseball team win the opening game of its Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader against Missouri S&T 6-5 Sunday afternoon at QU-Stadium.
  • QU softball team lets chance to sweep GLVC twinbill slip away

    QU softball team lets chance to sweep GLVC twinbill slip away

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:30:20 GMT
    The Quincy University softball team missed out on a chance to sweep a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader when Rockhurst scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the 12th inning for a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Kansas City, Mo.
    The Quincy University softball team missed out on a chance to sweep a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader when Rockhurst scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the 12th inning for a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Kansas City, Mo.
  • Hawks play best golf of the spring

    Hawks play best golf of the spring

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:28:14 GMT
    The Quincy University men's golf team turned in its best performance of the spring, placing third out of 29 teams in The Jewell Regional this weekend at par-71 Elks Run Golf Course.
    The Quincy University men's golf team turned in its best performance of the spring, placing third out of 29 teams in The Jewell Regional this weekend at par-71 Elks Run Golf Course.
  • Family Affair: Surprise visit helped bring state tournament run into perspective for Unity coach Keith Carothers

    Family Affair: Surprise visit helped bring state tournament run into perspective for Unity coach Keith Carothers

    Sunday, April 6 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-04-06 05:09:13 GMT
    MENDON, Ill.— With his wedding anniversary falling during the week the Unity boys basketball team made its first trip to the state tournament, Mustangs coach Keith Carothers told his wife, Amy, they'd celebrate when the hysteria ended. Realistically, he knew she wouldn't wait that long.

    MENDON, Ill.— With his wedding anniversary falling during the week the Unity boys basketball team made its first trip to the state tournament, Mustangs coach Keith Carothers told his wife, Amy, they'd celebrate when the hysteria ended. Realistically, he knew she wouldn't wait that long.

  • BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Multi-sport standout from Canton is the 2014 Herald-Whig Player of the Year

    BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Multi-sport standout from Canton is the 2014 Herald-Whig Player of the Year

    Sunday, April 6 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-04-06 04:51:21 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Tyler Niemann figures he has the best of both worlds. His love of baseball and inherent skill as a catcher comes from his father, Tom, who played in the Kansas City Royals organization and is an assistant coach with the Canton High School baseball team.
    CANTON, Mo. -- Tyler Niemann figures he has the best of both worlds. His love of baseball and inherent skill as a catcher comes from his father, Tom, who played in the Kansas City Royals organization and is an assistant coach with the Canton High School baseball team.

  • Keeper's performance isn't enough for Blue Devils

    Keeper's performance isn't enough for Blue Devils

    Sunday, April 6 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-04-06 04:40:02 GMT
    Anna Stock started playing soccer on three years ago. Saturday afternoon, the Quincy High School junior goalkeeper performed like a seasoned veteran. "She's put a lot of time in the offseason," QHS coach Travis...
    Anna Stock started playing soccer on three years ago. Saturday afternoon, the Quincy High School junior goalkeeper performed like a seasoned veteran. "She's put a lot of time in the offseason," QHS coach Travis...
  • 2014 Boys Basketball All-Area: First Team Capsules

    2014 Boys Basketball All-Area: First Team Capsules

    Sunday, April 6 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-04-06 04:37:29 GMT
    Michael Blewett Liberty Guard º 6-foot º Senior The season: A third-team all-state pick by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, Blewett averaged 20.8 points per game while shooting 83.5 percent from...
    Michael Blewett Liberty Guard º 6-foot º Senior The season: A third-team all-state pick by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, Blewett averaged 20.8 points per game while shooting 83.5 percent from...
  • 2014 Boys Basketball All-Area: First and second teams, honorable mention

    2014 Boys Basketball All-Area: First and second teams, honorable mention

    Sunday, April 6 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-06 04:22:06 GMT
    First Team Michael Blewett, G, Sr., Liberty Brock Butller, G, Sr., Palmyra Zach Burry, G, Sr., Quincy Lane Davis, F, Sr., Unity Cody Hildebrand, G, Sr., Payson Seymour Tyler Niemann, G, Sr., Canton Royce...
    First Team Michael Blewett, G, Sr., Liberty Brock Butller, G, Sr., Palmyra Zach Burry, G, Sr., Quincy Lane Davis, F, Sr., Unity Cody Hildebrand, G, Sr., Payson Seymour Tyler Niemann, G, Sr., Canton Royce...
  • College Roundup: HLGU softball takes AMC sweep

    College Roundup: HLGU softball takes AMC sweep

    Sunday, April 6 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-06 04:13:54 GMT
    The Hannibal-LaGrange University softball team swept an American Midwest Conference doubleheader from Lyon Saturday, winning the first game 5-3 and posting a 7-0 shutout in the second. The Trojans fell behind 2-0 in the first game before rallying with a three-run third inning to take lead and the win.

