Rosters set for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic games
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Rosters set for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic games

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.

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Coaches selected for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Coaches selected for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

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

Pazanin offers 'new eye for things' with QHS girls basketball program
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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."

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.

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.

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.

QND doesn't renew coaching contract for Waggoner
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QND doesn't renew coaching contract for Waggoner

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...

Daddy's girl: Hildebrand uses father's toughness to lead Unity's historic run
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Daddy's girl: Hildebrand uses father's toughness to lead Unity's historic run

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.

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2016-17 Girls Basketball Statistical Leaders

Who led The Herald-Whig area in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, 3-pointers made, assists and steals?

40th annual Quincy Herald-Whig Girls All-Area Basketball Team
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40th annual Quincy Herald-Whig Girls All-Area Basketball Team

Meet the to first-team players on the 40th annual Quincy Herald-Whig Girls All-Area Basketball Team.