Show-Me Showcase: Adrenalin, size and smiles allow Missouri girls to roll
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Show-Me Showcase: Adrenalin, size and smiles allow Missouri girls to roll

QUINCY -- Highland girls basketball coach Meleia Niemann worked the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic once before. She was an assistant for the Missouri team in 2010, but this was her first time at the helm of the Missouri all-stars.

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Missouri girls looking to change way Classic is trending
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Missouri girls looking to change way Classic is trending

QUINCY -- Recent history suggests the Illinois all-stars have taken control of the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic girls series. That doesn't sit well with those from the Show-Me State. "It puts an extra chip on our shoulder," Highland forward Kennedy...

Learning the ropes: Titans' Knipe gains knowledge from older siblings
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Learning the ropes: Titans' Knipe gains knowledge from older siblings

WARSAW, Ill. There's an advantage to being the youngest of three siblings Emma Knipe's future teammates might not have. She has insider knowledge. Knipe's older brother, Trevor, played four years of baseball at MacMurray College, so he can shed...

Dance to take over QHS girls basketball program
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Dance to take over QHS girls basketball program

QUINCY -- Brad Dance's view from the bench made him believe more success lies ahead for the Quincy High School girls basketball program. "You can see the potential." said Dance, who served as QHS coach Martin Pazanin's assistant last season.

Classic rosters chock full of talent
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Classic rosters chock full of talent

QUINCY -- If there is one common bond shared by the boys basketball players who will represent Illinois and Missouri in the 36th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, it's their winning pedigree. Eight of the 10 Illinois players were part of teams...

Pazanin leaves QHS to pursue college coaching opportunity
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Pazanin leaves QHS to pursue college coaching opportunity

QUINCY -- Martin Pazanin wasn't going to leave the Quincy High School girls basketball program for any college coaching job. There had to be opportunity to grow as a coach and learn more about the game. Culver-Stockton College men's basketball coach...