Sports Editor

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

College Softball

Passini addresses pitching problems for Hawks

QUINCY -- For the Quincy University women's softball team to avoid a seventh consecutive losing season, the pitching must improve. The Hawks, who finished with an 18-28 record last season, had a team earned run average of 4.93 last year, more than 0.7 runs

Best Hawks basketball team ever to reunite this weekend
Men's College Basketball

Best Hawks basketball team ever to reunite this weekend

QUINCY -- It's been 40 years since the best basketball team in Quincy University history has been together. The 1977-78 team, then known as Quincy College, won a school-record 30 games and took third place in the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City. It i

QND seniors finally make their own mark on program
David Adam

QND seniors finally make their own mark on program

As Erika Eaton and Molly Penn posed for photos with friends and family after Friday night's double overtime victory in the Class 3A Macomb Regional championship, they didn't just hold the plaque. They hugged it. They caressed it.

Eaton's shot saves Raiders in double-overtime regional title victory
Prep Girls Basketball

Eaton's shot saves Raiders in double-overtime regional title victory

MACOMB, Ill. -- Molly Penn thought she had blown it. When Canton's Marissa Murphy rebounded Madison L. Meyer's miss from 10 feet with 3.4 seconds left in regulation play at the Class 3A Macomb Regional, the Quincy Notre Dame senior made a critical mistake.

Prep Boys Basketball

QND seniors soak up memories in final game at Pit

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame coach Kevin Meyer wasn't concerned with the final score Tuesday night as he was with the memories he wanted his seniors to take from the game. "I told them to take a look around and take some mental pictures," he said. "See yo

Return to basketball court fulfilling for Wallingford
Prep Boys Basketball

Return to basketball court fulfilling for Wallingford

QUINCY -- When Kevin Meyer was coaching the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team last year to a No. 1 ranking in the Class 2A state poll, he couldn't help but notice one of the team's biggest fans -- literally. Jase Wallingford usually was...

Sluggish shooting sinks sectional hopes for Hornets
Prep Girls Basketball

Sluggish shooting sinks sectional hopes for Hornets

BUSHNELL, Ill. -- Maybe the Brown County girls basketball team should have used its full-court press earlier in the game. Maybe the Hornets should have tried a couple of different defenses on Princeville's Lucy Waid, who had 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Prep Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Preview: Keokuk at QND

Keokuk at QND When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: The Pit Records: Keokuk--4-16. QND--16-9. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM Inside the matchup: The Chiefs lost eight of their first nine games, winning 74-73 against Danville, Iowa, on Dec. 4. Their other victorie

Prep Boys Basketball

Been There, Done That: Young Liberty squad takes lumps but gives QND fight

LIBERTY, Ill. -- The Liberty boys basketball team should have looked a little familiar to fans of visiting Quincy Notre Dame on Saturday night. The Eagles play eight freshmen and sophomores out of their first nine players, and they've taken their lumps...

Prep Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Preview: QND at Liberty

QND at Liberty When: 5:45 p.m. Saturday Where: Liberty High School Records: QND--15-9. Liberty--2-20. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM Inside the matchup: Since taking third place in the Class 1A state tournament two years ago, Liberty has lost 41 out of 4