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 Baseball

Ray pitches complete-game shutout, QND advances to sectional final

The howling wind coming in from right field, coupled with a butter-soft infield saturated by recent rains, made getting a solid hit difficult during Wednesday's Class 2A Beardstown Sectional baseball semifinal. Tommy Ray's dominance made it that much harder. The lanky sophomore allowed just three balls hit out of the infield, saw just one runner to reach third base and didn't give up a hit in the final four innings as Quincy Notre Dame won 1-0 over Maroa-Forsyth at Ed Lewis Field.

IHSA by-laws create strange baseball bracket
David Adam

IHSA by-laws create strange baseball bracket

Why is the Quincy High School baseball team, the sixth seed, playing in a play-in game on Monday, but Collinsville, the eighth seed, is not? One reason. Eight miles. The QHS baseball team is one of nine teams in the Class 4A Bloomington Sectional, which

Sunday Conversation with J.D. Hamilton
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with J.D. Hamilton

By the time Selection Sunday rolls around, most of J.D. Hamilton's work is finished. Hamilton, the director of media services for the NCAA, is one of a handful of people in a room with the 10 members of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee...

College Baseball

NCAA Division II Midwest Region Baseball team capsules

1. Northwood, Mich. (43-11) Coach: Jordan Bischel (third year) Against QU in 2017: DNP Storyline: Can the Timberwolves carry the momentum of their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship into the region tournament? Northwood has

College Baseball

The race for six: Rabe changes philosophy thanks to confidence in Hawks' bullpen

QUINCY -- Freshman reliever William Sanchez walked the first batter he faced, forcing in the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning during Saturday night's game against Saint Joseph's in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. The bases were lo

No. 3 seed Hawks must travel to Michigan for Midwest Region
College Baseball

No. 3 seed Hawks must travel to Michigan for Midwest Region

The Quincy University baseball team switched its look for Sunday's championship game in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament at U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark, Mo. Now the Hawks want to change their luck in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Tournament.

Coaches selected for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
Prep Boys Basketball

Coaches selected for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

QUINCY -- Two coaches who guided their teams to the girls state basketball tournaments will square off against each other at the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, while two coaches who turned their programs around will oppose each other in the boys game. The

Sunday Conversation with Cladine Douglas
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Cladine Douglas

Call her the "first mom" of the Quincy High School boys basketball program. Cladine Douglas and her husband, Melvin, had 10 children -- Jani (McBride), Jerry, Melva (Hamilton), Carl, Diana (Parks), Darrell, Ken, Keith, Bruce and Dennis. Six of her sons pla

Prep Girls Soccer

Passing The Time: QND finds ways to stay entertained after racing to quick lead

QUINCY -- The starters on the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team had to find something to entertain themselves Friday night. The Raiders (19-1-1) scored less than a minute into the game, then scored five goals in a 4 1/2-minute stretch to lead 6-0 with 13

QHS graduate still loves sports as wife of Celtics' owner
David Adam

QHS graduate still loves sports as wife of Celtics' owner

Sukey Grousbeck became a sports fan while living in Quincy in the early 1950s. She was a cheerleader at the football and basketball games at Quincy High School, but she also enjoyed watching the Quincy Gems baseball team, an affiliate of the New York Yank