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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

Unlikely hero hits go-ahead 3-pointer in Raiders' rally

After Cahokia's Elijah Rice made two free throws with 2 minutes, 4 seconds to play to tie the score at 48 with Quincy Notre Dame, Comanches coach Darian Nash called a timeout. "I told them to guard everybody but number 12 (Alex Mast)," he said.

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."

Prep Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Preview: QND vs. Cahokia

QND vs. Cahokia When: 5:30 p.m. Monday Where: Bob Havens Gym, Jerseyville High School Records: Cahokia--7-6. QND--10-5. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM Inside the matchup: Cahokia opened its season at a November tournament in Lincoln, losing its first thr

Prep Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Preview: QND vs. Collinsville

QND vs. Collinsville When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Where: Bob Havens Gym, Jerseyville High School. Records: Collinsville--10-7. QND--11-4. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM. Inside the matchup: The Kahoks opened by winning their first four games by 20 points or

Prep Boys Basketball

Fourth-quarter patience helps Raiders hold on to victory

QUINCY -- A 16-point lead had dwindled to two points, and Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin had just missed a 3-pointer that would have put the visitors ahead. The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team needed to take a deep breath and calm down.

Fraire finally gets chance to guide Gems
Prospect League

Fraire finally gets chance to guide Gems

After serving three years as an assistant coach and one as a co-coach of the Quincy Gems, Rick Fraire is now the head coach of the summer baseball team. "Quincy's my home away from home," Fraire said. Gems owner Jimmie Louthan made the announcement in a press release Friday afternoon. Fraire, the head coach at Fabens (Texas) High School, was part of the Gems' Western Division championship team in 2016 and the Prospect League champions in 2014.

Prep Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Preview: Sacred Heart-Griffin at QND

Sacred Heart-Griffin at QND When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Pit. Records: Sacred Heart-Griffin--9-8. QND--10-4. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM. Inside the matchup: Sacred Heart-Griffin opened the season with three victories at the Galesburg Tournament

QND grabs big lead but fails to put away Sherrard
Prep Boys Basketball

QND grabs big lead but fails to put away Sherrard

SHERRARD, Ill. -- A quick glance at the numbers would indicate the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team had little trouble winning Tuesday night's game. The Raiders shot 65 percent from the field and forced 29 turnovers by Sherrard...

Prep Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Preview: QND at Sherrard

QND at Sherrard When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Sherrard High School Records: QND--9-4. Sherrard--4-11. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM. Inside the matchup: Sherrard lost its first nine before winning four in a row, but the four victories didn't exactly co

St. Louis schools want to talk with QND about new conference
Prep Football

St. Louis schools want to talk with QND about new conference

Representatives from the Archdiocesan Athletic Association and the Metro League in the St. Louis area have reached out to Quincy Notre Dame about being part of a 20- or 24-school conference of private schools that would be created for football purposes only starting with the 2020-2021 school year.