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Rich Meyer is the new head coach at Liberty after being approved at Monday's school board meeting. Rich Meyer is the new head coach at Liberty after being approved at Monday's school board meeting.

Eagles Get Rich: Meyer takes over at Liberty

Rich Meyer's hiatus from Tri-State high school volleyball lasted all of four and a half months. Meyer, and his 811 career wins as a head coach, will remain in Adams County.

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SC Special: "The Pitching Arm" - Part IV

WGEM SportsCenter finished off their topical series by focusing on the hand/wrist area for pitchers, specifically small bone fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Tuesday's Area Scores-April 24 Video included

QND baseball stays hot at the plate, Hannibal and Illini West walk-off winners, Palmyra and Highland stay hot as North Shelby pitchers continue to produce wild numbers. In softball, Central and Illini West survive scares as Liberty and Unity win big. QHS girls soccer wins at home as Hannibal and HTC win on the road. Clark County and West Hancock pick up team wins on the track in Keokuk

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West Hancock's Gerhardt picks Southeastern softball Video included

From the college signing trail, West Hancock's Erynn Gerhardt won't have to go far to continue her career on a softball diamond. Tuesday,  the Titans' pitcher and infielder pledged Southeastern Community College softball.  

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Meyer stands tall between the pipes for QND Video included

When  the QND girls soccer season started junior Madison Lynn Meyer was touted to be one of the team's key offensive weapons. But just three games in Meyer was called to serve another purpose for the team.

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SC Audio: Ian Hatton, Hannibal baseball coach

WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Pirate baseball coach about his team winning eight of their last nine games

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WGEM Player of the Year, Northup, enrolls at Keokuk Video included

The reigning WGEM Player of the Year in high school girls basketball is on the move.  Central Lee All-State point guard MacKenzie Northup will dawn a different jersey for her senior season.

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Monday's Area Scores - April 23 Video included

QND evened the season series with QHS winning 4-0 at The Backyard. QND evened the season series with QHS winning 4-0 at The Backyard.

QND gets even with QHS, Illini West blanks Brown County, and Griggsville-Perry takes two from Western in softball, QHS tops QND in tennis, QND and Holy Trinity score shutouts in soccer, QHS and QND win on the road, and Canton needs one run to beat Central in baseball, and John Wood gains a split with nationally ranked Parkland in college baseball.

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Focused on Future: Quincy's Brock hopes to commit this summer Video included

Jirehl Brock expects to make a verbal commitment prior to the start of his senior season. Jirehl Brock expects to make a verbal commitment prior to the start of his senior season.

There may be down times in college football recruiting but it never seems to completely stop, especially when you are as sought after as Quincy High School's Jirehl Brock, who's one of the top running backs in the state and for that matter the Midwest. 

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Birdsong, Wehde create one-two punch for QU baseball Video included

Last year when the Quincy University baseball team was on its way to the Division II College World Series for the first time Cody Birdsong wasn't with the team. He was still playing junior college baseball in southern Illinois.   Less than a year later, Birdsong, and senior first baseman Troy Wehde, have combined to produced a powerful tandem at the plate 

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  • Sunday's Area Scores-April 22

    Sunday's Area Scores-April 22

    The QU baseball team takes two from Missouri S&T, the QU softball team makes it a perfect weekend as the WIU softball team keeps control of the Summit League standings.

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    The QU baseball team takes two from Missouri S&T, the QU softball team makes it a perfect weekend as the WIU softball team keeps control of the Summit League standings.

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  • Saturday's Area Scores-April 21

    Saturday's Area Scores-April 21

    Quincy High baseball falls in WB6 play, Highland and Palmyra fall in St. Louis, Scotland County wins a conference tournament title, QND girls soccer stumbles for the first time this season, the Liberty girls and Rushville boys win at the Rob Garcia Invite,  the QU baseball team splits a conference double header as the QU softball team takes two from a nationally ranked foe

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    Quincy High baseball falls in WB6 play, Highland and Palmyra fall in St. Louis, Scotland County wins a conference tournament title, QND girls soccer stumbles for the first time this season, the Liberty girls and Rushville boys win at the Rob Garcia Invite,  the QU baseball team splits a conference double header as the QU softball team takes two from a nationally ranked foe

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  • Friday Sports Extra - April 20

    Friday Sports Extra - April 20

    Hannibal beat Quincy on the road for its eight consecutive victory.Hannibal beat Quincy on the road for its eight consecutive victory.

