Raiders' run to state Gunn-ed down
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Raiders' run to state Gunn-ed down

STERLING, Ill. -- J.D. Gunn's 6-foot-6 frame and even wider wingspan gives him an advantage most high school goalkeepers simply don't have. The Wheaton Academy senior can get to almost any shot, even ones headed for the upper corners.

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In Your Face: Kirn makes critical saves to help QND win sectional
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In Your Face: Kirn makes critical saves to help QND win sectional

PEORIA, Ill. -- Griffin Kirn will go to any length to keep the ball out of the net and give the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team a shot at reaching the state tournament. He even will stop a ball with his face if he must.

Raiders, Irish set up sectional title showdown
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Raiders, Irish set up sectional title showdown

PEORIA, Ill. -- Mitchell Murphy appreciated the quality surface the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team played on Wednesday night. "We could move the ball really well," the junior forward said. It might not be such an easy thing to do Friday night.

Pirates want to add district title to record-setting season
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Pirates want to add district title to record-setting season

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The records set by the Hannibal boys soccer team are something the players will enjoy talking about for years. Adam Albright became the program's first 40-goal scorer in a single season. Goalkeeper Gabe Falconer won 19 games in net, also s

Controversial goal sinks Pirates in district semifinals
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Controversial goal sinks Pirates in district semifinals

WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- The Hannibal boys soccer team was about 10 minutes away from playing for its first district championship since 2013. However, a controversial goal with 35 seconds remaining to play in regulation cost the Hannibal boys soccer team in a 3-

QND has no problems clinching regional title
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QND has no problems clinching regional title

MORTON, Ill. -- The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team picked the perfect time to play its best game of the season. Top-seeded QND dominated from the opening minutes and rolled to a Class 2A Morton Regional championship in a 6-1 victory over fourth-seeded

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Late penalty kick ends Blue Devils' season

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Collinsville's Logan Whitehead scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick with less than nine minutes to play leading the third-seeded Kahoks past the second-seeded Quincy High School boys soccer team 2-1 in the Class 3A Springfiel

Raiders take care of business in regional opener
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Raiders take care of business in regional opener

MORTON, Ill. -- Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer coach Greg Reis didn't need to use his starters much beyond 15 minutes Tuesday night. So the Raiders better expect to be a little more exhausted following practice Wednesday.

Blue Devils to face Collinsville for regional title again
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Blue Devils to face Collinsville for regional title again

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- It didn't really matter how the Quincy High School boys soccer team figured out a way to advance to Friday's Class 3A Springfield Regional championship. Wednesday's practice plan wasn't going to change. "Win pretty, win ugly...

Offensive-minded Raiders understand defense is key to postseason success
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Offensive-minded Raiders understand defense is key to postseason success

QUINCY -- It's a fact that has gone largely unnoticed until now. "Nobody has kept us out of the net this year," Quincy Notre Dame senior defender Ben Whittaker said. Heading into Tuesday's postseason opener against Peoria Central in the Class 2A...