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Santa joined in on the fun for Christmas in July at the Hoots game Sunday. Santa joined in on the fun for Christmas in July at the Hoots game Sunday.

Hoots Host Christmas in July with Salvation Army Video included

The Holiday season came a little early to Clemens Field as the Hannibal Hoots hosted Christmas in July on Sunday when they squared off against the Gems.  The Hoots teamed up with the Salvation Army to raise money...

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Adams County Nationals Little League GoFundMe Page Video included

The Adams County Little League Nationals Team is hoping to raise money to go to the Regional Tournament in Michigan. The Adams County Little League Nationals Team is hoping to raise money to go to the Regional Tournament in Michigan.

On Saturday the Adams County Nationals Little League team won the Intermediate State Tournament and are now getting set to go to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Regional Tournament, but they could use your help...

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Luke Guthrie Wraps up Utah Championship Video included

Luke Guthrie finished tied for 11th place in the Utah Championship on Sunday. Luke Guthrie finished tied for 11th place in the Utah Championship on Sunday.

In Utah on Sunday on the Web.com Tour, Luke Guthrie wrapped up his time at the Utah Championship finishing tied for 11th place. Guthrie was 1 under...

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St. Louis stunner: Cards fire Matheny with club near .500

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The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around .500. More>>

Adams County Nationals Tournament Champs Video included

Adams County Nationals celebrates after their championship win on Saturday. Adams County Nationals celebrates after their championship win on Saturday.

It was put up or shut up time for the 13 year old Adam County Nationals team today. As they suited up for the Championship of the 2018 Intermediate State Tournament with a chance to go to the 50/70 Baseball Central Regional in Michigan on the line...

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Luke Guthrie Utah Championship Update Video included

Luke Guthrie is 17 under after Saturday at the Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour. Luke Guthrie is 17 under after Saturday at the Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour.

Quincy native Luke Guthrie is currently out in Utah competing in the Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour and is playing very well. Guthrie is currently tied for fifth after Saturday at 17 under. Guthrie's latest round was five under...

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Gem Sisters: Quincy Sisters Embrace the Gems and Being a Host Family Video included

Judith McChristian (left) and Peggy Christianer (right) have been host families for the Gems the past two Summers. Judith McChristian (left) and Peggy Christianer (right) have been host families for the Gems the past two Summers.

Fans had a chance to see pitcher Ryan Jemar on the mound Friday evening for Quincy. Ryan is one of many Gems staying with host families this summer while playing baseball throughout the Prospect League...

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Adams County All-Stars Post A Dramatic Win During Intermediate State Tournament Video included

Keaton Barry Got The Start For Adams County On Thursday Keaton Barry Got The Start For Adams County On Thursday

At Pepsi Field tonight, the Adams County Little League All-Star team had their 8:00 pm start time against Rock Falls delayed due to a scheduling mix-up involving one of the teams involved in Game 1 that was originally scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. But that didn't impact local baseball fans following Adams County. Another outstanding crowd, featuring fans of all ages, was on hand for the showdown featuring Rock Falls and Adams County..  In the top of the first in...

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Adams County Opens State Tournament With A Victory At Pepsi Field Video included

Adams County Little League Opens Tournament With A Win Adams County Little League Opens Tournament With A Win

At Pepsi Field at Moorman Park in Quincy, the Adams County Little League squad was facing Elgin Classic from District 13. The two teams excited to play in the opener of the the tournament that is being hosted by the Quincy Park District! In the first inning, Adam County's Kannon Dickerman hustled his way down the first base line and beat out the infield single. Later in the inning, Adam County's Keaton Barry belted a grounder in the infield and beat the throw to f...

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  • QMG Play of the Week - Vote now!

    QMG Play of the Week - Vote now!

    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 >>
    WGEM Sports is in search of the very best the tri-states has to offer with our QMG Play of the Week. The online poll is open until Friday night at 5:00 PM and the winner will be announced on WGEM Sports Extra.More >>
  • 2017-18 Prep Athlete of the Week Awards

    2017-18 Prep Athlete of the Week Awards

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:02:47 GMT

       
    Week 39 Winner
    -- Jordan Johnson, QHS track & field

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    Week 39 Winner
    -- Jordan Johnson, QHS track & field

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  • Monday's Area Scores - July 2 (Part 2)

    Monday's Area Scores - July 2 (Part 2)

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-07-03 04:49:09 GMT
    Keokuk baseball split a doubleheader with Fort Madison on Monday.Keokuk baseball split a doubleheader with Fort Madison on Monday.
    Keokuk baseball split a doubleheader with Fort Madison on Monday.Keokuk baseball split a doubleheader with Fort Madison on Monday.

    Keokuk and Fort Madison squared off in a double dip on both the softball and baseball diamonds. While Keokuk pulled off the sweep in softball, the baseball teams split the two games. Meanwhile the Gems snapped their five game losing streak and the Hoots won their seventh game in a row.

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    Keokuk and Fort Madison squared off in a double dip on both the softball and baseball diamonds. While Keokuk pulled off the sweep in softball, the baseball teams split the two games. Meanwhile the Gems snapped their five game losing streak and the Hoots won their seventh game in a row.

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  • Monday's Area Scores - July 2 (Part 1)

    Monday's Area Scores - July 2 (Part 1)

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-03 04:30:33 GMT
    The Gems snapped their five game losing streak Monday versus Danville.The Gems snapped their five game losing streak Monday versus Danville.
    The Gems snapped their five game losing streak Monday versus Danville.The Gems snapped their five game losing streak Monday versus Danville.

    In an exciting Monday night, the baseball and softball diamonds were busy in the tri-states. The Gems snapped their five game losing streak while the Hoots extended their winning streak to seven games. Keokuk and Fort Madison also played a pair of double headers in both baseball and softball and more.

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    In an exciting Monday night, the baseball and softball diamonds were busy in the tri-states. The Gems snapped their five game losing streak while the Hoots extended their winning streak to seven games. Keokuk and Fort Madison also played a pair of double headers in both baseball and softball and more.

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  • Luke Guthrie Lincoln Land Championship Final Day

    Luke Guthrie Lincoln Land Championship Final Day

    Monday, July 2 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-07-02 05:56:10 GMT
    Luke Guthrie wrapped up the Lincoln Land Championship shooting a 73 Sunday.Luke Guthrie wrapped up the Lincoln Land Championship shooting a 73 Sunday.
    Luke Guthrie wrapped up the Lincoln Land Championship shooting a 73 Sunday.Luke Guthrie wrapped up the Lincoln Land Championship shooting a 73 Sunday.

