Raiders want to exploit size advantage, trim turnovers

The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team should consider borrowing one of John Wooden's famous sayings at their team motto this season. "Be quick, but don't hurry." It's unlikely any of the players have even heard of the famous UCLA coach, but

Pirates unable to finish last-ditch rally in state quarterfinal loss
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Pirates unable to finish last-ditch rally in state quarterfinal loss

Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair believed there was enough time remaining for either Dezi Jones or Danny Colborn to make the catch and get to the ground in order to call a timeout to set up one final play.

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Clark County overwhelmed by powerful Blair Oaks in quarterfinals
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Clark County overwhelmed by powerful Blair Oaks in quarterfinals

They were as good as advertised. Undefeated Blair Oaks torched Clark County for 517 yards and cruised by the Indians 55-6 in Saturday's Class 2 football state quarterfinal game. Clark County had shut out Highland, Palmyra and Monroe City in district play, but Saturday's loss was the Indians' worst since a 52-0 loss to Monroe City in Week 1 of the 2016 season. Clark County is 19-8 over the last two seasons after going 2-8 in 2016.

JWCC overwhelmed defensively by fifth-ranked Kirkwood
Men's College Basketball

JWCC overwhelmed defensively by fifth-ranked Kirkwood

QUINCY -- It didn't take long for John Wood Community College sophomore Carter Cramsey to pinpoint the most challenging thing about playing Kirkwood Saturday. "Their defense," Cramsey said. "Moberly might have been a little better offensively, but Kirkwood

Fourth-quarter rally not enough for winless QU
Women's College Basketball

Fourth-quarter rally not enough for winless QU

QUINCY -- The Quincy University women's basketball team showed late life, getting as close as two points in the fourth quarter but losing 69-62 to Wayne State in the second day of the 19th annual QU Subway Classic at Pepsi Arena. The Hawks trailed by as m

Prep roundup: Blue Devils win twice at Lady Hornets Classic
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Prep roundup: Blue Devils win twice at Lady Hornets Classic

The Quincy High School girls basketball team improved to 3-0 with two dominant victories on Saturday in the Lady Hornets Classic in Mount Sterling. Stephanie Anders' 21 points led the way in a 74-25 victory over Rushville. After a five-point first quart

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College roundup: JWCC women improve to 4-2 with home victory

The John Wood Community College women's basketball team used a 10-0 run early in the second half to pull away for a 76-47 victory over Sauk Valley in the final game of the Town & Country Inn and Suites Classic at the Student Activity Center on Saturday. T

Champaign Dreams: Central breaks through to first state title game
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Champaign Dreams: Central breaks through to first state title game

ARGENTA, Ill. -- Eric Jones wanted to soak in the final seconds. The Central football team lined up in victory formation for the final 1:30 of Saturday's Class 1A state semifinal game, and the senior quarterback took the time to see the faces of his teamma

COACH OF THE YEAR: Cook teaches Pittsfield how to win again
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COACH OF THE YEAR: Cook teaches Pittsfield how to win again

Jill Cook hated to see the season end for the Pittsfield volleyball team. The Saukees lost 12-25, 25-21, 25-21 to Auburn in the semifinals of the Class 2A Pittsfield Regional, and their season ended with a 21-12-2 record. It's the first winning record for the Saukees since the 2005 season, and it's the reason why Cook has been chosen as The Herald-Whig's Coach of the Year.

All-Area Volleyball: First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention
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All-Area Volleyball: First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention

FIRST TEAM PROFILES Hope Cheney Southeastern º 5-foot-9 º Senior º Hitter Cheney carried a young Southeastern team, with 379 kills comprising 47 percent of the Suns' total. She also led the team in aces (59) and blocks (50), and she was second in digs. "I

Panthers' defense stonewalls potent Bomber offense
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Panthers' defense stonewalls potent Bomber offense

ARGENTA, Ill. -- The Argenta-Oreana football team had put up eye-popping offensive numbers this season. The top-seeded Bombers averaged 46.7 points per game and move the ball with ease in their first 12 victories. All-state running back Makhi Stanley had m