Beyond the Boxscore: Clark County boys not focused on perfect record
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Clark County boys not focused on perfect record

That zero at the end of its record is not discussed by the Clark County boys basketball team. At least that's what they're saying. "Just one game at a time," senior Zeb Riney said after Wednesday night's 59-55 victory over Canton in the semifinals of the Tony Lenzini Tournament. "We don't care about the record. We just want to be our best at the end of the year."

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Beyond the Boxscore: Mom watches Foley's big shot from lobby
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Mom watches Foley's big shot from lobby

Dylan Foley had the kind of night that not even his own mother could love. Foley, a junior on the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team, missed three layups in the first quarter of Monday night's game against Cahokia. "It was extremely rough," he said. "I missed three or four easy bunnies that would have given us a pretty good cushion."

Answering questions about West Hancock, Payson Seymour and Missouri girls basketball
David Adam

Answering questions about West Hancock, Payson Seymour and Missouri girls basketball

Now that the calendar has flipped to a new year, three questions have emerged from the first month and a half of local high school basketball. Who's going to beat West Hancock? Well, it's unlikely that it's going to happen during the regular season. The

No titles, but no regrets in remarkable year for Haley
David Adam

No titles, but no regrets in remarkable year for Haley

High school sports are an opportunity for a very small percentage of athletes to develop into college players. For everybody else, those days are opportunities to create memories to share with their children as they get older, as well as to brag about and

Beyond the Boxscore: QND players take over in locker room after first-round escape
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: QND players take over in locker room after first-round escape

Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer went into the locker room expecting to have a chance to deliver a stern message after Wednesday's 62-60 victory over Minonk Fieldcrest in the first round of the State Farm Holiday Classic. It turned out he didn't need to say anything.

Best Christmas gift? An uninterrupted day of basketball
David Adam

Best Christmas gift? An uninterrupted day of basketball

The presents have been unwrapped. The stockings have been unstuffed. Now it's time to have a little fun with the best Christmas present of all. High school holiday basketball tournaments. Play gets under way for local teams later this week...

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE: Little earns Christmas bragging rights on cousin
David Adam

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE: Little earns Christmas bragging rights on cousin

Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer was going over a scouting report on Palmyra with senior guard Mac Little before Tuesday's game when he asked him who he wanted to guard.

Beyond the Boxscore: Mater Dei coach says officiating 'didn't give team chance'
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Mater Dei coach says officiating 'didn't give team chance'

Breese Mater Dei coach Ron Schadegg was asked after his boys basketball team's 66-50 loss to Quincy Notre Dame on Friday night what the Raiders did in the second half that worked well against his team's zone. "When a team shoots more free throws than we shoot jump shots, there's an issue," he said.

Gutsy call helps Staley, Hamner win another ring
David Adam

Gutsy call helps Staley, Hamner win another ring

COLUMBIA, Mo. Quentin Hamner said there was little doubt what Staley was going to do. Staley had just moved the ball 72 yards in 48 seconds to score a touchdown with nine seconds remaining to get within 35-34 of Pattonville in the Missouri Class 5 state

So why didn't Brock make all-state?
David Adam

So why didn't Brock make all-state?

The Twitterverse nearly exploded over the weekend. No, it wasn't because LaVar Ball and President Trump debated Trump's involvement in returning home three UCLA basketball players after a shoplifting incident in China. Instead, it was because Quincy High

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