By DON O'BRIEN
Now that the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic is finished, I can finally get back to normalcy.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Pepsi Arena on Saturday night to take in the games. We had another great crowd. I absolutely love the passion that the kids put on the floor during the game. They take it serious, wanting to make sure they get the win for their state.
If you want to mark it in your iPhone or Blackberry, next year's Classic will be on June 9.
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The Quincy golf community is set to honor a legend later this week. At 4 p.m. Thursday, the Scotty Glasgow Memorial Committee will unveil a bench in memory of the well-known golf professional whose name is associated with Westview Golf Course. A dedication ceremony will be held near the berm behind the 17th green and west of the 18th tee around 4 p.m.
Steve Cramblitt, who succeed Glasgow as Westview's pro, will host the ceremony. Glasgow's son, Robert, will play the bagpipes and several other Glasgow family members are expected to attend the event. Glasgow was Westview's pro from 1947-77.
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We're less than a week away from the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships, which will be held at three Quincy golf courses next Monday through Wednesday. There's a chance that the 38th annual event will be one of the smallest in history.
According to pairings sheets on the tournament's website, there are 270 golfers signed up for this year's tournament. The last time the event didn't have at least 300 participants was in its fourth year in 1977 when 279 players took part. Just 32 players have signed up to play in the high school boys division. Division 7B used to fill up Spring Lake Country Club.
The tournament will also have a college division in Macomb. A total of 23 golfers -- 12 men and 11 women -- have signed up there. Those golfers are included in the tournament's overall total. There are 100 girls signed up for this year's event.
All divisions are still open. For more information about the tournament, visit www.littlepeoplesgolf.com.
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Nearly three dozen sports celebrities will be at the Hannibal Cavemen's Prospect League game tonight. The group will be signing autographs at 5:30 p.m. before the Cavemen's 6:35 p.m. game against Nashville. The group is in America's Hometown for the Hall of Fame Night at the Ballpark and Wednesday's Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Classic, which will be held at Norwoods Golf Course.
Some of the more notable people scheduled to appear are former St. Louis Cardinals Bill Virdon, Tom Henke and Woody Williams, former Atlanta Braves star Ryan Klesko, former Chicago Cubs Brian McRae and Paul Reusche and former NFL players Art Still and Mel Gray.
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Culver-Stockton College is mourning the loss of one of its legendary coaches.
Jack McBride, who is the Canton, Mo., school's all-time winningest football coach, died June 4 at his home in Monmouth, Ill. He was 78 years old.
McBride served as the chairman of the Education/Psychology Departments as well as serving as C-SC's head football and baseball coach. His 1969 C-SC team had the best winning percentage in program history with a 7-1-1 mark. He was the Wildcats' head football coach from 1967-75. The 1969 team was inducted into C-SC's Hall of Fame in 2000.
The school has set up a "Memories" page for McBride at http://www.culver.edu/mcbride/default.asp.
Herald-Whig Sports Editor