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QND joining WCC in basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame already is a member of the West Central Conference for wrestling, boys golf and girls golf, so Eric Orne, the assistant athletic director as well as girls softball and girls basketball coach at QND, advocated for more teams to j

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Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle
Men's College Basketball

Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal is going to find out rather quickly about the character of his first Quincy University men's basketball team. The Hawks will open the season Nov. 10 in the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge in Big Rapids, Mich., against Ferris State...

Western, Payson Seymour may co-op for girls basketball
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Western, Payson Seymour may co-op for girls basketball

BARRY, Ill. -- The Western and Payson Seymour girls basketball team may be joining forces this winter. The administrations at both schools have created a proposal to have their girls basketball programs co-op this season because of small roster numbers. "A

College notebook: Hellenthal fills QU staff, Notteboom heads to Lipscomb, Schmitt heads to New Mexico State
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College notebook: Hellenthal fills QU staff, Notteboom heads to Lipscomb, Schmitt heads to New Mexico State

Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal wanted to fill his staff with coaches who the players could relate to and build strong relationships. He needed them passionate about the game and their jobs, too. Hellenthal found...

Quincy coaches hear plea for help, contribute to hurricane relief efforts
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Quincy coaches hear plea for help, contribute to hurricane relief efforts

Andy Douglas was sifting through Twitter on Wednesday night when he saw a number of tweets related to University of Houston men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson's plea. "I was blown away," said Douglas, the Quincy High School boys basketball coach.

Logsdon has labrum surgery, out until January
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Logsdon has labrum surgery, out until January

CANTON, Mo. -- The Canton boys basketball team will be without its leading scorer until after the holidays pass this season. The Canton baseball team shouldn't be without its ace. Senior Lance Logsdon, who is the reigning...

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Prep notebook: Griggsville-Perry joins Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill girls basketball co-op

The Pittsfield-Pleasant Hill girls basketball co-op is adding another school. Low numbers are forcing the Griggsville-Perry girls basketball team to join the co-op this upcoming season. Pittsfield athletic director Brad Tomhave...

Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place
Men's College Basketball

Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place

Were they the darkest of days around the Quincy University men's basketball program? It would be difficult to argue they weren't. In the spring of 2003, on the cusp of six straight losing seasons, QU athletic director Pat Atwell decided to make a change.

Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach
Men's College Basketball

Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal kept his introductory speech succinct, but in it, he revealed his passion for basketball and his appreciation of community. Moreso, he showed his love for this community. "I'm proud to be from Quincy and I'm proud...

Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future
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Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future

It wasn't long after the news became official before Ryan Hellenthal's inbox was filled with text messages and voicemails. The same can be said for his father, Mike. Thursday, Quincy University announced a change in its coaching ranks as Marty Bell...