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WIU Basketball: Wright gets one-year offer and backing of players Video included

Western Illinois men's basketball coach Billy Wright has a one-year contract offer on the table and 30 days to negotiate with university administration, WGEM Sports has learned. More>>

Wednesday's Area Scores - April 16 Video included

Kaleb Bradshaw hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as Griggsville-Perry powered past Liberty 14-5 on Wednesday afternoon. Kaleb Bradshaw hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as Griggsville-Perry powered past Liberty 14-5 on Wednesday afternoon.

QND comes from behind to defeat Pittsfield, Griggsville-Perry rolls past Liberty, and Cordie Kiger leads Scotland County past North Shelby in baseball, plus Brown County edges West Prairie and Western blanks Pittsfield in softball, and QND shuts out Tolton in girls soccer. More>>

John Wood's Tisdell trims list to six schools Video included

John Wood All-American TJ Tisdell is considering six schools to continue his college basketball career. John Wood All-American TJ Tisdell is considering six schools to continue his college basketball career.

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- For the last few weeks John Wood men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt has spent a lot of time on his cell phone. It's been literally ringing off the hook since his top sophomore TJ Tisdell was named conference and Region 24 Player of the Year. A few days later Tisdell added First Team All-American to his expansive resume.Hoyt says he can't even begin to count how many college basketball coaches have called to inquire about Tisdell's future who already has 19 scholarship off... More>>

Yankees blank Cubs twice in twin bill sweep

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.Tanaka (2-0) struck out 10 and allowed just two bunt hits -- one replay aided -- over eight innings in a 3-0 win in the opener of the day-night twinbill. Carlos Beltran homered for a third straight game, off Ja... More>>

Brewers beat Cards, avoid three game sweep

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that ended a two-game losing streak.Milwaukee, which came into the series with a nine-game winning streak, salvaged the finale of the three-game set.Peralta (2-0) allowed six hits and struck out three, and three relievers combined for scoreless relief.Cardinals starter Joe Kelly (1-1) gave up an unearned run and... More>>

Tuesday's Area Scores - April 15 Video included

West Hancock outscored Central 12-2 to sweep a doubleheader in Camp Point on Tuesday afternoon to stay undefeated. West Hancock outscored Central 12-2 to sweep a doubleheader in Camp Point on Tuesday afternoon to stay undefeated.

West Hancock sweeps Central to stay undefeated in softball, Keokuk blanks West Liberty in girls soccer, QHS tennis edges Hannibal, QHS rallies from a seven run deficit to defeat Illini West in baseball, plus Hannibal golf wins a triangular, and team titles on the track for Highland and Louisiana at the Jerry Ball Relays. More>>

The Wright Choice: Western Illinois introduces its new basketball coach Video included

WIU men's basketball coach Billy Wright (right) and athletic director Tommy Bell (left) pose for a photograph following Tuesday's press conference. WIU men's basketball coach Billy Wright (right) and athletic director Tommy Bell (left) pose for a photograph following Tuesday's press conference.

Billy Wright was introduced as the 20th head coach in Western Illinois men's basketball history during a press conference inside the University Union on Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Locked In: Raiders roll to 14-1 start on the diamond Video included

Through the first month of the 2014 season the QND Raiders have been piling up wins on the diamond behind depth and balance, leading to one of the best starts in program history. More>>

The People's Choice: Liberty's Blewett named Player of the Year Video included

Liberty senior guard Michael Blewett has been named The People'c Choice for WGEM High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Liberty senior guard Michael Blewett has been named The People'c Choice for WGEM High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

After more than 8,300 votes were cast in a down to the wire race, Liberty senior guard Michael Blewett has been named The People's Choice for WGEM High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year. More>>

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QHS nets two second half goals to beat Hannibal Video included

Hannibal keeper Kaitlyn Edge makes a first half stop during the Lady Pirates 2-1 setback vs. Quincy High on Monday night. Hannibal keeper Kaitlyn Edge makes a first half stop during the Lady Pirates 2-1 setback vs. Quincy High on Monday night.

**High School Soccer, Girls**Quincy High: 2Hannibal: 1Sierra Woodard/Kaleigh Kuhlman: second half QHS goalsMakenzie Morris: first half Hannibal goalBlue Devils: (4-5) More>>

Lynn, Cards snap Brewers' nine game win streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings, Jon Jay hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Monday night. More>>

Western Illinois names Wright as its new men's basketball coach Video included

Western Illinois announced Billy Wright as its new men's basketball coach on Monday evening. Western Illinois announced Billy Wright as its new men's basketball coach on Monday evening.

