Petty tasked with turning Saukees program around
Prep Football

Petty tasked with turning Saukees program around

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Paul Petty knows his task is a daunting one. That's why he's starting simple. Petty was hired in April to replace Curt Simonson as the Pittsfield football coach. Simonson, who had been in his second stint as the Saukees' head coach...

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Trail Blazers looking for right mix for success
Men's College Soccer

Trail Blazers looking for right mix for success

QUINCY -- Amid the culture shock and daily battles overcoming the unknown, something special seems to be happening at John Wood Community College. Camaraderie is being built. Two weeks ago, the JWCC men's soccer team began practicing with a roster...

Payson Seymour not shy when talking about repeat
Prep Volleyball

Payson Seymour not shy when talking about repeat

PAYSON, Ill. -- The excitement from winning the Class 1A state championship has yet to wear off for the Payson Seymour volleyball team and the community. "We're still on cloud nine," senior defensive specialist Lauryn Hinthorne said. "We just rode on the

Rogers brothers wanting to guide Wolves to another playoff berth
Prep Football

Rogers brothers wanting to guide Wolves to another playoff berth

PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- Isaiha Rogers still remembers the feeling he had when the Pleasant Hill football team clinched a playoff spot last season. "It was really exciting and a good experience because I had never been there," said Rogers, who was a junior w

Four Blue Devils shoot in 40s to win quadrangular
Prep Girls Golf

Four Blue Devils shoot in 40s to win quadrangular

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School girls golf team had four golfers shoot in the 40s on the way to winning a quadrangular Friday afternoon at Westview Golf Course. QHS's Laci Novosel and Brooke Walbring each carded 45s to lead the Blue Devils with a 184. Pai

A capsule look at Illinois prep volleyball teams
Prep Volleyball

A capsule look at Illinois prep volleyball teams

Brown County Coach: Katie Berens (36-51, fourth season) 2017 Record: 19-11 (7-3, fourth in Western Illinois Valley Conference) Returning Starters: L Breanna Gooding, Sr.; S Lexi Maas, Sr.; MH Faith Boylen, Jr. MH Madi Henry, Jr. Key Losses: OH Mariah Mark

Prep Girls Golf

Novosel, Blue Devils earn dual victory

QUINCY -- Freshman golfer Laci Novosel earned medalist for the first time in her career Thursday, shooting a 38 at Westview Golf Course to lead the Quincy High School girls golf team to a 164-175 victory over Springfield.

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Clayton wins singles title at Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ill. -- Quincy High School junior tennis player Olivia Clayton won the Ottawa Night Light Invitational No. 1 singles championship for the second straight year Friday. Clayton defeated Ella Marvel of Ottawa 6-2, 6-3 in the title match. Clayton start

Uplifting effort: Titan's Wilson hits weight room to prepare for additional workload
Prep Football

Uplifting effort: Titan's Wilson hits weight room to prepare for additional workload

HAMILTON, Ill. -- Bryce Wilson often could be found in the weight room this offseason. The senior fullback for the West Hancock football team knew he was going to be shouldering the load in the backfield this fall. He decided to get his body...

Central loaded with veterans ready for a deep run
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Central loaded with veterans ready for a deep run

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Brad Dixon and his Central football team coaching staff entered Week 1 last season still trying to get the right pieces to fit. That puzzle is already completed this fall. The Panthers return nearly everyone from a team that went 8-3 la