Jack is Back: Players glad to see Cornell return to QND
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Jack is Back: Players glad to see Cornell return to QND

The countdown is on. Jack Cornell started it Tuesday. In the middle of the thank yous and the this-is-where-I-want-to-bes that accompany any introductory press conference, Cornell made a comment that grabbed the attention of the Quincy Notre Dame...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks becoming new version of chain gang
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks becoming new version of chain gang

With his day finished, Brandon Moriarty put on his jacket and popped out of the Quincy University baseball team's dugout to run to the bullpen and back. A gold chain that would make Mr. T jealous dangled from his neck.

Notteboom soaking in Lipscomb's magical run
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Notteboom soaking in Lipscomb's magical run

Adam Notteboom couldn't remember what his reaction was or how it looked when the final seconds ticked away on the Lipscomb men's basketball team's Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament championship and first-ever berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Hawks hope to use building blocks to create better future
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Hawks hope to use building blocks to create better future

Ryan Hellenthal finally saw all of the prodding, pleading and teaching pay off. Better late than never. The Quincy University men's basketball team won two of its final three regular-season games because of sheer will and effort...

IHSA needs to act with 'equality and fairness' in mind
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IHSA needs to act with 'equality and fairness' in mind

The Illinois High School Association had to have made some serious assumptions when it laid out the plans for the Class 4A Pekin Sectional. And you know what happens when you assume things. An assumption was made that two boys basketball teams...

Beyond the Boxscore: Quincy, Alton continue developing postseason rivalry
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Beyond the Boxscore: Quincy, Alton continue developing postseason rivalry

It started before the advent of the four-class system in Illinois, but the postseason rivalry between the Quincy High School and Alton boys basketball teams over the past 12 years has blossomed into a memorable to and fro. Friday night...

Beyond the Boxscore: Shoot takes over in fourth quarter yet again
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Beyond the Boxscore: Shoot takes over in fourth quarter yet again

When it comes to the measurables -- height, quickness, jumping ability, etc. -- Aaron Shoot stacks up favorably with most point guards his size. It's the intangibles that set him apart. The Quincy High School senior reminded everyone of that Tuesday night.

Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks bring Pepsi Arena to life with comeback
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks bring Pepsi Arena to life with comeback

With each 3-pointer that trimmed the deficit the Quincy University men's basketball team faced, the decibel level inside Pepsi Arena started climbing. There was an announced crowd of 1,250 on hand for the Great Lakes Valley Conference showdown...

Beyond the boxscore: Ruzevich continues to show she is rising star in GLVC
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Beyond the boxscore: Ruzevich continues to show she is rising star in GLVC

Julia Ruzevich's progress from a freshman role player to rising star in the Great Lakes Valley Conference is complete. Her career-high 27-point game Thursday night against Missouri-St. Louis put the stamp on that.

History on Blue Devils' minds heading into WB6 finale
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History on Blue Devils' minds heading into WB6 finale

Aaron Shoot was curious if the Quincy High School boys basketball team had the opportunity to add another historic mark to a milestone-filled season. So into the archives we went. What piqued Shoot's interest is the fact Quincy can finish...