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QND's Jase Wallingford is making the most of his second chance on the basketball court. QND's Jase Wallingford is making the most of his second chance on the basketball court.

Post Presence: Wallingford's return to the court pays off for QND Video included

Jase Wallingford had a strong desire to move from a fan in the stands to a player the fans cheer for. After sitting out last basketball season the Quincy Notre Dame standout pitcher on the baseball diamond returned to the court. It's a good thing he did.

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Ratings Boost: QHS, West Hancock, and Payson remain state ranked

Quincy and West Hancock are moving up and Payson drops two spots in this week's Illinois high school basketball state rankings according to this week's Associated Press Top 10 poll.

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Tuesday Sports Extra - February 20 Video included

Payson used a third quarter surge to down Central in the regional semifinals. Payson used a third quarter surge to down Central in the regional semifinals.

QND earns a regional championship chance, Payson uses a third quarter flurry to advance, West Central wins its postseason opener in OT, Brown County and Western coast in the quarterfinals, Central Lee's season ends, and Hannibal wins big at home in boys basketball, plus QND falls to defending state champion Morton in the sectional semi's, and Hannibal wins on Senior Night in girls hoops.

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Palmyra girls thriving off underdog role Video included

Even with a roster full of sophomores and just two seniors the Palmyra girls basketball team is still alive in district play after avenging a regular season finale loss to Highland in Monday night's district quarterfinals. Now, the Panthers are embracing the underdog role they've been thrust into as a rematch with Clark County looms. 

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All-Clarence Cannon Conference basketball teams unveiled

The 2017-18 All-Clarence Cannon Conference teams have been announced. The 2017-18 All-Clarence Cannon Conference teams have been announced.

The 2017-18 All-Clarence Cannon Conference basketball teams have been announced and Clark County and Monroe City have earned the top individual accolades.

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Harlan Steffensmeier joins elite Bloodhound company Video included

As a freshman, sophomore and junior, Fort Madison wrestler Harlan Steffensmeier never finished higher than third at the state tournament. But Saturday, the senior had one final chance to capture gold and didn't miss out on it. 

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Fighting Together: Western rallies to help Payson junior Video included

"When you're down, someone is there to pick you up."  Friday, to help a Payson basketball player in his fight against cancer, the Indians and Western Wildcats came together to hold a whiteout in Barry to show that no one fights cancer alone. 

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Bushnell-PC's Yocum named Red O'Flaherty Award winner

B-PC's Devin Yocum beat out three other finalists in voting for the annual Jim "Red" O'Flaherty Award. B-PC's Devin Yocum beat out three other finalists in voting for the annual Jim "Red" O'Flaherty Award.

Bushnell-Prairie's City's Devin Yocum can now add another individual achievement to his record breaking senior season. Yocum has been named the 2018 Jim "Red" O'Flaherty Award winner, given annually by the West Central Officials Association. 

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Monday's Area Scores - February 19 Video included

Fort Madison rallied in the second half to down Iowa City Liberty to advance to the district semifinals. Fort Madison rallied in the second half to down Iowa City Liberty to advance to the district semifinals.

Fort Madison rallies, Beardstown stuns Pittsfield, Rushville-Industry knocks off Athens, Central and Unity prevail in Camp Point, and Pleasant Hill survives in OT in boys basketball, plus Palmyra edges Highland, Monroe City clips Mark Twain, and Canton, Paris, and Bowling Green advance in postseason girls hoops.

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Sunday's Area Scores-February 18 Video included

Fresh off the program's first trip to the Division II College World Series last season, the Hawks got a chance to host the top team in the nation to open the season, Sunday. 

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Saturday's Area Scores-February 17 Video included

Harlan Steffensmeier brings a state title back to Fort Madison while Zach Haley and Ross Arch finish as runners-up on the mats. The Quincy High and Brown County boys reach the 20-win plateau, the Keokuk girls basketball season comes to an end as South Dakota State wins over both WIU programs. 

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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

       
    Week 25 Winner
    -- Harlan Steffensmeier, Ft. Madison wrestling

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    Week 25 Winner
    -- Harlan Steffensmeier, Ft. Madison wrestling

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  • MY TAKE Archives

    MY TAKE Archives

    Sports Director Ben Marth recaps every Friday night of high school football with his own take on the sights and sounds. Click here to find his weekly thoughts.

