McGaughey taking his European tour to Czech Republic
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McGaughey taking his European tour to Czech Republic

QUINCY -- Evan McGaughey's growing knowledge of European culture and landmarks has him anxious to take hour-long train rides to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, whenever his schedule allows it. "They say it's one of the most beautiful cities...

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Familiar faces coming to Quincy Shootout
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Familiar faces coming to Quincy Shootout

QUINCY -- The organizers of the Quincy Shootout plan to bring some familiar names and incredible talent to Blue Devil Gym for another prep basketball showcase. The lineup for the second annual event, taking place Jan. 25-26, features 16 teams...

Butler chasing dream of playing professional basketball
Men's College Basketball

Butler chasing dream of playing professional basketball

Counting the number of NCAA Division III basketball players to have played in the NBA can be done on one hand. Jack Sikma. Devean George. Vern Mikkelsen. There's the list. At least those are the ones you might now.

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Hawks finish recruiting class with commitment from Moore

QUINCY -- Adam Moore is quite familiar with how the game is played in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. It's why he was looking for a home inside the league. Moore, a 6-foot-7 forward from Duchesne High School in St. Charles, Mo., verbally committed...

How potential disaster was turned into rousing success
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How potential disaster was turned into rousing success

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. That's the sound my cellphone made Saturday afternoon after I had turned it off for about 45-50 minutes. In that time, one person and one family made sure the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic was played on Saturday night.

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

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

Missouri boys look to reverse trend with Classic victory
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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.

Multiple scoring options could give Illinois advantage in girls game
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Multiple scoring options could give Illinois advantage in girls game

Elizabeth Seals might be a little spoiled with all the scoring options she has as the coach of the Illinois Girls team in the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. Western-Payson's Blair Borrowman and Kamryn Flesner, Illini West's Baylee Clampitt and Brown County's Alexis Doyle all scored more than 1,000 points in their careers at their schools. Borrowman finished hers with more than 2,000 points.