    The Hannibal-LaGrange University softball team swept an American Midwest Conference doubleheader from Lyon Saturday, winning the first game 5-3 and posting a 7-0 shutout in the second. The Trojans fell behind 2-0 in the first game before rallying with a three-run third inning to take lead and the win.

  • Prep Softball Roundup: Lady Panthers sweep on the road

    Prep Softball Roundup: Lady Panthers sweep on the road

    Sunday, April 6 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-04-06 04:10:17 GMT
    The Central softball team had little trouble Saturday, sweeping Macomb 12-2, 12-0 at Macomb, Ill. In the first game, Macomb took a brief two-run lead by scoring a pair in the bottom of the second inning. Central responded with two runs in the third and three more in the fourth inning ...
    The Central softball team had little trouble Saturday, sweeping Macomb 12-2, 12-0 at Macomb, Ill. In the first game, Macomb took a brief two-run lead by scoring a pair in the bottom of the second inning. Central responded with two runs in the third and three more in the fourth inning ...
  • QU pitching, defense lead to sweep of Missouri S&T

    QU pitching, defense lead to sweep of Missouri S&T

    Saturday, April 5 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-06 03:58:02 GMT
    Missouri S&T needed to make a late-inning rally in the second game of Saturday's Great Lakes Valley Conference against Quincy University. With Reed Brown on first and Tyler Bodenstab at bat with one out, a rally...
    Missouri S&T needed to make a late-inning rally in the second game of Saturday's Great Lakes Valley Conference against Quincy University. With Reed Brown on first and Tyler Bodenstab at bat with one out, a rally...
  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Hannibal records first NCMC victory

    Prep Baseball Roundup: Hannibal records first NCMC victory

    Saturday, April 5 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-06 03:39:57 GMT
    The Hannibal baseball team held off a seventh-inning rally by Marshall to record its first North Central Missouri Conference victory 6-4 Saturday at Marshall, Mo.  The Owls took advantage of three Pirates errors to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh.

    The Hannibal baseball team held off a seventh-inning rally by Marshall to record its first North Central Missouri Conference victory 6-4 Saturday at Marshall, Mo.  The Owls took advantage of three Pirates errors to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Blue Devils squad counts on doubles play to beat Raiders

    Blue Devils squad counts on doubles play to beat Raiders

    Saturday, April 5 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-04-06 03:36:52 GMT
    The play of the Quincy High School boys doubles teams left a little to be desire in their last tennis match against Moline. "They just didn't play very well," Blue Devils coach Mike Terry said. "They weren't in rhythm and were out of sync."

    The play of the Quincy High School boys doubles teams left a little to be desire in their last tennis match against Moline. "They just didn't play very well," Blue Devils coach Mike Terry said. "They weren't in rhythm and were out of sync."

  • Area Roundup: Lady Raiders settle for scoreless tie

    Area Roundup: Lady Raiders settle for scoreless tie

    Saturday, April 5 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-05 04:00:49 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team couldn't capitalize on three solid scoring opportunities during the second half of a scoreless tie with Kirkwood Friday at the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex in St. Louis, Mo.  Midway through the second half, a shot by the Lady Raiders' Cassidy Foley ricocheted off the crossbar.
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team couldn't capitalize on three solid scoring opportunities during the second half of a scoreless tie with Kirkwood Friday at the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex in St. Louis, Mo.  Midway through the second half, a shot by the Lady Raiders' Cassidy Foley ricocheted off the crossbar.
  • Search committee formed for QHS boys basketball coaching position

    Search committee formed for QHS boys basketball coaching position

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:25:52 GMT
    A 13-person search committee has been created to fill the vacant boys basketball coach position at Quincy High School.The coaching vacancy was created when Sean Taylor was fired on March 26. He went 194-107 as the Blue Devils’ coach in 11 seasons. The Quincy Public Schools announced in a news release that School Board member Sayeed Ali will chair the search committee.
    A 13-person search committee has been created to fill the vacant boys basketball coach position at Quincy High School.The coaching vacancy was created when Sean Taylor was fired on March 26. He went 194-107 as the Blue Devils’ coach in 11 seasons. The Quincy Public Schools announced in a news release that School Board member Sayeed Ali will chair the search committee.
  • TOUGHNESS PERSONIFIED: Kristen Gengenbacher uses hard-nosed play to lead team to third-in-state finish

    TOUGHNESS PERSONIFIED: Kristen Gengenbacher uses hard-nosed play to lead team to third-in-state finish

