JDC Notebook: Guthrie gets nice surprise

July 13, 2014 0 Comments

Welcome sight As Luke Guthrie trudged up the hill from the 18th green to the scoring trailer, he spotted one of his long-time friends near the ropes. Any frustration Guthrie had from his third straight round of 2-under 69 dissipated quickly as he and Paul Bell shared a smile and a quick embrace before Guthrie […]

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JDC Notebook: Eagle changes everything

July 12, 2014 0 Comments

Beers for birdies. What about eagles? Quincy native Luke Guthrie caught the fancy of the media during Tuesday’s pre-tournament press conference when he mentioned some of his friends were planning a “beer for birdies” campaign. So during Friday’s second round of the John Deere Classic, after Guthrie made an eagle by holing out from 180 […]

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JDC Notebook: Guthrie straightens drives out

July 11, 2014 0 Comments
JDC Notebook: Guthrie straightens drives out

Finding a rhythm The work Luke Guthrie did Monday in preparation for the John Deere Classic had him feeling good about his ability to get off the tee accurately. Then he went out Thursday and missed the first three fairways he tried to split. “Horrible,” Guthrie said of the start. Things changed after he found […]

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Why is a tie acceptable?

June 24, 2014 0 Comments

Despite all the years I’ve covered soccer and followed the game closely on the high school and collegiate levels, one aspect of the sport still baffles me. Why is a tie acceptable? I understand the significance and the strategy of a draw in World Cup competition, based on the way the rules are written and […]

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What would you do with the Cup?

June 14, 2014 0 Comments
What would you do with the Cup?

One of the most unique traditions in all of sports is the Stanley Cup celebration. Each member of the Cup-winning team gets the opportunity to spend a day with cup in whatever fashion seems fit. The only caveat is this: A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame always accompanies the Cup. Still, the players […]

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Pages from the Past — June 1, 1992

June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Pages from the Past — June 1, 1992

Sometimes, newsmakers get trumped. While most days the Quincy Notre Dame softball team earning a state tournament berth would be the top headline, an area basketball coach being tabbed to take over at historic Lawrenceville had a major impact on the news cycle. For those not familiar with the Lawrenceville legacy, the Indians won four […]

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Hull left a legacy on the field

May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Hull left a legacy on the field

The way Derrick Hull explained it, the changes he made to become a more adept passer and a better quarterback were subtle. But they were necessary. “I never thought of using the hip,” Hull said. “He taught me to fire with my hip. It works with getting more velocity and getting the ball to the […]

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Quincy now fifth in all-time victories

May 15, 2014 0 Comments

Back in 2001, the Quincy High School boys basketball program invited three schools to participate in the QHS Thanksgiving Tournament to celebrate the best of the best. The schools — Dobyns-Bennet from Kingsport, Tenn., Centralia and Collinsville — along with Quincy made up the top four winningest programs in the nation. It was believed not […]

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NBA owners need to seize the moment

April 28, 2014 0 Comments

The NBA owners face an interesting dilemma and a great opportunity. Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, reportedly is caught on tape engaging in a conversation in which he makes racist and derogatory statements. TMZ and Deapspin have both released portions of the conversation, although no one has yet proved it is […]

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Mizzou Caravan to hit Hannibal

April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mizzou Caravan to hit Hannibal

If you like to “bully for Ol’ Mizzou,” then you need to find your way to the Hannibal Country Club on Thursday. The Mizzou Caravan is making its annual stop in America’s Hometown. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with a formal speaking program scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Mizzou almuni, fans and friends […]

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