Dorema’s return is boon for JWCC

March 20, 2015 0 Comments
Dorema’s return is boon for JWCC

John Wood Community College men’s basketball coach Brad Hoyt could tell Ernest Dorema was itching to get in Thursday night’s game. “He about checked himself in two or three times,” Hoyt said with a chuckle. For the first time in more than a month, Dorema was healthy enough to play. A sprained ankle suffered early […]

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Ode to March Madness

March 19, 2015 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year There’ll be brackets for busting Alley-oops for dunking And 3-pointers destined to fall It’s the most wonderful time of the year There’ll be heroes remebered Buzzer-beaters to savor And highlights to fill an entire show It’s the most wonderful time of the year You cheer against Jayhawks […]

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Quincy’s 1934 title team comes to life

March 11, 2015 0 Comments

In 2006, as I interviewed the last living member of Quincy High School’s 1934 boys basketball state championship team, Harry Hall brought the state tournament experience to life. He remembered intricate details of the Blue Devils’ travel, preparation and play. His recollections and words painted a picture I never figured I’d ever see. I just […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Big Daddy rules

March 11, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Big Daddy rules

One of the most celebrated athletes Adams County has ever produced is Rick “Big Daddy” Reuschel, and his major league debut should have foreshadowed the quality career he had. That leads us into Tuesday’s Spring Training Trivia question, which was: Rick Reuschel faced only one batter in his big league debut. Who was it? The […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Yankee doodle dandy

March 10, 2015 0 Comments

It’s a local theme this week for Spring Training Trivia and the first question is local on two fronts. The subject and the answer both have local ties. Here was Monday’s question: Which franchise signed Jim Finigan as an amateur free agent in 1948? Finigan, a Quincy native, made his major league debut with the […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Sign on the dotted line

March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Sign on the dotted line

A new week brings a new topic for Spring Training Trivia, and we are going with all local questions this week. We’re going to start with Quincy native Jim Finigan, who played six seasons in the big leagues and was a two-time All-Star selection with the Athletics. Finigan made his debut on April 25, 1954, […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Rickey being Rickey

February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Rickey being Rickey

Rickey Henderson owns virtually every significant stolen base record in major league history. Do you recall the pitchers or catchers he swiped his bases off? That led us to Friday’s Spring Training Trivia question: Who did Rickey Henderson steal his first base against? A rookie outfielder for the Oakland Athletics in 1979, Henderson hit leadoff […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Quite a Peach

February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Quite a Peach

Rickey Henderson stole the most bases of any major leaguer in his career with 1,406 swipes. Vince Coleman set the record for most consecutive stolen bases without getting caught at 50. Lou Brock holds the National League record for most stolen bases in a season with 118. But who holds the record for stealing home […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Pony express

February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Pony express

The fact George Brett was the Kansas City Royals all-time leader in triples surprised me. Nothing surprised me when I saw who led the St. Louis Cardinals in triples. That leads us to the next answer. Here was Wednesday’s question: Who is the all-time leader in triples for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs? […]

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Spring Training Trivia: King George

February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: King George

When you think about George Brett and the impact he had on the Kansas City Royals and baseball in general, certain images come to mind. His crouched batting stance. The way he played the hot corner. And of course, the pine tar incident. The Hall of Fame third baseman never was pegged as one known […]

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