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Schmitz hired to guide Brown County boys basketball

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Jeff Schmitz always kept tabs on the Brown County basketball programs, even after he left the school nearly 20 years ago after serving as an assistant coach to the girls basketball program. He knew at some point he'd want to return,

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Blue Devils' Harmann gets chance to run his own program
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Blue Devils' Harmann gets chance to run his own program

No one is going to suggest Chris Harmann was the most prolific 3-point shooter on the Quincy High School boys basketball team his senior season. He was the only perfect one. Harmann went 6 for 6 from 3-point range during the 2002-03 season...

Familiar faces coming to Quincy Shootout
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Familiar faces coming to Quincy Shootout

QUINCY -- The organizers of the Quincy Shootout plan to bring some familiar names and incredible talent to Blue Devil Gym for another prep basketball showcase. The lineup for the second annual event, taking place Jan. 25-26, features 16 teams...

How potential disaster was turned into rousing success
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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.

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?'"

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