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Riley Langford and West Hancock improved to 5-0 with a win at QND. Riley Langford and West Hancock improved to 5-0 with a win at QND.

Friday Sports Extra - September 22 Video included

QHS runs past Rock Island, West Hancock handles QND, Brown County holds off Unity-Payson, Beardstown slips past Central, BWP falls for the first time, Hannibal downs Fulton, Monroe City remains unbeaten, Palmyra wins its fifth straight, Clark County gets back in the win column, Knox County rolls past Salisbury, and Fort Madison suffers its first home loss.

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MY TAKE: Eye opening night across the Tri-State football landscape

We had a goaline stand. We had big hits. We had a play that caught the eye of the nation. We had a record breaking play. We had multiple players with more than 200 yards rushing. This, my friends, was a fun night of football. 

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Friday's Area Scores (Non-Football)- September 22

Hannibal and Canton boys soccer earn wins on the road as the Quincy University women's soccer team remains undefeated with a conference win on the road.

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On the Sidelines: WIU closes road swing at Coastal Carolina Video included

Western Illinois heads to Coastal Carolina in search of winning its first three road games in program history. Western Illinois heads to Coastal Carolina in search of winning its first three road games in program history.

It's been 14 years since the Western Illinois football program has posted back-to-back wins against FBS opponents. This weekend that drought could come to an end as the Leathernecks embark on a road trip to South Carolina.

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Thursday's Area Scores - September 21 Video included

Hannibal's Tori Moore clobbered a two-run home run in the Lady Pirates win over Fulton. Hannibal's Tori Moore clobbered a two-run home run in the Lady Pirates win over Fulton.

A successful and record breaking senior night for Hannibal, Monroe City rallies to defeat Canton, Highland handles Louisiana, and Knox County wins in shutout fashion in softball, QND blanks Beardstown in soccer, Fort Madison stays red hot, Holy Trinity wins three time at the conference tournament, and Illini West downs Unity in volleyball.

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On The Move: Louisiana to exit CCC, enter EMO in 2018

Louisiana is ending its long standing affiliation with the CCC to join the EMO in 2018-19. Louisiana is ending its long standing affiliation with the CCC to join the EMO in 2018-19.

In a move that had been rumored for weeks, and one that makes a whole lot of sense, the Louisiana High School athletic department has completed its exit plan from the Clarence Cannon Conference. 

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PODCAST: Surging Hannibal softball ready for stretch run

Hannibal softball coach Kendra Murphy has witnessed her team fight back recently to pull out wins that may not have happened in the past. Then came a win over Warrenton at the host school's tournament over the weekend. Murphy spoke with WGEM SportsCenter on Thursday:

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Wednesday's Area Scores - September 20 Video included

Payson downed Routt in straight sets to improve to 16-0 on the season. Payson downed Routt in straight sets to improve to 16-0 on the season.

Payson remains in the ranks of the unbeaten, and Macomb handles Central in volleyball, no letdown for Quincy High soccer in Jacksonville, the Culver-Stockton women's soccer team scores a big win over Mount Mercy, plus a dual victory for Quincy High boys golf, and Palmyra girls tennis continues its play defeating Father Tolton.

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Tuesday's Area Scores - September 19 Video included

Quincy High soccer players flood the student section following its 3-2 win over Rock Island. Quincy High soccer players flood the student section following its 3-2 win over Rock Island.

QHS hands Rock Island its first loss, and Hannibal earns its 10th win in soccer, Quincy High's Lydia Kurfman and Illini West's Jacob Bryan cross the finish line first in Palmyra in cross country, Palmyra stays undefeated in the CCC, and Scotland County wins in extra innings in softball, plus Hannibal improves to 5-0 in NCMC play, Fort Madison eases past Mount Pleasant, and West Prairie rallies to avoid an upset in volleyball.

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Titanic Clash: West Hancock, QND to meet in mid-season showdown Video included

QND admits being "embarrassed" by last season's 56-42 loss at West Hancock. QND admits being "embarrassed" by last season's 56-42 loss at West Hancock.

On the local high school football calendar it's as big of a game the area will produce during the regular season. An undefeated budding powerhouse matches wits against a traditional power in search of a signature win on Friday night.

