QND seniors finally make their own mark on program
David Adam

QND seniors finally make their own mark on program

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.

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QND has faced strong schedule, but does it matter?
David Adam

QND has faced strong schedule, but does it matter?

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

'We knew we were good': Nauvoo-Colusa to celebrate 20-year anniversary of remarkable state title run
David Adam

'We knew we were good': Nauvoo-Colusa to celebrate 20-year anniversary of remarkable state title run

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

'I don't like to miss': Maas has been attending QND games since 1960
David Adam

'I don't like to miss': Maas has been attending QND games since 1960

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

Two set to join list of great teams to play in Blue Devil Gym
David Adam

Two set to join list of great teams to play in Blue Devil Gym

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.

Beyond the Boxscore: Clark County boys not focused on perfect record
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Clark County boys not focused on perfect record

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."

Beyond the Boxscore: Mom watches Foley's big shot from lobby
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Mom watches Foley's big shot from lobby

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."

Answering questions about West Hancock, Payson Seymour and Missouri girls basketball
David Adam

Answering questions about West Hancock, Payson Seymour and Missouri girls basketball

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

No titles, but no regrets in remarkable year for Haley
David Adam

No titles, but no regrets in remarkable year for Haley

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

Beyond the Boxscore: QND players take over in locker room after first-round escape
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: QND players take over in locker room after first-round escape

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.

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