Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks head into break in spirited mood
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks head into break in spirited mood

To ensure it would have a holly jolly Christmas, the Quincy University men's basketball players first had to reprise the role of the Grinch. The Hawks wanted to steal MacMurray's spirit. Although the Highlanders showed some spunk in the second half...

Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils searching for ways to finish
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Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils searching for ways to finish

Execution in the final minute of regulation has been one of the Quincy High School boys basketball team's biggest bugaboos. So has the inconsistency leading up to that final minute. The Blue Devils lost 55-52 Friday night to Rock Island largely because th

Hunting chatter can end up kind up squirrelly
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Hunting chatter can end up kind up squirrelly

In the dark of the morn, before the rising sun even hit the horizon, the woods sat quiet. Not even the roosters from the nearby farms were yet crowing. There was such little commotion, every sound was magnified. The crunch of leaves on the forest floor...

Guthrie heads into 2019 ready to reshuffle his status
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Guthrie heads into 2019 ready to reshuffle his status

The Web.com Tour qualifying tournament finale turned into a four-day birdie fest with scores dipping as low as 27-under par and the top six golfers on the leaderboard combining for 165 birdies. Luke Guthrie did his best to match that pace.

Goldschmidt trade evokes memories of Jack the Ripper
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Goldschmidt trade evokes memories of Jack the Ripper

There were no exceptions to the rule. When dinner was served in my parents' house, you better be sitting at the kitchen table. It didn't matter that Game 6 of the National League Championship Series was on television and the St. Louis Cardinals...

Preferred walk-on offer from Illini gives Raiders' Bottorff more options
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Preferred walk-on offer from Illini gives Raiders' Bottorff more options

The recruiting game changed dramatically Thursday for Jonny Bottorff. The Quincy Notre Dame all-state offensive lineman has been in regular contact with a number of NCAA Division II programs and drawn some interest from a few FCS schools.

In his family's eyes: A tribute to Jack Mackenzie
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In his family's eyes: A tribute to Jack Mackenzie

Leigh Mackenzie, the daughter-in-law of late Hall of Fame soccer Jack Mackenzie, wrote this tribute from his family, which was read at the reception following his funeral Monday. Mackenzie, the architect of the Quincy University men's soccer dynasty, won

Blue Devils need time to turn corner
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Blue Devils need time to turn corner

Andy Douglas needed a moment to collect his thoughts. The Quincy High School boys basketball players needed to digest what had just happened as well. A tip-in at the buzzer by Oswego junior guard Jack Kahoun saddled the Blue Devils with a 61-59 loss -- the

Powell playing sizable role in Stanford's strong finish
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Powell playing sizable role in Stanford's strong finish

Last Saturday was all about preparation, performance and persistence. When Dylan Powell has the chance to sit back and some perspective to what took place, he'll understand he lived a bucket list moment. The Hannibal, Mo., native started at right guard...

WB6 ready to show its continued strength
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WB6 ready to show its continued strength

The suggestion the Western Big Six Conference wasn't as strong in boys basketball as it once was based solely on postseason success was a flawed observation. The league will prove it again this season. Following Rock Island's Class 3A state...