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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 Winners

    2017-18 Prep Athlete of the Week Winners

       
    Week 4 Winner
    -- Cory Allensworth, Hannibal soccer

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    Week 4 Winner
    -- Cory Allensworth, Hannibal soccer

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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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  • Dreaming of Eight: HTC spikes seeks 8th straight state tourney bid

    Dreaming of Eight: HTC spikes seeks 8th straight state tourney bid

    When a high school team makes it to a state tournament it's a big deal to be one of the final teams in the entire state playing with a chance to become state champions.  Making one state tournament is hard enough but what about eight straight? That is what the Holy Trinity volleyball team is trying to do this season by returning to the state tournament for an eighth consecutive year. 

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    When a high school team makes it to a state tournament it's a big deal to be one of the final teams in the entire state playing with a chance to become state champions.  Making one state tournament is hard enough but what about eight straight? That is what the Holy Trinity volleyball team is trying to do this season by returning to the state tournament for an eighth consecutive year. 

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  • 2007 Chiefs reunite for 10th anniversary of state title

    2007 Chiefs reunite for 10th anniversary of state title

    The last sounds the 2007 Keokuk football team heard as it walked off the UNI Dome field as state champions were those of thunderous applause and Friday that same team returned to Calvert Stadium in Keokuk to the same sounds. 

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    The last sounds the 2007 Keokuk football team heard as it walked off the UNI Dome field as state champions were those of thunderous applause and Friday that same team returned to Calvert Stadium in Keokuk to the same sounds. 

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  • Warner talks HOF, days in STL & more on SC

    Warner talks HOF, days in STL & more on SC

    Newly-inducted member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner, joined Josh Houchins on Thursday's WGEM SportsCenter.

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    Newly-inducted member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner, joined Josh Houchins on Thursday's WGEM SportsCenter.

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  • Missouri HS Football Rankings: Monroe City stays put at No. 2

    Missouri HS Football Rankings: Monroe City stays put at No. 2

    The Missouri high school football rankings show Monroe City as the only area team in the Top 10, the Panthers are still second in Class 1. Palmyra is on the outside looking in but are receiving votes in Class 2.

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    The Missouri high school football rankings show Monroe City as the only area team in the Top 10, the Panthers are still second in Class 1. Palmyra is on the outside looking in but are receiving votes in Class 2.

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  • Miller settling in as Mr. Everything for Eagles

    Miller settling in as Mr. Everything for Eagles

    Coming off a game in which he did about everything, Knox County's Hayden Miller is learning -- and loving -- to do it all for the Eagles. He joined WGEM SportsCenter on Wednesday.

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    Coming off a game in which he did about everything, Knox County's Hayden Miller is learning -- and loving -- to do it all for the Eagles. He joined WGEM SportsCenter on Wednesday.

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  • On The Rise: Palmyra football learns from week one loss

    On The Rise: Palmyra football learns from week one loss

    Few area high school football teams have come as far in a month more than Palmyra. The goals were lofty entering the season but the Panthers stumbled out of the gate thanks to a loss at Macon in the opener, however, between then and now, something has clicked. 

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    Few area high school football teams have come as far in a month more than Palmyra. The goals were lofty entering the season but the Panthers stumbled out of the gate thanks to a loss at Macon in the opener, however, between then and now, something has clicked. 

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  • Illinois HS Football Rankings: West Hancock stays put, Brown County moves up

    Illinois HS Football Rankings: West Hancock stays put, Brown County moves up

    West Hancock remains fourth in Class 2A and Brown County jumps to No. 5 in Class 1A in this week's Illinois high school football Top 10 poll from the Associated Press.

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    West Hancock remains fourth in Class 2A and Brown County jumps to No. 5 in Class 1A in this week's Illinois high school football Top 10 poll from the Associated Press.

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  • West Hancock football adds five teams to tentative 2018 schedule

    West Hancock football adds five teams to tentative 2018 schedule

    West Hancock has verbal agreements with five football programs in the tricky search to complete the 2018 schedule.West Hancock has verbal agreements with five football programs in the tricky search to complete the 2018 schedule.

    Up until a few days ago West Hancock football coach, and Hamilton High School athletic director, Travis Cook didn't have a single game scheduled for 2018. Fortunately Cook has struck verbal agreements with Monroe City, Clark County, Centralia, QND, and Macomb, but still has four games to find.

