Raiders' Marth, Panthers' Rossmiller earn all-state honors
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Raiders' Marth, Panthers' Rossmiller earn all-state honors

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame football coach Jack Cornell called junior defensive end/fullback Jack Marth "unquestionably the hardest worker on our team." Central coach Brad Dixon shared similar sentiments about junior running back/defensive back...

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Indians banking on experience for edge in state quarterfinals
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Indians banking on experience for edge in state quarterfinals

KAHOKA, Mo. -- For the third time in three years, the Clark County football team is in the Class 2 state quarterfinals after winning a district title over Palmyra last Friday night. That kind of sustained success isn't easy to come by, but Clark County...

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Hawks' Chappel receives first-team All-GLVC honors

QUINCY -- Peyten Chappel changed numbers at the beginning of the season because the Quincy University football coaching staff wanted to ensure No. 22 stayed with a linebacker. He did the number proud. Chappel, a sophomore middle linebacker, earned...

Rupcich leads brigade of Wildcats receiving All-Heart honors
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Rupcich leads brigade of Wildcats receiving All-Heart honors

Andrew Rupcich is enjoying a little more than 15 minutes of fame. The Culver-Stockton College offensive lineman made a splash this season when he threw a 44-yard pass during a midseason game against nationally ranked Benedictine. The video...

Rund's legacy is perseverance
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Rund's legacy is perseverance

Andrew Rund paused to assess his four-year career in an attempt to sum it up succinctly. Then he smiled. "It has helped me grow my character," he said. No one knows that better than those he proved wrong, those who challenged him on a daily basis...

Defend to the end: QND advances to state semifinals with clutch plays on defense
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Defend to the end: QND advances to state semifinals with clutch plays on defense

BREESE, Ill. -- Zac Becker started things off, and Zac Becker ended them. The Quincy Notre Dame senior defensive lineman made two plays that will go down in Raiders football history in Saturday's Class 3A state quarterfinal game against Breese Mater Dei. Becker got his team rolling in the first quarter with the first score of the game on a 50-yard interception return...

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Wildcats rally to win season finale

CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team took some momentum into the offseason Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats scored 17 unanswered points, all in the second half, during a 17-10 victory over William Penn in a Heart of America...

Resilient Hawks end season with remarkable comeback
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Resilient Hawks end season with remarkable comeback

QUINCY -- If ever there was a need for a little divine intervention, this was it. So Gary Bass said a prayer. "I'm sitting here saying, ‘Please, Lord, please,'" the Quincy University football coach said. Having allowed William Jewell to take a 42-41 lead..

Raiders come a long way in a short time
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Raiders come a long way in a short time

BREESE, Ill. -- A season ago, the Quincy Notre Dame football team was left out of the postseason in coach Jack Cornell's first year with the program after a 3-6 campaign. One year later, the Raiders are heading to the state semifinals for the first time...

Turnovers doom Pirates in district title loss
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Turnovers doom Pirates in district title loss

LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Quentin Hamner didn't hide how he felt. It was an equal mix of appreciation and disappointment. The Hannibal football team dug in defensively and did all it could to overcome a myriad of mistakes, but five turnovers...