Finding some Blue Devil treasures

October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Finding some Blue Devil treasures

My parents had plans to clean out the closet in my old bedroom for a while now, and there were some boxes piled up at one end that my mom decided I needed to have. So last week, I helped her remove and rearrange some things and hauled home enough stuff to fill the backseat […]

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Quincy University football notebook

October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Quincy University football notebook

Feeling a little like home Rail Road Flat, Calif., is a historic mining town with a population of only 475 people and a long, long way from Quincy. Eli Thom felt a little like he was back there Saturday. The junior center on the Quincy University football team had his mother and a few family […]

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Baseball is the ultimate theater

September 30, 2014 0 Comments

Derek Jeter made us cry. The Cardinals and Pirates made us scoreboard watchers. The Royals made us nostalgic. And baseball made us happy. That sums up the last week quite nicely, doesn’t it? Although most of our wives, girlfriends or significant others won’t want to hear this, baseball is the true first love for many […]

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Quincy University football notebook

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Quincy University football notebook

Dealing with injuries up front How has the Quincy University football team improved? Well, it can handle adversity better. In Saturday’s 65-0 victory over Haskell Indian Nations, the Hawks were forced to give two offensive linemen their first career starts because of injuries that have sidelined sophomore right guard Les Sakaria and freshman left guard […]

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Roth sparks Blue Devils in return from injury

September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Roth sparks Blue Devils in return from injury

While the Quincy High School boys soccer team struggled to generate offense against Jefferson City and Jacksonville, all junior midfielder Riley Roth could do was watch and wish he could help. Roth is battling tendintis in his right knee, and after tweaking it in an epic battle at Chaminade 10 days ago, Roth missed three […]

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Ryder Cup captivates sporting audience

September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Ryder Cup captivates sporting audience

It could be considered a no-brainer type of question, but I asked it anyway. Who won the FIBA World Championship? Of the eight people in the Quincy University Health and Fitness Center who I tossed the question at, they each had a similar response. “It had to be the USA, right?” Indeed, it was. The […]

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QU capitalizes on in-region opportunities

September 17, 2014 0 Comments

Quincy University men’s soccer coach Mike Carpenter knows what kind of impact an in-region loss can have. Last year, the Hawks went 1-1 against Midwest Region foes outside the Great Lakes Valley Conference, including a one-goal loss on the road against Lindenwood. “If we win that game last year, we were in the (NCAA) tournament,” […]

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Beyond the boxscore: Northern Michigan at QU

September 14, 2014 0 Comments

Speed up the game On its second possession of the second half Saturday, the Quincy University football team shifted gears and went to a no-huddle offense. The subsequent success of the offense raised an interesting question: Should the coaching staff consider using the hurry-up strategy more often? “Maybe,” QU junior quarterback Nick Lonergan said with […]

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GLVC football notebook

September 9, 2014 0 Comments
GLVC football notebook

QU’s Lonergan earns weekly GLVC honor So many of Nick Lonergan’s weapons hadn’t played a college football game before last Thursday. No wonder the Quincy University football team leaned heavily on the junior quarterback to help the offense find some rhythm. Once that happened, the Hawks earned the first season-opening victory of third-year head coach […]

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QHS coach laying foundation for success at grade-school level

September 9, 2014 0 Comments
QHS coach laying foundation for success at grade-school level

Andy Douglas knows for the Quincy High School boys basketball program to regain the statewide prominence it once held you have to build from the bottom up. So he’s laying the foundation that will tie the program together from top to bottom. The first-year QHS coach kicked off the Lil’ Devils Basketball Association on Sunday […]

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