Sports Editor

David Adam

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David Adam has held multiple positions at The Herald-Whig since he was hired as part-time sports clerk in 1985. He was a sports writer from December 1987 until August 1997, when he joined the copy desk. He was primarily responsible for the layout and design of Page 1A and coordinating the newspaper's national news report. He was named news coordinator in October 2004 and remained in that position until November 2015, when he was named Sports Editor. As news coordinator, he was responsible for assisting Executive Editor Don Crim in planning, developing and coordinating local news and photo coverage and special sections. He also served as Internet Director from August 2009 to September 2010. He has won 27 awards for page design and writing. Adam is a Quincy native and graduated from Quincy College in 1987 with a degree in communications. He has three daughters – Jennifer, Jill and Jamie. He has coached local youth sports teams for more than 35 years. He has broadcast local sporting events for WGEM Radio since September 1997. He also is the faculty adjunct for Quincy University’s student newspaper and is the statistics coordinator for the Quincy Gems, a summer collegiate league baseball team. He is a member of the Quincy Exchange Club and also volunteers for Birthright of Quincy.

Bylines

Prep Girls Basketball

Position switch designed to help Nelson now, in future

QUINCY -- Sarah Nelson has played with her back to the basket for most of her basketball career. It makes sense. She's always been one of the tallest players, and last year, she led Quincy High School in scoring at 9.2 points per game. When she thought abo

Blue Devils look for more scoring in Pazanin's second year
Prep Girls Basketball

Blue Devils look for more scoring in Pazanin's second year

QUINCY -- The getting-to-know-you period is over, and Quincy High School girls basketball coach Martin Pazanin is ready for his team to make even bigger improvements. Last year's team had a 15-12 record in Pazanin's first season for the first winning recor

Sunday Conversation with Michael Payne
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Michael Payne

Michael Payne doesn't get back to Quincy very often these days, but when he does, he likes to visit Blue Devil Gym. That's where Payne became one of the best basketball players in Quincy High School history. He was part of the 1978-79 team that finished a

Burgin hopes new point guard will be difference at C-SC
Women's College Basketball

Burgin hopes new point guard will be difference at C-SC

CANTON, Mo. -- Janette Burgin believes she's found the missing piece that will help the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team get out of the middle of the pack and climb back into the race for the Heart of America Athletic Conference...

Prospect League

Owners of Hoots, Gems combine to buy Normal franchise, stadium

The owner of the Quincy Gems, the owner of the Hannibal Hoots and the general manager of the Hoots have created an ownership group that is buying the Normal CornBelters franchise and the team's stadium.

Player with ties to Ripken dies in Pittsfield home
David Adam

Player with ties to Ripken dies in Pittsfield home

A man who played a small part in the career of Cal Ripken Jr. died in Pittsfield last week. Wayne Krenchicki, 64, died of natural causes Tuesday in his home as he was watching a playoff baseball game. Krenchicki, a native of Ewing, N.J., played college baseball ...

Hill says changing culture must happen first at C-SC
Men's College Basketball

Hill says changing culture must happen first at C-SC

Aaron Hill figures that if he wants to change the recent history of the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team, he must change the culture first. "We're trying to develop habits on the way we want to do things on and off the floor," the first-year coach said. "It takes time. I'm a huge believer that culture is so important to any organization's success." Count senior Cullan Smith as one of those who has been impressed so far.

Late first-half goal critical in QU's first-round loss
Women's College Soccer

Late first-half goal critical in QU's first-round loss

The Quincy University women's soccer team was 48 seconds away from winning the first half. The score of Sunday's first-round game in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament would have been 0-0, but the Hawks were playing into winds that gusted from 25 to 40 miles per hour. Not allowing a goal for 45 minutes would have been a victory in itself.

David Adam

Tears flow as Brock wears blue and white for last time

Jirehl Brock didn't want to leave. The final gathering of the team had broken up on the field after the Quincy High School football team's 34-14 loss to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. The QHS players started leaving the field, but not without an embrace with Brock. Same for the coaches. And the managers. In fact, just about anybody associated with the program made it a point to wrap their arms around Brock for the last time.

Blue Devils bow out in first round of playoffs again
Prep Football

Blue Devils bow out in first round of playoffs again

Rick Little made it clear from the outset this season he wasn't going to be satisfied with another first-round playoff loss. That doesn't make Saturday's 34-14 loss to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin in the first-round of the Class 6A playoffs a failure. It only makes the Quincy High School football coach even more determined to see his team achieve greatness. "When you set your goals high, the risk is that you don't reach them," Little said.