    Sunday was the final day of the Lincoln Land Championship in Springfield at Panther Creek Country Club and Quincy native Luke Guthrie wrapped things up after making the cut over the weekend...

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    Sunday was the final day of the Lincoln Land Championship in Springfield at Panther Creek Country Club and Quincy native Luke Guthrie wrapped things up after making the cut over the weekend...

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  • 24th Annual Titan Firecracker Classic Highlights

    24th Annual Titan Firecracker Classic Highlights

    Monday, July 2 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-07-02 05:02:01 GMT
    The 24th Annual Titan Firecracker Classic wrapped up Sunday.The 24th Annual Titan Firecracker Classic wrapped up Sunday.
    The 24th Annual Titan Firecracker Classic wrapped up Sunday.The 24th Annual Titan Firecracker Classic wrapped up Sunday.

    It was the final day of the Titan Firecracker Classic and the 24th edition of the event did not disappoint. In the Boys 100M Freestyle it was West Chicago's Garrett Cleason taking home first place....

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    It was the final day of the Titan Firecracker Classic and the 24th edition of the event did not disappoint. In the Boys 100M Freestyle it was West Chicago's Garrett Cleason taking home first place....

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  • Saturday's Area Scores - June 30

    Saturday's Area Scores - June 30

    Sunday, July 1 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-07-01 04:22:22 GMT
    Joey Polak took the field for the Quincy Area All-Stars Saturday.Joey Polak took the field for the Quincy Area All-Stars Saturday.
    Joey Polak took the field for the Quincy Area All-Stars Saturday.Joey Polak took the field for the Quincy Area All-Stars Saturday.

    The Hannibal Hoots looked to stay hot and extend their three game winning streak against the Sliders while the Gems had a much lighter All-Star affair. Plus a look at the Titan Firecracker Classic at the Sheridan Swim Club in Quincy. 

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    The Hannibal Hoots looked to stay hot and extend their three game winning streak against the Sliders while the Gems had a much lighter All-Star affair. Plus a look at the Titan Firecracker Classic at the Sheridan Swim Club in Quincy. 

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  • Friday Sports Extra - June 29

    Friday Sports Extra - June 29

    Saturday, June 30 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-06-30 20:29:09 GMT
    The Gems fell for the 4th straight game on Friday night to the Danville Dans.The Gems fell for the 4th straight game on Friday night to the Danville Dans.
    The Gems fell for the 4th straight game on Friday night to the Danville Dans.The Gems fell for the 4th straight game on Friday night to the Danville Dans.

    In another exciting addition of Sports Extra we cover everything from a hot day on the golf course to a hot day at the ballpark. Quincy native Luke Guthrie wrapped up his second round at the Web.com Tour's Lincoln Land Championship in Springfield...

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    In another exciting addition of Sports Extra we cover everything from a hot day on the golf course to a hot day at the ballpark. Quincy native Luke Guthrie wrapped up his second round at the Web.com Tour's Lincoln Land Championship in Springfield...

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  • Guthrie's Illini Supporters Become Friends

    Guthrie's Illini Supporters Become Friends

    Saturday, June 30 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-06-30 21:42:31 GMT
    Luke Guthrie shot -6 in his first round Friday and Saturday.Luke Guthrie shot -6 in his first round Friday and Saturday.
    Luke Guthrie shot -6 in his first round Friday and Saturday.Luke Guthrie shot -6 in his first round Friday and Saturday.

    Luke Guthrie was raised in Quincy, Illinois and when he ascended to the collegiate ranks he didn't have to look very far. He went to play for the fighting Illini at the university of Illinois...

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    Luke Guthrie was raised in Quincy, Illinois and when he ascended to the collegiate ranks he didn't have to look very far. He went to play for the fighting Illini at the university of Illinois...

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  • Rocco Fimmen Tied For 17th At IMG Junior World Golf Championships

    Rocco Fimmen Tied For 17th At IMG Junior World Golf Championships

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-07-12 05:54:30 GMT

    Five year old Rocco Fimmen shot a second round 72 on Wednesday at the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships being played just outside of San Diego, California.  The Quincy product is now tied for 17th in the 25-man field in the 5-6 year old age group. Rocco carded a 69 Tuesday on the Colina Park Golf Course. He's at 18 over par for the tourney. The leaders are at 7 over! Rocco is one of 8 Illinois residents competing at the three day event in various age groups....

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    Five year old Rocco Fimmen shot a second round 72 on Wednesday at the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships being played just outside of San Diego, California.  The Quincy product is now tied for 17th in the 25-man field in the 5-6 year old age group. Rocco carded a 69 Tuesday on the Colina Park Golf Course. He's at 18 over par for the tourney. The leaders are at 7 over! Rocco is one of 8 Illinois residents competing at the three day event in various age groups....

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  • Gems Post Another Win Over Hoots At Clemens Field

    Gems Post Another Win Over Hoots At Clemens Field

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-07-12 05:23:11 GMT
    Gems Post 4-2 Win Over Hoots On WednesdayGems Post 4-2 Win Over Hoots On Wednesday

    After dropping a seven run decision against the Gems on Tuesday, and giving up 16 hits in the process, it would not be a reach to figure out that the Hannibal Hoots pitching staff was in search of a little "redemption" tonight at Clemens Field. That's where the two Tri-State Prospect League franchises went "head to head" for the second straight night as the "Battle for the Paddle" series rolled on. it's was a great night for base...

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    After dropping a seven run decision against the Gems on Tuesday, and giving up 16 hits in the process, it would not be a reach to figure out that the Hannibal Hoots pitching staff was in search of a little "redemption" tonight at Clemens Field. That's where the two Tri-State Prospect League franchises went "head to head" for the second straight night as the "Battle for the Paddle" series rolled on. it's was a great night for base...

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  • Quincy Gems Pound Out Victory Over Hannibal Hoots

    Quincy Gems Pound Out Victory Over Hannibal Hoots

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:22:52 GMT
    Gems beat Hoots on Tuesday at QU StadiumGems beat Hoots on Tuesday at QU Stadium

    The Quincy Gems played host to the Hannibal Hoots Tuesday Night at QU Stadium. Both teams were hungry for a win with their series for the season ties at 3-3 entering tonight's game.    In the bottom of the first inning, Gems slugger Cody Klotz belted an RBI single to center field that allowed Bailey Montgomery to score.. Quincy took an early 1 run lead at that point. In the top of the second inning, Hannibal bounced back. Hoots slugger Brady West hit a sacri...

