Sports Editor

Thorn Compton

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tcompton@whig.com
@ComptonWHIG

Thorn Compton joined the Herald-Whig staff as sports editor in 2019, coming to Quincy from Marshalltown, Iowa, where he was the assistant sports editor with Marshalltown Times-Republican. Compton was the sports editor and eventually overall editor for the Rawlins, Wyo., Daily Times. He is a Texas Tech University School of Journalism graduate and a Houston, Texas, native. He started his career in Lubbock, Texas, working for both print and broadcast organizations, and after graduation he spent time covering sports in both Colorado and Wyoming before ending up in Iowa. Compton was a 2019 runner-up honoree for best sports photo from the Iowa Newspaper Association.

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Prep Wrestling

Pirates prepared for state voyage

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- When Jacob Borgmeyer took over the reigns of Hannibal wrestling last spring, he had high hopes for the program. Those hopes were exceeded over the weekend. The Pirates excelled in their district meet last Friday and Saturday and now...

Prep Wrestling

Arch brothers lead Panthers into state tournament

PALMYRA, Mo. -- One Arch brother is making his long-awaited state debut. The other is looking to defend his title. Palmyra freshman Collin Arch and junior Ross Arch lead a group of eight Panthers preparing for the start of the Class 1 state wrestling...

Raiders holster Blue Bullets in fourth quarter
Prep Girls Basketball

Raiders holster Blue Bullets in fourth quarter

MACOMB, Ill. -- A four-quarter contest turned into an eight-minute sprint. And the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball players brought their racing shoes. The Raiders were tied at 28 with Knoxville in the Class 2A Macomb Sectional semifinals heading...

Pioneers knock off Chargers in sectional semifinals
Prep Girls Basketball

Pioneers knock off Chargers in sectional semifinals

MACOMB, Ill. -- Some nights your shot doesn't fall. That was definitely true for the Illini West girls basketball team Monday night. The Chargers limped out of the gate with a scoreless first quarter in Monday's Class 2A Macomb Sectional semifinal...

Prep Wrestling

Reversal of fortune: Blue Devils' Culp qualifies for second straight state tournament

QUINCY -- Trailing 6-2 heading to the third period, Thomas Culp's mind naturally wandered back to last year. As a sophomore, Culp lost his sectional semifinal match and had to wrestle through the consolation bracket to qualify for his first state...

Blue Devils' Culp on precipice of state tournament return
Prep Wrestling

Blue Devils' Culp on precipice of state tournament return

QUINCY -- Thomas Culp entered the third period of his 182-pound sectional quarterfinals match trailing Moline's DeAnthony Parker 1-0. The Quincy High School junior wrestler defeated Parker 1-0 in the Western Big Six Conference tournament...

Raiders trounce Titans, win regional final
Prep Girls Basketball

Raiders trounce Titans, win regional final

RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- After halftime, the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team held a 33-14 lead on Monmouth-Roseville in Thursday's Class 2A Rushville-Industry Regional final. The Raiders went on a 25-8 run in the final 12 minutes of the first half...

Prep Wrestling

QHS wrestlers take over Blue Devil Gym

QUINCY -- For the first time in the history of the program, the Quincy High School wrestling team will host a Class 3A sectional on Friday and Saturday. Four Blue Devils -- juniors Thomas Culp and Avery Bodi and seniors Blake Peter and Kaleb Vahle -- will..

Prep Girls Basketball

Second half surge: Blue Devils make strong turnaround in WB6

QUINCY -- Midway through the Western Big Six Conference season, the Quincy High School girls basketball team sat in a tie for fifth place with a 3-4 conference record. Of the four WB6 losses, three were by seven points or less to Geneseo, Rock Island...

Raiders get shot at redemption as postseason approaches
Prep Girls Basketball

Raiders get shot at redemption as postseason approaches

One year ago, a resurgent Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team headed into the playoffs with its best record in three years and a ton of momentum, only to fall in the first round of its regional tournament to Illini West. Now the Raiders are...