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David Adam

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David Adam has held multiple positions at The Herald-Whig since he was hired as part-time sports clerk in 1985. He was a sports writer from December 1987 until August 1997, when he joined the copy desk. He was primarily responsible for the layout and design of Page 1A and coordinating the newspaper's national news report. He was named news coordinator in October 2004 and remained in that position until November 2015, when he was named Sports Editor. As news coordinator, he was responsible for assisting Executive Editor Don Crim in planning, developing and coordinating local news and photo coverage and special sections. He also served as Internet Director from August 2009 to September 2010. He has won 27 awards for page design and writing. Adam is a Quincy native and graduated from Quincy College in 1987 with a degree in communications. He has three daughters – Jennifer, Jill and Jamie. He has coached local youth sports teams for more than 35 years. He has broadcast local sporting events for WGEM Radio since September 1997. He also is the faculty adjunct for Quincy University’s student newspaper and is the statistics coordinator for the Quincy Gems, a summer collegiate league baseball team. He is a member of the Quincy Exchange Club and also volunteers for Birthright of Quincy.

Bylines

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BEYOND THE BOXSCORE: Little earns Christmas bragging rights on cousin

QUINCY -- 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. "Macker's our leader. He's our coach on the floor," Meyer

Wallingford's size too much for Palmyra to handle
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Wallingford's size too much for Palmyra to handle

QUINCY -- Kevin Meyer said in early November that his Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team would have to get used to playing with a true post this season. After Tuesday night's 80-68 victory over Palmyra, it seems that the Raiders...

Perfect Ten: Meyer doesn't miss from field as QND press overwhelms Palmyra
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Perfect Ten: Meyer doesn't miss from field as QND press overwhelms Palmyra

QUINCY -- Madison L. Meyer had a perfect night from the field, but she didn't know it. "No idea," she said. "I just shoot the ball." Meyer made all 10 shots she took Tuesday night, including four 3-pointers in a five-minute span in the third quarter...

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Boys Basketball Preview: Palmyra at QND

Inside the matchup: When Palmyra last defeated QND in 2013, it came into the game with a 5-0 record and a championship at the Monroe City Tournament. The Panthers crushed South Shelby 75-28 and Louisiana 78-48 to reach the final at Monroe City, and they d

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Hannibal gives QND scare but loses fifth straight

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Losing close is better than getting blown out like the Hannibal boys basketball team did on multiple occasions last year. But losing still stinks. The Pirates were within three points with 3:27 remaining in the game, but they suffered thei

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

Tale of Two Halves: After sloppy first half, Raiders dominate second half
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Tale of Two Halves: After sloppy first half, Raiders dominate second half

A bad first half got worse for Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer when he looked in the crowd and saw his manager wandering around, looking for help because the iPad he was using to record the game wasn't working properly. It probably was a good half to miss. The Raiders missed 16 of 25 shots and turned the ball over 13 times, trailing Breese Mater Dei 28-25 at halftime. "It was pretty ugly," senior Mac Little said.

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Prep Basketball Preview: QND at Hannibal

QND at Hannibal When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Where: Korf Gymnasium, Hannibal, Mo. Records: QND--3-1 (play Mater Dei Friday). Hannibal--1-4. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM. Inside the matchup: It would be easy to dismiss the Pirates simply by looking at the

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Prep Basketball Preview: Breese Mater Dei at QND

Breese Mater Dei at QND When: 7:15 p.m. Friday. Where: The Pit Records: Breese Mater Dei--2-2. QND--3-1. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM. Inside the matchup: All four of the Knights' games have been decided by eight points or less. They lost 57-55 to Mill

Sluggish Monroe City still rounding into basketball form
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Sluggish Monroe City still rounding into basketball form

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The success of the Monroe City football team tends to make the month of December a little difficult for the boys basketball team. Panthers coach Brock Edris doesn't mind. The Panthers were sluggish and sloppy in taking a one-point halft