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    The Quincy Gems played host to the Hannibal Hoots Tuesday Night at QU Stadium. Both teams were hungry for a win with their series for the season ties at 3-3 entering tonight's game.    In the bottom of the first inning, Gems slugger Cody Klotz belted an RBI single to center field that allowed Bailey Montgomery to score.. Quincy took an early 1 run lead at that point. In the top of the second inning, Hannibal bounced back. Hoots slugger Brady West hit a sacri...

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  • SC Audio: Marty Bell; Athletic Director at Quincy University

    SC Audio: Marty Bell; Athletic Director at Quincy University

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:47:50 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with the AD about the upcoming school year at QU.

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    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with the AD about the upcoming school year at QU.

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  • Bailey Montgomery Excelling on the Field and In the Classroom

    Bailey Montgomery Excelling on the Field and In the Classroom

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:55:37 GMT
    Bailey Montgomery has excelled as an engineering major at Western Illinois and in the Gems lineup.Bailey Montgomery has excelled as an engineering major at Western Illinois and in the Gems lineup.

    Gems 1st baseman Bailey Montgomery was one of 151 student-athletes from Western Illinois honored Tuesday by the Summit League. Montgomery is a senior at Western Illinois and he's also a member of the Summit League's...

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    Gems 1st baseman Bailey Montgomery was one of 151 student-athletes from Western Illinois honored Tuesday by the Summit League. Montgomery is a senior at Western Illinois and he's also a member of the Summit League's...

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  • SC Audio: Pat Atwell; Athletic Director at Culver-Stockton

    SC Audio: Pat Atwell; Athletic Director at Culver-Stockton

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-10 15:59:25 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with the AD about the upcoming school year.

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    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with the AD about the upcoming school year.

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  • SC Audio: Johnny Ray, QND alum and Danville Dan's pitcher

    SC Audio: Johnny Ray, QND alum and Danville Dan's pitcher

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-11 15:43:44 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Dan's pitcher about why he choose Danville as his summer league team.

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    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Dan's pitcher about why he choose Danville as his summer league team.

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  • Central Lee Hawks Prepare For Another Playoff Battle

    Central Lee Hawks Prepare For Another Playoff Battle

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-07-10 04:23:08 GMT
    Central Lee Head Coach Shane Weirather gets players ready for Van BurenCentral Lee Head Coach Shane Weirather gets players ready for Van Buren

    Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm, Central Lee Head Coach Shane Weirather put his (19-7) squad through a light workout in preparation for Tuesday's post-season battle. The post-season contest will mark the third...

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    Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm, Central Lee Head Coach Shane Weirather put his (19-7) squad through a light workout in preparation for Tuesday's post-season battle. The post-season contest will mark the third...

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  • Sunday's Area Scores - July 8

    Sunday's Area Scores - July 8

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-07-09 04:23:26 GMT
    The Hoots scored six runs in the 7th on the way to a 10-5 win over Kokomo Sunday.The Hoots scored six runs in the 7th on the way to a 10-5 win over Kokomo Sunday.

    Both the Gems and Hoots hosted Prospect League action tonight, but with very different results. The Hoots scored ten runs in a win after having just one the night before while Quincy lost 7-5 against Danville.

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    Both the Gems and Hoots hosted Prospect League action tonight, but with very different results. The Hoots scored ten runs in a win after having just one the night before while Quincy lost 7-5 against Danville.

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  • Tuesday's Area Scores - June 26

    Tuesday's Area Scores - June 26

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-06-27 04:29:17 GMT
    Central Lee beat Cardinal 11-0 in just five innings on Tuesday.Central Lee beat Cardinal 11-0 in just five innings on Tuesday.
    Central Lee beat Cardinal 11-0 in just five innings on Tuesday.Central Lee beat Cardinal 11-0 in just five innings on Tuesday.

    The Hannibal Hoots took to the road to try and snap their eight game losing streak and were successful as they split a double header with the Danville Dans. Meanwhile both Central Lee baseball and softball came out with shutout victories on senior night. 

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    The Hannibal Hoots took to the road to try and snap their eight game losing streak and were successful as they split a double header with the Danville Dans. Meanwhile both Central Lee baseball and softball came out with shutout victories on senior night. 

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  • Cabrera ready to put his stamp on Culver-Stockton Volleyball

    Cabrera ready to put his stamp on Culver-Stockton Volleyball

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-06-27 00:03:39 GMT
    Daniel Cabrera is excited to take over the Culver-Stockton women's volleyball program.Daniel Cabrera is excited to take over the Culver-Stockton women's volleyball program.
    Daniel Cabrera is excited to take over the Culver-Stockton women's volleyball program.Daniel Cabrera is excited to take over the Culver-Stockton women's volleyball program.

    Last Thursday Culver-Stockton athletic director Pat Atwell announced his new leading man for the women's volleyball program and he didn't have to look far. Daniel Cabrera, an assistant with both the men's and women's programs the last two years...

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    Last Thursday Culver-Stockton athletic director Pat Atwell announced his new leading man for the women's volleyball program and he didn't have to look far. Daniel Cabrera, an assistant with both the men's and women's programs the last two years...

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  • Quincy City Golf Tournament Highlights

    Quincy City Golf Tournament Highlights

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-07-09 04:10:35 GMT
    Zack Pfeiffer nails a putt for eagle during Sunday's final round.Zack Pfeiffer nails a putt for eagle during Sunday's final round.
    Zack Pfeiffer nails a putt for eagle during Sunday's final round.Zack Pfeiffer nails a putt for eagle during Sunday's final round.

    Sunday was the final day of the Quincy City Golf Tournament and there was no clear favorite to start the day. Blaise Haxel came in as the leader, but by just a single stroke...

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    Sunday was the final day of the Quincy City Golf Tournament and there was no clear favorite to start the day. Blaise Haxel came in as the leader, but by just a single stroke...

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  • Monday's Area Scores (Part 1) - June 25

    Monday's Area Scores (Part 1) - June 25

    Monday, June 25 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-06-26 03:50:48 GMT
    Keokuk won both games of a double header versus Washington Monday evening.Keokuk won both games of a double header versus Washington Monday evening.
    Keokuk won both games of a double header versus Washington Monday evening.Keokuk won both games of a double header versus Washington Monday evening.

