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

David Adam

Scouting Report: QND at Westmont

When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Westmont High School. Records: QND -- 0-4. Westmont -- 3-1. Radio: None. Going independent Westmont now knows what it's like to fill out a schedule as an independent school like Quincy Notre Dame. (Technically, the Illinois High

Center of Attention: Bottorff embraces move to new position on offensive line
Prep Football

Center of Attention: Bottorff embraces move to new position on offensive line

QUINCY -- Jonny Bottorff was thrilled to learn Jack Cornell would be replacing Bill Connell this fall as the football coach at Quincy Notre Dame. Bottorff had played left tackle and right tackle as a freshman and a sophomore with Cornell as an assistant o

Prep Football

Game preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Westmont

QND at Westmont When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Westmont High School. Records: QND -- 0-4. Westmont -- 3-1. Radio: None. Extra points: The Sentinels are in their first year as an independent school after being part of the Interstate Eight Conference since 2006.

Serves 'em right: Improved serving helps QND hold off 'scrappy' Hannibal
Prep Volleyball

Serves 'em right: Improved serving helps QND hold off 'scrappy' Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Inconsistent serving nearly cost the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team in the first game of Tuesday night's match at Korf Gym. The Raiders eventually turned the tables. Nine aces, combined with multiple serve reception errors...

Sports

Frericks getting used to German lifestyle as she starts pro career

QUINCY Jordan Frericks is getting used to the cuisine and learning the language. She's growing accustomed to the physical play, and she's getting used to not being near family for the first time in her life. But as she adjusts to her new life as professio

Peck scores rare double eagle at Westview
Golf

Peck scores rare double eagle at Westview

QUINCY Jason Peck didn't know what to do. "It took me a minute to realize what happened," he said. Ben Van Ness, one of his playing partners knew just how rare of a shot Peck had hit. "(Peck) was in shock, but I went nuts," he said. "It was incredible."

Two fourth-down calls difference in West Hancock victory over QND
Prep Football

Two fourth-down calls difference in West Hancock victory over QND

HAMILTON, Ill. -- West Hancock coach Travis Cook made the perfect play call on fourth down late in the fourth quarter. Quincy Notre Dame coach Jack Cornell wishes he had made a different decision on his fourth-down play late in the fourth quarter. Peyton D

Prep Football

Game preview: Quincy Notre Dame at West Hancock

QND at West Hancock When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Jim Repplinger Field, Hamilton Records: QND -- 0-3. West Hancock -- 2-1. Radio: KOKX 1310 AM Extra points: West Hancock opened with a pair of easy victories, defeating River Valley 58-12 and Carnahan 36-6.

Prep Volleyball

Payson Seymour puts up fight, but Hummert helps QND pull away

PAYSON, Ill. -- The Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team learned on Wednesday night something its coach already knew. Old champions die hard. Payson Seymour lost the first set 25-12 and was down eight points in the second set, but the defending Class 1A...

Lightning guidelines frustrating but for everybody's safety
David Adam

Lightning guidelines frustrating but for everybody's safety

After a couple of rough weekends weather-wise, it's nice for everybody to enjoy mild temperatures for the first few days of this week. Because in the sports world, waiting for weather delays stinks. Rain delays have been part of baseball...