Rosters set for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic games
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Rosters set for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic games

QUINCY -- Kevin Meyer's options seem pretty limited. Go big or go big. Brock Edris seems to be in a similar situation with twist. Go small or go small. The 34th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic boys basketball game features a constrast in size.

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Hawks add third junior college guard to recruiting class

QUINCY -- Demetrius Houston Jr. liked the family atmosphere the Quincy University men's basketball coaching staff has created with the program. His parents had to like it, too. "They loved it actually," Houston said. "They loved the campus...

'Bittersweet' day as Short replaces friend at Knox County
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'Bittersweet' day as Short replaces friend at Knox County

EDINA, Mo. -- Zach Short was excited to be named the Knox County boys basketball coach on Tuesday, but getting the opportunity was bittersweet. Short replaces long-time friend Zach Summers, who resigned last week after six seasons to become the athletic di

Coaches selected for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Coaches selected for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

QUINCY -- Two coaches who guided their teams to the girls state basketball tournaments will square off against each other at the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, while two coaches who turned their programs around will oppose each other in the boys game. The

Knox County's Summers taking athletic director job at Keokuk
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Knox County's Summers taking athletic director job at Keokuk

EDINA, Mo. -- Zach Summers said it was going to take a "really good" offer to get him to leave Knox County High School. Keokuk, Iowa, made that offer this week. Summers, who spent the last six seasons as the Knox County boys basketball coach, has resigned

Trail Blazers add local flair to latest recruiting class
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Trail Blazers add local flair to latest recruiting class

QUINCY -- Over the last couple of winters, Garrett Gadeke got his grandmother hooked on basketball. "She even watches on TV now," he said. Since her grandson, a 6-foot-3 power forward from Quincy High School, has signed with John Wood Community College...

Edwardsville's Smith ends speculation, picks Illinois
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Edwardsville's Smith ends speculation, picks Illinois

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The best basketball player in the Land of Lincoln has decided to stay close to home. Edwardsville senior guard Mark Smith, who was being wooed by some of college basketball's most legendary programs, spurned those overtures...

Women's College Basketball

College notebook: Former QU standout joins staff at ISU

Jessica Keller is quickly climbing the coaching ladder. The Quincy University women's basketball program's all-time leading scorer resigned this week as the head coach at Columbia College to join the staff at Illinois State University.

Pazanin offers 'new eye for things' with QHS girls basketball program
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Pazanin offers 'new eye for things' with QHS girls basketball program

Martin Pazanin says he is the kind of coach who likes to give feedback. "Non-stop feedback," he said. So don't expect the new Quincy High School girls basketball coach to take a passive approach to anything. "During the games, you're not going to see me sit down," Pazanin said. "I'm non-stop communicating with my players. The same thing in practice. I'm always trying to preach positive energy."

Hull to take over Hannibal basketball program
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Hull to take over Hannibal basketball program

It's been eight seasons since Marty Hull has been in charge of his own high school basketball team. That doesn't mean he's been away from the game. "There's always been something," Hull said. "I was an assistant one year at Mark Twain, and I coached junior high basketball for one year. When I wasn't doing that, I was coaching my kids."