    The Hoots fell for the eighth straight game in a tight one against Lafayette in Prospect League action. Meanwhile Keokuk baseball and softball both played double headers. Softball picked up two wins while baseball struggled and picked up two losses. 

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    The Hoots fell for the eighth straight game in a tight one against Lafayette in Prospect League action. Meanwhile Keokuk baseball and softball both played double headers. Softball picked up two wins while baseball struggled and picked up two losses. 

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  • Big Bats: The Gems' Offense from Worst to Unstoppable

    Big Bats: The Gems' Offense from Worst to Unstoppable

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-06-26 02:54:02 GMT
    The Gems offense is leading the league batting .290 as a team.The Gems offense is leading the league batting .290 as a team.
    The Gems offense is leading the league batting .290 as a team.The Gems offense is leading the league batting .290 as a team.

    The 2017 Quincy Gems had a year where the hits were few and far between, finishing the season with the leagues worst batting average. This year, the hits just keep on coming and coming from all over the scorecard...

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    The 2017 Quincy Gems had a year where the hits were few and far between, finishing the season with the leagues worst batting average. This year, the hits just keep on coming and coming from all over the scorecard...

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  • Saturday's Area Scores - July 7

    Saturday's Area Scores - July 7

    Sunday, July 8 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-07-08 04:40:13 GMT
    Central Lee beat West Burlington 7-1 on Saturday.Central Lee beat West Burlington 7-1 on Saturday.

    Lots of action on the diamond tonight as both the Hoots and Gems fall in blowout fashion. Meanwhile playoff baseball and softball continued in Iowa as both Keokuk Softball and Central Lee Baseball keep their seasons going. 

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    Lots of action on the diamond tonight as both the Hoots and Gems fall in blowout fashion. Meanwhile playoff baseball and softball continued in Iowa as both Keokuk Softball and Central Lee Baseball keep their seasons going. 

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  • 23rd Annual Hannibal Cannibal

    23rd Annual Hannibal Cannibal

    Sunday, July 8 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-07-08 04:19:38 GMT
    Runners from all over the Tri-States participated in Saturday's Hannibal Cannibal Race.Runners from all over the Tri-States participated in Saturday's Hannibal Cannibal Race.

    Runners were up bright and early at 7 am Saturday morning for the 23rd Annual Hannibal Cannibal. The event proved to be fun for all ages. From live music to photo ops...

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    Runners were up bright and early at 7 am Saturday morning for the 23rd Annual Hannibal Cannibal. The event proved to be fun for all ages. From live music to photo ops...

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  • Sunday's Area Scores - June 24

    Sunday's Area Scores - June 24

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:03:55 GMT
    The Gems won for the 5th time in the last 6 games on Sunday.The Gems won for the 5th time in the last 6 games on Sunday.
    The Gems won for the 5th time in the last 6 games on Sunday.The Gems won for the 5th time in the last 6 games on Sunday.

    Both the Gems and Hoots were in action Sunday are streaking in opposite directions. The Gems scored nine runs and won for the fifth time in the last six games with a 9-8 win over Lafayette. Hannibal hosted Springfield and made a big push late. After falling behind 7-0, the Hoots lost by just four runs, 11-7. It was Hannibal's seventh straight loss.

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    Both the Gems and Hoots were in action Sunday are streaking in opposite directions. The Gems scored nine runs and won for the fifth time in the last six games with a 9-8 win over Lafayette. Hannibal hosted Springfield and made a big push late. After falling behind 7-0, the Hoots lost by just four runs, 11-7. It was Hannibal's seventh straight loss.

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  • Quincy City Tennis Tournament Championships Highlights

    Quincy City Tennis Tournament Championships

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:53:46 GMT
    Ryan Schnack and Michael Lesko shake hands after Sunday's championship match.Ryan Schnack and Michael Lesko shake hands after Sunday's championship match.
    Ryan Schnack and Michael Lesko shake hands after Sunday's championship match.Ryan Schnack and Michael Lesko shake hands after Sunday's championship match.

    Friendship can produce a lot of different things. One of them is healthy competition and that is exactly what happened today at the Quincy City Tennis Tournament finals as longtime friends Ryan Schnack and Michael Lesko squared off in the men's singles championship...

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    Friendship can produce a lot of different things. One of them is healthy competition and that is exactly what happened today at the Quincy City Tennis Tournament finals as longtime friends Ryan Schnack and Michael Lesko squared off in the men's singles championship...

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  • Jirehl Brock's Verbal Commitment: An Inside Look

    Jirehl Brock's Verbal Commitment: An Inside Look

    Saturday, July 7 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-07-07 05:05:00 GMT
    Jirehl Brock had a big crowd on hand Friday for his verbal commitment to Iowa State.Jirehl Brock had a big crowd on hand Friday for his verbal commitment to Iowa State.

     It was business as usual today as Jirehl Brock packed the bleachers at Quincy High, but instead of a football or basketball game, this time it was about where  he'll be playing when his QHS days are over. Brock's decision came...

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     It was business as usual today as Jirehl Brock packed the bleachers at Quincy High, but instead of a football or basketball game, this time it was about where  he'll be playing when his QHS days are over. Brock's decision came...

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  • Jirehl Brock Interview

    Jirehl Brock Interview

    Saturday, July 7 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-07-07 04:32:33 GMT
    Jirehl Brock takes a photo with his mother after verbally committing to Iowa State.Jirehl Brock takes a photo with his mother after verbally committing to Iowa State.

    Jihrel Brock verbally committed to Iowa State on Friday to play football. Our cameras caught up with him following the big announcement.  Brock is entering his senior year...

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    Jihrel Brock verbally committed to Iowa State on Friday to play football. Our cameras caught up with him following the big announcement.  Brock is entering his senior year...

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  • Jirehl Brock Sports Extra Interview

    Jirehl Brock Sports Extra Interview

    Saturday, July 7 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-07-07 05:21:42 GMT
    Jirehl announced his verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday.Jirehl announced his verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday.
    Jirehl announced his verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday.Jirehl announced his verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday.
    Quincy High's star running back Jirehl Brock announced his verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday at the QHS Gymnasium.  Later that night Brock sat down with Tony Cornish, Jr. on Sports Extra to talk about his decision, nerves,and what made the Cyclones the right fit for him.More >>
    Quincy High's star running back Jirehl Brock announced his verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday at the QHS Gymnasium.  Later that night Brock sat down with Tony Cornish, Jr. on Sports Extra to talk about his decision, nerves,and what made the Cyclones the right fit for him.More >>
  • Jirehl Brock Verbal Commitment

    Jirehl Brock Verbal Commitment

    Saturday, July 7 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-07-07 04:19:03 GMT
    Jirehl Brock verbally committed to Iowa State on Friday.Jirehl Brock verbally committed to Iowa State on Friday.

