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."

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Sunday Conversation with Kathy Turpin
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Sunday Conversation with Kathy Turpin

These days, Kathy Turpin travels all over the country helping implement drug-testing programs. But deep inside, she is still a coach. Even when she was playing basketball at Knox County High School in Edina, Mo., which she led to the 1976 Class 2A state championship, Turpin's eventual goal was to be a coach.

Niemann taking first head coaching job since 1980s
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Niemann taking first head coaching job since 1980s

It has been nearly 30 years since Meleia Niemann was in charge of her own high school basketball team. "It's still the same game," she said. "The ball still fits in the rim." That's why Niemann is confident to be in charge of the girls basketball team at Highland for next season. The Lewis County C-1 Board of Education approved her hire at its April 12 meeting.

McCann gets first head coaching position at Mark Twain
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McCann gets first head coaching position at Mark Twain

CENTER, Mo. -- Cody McCann spent the last four seasons learning under Clopton boys basketball coach Craig Smith, and he believes he's ready to lead his own program. He's getting his chance to do that. McCann was named the coach of the Mark Twain boys bask

College notebook: JWCC's McKenzie earns All-American honors
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College notebook: JWCC's McKenzie earns All-American honors

Gabe McKenzie is part of exclusive company. The sophomore forward on the John Wood Community College men's basketball team became the program's third All-American in the past four seasons when he was named an NJCAA Division II second-team selection. The 6

Prep notebook: West Hancock denied entry to Western Illinois Valley Conference
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Prep notebook: West Hancock denied entry to Western Illinois Valley Conference

The West Hancock football team had several long road trips last fall. Coach Travis Cook expects those to continue for the foreseeable future after West Hancock's bid to join the Western Illinois Valley Conference was rejected.

Hawks add two junior college guards to recruiting class
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Hawks add two junior college guards to recruiting class

QUINCY -- A shift in the way the Quincy University men's basketball team wants to play is coming. "My whole life I've being around guards in a fast-paced game," said Jah-Kobe Womack, the 6-foot-3 guard from Allen County (Kan.) Community College...

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Shooting clinic offered at QU on May 3

QUINCY The Quincy University men's basketball program will conduct a shooting clinic from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 3 at Pepsi Arena. The clinic is open to players in grades K-8. The session will teach the fundamentals of shooting, with players being given

Orne promises 'multiple-year deal' in return to QND bench
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Orne promises 'multiple-year deal' in return to QND bench

When Quincy Notre Dame athletic director Bill Connell made the decision less than two weeks ago not to renew the contract of girls basketball coach Andy Waggoner, he turned to assistant athletic director Eric Orne for ideas as to where to search for a replacement. "He wears a lot of hats around here," Connell said. "You're at least going to bounce some ideas off him." Turns out the best idea was to put Orne back on the bench.

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QU basketball program creating junior varsity program

The Quincy University men's basketball program is providing players with a chance to showcase their talents and potentially earn a spot on the varsity roster. QU coach Marty Bell announced Monday the formation of a junior varsity program beginning with the 2017-18 season. Bell expects to bring 12 to 15 additional players to campus to play on the JV team.