Western Illinois announced Billy Wright as its new men's basketball coach on Monday evening. He will be introduced as the leader of the Leathernecks on Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Unity's Murphy picks Culver-Stockton Video included

Unity's Whitney Murphy chose to continue her basketball career at Culver-Stockton on Monday morning. Unity's Whitney Murphy chose to continue her basketball career at Culver-Stockton on Monday morning.

MENDON, Ill. (WGEM) -- Unity standout senior forward Whitney Murphy signed on with the Culver-Stockton women's basketball program on Monday morning. Murphy helped the Lady Mustangs win the regional championship during the 2012-13 season while also lending a hand in the team's regional championship berth this past season. More>>

A Legacy Lives On: Mizzou stars impact youth at Phillip Perry Memorial Clinic Video included

The University of Missouri wrestling program instructed the Third Annual Phillip Perry Memorial Clinic in Americas Hometown, teaching the next generation of talent lessons both on and off the mats. The University of Missouri wrestling program instructed the Third Annual Phillip Perry Memorial Clinic in Americas Hometown, teaching the next generation of talent lessons both on and off the mats.

The University of Missouri wrestling program instructed the Third Annual Phillip Perry Memorial Clinic in Americas Hometown on Sunday, teaching the next generation of talent lessons both on and off the mats. More>>

Saturday's Area Scores - April 12 Video included

Highland and Marion County battled in a high scoring match-up in Saturday's championship game of the Knox County Tournament. Highland and Marion County battled in a high scoring match-up in Saturday's championship game of the Knox County Tournament.

Baseball on Saturday saw Highland rally past Marion County to win the Knox County Tournament, QND sweeps Jacksonville, while QHS earns a split at Galesburg, plus the QND Lady Raiders win the Beardstown Tournament, Hannibal blanks Marshall on the pitch, and Spring Football games hit the field at Western Illinois and Quincy University. More>>

Unity's Carothers is The People's Choice Video included

Unity's Keith Carothers helped lead the Mustangs their first state trophy in program history during the 2013-14 season. Unity's Keith Carothers helped lead the Mustangs their first state trophy in program history during the 2013-14 season.

Unity's Keith Carothers molded veterans and youth with the end result being a season no one in Northern Adams County will ever forget. And for that, Carothers is The People's Choice for Coach of the Year in boys basketball. More>>

Friday's Area Scores - April 11 Video included

Cody Hildebrand had three hits and drove in five runs as Payson beat Highland 13-2 on Friday afternoon. Cody Hildebrand had three hits and drove in five runs as Payson beat Highland 13-2 on Friday afternoon.

**High School Baseball**Fulton: 3Hannibal: 6Canton: 21South Shelby: 1Final/5 InningsTyler Niemann: 2-3, HR, 4 RBI'sMonroe City: 5Clark County: 4Linn County: 10North Shelby: 11 More>>

Molinari officially joins Nebraska coaching staff Video included

Former WIU men's basketball coach Jim Molinari was announced as Nebraska's newest assistant coach on Friday. Former WIU men's basketball coach Jim Molinari was announced as Nebraska's newest assistant coach on Friday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (WGEM) -- Calling it "the hardest decision of my college basketball life," Jim Molinari stepped down as the Western Illinois men's basketball coach on Thursday night.Molinari said he didn't completely make up his mind until Thursday afternoon. A few hours later he informed his Leatherneck players.The reason why he's leaving Macomb was officially announced on Friday.Molinari is joining forces with good friend Tim Miles and his University of Nebraska program as an assistant coach.... More>>

Home Sweet Home: Monroe City to break ground next month Video included

A picture of a rough draft of the new athletic facilities coming to Monroe City high school this fall. A picture of a rough draft of the new athletic facilities coming to Monroe City high school this fall.

Following the passing of bond issue 'Proposition-2' earlier in the week, Monroe City high school is now getting ready to break ground on a brand new football and track & field facility, which is scheduled to be ready for use this fall. More>>

Molinari resigns at Western Illinois, calls decision 'hardest of my life' Video included

Western Illinois men's basketball coach Jim Molinari has resigned after six seasons in Macomb. WIU athletic officials made Molinari's decision official on Thursday evening nearly a week after speculation surfaced the veteran leader was set to join the Nebraska staff as an assistant coach. More>>

Thursday's Area Scores - April 10 Video included

Illini West's Alex Rhodes helped lift the Chargers past West Hancock 2-1 on Thursday afternoon. Illini West's Alex Rhodes helped lift the Chargers past West Hancock 2-1 on Thursday afternoon.

**High School Baseball**West Hancock: 1Illini West: 2Final/9 InningsNolan Ard: Walk-off squeeze buntWest Central: 2Griggsville-Perry: 3Mitch Main: WPTornadoes: More>>

College Signings: Marion County's Plunkett and Hannibal's Davis Video included

Marion County's Reed Plunkett is taking his basketball skills to Culver-Stockton in the fall. Marion County's Reed Plunkett is taking his basketball skills to Culver-Stockton in the fall.