    Friday afternoon Quincy High running back Jirehl Brock made his verbal commitment to play at the next level with Iowa State. Brock is entering his senior year with QHS where he is already the program's...

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    Friday afternoon Quincy High running back Jirehl Brock made his verbal commitment to play at the next level with Iowa State. Brock is entering his senior year with QHS where he is already the program's...

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  • Quincy High Head Football Coach Rick Little Live Interview

    Quincy High Head Football Coach Rick Little Live Interview

    Saturday, July 7 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-07-07 04:50:00 GMT
    Rick Little speaking at Friday's festivities.Rick Little speaking at Friday's festivities.
    Rick Little speaking at Friday's festivities.Rick Little speaking at Friday's festivities.
    Rick Little has seen Jirehl Brock grow as both a player on the football field and as a person off of it. All of that helped lead to Brock's verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday. We caught up with Little after Brock's big decision on Friday at the Quincy High Gym.More >>
    Rick Little has seen Jirehl Brock grow as both a player on the football field and as a person off of it. All of that helped lead to Brock's verbal commitment to Iowa State on Friday. We caught up with Little after Brock's big decision on Friday at the Quincy High Gym.More >>
  • Saturday's Area Scores - June 23

    Saturday's Area Scores - June 23

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:51:56 GMT
    Ryan Schnack works his way into Sunday's men's singles championship at the Quincy City Tennis Tournament Saturday.Ryan Schnack works his way into Sunday's men's singles championship at the Quincy City Tennis Tournament Saturday.
    Ryan Schnack works his way into Sunday's men's singles championship at the Quincy City Tennis Tournament Saturday.Ryan Schnack works his way into Sunday's men's singles championship at the Quincy City Tennis Tournament Saturday.

    The Quincy City Tennis Tournament heated up today with quarterfinal and semifinal action. The Gems offense was able to stay hot against Springfield while the Hoots got shut out plus Keokuk splits a pair today in tournament action. Plus in Hannibal the best football players the area has to offer squared off in the Do or Die bowl. 

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    The Quincy City Tennis Tournament heated up today with quarterfinal and semifinal action. The Gems offense was able to stay hot against Springfield while the Hoots got shut out plus Keokuk splits a pair today in tournament action. Plus in Hannibal the best football players the area has to offer squared off in the Do or Die bowl. 

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  • CAST YOUR VOTE: Which school should Jirehl Brock pick?

    CAST YOUR VOTE: Which school should Jirehl Brock pick?

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:28:52 GMT

    WGEM Sports has discovered that rising Quincy High Senior, Jirehl Brock is expecting to announce where he'll be attending college next fall in the next few days.

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    WGEM Sports has discovered that rising Quincy High Senior, Jirehl Brock is expecting to announce where he'll be attending college next fall in the next few days.

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  • SC Audio: David Morgan; Director of golf at Westview Golf Course

    SC Audio: David Morgan; Director of golf at Westview Golf Course

    Friday, July 6 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-07-06 15:33:38 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter talked with David about the Quincy City Golf Championship.

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    WGEM SportsCenter talked with David about the Quincy City Golf Championship.

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  • Quincy City Tennis Tournament Underway

    Quincy City Tennis Tournament Underway

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:51:42 GMT
    The Quincy City Tennis Tournament began Friday and was fun for all ages.The Quincy City Tennis Tournament began Friday and was fun for all ages.
    The Quincy City Tennis Tournament began Friday and was fun for all ages.The Quincy City Tennis Tournament began Friday and was fun for all ages.

    The Quincy City Tennis Tournament began Friday and served up fun for both the kids and adult age groups. For many  the annual event is a staple in the area. Former QU tennis player Michael Lesko...

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    The Quincy City Tennis Tournament began Friday and served up fun for both the kids and adult age groups. For many  the annual event is a staple in the area. Former QU tennis player Michael Lesko...

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  • Bird Prepares to Soar on the Next Level

    Bird Prepares to Soar on the Next Level

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-07-04 04:37:42 GMT
    Andy Bird is preparing to compete at the University of South Dakota next year.Andy Bird is preparing to compete at the University of South Dakota next year.
    Andy Bird is preparing to compete at the University of South Dakota next year.Andy Bird is preparing to compete at the University of South Dakota next year.

    Andy Bird is preparing for competition on the college level with the same passion and zeal he displayed competing in the high school ranks last season. Bird is headed to the University of South Dakota...

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    Andy Bird is preparing for competition on the college level with the same passion and zeal he displayed competing in the high school ranks last season. Bird is headed to the University of South Dakota...

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  • Tuesday's Area Scores - July 3

    Tuesday's Area Scores - July 3

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-07-04 04:16:28 GMT
    The Hoots won their 8th straight game Tuesday night versus the Gems.The Hoots won their 8th straight game Tuesday night versus the Gems.
    The Hoots won their 8th straight game Tuesday night versus the Gems.The Hoots won their 8th straight game Tuesday night versus the Gems.

    The Hannibal Hoots squared off at QU Stadium as the Hoots looked for their eighth straight win. They were able to do that by the tune of 5-3. On the high school diamond both Keokuk baseball and softball had double headers, Central Lee began the post season and more...

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    The Hannibal Hoots squared off at QU Stadium as the Hoots looked for their eighth straight win. They were able to do that by the tune of 5-3. On the high school diamond both Keokuk baseball and softball had double headers, Central Lee began the post season and more...

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  • Pepsi Little People's Championships Day 2 Highlights (Part 2)

    Pepsi Little People's Championships Day 2 Highlights (Part 2)

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:46:59 GMT
    Alex McCulla won the boys 14-15 division for the second straight year.Alex McCulla won the boys 14-15 division for the second straight year.
    Alex McCulla won the boys 14-15 division for the second straight year.Alex McCulla won the boys 14-15 division for the second straight year.

    It was another exciting day on Wednesday as golfers from around the globe finished up the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships. Alex McCulla won back-to-back boys 14-15 titles in dramatic fashion, several local names had themselves a day and there was even a hole in one from Jaelyn Kelly of the girls 12-13 age group.

