QU recruits ready to show their wares in all-star football game
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QU recruits ready to show their wares in all-star football game

Each drill the 2017 Do or Die Bowl West All-Stars engaged in this week seem to spring a new star. One day it was Brown County's Carter Lewis showing his versatility out of the backfield. The next, Macomb's Korby Foxall opened eyes...

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If the fish aren't biting, it's time for a break
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If the fish aren't biting, it's time for a break

The dirt inside what Bobby Grissom called his bait bucket had become dry and crumbly. That's because the bucket wasn't made to hold moisture. It looked more like a tin spittoon than a bucket, but for years, Grissom dug nightcrawlers...

Pair of picks by Personett puts him in line for MVP of Shrine Game
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Pair of picks by Personett puts him in line for MVP of Shrine Game

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Korbyn Personett called it a "life-changing" experience before he played a single down. Once he did, Personett's appearance in the Illinois High School Shrine Game became overwhelming. "This is something I'll remember...

Making memories is what fathers do
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Making memories is what fathers do

The starting points vary from duck blinds to treestands to river banks, but most outdoorsmen remember their first experience in the wild for one very important reason. It happened alongside their dad. That's how the hunting heritage survives...

QU baseball program forever changed the day two future draft picks committed
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QU baseball program forever changed the day two future draft picks committed

There may be no weekend like it in the history of the Quincy University baseball program before, since or ever again. Just how often to do you get two future Major League Baseball draft picks to commit on the same day?

Hawks set up for sustained success on national level
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Hawks set up for sustained success on national level

There was a mix of disappointment, determination and delight with how the Quincy University baseball team's season ended. The heartbreak of losing the first two games at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas, was undeniable.

Family atmosphere at heart of Hawks' success
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Family atmosphere at heart of Hawks' success

The circle continued to widen with each new person who made their way poolside. It didn't matter who it was -- player, coach, parent or friend. They were going to be included. This was a family celebration and everyone was invited.

New standard is set for Hawks to soar toward
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New standard is set for Hawks to soar toward

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Mark Niebrugge believed this day was coming. It's why he signed on. A two-sport standout at Teutopolis, Ill., Niebrugge wanted to pitch in college, but moreso, he wanted to play for someone who whose bulldogged determination...

Pursuit of ring driving QU baseball team
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Pursuit of ring driving QU baseball team

Dominic Miles figured he'd have a ring by now. Maybe even two or three. When the Quincy Notre Dame graduate and 2013 Herald-Whig Player of the Year decided to play baseball at Quincy University, the Hawks seemed destined for a title.

Before picking college, dinners with family come first for Brock
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Before picking college, dinners with family come first for Brock

Mondays are saved for family dinners, and Jirehl Brock knows not to miss them. His schedule is hectic. Endurance and agility workouts, open gyms and travel with his AAU basketball team leave the Quincy High School sophomore with little wiggle room.