How potential disaster was turned into rousing success
David Adam

How potential disaster was turned into rousing success

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. That's the sound my cellphone made Saturday afternoon after I had turned it off for about 45-50 minutes. In that time, one person and one family made sure the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic was played on Saturday night.

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Good sports movies come in all shapes and sizes
David Adam

Good sports movies come in all shapes and sizes

What makes a good sports movie? Realism. An underdog. A hero. Inspiration. Good guys and bad guys. True stories. Fictional tales. In other words, no perfect formula exists.

Sunday Conversation with Juan Martinez
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Juan Martinez

One decision changed Juan Martinez's life forever. Martinez came to Quincy from the Dominican Republic as a foreign exchange student in 1995. His success and skill on the basketball court at Quincy High School eventually helped him get chances to play at Indian Hills Community College and Western Illinois University, and he later played for seven years professionally overseas.

Beyond the Boxscore: Hoots' shortstop injured, Saak filling dual role, Overstreet sharp in debut
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Hoots' shortstop injured, Saak filling dual role, Overstreet sharp in debut

The Hannibal Hoots are in the market for a middle infielder. Ethan Owens figured to be a fixture near the top of the lineup this summer. He batted .342 this spring for Drury University, and he was penciled in the No. 2 spot in the Hoots' batting order for

Beyond the Boxscore: Wallingford's relief, Wellman's first earned run, Whittaker's bad hop
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Wallingford's relief, Wellman's first earned run, Whittaker's bad hop

Quincy Notre Dame baseball coach Ryan Oden likes the idea of bringing Jase Wallingford out of the bullpen in the postseason. With Nick Wellman and Tommy Ray poised to handle the starting pitching duties for the rest of the postseason, Oden wants to use the 6-foot-8 righty in relief.

Watching Eagles succeed helps Clinging heal
David Adam

Watching Eagles succeed helps Clinging heal

LIBERTY, Ill. Before the Clinging family piled into the car to go to a game somewhere, they typically would do the same thing before they left the house. "Chandler would call for a family hug," Chad Clinging said. "He was the smallest, and he was always i

Sunday Conversation with Gloria Rogers
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Gloria Rogers

The 75th anniversary of the creation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League will be celebrated during a reunion in Kansas City in September. Many of the women who played in the league have died, but one of them who made a brief appearance

Beyond the Boxscore: Kirn comes through again in postseason at Beardstown
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Kirn comes through again in postseason at Beardstown

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Griffin Kirn's only job when he came in to pitch in Saturday's Class 2A Beardstown Regional championship game was to throw strikes. It proved to be a problem for starter Tommy Ray, but Kirn's calm on the mound settled his Quincy Notre D

Watching Johnson gets McCulla's 'juices flowing again'
David Adam

Watching Johnson gets McCulla's 'juices flowing again'

QUINCY -- After years of training to become one of the world's best discus throwers, Pat McCulla put that part of his life behind him for more than two decades. He stopped training in Houston and came back to Quincy, where his throwing career started in hi

What could Illinois football districts look like?
David Adam

What could Illinois football districts look like?

The IHSA Football Advisory Committee is offering a change to the football playoffs. Teams now qualify for the playoffs by earning five regular-season victories, but the committee is offering a plan that calls for teams to be assigned to eight-team or nine-team districts. So what could the districts look lile?

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