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 Boys Basketball

Game Preview: QND at Sacred Heart-Griffin

QND at Sacred Heart-Griffin When: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Belz Gym, Springfield. Records: QND--20-6. Sacred Heart-Griffin--17-8 (before Tuesday game against Springfield Southeast). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM, WTAD 930 Extra points: The Cyclones have gone 6-4 sin

IHSA may shake up state basketball tournament format
David Adam

IHSA may shake up state basketball tournament format

Craig Anderson has noticed the empty seats. The Illinois High School Association's boys state basketball tournaments once filled Carver Arena's 11,000 seats for both weekends in Peoria, but in recent years, finding a seat hasn't been too difficult. The Cl

Weary Raiders win ninth straight game
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Weary Raiders win ninth straight game

KEOKUK, Iowa -- If you're looking for Dylan Foley on Saturday, the best places to search will be either the couch or his bed in the Foley home. "Man, I'm chillin' and relaxin'," he said. "My legs are shot. What is it? Four games in five days?" The Raiders

Prep Boys Basketball

Game Preview: QND at Keokuk

QND at Keokuk When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Where: Wright Fieldhouse, Keokuk High School. Records: QND--18-6 (entering Thursday game against West Hancock). Keokuk--8-12. Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Extra points: The varsity game is part of a tripleheader featuring the f

Prep Boys Basketball

Third-quarter substitution gets message across for Raiders

MONMOUTH, Ill. -- No words were spoken, but the message was clear. The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team once held a 19-point lead early in the second quarter and appeared on the brink of blowing out Monmouth-Roseville, but by the 4:07 mark...

Prep Boys Basketball

Game Preview: QND at Monmouth-Roseville

QND at Monmouth-Roseville When: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Where: The Shoebox, Monmouth-Roseville High School. Records: QND--17-6 (2-0 in West Central Conference). Monmouth-Roseville--14-11 (1-2 WCC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM, WTAD 930 AM/103.3 FM Extra points: This gam

State title has Griggsville-Perry excited for future
David Adam

State title has Griggsville-Perry excited for future

GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- Garrett White just knew. He was in his first year of teaching in the Griggsville-Perry schools in 2011-12, and he was particularly impressed by his kindergarten students. "True story," he said. "I told anybody who would listen that whe

Raiders nearly fall into trap, beat pesky Unity
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Raiders nearly fall into trap, beat pesky Unity

MENDON, Ill. -- The Unity boys basketball team found out how good it could play. Quincy Notre Dame found what a "trap game" is. Unity had lost five of its last seven games and figured to be a huge underdog to a QND team that had won 11 of its last 13 games

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Game Preview: West Hancock at QND

West Hancock at QND When: 7 p.m. Saturday. Where: The Pit. Records: West Hancock--20-2. QND--16-6. Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM, WTAD 930 AM/103.3 FM Extra points: The Raiders play four games in five days this week, starting with a makeup game on Monday night at U

Second half much more productive for Blue Devils
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Second half much more productive for Blue Devils

QUINCY -- Didn't all of our moms tell us that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all? The less said about the first half of Quincy High School's boys basketball game against Jacksonville, the better. The Blue Devils forced the Crimsons