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College notebook: Former QU assistant gets first head coaching job

Josh Keim is heading back to where it all began. The former Quincy University assistant baseball coach is getting a shot to run his own program after being hired as the head baseball coach at Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill. A Rock Island native...

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Still in the Game: Stone pitches in to help gym clients transform
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Still in the Game: Stone pitches in to help gym clients transform

CRESTWOOD, Mo. -- Little by little over time, Brad Stone could see the change. One of the clients at the gym he owns and operates in suburban St. Louis steadily transformed herself from a mousy, shy, soft-spoken participant into a confident...

Polak to transfer to Maryville with two years of eligibility
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Polak to transfer to Maryville with two years of eligibility

QUINCY -- Of the 12 freshmen who joined Joey Polak in the South Carolina baseball program's recruiting class in 2016, only one remains with the program. Finding the right fit isn't always easy. "It's a challenge for a lot of guys across the country...

Teams of the decade: Hitters galore highlight area baseball scene
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Teams of the decade: Hitters galore highlight area baseball scene

One thing became obvious as one season rolled into the next throughout the decade. College coaches were taking note of the depth of talent this area produces. A handful of prospects received interest from NCAA Division I coaches, while NCAA Division II...

Prospect League cancels 2020 season due to pandemic
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Prospect League cancels 2020 season due to pandemic

QJUINCY -- Jimmie Louthan couldn't mask his disappointment. "It sucks," the Quincy Gems' owner and general manager said after the news broke Friday morning the Prospect League was canceling its 2020 season. "I keep saying it because I feel so bad...

Clemens Field set to reopen for exhibition contests in June
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Clemens Field set to reopen for exhibition contests in June

The familiar summer sounds of the crack of bats will be returning to Hannibal sooner rather than later. Historic Clemens Field will be put to use this summer as the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department has decided to allow baseball...

MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams
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MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams

Since taking over as the Quincy University baseball coach in 2010, Josh Rabe has been able to use his professional experience and his draft stories as recruiting tools. If you're a high school senior with pro baseball aspirations and sitting across...

Still in the Game: Former QU outfielder on leading edge of elbow rehabilitation
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Still in the Game: Former QU outfielder on leading edge of elbow rehabilitation

QUINCY -- To some, Nolan Rappé might have seemed a little brash or aggressive with his pitch as he sat in front of the SSM Health Care System hierarchy in 2017 hoping to convince them to hire him. But he had a vision and he needed them to see it.

Teams of the decade: Raiders display consistent high-level success
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Teams of the decade: Raiders display consistent high-level success

Talk about a decade to remember.
The Quincy Notre Dame baseball program produced four of the 10 Herald-Whig Players of the Year.

Teams of the decade: Blue Devils excel amidst heavy turnover
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Teams of the decade: Blue Devils excel amidst heavy turnover

The Quincy High School baseball program experienced a decade of change.
The Blue Devils played for four different coaches, but still found a way to stay competitive in the Western Big Six Conference.