Women's College Basketball

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...

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

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
Prep Boys Basketball

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
Prep Boys Basketball

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...

Prep Boys Basketball

Teams of the decade: Area boys basketball programs produce college-level talent

John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt's decision to heavily recruit this area speaks volumes about the level of talent being produced. Just consider during the Trail Blazers' last two NJCAA Division II national tournament...

Teams of the decade: Blue Devils end decade with momentum
Prep Girls Basketball

Teams of the decade: Blue Devils end decade with momentum

The evolution of the Quincy High School girls basketball program saw the Blue Devils end the decade on an upward trajectory. They had to endure a series of lows first. The Blue Devils overcame a winless season and a Western Big Six Conference losing...

Teams of the decade: Raiders relish high-level success
Prep Girls Basketball

Teams of the decade: Raiders relish high-level success

The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball program enjoyed a decade few others can match. Six regional titles. Five sectional crowns. Five state tournament appearances. Three consecutive state championships. Six 20-win seasons. Five 30-wins seasons.

Tom Berry, former QHS coach, passes away after battling COVID-19
Prep Girls Basketball

Tom Berry, former QHS coach, passes away after battling COVID-19

QUINCY -- Matt Longo understood there was a need for an experienced voice bending his ear as he tackled his first season as the Quincy High School boys soccer coach. Tom Berry quietly provided him with wisdom. Serving as Longo's assistant coach...

Teams of the decade: Area girls hoops scene filled with talent
Sports

Teams of the decade: Area girls hoops scene filled with talent

A common point of conjecture each November around the start of basketball season is which team will be the last one standing. If you guess one of the girls basketball teams, you're right a high percentage of the time. The success of programs like...

Teams of the decade: Trail Blazers create right mix for success
Women's College Basketball

Teams of the decade: Trail Blazers create right mix for success

As much as John Wood Community College women's basketball coach Norm Rodriguez relishes keeping the area's best talent close to home, he knows the Trail Blazers need the right mix of local players and those looking to get away.