New reality begins as prep teams head to practice
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New reality begins as prep teams head to practice

QUINCY -- The alarms set to ring early Monday morning will signal a new day, a new season and a new hope. What happens shortly thereafter will be a reminder of a new reality. Fall sports teams in Illinois and Missouri -- at least those cleared to play...

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With success comes respect for Wildcats
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With success comes respect for Wildcats

CANTON, Mo. -- Respect is a nice reward the Culver-Stockton College football team is reaping for its recent run of success. By no means, though, do the Wildcats lose their underdog edge. "We play in tough conference and people that we beat last year...

Still in the Game: Manning leading Centenary athletics with purpose and poise
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Still in the Game: Manning leading Centenary athletics with purpose and poise

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Holiday shopping shed a light on what Marcus Manning wanted to be. A retail manager wasn't it. After graduating from Quincy University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in business management, Manning set his sights on becoming...

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GLVC postpones fall competition until spring semester

QUINCY -- Mike Carpenter believes the Quincy University men's soccer players were braced for Monday's announcement the Great Lakes Valley Conference was postponing a majority of fall sports until the spring. "They expected some kind of adjustment...

GLVC postpones fall competition until spring semester
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GLVC postpones fall competition until spring semester

QUINCY — Mike Carpenter believes the Quincy University men's soccer players were braced for Monday's announcement the Great Lakes Valley Conference was postponing a majority of fall sports until the spring.

Generational gift: QHS dedicates new training facility at Flinn Stadium
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Generational gift: QHS dedicates new training facility at Flinn Stadium

QUINCY -- What started as a dream of Jim Hansen's will now benefit Quincy High School athletics for years to come. On Thursday morning Quincy Public Schools dedicated the new athletic facility built at Flinn Stadium, putting to rest a project that...

Palmyra finishes off upgrades to athletic facilities
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Palmyra finishes off upgrades to athletic facilities

PALMYRA, Mo. -- If the fall sports season continues as planned, Palmyra football will have new digs to break in. The Palmyra School District will have new and improved athletic facilities when the 2020-21 school year begins. Among the improvements...

Still in the Game: Grant's vision provides top-notch care for student-athletes
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Still in the Game: Grant's vision provides top-notch care for student-athletes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Murphy Grant's vision is different than most. John Currie realized it and embraced it. During his 13-year stint as the head football trainer and director of sports medicine at the University of Kansas, Grant developed a model...

IHSA amends return to play guidelines, QND shuts down all workouts
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IHSA amends return to play guidelines, QND shuts down all workouts

QUINCY — Bill Connell wasted no time reacting to the Illinois High School Association's amended Phase 4 return to play guidelines. The Quincy Notre Dame athletic director received an email with the amended regulations — the most significant ...

Still in the Game: Connolly finds right path to coaching career
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Still in the Game: Connolly finds right path to coaching career

MUNCIE, Ind. -- It's funny how plans change. Recruited to play defensive end at Quincy University following a standout prep football career at Waubonsie Valley in the Chicago suburbs, Cory Connolly had every intention of getting a bachelor's degree...