PHILADELPHIA, Mo. / HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -- Reed Plunkett acknowledges the challenge that lies ahead.And the Marion County senior embraces the fact he certainly won't be the tallest player at the next level. More>>

John Wood basketball: Tisdell, Hoyt receive postseason honors Video included

For only the second time in program history a John Wood men's basketball player has been named an NJCAA Division II First Team All-American. Sophomore forward TJ Tisdell has garnered the honor after averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds a game this past season. More>>

QHS Search: Douglas wants excellence and results from next head coach Video included

Next week the 13 individuals picked to help find a new boys basketball at Quincy High will meet for the first time. It's a group made up of all men and most with ties to the glory days of Blue Devil hoops. More>>

Wednesday's Area Scores - April 9 Video included

The Pittsfield girls and Louisiana boys grabbed the team titles during Wednesday's annual Tom Johnson Invitational. The Pittsfield girls and Louisiana boys grabbed the team titles during Wednesday's annual Tom Johnson Invitational.

**High School Track and Field**(Tom Johnson Invitational - Pittsfield)- GIRLS RESULTS (top four teams listed)1) Pittsfield - 1052) West Central - 773) Central - 764) Louisiana - 74- NOTABLE INDIVIDUALSShannon Gates (Pittsfield) - won 100 and 200M dashMegan Lee (Central) - won 1600 and 3200M runDenise Blackwell (Louisiana) - won 300M hurdles and high jumpRachel Clowers (Pleasant Hill) - won shot put and discus- BOYS RESULTS (top four teams listed)1) Louisiana - 1412) Liberty - 803) North Green... More>>

Hall of Fame Nod: QND's Longo reflects on top honor Video included

QND girls soccer coach Mark Longo will be inducted into the IHSSCA Hall of Fame in June. QND girls soccer coach Mark Longo will be inducted into the IHSSCA Hall of Fame in June.

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- When Mark Longo got the phone call that he was going to be inducted into the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame this summer plenty of things went through his head. More>>

Tuesday's Area Scores - April 8 Video included

Palmyra's Ben Althoff flew past the competition to win the 100 meter dash during Tuesday's Palmyra Invitational at Culver-Stockton. Palmyra's Ben Althoff flew past the competition to win the 100 meter dash during Tuesday's Palmyra Invitational at Culver-Stockton.

The Palmyra boys secure the team title at their own meet in track, QND edges Hannibal and QHS routs Rock Island in girls soccer, QND rolls past QHS, and Western and Palmyra notch significant wins in baseball, plus perfection at Rushville, and Illini West and Unity both sweep doubleheader's in softball. More>>

College Signings: QND's Ulrich, Horvath announce intentions Video included

QND's Shelby Ulrich (Millikin) and Matt Horvath (St. Ambrose) signed their national letters of intent on Tuesday afternoon. QND's Shelby Ulrich (Millikin) and Matt Horvath (St. Ambrose) signed their national letters of intent on Tuesday afternoon.

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- One is nicknamed 'bulldog' for her tenacious attitude on the soccer field while the other didn't even play football until his sophomore year of high school.Now both defensive specialists are college bound to continue their athletic careers.Quincy Notre Dame's Shelby Ulrich made her decision official by signing her national letter of intent with the Millikin women's soccer program and Matt Horvath became the latest Raider football standout to officially commit to St. Amb... More>>

Monday's Area Scores - April 7 Video included

Josh Hultz hit a solo homer during Palmyra's 9-1 win at Centralia on Monday afternoon. Josh Hultz hit a solo homer during Palmyra's 9-1 win at Centralia on Monday afternoon.

QHS rallies to down Hannibal, Palmyra rolls past Centralia, and Brown County and Griggsville-Perry notch one-run wins in baseball, plus QND and Hannibal earn one-sided victories on the girls pitch while Fort Madison and Keokuk post shutouts in boys soccer, and West Hancock and Illini West capture wins in softball. More>>

UPDATE: WIU officials release statement regarding Jim Molinari Video included

Reports on Saturday have indicated that WIU men's basketball coach is in line to accept a job as an assistant at the University of Nebraska. Reports on Saturday have indicated that WIU men's basketball coach is in line to accept a job as an assistant at the University of Nebraska.

UPDATE: University officials at Western Illinois have issued a statement on Sunday regarding men's basketball head coach Jim Molinari, who is rumored to be leaving the school for a job at the University of Nebraska. More>>

Sunday's Area Scores - April 6 Video included

The QU Hawks split a DH against Missouri S&T on Sunday, earning a 3-1 weekend GLVC series win. The QU Hawks split a DH against Missouri S&T on Sunday, earning a 3-1 weekend GLVC series win.

