Brock showcases talent with TD run in Polynesian Bowl
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Brock showcases talent with TD run in Polynesian Bowl

For the Quincy High School football fans who stayed awake well past midnight Saturday night and were tuned in to the Polynesian Bowl, Jirehl Brock made it all worthwhile. That really shouldn't come as a surprise considering how many Friday nights...

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After 20 years, every story matters to someone
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After 20 years, every story matters to someone

It's your story. I'm the one lucky enough to tell it. Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer asked me earlier this winter to speak to his team and discuss the relationship between local teams and the media and offer any advice to help 15-, 16

Trip to Webster Groves a chance to soak up more history
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Trip to Webster Groves a chance to soak up more history

The stairs leading to the balcony overlooking the court in Webster Groves' Roberts Gym were like a step back in time and eerily reminiscent of the stairwells inside Quincy Junior High School. What it helped create was an ambiance fitting a tradition-rich

Beyond the Boxscore: Smith sets 3-point record with perfect assist
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Beyond the Boxscore: Smith sets 3-point record with perfect assist

The set-up, the finish and the record were in perfect sync. What else would you expect when Jirehl Brock and Jaeden Smith connect? During Friday night's 56-52 loss at Webster Groves, Smith became the Quincy High School boys basketball team's career...

Outdoorsman shows spirit can never be stolen
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Outdoorsman shows spirit can never be stolen

Billy Hastings whittled away a small slice of bark with the same pace at which he told his story. Everything is slow and steady. Sitting on a chunk of a white oak tree trunk he'd cut to be the perfect dimension for a stool, Hastings allowed...

Beyond the Boxscore: Bench gives Blue Devils energetic lift
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Beyond the Boxscore: Bench gives Blue Devils energetic lift

Evan Cain probably won't play a single minute this season, but his impact on the Quincy High School boys basketball team won't diminish because of it. Friday was the perfect example. The Blue Devils squared off with Belleville Althoff...

Traditions never should be tinkered with
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Traditions never should be tinkered with

Traditions matter, especially in sports. Friday nights in the fall should be reserved for high school football, Saturdays for college football and Sundays for the NFL. Opening Day should be celebrated on the first Monday in April with a noon game in Cinci

Writing a wish list for Santa Claus
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Writing a wish list for Santa Claus

No one is ever too old to send a Christmas wish list to Santa Claus, right? So I recently sat down and penned my wants, folded the note nicely into an envelope, addressed it for the North Pole and slapped a 50-cent stamp on it. Because snail mail...

Beyond the Boxscore: Rupert getting comfortable in his role
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Beyond the Boxscore: Rupert getting comfortable in his role

Brady Rupert earned an opportunity few in the history of the Quincy High School boys basketball program ever have when he cracked the starting lineup for the season opener as a sophomore. It was a reward for hard work and determination...

Hill, Wildcats learning how to be competitive
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Hill, Wildcats learning how to be competitive

Aaron Hill is a big believer defensive field-goal percentage is a much better indicator of a team's performance than points allowed. "That can fluctuate with the number of possessions," he said. "It doesn't necessarily tell you if you are guarding...