Craig Anderson has noticed the empty seats. The Illinois High School Association's boys state basketball tournaments once filled Carver Arena's 11,000 seats for both weekends in Peoria, but in recent years, finding a seat hasn't been too difficult. The Cl
The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team has a chance no team has had in more than 30 years. Win an outright conference championship. The Raiders play host to West Hancock on Thursday, and a victory would give them a 4-0 mark in their first season in the West Central Conference's North Division.
GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- Garrett White just knew. He was in his first year of teaching in the Griggsville-Perry schools in 2011-12, and he was particularly impressed by his kindergarten students. "True story," he said. "I told anybody who would listen that whe
A month has passed since the Illinois High School Association member schools voted to implement a district scheduling system for football starting with the 2021 season. The district football proposal passed by a vote of 324-307, with 69 schools...
One of the biggest challenges of Monday's doubleheader at the Bloomington Central Catholic Shootout was how to pass the time between games. After a victory over Farmington, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team left Cvengros Gymnasium
Bill Heisler hit one of the greatest shots in the history of the Illinois High School Association's state basketball tournament nearly 22 years ago. His 3-pointer at the end of regulation tied the 1997 Class A championship game, and he finished with 36 points as Warsaw defeated Spring Valley Hall 92-85 for the championship. He was named one of the "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament" in 2007.
One of Dave Hunziker's fondest memories as a young boy growing up in Kahoka, Mo., was when he'd crawl into bed with his father at night and listen to a St. Louis Cardinals game on the radio. One of his most difficult memories as a child was watching his f
The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team was ahead by three points with 12.2 seconds to play during a semifinal game last month at the State Farm Holiday Classic, but Aurora Christian had the ball at halfcourt coming out of a timeout. Just before the ba
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The annual visit to the Bloomington/Normal area for the State Farm Holiday Classic was a good one for the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team. The Raiders beat Champaign St. Thomas More (9-3) in the first round, then defeated...
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Max Wedding's line in the boxscore from Quincy Notre Dame's victory over Champaign St. Thomas More won't impress many people. He missed two shots from the field, and he missed his first three free throws before finally making one. Howe