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.

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David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Chris Barney

Chris Barney was 28 years old and just getting his life started as a baseball coach when he made a decision in 1996 that would benefit him and the city of Quincy for many years. He was named the first manager of the Quincy Gems, an expansion summer baseball team ...

Football officiating shortage hits home for local schools
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Football officiating shortage hits home for local schools

The shortage of football officials in Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois has reached a critical stage. Officials at Highland High School announced Wednesday the home game against Clark County scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 has been moved...

Sunday Conversation with Andrea Fischer
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Sunday Conversation with Andrea Fischer

Once Andrea Fischer learned how to run competitively, she never stopped. Fischer got her start as a runner during her junior year at Hannibal High School when she was a member of the boys cross country team. After a year of intense training...

99 years ago, Quincy semi-pro team shocks St. Louis Cardinals
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99 years ago, Quincy semi-pro team shocks St. Louis Cardinals

Followers of Quincy's baseball history are well aware of one of the biggest games in baseball history when the Quincy Buds, a semi-pro team playing in the Illinois-Iowa League, shocked the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in an exhibition game on Sept. 16, 1907, in front

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Sandlot takes second place in St. Louis tournament

ST. LOUIS The Sandlot takes second in St. Louis event The Sandlot, an under-17 baseball team with players from West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, took second place in the Gametime Summer Showdown on July 21-22. The Sandlot opened with a 12-4 vi

New WGEM-TV anchor says he's passionate about local sports
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New WGEM-TV anchor says he's passionate about local sports

QUINCY Followers of the local sports scene on WGEM-TV have grown comfortable since 1985. Either Steve Looten or Ben Marth have been the sports director for nearly all of that time, each serving for 16 years. Marth just left the post a month ago. Which lea

Following His Heart: Brock recounts yearlong recruitment process
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Following His Heart: Brock recounts yearlong recruitment process

Jirehl Brock recalled sitting down to one of the best meals he's ever eaten during his official recruiting visit to Northwestern earlier this summer. "They took me to this really nice steak place, and I had a steak that was worth about $80," he said while speaking to members of the Quincy Exchange Club during a Friday luncheon at the Elks. "I'm like, 'I'm glad I didn't have to pay for that.'"

Sunday Conversation with Rob Munson
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Sunday Conversation with Rob Munson

Rob Munson had one of the best careers for a high school running back in West-Central Illinois, and he went on to be part of the best football team in Quincy University history. Munson rushed for 1,696 yards as a junior at Hamilton High School, ...

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Former Gems outfielder to officiate in NFL this fall

A former Quincy Gems outfielder will be joining the National Football League as an official this fall. Chad Hill, who played for the Gems in 1998, learned earlier this summer that he would be hired by the NFL to replace line judge Ron Marinucci, who retir

Changes coming to NAIA basketball in 2020-21
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Changes coming to NAIA basketball in 2020-21

Big changes are on the horizon for men's and women's basketball teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. First, the NAIA will consolidate its two divisions into one for the 2020-2021 season after member schools voted in April to mak