    Hannibal's win streak increases to eight, QND blanks Warrenton on the road, Highland clinches a share of the CCC title, Canton outlasts Clark County, and Southeastern clips West Central in baseball, Macomb doubles up Mon-Rose, and Unity sweeps Liberty in softball, QND and Fort Madison blank foes in girls soccer, track team titles for Palmyra, Van-Far, and Bowling Green, and Palmyra wins the South Shelby Invite in boys golf.

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    Hannibal's win streak increases to eight, QND blanks Warrenton on the road, Highland clinches a share of the CCC title, Canton outlasts Clark County, and Southeastern clips West Central in baseball, Macomb doubles up Mon-Rose, and Unity sweeps Liberty in softball, QND and Fort Madison blank foes in girls soccer, track team titles for Palmyra, Van-Far, and Bowling Green, and Palmyra wins the South Shelby Invite in boys golf.

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  • Quincy's Brock narrows football recruitment to seven schools

    Quincy's Brock narrows football recruitment to seven schools

    Quincy's Jirehl Brock has trimmed his college football recruitment list to seven.Quincy's Jirehl Brock has trimmed his college football recruitment list to seven.

    Quincy High School running Jirehl Brock is a wanted man and he has been for a while. Now we know who Brock wants as his potential next destination. The junior Blue Devil used Twitter to release the seven college football programs he's considering on Friday. 

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    Quincy High School running Jirehl Brock is a wanted man and he has been for a while. Now we know who Brock wants as his potential next destination. The junior Blue Devil used Twitter to release the seven college football programs he's considering on Friday. 

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  • Brown County trio sign the dotted line

    Brown County trio sign the dotted line

    At Brown County high school, Friday, three standouts made their college commitments known. Darian Drake and Devin Tynan both signed to continue their football careers while Alissa Hodge decided on where to play softball for the next four years. 

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    At Brown County high school, Friday, three standouts made their college commitments known. Darian Drake and Devin Tynan both signed to continue their football careers while Alissa Hodge decided on where to play softball for the next four years. 

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  • Quincy's Wensing hits the links at Quincy University

    Quincy's Wensing hits the links at Quincy University

    Quincy High's TJ Wensing is taking his skills on the golf course to Quincy University.Quincy High's TJ Wensing is taking his skills on the golf course to Quincy University.
    Quincy High's TJ Wensing is taking his skills on the golf course to Quincy University.Quincy High's TJ Wensing is taking his skills on the golf course to Quincy University.

    The college signing express rolled in to Quincy High School Friday afternoon. One of the area's top golfers has decided to remain in his backyard. TJ Wensing is taking his talent on the links to Quincy University following a fantastic high school career. 

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    The college signing express rolled in to Quincy High School Friday afternoon. One of the area's top golfers has decided to remain in his backyard. TJ Wensing is taking his talent on the links to Quincy University following a fantastic high school career. 

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  • John Wood snags second former QHS keeper Lubbert

    John Wood snags second former QHS keeper Lubbert

    Former QHS keeper Eric Lubbert is the newest member of the John Wood soccer program.Former QHS keeper Eric Lubbert is the newest member of the John Wood soccer program.
    Former QHS keeper Eric Lubbert is the newest member of the John Wood soccer program.Former QHS keeper Eric Lubbert is the newest member of the John Wood soccer program.

    The last many saw of Eric Lubbert was late in the fall of 2015 when the senior keeper helped guide the Quincy High School soccer team to a Class 3A state championship appearance. Lubbert is back in the game and will spend this fall as a member of the John Wood soccer program after signing his national letter of intent Friday morning. 

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    The last many saw of Eric Lubbert was late in the fall of 2015 when the senior keeper helped guide the Quincy High School soccer team to a Class 3A state championship appearance. Lubbert is back in the game and will spend this fall as a member of the John Wood soccer program after signing his national letter of intent Friday morning. 

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  • Thursday's Area Scores - April 19

    Thursday's Area Scores - April 19

    Highland celebrates following its walk-off win over Macon.Highland celebrates following its walk-off win over Macon.

    Highland inches closer to a CCC title, Hannibal continues its winning ways, QND clips Beardstown, Macomb overwhelms West Hancock, and Brown County walks off to a win in baseball, Illini West upends QHS, and Brown County, Unity, and Griggsville-Perry earn shutouts in softball, success on the pitch in all corners of the Tri-States, and sweeps for Quincy and Culver-Stockton in college softball.

