Who makes list of WB6's all-time best?
Schuck's Clipboard

Who makes list of WB6's all-time best?

The suggestion popped up on Twitter and immediately got my gears turning. Vernon Hammond, a Western Big Six Conference aficionado with ties to both Rock Island and Quincy, sent a message to myself and three members...

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A dog, a ball and a playful attitude adds up to a good day
Outdoors

A dog, a ball and a playful attitude adds up to a good day

The grass crunched under each step, dried out by the hot, humid weather and the lack of rain. It hadn't been mowed in weeks. It didn't need it either. The fact the grass felt brittle and had turned brown from dormancy didn't matter to Buster.

Butler chasing dream of playing professional basketball
Men's College Basketball

Butler chasing dream of playing professional basketball

Counting the number of NCAA Division III basketball players to have played in the NBA can be done on one hand. Jack Sikma. Devean George. Vern Mikkelsen. There's the list. At least those are the ones you might now.

Brock values connection he made with Iowa State coaches
Prep Football

Brock values connection he made with Iowa State coaches

It took a coach with Missouri roots who played at Illinois to lure Jirehl Brock to Iowa. Credit Nathan Scheelhaase for that. Why the Iowa State University running backs coach deserves such credit is because of the way he handled the process. He didn't pur

Does name on front or back of jersey mean more to fans?
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Does name on front or back of jersey mean more to fans?

The quote is attributed to Herb Brooks, the legendary University of Minnesota hockey coach who guided the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team to a gold medal, but coaches universally have used some variation of it. "The name on the front...

Hamilton follows father's path with LPGC appearance
Golf

Hamilton follows father's path with LPGC appearance

Drake Hamilton couldn't really seek out any course knowledge from his father before playing in the 45th annual Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships. A few years have passed since Todd Hamilton last played Westview Golf Course.

Creativity helps cure weather delay induced boredom
Golf

Creativity helps cure weather delay induced boredom

Every minute or two, another parent rolled out of the side door to the Westview Golf Course clubhouse, walked 10 or so steps to the southeast corner of the building and sized up the storm clouds rolling past. Every now and then...

Marth's WGEM career begins, ends with putting family first
Sports

Marth's WGEM career begins, ends with putting family first

Everything began the way most Friday nights did back then. It ended a way no other has -- before or since. That's what makes it classic. Ben Marth was hired in the summer of 2002 to be the lead play-by-play voice for WGEM radio.

QU team camp put top talent front and center
Prep Boys Basketball

QU team camp put top talent front and center

Ryan Hellenthal relishes the opportunity to showcase all the Quincy University men's basketball program has to offer. He's anxious to see some good basketball, too. The Hawks will hold their annual team camp this weekend with teams...

Mendenhall's determination paves way back to basketball court
Prep Boys Basketball

Mendenhall's determination paves way back to basketball court

All Noah Mendenhall wanted was a number, something tangible to grasp onto during the recovery process. His doctor didn't exactly oblige. "I remember asking him, 'Do you want to give me a 1 out of 10 range of me being able to play basketball this year?'"