How potential disaster was turned into rousing success
David Adam

How potential disaster was turned into rousing success

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. That's the sound my cellphone made Saturday afternoon after I had turned it off for about 45-50 minutes. In that time, one person and one family made sure the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic was played on Saturday night.

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Change of scenery: Illinois takes note of prediction, maintains stranglehold on Classic
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Change of scenery: Illinois takes note of prediction, maintains stranglehold on Classic

QUINCY -- A playful prediction brought about a passionate response. The Illinois boys wanted everyone to take note of that, too. After Easton Billings buried a 3-pointer to give Illinois a 61-47 lead with nine minutes remaining in regulation Saturday night in the 35th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic boys game, the Land of Lincolners called a 30-second timeout. It was simply to acknowledge the score.

Classic Notebook: JWCC pitches in to help games get played
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Classic Notebook: JWCC pitches in to help games get played

Brad Hoyt was enjoying a rare weekend at home with little to do when his phone rang about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. His peaceful weekend wasn't so peaceful any longer. A mechanical issue with the air conditioning unit that cools both Quincy University's

Missouri boys look to reverse trend with Classic victory
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Missouri boys look to reverse trend with Classic victory

It isn't quite as dramatic as Joe Namath guaranteeing the New York Jets' victory in Super Bowl III, but Chandler Bevans has said the Missouri boys all-stars will reverse the losing trend in Saturday night's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic.

Blue Devils' Shoot makes decision to put academics first
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Blue Devils' Shoot makes decision to put academics first

QUINCY -- As Aaron Shoot weighed his options, the same question kept popping up. Is he ready to give up basketball? "My dad asked me that when I was deciding schools," said Shoot, the Quincy High School point guard...

QU team camp put top talent front and center
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QU team camp put top talent front and center

Ryan Hellenthal relishes the opportunity to showcase all the Quincy University men's basketball program has to offer. He's anxious to see some good basketball, too. The Hawks will hold their annual team camp this weekend with teams...

Mendenhall's determination paves way back to basketball court
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Mendenhall's determination paves way back to basketball court

All Noah Mendenhall wanted was a number, something tangible to grasp onto during the recovery process. His doctor didn't exactly oblige. "I remember asking him, 'Do you want to give me a 1 out of 10 range of me being able to play basketball this year?'"

Man for all seasons: Pirates' Waelder immerses himself in competition
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Man for all seasons: Pirates' Waelder immerses himself in competition

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Thank goodness for intramurals. Otherwise, Wyatt Waelder might go stir crazy. The recent Hannibal High School graduate and three-sport standout is headed to Truman State University in the fall to study biology and no definitive plans...

Rosters announced for 36th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Rosters announced for 36th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

The Missouri boys tried to use speed and quickness to end its losing streak to the Illinois boys in last year's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. Expect this year's Missouri boys team to try to use more size and strength to snap the streak. The 35th annual boys game will be part of the annual all-star doubleheader taking place June 16 at Quincy University's Pepsi Arena.

Campbell steps down as Scotland County coach, Ellison taking over
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Campbell steps down as Scotland County coach, Ellison taking over

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Basketball has taken up a large amount of Lance Campbell's time in the last nine years at Scotland County. He's finally found the time to let it go. After leading the Tigers for nine seasons, Campbell has stepped down as the boys basketball

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