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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
QUINCY -- Andy Waggoner was humbled when he was named the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball coach last June. That opinion hasn't changed even though he's no longer the coach. QND athletic director Bill Connell announced Tuesday morning the school...
Standing in the middle of Menard's, unaware where her father, Greg, might have wandered off to, Jordan Hildebrand did what she has always done to locate him. "Marco!" she screamed. A moment later, she heard something and knew the response.
Meet the to first-team players on the 40th annual Quincy Herald-Whig Girls All-Area Basketball Team.