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    Sports Director Ben Marth recaps every Friday night of high school football with his own take on the sights and sounds. Click here to find his weekly thoughts.

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  • Palmyra's Butler to close curtain on stellar career at Iowa Wesleyan

    Palmyra's Butler to close curtain on stellar career at Iowa Wesleyan

    Palmyra's Brock Butler will leave the Iowa Wesleyan basketball program in the Top 10 in scoring, free throw percentage, and three point FG's made.Palmyra's Brock Butler will leave the Iowa Wesleyan basketball program in the Top 10 in scoring, free throw percentage, and three point FG's made.

    Brock Butler has experienced a few firsts in his college basketball career at Iowa Wesleyan: an airplane flight, a national tournament, and playing with teammates from other countries. However, what's not a first is Butler's ability on the floor.
     

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    Brock Butler has experienced a few firsts in his college basketball career at Iowa Wesleyan: an airplane flight, a national tournament, and playing with teammates from other countries. However, what's not a first is Butler's ability on the floor.
     

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  • Brown County teammates sign with MacMurray College

    Brown County teammates sign with MacMurray College

    Two of Brown County's best are off to continue their football careers in college. This afternoon Tanner Sussenbach and Skylar Moorman decided to remain teammates on the gridiron for another four years by signing with MacMurray College.

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    Two of Brown County's best are off to continue their football careers in college. This afternoon Tanner Sussenbach and Skylar Moorman decided to remain teammates on the gridiron for another four years by signing with MacMurray College.

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  • Friday Sports Extra - February 16

    Friday Sports Extra - February 16

    Fort Madison's Harlan Steffensmeier advances to the state championship with a 9-4 decision.Fort Madison's Harlan Steffensmeier advances to the state championship with a 9-4 decision.

    QND's Zach Haley, Fort Madison's Harlan Steffensmeier, and Palmyra's Ross Arch advance to state championship matches in wrestling, QHS, Bushnell-Prairie City, and Clark County secure outright conference titles, and Payson and Western join forces to raise money for an Indians player fighting cancer in boys basketball, plus QND wins a regional title in double OT, and Highland edges Palmyra in girls hoops.

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    QND's Zach Haley, Fort Madison's Harlan Steffensmeier, and Palmyra's Ross Arch advance to state championship matches in wrestling, QHS, Bushnell-Prairie City, and Clark County secure outright conference titles, and Payson and Western join forces to raise money for an Indians player fighting cancer in boys basketball, plus QND wins a regional title in double OT, and Highland edges Palmyra in girls hoops.

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  • History Maker: Illini West's Jackson becomes first Charger to wrestle at state

    History Maker: Illini West's Jackson becomes first Charger to wrestle at state

    Illini West's Ty Jackson (heavyweight) is the first Charger to ever wrestle at the IHSA state meet.Illini West's Ty Jackson (heavyweight) is the first Charger to ever wrestle at the IHSA state meet.

    Illini West has had several quality individuals come through its wrestling program. But never a state qualifier. That all changed during last Saturday's sectional and heavyweight Ty Jackson hopes the best is yet to come.

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    Illini West has had several quality individuals come through its wrestling program. But never a state qualifier. That all changed during last Saturday's sectional and heavyweight Ty Jackson hopes the best is yet to come.

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  • Thursday's Area Scores - February 15

    Thursday's Area Scores - February 15

    Fort Madison's Harlan Steffensmeier was the lone Bloodhound to advance to the Class 3A quarterfinals.Fort Madison's Harlan Steffensmeier was the lone Bloodhound to advance to the Class 3A quarterfinals.

    The area sends seven wrestlers to the quarterfinals at state meets in Champaign, Columbia, and Des Moines, Central Lee makes a district championship date, and Holy Trinity's season ends in boys basketball, North Shelby protects home court advantage in girls hoops, plus the QU men score a road win in college hoops, and West Prairie comes home with second place in IESA basketball.

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    The area sends seven wrestlers to the quarterfinals at state meets in Champaign, Columbia, and Des Moines, Central Lee makes a district championship date, and Holy Trinity's season ends in boys basketball, North Shelby protects home court advantage in girls hoops, plus the QU men score a road win in college hoops, and West Prairie comes home with second place in IESA basketball.

