Sports Editor

Thorn Compton

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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 Volleyball

Blue Devils bow out early in home tourney

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School volleyball team had its eyes locked in on advancing to the gold bracket in the 44th annual Quincy High School volleyball invitational, and after opening pool play Saturday morning with back-to-back two-set victories...

Blue Devils end home schedule in a knot
Prep Boys Soccer

Blue Devils end home schedule in a knot

QUINCY -- If not for a swirling wind on Saturday, the Quincy High School boys soccer team would have ended its home schedule with a win. In the second minute of their matchup with Normal West, Wildcats midfielder Zach Bautista hit a cross from deep in...

Raiders beat Blue Devils to finish season unbeaten
Prep Girls Tennis

Raiders beat Blue Devils to finish season unbeaten

QUINCY -- It didn't take long for Quincy Notre Dame seniors Clair Moore and Abigail Ley to realize what the moment meant. When the QND girls tennis team's No. 2 doubles tandem scored its final point in Monday night's victory over Quincy High School's...

Collective effort carries QHS girls to Oakley Invitational title
Prep Girls Cross Country

Collective effort carries QHS girls to Oakley Invitational title

QUINCY -- It takes five good races to win a cross country meet, and that's exactly what the Quincy High School girls had on Saturday in their home Tom Oakley Invitational at Bob Mays Park. The Blue Devils placed five girls in the top 13 to finish...

Prep Boys Cross Country

Blue Devils' Rosen pulls away from Titans' Sheppard to repeat as Oakley champ

QUINCY -- It didn't take long for Quincy High School's Fiker Rosen and West Hancock's Miles Sheppard to separate from the field. Half a mile into Saturday's 45th annual Tom Oakley Invitational at Bob Mays Park, the sophomore cross country runners...

Second-half heartache: Beardstown runs by Central after halftime
Prep Football

Second-half heartache: Beardstown runs by Central after halftime

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- At halftime the Class 1A No. 4 Central football team was locked in a 14-all tie with 3A No. 4 Beardstown in what had been an epic clash between two powerful teams. Out of the break, the Tigers turned up the heat and the Panthers...

Battle of unbeatens: Central hosts Beardstown with first loss on the line
Prep Football

Battle of unbeatens: Central hosts Beardstown with first loss on the line

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- It might be the first week of October, but Friday's game in Camp Point feels like a playoff matchup. The unblemished Central football team hosts similarly unbeaten Beardstown in an important Western Illinois Valley Conference battle...

Blue Devils make adjustments, down Galesburg in three
Prep Volleyball

Blue Devils make adjustments, down Galesburg in three

QUINCY -- Adjustments were the name of the game when the Quincy High School volleyball team and Galesburg squared off in the QHS gym on Tuesday. The Blue Devils roared out in the first set of the Western Big Six Conference matchup with a 25-13 win...

Golf

Raiders girls finish third in WCC meet, Central's Dearwester wins

QUINCY -- With the postseason rapidly approaching the girls golf teams of the West Central Conference met at Westview Golf Course to battle for a conference crown.

Raiders blow out Crimson to cap week
Prep Boys Soccer

Raiders blow out Crimson to cap week

QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team is starting to figure things out, and that should scare everyone in Class 1A. The defending 1A state champion Raiders capped a busy week with a 7-0 thumping of Jacksonville on Saturday...