They gather on Saturdays in the gymnasium at Holy Family Church in Hannibal for a little pickup basketball. The mix of players ranges from high schoolers like Palmyra junior Ragar McKinney to Quincy University's Evan McGaughey, who recently signed a professional contract in Germany. Before a game is played, work must be done.
Having toweled off after Saturday night's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, it's time for a few parting thoughts about the 35th annual event. The games were entertaining, but much of the talk was about the sultry conditions in Pepsi Arena. What happened to
QUINCY -- Calesse Bair's shot hung in the air for what seemed like forever. The Scotland County guard had to heave a rainbow as the shot clock expired with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. The buzzer sounded as the ball swished through the rim and
QUINCY -- If there was a snapshot of the talent that was on the floor during the 35th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic girls game Saturday night, it came with the starting lineups. Of the 10 starters, seven players led their teams to state tournament
Chelsea Wood started grinning when she was asked about her matchup with Jordan Hildebrand. "There's a little rivalry between us," said Wood, a forward from Scotland County who will play for the John Wood Community College women's basketball team next winter. "Going on top in front of everyone would be nice." It's the matchup in the post between Wood and Hildebrand, a forward from Unity and the 2017 Herald-Whig Player of the Year, that could decide the winner in Saturday's 35th annual girls game of the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. in Quincy University's Pepsi Arena.
MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Asjia Troy was hit with emotion when she walked into the foyer at Monroe City High School. While her family, friends and teammates gathered to watch her sign a national letter of intent to play...
GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- Devin Battefeld is eager to start the next chapter of her life. The Griggsville-Perry graduate is heading to MacMurray College in the fall to study to become an occupational therapist.
MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Calesse Bair made a name for herself as a sharpshooter in her four years on the Scotland County girls basketball team. It turns out she's been known as one in her family for longer than that.
CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Whenever Brianna Hildebrand dives on the basketball floor for a loose ball, it's a glimpse of her competitive nature. Where that comes from is a face that's always in the stands watching -- her mother Amy Hildebrand. "I definitely get a
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.