Teams of the decade: Area softball produces series of all-time greats
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Teams of the decade: Area softball produces series of all-time greats

Throughout the last decade, area softball teams won 46 regional or district titles, 18 sectional titles, 11 state trophies and two state championships. It became possible because an amazing depth of talent and incredibly versatile players. Each season...

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Teams of the Decade: QHS softball program on upward trajectory
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Teams of the Decade: QHS softball program on upward trajectory

The trajectory the Quincy High School softball program is on is exactly what Darrell Henze envisioned when he took over as head coach. He wanted to see steady progression. The Blue Devils ended the decade with a 16-16 season -- only the second .500...

Teams of the decade: Offense lights up scoreboard for QND softball program
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Teams of the decade: Offense lights up scoreboard for QND softball program

Pitching and defense typically are considered the keys to a championship season. The Quincy Notre Dame softball team showed how valuable a potent offense can be, too. The Raiders won a Class 2A sectional title in 2011 -- the only sectional title...

Taking Short road home: Knox County softball coach accepts job at Keokuk
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Taking Short road home: Knox County softball coach accepts job at Keokuk

KEOKUK, Iowa -- Zach Short's heart never left Hancock County. Now he is following it home. Educational and athletic opportunities played a significant role in that, too. The Knox County softball and boys basketball coach informed his players Monday...

College Softball

College roundup: Hawks finish Florida trip with shutout victories

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- The Quincy University softball team wrapped its time at The Spring Games in Florida on Tuesday with two shutout victories, an 8-0 win over Post University and a 3-0 decision over Ashland University. In its first game against Post...