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  • Wednesday's Area Scores - February 14

    Wednesday's Area Scores - February 14

    QND upset Dunlap for the right to play in Friday's regional championship.QND upset Dunlap for the right to play in Friday's regional championship.

    QND pulls off a regional semifinal upset, Keokuk earns a spot in the regional semifinals, and Central Lee falls in overtime in girls basketball, plus West Hancock rolls in a postseason tune-up in boys basketball, Southeastern CC improves to 18-7 in women's college basketball, and Quincy opens with a split in college softball.

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    QND pulls off a regional semifinal upset, Keokuk earns a spot in the regional semifinals, and Central Lee falls in overtime in girls basketball, plus West Hancock rolls in a postseason tune-up in boys basketball, Southeastern CC improves to 18-7 in women's college basketball, and Quincy opens with a split in college softball.

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  • Champaign Dreams: Haley, Yohn set out for state wrestling supremacy

    Champaign Dreams: Haley, Yohn set out for state wrestling supremacy

    QND's Zach Haley is in search of a state championship after finishing as runner-up last season.QND's Zach Haley is in search of a state championship after finishing as runner-up last season.

    They are Quincy's lone representatives at this weekend's state wrestling meet and they tell different stories. QND's Zach Haley gets one last shot at state supremacy while Quincy High's Hunter Yohn makes his Champaign debut.

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    They are Quincy's lone representatives at this weekend's state wrestling meet and they tell different stories. QND's Zach Haley gets one last shot at state supremacy while Quincy High's Hunter Yohn makes his Champaign debut.

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  • Rushville-Industry's Downs to tackle opportunity at MacMurray

    Rushville-Industry's Downs to tackle opportunity at MacMurray

    Rushville-Industry's Ethan Downs made his commitment to MacMurray College football official on Wednesday.Rushville-Industry's Ethan Downs made his commitment to MacMurray College football official on Wednesday.

    Rushville-Industry's Ethan Downs made his college football commitment official Wednesday morning by pledging to join MacMurray this fall. The senior rushed for more than 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns last season, while finishing second on the team with 58 tackles.

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    Rushville-Industry's Ethan Downs made his college football commitment official Wednesday morning by pledging to join MacMurray this fall. The senior rushed for more than 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns last season, while finishing second on the team with 58 tackles.

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  • Elite Eight: Hannibal sends eight to state

    Elite Eight: Hannibal sends eight to state

    When Saturday's district semifinals started in Korf Gymnasium, Hannibal wrestling head coach Derek Greening was hoping to get a couple of his wrestlers to qualify for state What he got was much more than a few, especially when his own son qualified for the first time. 

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    When Saturday's district semifinals started in Korf Gymnasium, Hannibal wrestling head coach Derek Greening was hoping to get a couple of his wrestlers to qualify for state What he got was much more than a few, especially when his own son qualified for the first time. 

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  • Reunited: '98 Nauvoo-Colusa state champs celebrate 20th anniversary

    Reunited: '98 Nauvoo-Colusa state champs celebrate 20th anniversary

    They were the little team that could and what they did was nothing short of amazing.  For those that surrounded the 1998 Nauvoo-Colusa boys basketball team it is weird to think that 20 years has passed since the Vikings cut down the nets in Carver Arena. Still, 20 years after their historic win, the Vikings reunited in the gym they used to call home, Saturday, to celebrate the anniversary.  

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    They were the little team that could and what they did was nothing short of amazing.  For those that surrounded the 1998 Nauvoo-Colusa boys basketball team it is weird to think that 20 years has passed since the Vikings cut down the nets in Carver Arena. Still, 20 years after their historic win, the Vikings reunited in the gym they used to call home, Saturday, to celebrate the anniversary.  

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  • State Rankings: QHS, West Hancock, and Payson in boys basketball Top 10

    State Rankings: QHS, West Hancock, and Payson in boys basketball Top 10

    Quincy High makes its debut, West Hancock holds steady, and Payson leaps two spots in this week's Illinois high school boys basketball state rankings from the Associated Press.

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    Quincy High makes its debut, West Hancock holds steady, and Payson leaps two spots in this week's Illinois high school boys basketball state rankings from the Associated Press.

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