MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams
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MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams

Since taking over as the Quincy University baseball coach in 2010, Josh Rabe has been able to use his professional experience and his draft stories as recruiting tools. If you're a high school senior with pro baseball aspirations and sitting across...

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Still in the Game: Former QU outfielder on leading edge of elbow rehabilitation
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Still in the Game: Former QU outfielder on leading edge of elbow rehabilitation

QUINCY -- To some, Nolan Rappé might have seemed a little brash or aggressive with his pitch as he sat in front of the SSM Health Care System hierarchy in 2017 hoping to convince them to hire him. But he had a vision and he needed them to see it.

Teams of the decade: Hawks soar to new heights
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Teams of the decade: Hawks soar to new heights

QUINCY -- Saturday was scheduled to be a memorable day at QU Stadium. The coronavirus pandemic ruined that. The Quincy University baseball team should have been playing Missouri S&T in the final game of the regular season. It would have been the final...

Still in the game: Former QU baseball player turns hobby into wood bat company
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Still in the game: Former QU baseball player turns hobby into wood bat company

QUINCY -- A little bit of aggravation led to inspiration and gave Jason Rakers a hobby that has kept him involved with the game he dearly loves. And it took playing to make it all possible. A two-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference and all-region...

Seniors facing tough decision on returning for additional season
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Seniors facing tough decision on returning for additional season

QUINCY -- Some see it as an easy decision. It isn't. Nolan Snyder and Riley Martin can tell you why. The starting center fielder on the Quincy University baseball team, Snyder is a fifth-year senior who will complete his master's degree in business...

Communication key for athletes to navigate tough times
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Communication key for athletes to navigate tough times

QUINCY -- Everything seemed casually comfortable as Alex Pribyl, Jimmy McDonald and Zach Lamari waited their turn to take the mound. The three right-handed pitchers -- all redshirt juniors on the Quincy University baseball team -- suffered injuries...

GLVC cancels remainder of spring sports season
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GLVC cancels remainder of spring sports season

QUINCY -- Friday's news came as no surprise. A week after Great Lakes Valley Conference officials canceled the spring championships and suspended all athletic-related activities, the league's Council of Presidents voted unanimously to cancel all sports...

Hawks reset with offensive onslaught against Trojans
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Hawks reset with offensive onslaught against Trojans

QUINCY -- Reset. Restart. Revive. That was the plan the Quincy University baseball team took into its midweek doubleheader against Hannibal-LaGrange University. After getting swept by Bellarmine on the opening weekend of Great Lakes Valley Conference...