QU baseball program forever changed the day two future draft picks committed
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QU baseball program forever changed the day two future draft picks committed

There may be no weekend like it in the history of the Quincy University baseball program before, since or ever again. Just how often to do you get two future Major League Baseball draft picks to commit on the same day?

Hawks set up for sustained success on national level
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Hawks set up for sustained success on national level

There was a mix of disappointment, determination and delight with how the Quincy University baseball team's season ended. The heartbreak of losing the first two games at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas, was undeniable.

Family atmosphere at heart of Hawks' success
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Family atmosphere at heart of Hawks' success

The circle continued to widen with each new person who made their way poolside. It didn't matter who it was -- player, coach, parent or friend. They were going to be included. This was a family celebration and everyone was invited.

New standard is set for Hawks to soar toward
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New standard is set for Hawks to soar toward

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Mark Niebrugge believed this day was coming. It's why he signed on. A two-sport standout at Teutopolis, Ill., Niebrugge wanted to pitch in college, but moreso, he wanted to play for someone who whose bulldogged determination...

Pursuit of ring driving QU baseball team
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Pursuit of ring driving QU baseball team

Dominic Miles figured he'd have a ring by now. Maybe even two or three. When the Quincy Notre Dame graduate and 2013 Herald-Whig Player of the Year decided to play baseball at Quincy University, the Hawks seemed destined for a title.

Before picking college, dinners with family come first for Brock
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Before picking college, dinners with family come first for Brock

Mondays are saved for family dinners, and Jirehl Brock knows not to miss them. His schedule is hectic. Endurance and agility workouts, open gyms and travel with his AAU basketball team leave the Quincy High School sophomore with little wiggle room.

Flood waters impact wildlife just as dramatically
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Flood waters impact wildlife just as dramatically

URSA, Ill. -- The ripple on the water caught Garrett Cronkite's attention. He had been leaning over a railing near the Canton Chute Public Use Area turnoff wondering if there were any fish in the drainage ditch below, and the entire time he'd been...

Schultz's milestone moment complete having his father there to see it
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Schultz's milestone moment complete having his father there to see it

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Some milestones grab headlines. Others are merely a footnote. Regardless of how history recognizes certain accomplishments, they always matter to someone. John Schultz Sr. and his son can speak to that. The 78-year-old father...