Sunday Conversation with Sharlene Peter
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Sharlene Peter

Sharlene Peter can't stop competing. The long-time coach of several sports at Quincy University is now retired and has been living for the past nine years in Sun City Center, Fla., about 30 miles east of Tampa. She plays plenty of pickleball, adds in a li

Anderson: 'Unhealthy' conference hopping may mean it's time for change
David Adam

Anderson: 'Unhealthy' conference hopping may mean it's time for change

Craig Anderson, executive director of the Illinois High School Association, knows all about the scheduling problems that West Hancock, Quincy Notre Dame and Macomb have for football. "I feel bad for them," he said. "I wish I had some answers. They're trav

Former QHS football all-stater from 1930s largely forgotten
David Adam

Former QHS football all-stater from 1930s largely forgotten

Only eight players in the history of the Quincy High School football program have been named to the Champaign News-Gazette all-state team. Jack Crocker was the only one who was a two-time all-state pick. However, he only made the News-Gazette team once, b

Sunday Conversation with Tom House
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Tom House

Tom House probably should be best remembered for the work and teaching he's done with professional baseball pitchers, football quarterbacks and golfers. Instead, the one-time journeyman left-handed reliever for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Seat

David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Serving errors don't bother Payson Seymour coach

Payson Seymour was leading 20-19 in the first set of Wednesday night's match against Quincy Notre Dame in the Pit when Paige Perrine had a service error. The Indians gave up another point before getting a side out, but then Tori Schieferdecker had another service error that gave QND a 22-21 lead.

Two former Gems have big roles in pennant races
Prospect League

Two former Gems have big roles in pennant races

It's been a while since any Quincy Gems alums have made a significant impact on a major league roster, but two of them have been thrust into important roles during the stretch drive because of injuries on two teams.

Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official
David Adam

Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official

Chad Hill was looking for something to replace the excitement of playing baseball. The former Quincy Gem had finished his college career at the University of Mississippi, and he played one year as an outfielder for the Hudson Valley Renegades, a Class A a

One idea to get QHS football games to start on time
David Adam

One idea to get QHS football games to start on time

It's time to do something about the late finishes at Quincy High School football games. The Blue Devils' season opener against Belleville West on Friday ended at approximately 11:15 p.m. By the time the Maroons left the field, showered and changed, it was

Sunday Conversation with Mark Schuering
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Mark Schuering

Mark Schuering has done just about everything an amateur tennis player can do in Quincy. He's a seven-time Quincy city singles champion. During his playing days at Quincy College, he won the District 20 championship and a bid to the NAIA National Tourname

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