Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

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Matt Schuckman returned to The Herald-Whig as a full-time sports writer on Jan. 18, 1999, having spent seven years here as a part-time sports writer through high school and college. He became Sports Editor on Aug. 27, 2012, and was appointed Senior Sports Writer in November 2015. A Quincy native and 1991 Quincy High School graduate, Schuckman is a product of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He spent four years in Columbia, Mo., covering Mizzou sports for the Columbia Daily Tribune and Inside Mizzou Sports magazine. His love of the daily grind of newspaper reporting brought him back to Quincy. Since 1999, he has been honored with numerous awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association for his reporting and column writing. In 2007, Schuckman saw his first book published. "Stand Up and Cheer" chronicles the first 100 years of the Quincy High School boys basketball program, one of the winningest and most respected high school programs in the nation. Schuckman spent more than two years researching, interviewing and writing. Seeing the book published is one of those moments Schuckman says he'll carry with him forever. In his spare time, Schuckman enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time with his nephews and playing poker. He married Michelle Clements on Oct. 16, 2010.

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Beyond the Boxscore: Hillis thrives in Hawks' power game in second half

There were no drastic changes made at halftime, but the Quincy University football team's coaching staff did make one significant adjustment. They went old school. Limited to just 52 yards of total offense and 1.9 yards per play in the first half Saturday

Beyond the Boxscore: Chappel makes impact on aggressive QU defense
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Beyond the Boxscore: Chappel makes impact on aggressive QU defense

With two starters scratched from the lineup by injuries and a third limited because of some aches and pains, the Quincy University football team had to turn to some underclassmen defensively to help throttle the highest-scoring offense...

Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' offense keeps chugging along
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Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' offense keeps chugging along

When the locomotive otherwise known as the Quincy High School football team's offense gets rolling, it's tough to knock it off its track. Quincy Notre Dame isn't the only one to realize that. The Raiders trailed 21-7 at halftime...

Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders see effort as start of something special
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Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders see effort as start of something special

To say Jonny Bottorff appreciated the fight the Quincy Notre Dame football team's underclassmen showed Friday night against Quincy High School undersells how he truly felt. You had to see the tears in his eyes and hear his voice cracking...

Prep Football

Playoff Pairings: QHS draws SHG in first-round Class 6A matchup

Quincy High School football coach Rick Little knows there will be an inevitable question asked by some of the Blue Devils' faithful fans. Is the first-round playoff opponent any good? "Certainly this one is good, with a lot of exclamation points behind it

Hawks' rally falls three yards short
College Football

Hawks' rally falls three yards short

QUINCY -- The Quincy University football players believe they are closer to toppling one of the Great Lakes Valley Conference's upper echelon teams than the 3 yards that separated them from the end zone might suggest. "We're within inches...

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...

College Football

Game preview: Missouri S&T at Quincy University

Missouri S&T at QU When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: QU Stadium Records: Missouri S&T -- 5-2 (2-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference). QU -- 2-5 (1-2 GLVC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Extra points: Finding a way to get Miners quarterback Tyler Swart out of rhythm...

College Football

College football notebook: Hawks dealing with more injuries in backfield

Injuries continue to deplete the Quincy University football team's backfield. Theo Hopkins, who converted from a cornerback to a running back because of depth issues, is questionable for this week's game against Missouri S&T because of an ankle injury.

College notebook: QU basketball teams picked to finish near bottom of GLVC
Men's College Basketball

College notebook: QU basketball teams picked to finish near bottom of GLVC

The Quincy University men's and women's basketball teams have the opportunity to prove everyone in the Great Lakes Valley Conference wrong. The GLVC released its preseason coaches polls this week, and both QU teams are picked...