Sports Editor

David Adam

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David Adam has held multiple positions at The Herald-Whig since he was hired as part-time sports clerk in 1985. He was a sports writer from December 1987 until August 1997, when he joined the copy desk. He was primarily responsible for the layout and design of Page 1A and coordinating the newspaper's national news report. He was named news coordinator in October 2004 and remained in that position until November 2015, when he was named Sports Editor. As news coordinator, he was responsible for assisting Executive Editor Don Crim in planning, developing and coordinating local news and photo coverage and special sections. He also served as Internet Director from August 2009 to September 2010. He has won 27 awards for page design and writing. Adam is a Quincy native and graduated from Quincy College in 1987 with a degree in communications. He has three daughters – Jennifer, Jill and Jamie. He has coached local youth sports teams for more than 35 years. He has broadcast local sporting events for WGEM Radio since September 1997. He also is the faculty adjunct for Quincy University’s student newspaper and is the statistics coordinator for the Quincy Gems, a summer collegiate league baseball team. He is a member of the Quincy Exchange Club and also volunteers for Birthright of Quincy.

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Vision Quest: Friends, family helping son of former Liberty star see world

The idea wasn't intended to bring attention to Josh Bangert. Josh, a sophomore at West Chicago High School and the sixth of eight children of former Liberty High School and Culver-Stockton College athlete Keith Bangert, learned earlier this summer he has a rare disease that is expected to slowly rob him of his sight. Upon hearing the news, a friend of the Bangert family suggested Josh create a "bucket list" of all the things he wants to see before he goes blind.

Holtschlag climbing single-season tackle chart at QND
Prep Football

Holtschlag climbing single-season tackle chart at QND

When Quincy Notre Dame football coach Jack Cornell looks back on the career of senior linebacker Simon Holtschlag, one game sticks out. Holtschlag had 21 tackles for the Raiders in a 26-21 loss on Sept. 14. "I can't remember any time seeing ...

No. 20-ranked Indianapolis overpowers QU in second half
College Football

No. 20-ranked Indianapolis overpowers QU in second half

QUINCY -- Quincy University football coach Gary Bass hoped that an effective running game would keep the clock running on Saturday afternoon. He was right, except it was Indianapolis which had the dominant running game. The Greyhounds, ranked No. 20 in NC

Beyond the Boxscore: Third-quarter fumble blown dead by officials
David Adam

Beyond the Boxscore: Third-quarter fumble blown dead by officials

Was it a fumble or not? One of the critical plays in Friday night's Western Big Six Conference football game between Moline and Quincy took place late in the third quarter. The Blue Devils were leading 21-14, but Moline had moved the ball from ...

Prep Football

Title Leaves Town: Moline defense puts shackles on high-scoring Blue Devils

For all of the pregame attention given to the high-scoring offenses for the Moline and Quincy High School football teams, it was a brilliant defensive effort by the Maroons in the second half that determined who would leave Flinn Stadium on Friday night with the Western Big Six Conference championship.

Prep Football

Game Preview: QND at Charleston

QND at Charleston When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Trojan Hill, Charleston High School. Records: QND -- 2-5. Charleston -- 0-7. Radio: Victory 103.9 will broadcast the game at myradiolink.com. Losing streak at 17 Charleston has lost its last 17 games...

Adjei's goals not enough to complete QU comeback
Men's College Soccer

Adjei's goals not enough to complete QU comeback

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Kingsford Adjei scored two second-half goals but the Quincy University men's soccer team lost 3-2 to Lindenwood in a non-conference game on Tuesday. Thomas Hutcheson was a part of all three goals for Lindenwood (6-4-2), all of which cam

Cornell makes good on bet as Raiders crush Bombers
Prep Football

Cornell makes good on bet as Raiders crush Bombers

QUINCY -- Jack Cornell is a man of his word. During a weightlifting session this summer, senior lineman Jonny Bottorff told the first-year football coach at Quincy Notre Dame that if the Raiders were ahead 50-0 on Senior Night, he wanted a chance to score

Prep Boys Soccer

Murphy's Law: Everything that can go right does for QND senior

QUINCY -- Remember when Michael Jordan made six consecutive 3-pointers against Portland in the first game of the 1992 NBA Finals? After the sixth, Jordan turned to his bench and gave his famous shrug as if to say, "What can I say?"

Prep Football

Game preview: Macomb at QND

When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Advance Physical Therapy Field. Records: Macomb -- 2-4. QND -- 1-5. Radio: WGEM FM 105.1, WTAD AM 930. Slight improvement The Bombers won just once and were outscored 354-80 last season, their first with Tony Westen...