Following Dad's footsteps: Clampitt playing in Classic just like father
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Following Dad's footsteps: Clampitt playing in Classic just like father

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Baylee Clampitt had her own little cheering section at every Illini West girls basketball game. It usually was led by her father, Randy Clampitt. "He was always at my games," Baylee Clampitt said. "It was usually him, my aunts and uncles.

Man for all seasons: Pirates' Waelder immerses himself in competition
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Man for all seasons: Pirates' Waelder immerses himself in competition

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Thank goodness for intramurals. Otherwise, Wyatt Waelder might go stir crazy. The recent Hannibal High School graduate and three-sport standout is headed to Truman State University in the fall to study biology and no definitive plans...

Penn carries on tradition of three-sport athletes at QND
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Penn carries on tradition of three-sport athletes at QND

QUINCY -- Molly Penn felt out of place. During the summer before her freshman year at Quincy Notre Dame, Penn played with the QND volleyball team in several summer matches and was well aware there were several talented upperclassmen.

Borrowman back at full health, eager for one more game before college
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Borrowman back at full health, eager for one more game before college

BARRY, Ill. -- Blair Borrowman is ready to get back on the basketball court. She's been that way since a fractured fibula in her left leg ended her senior season with the Western-Payson girls basketball team just a week before regionals. That feeling never

Rosters announced for 36th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Rosters announced for 36th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

The Missouri boys tried to use speed and quickness to end its losing streak to the Illinois boys in last year's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. Expect this year's Missouri boys team to try to use more size and strength to snap the streak. The 35th annual boys game will be part of the annual all-star doubleheader taking place June 16 at Quincy University's Pepsi Arena.

Campbell steps down as Scotland County coach, Ellison taking over
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Campbell steps down as Scotland County coach, Ellison taking over

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Basketball has taken up a large amount of Lance Campbell's time in the last nine years at Scotland County. He's finally found the time to let it go. After leading the Tigers for nine seasons, Campbell has stepped down as the boys basketball

JWCC's Fadika commits to QU men's basketball program
Men's College Basketball

JWCC's Fadika commits to QU men's basketball program

QUINCY -- Aziz Fadika found Quincy to be so welcoming he decided to stick around. The 6-foot-8 forward who spent the last two seasons playing at John Wood Community College verbally committed this week to join the Quincy University men's basketball...

Coaches named for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Coaches named for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

Four of the brightest basketball coaches in west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri will be on the sidelines for the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. The 36th annual girls game will be played Saturday, June 16 at Quincy University's Pepsi Arena, followed by the 35th annual boys game. The girls game will start at 5 p.m.

Bergman returning for second stint at Liberty
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Bergman returning for second stint at Liberty

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Brad Bergman said he felt nostalgic any time he stepped inside the gymnasium at Liberty High School. "It was kind of like when an old song on the radio comes on, and it takes you back to high school or college and it was a good time in you

Bottorff leaving QU, could land at John Wood
Men's College Basketball

Bottorff leaving QU, could land at John Wood

Justin Bottorff is leaving the Quincy University men's basketball program, but don't expect him to go far. Hawks coach Ryan Hellenthal confirmed Friday that the 6-foot-7 Bottorff, a freshman forward from Quincy Notre Dame who redshirted last winter, will transfer at the end of the semester. Bottorff declined to comment on his decision until he signs with a new school,