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:21:19 GMT
    Sitting on a podium, with reporters asking questions and cameras recording it all, Kristen Gengenbacher didn't flinch. She didn't cry either.  The hopes of winning a record-setting fourth straight girls basketball state championship had been dashed only minutes earlier ...
    Sitting on a podium, with reporters asking questions and cameras recording it all, Kristen Gengenbacher didn't flinch. She didn't cry either.  The hopes of winning a record-setting fourth straight girls basketball state championship had been dashed only minutes earlier ...
  • 2014 All-Area Girls Basketball: First, second and honorable mention

    2014 All-Area Girls Basketball: First, second and honorable mention

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:07:58 GMT
    The following area high school girls basketball players were named to the 2014 Quincy Herald-Whig All-Area Basketball teams:

    The following area high school girls basketball players were named to the 2014 Quincy Herald-Whig All-Area Basketball teams:

  • 2014 Girls All-area Basketball: First-team capsules

    2014 Girls All-area Basketball: First-team capsules

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:56:48 GMT
    Graci Bastert, Illini West, Guard º 5-foot-6 º Senior: Bastert will graduate with her name penciled in throughout the Illini West record book. After leading the Chargers to a 28-3 record by averaging 8.4 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 steals per game, she became the program's all-time leader in steals (442) and assists (491) and second in scoring (1,072 points).

    Graci Bastert, Illini West, Guard º 5-foot-6 º Senior: Bastert will graduate with her name penciled in throughout the Illini West record book. After leading the Chargers to a 28-3 record by averaging 8.4 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 steals per game, she became the program's all-time leader in steals (442) and assists (491) and second in scoring (1,072 points).

  • Just doing his job: Grant Surprenant builds on winning tradition

    Just doing his job: Grant Surprenant builds on winning tradition

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:51:41 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Grant Surprenant didn't care about the drama. He cared about the job. Although things seemed chaotic and controversial when the Illini West School Board decided not to re-hire Zach Keene as girls basketball coach two years ago, Surprenant saw potential ...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Grant Surprenant didn't care about the drama. He cared about the job. Although things seemed chaotic and controversial when the Illini West School Board decided not to re-hire Zach Keene as girls basketball coach two years ago, Surprenant saw potential ...
  • Optimism abounds for Quincy Raceways' 40th anniversary season

    Optimism abounds for Quincy Raceways' 40th anniversary season

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:21:10 GMT
    When the green flag drops for Quincy Raceways’ 40th anniversary season April 13, there will likely be a noticeable change in the air.It’s called optimism.New track promoter Ken Dobson and his CILTRAK operations group have spent most of the offseason not only rebuilding the fan base but earning the trust of the drivers.
    When the green flag drops for Quincy Raceways’ 40th anniversary season April 13, there will likely be a noticeable change in the air.It’s called optimism.New track promoter Ken Dobson and his CILTRAK operations group have spent most of the offseason not only rebuilding the fan base but earning the trust of the drivers.
  • Softball Roundup: Lady Tornadoes spread out offense in victory

    Softball Roundup: Lady Tornadoes spread out offense in victory

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:15:58 GMT
    Lynley Ellis went 3 for 3 and drove in the first run of the game to lead the Griggsville-Perry softball team to a 3-1 victory over Triopia Tuesday at Griggsville, Ill.
    Lynley Ellis went 3 for 3 and drove in the first run of the game to lead the Griggsville-Perry softball team to a 3-1 victory over Triopia Tuesday at Griggsville, Ill.

  • Sholl's dedication has become a life motto

    Sholl's dedication has become a life motto

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:09:24 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Jacob Sholl looks down at his track cleats and reads a short message before each event. "The hardest things in life today, are the things that are most worth having tomorrow." The words on the inside...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Jacob Sholl looks down at his track cleats and reads a short message before each event. "The hardest things in life today, are the things that are most worth having tomorrow." The words on the inside...
  • Pittsfield continues search for football coach

    Pittsfield continues search for football coach

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-04-03 13:20:39 GMT
    Pittsfield continues search for football coach Pittsfield thletic director Don Bigley has amped up the search for the school's next football coach. The school is currently accepting applications until at least the...
    Pittsfield continues search for football coach Pittsfield athletic director Don Bigley has amped up the search for the school's next football coach. The school is currently accepting applications until at least the...
  • Foley sisters lead QND past QHS

    Foley sisters lead QND past QHS

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:07:03 GMT
    Cassidy Foley wanted to make something happen. "I saw an open run and just called for the ball," the Quincy Notre Dame senior said. "She gave me a great pass, and I finished well. I had a gap, and I just hit it right." The elder Foley's shot into the right corner of the net put QND ahead 1-0 in the 57th minute. The younger Foley added a second goal 13 minutes later, sealing QND's 2-0 win Tuesday at Flinn Stadium.
    Cassidy Foley wanted to make something happen. "I saw an open run and just called for the ball," the Quincy Notre Dame senior said. "She gave me a great pass, and I finished well. I had a gap, and I just hit it right." The elder Foley's shot into the right corner of the net put QND ahead 1-0 in the 57th minute. The younger Foley added a second goal 13 minutes later, sealing QND's 2-0 win Tuesday at Flinn Stadium.

