Former QHS football all-stater from 1930s largely forgotten
David Adam

Former QHS football all-stater from 1930s largely forgotten

Only eight players in the history of the Quincy High School football program have been named to the Champaign News-Gazette all-state team. Jack Crocker was the only one who was a two-time all-state pick. However, he only made the News-Gazette team once, b

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Sunday Conversation with Tom House
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Tom House

Tom House probably should be best remembered for the work and teaching he's done with professional baseball pitchers, football quarterbacks and golfers. Instead, the one-time journeyman left-handed reliever for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Seat

David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Serving errors don't bother Payson Seymour coach

Payson Seymour was leading 20-19 in the first set of Wednesday night's match against Quincy Notre Dame in the Pit when Paige Perrine had a service error. The Indians gave up another point before getting a side out, but then Tori Schieferdecker had another service error that gave QND a 22-21 lead.

Two former Gems have big roles in pennant races
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Two former Gems have big roles in pennant races

It's been a while since any Quincy Gems alums have made a significant impact on a major league roster, but two of them have been thrust into important roles during the stretch drive because of injuries on two teams.

Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official
David Adam

Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official

Chad Hill was looking for something to replace the excitement of playing baseball. The former Quincy Gem had finished his college career at the University of Mississippi, and he played one year as an outfielder for the Hudson Valley Renegades, a Class A a

One idea to get QHS football games to start on time
David Adam

One idea to get QHS football games to start on time

It's time to do something about the late finishes at Quincy High School football games. The Blue Devils' season opener against Belleville West on Friday ended at approximately 11:15 p.m. By the time the Maroons left the field, showered and changed, it was

Sunday Conversation with Mark Schuering
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Mark Schuering

Mark Schuering has done just about everything an amateur tennis player can do in Quincy. He's a seven-time Quincy city singles champion. During his playing days at Quincy College, he won the District 20 championship and a bid to the NAIA National Tourname

Sunday Conversation with Pat Humphrey
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Pat Humphrey

One of Quincy's best-kept secrets is in the basement of a home on the city's north side. Pat Humphrey, a financial professional with Prudential, has a mini baseball museum in the basement of his house. What started years ago...

Two Quincy teams qualified for Little League state tournament
David Adam

Two Quincy teams qualified for Little League state tournament

Has a team from Quincy ever made it to the Little League World Series? No. In fact, no team from Quincy -- nor any team from Adams, Pike, Brown or Hancock counties -- has made it to the Little League's Great Lakes Region, Midwest Region or Central Region tournaments since records were kept starting in 1957.

Bell says he still has 'the juice' to be coach, AD at QU
David Adam

Bell says he still has 'the juice' to be coach, AD at QU

QUINCY Marty Bell knew what his audience needed to hear. During a July 24 public forum as part of his interview for the position of athletic director at Missouri Western, Bell was asked if he was ready to give up coaching. "What could I do if I was just f

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