Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

217-221-3366
mschuckman@whig.com
@SchuckWHIG

Matt Schuckman returned to The Herald-Whig as a full-time sports writer on Jan. 18, 1999, having spent seven years here as a part-time sports writer through high school and college. He became Sports Editor on Aug. 27, 2012, and was appointed Senior Sports Writer in November 2015. A Quincy native and 1991 Quincy High School graduate, Schuckman is a product of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He spent four years in Columbia, Mo., covering Mizzou sports for the Columbia Daily Tribune and Inside Mizzou Sports magazine. His love of the daily grind of newspaper reporting brought him back to Quincy. Since 1999, he has been honored with numerous awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association for his reporting and column writing. In 2007, Schuckman saw his first book published. "Stand Up and Cheer" chronicles the first 100 years of the Quincy High School boys basketball program, one of the winningest and most respected high school programs in the nation. Schuckman spent more than two years researching, interviewing and writing. Seeing the book published is one of those moments Schuckman says he'll carry with him forever. In his spare time, Schuckman enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time with his nephews and playing poker. He married Michelle Clements on Oct. 16, 2010.

Bylines

Men's College Volleyball

C-SC's Wood takes pride in being able to represent Barbados

CANTON, Mo. -- Ammuniki Wood tried not to let his boss see he was getting antsy. "I've been staring at the clock every hour," Wood said. "Time feels like it's at a standstill." When 5 p.m. rolled around Friday afternoon, Wood was ready to head home. Litera

Guthrie looking for positives to regain feel for his game
Golf

Guthrie looking for positives to regain feel for his game

For as long as Luke Guthrie has known Mark Christiansen, he's been able to count on one aspect of their relationship never changing. There is no bull. "He's pretty straight-forward," Guthrie said of his golf swing coach growing up and continued mentor.

Woodard takes advantage of last chance in Do or Die Bowl
Prep Football

Woodard takes advantage of last chance in Do or Die Bowl

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Cameron Woodard had no guarantees he would suit up again after the Quincy High School football team's season ended with a playoff loss last October. His plans to attend Union University were set, and although he had an inkling he would

Birdie on 18 allows Guthrie to stick around
Golf

Birdie on 18 allows Guthrie to stick around

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The difference between a weekend at work or two extra days off was approximately 20 feet. Luke Guthrie made it look a whole lot shorter. After taking a double bogey on the par-3 17th when he ended up in the greenside bunker off the tee

Outdoors

Humming along, singing a song: Hummingbirds continue to capture attention of birders

QUINCY -- A big backyard was high on the wish list when Matt Thompson and his wife, Olivia, were house hunting. That surprised some people. "Were not real outdoorsy I guess you could say," Thompson said with a grin. But we'd like to be."

If the fish aren't biting, it's time for a break
Schuck's Clipboard

If the fish aren't biting, it's time for a break

The dirt inside what Bobby Grissom called his bait bucket had become dry and crumbly. That's because the bucket wasn't made to hold moisture. It looked more like a tin spittoon than a bucket, but for years, Grissom dug nightcrawlers...

QU recruits ready to show their wares in all-star football game
Schuck's Clipboard

QU recruits ready to show their wares in all-star football game

Each drill the 2017 Do or Die Bowl West All-Stars engaged in this week seem to spring a new star. One day it was Brown County's Carter Lewis showing his versatility out of the backfield. The next, Macomb's Korby Foxall opened eyes...

Crimson Tide: Callahan survives six-hole playoff to win final LPGC appearance
Golf

Crimson Tide: Callahan survives six-hole playoff to win final LPGC appearance

QUINCY -- Crimson Callahan has enjoyed his annual trip to the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships so much he decided to stay a little longer. "I've got to stay here as long as I can," Callahan said with a smirk. Playing six extra holes...

Men's College Basketball

QU's McGaughey signs contract to play pro basketball in Germany

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Changing his occupation on his Twitter profile is something Evan McGaughey knew he'd eventually have to do now that his care-free college days are over. When he switched it to professional basketball player Wednesday, the reality of a dre

Leaderboard logjam: Callahan must outlast crowded field to go out on top
Golf

Leaderboard logjam: Callahan must outlast crowded field to go out on top

QUINCY -- Crimson Callahan's second-to-last trip around Westview Golf Course started out as a day to forget. Then came a four-hole stretch in which he reminded everyone why he returned to the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championshps for a final time.