  • Baseball Roundup: QND handles challenge from Palmyra

    Baseball Roundup: QND handles challenge from Palmyra

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:49:11 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team waited three innings for its chance. In the fourth, the Raiders seized their opportunity. QND snapped a scoreless tie when Austin Ridder hit an RBI single. The Raiders used that momentum to beat Palmyra 3-0 Tuesday at Flower City Park in Palmyra, Mo. It was the first loss for the Panthers (5-1).
    The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team waited three innings for its chance. In the fourth, the Raiders seized their opportunity. QND snapped a scoreless tie when Austin Ridder hit an RBI single. The Raiders used that momentum to beat Palmyra 3-0 Tuesday at Flower City Park in Palmyra, Mo. It was the first loss for the Panthers (5-1).

  • College Roundup: QU pitcher one out from no-hitter, then loses game on two-run homer

    College Roundup: QU pitcher one out from no-hitter, then loses game on two-run homer

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:43:16 GMT
    Quincy University freshman Graham Spraker was one out away from completing a feat that many pitchers at any level dream of: a no-hitter. With a 1-0 lead and a runner on second base and two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Spraker unleashed a pitch to pinch hitter Corban Williams, who knocked it over the right-field wall. The home run gave Truman State a 2-1 win to salvage a split with the Hawks at QU-Stadium.
    Quincy University freshman Graham Spraker was one out away from completing a feat that many pitchers at any level dream of: a no-hitter. With a 1-0 lead and a runner on second base and two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Spraker unleashed a pitch to pinch hitter Corban Williams, who knocked it over the right-field wall. The home run gave Truman State a 2-1 win to salvage a split with the Hawks at QU-Stadium.
  • Illini West's Murfin smashes school discus record

    Illini West's Murfin smashes school discus record

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-04-01 17:01:18 GMT
    Blaze Murfin almost didn't believe what he had just done. In his first throw in the discus event Monday at the five-team track meet at Central High School, the Illini West thrower crushed his own school record with a distance of 178 feet, 4 inches. The junior's previous best was 152 feet. He turned to teammate Avery Fader after the throw and laughed at his record-setting throw.
    Blaze Murfin almost didn't believe what he had just done. In his first throw in the discus event Monday at the five-team track meet at Central High School, the Illini West thrower crushed his own school record with a distance of 178 feet, 4 inches. The junior's previous best was 152 feet. He turned to teammate Avery Fader after the throw and laughed at his record-setting throw.
  • Chargers' relay teams dominate girls portion of Central track meet

    Chargers' relay teams dominate girls portion of Central track meet

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:56:08 GMT
    Paige Bray believes the relay teams are the strength of the Illini West girls track team. After the Chargers swept every relay event at a five-team track meet Monday at Central High School, it's difficult to argue against her.
    Paige Bray believes the relay teams are the strength of the Illini West girls track team. After the Chargers swept every relay event at a five-team track meet Monday at Central High School, it's difficult to argue against her.

  • QHS baseball team routs Springfield Southeast

    QHS baseball team routs Springfield Southeast

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:49:22 GMT
    Andrew Eilers figures the Quincy High School baseball team could have had a few more extra base hits were it not for the wind. "We had a few hits that if the wind hadn't been there, they would have been a double or maybe a triple," Eilers said. "We just had to get on top of the ball, put it in play and hit the holes." Eilers and the Blue Devils still pounded out 11 hits -- 10 of them singles -- on a blustery day and beat Springfield Southeast 16-2 in five innings.
    Andrew Eilers figures the Quincy High School baseball team could have had a few more extra base hits were it not for the wind. "We had a few hits that if the wind hadn't been there, they would have been a double or maybe a triple," Eilers said. "We just had to get on top of the ball, put it in play and hit the holes." Eilers and the Blue Devils still pounded out 11 hits -- 10 of them singles -- on a blustery day and beat Springfield Southeast 16-2 in five innings.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Late-inning rally helps Canton stay unbeaten

