Inside the Shootout: An A-to-Z look at prime-time prep hoops event
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Inside the Shootout: An A-to-Z look at prime-time prep hoops event

The third annual Quincy Shootout takes place Friday and Saturday with a 15-game slate -- seven to be played Friday night between two gyms and eight games Saturday at Blue Devil Gym. Here is an A-to-Z look at the field, the event and the need-to-know...

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Prep game preview: Rock Island at Quincy High School

Rock Island at QHS When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Blue Devil Gym Records: Rock Island -- 13-4 (4-2 Western Big Six Conference). QHS -- 11-6 (4-2 WB6). Radio: WGEM 1440 AM, WGEM 98.9 FM, WTAD 930 AM Inside the matchup: This will be the final game in the first ha

Back in business: Blue Devils forge tie for WB6 lead by raking up Maple Leafs
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Back in business: Blue Devils forge tie for WB6 lead by raking up Maple Leafs

QUINCY -- Throughout a tumultuous three weeks in which his team lost three games, Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas felt the Blue Devils were making strides in practice. "It just hasn't translated into how we play in games...

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Area roundup: Schwartz, Loos lead Payson Seymour in bounceback

PAYSON, Ill. -- Cole Schawrtz and Lucas Loos led Payson Seymour to a 68-43 victory over Camp Point Central Tuesday night in a bounce back from the Indians' first loss on Monday. Schwartz led the team with 24 points, five rebounds, and four assists...

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Palmyra begins home tournament with rout of Highland

PALMYRA, Mo. -- The second-seeded Palmyra boys basketball team took a commanding lead early on and cruised to a 58-35 win over seventh-seeded Highland in the first round of the Tony Lenzini Tournament on Tuesday. Palmyra coach Ryan Wood said his team got..

Local connections give Quincy Shootout feel of being at home
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Local connections give Quincy Shootout feel of being at home

All roads lead home or at least back to Blue Devil Gym. Jeremy Osborne is going down that path for a third time. Lee Bennett is getting as close to his roots as his schedule allows. Bret and Michelle Kasubke are heading back to where it all began.

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Tony Lenzini Tournament roundup: Pirates hold off Tigers to reach semifinals

PALMYRA -- It looked like it might be a blowout for third-seeded Hannibal in the first round of the Tony Lenzini boys basketball tournament on Tuesday, but sixth-seeded Mark Twain made a game of it. The Pirates entered halftime with a commanding 34-14...

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Indians let Cougars loose in fourth, suffer first loss

WINCHESTER, Ill. -- Through the first three quarters of a battle of Class 1A state-ranked foes, the Payson Seymour boys basketball team had Winchester West Central on the ropes. In the fourth quarter, the No. 5 Indians let the No. 6 Cougars escape.

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Turnovers at root of Raiders' problems in loss

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- It didn't take long for Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer to figure what he could use to help illustrate how to value possessions. He had to look no further than the Raiders' lockers. "Let's face it, these are...

Schuckman: Shootout field fully loaded with talent
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Schuckman: Shootout field fully loaded with talent

When the list of players nominated for the McDonald's All-American Game was released last week, it included some surprising omissions, intriguing inclusions and one remarkable revelation. The field for the third annual Quincy Shootout is fully loaded...