Quincy Notre Dame slowly returning to full strength

December 6, 2014 0 Comments

The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team added some depth this weekend with guards Drew Eaton and Daylin Anders making their season debuts. Eaton, who missed the first two games with a shoulder injury, returned in the road loss to Duchesne Friday evening. Anders was also dressed in uniform for the game, but did not […]

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Meny grabs first career victory at Canton

December 6, 2014 0 Comments

The Palmyra boys basketball team’s 58-52 victory over Canton Friday night meant a 2-0 start for the Panthers. It also meant a career first for coach Brian Meny. “It’s the first time I’ve ever won here as a coach,” Meny said. “I’ve done a lot of things and been at a lot places, but for […]

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Central seniors leave football program with most career wins

November 22, 2014 0 Comments

Alger Saldana and the rest of the Central seniors were still wiping away tears after their 22-7 loss to Carrollton in the Class 1A semifinal in Camp Point, Ill. It was a rare low-point for a strong Central senior class. “I hope this is the worst feeling you have in your lives,” Central coach Brad […]

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Panthers relishing semifinal run

November 17, 2014 0 Comments

The Palmyra football players had plenty to celebrate when they walked off the Palmyra Middle School field Saturday afternoon, on the heels of a 14-7 victory over Lutheran North in the Class 2 quarterfinals. Even so, a few of them couldn’t help but thinking back to last season when the Panthers’ undefeated season was spoiled […]

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Illinois Week 9 football rankings

October 22, 2014 0 Comments

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 8A School    W-L    Pts    Prv 1. Stevenson (10)    (8-0)    117    1 2. Glenbard West    (8-0)    104    2 3. Maine South (1)    (8-0)    92    3 4. Loyola    (7-1)    84    4 5. Edwardsville (1)    […]

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Mikesell’s Football Predictions — Oct. 17

October 16, 2014 0 Comments

We’ve reached the final week of the regular season in Missouri, while Illinois has two weeks to go. In the final week we have some intriguing matchups that have postseason implications. There’s also history on the line. Quincy High School can win its first Western Big Six conference title outright with a victory over Galesburg, […]

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QND volleyball wanting more attacking options for postseason

October 15, 2014 0 Comments

For the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team to have postseason success, coach Rich Meyer knows they’ll have to be multidimensional. That means not always relying on a Kendra Gengenbacher to Riley Hummert connection for points. “If we’re going to be any good at all, we have to have three or four girls through every night […]

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Illinois football Week 8 rankings

October 14, 2014 0 Comments

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 8A School    W-L    Pts    Prv 1. Stevenson (11)    (7-0)    126    1 2. Glenbard West (1)    (7-0)    115    2 3. Maine South    (7-0)    99    3 4. Loyola    (6-1)    81    6 5. Edwardsville (1)    […]

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Hannibal volleyball gets chance to improve at Quincy Invitational

October 11, 2014 0 Comments

The Hannibal volleyball team has struggled with teams outside of the North Central Missouri Conference this season. The Quincy High School Invitational at K&L Arena Saturday allowed Hannibal to compete against different schools and improve. A sixth-place finish and finishing runner-up in the silver bracket was pleasing for coach Kelsey Ortwerth. Hannibal moved to 13-14 […]

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Mikesell’s Football Predictions — Oct. 10

October 9, 2014 0 Comments

We’re down to two weeks left in Missouri and three in Illinois. Last week, we saw Central get its sixth victory to clinch a spot in the postseason, while Brown County’s loss but them out of postseason eligibility. Palmyra got a huge victory over Centralia on the road and Hannibal continues to roll through the […]

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