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...

Miller's impact at JWCC goes beyond numbers
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Miller's impact at JWCC goes beyond numbers

John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt loved the idea of landing one of the area's most talented multi-sport athletes when he received a commitment from Cory Miller Jr. two years ago. Hoyt didn't expect to be getting a commitment...

Shootout teams ending season in trophy contention
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Shootout teams ending season in trophy contention

Over the past month, organizers of the Quincy Shootout have begun to unveil the teams committed to playing in next year's third annual event. It's creating a must-see vibe. Nationally ranked Modesto (Calif.) Christian, three-time state champion...

Harmann, Dukes 'humbled' by response to success
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Harmann, Dukes 'humbled' by response to success

The spotty cellphone service Chris Harmann typically receives on the 60-mile trek along Interstate 88 between Geneseo and Dixon meant many of the congratulatory text messages and calls coming his way weren't being received. He might have ignored them...

Through ups and downs, Hawks' Hickey keeps on smiling
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Through ups and downs, Hawks' Hickey keeps on smiling

QUINCY -- Taylor Hickey said the moment felt "normal." With 44 seconds remaining in the Quincy University women's basketball team's 60-47 loss to Indianapolis on Saturday at Pepsi Arena, Hickey checked out of the game as Dami Adeyinka had come...

Family tradition part of fun for Hawks' Gronewold
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Family tradition part of fun for Hawks' Gronewold

QUINCY -- Michaela Gronewold referred to it as "returning the favor." Others might call it payback. Either way, her three older sisters -- Randi, Danielle and Lauren -- have spent the last two winters watching her play for the Quincy University...

Trail Blazers' countdown to redemption nearly complete
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Trail Blazers' countdown to redemption nearly complete

The countdown is on. Actually, it's been ongoing all season. The John Wood Community College men's basketball team places such high importance on the Region 24 Tournament, which sends the winner to the NJCAA Division II national tournament...

Beyond the boxscore: Womack's effort key to Hawks' consistent play
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Beyond the boxscore: Womack's effort key to Hawks' consistent play

QUINCY -- Jah-Kobe Womack finished his answer to every question with the same thought. "We just have to find a way to win," he kept saying. The Quincy University men's basketball team nearly did in what would have been the biggest victory of the season.