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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.

Saturday's Area Scores - June 23 Video included

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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Quincy City Tennis Tournament Underway Video included

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

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

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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Hannibal Regional Prep Athletes of the Year Video included

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

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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Monday's Area Scores - June 18 Video included

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

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

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

    Like Father, like son: Racing connects the Sears boys

    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

    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

    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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  • Sunday's Area Scores - June 17

    Sunday's Area Scores - June 17

    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

    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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  • Friday Sports Extra - June 15

    Friday Sports Extra - June 15

    Central Lee scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning in its win over IMS.Central Lee scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning in its win over IMS.
    Central Lee scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning in its win over IMS.Central Lee scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning in its win over IMS.

    The Gems blank the Hoots for their fourth consecutive win in Prospect League baseball, plus Central Lee's big first inning more than enough to defeat Iowa Mennonite, and Holy Trinity coast in high school baseball, and Central Lee holds off IMS to win at home in softball.

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    The Gems blank the Hoots for their fourth consecutive win in Prospect League baseball, plus Central Lee's big first inning more than enough to defeat Iowa Mennonite, and Holy Trinity coast in high school baseball, and Central Lee holds off IMS to win at home in softball.

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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

    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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  • MY TAKE: Thank you, Tri-States

    MY TAKE: Thank you, Tri-States

    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

    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

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

    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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  • SC Audio: Elizabeth Seals, IL girls Classic coach

    SC Audio: Elizabeth Seals, IL girls Classic coach

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • SC Audio: Ryan Wood, MO boys Classic coach

    SC Audio: Ryan Wood, MO boys Classic coach

    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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  • Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

    Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:26:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). From left: Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson, Iceland's Sverrir Ingason and Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson greet supporters at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena i...(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). From left: Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson, Iceland's Sverrir Ingason and Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson greet supporters at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena i...
    Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn't afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup's most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday.More >>
    Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn't afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup's most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday.More >>
  • Kickoff: Spain, Portugal can't coast to World Cup 2nd round

    Kickoff: Spain, Portugal can't coast to World Cup 2nd round

    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:26:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo plays the ball with teammates during the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo plays the ball with teammates during the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    Led by Ronaldo's former coach, Iran could spoil either Portugal or Spain's chances to advance at the World Cup.More >>
    Led by Ronaldo's former coach, Iran could spoil either Portugal or Spain's chances to advance at the World Cup.More >>
  • The Latest: Ex-Colombia 'keeper Higuita in Kazan to cheer

    The Latest: Ex-Colombia 'keeper Higuita in Kazan to cheer

    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:26:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, ...(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Croatia's Luka Modric, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, ...
    Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says teammate Luka Modric would be a contender for the world's best player of the year award if he played for one of the supposed powers of international football.More >>
    Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says teammate Luka Modric would be a contender for the world's best player of the year award if he played for one of the supposed powers of international football.More >>
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