Sports Editor

David Adam

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David Adam has held multiple positions at The Herald-Whig since he was hired as part-time sports clerk in 1985. He was a sports writer from December 1987 until August 1997, when he joined the copy desk. He was primarily responsible for the layout and design of Page 1A and coordinating the newspaper's national news report. He was named news coordinator in October 2004 and remained in that position until November 2015, when he was named Sports Editor. As news coordinator, he was responsible for assisting Executive Editor Don Crim in planning, developing and coordinating local news and photo coverage and special sections. He also served as Internet Director from August 2009 to September 2010. He has won 27 awards for page design and writing. Adam is a Quincy native and graduated from Quincy College in 1987 with a degree in communications. He has three daughters – Jennifer, Jill and Jamie. He has coached local youth sports teams for more than 35 years. He has broadcast local sporting events for WGEM Radio since September 1997. He also is the faculty adjunct for Quincy University’s student newspaper and is the statistics coordinator for the Quincy Gems, a summer collegiate league baseball team. He is a member of the Quincy Exchange Club and also volunteers for Birthright of Quincy.

Bylines

Prep Boys Basketball

Raiders to ratchet up defense to find points this season

QUINCY -- The number 51 was on one side of the scoreboard. The number 49 was on the other. Not everyone knew their significance when the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team gathered earlier this month for their first practice. "I was kind of confused,"

So why didn't Brock make all-state?
David Adam

So why didn't Brock make all-state?

The Twitterverse nearly exploded over the weekend. No, it wasn't because LaVar Ball and President Trump debated Trump's involvement in returning home three UCLA basketball players after a shoplifting incident in China. Instead, it was because Quincy High

Raiders ready to rebound from rough year
Prep Girls Basketball

Raiders ready to rebound from rough year

QUINCY -- For a success-rich girls basketball program like the one at Quincy Notre Dame, last season was a difficult one to stomach. The Raiders had won at least 20 games in 15 of the past 18 seasons, winning three state championships and three other state

Illinois Prep Boys Basketball Preseason Previews
Prep Boys Basketball

Illinois Prep Boys Basketball Preseason Previews

Brown County Coach: Jared Hoots (111-125 at Brown County, 11th season). 2016-17 season: 14-10 (9-1, first place in the Western Illinois Valley Conference). Returning starters: F Tanner Sussenbach, 6-3, Sr.; G Darian Drake, 5-10, Sr.; G Nathan Hendricke

Prep Boys Basketball

Missouri Prep Boys Basketball Preseason Previews

Canton Coach: Andy Anderson (333-130 at Canton, 18th season; 421-204 overall, 25th season). 2016-17 season: 18-7 Returning starters: F Lance Logsdon, 6-3, Sr.; F Koy Smith, 6-1, Sr.; G LaVion Wilson, 5-8, Sr.; G Carson Birck, 6-0, Soph.; G Brandon Hudnall

Missouri Girls Prep Basketball Previews
Prep Girls Basketball

Missouri Girls Prep Basketball Previews

Canton Coach: Danielle Caldwell (19-27 at Canton, third season). 2016-17 season: 8-15 Returning starters: G Laken Hugenberg, 5-7, Jr.; G Olivia Jarvis, 5-5, Sr.; G Brianna Caldwell, 5-4, Sr. Other returning letterwinners: G Katie Gaus, 5-3, Sr.; G Taylor

Road to state title special for Tedrows
David Adam

Road to state title special for Tedrows

Teresa Loos-Tedrow is going to miss the long drives. Loos-Tedrow and her daughter, Melina Tedrow, have spent countless hours on the road in the past four years, driving from Payson to all sorts of places in the St. Louis area and the Midwest for club volleyball tournaments. Not only do they get to spend time together, but they get to talk about their favorite subject.

Windians: Payson Seymour concludes dominant season with state title
Prep Volleyball

Windians: Payson Seymour concludes dominant season with state title

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Payson Seymour volleyball team had prepared all season for one goal -- to win the Class 1A state championship. What they weren't prepared for was what to do after the final point. Hylee Schmiedeskamp's kill proved to be...

David Adam

Military service helped mold Meyer as a volleyball coach

NORMAL, Ill. It was difficult to notice, but Rich Meyer got a little emotional before Saturday's Class 2A volleyball state championship game in Redbird Arena. It wasn't because it was the last time he would take the court with his Quincy Notre Dame team.

Tale of the Tape: Crucial point doesn't go QND's way in title game
Prep Volleyball

Tale of the Tape: Crucial point doesn't go QND's way in title game

NORMAL, Ill. -- It was a stroke of luck. Champaign St. Thomas More and Quincy Notre Dame were tied at 21 in the third set of Saturday afternoon's championship match in the Class 2A state volleyball tournament, and Notre Dame was serving to take the lead.