Multiple countries represented at top of girls 16-17 division leaderboard
Golf

Multiple countries represented at top of girls 16-17 division leaderboard

QUINCY -- The Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships have long been known as an international affair, and the top of the girls 16-17 division leaderboard shows that after the first day of competition. Four different countries are represented in the top

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Hoots split twinbill, miss chance to climb West Division standings
Prospect League

Hoots split twinbill, miss chance to climb West Division standings

QUINCY -- The Hannibal Hoots had the pitching efforts to sweep two games from the Terre Haute Rex. The offense, however, didn't follow suit. Hannibal mustered just eight hits in splitting a Prospect League doubleheader after beating Terre Haute...

Prospect League

Behling, Gems continue to heat up offensively

QUINCY -- Drew Behling altered his approach. It allowed him to alter the scoreboard. Struggling in his first two at-bats in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader against the Cape Catfish, the Quincy Gems left fielder uncorked a three-run home run...

Show-Me Showcase: Jones, Talton put together scoring spree to bury Illinois
Prep Boys Basketball

Show-Me Showcase: Jones, Talton put together scoring spree to bury Illinois

QUINCY -- Dezi Jones, C.E. Talton and the Show-Me State boys made some history Saturday night. The Missouri all-stars tried to erase nearly 35 years of bad mojo in the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic in one game, and they just about accomplished...

Show-Me Showcase: Adrenalin, size and smiles allow Missouri girls to roll
Prep Girls Basketball

Show-Me Showcase: Adrenalin, size and smiles allow Missouri girls to roll

QUINCY -- Highland girls basketball coach Meleia Niemann worked the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic once before. She was an assistant for the Missouri team in 2010, but this was her first time at the helm of the Missouri all-stars.

Prep Boys Basketball

Classic notebook: Show-Me State players succeed with chemistry

Players from five different schools made up the Missouri boys all-stars in the 36th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic on Saturday night, but that didn't stop the Show-Me State squad from handing Illinois a 131-73 defeat, the most lopsided margin...

Knowing move backfired last year, Smith predicts Illinois victory
Prep Boys Basketball

Knowing move backfired last year, Smith predicts Illinois victory

QUINCY -- Jaeden Smith owned it. "I did say that we were going to win," Smith said. "Yes, I did." He did so knowing there is a history behind McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic predictions. A year ago, Clark County's Chandler Bevans guaranteed a Missouri...

Turn the page: Gems bounce back to drub Hoots
Prospect League

Turn the page: Gems bounce back to drub Hoots

QUINCY -- What a difference a day makes. After suffering a 13-2 loss to Hannibal on Thursday night, the Quincy Gems bounced back for an 18-3 Prospect League victory over the Hoots on Friday night at QU Stadium. The victory ended a five-game losing...

Missouri girls looking to change way Classic is trending
Prep Girls Basketball

Missouri girls looking to change way Classic is trending

QUINCY -- Recent history suggests the Illinois all-stars have taken control of the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic girls series. That doesn't sit well with those from the Show-Me State. "It puts an extra chip on our shoulder," Highland forward Kennedy...

Learning the ropes: Titans' Knipe gains knowledge from older siblings
Prep Girls Basketball

Learning the ropes: Titans' Knipe gains knowledge from older siblings

WARSAW, Ill. There's an advantage to being the youngest of three siblings Emma Knipe's future teammates might not have. She has insider knowledge. Knipe's older brother, Trevor, played four years of baseball at MacMurray College, so he can shed...