IHSA may shake up state basketball tournament format
David Adam

IHSA may shake up state basketball tournament format

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

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Beyond the Boxscore: QND to play for first conference title since 1987
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: QND to play for first conference title since 1987

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.

State title has Griggsville-Perry excited for future
David Adam

State title has Griggsville-Perry excited for future

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

Creation of football districts may lead to other changes
David Adam

Creation of football districts may lead to other changes

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...

Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders find ways to fill time between games
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders find ways to fill time between games

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

Sunday Conversation with Bill Heisler
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Bill Heisler

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.

Hunziker goes from small town Kahoka, Mo., to big-time broadcaster
David Adam

Hunziker goes from small town Kahoka, Mo., to big-time broadcaster

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

To foul or not to foul? Teams should do their 'research'
David Adam

To foul or not to foul? Teams should do their 'research'

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

All-tourney snub doesn't sit well with Raiders
David Adam

All-tourney snub doesn't sit well with Raiders

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...

Beyond the Boxscore: Wedding factor on defense for Raiders
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Wedding factor on defense for Raiders

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

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