At critical juncture, Shoot's leadership proves invaluable for Blue Devils
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At critical juncture, Shoot's leadership proves invaluable for Blue Devils

When Andy Douglas sat down -- by rule, not by choice -- he momentarily feared things could begin to unravel if the Quincy High School boys basketball team didn't show some composure. The most composed player on the floor made sure...

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Beyond the Boxscore: Cookies are sweet treat for victory
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Beyond the Boxscore: Cookies are sweet treat for victory

Jacob Ary turns 18 years old Sunday, and in what has become a yearly tradition, his mother, Diane, baked cookies for him to share with his Quincy High School boys basketball teammates after the first game of the weekend. She might want to fire up...

Hype for crosstown showdown begins at varying times for QHS, QND
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Hype for crosstown showdown begins at varying times for QHS, QND

In the midst of an historic celebration, Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas realized the focus needed to chase victory No. 2,001 was already there. And the Blue Devils were only minutes removed from hanging "2,000" on the victory...

Beyond the Boxscore: Eldridge, bench enjoy being part of 2,000th victory
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Beyond the Boxscore: Eldridge, bench enjoy being part of 2,000th victory

The minutes have been scarce enough for Jacob Eldridge that when he came off the bench in the third quarter Saturday night there was a moment of hesitation. "It was a little nerve-racking," he said. Eldridge never acted like it.

Beyond the Boxscore: Webster reaches 1,000 career points
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Beyond the Boxscore: Webster reaches 1,000 career points

During a timeout with 4 minutes, 54 seconds remaining in the first half Thursday night, the Pepsi Arena public address announcer alerted the crowd to a milestone moment. On a made 3-pointer moments before the timeout, Quincy University senior forward...

Beyond the Boxscore: Frasco with career high against Drury
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Beyond the Boxscore: Frasco with career high against Drury

Bobby Frasco insists no one inside the Quincy University men's basketball team's locker room is beating their head against the wall. "Absolutely not," said Frasco, a senior guard. "There's no reason to." Thursday night's 87-72 loss to Drury...

Beyond the Boxscore: Oswego coach enjoys homecoming
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Beyond the Boxscore: Oswego coach enjoys homecoming

This is as close to a homecoming as Chad Pohlmann likely ever will get as a high school basketball coach. Born in Hannibal, Mo., when his father, Greg, was coaching at South Shelby High School in Shelbina, Mo., Pohlmann is in his first season...

GLVC has new look this year, will change again next year
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GLVC has new look this year, will change again next year

In the ever-changing world of college athletics, the Great Lakes Valley Conference finds itself in a state of flux. The loss of Saint Joseph's College, which closed in May, forced the league to change divisional formats. So when the men's basketball confe

Seeing resolve, determination of a hunter is inspiring
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Seeing resolve, determination of a hunter is inspiring

As I reached the top of the hill, my dad, Jerry, stepped out of his deer blind and motioned toward the east end of the field. A couple of does had stepped into a clearing and were headed toward the pond on the property. He had hoped they might change...

Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils see no need to live and die with 3-pointers
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Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils see no need to live and die with 3-pointers

Andy Douglas hadn't realized the Quincy High School boys basketball team scored 76 points Thursday night without the help of the 3-point shot. So after the 76-69 victory over Providence St. Mel in the Blue Devils' opening game of the 47th annual...