Cross Country

HLGU women 11th, men 13th at Missouri Southern

JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Hannibal-LaGrange men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, Missouri, on Saturday. The HLGU men finished 13th out of 24 teams. Nathan Rose finished 43rd, and David Ballew finished 66th ou

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Cross Country

Prep roundup: Pipkin leads Hannibal girls to sixth at Fulton

The Hannibal girls cross country team finished sixth out of 16 teams at the Fulton Invitational on Saturday in Fulton, Mo. Alayna Pipkin was Hannibal's best finisher, placing 14th out of 123 runners. Claudia Nichols finished 22nd. Bella Perkins finished 6

Freshmen posting top times in area cross country
Prep Boys Cross Country

Freshmen posting top times in area cross country

QUINCY -- A youth movement has taken the area's cross country scene by storm. Just look at last week's QND Running Raider Invitational, where the top two finishers (and one more in the top 15) were first-year varsity runners from the area. Quincy High Scho

Blue Devils' Rosen nearly tops Running Raider record
Prep Boys Cross Country

Blue Devils' Rosen nearly tops Running Raider record

Fiker Rosen already has put himself as one of the best runners to run in the QND Running Raider Invitational. It won't be long before he cements himself as the best. Rosen, a freshman on the Quincy High School boys cross country team, won the 17th annual race Tuesday afternoon at Quincy's South Park in 16 minutes, 2 seconds. He was 36 seconds faster than West Hancock freshman Miles Sheppard and 57 seconds faster than Clark County junior Nathan Frazee.

Kurfman nearly leads wire-to-wire, defends Running Raider title
Prep Girls Cross Country

Kurfman nearly leads wire-to-wire, defends Running Raider title

QUINCY -- Lydia Kurfman has been bothered by a head cold the last few days, but it's been clearing up. "I've had a snotty nose. It's kind of gross. I wasn't breathing as well as I'd like to," said Kurfman, a senior on the Quincy High School girls cross cou

Cross Country

Pittsfield places 38th at Fight to the Finish

PEORIA, Ill. -- Pittsfield finished 38th out of 53 teams on Saturday during the First to the Finish Invitational Saturday at Detweiller Park. Bryan Piper recorded the Saukees' best time at 18:41, finishing 215th out of 592 runners. The Liberty boys did not

Cross Country

Sheppard wins, Humphrey second at Rushville Invitational

RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- Miles Sheppard of West Hancock won the Rushville Invitational on Tuesday with a time of 15:54, and Zarra Humphrey took second for the Titans in the girls race with a time of 20:13. West Hancock tied for first with Athens, with both teams

Prep roundup: Kurfman takes second at Granite City race
Cross Country

Prep roundup: Kurfman takes second at Granite City race

Quincy High School's Lydia Kurfman finished second at the Granite City Invitational on Saturday with a time of 18:04. Anna Schuering finished 42nd with a time of 20:58 for the Blue Devils, who finished 10th out of 34 teams. Fiker Rosen led the boys team

Cross Country

Freshmen lead QHS girls to victory in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- Three freshmen led the Quincy High School girls cross country team to victory in Tuesday's Jacksonville Invitational. The race was shortened to two miles instead of three due to hot conditions. The Blue Devils' top runner, Lydia Kurf

Freshmen could move to top of local cross country ranks
Cross Country

Freshmen could move to top of local cross country ranks

Upperclassmen lead the charge for the girls when it comes to the top cross country runners in Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois, but graduation took a heavy toll on the top boys runners. An infusion of top freshmen talent will make it fun to wa