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Hawks add physicality, toughness through recruiting

QUINCY — Getting promoted to offensive coordinator on January 10 gave Ryan Olson less than a month to help steer the Quincy University football program's recruiting efforts toward players who fit his offensive mentality.
Luckily, it's quite similar to how QU coach Gary Bass envisions...

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Local talent inks with successful D-II programs
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Local talent inks with successful D-II programs

QUINCY — After listing all of the reasons he signed with the Truman State football program, Johnny Ohnemus summed up his decision quite succinctly.
“It met all the check marks,” he said.

Prep Football

South Shelby's Wilt walks away after 13 successful seasons

SHELBINA, Mo. -- One of the reasons Rob Wilt enjoyed a successful 13-year run as the South Shelby football coach was his ability to get the Cardinals to stay 100-percent committed to the program even through som grueling nights...

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2019 All-area football first- and second-team selections

OFFENSE First team Corder Lehenbauer, QB, Sr., Palmyra Keenan Batsell, RB, Sr., Monroe City Caleb Lapsley, RB, Sr., Clark County Brandon Rossmiller, RB, Jr., Central Jaxon Mueller, FB, Sr., Central Johnny Ohnemus, APB, Sr., Notre Dame Grant Hyer, WR, Jr.,

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2019 All-area football team: First-team offense bios

Corder Lehenbauer Quarterback º Palmyra 5-foot-11 º 160 º Senior Inside the numbers: Lehenbauer threw three interceptions in the season-opening xxx to xxxx, but proved to everyone it was just an abberation. The right-hander threw just two interceptions th

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2019 All-area football team: First-team defense bios

Zac Becker Defensive line º Notre Dame 6-foot-3 º 200 º Senior Inside the numbers: One part of QND's "sack brothers," Becker played a huge role in helping the Raiders reach the Class 3A state semifinals. He finished with 69 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, s

Football Player of the Year: Toughness, grit help Indians' Lapsley sprint away from competition
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Football Player of the Year: Toughness, grit help Indians' Lapsley sprint away from competition

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Caleb Lapsley possesses a sprinter's speed with a sprinter's build and a sprinter's stride. Yet, it's a bulldozer mentality that gives him his edge. The Clark County senior running back captured headlines and highlights...

Football Coach of the Year: Cornell mixes toughness with right amount of fun
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Football Coach of the Year: Cornell mixes toughness with right amount of fun

QUINCY -- Gruff, rough and all business. Jack Cornell's demeanor screams it when he walks the Quincy Notre Dame football team out of the locker room and onto the field for warmups. He stands 6-foot-7. His beard consumes his face. His voice bellows.

College Football

Rupcich selected to AP NAIA All-America team

The Associated Press NAIA All-America team was released on Friday and earning his first selection to the squad was Culver-Stockton College junior Andrew Rupcich, who was chosen to the second team offensive line. Rupcich, who is a two-time All-Heart...

IHSA schools rescind district football format
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IHSA schools rescind district football format

QUINCY -- Although disappointed by the outcome of the Illinois High School Association bylaw amendment vote, specifically the rescinding of the district football scheduling format, no one within the Quincy Notre Dame athletic department stopped...