WIU's Flanagan serving on women's basketball engagement group
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WIU's Flanagan serving on women's basketball engagement group

MACOMB, Ill. -- Kennedy Flanagan is embracing the chance to step outside of her comfort zone and step into a leadership role off the basketball court. A former Highland all-state basketball player and redshirt freshman at Western Illinois University...

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McGaughey returning to where his pro career began
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McGaughey returning to where his pro career began

QUINCY -- Evan McGaughey better brush up on his limited German vocabulary because it's about to get put to good use. The former Quincy University all-conference forward and Illini West all-stater is headed back to where his professional basketball...

Still in the Game: Livermore enjoys 'helping turn people around'
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Still in the Game: Livermore enjoys 'helping turn people around'

WICHITA, Kan. -- It's been more than a decade since Ryan Livermore considered himself a stranger in a strange land. How he adapted to those surroundings made the experience worthwhile beyond measure, and his patients are the ones benefitting...

Add QHS Thanksgiving Tournament to list of canceled events
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Add QHS Thanksgiving Tournament to list of canceled events

QUINCY -- Andy Douglas isn't sure what his Thanksgiving day plans are now. It could be a road trip to Belleville. "We might be able to go to my in-laws this year instead of having them come here," the Quincy High School boys basketball coach said.

Pandemic forces cancellation of holiday hoops tournaments
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Pandemic forces cancellation of holiday hoops tournaments

QUINCY -- Kevin Meyer understands the commitment and effort the organizers of the State Farm Holiday Classic invest year in and year out. "They care," the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach said. "They're a great group of guys who always put...

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College notebook: C-SC, WIU programs receive academic honors

The Culver-Stockton College and Western Illinois University women's basketball players share a common bond. They succeed on and off the floor. Both programs landed in the top 25 on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association 2019-20 Academic Honor Roll.

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College notebook: Wildcats' Curley receives conference honor

Payton Curley's commitment on and off the court landed her a prestigious honor. The Culver-Stockton College women's basketball player was named Heart of America Athletic Conference recipient of the Emil S. Liston Award, which academic athletic...

Still in the Game: Senor's influence being felt in Capitol City
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Still in the Game: Senor's influence being felt in Capitol City

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Herm Senor II received much more than his father's name. With it came a sense of responsibility, influence and civic pride. Now, basketball is helping him follow in his father's footsteps while creating a legacy all his own.

Teams of the decade: Multi-sport athletes helps Raiders' winning culture
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Teams of the decade: Multi-sport athletes helps Raiders' winning culture

Amid the coaching changes and hurdles accompanying it, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team found a way to thrive and continue a high standard moving into a new decade. The Raiders won four regional titles and one sectional crown...

Teams of the decade: Blue Devils continue building historic tradition
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Teams of the decade: Blue Devils continue building historic tradition

It's hard to imagine any decade passing without something historic happening in the tradition-rich Quincy High School boys basketball program. Last decade's highest moment happened to be more historic than most. The Blue Devils reached...