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

Raiders want to exploit size advantage, trim turnovers

The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team should consider borrowing one of John Wooden's famous sayings at their team motto this season. "Be quick, but don't hurry." It's unlikely any of the players have even heard of the famous UCLA coach, but

Raiders' style won't change with move to Class 3A
Prep Boys Basketball

Raiders' style won't change with move to Class 3A

How the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team will play shouldn't change much this season. What they're playing for, however, will be a little different. After winning three consecutive Class 2A regional titles, the Raiders are in Class 3A this season.

Prep Boys Basketball

Meyer hopes making veterans serve as mentors will create unity

QUINCY -- Kevin Meyer is trying the buddy system to help his team bond. The fourth-year coach at Quincy Notre Dame welcomes back seven seniors from last year's 19-10 team, and five of them saw significant playing time last season. He also has seven juniors

QND Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Sports

QND Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Here are the inductees for the Class of 2018 for the Quincy Notre Dame Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is Saturday night between games of the QND Gully Tip-Off Shootout:

Prep Volleyball

COACH OF THE YEAR: Cook teaches Pittsfield how to win again

Jill Cook hated to see the season end for the Pittsfield volleyball team. The Saukees lost 12-25, 25-21, 25-21 to Auburn in the semifinals of the Class 2A Pittsfield Regional, and their season ended with a 21-12-2 record. It's the first winning record for the Saukees since the 2005 season, and it's the reason why Cook has been chosen as The Herald-Whig's Coach of the Year.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: For Hummert, the best is yet to come
Prep Volleyball

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: For Hummert, the best is yet to come

Watching Quincy Notre Dame's Sydney Hummert play volleyball could be compared to watching fireworks explode during the Fourth of July. Fans would oooh and ahhh they watched Hummert soar through the air to repeatedly pound spike after spike. Anyone who saw her graceful leaping ability and powerful swing this fall would understand why she has been named The Herald-Whig's Player of the Year. When Raiders first-year coach Courtney Kvitle looks at Hummert, she too appreciates her talent and production. However, she also sees untapped potential.

Preseason basketball capsules: Illinois prep boys
Prep Boys Basketball

Preseason basketball capsules: Illinois prep boys

Brown County Coach: Jeff Schmitz (0-0 at Brown County, first season). 2017-18 record: 24-7 (7-3, third place in the Western Illinois Valley Conference). Returning starters: G/F Nathan Hendricker, 6-3, Jr. Other returners: F Brady Bergman, 6-2, Sr. New fac

QU's Leonard named GLVC Defensive Player of the Year
College Football

QU's Leonard named GLVC Defensive Player of the Year

Quincy University senior linebacker Cody Leonard has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year after his record setting season. Leonard is the first Hawks football player to receive this distinction since the conference sta

Men's College Basketball

No. 2 William Penn overpowers C-SC in conference opener

CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College basketball team traded punches with one of the NAIA's heavyweights for nearly 16 minutes on Wednesday night. Then William Penn showed why it has a chance to return to the NAIA's final four for the fourth time in s

Perimeter shooting woes sink C-SC in Heart opener
Women's College Basketball

Perimeter shooting woes sink C-SC in Heart opener

CANTON, Mo. -- Things couldn't have gone better for the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team for about four minutes. Ten of the Wildcats' first 13 points came inside the paint as they took an eight-point lead. From that point, C-SC had trouble