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

Multiplier affects private school teams in different ways

What class will the Quincy Notre Dame boys and girls basketball teams be playing in next year? The boys will be in Class 2A. The girls will be in Class 3A. Why would two teams in the same sport from the same school be in different classes? Welcome to the

Sunday Conversation with Kevin Garner
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Kevin Garner

Kevin Garner has come a long way from playing basketball in the park in Edina, Mo., and playing basketball at Knox County High School to becoming an assistant executive director with the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Garner, 50, made

QND should score plenty but must rebuild defense
Prep Girls Soccer

QND should score plenty but must rebuild defense

QUINCY -- Scoring goals doesn't figure to be a problem for this year's Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team. How well the Lady Raiders stop them likely will determine how far they go in the postseason. The top five scorers return from last year's team that

College Notebook: McKenzie named Player of Year in Region 24, MWAC
Men's College Basketball

College Notebook: McKenzie named Player of Year in Region 24, MWAC

QUINCY – John Wood Community College sophomore basketball player Gabe McKenzie was named the Player of the Year in both Region 24 and the MidWest Athletic Conference. McKenzie, a Canton, Mo., graduate, is the third Trail Blazers in the past four years to

David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Jim Rakers

Notre Dame has been a big part of Jim Rakers' life. He attended both Notre Dame and Christian Brothers High Schools, graduating in 1961. He was an all-state selection in basketball, and despite practicing with just two hurdles, he qualified for the state

Super-sectional shocker: Top-ranked Raiders ousted as Sages score in final seconds
Prep Boys Basketball

Super-sectional shocker: Top-ranked Raiders ousted as Sages score in final seconds

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Johnny Dawson had the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team right where he wanted them. Without the ball. Monticello had the ball with 1:14 remaining and the score tied at 49, and it was determined not to let the Raiders get the ball back.

'I just wasn't ready to say goodbye'
David Adam

'I just wasn't ready to say goodbye'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- It wasn't supposed to end this way. Tuesday's Class 2A super-sectional basketball game at the Recreation and Athletic Center on the University of Illinois campus was supposed to be a coronation. A huge pro-Quincy Notre Dame crowd...

Losses in December and January might pay off in March
David Adam

Losses in December and January might pay off in March

Strength of schedule. Fans of college basketball hear that phrase repeatedly during this time of the year. It's one of the many metrics used by people who select teams for postseason basketball tournaments. All teams are allowed to participate in most high school postseason tournaments in Illinois and Missouri, so strength of schedule isn't typically discussed for prep teams. Its importance, however, shouldn't be ignored.

Prep Boys Basketball

Prep Basketball Preview: Unity vs. Okawville

Unity vs. Okawville When: 7 p.m. Friday. Where: The Bowl, Jacksonville, Ill. Records: Unity -- 24-7. Okawville -- 29-3. Radio: none. What's At Stake: Class 1A super-sectional championship and a berth in Friday's semifinals at Carver Arena in Peoria against

Prep Basketball Preview: QND vs. Monticello
Prep Boys Basketball

Prep Basketball Preview: QND vs. Monticello

Scouting the Chargers: This could potentially be the first of two games against the Raiders in the span of eight days. The Chargers are the No. 7 seed in one of the sub-sectionals in the Class 2A Stanford Olympia Sectional, and they open postseason...