Mat Mikesell

Beyond the Boxscore: Chisholm's innings critical for Gems bullpen

QUINCY -- Dylan Chisholm's debut with the Quincy Gems was a forgettable one. His second relief appearance, however, was one the Gems' bullpen needed. The left-handed pitcher from John Wood Community College entered in the second inning facing a 7-0 deficit

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Gems Notebook: Simmons' departure leaves Gems down a catcher

QUINCY -- Chase Simmons is fulfilling a dream of getting to play professional baseball. That leaves a void on the Quincy Gems roster. Simmons, a senior from Lubbuck Christian University, signed a contract with the Gateway Grizzlies...

Prep notebook: QND girls soccer won't travel far during postseason
Prep Girls Soccer

Prep notebook: QND girls soccer won't travel far during postseason

Mark Longo knows the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team has an unusual path if its going to reach the Class 1A state tournament this month. That journey means staying home. QND will host the regional, sectional and super-sectional sites and won't have to

After leaving volleyball, Gooding gets chance to play again
Mat Mikesell

After leaving volleyball, Gooding gets chance to play again

Olivia Gooding believed her volleyball career was over, and she was ready to focus on the next chapter in her life. Although she had played her first three years of high school at Southeastern, Gooding decided to become...

Mat Mikesell

Beyond the Boxscore: Buford's on-base streak snapped, starts new one

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Aaron Buford had a rare happening occur after his at-bat in the top of the third inning Thursday. The Scotland County senior didn't reach base. Buford popped out to Clark County shortstop Grant Plenge, marking the first time in 22 plate appe

Prep Boys Basketball

Prep notebook: Three area basketball players to play in IBCA all-star game

Three area boys basketball players and potentially a fourth will play in this summer's Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Unity's Cory Miller, Quincy Notre Dame's Justin Bottorff and Pittsfield's Korbyn Personett will play in the game