New WIU coach takes to social media

April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Billy Wright’s first task as the new Western Illinois University men’s basketball coach was to begin recruiting. A close second in the pecking order was getting involved with social media. Hired Monday to replace Jim Molinari and become the program’s 20th head coach and officially introduced to the media and the WIU family on Tuesday, […]

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What do you want in the next QHS coach?

April 15, 2014 1 Comment

What qualities do you want in the next Quincy High School boys basketball coach? That was the question I posed to several former QHS players, several season-ticket holders and a vast number of fans. Some liked Sean Taylor and his style. Some did not. Some were fans of Loren Wallace. Some were not. Some wished […]

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Applicant pool filling up for QHS job

April 14, 2014 0 Comments

With the deadline to apply for the vacant Quincy High School rapidly approaching, the candidate pool is larger than it was 11 years ago when Sean Taylor was hired to replace Loren Wallace. According to Dave Boster, director of human resources for the Quincy Public Schools, there have been 20 candidates formally apply. Once the […]

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Search committee faces plenty of questions

April 10, 2014 7 Comments

When the Quincy School Board released the names of the committee assembled to find the next Quincy High School boys basketball coach, my immediate reaction was two-fold. One, is a 13-member committee really needed to find the next coach? And two, why isn’t QHS Principal Danielle Edgar on the committee? With the committee ready to […]

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Coaches show support for Taylor

March 26, 2014 0 Comments

The coaching fraternity is strong, especially in the Western Big Six Conference. Coaches around the state reacted strongly to the Quincy School Board’s decision Wednesday morning to dismiss Sean Taylor as the Quincy High School boys basketball coach, showing support for Taylor on several social media venues. Here’s what they had to say … Rock […]

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Sean Taylor’s letter

March 26, 2014 5 Comments

Wednesday morning, the Quincy School Board voted 6-0 with one member abstaining to terminate the contract of Quincy High School boys basketball coach Sean Taylor after 11 seasons at the helm. Taylor released a letter to the media. Below is the letter: March 24, 2014 To Whom It May Concern, When I interviewed for the […]

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Paz lived life to the fullest

March 24, 2014 6 Comments
Paz lived life to the fullest

After deadline passed Monday morning and the pace of the newsroom simmered down, several Herald-Whig employees who had been members of the sports staff — some current, some former — started reminiscing about the color and flavor Mike Pasley brought to the office on a nightly basis. It happened the moment Paz hit the door. […]

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Guthrie rolls in long birdie putt

March 21, 2014 0 Comments

Here’s a clip from PGATour.com of Quincy native Luke Guthrie draining a 35-foot birdie putt on the 11th hole Friday during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. The birdie moved Guthrie to 3-under for the tournament and into a tie for 23rd at the time.

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Pittsfield loses one of its biggest fans

March 20, 2014 2 Comments

There are certain images that come to mind when the subject turns to Pittsfield basketball. Dave Bennett yelling “Texas.” Tony Baker and the 1991 team celebrating their state championship. Voshall Gym packed to the rafters on a Friday night. And for me, it’s Ron Tomhave sitting in a sea of red with his headphones on […]

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Beyond the Boxscore: JWCC vs. Central CC

March 19, 2014 0 Comments

The challenge for the John Wood Community College men’s basketball team following Tuesday night’s 89-82 loss to Central Community College of Columbus, Neb., was to figure out what to do all day Wednesday to stay in the right frame of mind and not dwell on having the national championship aspirations dashed. The Trail Blazers planned […]

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