Sports Editor

Thorn Compton


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.


Men's College Volleyball

Two Hawks honored on all-MIVA team

QUINCY -- The Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association announced its all-MIVA teams earlier in the week and two Quincy University players earned honors in the truncated season. Hawks sophomore libero Noam Hannoun was named to the all-MIVA first...


High school sports hiatus in Illinois extended

The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team had its eyes set on a third Class 1A state championship in the last four years when spring practices started a few weeks ago. Those goals were dealt a severe blow on Tuesday. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced..

Trucking companies deal with virus fallout

Trucking companies deal with virus fallout

Roads around the nation have been eerily quiet as states have ordered citizens to stay at home as much as possible to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Local coaches getting creative with stay-at-home order

The current climate of stay-at-home orders and social distancing is forcing everyone to get creative with their work, and high school coaches are no exception. Rather than take the break from their teams and athletes lying down, many coaches have taken...

Prospect League

Gems, Prospect League plan to start season on time

QUINCY -- Two weeks ago, Missouri State junior and 2016 Herald-Whig Player of the Year Joey Polak was on his way to Kansas City to catch a flight to California where the Bears were scheduled to take on UC-Irvine in a weekend series. An hour away from...


School, sports cancellations reach into Missouri

Schools on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River have been given full discretion on whether to keep in session in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and many have decided to play on the safe side. As of Tuesday night, nearly...

Prep Girls Soccer

Uncertainty over coronavirus leaves athletes in limbo

QUINCY -- A black cloud hangs over all high school spring sports as the start of the season approaches. Whether the season has already been postponed, like schools in Illinois, or they are awaiting a final ruling from local or state governments, the...

Regain the throne: QND girls soccer makes return to Class 1A
Prep Girls Soccer

Regain the throne: QND girls soccer makes return to Class 1A

QUINCY -- After a year in Class 2A due to the success multiplier, the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team returns to the Class 1A ranks where they won back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. The return to their normal classification brings a sense...


A strange new sports world

Typically a Saturday night sees my inbox flooded with emails from coaches and athletic directors sending in results and updates. Not this Saturday. That was the first sign something is off. Over the last few days, news about cancellations around the...


Local universities and colleges see spring sports put on hiatus

Friday saw another slew of cancellations and postponements for local college athletics due to concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. First, the Heart of America Athletic Conference announced it was suspending all spring sports...