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    Up until a few days ago West Hancock football coach, and Hamilton High School athletic director, Travis Cook didn't have a single game scheduled for 2018. Fortunately Cook has struck verbal agreements with Monroe City, Clark County, Centralia, QND, and Macomb, but still has four games to find.

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  • Kurfman & Blue Devils running with purpose

    Kurfman & Blue Devils running with purpose

    Junior Lydia Kurfman spoke with WGEM SportsCenter on Tuesday about recent wins, running in big, dangerous groups and why she does the steeplechase in the summer.

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    Junior Lydia Kurfman spoke with WGEM SportsCenter on Tuesday about recent wins, running in big, dangerous groups and why she does the steeplechase in the summer.

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  • Monday's Area Scores - September 18

    Monday's Area Scores - September 18

    Palmyra clipped Highland to snag a key CCC road win in softball.Palmyra clipped Highland to snag a key CCC road win in softball.

    Palmyra edges Highland, Canton blanks Clark County, and Hannibal grabs an NCMC road win in softball, QND gets the better of QHS in Ryder Cup golf, QND and Canton post shutout victories in soccer, plus Fort Madison knocks off Holy Trinity to win the HTC Classic title, and Macomb, Payson, and Southeastern win matches in straight sets in volleyball, and QND and Palmyra dominate in girls tennis.

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    Palmyra edges Highland, Canton blanks Clark County, and Hannibal grabs an NCMC road win in softball, QND gets the better of QHS in Ryder Cup golf, QND and Canton post shutout victories in soccer, plus Fort Madison knocks off Holy Trinity to win the HTC Classic title, and Macomb, Payson, and Southeastern win matches in straight sets in volleyball, and QND and Palmyra dominate in girls tennis.

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  • Sunday's Area Scores-September 17

    Sunday's Area Scores-September 17

    The Quincy University women's soccer team remains undefeated after a win at home while the QU men fight back from a one goal deficit to claim victory in a conference clash. 

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    The Quincy University women's soccer team remains undefeated after a win at home while the QU men fight back from a one goal deficit to claim victory in a conference clash. 

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  • Saturday's Area Scores-September 16

    Saturday's Area Scores-September 16

    Quincy football opens up conference play with a win at home in a defensive struggle, Culver-Stockon falls at home, Hannibal soccer earns a big win at home, Quincy High volleyball wins two conference games at home, Holy Trinity spikes takes second at Keokuk as Hannibal and Monroe City earn softball tournament titles. 

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    Quincy football opens up conference play with a win at home in a defensive struggle, Culver-Stockon falls at home, Hannibal soccer earns a big win at home, Quincy High volleyball wins two conference games at home, Holy Trinity spikes takes second at Keokuk as Hannibal and Monroe City earn softball tournament titles. 

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  • Friday's Area Scores (Non-football)- September 15

    Friday's Area Scores (Non-football)- September 15

    Quincy High soccer falls in Evansville, Canton soccer tops Fulton School, the QU women's soccer team remains unbeaten while the men fall to a top-ten team at home. 

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    Quincy High soccer falls in Evansville, Canton soccer tops Fulton School, the QU women's soccer team remains unbeaten while the men fall to a top-ten team at home. 

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  • Friday Sports Extra - September 15

    Friday Sports Extra - September 15

    Devin Yocum and BWP improve to 4-0 with a 22-8 win at Illini West.Devin Yocum and BWP improve to 4-0 with a 22-8 win at Illini West.

    QHS rolls to a win on Homecoming, QND snaps a two-game skid, West Hancock, Brown County, and BWP stay perfect, Central captures a crucial win at Triopia, Pleasant Hill regains the Oaken Bucket, Fort Madison and Central Lee notch home victories, Hannibal gets back on track, Palmyra wins its fourth straight, Monroe City improves to 5-0, and Scotland County and Bowling Green run their win streaks to three.

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    QHS rolls to a win on Homecoming, QND snaps a two-game skid, West Hancock, Brown County, and BWP stay perfect, Central captures a crucial win at Triopia, Pleasant Hill regains the Oaken Bucket, Fort Madison and Central Lee notch home victories, Hannibal gets back on track, Palmyra wins its fourth straight, Monroe City improves to 5-0, and Scotland County and Bowling Green run their win streaks to three.

