Blowout turns into battle for Raiders

QUINCY -- The first quarter was a breeze for the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team. The rest of the game was a fight. The Raiders turned the ball over 10 times in the second and third quarter while making just six shots, and they let the lead dwindle

Alexander's return from knee injury gives Hawks boost
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Alexander's return from knee injury gives Hawks boost

QUINCY -- What De'Andre Alexander remembers most about the sequence that could have ended his career was his desire to get the job done. "I was focused on stopping the ball," he said. He did that. Twice. Last January, with the Quincy University...

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Illinois prep roundup: Hammel's 30 points keep Titans perfect
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Illinois prep roundup: Hammel's 30 points keep Titans perfect

Drake Hammel scored a game-high 30 points to lead the West Hancock boys basketball team to a 61-47 victory over Western Friday night in Hamilton. Hammel scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, making two 3-pointers, to help the Titans pull away. West Hanc

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Blue Devils, Raiders gear up for everything that is 'different' about rivalry game

QUINCY -- This one is just different. The build-up. The atmosphere. The television cameras. The battling student sections. The earlier-than-normal tip time. Everything about the annual crosstown showdown is different than any other game...

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Prep girls basketball roundup: Stone's basket wins game for Palmyra

Megan Stone's rebound basket with 21 seconds left proved to be the game-winner in the Palmyra girls basketball team's 53-52 victory over Unity Friday night in Palmyra, Mo. Stone's basket capped off a Panthers possession which included four offensive rebou

Blue Devils struggle in late-game situations, fall to Rocks
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Blue Devils struggle in late-game situations, fall to Rocks

QUINCY -- Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas repeated himself to place emphasis on why the Blue Devils struggle in late-game situations. "Unsure," he said. "Unsure." Despite that, Douglas is fairly certain of this. If the Blue Devils...

Inside look at QU/Subway Holiday Classic field
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Inside look at QU/Subway Holiday Classic field

Quincy Record: 5-3 (1-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Extra points: The Hawks won the Classic championship two years ago -- they swept both games in consecutive years after splitting the two games the previous four years -- but suffered a loss...

Blue Devils fend off Panthers in WB6 play
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Blue Devils fend off Panthers in WB6 play

QUINCY -- Martin Pazanin knew he could have called a timeout. However, the Quincy High School girls basketball coach wanted to see how his team would respond. The Blue Devils led by as many as 18 points Thursday night, but United Township's 12-point...

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Sports briefs: HLGU teams sweep home doubleheader

HANNIBAL, Mo. Trojans rally to beat Vikings Trailing by seven points at halftime, the Hannibal-LaGrange University men's basketball team rallied to take an eight-point lead with seven minutes remaining in the game and held on for a 68-67 victory...

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Unity eighth grade girls finish as state runner-ups

HAVANA, Ill. -- The Unity eighth grade girls basketball team led by two points at halftime Thursday night. That lead didn't last. Paris Crestwood outscored Unity 11-7 in the fourth quarter to earn a 36-31 victory in the Illinois Elementary School...

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Crusaders finish perfect season with title

GERMANTOWN HILLS, Ill. -- The only undefeated team remaining in the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 3A eighth grade state tournament field never had its unblemished record threatened. The Quincy Crusaders led from start to finish...