When was the last time we had our local basketball teams doing so well at QHS, QND and QU? I just think it has been a magical winter for local fans. It's been a special -- and rare -- season for fans of the boys high school and men's college teams in Quincy
No basketball player, male or female, to wear the blue and white at Quincy High School ever scored more points than Ruth (Kipping) Boden. She finished with 2,287 career points, and she helped the Blue Devils to two Western Big Six Conference championships
One of the greatest scoring games in Quincy Notre Dame history helped Justin Bottorff become part of a small class of players. Bottorff has a chance to be in the top 10 for single-game, single-season and career scoring lists at QND if the Raiders can make an extended postseason run this season. Bottorff's 39 points on Saturday night against Danville (Iowa) is tied for sixth place in school history for the most points scored in a game
The Cincinnati Red Stockings posted the only perfect season in professional baseball history in 1869 when they won all 65 games they played. The Red Stockings were baseball's first openly all paid professionals team with 10 salaried players. Their center fielder and captain was Harry Wright, who is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. One of their games that season was played in Quincy.
Millions of football fans fill football stadiums across the country on Saturdays, cheering for their favorite college teams. Few of those fans are more passionate about college football than Ric Hinkamper, except when he goes to a game, he's wearing officials stripes. Once his playing days were over, he started as a high school football official. He's now an NCAA Division I official, working games throughout the Midwest for about 20 years.
The Unity girls basketball team has won two IESA seventh grade state championships in the last six years. How many other teams have won junior high school state titles? Twelve local boys teams have won state championships in the Illinois Elementary School
Matt Long has been involved in athletics for 29 years, and he coached his first team to the state tournament last season when the Central-Southeastern girls basketball team finished third in Class 2A. However, he'd rather put most of last year behind him.
The holiday tournaments typically serve as a midterm exam for local high school basketball teams. So what did we learn last week? The Quincy High School boys are good. Not great, but good. A loaded field at the Prairie Farms Holiday Classic in Collinsville offered plenty of greatness.
QUINCY -- Enjoying playoff success for the Quincy High School football team was like a man wandering the desert for a drop of water. The IHSA started its postseason tournament in 1974, and the Blue Devils qualified for the postseason just three times in th