Ernie Banks a legend, Part Two

January 26, 2015 0 Comments

Peter McCleery, a Quincy native, former contributing editor for Golf Digest and member of The Herald-Whig sports staff, offered this insightful take on the death of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks: Remembrances of Ernie Banks have conjured a medley of memories, citing his amazing  accomplishments and his sunny personality. I wanted to add mine, of  […]

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Ernie Banks a legend, Part One

January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Ernie Banks a legend, Part One

There wasn’t much that caught my eye on the list of items for bid at a charity auction, but one item held quite a bit of intrigue. It was a baseball autographed by the 1973 Quincy Cubs team that featured Hall of Fame reliever Bruce Sutter. The ball was dated Aug. 20, 1973, and I […]

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Happy birthday, Coach

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Happy birthday, Coach

Shortly after being hired by the Columbia Daily Tribune to be the beat writer covering the University of Missouri men’s basketball program, I scheduled a meeting to introduce myself to legendary Tigers coach Norm Stewart. After the obligatory how-do-you-dos, we sat down in his office and Coach Stewart threw a question at me. “Where are […]

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Beyond the boxscore: QU men vs. UMSL

January 18, 2015 0 Comments

Smooth effort Scott Hahn’s parents were in for quite a surprise when they arrived Saturday for the Quincy University men’s basketball team’s Great Lakes Valley Conference game against Missouri-St. Louis at Pepsi Arena. Their son had a new look. Hahn, a senior forward, had shaved off his signature beard. “It was getting kind of itchy,” […]

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Celebrating National Hat Day

January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Celebrating National Hat Day

Did you know Thursday was National Hat Day? If you did, how did you celebrate? Did you put the ballcap of your favorite team? Or maybe you pulled on your lucky fishing hat? I’m guessing professional photographer Christopher Kays donned a bucket hat considering his Twitter handle is @BucketHat1, and I’m pretty sure Quincy native […]

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Guthrie ready to renew pursuit

January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Guthrie ready to renew pursuit

Officially, there have been 11 events played on the PGA Tour’s 2014-15 wraparound schedule, but for most golfers and fans, the season didn’t officially begin until the Tour made its way to Hawaii. Last week, the select field in the Tournament of Champions kicked everything off in style with the final round ending in a […]

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GLVC stands alone

January 13, 2015 0 Comments

The Great Lakes Valley Conference enjoys a distinction no other NCAA Division II conference can claim. It is the only league with an undefeated men’s and women’s basketball team. The Lewis women’s basketball team improved to 15-0 last week and jumped to No. 1 in the national poll, which was released Tuesday. The Flyers are […]

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Around the league: GLVC women’s basketball

January 11, 2015 0 Comments

Truman State goes cold, UIS gets hot The Truman State women’s basketball team looked to complete a weekend road sweep when it ventured to Springfield, Ill., Saturday afternoon for a matchup with Illinois-Springfield. The Bulldogs simply didn’t expect to go stone cold offensively down the stretch. The Prairie Stars held the Bulldogs to just two […]

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Around the league: GLVC men’s basketball

January 10, 2015 0 Comments

Drury’s home win streak snapped It took a nationally ranked foe that is expected to challenge for a Great Lakes Valley Conference title to bring the Drury men’s basketball team’s 32-game winning streak at the O’Reilly Family Event Center to an end. Saturday, sixth-ranked Bellarmine rebounded Kameron Bundy’s miss with five seconds remaining and the […]

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Cardinals Caravan to hit town

January 8, 2015 0 Comments

The Cardinals Caravan will roll through Quincy and Hannibal on Jan. 19. The Caravan will make a stop in at noon at the Mabee Sports Complex on the Hannibal-LaGrange University campus. At 6 p.m., the Caravan comes to the Oakley-Lindsay Center in Quincy. The events are free to fans and will feature current members of […]

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