Raiders' Dreyer ties for sixth at state tourney
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Raiders' Dreyer ties for sixth at state tourney

NORMAL, Ill. -- Reis Dreyer called his Saturday afternoon stroll around the Weibring Golf Club a "stress-free round." It led to a fitting finish for the Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team's most consistent golfer. Dreyer, a senior, fired a 3-over 74...

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Blue Devils' Patterson finishes with solid final round
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Blue Devils' Patterson finishes with solid final round

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Jimmie Patterson made sure his final competitive round of his high school golf career was solid. Patterson, the Quincy High School senior, shot a 7-over 79 Saturday in the second round of the Class 3A state tournament...

Dreyer in top 10 after first round; Longo says Raiders can make run at third
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Dreyer in top 10 after first round; Longo says Raiders can make run at third

NORMAL, Ill. -- Mark Longo has seen his share of golf, basketball and soccer teams make it to a state tournament. The veteran Quincy Notre Dame coach has seen the best of athletes show their nerves on the big stage. "They don't realize it, but the pressure

Blue Devils struggle on front nine at state
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Blue Devils struggle on front nine at state

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- After playing the back nine at the Den at Fox Creek Golf Course, T.J. Wensing and Jimmie Patterson were in solid position. Things took a turn for the worse on the front nine. Wensing and Patterson both played the final nine holes...

Sibling rivalry leads both QND golfers to state tournament
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Sibling rivalry leads both QND golfers to state tournament

Grace Frese remembers a time when her brother Gavin lost his patience on the golf course. They were playing at Westview Golf Course about a year ago when Gavin, a junior on the Quincy Notre Dame...

Frese bails out Raiders, helps them earn Class 2A state tournament berth
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Frese bails out Raiders, helps them earn Class 2A state tournament berth

SALEM, Ill. -- Gavin Frese heard his teammates on the Quincy Notre Dame boys golf team were struggling. The junior knew that meant he had to pick up his game. "It put a little more pressure on me," Frese said. "But I like that. It made me play better." He

Patterson wins playoff over Hayden; Wensing also advances to state
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Patterson wins playoff over Hayden; Wensing also advances to state

CRETE, Ill. -- Jimmie Patterson and Blake Hayden were in a tough situation after 18 holes were finished at the Class 3A Homewood Flossmoor Sectional Monday night. The pair of Quincy High School boys golfers both finished their rounds with 79s. They had to

Saukees stay loose in winning regional championship
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Saukees stay loose in winning regional championship

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Lance Pitchford never let go of the disppointment he and the rest of the Pittsfield boys golf team felt by not advancing out of last year's regional. As the Saukees showed signs of improvement this season, those feelings slowly...

McCulla, Raiders storm past field to regional titles
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McCulla, Raiders storm past field to regional titles

WOOD RIVER, Ill. -- By now, Quincy Notre Dame boys golf coach Mark Longo should know to be prepared for the weather to turn fickle at any moment in the postseason. Yet, when the wind started whipping and a light rain began falling Tuesday...

Campbell, Blue Devils finish strong to win regional title
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Campbell, Blue Devils finish strong to win regional title

BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- Parker Campbell had just hit his tee shot on the 12th hole Tuesday when the sirens started blaring. The Class 3A Belleville East Regional was halted Tuesday afternoon for about 30 minutes because of inclement weather...