So why didn't Brock make all-state?
David Adam

So why didn't Brock make all-state?

The Twitterverse nearly exploded over the weekend. No, it wasn't because LaVar Ball and President Trump debated Trump's involvement in returning home three UCLA basketball players after a shoplifting incident in China. Instead, it was because Quincy High

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Road to state title special for Tedrows
David Adam

Road to state title special for Tedrows

Teresa Loos-Tedrow is going to miss the long drives. Loos-Tedrow and her daughter, Melina Tedrow, have spent countless hours on the road in the past four years, driving from Payson to all sorts of places in the St. Louis area and the Midwest for club volleyball tournaments. Not only do they get to spend time together, but they get to talk about their favorite subject.

Military service helped mold Meyer as a volleyball coach
David Adam

Military service helped mold Meyer as a volleyball coach

NORMAL, Ill. It was difficult to notice, but Rich Meyer got a little emotional before Saturday's Class 2A volleyball state championship game in Redbird Arena. It wasn't because it was the last time he would take the court with his Quincy Notre Dame team.

State Tournament Notebook: Sophomore leads Raiders in kills in semis
David Adam

State Tournament Notebook: Sophomore leads Raiders in kills in semis

NORMAL, Ill. -- When the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team made its comeback in the second set, it turned to a sophomore hitter to lead the way. Just not the one you might think. Sydney Hummert has been the Raiders' leading hitter this season...

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Beyond the Boxscore: Not all Indians followed season mantra at end of match

A berth in the Class 1A state tournament has almost been expected from this year's Payson Seymour volleyball team, and Indians coach Teresa Loos-Tedrow has preached to her players throughout the season to merely concentrate on the next point rather than the end result. That doesn't mean all of the Indians followed her orders at the end of Friday night's Class 1A super-sectional victory at Raymond.

Three teams have chance to make postseason run
David Adam

Three teams have chance to make postseason run

Postseason volleyball play begins Monday night in Illinois, and 14 local teams will be participating in six regional tournaments. Eight of those teams have losing records this season, and anything more than an appearance in a regional championship game wo

Phone call brings back memory of historic jam
David Adam

Phone call brings back memory of historic jam

Checking the voicemail after a week of vacation can be tedious, but one call was attention-grabbing. "Hello. This is Darryl Watson," the message said. Hold on. That name rings a bell. But it couldn't be. "I was just hoping someone could help me find an old story from way back in 1978," he said.

Stories about concussions scaring parents from letting kids play football
David Adam

Stories about concussions scaring parents from letting kids play football

Parents who don't want their children to play football don't have to look for long to find arguments they believe support their decision. Concussions, head trauma and CTE -- a debilitating brain disease -- are the buzz words that seem to make parents shudde

Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn

The school no longer exists, and the coach has been gone for more than 20 years, but what Steve Joslyn and the West Pike boys basketball team did in the early 1990s never will be forgotten.

Monroe City senior enjoys day fit for a king
David Adam

Monroe City senior enjoys day fit for a king

Is it possible to have a better day than Chase Buckman? The Monroe City senior was selected to the homecoming court and rode in the parade on Friday. He got his first start for the Panthers' football team during Friday night's game against Paris. At halftime, he found out he had been named homecoming king. To top it off, he scored the first touchdown of his high school career.

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