    PREP BASEBALL: Late-inning rally helps Canton stay unbeaten

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:26:39 GMT
    A four-run sixth inning helped the Canton baseball team rally for an 8-6 victory over Monroe City Monday at the Cotton Bowl in Canton, Mo.
    A four-run sixth inning helped the Canton baseball team rally for an 8-6 victory over Monroe City Monday at the Cotton Bowl in Canton, Mo.
  • Area Roundup: Second-half goal helps Lady Pirates stay unbeaten

    Area Roundup: Second-half goal helps Lady Pirates stay unbeaten

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:20:29 GMT
    Bri Johnson scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second half to help the Hannibal girls soccer team stay unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over Boonville in North Central Missouri Conference action Monday at Boonville, Mo.
    Bri Johnson scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second half to help the Hannibal girls soccer team stay unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over Boonville in North Central Missouri Conference action Monday at Boonville, Mo.
  • Scotland County's Thrasher tosses no-hitter against Clark County

    Scotland County's Thrasher tosses no-hitter against Clark County

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:09:01 GMT
    Local baseball experts believe it had been more than 40 years since the last time Scotland County and Clark County met on the baseball diamond. Tigers pitcher Austin Thrasher made this year's reunion one to remember, tossing a no-hitter in a 14-0 five-inning win. He struck out 11 hitters and walked five.
    Local baseball experts believe it had been more than 40 years since the last time Scotland County and Clark County met on the baseball diamond. Tigers pitcher Austin Thrasher made this year's reunion one to remember, tossing a no-hitter in a 14-0 five-inning win. He struck out 11 hitters and walked five.
  • Culver-Stockton softball coach to resign at end of season

    Culver-Stockton softball coach to resign at end of season

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:52:04 GMT
    When Aron Potter was hired to be Culver-Stockton College's softball coach, she knew it wouldn't be for the long term. She announced Monday her intentions to step down at the end of the spring season so she can continue to pursue her doctoral degree in education. C-SC has a 7-15 record in the middle of Potter's third season.
    When Aron Potter was hired to be Culver-Stockton College's softball coach, she knew it wouldn't be for the long term. She announced Monday her intentions to step down at the end of the spring season so she can continue to pursue her doctoral degree in education. C-SC has a 7-15 record in the middle of Potter's third season.
  • Henze returns to dominant form in second year at Truman State

    Henze returns to dominant form in second year at Truman State

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:20:24 GMT
    Kindra Henze spent much of her freshman season at Truman State in unfamiliar territory. The all-state pitcher from Palmyra, Mo., finished with a 9-9 record and a 4.14 earned run average as a freshman for the Bulldogs. After routinely winning 20-plus games, striking out 200-plus batters and posting earned run averages below 1.00 in high school, Henze was motivated to be a force inside the circle again. All she needed was another offseason to run, lift and work on pitches to return to form.
    Kindra Henze spent much of her freshman season at Truman State in unfamiliar territory. The all-state pitcher from Palmyra, Mo., finished with a 9-9 record and a 4.14 earned run average as a freshman for the Bulldogs. After routinely winning 20-plus games, striking out 200-plus batters and posting earned run averages below 1.00 in high school, Henze was motivated to be a force inside the circle again. All she needed was another offseason to run, lift and work on pitches to return to form.
  • Hawks fell behind early in both games in doubleheader sweep

    Hawks fell behind early in both games in doubleheader sweep

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:15:34 GMT
    The early innings were costly for the Quincy University baseball team Sunday afternoon. The Hawks spotted Drury eight runs in the bottom of the first inning of a GLVC doubleheader opener in Springfield, Mo. In Game 2, a five-inning third inning again gave the Panthers a comfortable lead.  Those big frames led to Drury's sweep by scores of 10-6 and 14-2.
    The early innings were costly for the Quincy University baseball team Sunday afternoon. The Hawks spotted Drury eight runs in the bottom of the first inning of a GLVC doubleheader opener in Springfield, Mo. In Game 2, a five-inning third inning again gave the Panthers a comfortable lead.  Those big frames led to Drury's sweep by scores of 10-6 and 14-2.
  • COLLEGE ROUNDUP: C-SC softball team musters just one run in HAAC doubleheader sweep

    COLLEGE ROUNDUP: C-SC softball team musters just one run in HAAC doubleheader sweep

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:10:42 GMT
    The Culver-Stockton College softball team mustered only one run against Baker (Kan.) while being swept 2-0, 11-1 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader at Himsl Field in Canton, Mo.
    The Culver-Stockton College softball team mustered only one run against Baker (Kan.) while being swept 2-0, 11-1 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader at Himsl Field in Canton, Mo.
  • QND softball team rallies twice to win pair at The Backyard

    QND softball team rallies twice to win pair at The Backyard

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-03-31 13:41:39 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame softball team showed an ability to come through in the clutch Saturday. The Lady Raiders did it against two quality opponents at The Backyard ...
    The Quincy Notre Dame softball team showed an ability to come through in the clutch Saturday. The Lady Raiders did it against two quality opponents at The Backyard ...