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    It was another exciting day on Wednesday as golfers from around the globe finished up the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships. Alex McCulla won back-to-back boys 14-15 titles in dramatic fashion, several local names had themselves a day and there was even a hole in one from Jaelyn Kelly of the girls 12-13 age group.

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  • Pepsi Little People's Championships Day 2 Highlights (Part 1)

    Pepsi Little People's Championships Day 2 Highlights (Part 1)

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:52:06 GMT
    Hannibal's Quinn Thomas chips his way to 3rd place in the boys 12-13 group on Wednesday.Hannibal's Quinn Thomas chips his way to 3rd place in the boys 12-13 group on Wednesday.
    Hannibal's Quinn Thomas chips his way to 3rd place in the boys 12-13 group on Wednesday.Hannibal's Quinn Thomas chips his way to 3rd place in the boys 12-13 group on Wednesday.

    Championship Wednesday provided lots of highlights at the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships. With competition wrapping up Wednesday there were several notable performances from the day including Braden Sladek from Alexandria, Minnesota....

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    Championship Wednesday provided lots of highlights at the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships. With competition wrapping up Wednesday there were several notable performances from the day including Braden Sladek from Alexandria, Minnesota....

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  • Ragar Plunkett Follows Brother's Footsteps

    Ragar Plunkett Follows Brother's Footsteps

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-07-04 03:58:51 GMT
    Ragar Plunkett committed to play basketball at Hannibal-LaGrange University Tuesday.Ragar Plunkett committed to play basketball at Hannibal-LaGrange University Tuesday.
    Ragar Plunkett committed to play basketball at Hannibal-LaGrange University Tuesday.Ragar Plunkett committed to play basketball at Hannibal-LaGrange University Tuesday.

    Another Tri-State student-athlete has made his college decision. Ragar Plunkett from Palmyra signed on the dotted line Tuesday morning at 10-am to join the ranks of the Hannibal-LaGrange University basketball program...

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    Another Tri-State student-athlete has made his college decision. Ragar Plunkett from Palmyra signed on the dotted line Tuesday morning at 10-am to join the ranks of the Hannibal-LaGrange University basketball program...

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  • SC Audio: Dylan Chisholm, Hannibal Hoots pitcher

    SC Audio: Dylan Chisholm, Hannibal Hoots pitcher

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-07-03 16:59:01 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with Dylan about the Hoots recent hot streak.

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    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with Dylan about the Hoots recent hot streak.

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  • Hannibal Regional Prep Athletes of the Year

    Hannibal Regional Prep Athletes of the Year

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-06-20 04:14:24 GMT
    Peyton Plunkett (left) and Molly Penn (QND) accept their awards for prep athletes of the year.Peyton Plunkett (left) and Molly Penn (QND) accept their awards for prep athletes of the year.
    Peyton Plunkett (left) and Molly Penn (QND) accept their awards for prep athletes of the year.Peyton Plunkett (left) and Molly Penn (QND) accept their awards for prep athletes of the year.

    Tuesday morning at Hannibal Regional Hospital with hospital president and CEO Todd Ahrens, two outstanding student athletes received a big award that will help them in a huge financial way when they start their collegiate careers in the weeks ahead...

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    Tuesday morning at Hannibal Regional Hospital with hospital president and CEO Todd Ahrens, two outstanding student athletes received a big award that will help them in a huge financial way when they start their collegiate careers in the weeks ahead...

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  • For the Love of the Game: Little People's Golfers show why golf is great in Quincy

    For the Love of the Game: Little People's Golfers show why golf is great in Quincy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:56:55 GMT
    Junior golfers from around the world take part in day one of the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships.Junior golfers from around the world take part in day one of the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships.
    Junior golfers from around the world take part in day one of the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships.Junior golfers from around the world take part in day one of the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships.

    The 45th annual Pepsi Little People's Golf Championship's started bright and early Tuesday morning with hundreds of the top junior golfers on the planet all hoping to showcase their skills in one of the premier events of the Summer season...

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    The 45th annual Pepsi Little People's Golf Championship's started bright and early Tuesday morning with hundreds of the top junior golfers on the planet all hoping to showcase their skills in one of the premier events of the Summer season...

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  • Hoots Starting to Turn it Around

    Hoots Starting to Turn it Around

    Monday, July 2 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-07-02 22:34:44 GMT
    The Hoots have won six straight games after starting 4-17.The Hoots have won six straight games after starting 4-17.
    The Hoots have won six straight games after starting 4-17.The Hoots have won six straight games after starting 4-17.

    The Hannibal Hoots debut season didn't start as well as they would've liked to say the least. But since coming 4-17 out of the gates, the Hoots seem to have discovered their identity...

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    The Hannibal Hoots debut season didn't start as well as they would've liked to say the least. But since coming 4-17 out of the gates, the Hoots seem to have discovered their identity...

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  • Hightower in Charge: Adam Hightower named new head baseball coach at John Wood

    Hightower in Charge: Adam Hightower named new head baseball coach at John Wood

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:54:37 GMT
    Adam Hightower was named John Wood's new baseball coach on Monday.Adam Hightower was named John Wood's new baseball coach on Monday.
    Adam Hightower was named John Wood's new baseball coach on Monday.Adam Hightower was named John Wood's new baseball coach on Monday.

    After three seasons of serving as an assistant coach under legendary trailblazers head coach Greg Wathen, now retired, John Wood Community College alum Adam Hightower is now the man in the spotlight after being tabbed as the school's new head baseball coach...

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    After three seasons of serving as an assistant coach under legendary trailblazers head coach Greg Wathen, now retired, John Wood Community College alum Adam Hightower is now the man in the spotlight after being tabbed as the school's new head baseball coach...

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  • A Father's Drive: Dads and kids bond with kids during Little People's Golf Tournament

    A Father's Drive: Dads and kids bond with kids during Little People's Golf Tournament

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:03:53 GMT
    Clint (left) and Collin (right) Russell enjoy Sunday's Applebee's Parent-Child Tournament.Clint (left) and Collin (right) Russell enjoy Sunday's Applebee's Parent-Child Tournament.
    Clint (left) and Collin (right) Russell enjoy Sunday's Applebee's Parent-Child Tournament.Clint (left) and Collin (right) Russell enjoy Sunday's Applebee's Parent-Child Tournament.

    The 2018 Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament teed off Sunday with the Applebee's Parent-Child Tournament. While kids ranging from age 3 all the way to age 18 come in the hopes of taking home hardware this week, Father's Day provided the perfect backdrop to show why the event can mean so much more...

