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

David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Nan Ryan

Nan Ryan spends most of the year living in Estes Park, Colo., playing golf or teaching. She likes travelling with her partner, Maureen Garrity, or taking photos of life in the Rocky Mountains. However, she spends a little time nearly every day...

Sultry conditions were much like early days for Classic
David Adam

Sultry conditions were much like early days for Classic

Having toweled off after Saturday night's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, it's time for a few parting thoughts about the 35th annual event. The games were entertaining, but much of the talk was about the sultry conditions in Pepsi Arena. What happened to

Prep Baseball

All-Area Baseball: Second team and honorable mention

Here is a look at the players selected to the 2017 Herald-Whig all-area baseball second team and honorable mention...

All-Area baseball: First team capsules
Prep Baseball

All-Area baseball: First team capsules

Here is a look at the at the players selected to the 2017 Herald-Whig all-area baseball first team...

Prep Softball

All-Area Softball: Second team list and honorable mention

HONORABLE MENTION Allison Acklie, INF, Sr., Clark County Hailey Alsup, INF/P, Jr., Brown County Angela Anderson, C, Sr., North Shelby Kara Baker, INF, Jr., Highland Autumn Blackford, UTL, Soph., South Shelby Lynsie Boling, UTL, Jr., Mark Twain Aubry Boulw

First team All-Area softball capsules
Prep Softball

First team All-Area softball capsules

Jordan Brite, outfielder, Jr., Griggsville-Perry The stats: Brite handled most of the pitching duties for the Tornadoes this season, but she was a tough out at the plate. She batted .519 and 42 hits in 25 games. She scored 22 runs and drove in 26, and her

Miller's death often reminds us how unfair life can be
David Adam

Miller's death often reminds us how unfair life can be

Walked into Mass on Sunday morning but didn't really have a particular place to sit, so the usher escorted me to a spot near the back of St. Peter Church. Prepared to reflect on the readings, I instead spent the next hour thinking and praying about the people in the pew behind me.

Sunday Conversation with Bruce Firchau
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Bruce Firchau

After a long career as a teacher and basketball coach, Bruce Firchau was ready for retirement. His teams, most of them in northern Illinois, won 558 games in 38 years. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association is keeping him busy these days. Firchau, wh

Prospect League

Several Gems have hopes of playing in College World Series

The chase for the College World Series later this month in Omaha began on Friday. Several players with ties to the Quincy Gems are participating in this year's NCAA Division I baseball tournament. Missouri State, which stunned Oklahoma State 6-5 in a regi

Prep Baseball

'We just weren't very good': Raiders bow out at super-sectional

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Not much went right for Quincy Notre Dame in Monday's 11-4 loss to St. Joseph-Ogden in the Class 2A super-sectional baseball game at Lincoln Land Community College's Claude Kracik Field. Tommy Ray, who was dominant in a three-hit shuto