Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

217-221-3366
mschuckman@whig.com
@SchuckWHIG

Matt Schuckman returned to The Herald-Whig as a full-time sports writer on Jan. 18, 1999, having spent seven years here as a part-time sports writer through high school and college. He became Sports Editor on Aug. 27, 2012, and was appointed Senior Sports Writer in November 2015. A Quincy native and 1991 Quincy High School graduate, Schuckman is a product of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He spent four years in Columbia, Mo., covering Mizzou sports for the Columbia Daily Tribune and Inside Mizzou Sports magazine. His love of the daily grind of newspaper reporting brought him back to Quincy. Since 1999, he has been honored with numerous awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association for his reporting and column writing. In 2007, Schuckman saw his first book published. "Stand Up and Cheer" chronicles the first 100 years of the Quincy High School boys basketball program, one of the winningest and most respected high school programs in the nation. Schuckman spent more than two years researching, interviewing and writing. Seeing the book published is one of those moments Schuckman says he'll carry with him forever. In his spare time, Schuckman enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time with his nephews and playing poker. He married Michelle Clements on Oct. 16, 2010.

Bylines

Schuck's Clipboard

Last chance for St. Clair, Pirates to go out with bang

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mark St. Clair is cognizant of each moment as it comes. When the Hannibal football team opened practice Aug. 6, it was the last first practice of the season in a career spanning 32 years, now 22 as the head coach of the Pirates.

Positive response: Pirates look to rebound from missing playoffs
Prep Football

Positive response: Pirates look to rebound from missing playoffs

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The way the Hannibal football team responded in the offseason to a lackluster finish a year ago is promising. The way the Pirates respond to a daunting early-season schedule will be more telling according...

Growth chart: JWCC embarks on new adventure by doubling size of athletic department with addition of programs
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Growth chart: JWCC embarks on new adventure by doubling size of athletic department with addition of programs

QUINCY -- Since the decision was made to add three sports to John Wood Community College's athletic offerings last October, athletic director Brad Hoyt and his staff have been prepping for the increased exposure and workload. Now is when that preparation..

WGEM changing prep football radio broadcast schedule
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WGEM changing prep football radio broadcast schedule

WGEM is altering its prep football play-by-play schedule to reach a broader audience this fall. Beginning Aug. 24 with Quincy Notre Dame's trip to Lexington, Mo., for Jack Cornell's debut as the Raiders' head coach, WGEM will provide coverage...

Prep Boys Golf

Blue Devils' Campbell seizes moment, Raiders take title in opener

QUINCY -- The way Parker Campbell attacked the 17th green gave no indication he was a little on edge. His pitching wedge from the middle of the fairway plopped down softly about 3 feet from the cup, and the successful birdie putt that followed...

Handling of duck blind decision makes DNR look bad
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Handling of duck blind decision makes DNR look bad

Contrary to what many outdoorsmen believe, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources staff members do listen to what the constituents have to say. They just tend to ignore what they hear. At least that's the impression a decision impacting...

Blue Devils believe they have right mix for continued success
Prep Girls Golf

Blue Devils believe they have right mix for continued success

QUINCY -- Been there, done that. Lindsay Burry believes that is going to help the Quincy High School girls golf team continue to thrive. Last fall, the Blue Devils won the Western Big Six Conference championship for the first time since 2009...

Prep Girls Golf

May leads way as Raiders learn to play game

QUINCY -- Lindsay May is about to see how perfect a championship in the final tournament of the summer serves as a springboard into the high school golf season. The Quincy Notre Dame senior won the Galesburg Junior All-City championship last week...

College Baseball

College notebook: Jacob retires after three seasons playing pro baseball

David Jacob has closed the chapter on his professional playing career. The former Quincy University first baseman retired Monday after three years in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. A knee injury suffered in March slowed the start to his season...

Blue Devils hope youthful lineup rapidly matures
Prep Boys Golf

Blue Devils hope youthful lineup rapidly matures

QUINCY -- Doug Bruner's biggest challenge this fall will be patience. The Quincy High School boys golf team features an abundance of inexperience with 12 freshman among the 17 golfers in the program. With one upperclassman battling injuries...