The Daily DOB — Oct. 24

October 24, 2014 0 Comments

The Illinois High School Association recently announced that it was going to release more of its archival videos through a YouTube channel it has set up. The IHSA is planning to post many of its state championship games on the site. During a  quick glance on Friday morning, I found the QHS-Hebron boys basketball state […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 23

October 23, 2014 0 Comments

Even at 44 years old, you can fall subject to peer pressure. For some reason, I wore workout shorts and a T-shirt to my son’s basketball practice. Our fourth-grader is going through the Lil Devils Basketball Association, which is being run by new Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas.  Called the LDBA, the […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 22

October 22, 2014 0 Comments

The winter coat in the back of my car finally came in handy early this morning. As I was finishing up my shift last night, Hannibal police reported that they were responding to an armed robbery at the Murphy USA station in front of Wal-Mart. It took me only a few minutes standing outside on […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 21

October 21, 2014 0 Comments

The 2014 World Series starts tonight in Kansas City. Royals fans have been waiting 29 years for this game against the San Francisco Giants. As someone who first fell in love with baseball in the late 1970s, it’s kind of crazy to think that it has really been three decades since the team has been […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 20

October 20, 2014 1 Comment
The Daily DOB — Oct. 20

Had a chance to head to Galesburg on Friday night. With a huge Blue Devils fan — our youngest son, Reid — and an actual Blue Devil — our oldest son, Derek, a sophomore — in our house, I thought it might be nice to take them on the road to watch a football game. […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 17

October 17, 2014 0 Comments

Going to take in some “Friday Night Lights” tonight on the road. Ever since Galesburg High School — my high school alma mater — broke ground on a $16 million sports complex in April 2013, I’ve wanted to check it out. I don’t get “home” too much these days and when I do I seem […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 16

October 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — Oct. 16

The Kansas City Royals. Really? It’s been a long time since the Royals were relevant — nearly 30 years before this year’s team started an October run to remember. The Royals’ latest triumph is a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series. They await either the St. Louis Cardinals or the […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 15

October 15, 2014 0 Comments

The state of Illinois lost another one of its high school basketball coaching legends today with the passing of Wayne McClain, who guided one of the state’s great dynasties in the mid 1990s at Peoria Manual. According to the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, which named McClain as their Coach of the Year last season after he led […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 14

October 14, 2014 4 Comments

Remember a few weeks ago when I told you that the Curtis Lovelace case would eventually garner some national headlines. It’s starting to happen, and I’m sure it is just the tip of the iceberg. The Associated Press published a look at the case this weekend that was picked up by many outlets, including the […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 9

October 9, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — Oct. 9

The latest step in what is expected to be a long process in the Curtis Lovelace murder trial played out on Thursday afternoon in the Adams County Courthouse. Thursday’s hearing was brief, lasting all of eight minutes, but was newsworthy. Judge Bob Hardwick set a Jan. 26 trial start for the first-degree murder case. (If […]

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