Quincy University earns a Sunday split in GLVC baseball with Missouri S&T, Western Illinois grabs one-of-two in Omaha, while the QU Lady Hawks split a pair at Rockhurst, and C-SC goes to extras in a HAAC match-up at Benedictine. More>>

QND's Gengenbacher is The People's Choice Video included

QND's Kristen Gengenbacher was named First Team All-State by the AP, IBCA, and Champaign News-Gazette following her senior season. QND's Kristen Gengenbacher was named First Team All-State by the AP, IBCA, and Champaign News-Gazette following her senior season.

Quincy Notre Dame's Kristen Gengenbacher is the 2014 WGEM Player of the Year in girls basketball after helping lead the Lady Raiders to a Class 3A third place trophy this season. More>>

Search committee formed for next Blue Devils head coach Video included

The Quincy Public School District is putting together a search committee to find its next head coach for the Blue Devils boys basketball team. More>>

Quincy couple has dream wedding at Fenway Park Video included

Cody and Shannon Anderson celebrated their wedding on Friday morning at Fenway Park in Boston. Cody and Shannon Anderson celebrated their wedding on Friday morning at Fenway Park in Boston.

Quincy High baseball assistant coach Cody Anderson and Shannon Anderson were married on Friday morning at Fenway Park, the home of their favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. More>>

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  • Saturday's Area Scores - April 5

    Saturday's Area Scores - April 5

    The Illini West Chargers swept a pair of games in Carthage on Saturday, defeating both Athens and Triopia at Jacob Burling Field.The Illini West Chargers swept a pair of games in Carthage on Saturday, defeating both Athens and Triopia at Jacob Burling Field.
    *High School Baseball*IHSATriopia: 4Illini West: 5(8 inn)Athens: 0Illini West: 10Nolan Ard: 2-2, HR, 3 RBI, 3 RConnor Mellinger: 4 IP, 6 KWest Hancock: 0Payson: 2Tanner Stout: WP, 2B, RBIWest Hancock: 0Payson: 2Cody Hildebrand: 2-3Austin Coultas: CG, 12 KQHS: 0Alleman: 1QHS: 1United Township: 6West Prairie: 2Annawan: 3(10 inn)Grant Bland: 17 KWest Prairie: 1Annawan: 0Dalton Deeter: CG, WPCalhoun: 3Pittsfield: 6Calhoun: 11Pittsfield: 4South Fulton: 4Beardstown: 2South Fulton: 12Beardstown: 1MS...More >>
    *High School Baseball*IHSATriopia: 4Illini West: 5(8 inn)Athens: 0Illini West: 10Nolan Ard: 2-2, HR, 3 RBI, 3 RConnor Mellinger: 4 IP, 6 KWest Hancock: 0Payson: 2Tanner Stout: WP, 2B, RBIWest Hancock: 0Payson: 2Cody Hildebrand: 2-3Austin Coultas: CG, 12 KQHS: 0Alleman: 1QHS: 1United Township: 6West Prairie: 2Annawan: 3(10 inn)Grant Bland: 17 KWest Prairie: 1Annawan: 0Dalton Deeter: CG, WPCalhoun: 3Pittsfield: 6Calhoun: 11Pittsfield: 4South Fulton: 4Beardstown: 2South Fulton: 12Beardstown: 1MS...More >>
  • Friday's Area Scores - April 4

    Friday's Area Scores - April 4

    The Beardstown Tigers beat Southeastern 9-1 on the diamond Friday afternoon.The Beardstown Tigers beat Southeastern 9-1 on the diamond Friday afternoon.
    On a mother nature compressed Friday, Beardstown scores 9 runs topping Southeastern in high school baseball, plus the QND Lady Raiders play Kirkwood to a draw on the pitch at the Parkway Showcase.More >>
    On a mother nature compressed Friday, Beardstown scores 9 runs topping Southeastern in high school baseball, plus the QND Lady Raiders play Kirkwood to a draw on the pitch at the Parkway Showcase.More >>
  • New Era: Baseball returns to Clark County for first time in 40 years

    New Era: Baseball returns to Clark County for first time in 40 years

    For the first time in 40 years baseball is back at Clark County High School, where the Indians are focused on learning the game and setting a foundation for the future of the program.More >>
    For the first time in 40 years baseball is back at Clark County High School, where the Indians are focused on learning the game and setting a foundation for the future of the program.More >>
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    WGEM Sports is in search of the very best the tri-states has to offer with our Play of the Week brought to you by Quincy Medical Group! Watch our nominees video and vote below in our online poll!More >>
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