'Win or lose, be a good sport:' Hayden's actions bring mantra to life
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'Win or lose, be a good sport:' Hayden's actions bring mantra to life

The temperatures never climbed higher than 65 degrees throughout the day, but the exhausting nature of playing six matches in less than 24 hours took its toll. "It was a tiring day," Quincy High School senior tennis player Blake Hayden said...

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Seeing kids at play makes for great day
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Seeing kids at play makes for great day

The ball cleared the house and the trees with surprising ease, landing near the sidewalk and bouncing into the middle of the street. It brought traffic from both directions to an abrupt halt. A moment later, a 10-year-old boy came sprinting...

Kalusniak continues to be in sync with Hawks' staff
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Kalusniak continues to be in sync with Hawks' staff

The rapport Quincy University senior right-hander Nick Stroud has developed with junior catcher Jacob Kalusniak is the kind you'd expect has been fostered by years of playing together. That's not the case. They've been teammates roughly eight months...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks' Snyder benefits from being able to reset
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks' Snyder benefits from being able to reset

Nolan Snyder's reaction was quite telling. When it was mentioned he put together a string of quality at-bats Saturday during the Quincy University baseball team's doubleheader sweep of Missouri S&T, the junior center fielder deadpanned, "Finally."

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Field set for Blue Devils' Thanksgiving feast

It's time to empty the notebook as spring moves into full swing ... qqq The field for the 48th annual QHS Thanksgiving Tournament is set. The QHS boys basketball team will welcome Chicago Leo, Lutheran North and Waukegan to Blue Devil Gym...

Hawks say goodbye to family member taken too soon
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Hawks say goodbye to family member taken too soon

One of the most common questions Quincy University football coach Gary Bass gets asked is why he and his family have become so enamored with this community. "It's the people," said Bass, heading into his third season as head coach and eighth...

Trail Blazers relish moments leading to memorable finish
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Trail Blazers relish moments leading to memorable finish

As much as Brad Hoyt needed to stay in the moment to ensure the John Wood Community College men's basketball team was adequately prepared for its final game, he tried to see beyond the moment, too. "I wanted to take that 1,000-foot view," he said.

Finding truth in three Ps of hunting
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Finding truth in three Ps of hunting

Scooter Barnes likes to tell you he uses a mouth call better than anyone around to talk to turkeys. He tells you he has never missed a shot, at least while turkey hunting. And he says the biggest turkey he ever killed walked up to him without

Beyond the Boxscore: JWCC's Miller to stick to easy way to finish
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Beyond the Boxscore: JWCC's Miller to stick to easy way to finish

DANVILLE, Ill. -- Cory Miller Jr. had to rethink his approach. With the John Wood Community College men's basketball team trailing St. Clair County (Mich.) 33-32 late in the first half of Wednesday's opening round game of the NJCAA Division II national...

Plenty of NCAA Tournament teams to hitch with bandwagon
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Plenty of NCAA Tournament teams to hitch with bandwagon

Do you find yourself a college basketball fan without a team these days? Illinois didn't make it past the second day of the Big Ten Tournament, let alone sniff an NCAA Tournament bid. Mizzou's circumstances are the same as a short stay...