  • Prep Roundup: Foley's hat trick helps QND outlast Helias

    Prep Roundup: Foley's hat trick helps QND outlast Helias

    Sunday, March 30 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-03-30 04:23:01 GMT
    Cassidy Foley's milestone goal turned out to be a sweet treat. It gave the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team sweet revenge. Foley's 100th career goal came in the final minute of regulation, lifting the Lady Raiders to a 3-2 victory over Jefferson City Helias on the road Saturday.

    Cassidy Foley's milestone goal turned out to be a sweet treat. It gave the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team sweet revenge. Foley's 100th career goal came in the final minute of regulation, lifting the Lady Raiders to a 3-2 victory over Jefferson City Helias on the road Saturday.

  • Pair of quick Ladue goals keeps QHS from winning season-opening tourney

    Pair of quick Ladue goals keeps QHS from winning season-opening tourney

    Sunday, March 30 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-03-30 04:15:45 GMT
    Quincy High School freshman forward Schay Mulherin, center, lifts a shot Ladue Horton Watkins keeper Danielle Thompson is able to block with help from Ladue defender Hayden Hunt, right, during the Blue Devils’ 2-0 loss. (H-W Photo/Lisa Wigoda) Quincy High School freshman forward Schay Mulherin, center, lifts a shot Ladue Horton Watkins keeper Danielle Thompson is able to block with help from Ladue defender Hayden Hunt, right, during the Blue Devils’ 2-0 loss. (H-W Photo/Lisa Wigoda)
    Moments after celebrating the first goal against Quincy High School, the Ladue Horton Watkins girls soccer team celebrated a second one. The Rams caught the Blue Devils off guard by scoring two goals 18 seconds apart in...
    Moments after celebrating the first goal against Quincy High School, the Ladue Horton Watkins girls soccer team celebrated a second one. The Rams caught the Blue Devils off guard by scoring two goals 18 seconds apart in...
  • Unity handles adversity, rebounds to split doubleheader with Pittsfield

    Unity handles adversity, rebounds to split doubleheader with Pittsfield

    Saturday, March 29 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-03-30 03:56:45 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- The Unity baseball players didn't dwell on what went wrong.  The Mustangs simply made things go right by being aggressive.  After giving up a game-tying home run in the seventh inning four runs in the ninth in a 10-6 loss to Pittsfield, Unity rallied for an 8-0 victory in the nightcap of the West Central Conference doubleheader ...

    MENDON, Ill. -- The Unity baseball players didn't dwell on what went wrong.  The Mustangs simply made things go right by being aggressive.  After giving up a game-tying home run in the seventh inning four runs in the ninth in a 10-6 loss to Pittsfield, Unity rallied for an 8-0 victory in the nightcap of the West Central Conference doubleheader ...

  • C-SC softball team debuts new digs in winning fashion

    C-SC softball team debuts new digs in winning fashion

    Saturday, March 29 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-03-30 03:52:59 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College softball team had to wait a month for the first home game at its new field. Yet, Friday, it appeared the Wildcats would have to wait a little longer. "It looked like a hog lot...
    CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College softball team had to wait a month for the first home game at its new field. Yet, Friday, it appeared the Wildcats would have to wait a little longer. "It looked like a hog lot...
  • College Roundup: Lady Hawks snap skid, sweep GLVC twinbill from Drury

    College Roundup: Lady Hawks snap skid, sweep GLVC twinbill from Drury

    Saturday, March 29 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-03-30 03:50:22 GMT
    The Quincy University softball team snapped a seven-game losing streak with a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader sweep of Drury Saturday at the Mart Heinen Softball Complex.  The Lady Hawks won 5-2 in the opener and 11-4 in the nightcap ...

    The Quincy University softball team snapped a seven-game losing streak with a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader sweep of Drury Saturday at the Mart Heinen Softball Complex.  The Lady Hawks won 5-2 in the opener and 11-4 in the nightcap ...

