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The second half West Division leading Gems could gain significant separation from Terre Haute over the next three days. The second half West Division leading Gems could gain significant separation from Terre Haute over the next three days.

Playoff Push: Critical series begins Thursday for Gems Video included

The chip on the shoulders of the Quincy Gems is significant. Spend a few minutes with the boys of summer and you will find out the fact they didn't win the West Division's first half title is especially discouraging. However, the Gems understand they are still in control of their postseason destiny.  More>>

Padres pound Cubs to get even in series

Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night. More>>

Rays blank Cards for seventh consecutive win

Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win. More>>

Wednesday's Area Scores - July 23 Video included

Demetre Taylor rounds the bases following his third inning home run in the Gems' 4-3 loss to Danville. Demetre Taylor rounds the bases following his third inning home run in the Gems' 4-3 loss to Danville.

**Prospect League Baseball**Danville: 4Quincy: 3 More>>

Golden Girl: Holy Trinity's Foecke helps lead USA to gold medal Video included

Holy Trinity's Mikaela Foecke helped lead team USA to a gold medal at the Continental Championships in Guatemala. Holy Trinity's Mikaela Foecke helped lead team USA to a gold medal at the Continental Championships in Guatemala.

Mikaela Foecke is the defending Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Iowa, a three time state trophy winner, and the volleyball star has now added a gold medal to her resume after winning the Continental Championships with Team USA. More>>

Tuesday's Prospect League: Cavemen shut out at home Video included

**Prospect League Baseball**Terre Haute: 10Hannibal: 0 More>>

Summer Showcase proves beneficial for QU baseball Video included

Dozens of high school baseball players invaded QU-Stadium on Tuesday for the Hawks' Summer Showcase. Dozens of high school baseball players invaded QU-Stadium on Tuesday for the Hawks' Summer Showcase.

Quincy University baseball coach Josh Rabe estimates around 200 student athletes and potential college baseball players have come through the Gem City during the Hawks two-day Summer Showcase. More>>

Monday's Area Scores - July 21 Video included

Keokuk saw its season come to a close in Monday's 11-1 loss at Centerville in the district title game. Keokuk saw its season come to a close in Monday's 11-1 loss at Centerville in the district title game.

The curtain closed on Keokuk's baseball season following its district championship loss to No. 7 Centerville, plus the Gems downed the Cavemen for their fourth consecutive win. More>>

QND's Polak fulfills childhood dream by committing to SEC program Video included

QND's Joey Polak says he's had a goal of playing baseball in the SEC since he was 9-years old. QND's Joey Polak says he's had a goal of playing baseball in the SEC since he was 9-years old.

For Quincy Notre Dame's Joey Polak, the question wasn't if he would make his college decision this summer. It came down to when the timing was right. It turns out Sunday was when it all came together. More>>

Future Gamecock: QND's Polak commits to South Carolina Video included

QND infielder Joey Polak has given a verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina. QND infielder Joey Polak has given a verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina.

Quincy Notre Dame infielder Joey Polak has verbally committed to continue his baseball career at the University of South Carolina following his senior year with the Raiders in 2016. More>>

Sunday's Area Scores - July 20 Video included

Ian Hinkamper beat Ryan Schnack in straight sets on Sunday to claim his fifth consecutive QTA City Tournament title. Ian Hinkamper beat Ryan Schnack in straight sets on Sunday to claim his fifth consecutive QTA City Tournament title.

Ian Hinkamper wins his fifth consecutive Men's City Tennis title, while Theresa Quintero topples defending champ Kadi Fauble in straight sets in the Women's Finals, plus the Quincy Gems beat Champion City at QU Stadium, and Hannibal drops a road match-up in Springfield. More>>

Saturday's Area Scores - July 19 Video included

Four-time defending Quincy City Tennis champ Ian Hinkamper won both matches Saturday to advance to Sunday's final. Four-time defending Quincy City Tennis champ Ian Hinkamper won both matches Saturday to advance to Sunday's final.

The top seeds advance to the championship matches during day two of the Quincy City Tennis Tournament, plus the Gems double up visiting Champion City, and the Cavemen take two from Springfield at home. More>>

Friday's Sports Extra - July 18 Video included

The Keokuk Chiefs beat Knoxville 4-3 in Friday's Class 3A Centerville District Tournament semifinals. The Keokuk Chiefs beat Knoxville 4-3 in Friday's Class 3A Centerville District Tournament semifinals.

