Local volleyball teams have dreams of Redbird Arena

Two of the top small-school volleyball teams in Illinois came from Adams County last season. Payson Seymour completed a dominant 41-1 season by defeating Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor 25-12, 27-25 in the Class 1A state title match. Quincy Notre Dame made some late-season lineup switches and completed an unexpected playoff run in Class 2A by losing to Champaign St. Thomas More 18-25, 25-19, 25-21 in the title match. Could it happen again this year?

College Football

C-SC can't slow high-scoring Benedictine

CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team lost to 11th-ranked Benedictine College 49-13 in its first home game since Sept. 8 on Saturday afternoon at Ellison Poulton Stadium. The Ravens, who entered the game averaging 48 points per game, sco

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Minus injured setter, Raiders' offense doesn't miss beat
Prep Volleyball

Minus injured setter, Raiders' offense doesn't miss beat

QUINCY -- It would be easy to understand if the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team's offense struggled in the wake of setter Maddie Peters missing time with an injury. Lauren Roberts made sure the Raiders kept humming. Roberts, a senior setter, played in al

Cross Country

Girls cross country roundup: Robbins wins regional title on home course

Liberty's Katelyn Robbins closed out her last race on her home course by winning the Class 1A Liberty Regional on Saturday at Uhland Acres and advancing to the sectional next week in Elmwood. Robbins finished with a time of 18:29, 16 seconds ahead of seco

Cross Country

Boys cross country roundup: Rosen finishes second at Edwardsville Regional

Quincy High School's Fiker Rosen finished in second place at the Class 3A Edwardsville Regional on Saturday, and the Blue Devils finished fifth as a team and advanced to next week's sectional in Quincy's Bob Mays Park. Rosen, a freshman, finished the race

Prep Volleyball

Prep roundup: QHS splits final conference matches

The Quincy High School volleyball team split its final two Western Big Six Conference matches of the season, defeating United Township 25-15, 25-15 but losing to league champion Moline 25-13, 25-17 on Saturday in Quincy. Lauren Erke had eight kills and fo

Women's College Soccer

College roundup: Cotler scores twice for Trojans in victory

Maci Cotler scored two goals in the second half to lead the Hannibal-LaGrange University women's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Central Baptist Saturday afternoon at Hannibal, Mo. After a scoreless first half, Cotler scored an unassisted goal three min

Epic finale: Brock's record-setting effort guides Blue Devils past Raiders
Prep Football

Epic finale: Brock's record-setting effort guides Blue Devils past Raiders

QUINCY -- Every great story deserves an epic conclusion. Jirehl Brock wrote one for the latest chapter of Quincy's crosstown football rivalry. On his first four carries of the second half, the Quincy High School running back scored three touchdowns...

Postseason shutout streak at four for Raiders
Prep Boys Soccer

Postseason shutout streak at four for Raiders

Quincy Notre Dame's boys soccer team continued its postseason shutout streak on Saturday, posting its fourth straight goose egg in Class 1A play. Goalkeeper Griffin Kirn didn't have much to do as the Raiders outshot Riverton/Buffalo Tri-City 17-2. QND also enjoyed a 14-0 edge in corner kicks. But on a day when a stiff wind created chaotic conditions, the Raiders got three tallies -- two by senior Mitchell Murphy -- in a span of 2 minutes and 25 seconds late in the first half.

Women's College Volleyball

College roundup: HLGU loses conference match at home

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Janine Crooks led the Hannibal-LaGrange University women's volleyball team with seven kills and Shirah Foor added 17 assists in a 25-18, 25-20, 25-11 loss to Lindenwood-Belleville on Saturday. The Trojans drop to 6-27, 2-6 in the American

Cross Country

C-SC runners participate at NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Culver-Stockton College had four runners at the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede on Saturday. Lezile Wofford finished the women's 5K course in 25:43.6, which placed her at 286th. Josh French ran the men's 8K course in 31:19.5, which was