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  • Thursday's Area Scores - September 14

    Thursday's Area Scores - September 14

    Cory Allensworth found the back of the net five times in Hannibal's win over Fulton.Cory Allensworth found the back of the net five times in Hannibal's win over Fulton.

    QHS and QND play to a tie in Ryder Cup golf, two area runners crowned champs at the Fort Madison Invitational in cross country, Hannibal soccer stays perfect in NCMC play, Hannibal, Bowling Green, Palmyra, and Monroe City plate double digits in softball, and Holy Trinity, Hannibal, Liberty, and Southeastern snag road wins in spikes. 

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    QHS and QND play to a tie in Ryder Cup golf, two area runners crowned champs at the Fort Madison Invitational in cross country, Hannibal soccer stays perfect in NCMC play, Hannibal, Bowling Green, Palmyra, and Monroe City plate double digits in softball, and Holy Trinity, Hannibal, Liberty, and Southeastern snag road wins in spikes. 

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  • PODCAST: Hill examines scoring outburst for Pirates

    PODCAST: Hill examines scoring outburst for Pirates

    Eric Hill joined WGEM SportsCenter on Thursday to preview another conference battle and also examine why the offense has caught fire the past two matches by scoring 20 goals combined.

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    Eric Hill joined WGEM SportsCenter on Thursday to preview another conference battle and also examine why the offense has caught fire the past two matches by scoring 20 goals combined.

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  • Postseason potential surrounds QND boys golf

    Postseason potential surrounds QND boys golf

    This year the QND boys golf team already has 15 wins and just one loss in match play and a few top five finishes in major tournaments, including a Quincy Invitational title. For the Raiders there is no time like the present to chase their dreams of a state title. 

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    This year the QND boys golf team already has 15 wins and just one loss in match play and a few top five finishes in major tournaments, including a Quincy Invitational title. For the Raiders there is no time like the present to chase their dreams of a state title. 

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  • Saturday's Area Scores-September 9

    Saturday's Area Scores-September 9

    Western Illinois football rolls on the road, Quincy University returns home to a win, Culver-Stockton's home opener is spoiled by Baker, QND soccer hangs on for a win, QND volleyball takes third at the Lincoln Tournament, QHS volleyball picks up a pair of wins at North Scott, Scotland County and Palmyra pick up tournament wins in softball, Hannibal's Ayden Nichols breaks a course record in Palmyra as the Illini West boys and Liberty girls continue to dominate in cross country. 

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    Western Illinois football rolls on the road, Quincy University returns home to a win, Culver-Stockton's home opener is spoiled by Baker, QND soccer hangs on for a win, QND volleyball takes third at the Lincoln Tournament, QHS volleyball picks up a pair of wins at North Scott, Scotland County and Palmyra pick up tournament wins in softball, Hannibal's Ayden Nichols breaks a course record in Palmyra as the Illini West boys and Liberty girls continue to dominate in cross country. 

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  • PODCAST: Great early test for Hawks soccer

    PODCAST: Great early test for Hawks soccer

    Game preview: QU vs. Truman State:More >>
    Game preview: QU vs. Truman State:More >>
  • PODCAST: Shiffman talks excitement, improvement w/ Bloodhounds

    PODCAST: Shiffman talks excitement, improvement w/ Bloodhounds

    Talking to Tony Shiffman for just a few minutes and one can sense the love of football in his voice. But how has that transferred over to the Fort Madison football team in just a few weeks as coach? He jumped on WGEM SportsCenter to break it down.

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    Talking to Tony Shiffman for just a few minutes and one can sense the love of football in his voice. But how has that transferred over to the Fort Madison football team in just a few weeks as coach? He jumped on WGEM SportsCenter to break it down.

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  • Sunday's Area Scores-July 23

    Sunday's Area Scores-July 23

    The Gems double-up Springfield to end a five-game road trip while Ethan Arns and Dave Santos win the doubles title at the Quincy Open. 

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    The Gems double-up Springfield to end a five-game road trip while Ethan Arns and Dave Santos win the doubles title at the Quincy Open. 

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