Beyond the Boxscore: Wallingford's relief, Wellman's first earned run, Whittaker's bad hop
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Wallingford's relief, Wellman's first earned run, Whittaker's bad hop

Quincy Notre Dame baseball coach Ryan Oden likes the idea of bringing Jase Wallingford out of the bullpen in the postseason. With Nick Wellman and Tommy Ray poised to handle the starting pitching duties for the rest of the postseason, Oden wants to use the 6-foot-8 righty in relief.

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LIBERTY, Ill. Before the Clinging family piled into the car to go to a game somewhere, they typically would do the same thing before they left the house. "Chandler would call for a family hug," Chad Clinging said. "He was the smallest, and he was always i

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Sunday Conversation with Gloria Rogers

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Beyond the Boxscore: Kirn comes through again in postseason at Beardstown
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Beyond the Boxscore: Kirn comes through again in postseason at Beardstown

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Griffin Kirn's only job when he came in to pitch in Saturday's Class 2A Beardstown Regional championship game was to throw strikes. It proved to be a problem for starter Tommy Ray, but Kirn's calm on the mound settled his Quincy Notre D

Watching Johnson gets McCulla's 'juices flowing again'
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Watching Johnson gets McCulla's 'juices flowing again'

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What could Illinois football districts look like?

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Powerful Soviet basketball team visited Quincy in 1976
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Powerful Soviet basketball team visited Quincy in 1976

It's probably the biggest mismatch in the history of basketball in Quincy, but it didn't bother anybody. The Soviet Union women's national basketball team played a series of exhibition games during April 1976, and one of them was played in what was then k

Brock admits recruiting process 'very stressful'
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Brock admits recruiting process 'very stressful'

Jirehl Brock seems to take all of the attention in stride. He's easily one of the most recognizable people in Quincy because of his talents on the basketball court and football field. If people on the street or at a Quincy High School sporting event aren'

Rasmussen takes part in special ceremony for Mattingly
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Rasmussen takes part in special ceremony for Mattingly

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Sunday Conversation with Gary Lambert

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