  • C-SC's Holmer hits NAIA qualifying mark in high jump

    C-SC's Holmer hits NAIA qualifying mark in high jump

    Saturday, March 29 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-03-30 03:46:35 GMT
    Culver-Stockton College's Logan Holmer reached an NAIA provisional qualifying mark in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 8 inches Saturday in the Central Methodist Open in Fayette, Mo. The Wildcats won the four-team event with a score of 193 ...
    Culver-Stockton College's Logan Holmer reached an NAIA provisional qualifying mark in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 8 inches Saturday in the Central Methodist Open in Fayette, Mo. The Wildcats won the four-team event with a score of 193 ...
  • College Roundup: Stout's heroics lead Trojans to victory

    College Roundup: Stout's heroics lead Trojans to victory

    Saturday, March 29 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-03-29 05:05:38 GMT
    Curtis Stout hit a game-winning RBI single in eighth inning to help the Hannibal-LaGrange University baseball team to a 5-4 American Midwest Conference victory over Harris-Stowe Friday in Hannibal, Mo. The Trojans entered the bottom of the eighth inning trailing 4-2. ...

    Curtis Stout hit a game-winning RBI single in eighth inning to help the Hannibal-LaGrange University baseball team to a 5-4 American Midwest Conference victory over Harris-Stowe Friday in Hannibal, Mo. The Trojans entered the bottom of the eighth inning trailing 4-2. ...

  • Purple Raiders unable to keep up with Blue Devils' pace of play

    Purple Raiders unable to keep up with Blue Devils' pace of play

    Saturday, March 29 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-03-29 04:34:16 GMT
    With her hands inside her jersey sleeves to keep warm, Quincy High School freshman Sierra Woodard, left, battles for control against Bloomington’s Taylor Jensen during the Blue Devils’ 3-0 victory Friday night in the QHS Kickoff Tourney at Flinn Stadium. With her hands inside her jersey sleeves to keep warm, Quincy High School freshman Sierra Woodard, left, battles for control against Bloomington’s Taylor Jensen during the Blue Devils’ 3-0 victory Friday night in the QHS Kickoff Tourney at Flinn Stadium.
    Marjean Garkie knew she was going to shoot as soon as the referee blew his whistle. The Quincy High School girls soccer team had an indirect kick just inside the Bloomington 18-yard box late in the first half. The...
    Marjean Garkie knew she was going to shoot as soon as the referee blew his whistle. The Quincy High School girls soccer team had an indirect kick just inside the Bloomington 18-yard box late in the first half. The...
  • First practice at Quincy Raceways set for Sunday

    First practice at Quincy Raceways set for Sunday

    Saturday, March 29 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-03-29 04:28:28 GMT
    Quincy Raceways fans can welcome back their dirt-track heroes Sunday when the first preseason practice is scheduled. Representatives from all five weekly racing series -- late models, modifieds, sport mods, stock cars...
    Quincy Raceways fans can welcome back their dirt-track heroes Sunday when the first preseason practice is scheduled. Representatives from all five weekly racing series -- late models, modifieds, sport mods, stock cars...
  • Prep Roundup: Pittsfield survives duel with Payson

    Prep Roundup: Pittsfield survives duel with Payson

    Saturday, March 29 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-03-29 04:26:32 GMT
    The Pittsfield baseball team scored two runs in the fifth inning to hold on for a 3-2 victory over Payson Seymour on the road Friday.  Trailing 2-1, Austin Allen turned a line drive that ricocheted off Payson pitcher Carter Epperson into a double. Dalton Butler followed by reaching on an error, moving Allen to third ...

    The Pittsfield baseball team scored two runs in the fifth inning to hold on for a 3-2 victory over Payson Seymour on the road Friday.  Trailing 2-1, Austin Allen turned a line drive that ricocheted off Payson pitcher Carter Epperson into a double. Dalton Butler followed by reaching on an error, moving Allen to third ...

  • Schuckman: Lack of answers from school board puts Quincy in murky situation

    Schuckman: Lack of answers from school board puts Quincy in murky situation

    Thursday, March 27 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:07:53 GMT
    The question was posed before the Quincy School Board adjourned its Wednesday morning meeting. Who's next? A better question would have been this. Why now? The board voted 6-0 with one member abstaining to...
    The question was posed before the Quincy School Board adjourned its Wednesday morning meeting. Who's next? A better question would have been this. Why now? The board voted 6-0 with one member abstaining to...
  • Lady Raiders realize repeat performance takes relentless approach

    Lady Raiders realize repeat performance takes relentless approach

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-03-27 16:27:43 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer players understand what being the defending state champions means. They can't take a day off. "Everyone wants to come at us and stop us from getting back to the state tournament again," senior sweeper Shelby Ulrich said. "So we have to play...
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer players understand what being the defending state champions means. They can't take a day off. "Everyone wants to come at us and stop us from getting back to the state tournament again," senior sweeper Shelby Ulrich said. "So we have to play...

