Beyond the Boxscore: Indians play small ball to manufacture runs
Mat Mikesell

Beyond the Boxscore: Indians play small ball to manufacture runs

MACON, Mo. -- Clark County baseball coach Jerry Jerome understands his team's best chance to produce offense is playing small ball. "We don't mash the ball like a Palmyra or Macon or QND does," Jerome said. "We have to get guys on base and manufacture runs

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Amos' first hit of year keeps Blue Devils' rally alive
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Amos' first hit of year keeps Blue Devils' rally alive

QUINCY -- Ben Amos was given a bunt sign in his at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday afternoon. The Quincy High School left fielder made contact, but the ball rolled foul. When he looked down at Quincy coach Brandon Crisp for the signs, he t

Area teams using popular video game to bond in bad weather
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Area teams using popular video game to bond in bad weather

QUINCY -- The same question has been asked lately after Quincy High School baseball practices. "Are we playing Fortnite?" The answer to that question is usually yes, and several of the Blue Devils usually convene to the basement at QHS senior Jimmie Patter

Beyond the Boxscore: Gators beat the scouting report, Sussenbach's foul trouble hurts Hornets
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Beyond the Boxscore: Gators beat the scouting report, Sussenbach's foul trouble hurts Hornets

ABINGDON, Ill. -- Jared Hoots watched several game films of the Peoria Quest boys basketball team in advance of Friday night's Class 1A Abingdon Sectional title game. What he saw during the game wasn't what we saw on film.

Beyond the Boxscore: Payson wears yellow sneakers, Quest flips script
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Beyond the Boxscore: Payson wears yellow sneakers, Quest flips script

ABINGDON, Ill. -- The Payson Seymour boys basketball team have spent the last month honoring teammate Austin Frese. They added to that Wednesday night. The Indians took the floor in their home white uniforms along with the black shirts...