Outfielder Greg Allen was called up to the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 1, becoming only the second Quincy Gems player to reach the big leagues since the team joined the Prospect League in 2009. Allen and Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Adam Rosales are among the 10 Major League Baseball players who also once played for the Gems, a summer collegiate baseball team that has been in existence since 1996. So who are the next ex-Gems who might get the call?
Sharlene Peter can't stop competing. The long-time coach of several sports at Quincy University is now retired and has been living for the past nine years in Sun City Center, Fla., about 30 miles east of Tampa. She plays plenty of pickleball, adds in a li
Craig Anderson, executive director of the Illinois High School Association, knows all about the scheduling problems that West Hancock, Quincy Notre Dame and Macomb have for football. "I feel bad for them," he said. "I wish I had some answers. They're trav
Only eight players in the history of the Quincy High School football program have been named to the Champaign News-Gazette all-state team. Jack Crocker was the only one who was a two-time all-state pick. However, he only made the News-Gazette team once, b
Tom House probably should be best remembered for the work and teaching he's done with professional baseball pitchers, football quarterbacks and golfers. Instead, the one-time journeyman left-handed reliever for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Seat
Payson Seymour was leading 20-19 in the first set of Wednesday night's match against Quincy Notre Dame in the Pit when Paige Perrine had a service error. The Indians gave up another point before getting a side out, but then Tori Schieferdecker had another service error that gave QND a 22-21 lead.
Chad Hill was looking for something to replace the excitement of playing baseball. The former Quincy Gem had finished his college career at the University of Mississippi, and he played one year as an outfielder for the Hudson Valley Renegades, a Class A a
It's time to do something about the late finishes at Quincy High School football games. The Blue Devils' season opener against Belleville West on Friday ended at approximately 11:15 p.m. By the time the Maroons left the field, showered and changed, it was
Mark Schuering has done just about everything an amateur tennis player can do in Quincy. He's a seven-time Quincy city singles champion. During his playing days at Quincy College, he won the District 20 championship and a bid to the NAIA National Tourname