Hoots come out on short end of slugfest
Prospect League

Hoots come out on short end of slugfest

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Terre Haute scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull away for a 17-10 Prospect League victory over the Hannibal Hoots Sunday at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium. The Rex (10-5) had only three hits in the eighth bu

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Change of scenery: Illinois takes note of prediction, maintains stranglehold on Classic
Prep Boys Basketball

Change of scenery: Illinois takes note of prediction, maintains stranglehold on Classic

QUINCY -- A playful prediction brought about a passionate response. The Illinois boys wanted everyone to take note of that, too. After Easton Billings buried a 3-pointer to give Illinois a 61-47 lead with nine minutes remaining in regulation Saturday night in the 35th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic boys game, the Land of Lincolners called a 30-second timeout. It was simply to acknowledge the score.

Gems' winning streak snapped after rally falls short
Prospect League

Gems' winning streak snapped after rally falls short

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Quincy Gems scored five runs in the final three innings but came up short in a 14-11 Prospect League loss to the Springfield Sliders Saturday night at Robin Roberts Stadium. The Gems (9-7) had their four-game winning streak snapped

Penn's double-double fuels Illinois' victory in girls game
Prep Girls Basketball

Penn's double-double fuels Illinois' victory in girls game

QUINCY -- Molly Penn was shocked to hear her name announced after the conclusion of the 36th version of the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic girls basketball game. She shouldn't have been. The Quincy Notre Dame graduate had 10 points and 12 rebounds was name

Classic Notebook: JWCC pitches in to help games get played
Prep Boys Basketball

Classic Notebook: JWCC pitches in to help games get played

Brad Hoyt was enjoying a rare weekend at home with little to do when his phone rang about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. His peaceful weekend wasn't so peaceful any longer. A mechanical issue with the air conditioning unit that cools both Quincy University's

Post 37 loses twice in Sedalia Tournament
Sports

Post 37 loses twice in Sedalia Tournament

SEDALIA, Mo. -- The Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team dropped its final two games at the Sedalia Tournament Saturday, falling to Jefferson City 5-3 in eight innings and Sedalia 10-2 in six innings. Post 37 (6-4) tied the score at 3 in the bottom

Walk-off homer sends Hoots to fourth straight loss
Prospect League

Walk-off homer sends Hoots to fourth straight loss

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Lafayette Aviators' Kevin Dobos smacked a three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, sending the Hannibal Hoots to their fourth straight Prospect League defeat in a 10-7 setback Saturday night at Loeb Stadium. The fourth st

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Hell Tour coming to Quincy in July

It's almost time. Many true dirt-track racing fans relish this time of the year, especially those who love the big-bodied late models. This is when one of the sport's true treats emerges -- the DIRTCar Summer Nationals, also known as "The Hell Tour." This

Missouri boys look to reverse trend with Classic victory
Prep Boys Basketball

Missouri boys look to reverse trend with Classic victory

It isn't quite as dramatic as Joe Namath guaranteeing the New York Jets' victory in Super Bowl III, but Chandler Bevans has said the Missouri boys all-stars will reverse the losing trend in Saturday night's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic.

Post 37 beats Branson in tournament opener
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Post 37 beats Branson in tournament opener

SEDALIA, Mo. -- Brady Nierman drove in four runs to help the Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team beat Branson 11-2 in five innings Friday night in the Sedalia Tournament. The score was tied at 2 until Post 37 (5-2) scored seven runs in the bottom