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Bryan Gibbons

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Prep Boys Basketball

Pirates guard steals Spartans' chance to forge overtime

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- When Dezi Jones missed the back half of a 1-and-1 with 10 seconds remaining in a three-point game Tuesday night, he knew he had to make up for it. "That's a clutch free throw. I need to make that," the Hannibal junior guard said.

Early scare wakes up Hawks in home victory
Men's College Basketball

Early scare wakes up Hawks in home victory

QUINCY -- The Quincy University men's basketball team trailed for most of the first half against Hannibal-LaGrange University on Saturday night, and Hawks coach Ryan Hellenthal wanted to see how his team would respond. The Hawks ended the opening half on a

Prep Girls Basketball

South Shelby upsets Palmyra, reaches Monroe City tourney final

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The South Shelby girls basketball team set a goal at the start of the season. "They decided that they wanted to make it to every championship of every tournament that we're in this year," South Shelby coach Luke O'Laughlin said. So far,

Prep Boys Basketball

Plunkett dominates as Panthers reach title game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Palmyra boys basketball coach Ryan Wood knows that opposing teams have to account for the post presence of forward Peyton Plunkett. In the 93rd annual Monroe City Tournament semifinals against Louisiana Thursday night, the Panthers use

Prep Wrestling

Rivalry Renewal: Lackey's victory helps Blue Devils edge Pirates

QUINCY -- Quincy High School wrestling coach Phil Neally and Hannibal coach Derek Greening had a chance encounter at an open event last summer at Maryville University in St. Louis. "We were at the Maryville open match. Quincy was there, we were there," Gre

QND turns up pressure, forces 25 turnovers in victory
Prep Girls Basketball

QND turns up pressure, forces 25 turnovers in victory

QUINCY -- When Eric Orne returned to the helm of the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team after a difficult 2016-17 season, he had one focus for the Raiders. "Defense, defense, defense," QND senior Molly Penn said. "We work on it every day. Defense lead

Let it rain: Blue Devils make 15 treys in victory
Prep Boys Basketball

Let it rain: Blue Devils make 15 treys in victory

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School boys basketball players knew it wouldn't be easy to replace Aaron Shoot. Friday night, the efficieny of the offense made it easy to forget the senior guard wasn't there. Junior guard Jaeden Smith made five 3-pointers...

Voss leads Payson in wire-to-wire victory
Prep Boys Basketball

Voss leads Payson in wire-to-wire victory

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Win or lose, Payson Seymour boys basketball coach Brian Rea is always looking for areas for his Indians to improve. That didn't change Tuesday night even as Payson led wire-to-wire for a 61-49 victory over Western on the second day of t

Prep Football

Clark County's surprise run ends in state semifinals

KAHOKA, Mo. -- The Clark County football team knew it was in a place not many outside the program expected. The Indians couldn't keep their surprise playoff run last one more week. Clark County fell behind by three touchdowns early to Lafayette County and

Three solid quarters can't cover one poor quarter for QU
Women's College Basketball

Three solid quarters can't cover one poor quarter for QU

QUINCY -- The Quincy University women's basketball team outscored Winona State over the final three quarters Friday night. Unfortunately for the Hawks, it came after a sluggish opening period. They scored only six points in the first 10 minutes and spotted