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

Prep Football

Small Werries holds his own against offensive linemen

QUINCY -- One of the most important decisions for the Quincy Notre Dame football team this season was made at halftime of the season opener. The Raiders were beating Hannibal 20-7 at halftime, but the Pirates were having success running the ball, and seni

JWCC bringing back three sports in fall
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JWCC bringing back three sports in fall

QUINCY -- It's been more than 20 years since John Wood Community College has fielded men's and women's soccer teams, but the Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night to offer both sports in the fall of 2018. Also coming back is women's volleyball, which was

Role Reversal: Seven points from loss, QHS roars back to beat QND
Prep Volleyball

Role Reversal: Seven points from loss, QHS roars back to beat QND

QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team was cruising. The Raiders won the first set of Tuesday's match at the Pit 25-18, and the home team was winning 18-14 in the second set after consecutive hitting errors by Quincy High School's Alexis Wolf. "We

Phone call brings back memory of historic jam
David Adam

Phone call brings back memory of historic jam

Checking the voicemail after a week of vacation can be tedious, but one call was attention-grabbing. "Hello. This is Darryl Watson," the message said. Hold on. That name rings a bell. But it couldn't be. "I was just hoping someone could help me find an old story from way back in 1978," he said.

Prep Football

Back in the Playoffs: Raiders rout Charleston to earn fifth victory

QUINCY -- If it looked easy ... well, it was. The Charleston defense decided to put 10 men within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage, which meant Quincy Notre Dame wide receiver Reed Hyer was left in 1-on-1 coverage. "There was no safety, and they were press

Looking in the mirror: QND coach, son enjoy special season
Prep Football

Looking in the mirror: QND coach, son enjoy special season

Maybe no player has ever been destined to play football at Quincy Notre Dame more than Jackson Connell. The only son of Raiders coach Bill Connell, Jackson grew up around football.

Prep Football

Prep football preview: Charleston at Quincy Notre Dame

Scouting the Trojans: Charleston had lost 17 games in a row going into last season, but then it won three games in 2016 under first-year coach Tyler Hanner and appeared to have possibly turned a corner. The Trojans are...

Stories about concussions scaring parents from letting kids play football
David Adam

Stories about concussions scaring parents from letting kids play football

Parents who don't want their children to play football don't have to look for long to find arguments they believe support their decision. Concussions, head trauma and CTE -- a debilitating brain disease -- are the buzz words that seem to make parents shudde

David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn

The school no longer exists, and the coach has been gone for more than 20 years, but what Steve Joslyn and the West Pike boys basketball team did in the early 1990s never will be forgotten.

Prep Football

Prep football preview: QND at Macomb

Scouting the Bombers: It's been a long season for the Bombers, who are under the direction of first-year coach Tony Westen. He replaced Kelly Sears, who was the head coach at Macomb for 21 years. Macomb has been shut out three times...