Generations learn to appreciate Gibson's greatness
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Generations learn to appreciate Gibson's greatness

When the greatest right-handed pitcher in the history of the franchise you're groomed to follow retires before you can say "baseball," how do you validate for yourself just how great he was? You read. You listen. You ask. You learn. After doing that...

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Williams' legacy is football, family and electric personality
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Williams' legacy is football, family and electric personality

Electric Wentric. In so many ways, it was the perfect nickname. It made for the perfect headline, too. In 2001, after a record-setting career in which he led the Hannibal football program to previously unmatched success, Wentric Williams II was named...

Stingy run defense giving Wildcats chance to shine
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Stingy run defense giving Wildcats chance to shine

CANTON, Mo. -- The safe play, the smart play, the coaching-football-for-dummies play was to run the ball and try to get out from under the shadow of the uprights. So that's what Evangel did. And how that played out is why opposing teams...

Coach reminds Wildcats home is always just phone call away
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Coach reminds Wildcats home is always just phone call away

CANTON, Mo. -- Concern echoed in the voice answering Dax Flowerree's call. "What's up? Why are you calling?" he heard his mom, Kathy, say. Her apprehension was understandable. It was shortly before 7 p.m. last Wednesday when she took a FaceTime call...

Missouri Valley Conference adds QHS Hall of Famer to its list of legends
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Missouri Valley Conference adds QHS Hall of Famer to its list of legends

It's a name oft forgotten in Quincy athletic lore, but F. Morgan Taylor continues to be honored for his athletic accomplishments decades after his death. The Olympic gold medalist who taught physical education and coached track at Quincy High School...

Return of football helps 'communities feel normal'
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Return of football helps 'communities feel normal'

Those casually driving along Highway 6 or Highway 136 or any of the vast county roads curling past a Missouri high school Friday night were treated to a welcome sight.
Stadium lights lit up a cloudless sky.

As Hampsmire grew in voice, personality, WGEM SportsCenter grew as well
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As Hampsmire grew in voice, personality, WGEM SportsCenter grew as well

The setup is dramatically different than it was 16 years ago when WGEM SportsCenter first aired, so different in fact it now originates in a completely different studio. Through the changes -- logistically, technologically and personality-wise, too...

Practices begin with 'hope against all hope'
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Practices begin with 'hope against all hope'

While driving through Northeast Missouri on Monday morning, catching glimpses of high school athletes taking the field collectively for the first time in months, the lyrics from a song released long before any of these athletes were born kept coming...

Decisions made for greater good only ones making sense
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Decisions made for greater good only ones making sense

The fate of fall college sports, namely football, comes down to two things. Cents and sensibility. Those chasing one don't seem to have much of the other. Friday night, the Missouri Valley Football Conference moved its league games to the spring.

Westview golfers defy odds by stringing together aces
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Westview golfers defy odds by stringing together aces

An off-the-cuff suggestion hole-in-ones don't seem so hard caused some Quincy golfers to either roll their eyes, shake their heads or offer a you've-got-be-kidding-me laugh. They know there's nothing easy about an ace. In fact, the National Hole-in-One...