Mat Mikesell is a sports writer at The Herald-Whig, having returned in March 2014. He was a sports intern at The Herald-Whig during the summer of 2013. From Fort Wayne, Ind., Mat attended Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., where he was chief reporter and sports editor for the Ball State Daily News. He covered the Ball State football team for three seasons. Mikesell also spent time as a sports freelancer for the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. In 2012, Mat spent three weeks in London during the Olympics with about 40 Ball State University students to provide coverage of the Summer Games.
PALMYRA, Mo. -- The players on the Palmyra girls tennis team have been preparing for perhaps another trip to the Class 1 state tournament. That trip has taken a bit of a speed bump one week before Class 1 districts begins. The Panthers learned this week No
QUINCY -- Alex McCulla waited in suspense as his tee shot on the par-3 No. 8 hole at the Quincy Country Club flew through the sky. "When I saw it in the air, I knew it had a chance because the green always kicks left," said McCulla, a sophomore for the Qui
The Monroe City softball team almost finished a grueling week without a loss. The final game of the Louisiana Tournament, a 5-3 loss to Father Tolton in the title game, was the only blemish to the week. Defeating Clarence Cannon Conference opponents Centr
MENDON, Ill. -- The Unity volleyball team knew it could be strong this season. The players figured out just how strong by winning the Suns Classic for the first time in seven years earlier this month by knocking off the defending Class 1A state champion Pa
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Kirksville threw a punch on the first play of the third quarter. The Hannibal football team answered with a series of haymakers and a knockout. The Pirates answered a 75-yard touchdown pass from Paxton Dempsay with two takeaways...
QUINCY -- Greg Reis substituted in three younger players to give the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team a lift with about 15 minutes remaining in the first half. The trio of sophomores Gabe Whittaker and Gunner Kurk and freshman Ben Frericks controlled...
Central football coach Brad Dixon won't let his players get too hyped up for any game. The truth is, Friday night's game against Beardstown is the marquee game of the regular season. The Panthers and Tigers both enter the game 4-0 and won their first two
Steve Surratt had been a play-by-play broadcaster with WBBA Radio but wanted to do more. That's why Surratt started BChornetsports.com, an internet sports broadcasting station, in March. The station has broadcast more than 80 Brown County sporting events
AUGUSTA, Ill. -- The Unity volleyball team needed a quick reminder to relax. The Mustangs thought they had won the first set against Southeastern when senior outside hitter Addison Miller rocketed a ball down the sideline that landed in bounds. The players
QUINCY -- A youth movement has taken the area's cross country scene by storm. Just look at last week's QND Running Raider Invitational, where the top two finishers (and one more in the top 15) were first-year varsity runners from the area. Quincy High Scho