Teams of the decade: Wildcats building toward challenging conference elite
Women's College Basketball

Teams of the decade: Wildcats building toward challenging conference elite

Janette Burgin's challenge when taking over the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball program was to elevate it to the upper echelon in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. A 20-win season and an NAIA national tournament invitation...

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Two QND football players test positive for COVID-19
Prep Football

Two QND football players test positive for COVID-19

Quincy Notre Dame football coach Jack Cornell hadn't planned any full-contact drills for the Raiders upon their return to sport-related activities as they wait for reconditioned helmets to return from a national distributor.

Teams of the Decade: Hawks keep high-level talent close to home
Women's College Basketball

Teams of the Decade: Hawks keep high-level talent close to home

A promising start to the decade filled with 20-win seasons and NCAA Division II national tournament invitations ended with a thud. Before that happened, the Quincy University women's basketball program was churning out high-level talent and chasing...

Bear necessities: Thousands follow Bruno's journey south
Outdoors

Bear necessities: Thousands follow Bruno's journey south

QUINCY -- He hasn't reached the global popularity of Smokey, Yogi or Baloo, and his story isn't playing out in a public service announcement, a cartoon or a movie. It's happening in some of our own backyards. That's making Bruno a bear beyond compare.

Black bear sightings in Illinois quite rare
Outdoors

Black bear sightings in Illinois quite rare

Bruno the bear might be on his journey alone, but he isn't expected to be the last American black bear to find his way south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border. According to Illinois Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist...

Sports

Cautious optimism for the return of sports

It almost feels like Christmas in July. After months without team sports in this country, it seems there's more than a glimmer of hope that sports will come back to us in the coming days. MLB players reported on Wednesday, the National Women's Soccer...

Still in the Game: Bent continues climb up coaching ladder
Women's College Basketball

Still in the Game: Bent continues climb up coaching ladder

CLAREMORE, Okla. -- After more than two years living in the Sooner State, Kyle Bent needed just one word to sum up the biggest difference between growing up in rural Illinois and living in Oklahoma. "Hot," he said emphatically. Just how hot is Oklahoma...

Golf

LPGC crowns champions of virtual tournament

QUINCY -- The Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships crowned a new set of champions, but it was done with a twist. The coronavirus pandemic forced tournament organizers to cancel the three-day event traditionally played in June at Westview Golf Course...

Venturing outdoors helps cure pandemic boredom
Outdoors

Venturing outdoors helps cure pandemic boredom

The perspiration beading on Charles Harms' forehead trickled over his brow and ran down his cheeks, forcing him to wipe it away with a hand towel that was no longer clean and dry. The late afternoon sun on a 90-degree day caused him to sweat more...

Men's College Tennis

Sports briefs: Local tennis players top tourney in Iowa

Quincy University tennis coach Ethan Arns and Hawks freshman Zach Willing went toe-to-toe in the championship match of the men's open division at the United States Tennis Association's Hawkeye Open...