Schultz's milestone moment complete having his father there to see it
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Schultz's milestone moment complete having his father there to see it

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Some milestones grab headlines. Others are merely a footnote. Regardless of how history recognizes certain accomplishments, they always matter to someone. John Schultz Sr. and his son can speak to that. The 78-year-old father...

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Beyond the Boxscore: Numbers show dominance of Green's no-hitter
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Beyond the Boxscore: Numbers show dominance of Green's no-hitter

The no-hitter Drake Green tossed Friday night against Rock Island Alleman wasn't the first he's thrown. As a 12-year-old playing for his first traveling team after his family moved to Quincy, Green tossed a no-hitter against the Springfield Cyclones...

Life will go on, but it will never be the same
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Life will go on, but it will never be the same

Late Saturday night, with deadline approaching or in some cases having passed, newspaper page designers, headline writers and sports reporters in Connecticut and Mississippi were tasked with summing up one of the most monumental upsets...

St. Clair exhibits Hall of Fame credentials in every regard
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St. Clair exhibits Hall of Fame credentials in every regard

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It was about an hour prior to kickoff and a few of the Hannibal football players were stretching on the field while others were in the locker room going through pregame preparations. The coaches were on the sideline testing...

Patience leads to historic season for Hawks
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Patience leads to historic season for Hawks

QUINCY -- Marty Bell stayed patient and confident. He hoped everyone else would, too. Three straight losing seasons and three consecutive losses to open the 2015-16 season had fans and critics questioning the direction the Quincy University...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hinton comes through as Hawks battle foul trouble
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hinton comes through as Hawks battle foul trouble

LOUISVILLE -- The fouls kept accumulating at a rapid rate. So did the trouble that accompanied them. Quincy University senior forward Evan McGaughey was the first to sit Saturday night, going to the bench with two fouls after only 6 minutes, 53 seconds...

Parents help Hawks create family environment
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Parents help Hawks create family environment

LOUISVILLE -- The miles vary as do the methods of travel, but no matter how they get there or how long it takes, the parents of the Quincy University men's basketball players refuse to be left behind. It's the kind of constant support that has pushed...

Seniors bring proper perspective to QU's historic season
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Seniors bring proper perspective to QU's historic season

They never felt old or out of place. They only saw themselves as well prepared. Then the Quincy University men's basketball team traveled to Fayette, Iowa, for its first true road game of the season against Upper Iowa and the reality this team...

Hawks looking for another opportunity to play with purpose
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Hawks looking for another opportunity to play with purpose

Pinpointing the reason for the Quincy University men's basketball team's second-half demise in Thursday night's loss to Lewis is quite simple. The defense disappeared. Why that happened isn't so easily answered. Was it a lack of urgency...

Blue Devils looking to get back in right frame of mind
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Blue Devils looking to get back in right frame of mind

There isn't much for the Quincy High School boys basketball players to do other than this: Relax, regroup, refocus. Failure to do that could turn one loss into an unsightly ending. The Blue Devils had a 28-game home winning streak snapped last Friday...