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    The 2018 Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament teed off Sunday with the Applebee's Parent-Child Tournament. While kids ranging from age 3 all the way to age 18 come in the hopes of taking home hardware this week, Father's Day provided the perfect backdrop to show why the event can mean so much more...

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  • Sunday's Area Scores - June 17

    Sunday's Area Scores - June 17

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:27:22 GMT
    The Gems fell to the Sliders Sunday 6-3.The Gems fell to the Sliders Sunday 6-3.
    The Gems fell to the Sliders Sunday 6-3.The Gems fell to the Sliders Sunday 6-3.

    Both local Prospect League teams were in action tonight and looking for bounce back wins. The Gems hosted the Springfield Sliders and after losing to Springfield on the road last night 14-11, the Gems lost at home 6-3. The Hoots took a visit Terre Haute and despite five hits and two RBI's from Wyatt Whitman and 10 total runs, the offense wasn't enough.

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    Both local Prospect League teams were in action tonight and looking for bounce back wins. The Gems hosted the Springfield Sliders and after losing to Springfield on the road last night 14-11, the Gems lost at home 6-3. The Hoots took a visit Terre Haute and despite five hits and two RBI's from Wyatt Whitman and 10 total runs, the offense wasn't enough.

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  • Saturday's Area Scores - June 16

    Saturday's Area Scores - June 16

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-06-17 03:55:01 GMT
    The Missouri boys lost Saturday's All-Star game 76-68.The Missouri boys lost Saturday's All-Star game 76-68.
    The Missouri boys lost Saturday's All-Star game 76-68.The Missouri boys lost Saturday's All-Star game 76-68.

    Despite a change of venue the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic was played and Illinois came out on top for both the boys and the girls behind big performances from Quincy's Ben Amos and Quincy Notre Dame's Molly Penn. Keokuk baseball and softball were both in action plus the Gems and Hoots both played high scoring affairs. 

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    Despite a change of venue the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic was played and Illinois came out on top for both the boys and the girls behind big performances from Quincy's Ben Amos and Quincy Notre Dame's Molly Penn. Keokuk baseball and softball were both in action plus the Gems and Hoots both played high scoring affairs. 

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  • All-Stars on and off the court: Illinois and Missouri basketball players become role models

    All-Stars on and off the court: Illinois and Missouri basketball players become role models

    Friday, June 15 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-06-16 03:41:19 GMT
    Jase Wallingford dunks in the Illinois boys All-Star practice.Jase Wallingford dunks in the Illinois boys All-Star practice.
    Jase Wallingford dunks in the Illinois boys All-Star practice.Jase Wallingford dunks in the Illinois boys All-Star practice.

    They were picked to represent their high school and state because of their play on the basketball court,but make no mistake, the recently graduated seniors in tomorrow's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic are just as good off the floor. The names of old are still seared into their brains as if they just watched them yesterday...

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    They were picked to represent their high school and state because of their play on the basketball court,but make no mistake, the recently graduated seniors in tomorrow's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic are just as good off the floor. The names of old are still seared into their brains as if they just watched them yesterday...

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  • From enemies to teammates: Illinois boys All-Stars prepare for Saturday

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-06-13 03:49:25 GMT
    The Illinois All-Stars prepare for Saturday's game.The Illinois All-Stars prepare for Saturday's game.
    The Illinois All-Stars prepare for Saturday's game.The Illinois All-Stars prepare for Saturday's game.

    Long time opponents are ready to become teammates for Saturday's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic basketball games. Team Illinois practiced for the first time tonight at Western Junior High School in Kinderhook Tuesday and Western head coach Curtis Stout will lead the boys from the Land of Lincoln...

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    Long time opponents are ready to become teammates for Saturday's McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic basketball games. Team Illinois practiced for the first time tonight at Western Junior High School in Kinderhook Tuesday and Western head coach Curtis Stout will lead the boys from the Land of Lincoln...

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  • Borrowed Time: Western-Payson's Borrowman rehab's in-time for All-Star game

    Borrowed Time: Western-Payson's Borrowman rehab's in-time for All-Star game

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-06-12 05:04:06 GMT
    Blair Borrowman scored more than 2,000 points while at Western-Payson.Blair Borrowman scored more than 2,000 points while at Western-Payson.

    Blair Borrowman had a decorated basketball career at Western-Payson. She was the school's all-time leading scorer with more than 2,000 points, was a part of Western's first 20 win team in more than 20 years, and was named the 2018 Herald-Whig Player of the Year.

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    Blair Borrowman had a decorated basketball career at Western-Payson. She was the school's all-time leading scorer with more than 2,000 points, was a part of Western's first 20 win team in more than 20 years, and was named the 2018 Herald-Whig Player of the Year.

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  • Change Up: Gems' Knernschield thriving since move to Quincy

    Change Up: Gems' Knernschield thriving since move to Quincy

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-06-12 04:32:12 GMT
    Ryan Knernschield has enjoyed the move from Lafayette to Quincy.Ryan Knernschield has enjoyed the move from Lafayette to Quincy.
    Ryan Knernschield has enjoyed the move from Lafayette to Quincy.Ryan Knernschield has enjoyed the move from Lafayette to Quincy.

    Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for us. Gems catcher Ryan Knernschield played in the prospect league a season ago with the Lafayette Aviators and despite hitting .308 he was not invited back for Summer 2018. 

    After Knernschield was left looking for a new home, it was only a matter of time before someone picked him up.

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    Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for us. Gems catcher Ryan Knernschield played in the prospect league a season ago with the Lafayette Aviators and despite hitting .308 he was not invited back for Summer 2018. 

    After Knernschield was left looking for a new home, it was only a matter of time before someone picked him up.

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  • Like Father, like son: Racing connects the Sears boys

    Like Father, like son: Racing connects the Sears boys

    Sunday, June 10 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-06-11 03:54:22 GMT
    Kelly and Austin Sears enjoy Sunday's Quincy Grand Prix.Kelly and Austin Sears enjoy Sunday's Quincy Grand Prix.
    Kelly and Austin Sears enjoy Sunday's Quincy Grand Prix.Kelly and Austin Sears enjoy Sunday's Quincy Grand Prix.

    It was Championship Sunday at the Quincy Grand Prix, but for Kelly and Austin Sears it was business as usual. Kelly coached football at Macomb for more than 20 years. He still coaches softball and assists with the girls basketball programs, but his longest coaching job has been with his son both on the football field and on the track. The Sears boys have always had an insatiable appetite for racing. Kelly Sears said, "I was into go-karting. It's just kind of one of thos...

