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Heart announces plan to continue fall sports as scheduled

At a time where many athletic entities are either cancelling or postponing fall sports, the Heart of America Athletic Conference restated its commitment to the fall season earlier this week. On Monday, Heart commissioner Lori Thomas...

QND's McCulla commits to play golf at Illinois State
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QND's McCulla commits to play golf at Illinois State

QUINCY -- News travels fast when someone from the hometown of Illinois State University's greatest golfer commits to the Redbirds. So about five minutes after Alex McCulla gave his verbal pledge to ISU men's golf coach Ray Kralis, the Quincy Notre Dame...

Teams of the decade: Multi-sport athletes helps Raiders' winning culture
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Teams of the decade: Multi-sport athletes helps Raiders' winning culture

Amid the coaching changes and hurdles accompanying it, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team found a way to thrive and continue a high standard moving into a new decade. The Raiders won four regional titles and one sectional crown...

Teams of the decade: Blue Devils continue building historic tradition
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Teams of the decade: Blue Devils continue building historic tradition

It's hard to imagine any decade passing without something historic happening in the tradition-rich Quincy High School boys basketball program. Last decade's highest moment happened to be more historic than most. The Blue Devils reached...

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Teams of the decade: Area boys basketball programs produce college-level talent

John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt's decision to heavily recruit this area speaks volumes about the level of talent being produced. Just consider during the Trail Blazers' last two NJCAA Division II national tournament...

Palmyra finishes off upgrades to athletic facilities
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Palmyra finishes off upgrades to athletic facilities

PALMYRA, Mo. -- If the fall sports season continues as planned, Palmyra football will have new digs to break in. The Palmyra School District will have new and improved athletic facilities when the 2020-21 school year begins. Among the improvements...

Local programs react to MSHSAA return guidelines
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Local programs react to MSHSAA return guidelines

For now, the state of Missouri is preparing for the return of high school sports in the fall. The Missouri State High School Athletic Association sent out guidelines and recommendations for the return of sports to athletic directors across the state...

Still in the Game: Grant's vision provides top-notch care for student-athletes
College Football

Still in the Game: Grant's vision provides top-notch care for student-athletes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Murphy Grant's vision is different than most. John Currie realized it and embraced it. During his 13-year stint as the head football trainer and director of sports medicine at the University of Kansas, Grant developed a model...

Sports

IHSA defers Return to Play decisions

After months of struggling to be on the same page as other state entities, the Illinois High School Association is choosing to defer its decisions about sports moving forward. The IHSA announced Tuesday that it will place decisions on its Return to Play..

Teams of the decade: Blue Devils end decade with momentum
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Teams of the decade: Blue Devils end decade with momentum

The evolution of the Quincy High School girls basketball program saw the Blue Devils end the decade on an upward trajectory. They had to endure a series of lows first. The Blue Devils overcame a winless season and a Western Big Six Conference losing...