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    Highland inches closer to a CCC title, Hannibal continues its winning ways, QND clips Beardstown, Macomb overwhelms West Hancock, and Brown County walks off to a win in baseball, Illini West upends QHS, and Brown County, Unity, and Griggsville-Perry earn shutouts in softball, success on the pitch in all corners of the Tri-States, and sweeps for Quincy and Culver-Stockton in college softball.

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  • SC Audio; Bonness, Highland on a hot streak

    SC Audio; Bonness, Highland on a hot streak

    Highland baseball coach Bruce Bonness talked with WGEM SportsCenter about their impressive six-game win streak.

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    Highland baseball coach Bruce Bonness talked with WGEM SportsCenter about their impressive six-game win streak.

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  • Wednesday's Area Scores - April 18

    Wednesday's Area Scores - April 18

    Lonita Ash had a walk-off double in Western's win over QND.Lonita Ash had a walk-off double in Western's win over QND.

    Western walks off to a win over QND, and QHS plates 24 runs in a victory at Liberty in softball, Pittsfield doubles up Griggsville-Perry, and Canton blanks North Shelby in baseball, plus QND girls soccer stays unbeaten, and South Shelby wins eight events at the LaPlata Invitational in track and field.

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    Western walks off to a win over QND, and QHS plates 24 runs in a victory at Liberty in softball, Pittsfield doubles up Griggsville-Perry, and Canton blanks North Shelby in baseball, plus QND girls soccer stays unbeaten, and South Shelby wins eight events at the LaPlata Invitational in track and field.

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  • Quincy's Harbin dashes to Jefferson College diamond

    Quincy's Harbin dashes to Jefferson College diamond

    Quincy's Alex Harbin put pen to paper and signed with the Jefferson College baseball program on Wednesday.Quincy's Alex Harbin put pen to paper and signed with the Jefferson College baseball program on Wednesday.

    Quincy High School's Alex Harbin has watched from afar and admired what his friend, and former QND standout, Joey Polak has accomplished in his first baseball season at Jefferson College. It's Harbin's hope another Gem City export can make a similar transition. Harbin himself is heading to the perennial junior college power by officially pledging Jeff Co on Wednesday afternoon. 

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    Quincy High School's Alex Harbin has watched from afar and admired what his friend, and former QND standout, Joey Polak has accomplished in his first baseball season at Jefferson College. It's Harbin's hope another Gem City export can make a similar transition. Harbin himself is heading to the perennial junior college power by officially pledging Jeff Co on Wednesday afternoon. 

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  • Highland's Benson commits to Columbia College basketball program

    Highland's Benson commits to Columbia College basketball program

    Highland junior point guard Kaitlin Benson has made a verbal commitment to Columbia (Mo.) College.Highland junior point guard Kaitlin Benson has made a verbal commitment to Columbia (Mo.) College.
    Highland junior point guard Kaitlin Benson has made a verbal commitment to Columbia (Mo.) College.Highland junior point guard Kaitlin Benson has made a verbal commitment to Columbia (Mo.) College.

    Highland's Kaitlin Benson still has a year left when it comes to her high school career. But the Highland point guard has already made up her mind on her next stop. 

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    Highland's Kaitlin Benson still has a year left when it comes to her high school career. But the Highland point guard has already made up her mind on her next stop. 

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  • QND's Martin finds John Wood opportunity too difficult to pass on

    QND's Martin finds John Wood opportunity too difficult to pass on

    QND's Kristin Martin is taking her softball talents to John Wood Community College.QND's Kristin Martin is taking her softball talents to John Wood Community College.
    QND's Kristin Martin is taking her softball talents to John Wood Community College.QND's Kristin Martin is taking her softball talents to John Wood Community College.

    Quincy Notre Dame's Kristin Martin has spent too much time and effort becoming a top-notch player to put an end to her softball career. When John Wood extended a chance to extend her playing days for at least two more years, Martin found it too appealing to pass up. 

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    Quincy Notre Dame's Kristin Martin has spent too much time and effort becoming a top-notch player to put an end to her softball career. When John Wood extended a chance to extend her playing days for at least two more years, Martin found it too appealing to pass up. 