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    It was Championship Sunday at the Quincy Grand Prix, but for Kelly and Austin Sears it was business as usual. Kelly coached football at Macomb for more than 20 years. He still coaches softball and assists with the girls basketball programs, but his longest coaching job has been with his son both on the football field and on the track. The Sears boys have always had an insatiable appetite for racing. Kelly Sears said, "I was into go-karting. It's just kind of one of thos...

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  • Family Affair: Venberg's make Quincy Grand Prix a tradition

    Family Affair: Venberg's make Quincy Grand Prix a tradition

    Saturday, June 9 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-06-10 03:57:48 GMT
    Bryan Venburg helping prepare his children prior to the practice race.Bryan Venburg helping prepare his children prior to the practice race.
    Bryan Venburg helping prepare his children prior to the practice race.Bryan Venburg helping prepare his children prior to the practice race.

    Bryan Venberg raced in the Quincy Grand Prix from 1984-1987, winning it twice. He competed alongside his twin brother Brad and their father Ken drove go-karts as well. Now Bryan is back in Quincy this weekend with his children, taking a role in the backseat as their coach and pit manager. The dedication the Venberg's have to the sport and to each other takes family tradition to a whole new level.   Jake Venberg knew he wanted to be driving a go-kart before he was even allowe...

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    Bryan Venberg raced in the Quincy Grand Prix from 1984-1987, winning it twice. He competed alongside his twin brother Brad and their father Ken drove go-karts as well. Now Bryan is back in Quincy this weekend with his children, taking a role in the backseat as their coach and pit manager. The dedication the Venberg's have to the sport and to each other takes family tradition to a whole new level.   Jake Venberg knew he wanted to be driving a go-kart before he was even allowe...

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  • Happy to Be Back: Former Quincy Grand Prix champion Pruett returns

    Happy to Be Back: Former Quincy Grand Prix champion Pruett returns

    Friday, June 8 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-06-09 03:44:41 GMT
    Riders prepare for this weekend's Quincy Grand Prix.Riders prepare for this weekend's Quincy Grand Prix.
    Riders prepare for this weekend's Quincy Grand Prix.Riders prepare for this weekend's Quincy Grand Prix.

    The year was 1982 and Scott Pruett was continuing a karting career that would eventually be rivaled by few. Pruett came to South Park and won a Quincy Grand Prix championship. Nearly four decades later and Pruett is back as grand marshall of an event that has new life. The sound of the roaring engine. It's an unfamiliar sound to some in Quincy. 

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    The year was 1982 and Scott Pruett was continuing a karting career that would eventually be rivaled by few. Pruett came to South Park and won a Quincy Grand Prix championship. Nearly four decades later and Pruett is back as grand marshall of an event that has new life. The sound of the roaring engine. It's an unfamiliar sound to some in Quincy. 

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  • Monday's Area Scores - June 18

    Monday's Area Scores - June 18

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:11:31 GMT
    Central Lee fell to Burlington Notre Dame 12-0.Central Lee fell to Burlington Notre Dame 12-0.

    The Gems took to the road for a double header with Terre Haute and came out victorious both times and Central Lee hosted Burlington Notre Dame in Southeast Iowa.

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    The Gems took to the road for a double header with Terre Haute and came out victorious both times and Central Lee hosted Burlington Notre Dame in Southeast Iowa.

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  • MY TAKE: Thank you, Tri-States

    MY TAKE: Thank you, Tri-States

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:52:31 GMT

    WGEM's Ben Marth is leaving after a 16-year run as Sports Director. He shares the details and recaps his tenure.

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    WGEM's Ben Marth is leaving after a 16-year run as Sports Director. He shares the details and recaps his tenure.

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  • SC Audio: Luke O'Laughlin, MO girls Classic coach

    SC Audio: Luke O'Laughlin, MO girls Classic coach

    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-06-14 15:31:04 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the South Shelby coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald-Whig Classic.

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    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the South Shelby coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald-Whig Classic.

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  • SC Audio: Curtis Stout, IL boys Classic coach

    SC Audio: Curtis Stout, IL boys Classic coach

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-13 15:55:08 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Western coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald-Whig Classic.

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    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Western coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald-Whig Classic.

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  • SC Audio: Elizabeth Seals, IL girls Classic coach

    SC Audio: Elizabeth Seals, IL girls Classic coach

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-06-12 16:56:56 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Western/Payson coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald Whig Classic.

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    WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Western/Payson coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald Whig Classic.

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  • SC Audio: Ryan Wood, MO boys Classic coach

    SC Audio: Ryan Wood, MO boys Classic coach

    Monday, June 11 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-06-11 16:53:52 GMT

    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with the Palmyra coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald Whig Classic.

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    WGEM SportsCenter chatted with the Palmyra coach about the upcoming McDonald's Herald Whig Classic.

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  • Monday's Area Scores - June 11

    Monday's Area Scores - June 11

    Fort Madison beats Keokuk in both games of a double header.Fort Madison beats Keokuk in both games of a double header.
    Fort Madison beats Keokuk in both games of a double header.Fort Madison beats Keokuk in both games of a double header.

    Fort Madison and Keokuk had double headers in baseball and softball with Fort Madison going undefeated all the way around. 

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    Fort Madison and Keokuk had double headers in baseball and softball with Fort Madison going undefeated all the way around. 

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    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.
    From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.More >>
    From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.More >>
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    (AP Photo/Ronald Blum). French players celebrate after bursting into a press conference by France head coach Didier Deschamps after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunda...(AP Photo/Ronald Blum). French players celebrate after bursting into a press conference by France head coach Didier Deschamps after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunda...
    France's Didier Deschamps joined Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer as the only men to win World Cup titles as a player and coach.More >>
    France's Didier Deschamps joined Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer as the only men to win World Cup titles as a player and coach.More >>
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    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). U.S. Team Peter Alonso, of the New York Mets prepares to hit a home run against the World Team in the seventh inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). U.S. Team Peter Alonso, of the New York Mets prepares to hit a home run against the World Team in the seventh inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th...
    New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso hit a two-run home run that reminded manager Torii Hunter of Mark McGwire as the United States beat the World 10-6 in a long-ball-filled All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.More >>
    New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso hit a two-run home run that reminded manager Torii Hunter of Mark McGwire as the United States beat the World 10-6 in a long-ball-filled All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.More >>
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