MENDON, Ill. — Following a third-place finish in the Class 1A state tournament last March, the Unity boys basketball players could find it difficult to live up to increased expectations. But after what the Mustangs faced in Peoria, they seem fearless...
Down by two points at the end of the third quarter, the Illini West boys basketball team found a way to give first-year head coach Bill Rasmussen his first victory. Jacob Douglas hit a pair of 3-pointers... More>>
QUINCY — Andy Douglas isn't too familiar with the teams the Quincy High School boys basketball program is bringing in for the 44th annual QHS Thanksgiving Tournament. The first-year QHS coach doesn't feel he needs to be, either...
QUINCY — The week after last season ended, Quincy High School point guard Lincoln Elbe shot a text message to strength coach Nic Frericks curious when the Blue Devils would start the offseason weight-lifiting program. "He said we could start on Monday," Elbe said. "So that's when we started and we've worked all the way until now... More>>
QUINCY — An 0-6 start to the season is something the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team doesn't want to repeat. To avoid that, the Raiders want to play fast. "We just started off slow last year... More>>
Outlook: Hoots has plenty of options with so many players returning who started and contributed last year. Clinging provides a presence in the post after averaging eight points and five rebounds per game last season. The addition of Umpheires strengthens the post as well.
Outlook: Canton loses the 2014 Herald-Whig Player of the Year in Niemann and another all-district selection in Berhorst from a team that finished third in Class 2. But the Tigers still have experience and scorers...
EDINA, Mo. — A 6-0 fourth quarter spurt by the Canton basketball team trimmed Knox County's lead to two points midway through the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's season opener. That's when Knox County guard Ryan Strange took over the game...
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Opening up Western Big Six Conference play against three-time defending conference champion Rock Island, the Quincy High School girls basketball team knew it had a battle on its hands... More>>
Unity coach Brad Begeman wanted to play for a final shot. The Lady Mustangs basketball team executed it perfectly. Sophomore guard Kaylee Kuhn drained a 6-foot jumper with four seconds remaining to clinch Unity's 46-44 victory...
QUINCY -- Bob Sheffield knows the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team's 7-21 season could be blamed on youth and inexperience. With three freshmen starting at times last season, the Raiders struggled to compete against teams loaded with juniors and seniors. More>>