Sunday Conversation with Mike Hellenthal
Men's College Basketball

Sunday Conversation with Mike Hellenthal

Mike Hellenthal had the best seat in the house for a couple of decades. He thinks he still does, as long as he stays in it. Hellenthal served as an assistant basketball coach at Quincy High School from 1974-1987, which allowed him to sit alongside...

Senior teammates show Meyer he'll never walk alone
Men's College Basketball

Senior teammates show Meyer he'll never walk alone

Grant Meyer tackled the moment with a smile. That nearly brought his teammates and everyone else to tears. Of the six seniors the Quincy University men's basketball team honored Saturday before the final home game of the season, Meyer was the only one...

QU's season saved by a fraction of a second
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QU's season saved by a fraction of a second

Marty Bell's angst didn't show. While the Quincy University men's basketball players nervously milled around on the Pepsi Arena floor late Thursday night waiting for the officials to review Joe Tagarelli's buzzer-beating shot, the veteran Hawks coach...

Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' Smith confident in his shot
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Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' Smith confident in his shot

Jaeden Smith's tenuous moments have passed. The sophomore guard is playing like a seasoned veteran, and it's benefitting the Quincy High School boys basketball team in a significant way. Saturday night, Smith made three 3-pointers...

History on Blue Devils's side in quest to stay in title hunt
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History on Blue Devils's side in quest to stay in title hunt

The win-it-to-stay-in-it scenario the Quincy High School boys basketball team is facing is nothing new. In fact, it's a situation in which the Blue Devils thrive. Quincy has shared four Western Big Six Conference championships since 2008...

Beyond the Boxscore: Meyer's defensive tenacity key to Hawks' victory
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Beyond the Boxscore: Meyer's defensive tenacity key to Hawks' victory

Grant Meyer's stat line didn't tell the story. His defensive performance did. Meyer, a senior guard on the Quuincy University men's basketball team, went scoreless in Saturday's 89-82 victory over Indianapolis in Great Lakes Valley Conference action...

Hawks with opportunity to make postseason statement
Men's College Basketball

Hawks with opportunity to make postseason statement

The first set of NCAA Division II men's basketball region rankings won't be released for another 11 days, but what takes place between now and then is crucial for the Quincy University men's basketball team. It could make or break the Hawks' postseason...

Confidence grows after Raiders go toe-to-toe with top teams
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Confidence grows after Raiders go toe-to-toe with top teams

The gauntlet is over, and what the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team gained from it is quite clear. "Confidence," senior point guard Carter Cramsey said. Losing on a buzzer beater didn't shake that. The Raiders finished a seven-game stretch...

By the numbers: Inside the QU recruiting class
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By the numbers: Inside the QU recruiting class

Here's a by-the-numbers look inside the Quincy University football team's recruiting class: 2 -- Tight ends signed. There was only one active tight end on the QU roster last season. 3 -- Players signed from Peru (Ill.) St. Bede and...

Blue Devils display confident stroke from 3-point range
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Blue Devils display confident stroke from 3-point range

One night of off-kilter shooting didn't leave the Quincy High School boys basketball players gun shy. But it certainly helped to see the first 3-point attempt go down Saturday night. The Blue Devils were 3 of 16 from 3-point range in Friday's loss...