Teams of the decade: Multi-sport athletes helps Raiders' winning culture
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Teams of the decade: Multi-sport athletes helps Raiders' winning culture

Amid the coaching changes and hurdles accompanying it, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team found a way to thrive and continue a high standard moving into a new decade. The Raiders won four regional titles and one sectional crown...

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Teams of the decade: Blue Devils continue building historic tradition
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Teams of the decade: Blue Devils continue building historic tradition

It's hard to imagine any decade passing without something historic happening in the tradition-rich Quincy High School boys basketball program. Last decade's highest moment happened to be more historic than most. The Blue Devils reached...

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Teams of the decade: Area boys basketball programs produce college-level talent

John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt's decision to heavily recruit this area speaks volumes about the level of talent being produced. Just consider during the Trail Blazers' last two NJCAA Division II national tournament...

Blue Devils' Talton embraces attention from college recruiters
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Blue Devils' Talton embraces attention from college recruiters

QUINCY -- There are inherent advantages to being from of a family that has produced college-level basketball talent across multiple generations. Jeremiah Talton is embracing that. Heading into his junior year at Quincy High School, the 6-foot-5 shooting...

Return engagement: IHSA sends boys basketball tournament back to Champaign-Urbana
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Return engagement: IHSA sends boys basketball tournament back to Champaign-Urbana

QUINCY -- It took a quarter century for it to happen, but the Illinois boys basketball state tournament is back where it belongs. All that was needed was creativity, commitment and compromise. Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois provided...

Blue Devil Gym in running for state's best hoops venue
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Blue Devil Gym in running for state's best hoops venue

QUINCY -- The black Ford Explorer turned off Maine Street, rolled up in front of Quincy High School and stopped amidst a relatively empty parking lot. The driver rolled the window down and asked where that night's game was being played.

Dahl's career brings him home as West Hancock basketball coach
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Dahl's career brings him home as West Hancock basketball coach

WARSAW, Ill. -- Jeff Dahl has a picture that captured the dismay his sons, David and Jonny, experienced when he left Warsaw in 2001 after seven seasons as the boys basketball coach. "They were so sad because they had all this Wildcat stuff...

Pandemic forces cancellation of McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Pandemic forces cancellation of McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

QUINCY -- The McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic is suffering the same fate as most events scheduled for early this summer. The games won't be played. The annual all-star basketball showcase featuring the top seniors from Illinois and Missouri scheduled...