Sunday Conversation with Kathy Turpin
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Kathy Turpin

These days, Kathy Turpin travels all over the country helping implement drug-testing programs. But deep inside, she is still a coach. Even when she was playing basketball at Knox County High School in Edina, Mo., which she led to the 1976 Class 2A state championship, Turpin's eventual goal was to be a coach.

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Six prep players from Quincy taken in baseball draft
David Adam

Six prep players from Quincy taken in baseball draft

How many high school players from Quincy have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft? Six. The last one was nearly 20 years ago. Two of the players who were drafted never played a single game in the minor leagues.

Sunday Conversation with Mike Hanks
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Mike Hanks

Basketball was a huge part of Mike Hanks' life as a kid growing up in Quincy, and it was his job for more than 25 years. Now, at age 64, the only basketball Hanks sees these days is on TV, as a spectator or from the sidelines as the coach of Coleman Middl

Quincy players have ties to NCAA Tournament title game
David Adam

Quincy players have ties to NCAA Tournament title game

Have any local players ever played in the championship game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament? Yes. Three played in the title game. One was on the bench but didn't play in two title games. One was on the bench for a title game, then later played in

Sunday Conversation with Mike Terry
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Mike Terry

Mike Terry became the tennis coach at Quincy High School in 1980, but he gave up the position in 1986 to accept a position as an instructor at John Wood Community College. Terry determined in 1994 that he still had interest in coaching and returned...

Near-death crash causes Quincy woman to change life's path
David Adam

Near-death crash causes Quincy woman to change life's path

Katie Lentz's life changed forever after she was involved in a near-death accident on two-lane Mo. 19 near Center, Mo., on Aug. 4, 2013. Just not in the way one might think. Lentz was injured in a head-on crash with a suspected drunken driver.

Multiplier affects private school teams in different ways
David Adam

Multiplier affects private school teams in different ways

What class will the Quincy Notre Dame boys and girls basketball teams be playing in next year? The boys will be in Class 2A. The girls will be in Class 3A. Why would two teams in the same sport from the same school be in different classes? Welcome to the

Sunday Conversation with Kevin Garner
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Kevin Garner

Kevin Garner has come a long way from playing basketball in the park in Edina, Mo., and playing basketball at Knox County High School to becoming an assistant executive director with the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Garner, 50, made

Sunday Conversation with Jim Rakers
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Jim Rakers

Notre Dame has been a big part of Jim Rakers' life. He attended both Notre Dame and Christian Brothers High Schools, graduating in 1961. He was an all-state selection in basketball, and despite practicing with just two hurdles, he qualified for the state

'I just wasn't ready to say goodbye'
David Adam

'I just wasn't ready to say goodbye'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- It wasn't supposed to end this way. Tuesday's Class 2A super-sectional basketball game at the Recreation and Athletic Center on the University of Illinois campus was supposed to be a coronation. A huge pro-Quincy Notre Dame crowd...

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