As Erika Eaton and Molly Penn posed for photos with friends and family after Friday night's double overtime victory in the Class 3A Macomb Regional championship, they didn't just hold the plaque. They hugged it. They caressed it.
Strength of schedule. Power ratings. KenPom. Sagarin. Massey. Seems like everyone is trying to determine which teams are best without actually pitting them on the field of play, but it's an inexact science. And just how important is it? Does it just provi
Before the Illinois High School Association split its boys basketball tournament from two classes to four, there was never a more unlikely Class A title winner than Nauvoo-Colusa. Don't tell that to Reno Pinkston, the coach of the Vikings, or any of the p
QUINCY When the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team plays Friday and Saturday in the KHQA Country Financial Shootout, Bill Mass will be in the Pit to watch. He'll sit at center court in lower bleachers on the south side, about three rows up. It's the s
Webster Groves, Mo., and Sunrise Christian Academy from Topeka, Kan., are being touted as two of the best teams ever to play in Blue Devil Gym when they participate in the QHS Shootout this weekend. Believe the hype.
That zero at the end of its record is not discussed by the Clark County boys basketball team. At least that's what they're saying. "Just one game at a time," senior Zeb Riney said after Wednesday night's 59-55 victory over Canton in the semifinals of the Tony Lenzini Tournament. "We don't care about the record. We just want to be our best at the end of the year."
Dylan Foley had the kind of night that not even his own mother could love. Foley, a junior on the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team, missed three layups in the first quarter of Monday night's game against Cahokia. "It was extremely rough," he said. "I missed three or four easy bunnies that would have given us a pretty good cushion."
Now that the calendar has flipped to a new year, three questions have emerged from the first month and a half of local high school basketball. Who's going to beat West Hancock? Well, it's unlikely that it's going to happen during the regular season. The
High school sports are an opportunity for a very small percentage of athletes to develop into college players. For everybody else, those days are opportunities to create memories to share with their children as they get older, as well as to brag about and
Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer went into the locker room expecting to have a chance to deliver a stern message after Wednesday's 62-60 victory over Minonk Fieldcrest in the first round of the State Farm Holiday Classic. It turned out he didn't need to say anything.