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  • Big Air Bevans: Clark County senior becomes triple threat in track

    Big Air Bevans: Clark County senior becomes triple threat in track

    Whether she is on the basketball court or on the track Clark County senior Carissa Bevans has made a habit out of winning.  But last year, as the Track & Field season was coming to a close, Bevans, a long-time long jumper, was asked to step up for her team and learned a new event within a matter of days. 

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    Whether she is on the basketball court or on the track Clark County senior Carissa Bevans has made a habit out of winning.  But last year, as the Track & Field season was coming to a close, Bevans, a long-time long jumper, was asked to step up for her team and learned a new event within a matter of days. 

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  • Griggsville-Perry's Brite extends softball career at McKendree

    Griggsville-Perry's Brite extends softball career at McKendree

    Griggsville-Perry's Jordan Brite made her commitment to McKendree softball on Tuesday.Griggsville-Perry's Jordan Brite made her commitment to McKendree softball on Tuesday.
    Griggsville-Perry's Jordan Brite made her commitment to McKendree softball on Tuesday.Griggsville-Perry's Jordan Brite made her commitment to McKendree softball on Tuesday.

    Jordan Brite could have chosen more than one sport to play in college. But it's the pursuit of a dream which motivated the Griggsville-Perry senior to pick only one. Brite made her commitment to NCAA Division II McKendree University on Tuesday for a shot at continuing her softball career.

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    Jordan Brite could have chosen more than one sport to play in college. But it's the pursuit of a dream which motivated the Griggsville-Perry senior to pick only one. Brite made her commitment to NCAA Division II McKendree University on Tuesday for a shot at continuing her softball career.

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  • Local Link: Liberty's Geren stays home, commits to QU baseball

    Local Link: Liberty's Geren stays home, commits to QU baseball

    On the college signing front, the recent success of the Quincy University baseball team hasn't been forgotten by the local baseball community and Monday was proof. The Hawks grabbed another local recruit in Liberty's Blake Geren. 

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    On the college signing front, the recent success of the Quincy University baseball team hasn't been forgotten by the local baseball community and Monday was proof. The Hawks grabbed another local recruit in Liberty's Blake Geren. 

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  • Pleasant Hill's Peebles eager to tackle opportunity at MacMurray

    Pleasant Hill's Peebles eager to tackle opportunity at MacMurray

    Pleasant Hill's Grant Peebles is the newest member of the MacMurray College football program.Pleasant Hill's Grant Peebles is the newest member of the MacMurray College football program.

    Pleasant Hill's Grant Peebles is now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to the next college football program of his choice. The Wolves' tight end and defensive lineman made his commitment to MacMurray official on Monday.

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    Pleasant Hill's Grant Peebles is now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to the next college football program of his choice. The Wolves' tight end and defensive lineman made his commitment to MacMurray official on Monday.

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  • Jones and Goodell chatty and chummy at draft event

    Jones and Goodell chatty and chummy at draft event

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:03:26 GMT
    (Rodger Mallison/Star-Telegram via AP). Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, right,  and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, talks at the announcement of the 2018 NFL Draft Legacy Project in a groundbreaking ceremony at Workman Junior High School in Arl...(Rodger Mallison/Star-Telegram via AP). Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, right, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, talks at the announcement of the 2018 NFL Draft Legacy Project in a groundbreaking ceremony at Workman Junior High School in Arl...
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    Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones chatty and chummy at draft events.More >>
  • Mostly American World Cup announcers for Fox despite no US

    Mostly American World Cup announcers for Fox despite no US

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:03:24 GMT
    (Joe Pugliese/FOX Sports via AP). This image provided by FOX Sports shows the broadcast team of play-by-play announcers, match analysts, studio hosts and commentators for FOX Sports coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Russia. Front...(Joe Pugliese/FOX Sports via AP). This image provided by FOX Sports shows the broadcast team of play-by-play announcers, match analysts, studio hosts and commentators for FOX Sports coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Russia. Front...
    APNewsBreak: Eight of Fox's 12 World Cup match commentators will be American and four of its six crews will be based at the network's Los Angeles studios rather than in Russia.More >>
    APNewsBreak: Eight of Fox's 12 World Cup match commentators will be American and four of its six crews will be based at the network's Los Angeles studios rather than in Russia.More >>
  • Giants' Manning more concerned with new offense than draft

    Giants' Manning more concerned with new offense than draft

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:51:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to reporters during NFL football training camp, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to reporters during NFL football training camp, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J.
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