  • Truman State pitching overpowers QU in doubleheader sweep

    Truman State pitching overpowers QU in doubleheader sweep

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-03-27 16:13:48 GMT
    Erin Brown's pitchers produced a two-hit shutout and a near-perfect game Wednesday afternoon. Still, the Truman State softball coach said she's seen better efforts from sophomore hurlers Kindra Henze and Kelsea Dorsey...
    Erin Brown's pitchers produced a two-hit shutout and a near-perfect game Wednesday afternoon. Still, the Truman State softball coach said she's seen better efforts from sophomore hurlers Kindra Henze and Kelsea Dorsey...
  • College roundup: Hawks' offense finds its stride, sweeps twinbill from Lions

    College roundup: Hawks' offense finds its stride, sweeps twinbill from Lions

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-03-27 16:00:53 GMT
    The Quincy University baseball team is starting to get into the swing of things. The Hawks pounded out 24 hits in Wednesday's doubleheader against Lindenwood, and Larry Sartin's run-scoring single in the bottom of the 11th of the nightcap gave Quincy the sweep with a 6-5 victory...
    The Quincy University baseball team is starting to get into the swing of things. The Hawks pounded out 24 hits in Wednesday's doubleheader against Lindenwood, and Larry Sartin's run-scoring single in the bottom of the 11th of the nightcap gave Quincy the sweep with a 6-5 victory...

  • Area roundup: Canton squeezes out season-opening victory

    Area roundup: Canton squeezes out season-opening victory

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:56:56 GMT
    Logan Brown's squeeze bunt with one out in the fifth inning brought across the only run in the Canton baseball team's 1-0 season-opening victory Wednesday against Scotland County. Josh Kermoade singled and advanced to third on two Scotland County errors. Brown followed with the squeeze bunt...
    Logan Brown's squeeze bunt with one out in the fifth inning brought across the only run in the Canton baseball team's 1-0 season-opening victory Wednesday against Scotland County. Josh Kermoade singled and advanced to third on two Scotland County errors. Brown followed with the squeeze bunt...

  • College basketball preview: Quincy men at Rockhurst

    College basketball preview: Quincy men at Rockhurst

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

    Lady Panthers showcase other weapons in outlasting Lady Indians in semifinals

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

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

    Thursday, January 23 2014 9:10 AM EST2014-01-23 14:10:30 GMT
    Royce Poore decided he didn't want the North Shelby boys basketball team playing for the championship of its own tournament. The Knox County senior forward scored 14 points...
    Royce Poore decided he didn't want the North Shelby boys basketball team playing for the championship of its own tournament. The Knox County senior forward scored 14 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, helping the Eagles finish off the Raiders 71-65 in the semifinals...
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  • Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

    Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:16:30 GMT
    Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution. Police have kept people away and tweeted asking people to avo...
    Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution. Police have kept people away and tweeted asking people to avo...
  • April 15 not as rushed because of online forms; taxes higher for U.S. residents

    April 15 not as rushed because of online forms; taxes higher for U.S. residents

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:06:16 GMT
    Procrastinators, beware. Tax forms dropped into U.S. Postal Service collection boxes late tonight will not have April 15 cancellations, triggering fines for late filers. “Post offices are not staying open later in the day. We’re told that 91 percent of all tax returns are done electronically now. The mail volume of tax returns has decreased,” Valerie Welsch, regional spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said.
    Procrastinators, beware. Tax forms dropped into U.S. Postal Service collection boxes late tonight will not have April 15 cancellations, triggering fines for late filers. “Post offices are not staying open later in the day. We’re told that 91 percent of all tax returns are done electronically now. The mail volume of tax returns has decreased,” Valerie Welsch, regional spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said.
  • Hannibal approves lease extension for General Mills

    Hannibal approves lease extension for General Mills

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:41:15 GMT
    The Hannibal City Council authorized the mayor to draft a three-year letter of extension of the city’s lease with General Mills, located at 3725 Warren Barret Drive in Hannibal. The least was set to expire Jan. 1, 2015.The city has had a lease with General Mills for 11 years. Jeff LaGarce, city manager, said the city negotiated a market rate proposal that included a 0.9 percent annual increase over the course of the three-year extensio...
    The Hannibal City Council authorized the mayor to draft a three-year letter of extension of the city’s lease with General Mills, located at 3725 Warren Barret Drive in Hannibal. The least was set to expire Jan. 1, 2015.The city has had a lease with General Mills for 11 years. Jeff LaGarce, city manager, said the city negotiated a market rate proposal that included a 0.9 percent annual increase over the course of the three-year extensio...
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