Keokuk advances to the Class 3A Centerville District Championship with a narrow win over Knoxville, while Ft. Madison's season ends with a loss to Fairfield, plus the Quincy Gems grab a bounce back victory, and Hannibal's losing streak extends to six games. More>>

Update: Gems have potential buyers, granted extension by PPL Video included

Quincy Gems Executive Director Rob Ebbing tells WGEM Sports that three separate parties have shown strong interest in buying the franchise, ahead of an extended deadline to finalize plans for the 2015 season with the Prospect League. More>>

Thursday's Area Scores - July 17 Video included

Ben Mero crushes a three run home run in Quincy's match-up against Galesburg on Thursday. Ben Mero crushes a three run home run in Quincy's match-up against Galesburg on Thursday.

Quincy Post 37 bows out of the District 15 Legion Tournament following a pair of one-run losses, plus the Gems fall to Springfield at QU Stadium, and the Hannibal Cavemen lose their fifth straight game. More>>

Wednesday's Area Scores - July 16 Video included

Gems pitcher Vince Braman got the win for Quincy on Wednesday, allowing just one run through eight innings on the mound. Gems pitcher Vince Braman got the win for Quincy on Wednesday, allowing just one run through eight innings on the mound.

The Quincy Gems extend their West Division lead following Wednesday's win over Terre Haute, while the Hannibal Cavemen lose their fourth straight falling to Chillicothe at Clemens Field. More>>

Hard Work Pays Off: Keokuk's Murphy signs with Iowa Wesleyan Video included

Keokuk's Matt Murphy signed with Iowa Wesleyan College on Wednesday afternoon in the Gate City. Keokuk's Matt Murphy signed with Iowa Wesleyan College on Wednesday afternoon in the Gate City.

Keokuk's Matt Murphy has come a long way in his career with the Chiefs and his hard work paid off on Wednesday, when he signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball campaign with Iowa Wesleyan College. More>>

Tuesday's Area Scores - July 15 Video included

The Quincy Legion baseball team won its District 15 Tournament opener 4-2 over Atkinson on Tuesday at Ferd Niemann Jr. Field. The Quincy Legion baseball team won its District 15 Tournament opener 4-2 over Atkinson on Tuesday at Ferd Niemann Jr. Field.

The Quincy Gems overtake first place in the West Division with a doubleheader sweep of Terre Haute, while Hannibal falls to Chillicothe at Clemens Field, plus the Quincy Legion baseball squad opens its District Tournament with a win. More>>

WIU Roundup: LeRoy A. Ufkes Court complete at Western Hall Video included

Construction of LeRoy A. Ufkes Court is complete at Western Hall, the first major floor upgrade since the 1990's. Construction of LeRoy A. Ufkes Court is complete at Western Hall, the first major floor upgrade since the 1990's.

Construction of LeRoy A. Ufkes Court is complete at Western Hall, a brand new gym floor that athletic officials and coaches say will be a great tool for the University, along with other upgrades to facilities at WIU in the near future. More>>

Monday's Area Scores - July 14 Video included

Jake Busiek recorded 15 strikeouts in Quincy's 8-2 win at Hannibal on Monday night. Jake Busiek recorded 15 strikeouts in Quincy's 8-2 win at Hannibal on Monday night.

The Quincy Gems ride ace Jake Busiek's 15 strikeouts to an 8-2 win over Hannibal at Clemens Field, plus the Keokuk Chiefs split a twin bill at Mt. Pleasant in Southeast Iowa baseball. More>>

3-Peat at Westview: Pfeiffer wins City Golf Tournament Video included

Adam Pfeiffer won the Men's City Golf Tournament for the third consecutive year on Sunday at Westview in Quincy. Adam Pfeiffer won the Men's City Golf Tournament for the third consecutive year on Sunday at Westview in Quincy.

Adam Pfeiffer wins the Men's City Golf Tournament on Sunday at Westview for the third straight year, becoming only the fourth player all-time to do so, while Lucy Clark wins the tops the Women's Tournament leaderboard with a three stroke win. More>>

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