Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

217-221-3366
mschuckman@whig.com
@SchuckWHIG

Matt Schuckman returned to The Herald-Whig as a full-time sports writer on Jan. 18, 1999, having spent seven years here as a part-time sports writer through high school and college. He became Sports Editor on Aug. 27, 2012, and was appointed Senior Sports Writer in November 2015. A Quincy native and 1991 Quincy High School graduate, Schuckman is a product of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He spent four years in Columbia, Mo., covering Mizzou sports for the Columbia Daily Tribune and Inside Mizzou Sports magazine. His love of the daily grind of newspaper reporting brought him back to Quincy. Since 1999, he has been honored with numerous awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association for his reporting and column writing. In 2007, Schuckman saw his first book published. "Stand Up and Cheer" chronicles the first 100 years of the Quincy High School boys basketball program, one of the winningest and most respected high school programs in the nation. Schuckman spent more than two years researching, interviewing and writing. Seeing the book published is one of those moments Schuckman says he'll carry with him forever. In his spare time, Schuckman enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time with his nephews and playing poker. He married Michelle Clements on Oct. 16, 2010.

Bylines

Prep Football

Taking it all away: Pioneers turn turnovers into TDs to knock off Blue Devils

QUINCY -- As bleak as everything seemed -- both three games into this season and three quarters into Friday night's tussle -- the Rock Island Alleman football team never lost faith. Quincy High School must believe in itself now, too.

College Football

College football preview: QU at Indianapolis

QU at Indianapolis When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Key Stadium, Indianapolis Records: QU -- 2-3 (0-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Indianapolis -- 6-0 (2-0 GLVC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM All-time series: Indianapolis leads 6-1. Last meeting: October 13, 2018

Restart, repeat, rejoice: Raiders capitalize on free kicks to knock off Blue Devils
Prep Boys Soccer

Restart, repeat, rejoice: Raiders capitalize on free kicks to knock off Blue Devils

QUINCY -- The emotional nature of the rivalry between the Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer teams tends to make their twice-per-fall showdowns a battle of will as much as a battle of skill. The foul count increases, too.

'I didn't want to be done': Blue Devils' Sprick recovers from gruesome ankle injury
Prep Football

'I didn't want to be done': Blue Devils' Sprick recovers from gruesome ankle injury

QUINCY Scott Sprick knows enough football history to understand why his coaches and others compare the ankle injury he suffered as a sophomore to the injuries sustained by former NFL players Tim Krumrie and Joe Theismann. Yet he finds another injury...

Prep Boys Soccer

Blue Devils stay unbeaten in WB6, set up showdown with Rocks

QUINCY -- During his three years playing varsity soccer at Quincy High School, Jack Bartley watched numerous teammates deal with the emotional battle of Senior Night activities. Tuesday night, he and 13 teammates shouldered the burden.

Raiders make a splash, win 2A regional title
Prep Boys Golf

Raiders make a splash, win 2A regional title

QUINCY -- A regional championship works well as a birthday gift. "Yeah, that's pretty nice," Luke Siebers said. And it serves as a double reason to celebrate. "But I'm not really sure what we're going to do," said Siebers, the Quincy Notre Dame senior...

College Football

College game preview: Quincy University at Missouri S&T

QU at Missouri S&T When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Allgood-Bailey Stadium, Rolla, Mo. Records: QU -- 2-2 (0-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Missouri S&T -- 3-1 (1-0 GLVC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM All-time series: Missouri S&T leads 8-3 and has won four straight

College Football

College game preview: Culver-Stockton College at MidAmerica Nazarene

C-SC at MidAmerica Nazarene When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Olathe District Activity Center, Olathe, Kan. Records: C-SC -- 2-3 (0-0 Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division). MidAmerica Nazarene -- 4-1 (0-0 Heart South Division). All-time series: Mi

Men's College Basketball

Exhibitions to give Hawks quality tests

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal appreciates the external advantages of playing three exhibition games against NCAA Division I opponents, namely the exposure the Quincy University men's basketball program receives with recruits. Yet, the third-year head coach...

Heck of a save: Goalkeeper turns back Maple Leafs, provides Blue Devils with spark
Prep Boys Soccer

Heck of a save: Goalkeeper turns back Maple Leafs, provides Blue Devils with spark

QUINCY -- Ethan Holke never lost control of the possession or the play, but the touch the Geneseo midfielder made to give him separation from the Quincy High School boys soccer team's last line of defense also triggered something in Frank Heck's mind.