Growth chart: JWCC embarks on new adventure by doubling size of athletic department with addition of programs
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Growth chart: JWCC embarks on new adventure by doubling size of athletic department with addition of programs

QUINCY -- Since the decision was made to add three sports to John Wood Community College's athletic offerings last October, athletic director Brad Hoyt and his staff have been prepping for the increased exposure and workload. Now is when that preparation..

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Northeast Missouri prep football previews: Classes 1-3
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Northeast Missouri prep football previews: Classes 1-3

Clark County Coach: Ethan Allen (19-17 at Clark County, fourth season). 2017 record: 9-5 (5-4, fifth place in the Clarence Cannon Conference). Returning starters: Offense -- QB London Brunk, 5-10, 180, Sr.; RB Caleb Lapsley, 5-9, 160, Jr.; WR Logan Claibor

After 1,565 yards rushing and 28 TDs, Osborn wants to do even more
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After 1,565 yards rushing and 28 TDs, Osborn wants to do even more

A state championship and all-state accolades last fall don't seem to impress Zach Osborn. Somehow, he wants to be even better during his senior season for the Monroe City football team. "I need to step up this year," Osborn said. "I nee"I need to step up this year," Osborn said. "I need to show people what I can do."

Not giving it up: Pitching horseshoes declining in popularity, but Quincy man hasn't lost passion for it
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Not giving it up: Pitching horseshoes declining in popularity, but Quincy man hasn't lost passion for it

Jeff Baldwin calmly waits along the chain link fence hoping a friend shows up. He takes a drag from his cigarette, then takes a sip from his fountain soda while focusing his eyes around the bend that leads to the horseshoe pits that are tucked away by a row of trees next to the baseball diamonds at Moorman Park.

Time to discuss breakout, comeback and driver of year candidates
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Time to discuss breakout, comeback and driver of year candidates

QUINCY -- The local dirt-track season is nearing the home stretch at Quincy Raceways, which means it's a perfect time to examine this season's top accomplishments to date. First, let's look at the leading unofficial driver of the year candidates: 1. Dave W

Palmyra's Alexander won't surprise anyone this season
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Palmyra's Alexander won't surprise anyone this season

Jarom Alexander was virtually unknown to opponents of the Palmyra football team through the first six weeks of the season last fall. Then Week 7 rolled around. Alexander had totaled just six carries in the first six games for 87 yards, but he churned out 221 rushing yards on 20 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns in a 35-0 rout over Clarence Cannon Conference opponent Centralia on Sept. 28.

Blue Devils' Campbell seizes moment, Raiders take title in opener
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Blue Devils' Campbell seizes moment, Raiders take title in opener

QUINCY -- The way Parker Campbell attacked the 17th green gave no indication he was a little on edge. His pitching wedge from the middle of the fairway plopped down softly about 3 feet from the cup, and the successful birdie putt that followed...

Football officiating shortage hits home for local schools
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Football officiating shortage hits home for local schools

The shortage of football officials in Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois has reached a critical stage. Officials at Highland High School announced Wednesday the home game against Clark County scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 has been moved...

South Shelby's Wood ready to shoulder workload
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South Shelby's Wood ready to shoulder workload

SHELBINA, Mo. -- Brock Wood enjoyed being part of a two-headed monster in the South Shelby football team's backfield the past two seasons. In that time, he and teammate Cody McKenzie racked up exactly 4,800 yards on the ground and scored 62 touchdowns.

Blue Devils believe they have right mix for continued success
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Blue Devils believe they have right mix for continued success

QUINCY -- Been there, done that. Lindsay Burry believes that is going to help the Quincy High School girls golf team continue to thrive. Last fall, the Blue Devils won the Western Big Six Conference championship for the first time since 2009...