Teams of the decade: Blue Devils end decade with momentum
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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...

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Teams of the decade: Raiders relish high-level success
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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
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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
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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...

Girls basketball tourney keeps its niche at Redbird Arena
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Girls basketball tourney keeps its niche at Redbird Arena

QUINCY -- While the Illinois boys basketball state tournament heads home, the girls state championships are already there. The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors announced Monday morning it backed a joint proposal...

Pandemic forces cancellation of McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Pandemic forces cancellation of McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

QUINCY -- The McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic is suffering the same fate as most events scheduled for early this summer. The games won't be played. The annual all-star basketball showcase featuring the top seniors from Illinois and Missouri scheduled...