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Game Changers: Key role players step up for Blue Devils Video included

Losing plenty of talent from last season's 20-win team the Quincy High boys basketball team needed to reload its roster. Following a next man up mentality, head coach Andy Douglas introduced a group of seniors to the rotation that had yet to see significant varsity minutes. But that group that is now making a big impact for the Blue Devils 

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QU men rebound for Sunday win at home Video included

The QU men's basketball team rebounded after a tough Saturday loss for a 40-point rout over Ohio Valley to close out the weekend. 

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Prep Athlete of the Week Ballot - Week 17

Place your vote now for Week 17 of the WGEM SportsCenter and Hannibal Regional Prep Athlete of the Week. 

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Saturday's Area Scores-December 16 Video included

Quincy High tops QND in boys basketball, Canton defeated Pleasant Hill while Illini West, Central and Van-Far also earn wins. On the girls court Clark County remains unbeaten, Western Payson tops Canton as Central Lee and Pittsfield-GP win. Pus, The QU women and John Wood men each win at home. 

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On A Mission: Clark County girls enjoy early success Video included

Since their loss in last season's Class 3 quarterfinals the Clark County girls basketball team has yet to suffer another setback. Already off to a perfect (7-0) start to this season, John Weaver's team has quickly moved forward. 

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Friday Sports Extra - December 15 Video included

Jirehl Brock and Quincy High flexed their muscles in an overtime win at Rock Island. Jirehl Brock and Quincy High flexed their muscles in an overtime win at Rock Island.

QHS downs Rocky in OT, West Hancock rolls, Payson holds off Illini West, Brown County handles Beardstown, Palmyra wins at Unity, Hannibal earns its second straight NCMC win, and Knox County hands its head coach his first win in boys basketball, plus QND cruises, Unity clips Palmyra, Monroe City stays unbeaten, and Central Lee coasts on the road in girls basketball, and John Wood sweeps Carl Sandburg in college hoops.

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Brown County's Alsup signs with C-SC softball Video included

One of the area's top pitchers is now off the college recruiting market. Friday afternoon, Brown County's Hailey Alsup made her commitment to the Culver-Stockton softball program official. 

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New scholarship announced in honor of Josh Houchins Video included

Even in his absence, the former voice of the sports world on the WGEM radio airwaves is still having a lasting, positive impact.

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Thursday Scoreboard - December 14 Video included

The Canton boys and Unity girls picked up wins in that doubleheader action, the QHS girls fell on the road in WB6 play, other action on both sides of the river, plus the HLGU men pick up a home victory.

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West Hancock's Bird taking track talent to South Dakota

West Hancock's Andy Bird signed on with South Dakota track and field on Wednesday. West Hancock's Andy Bird signed on with South Dakota track and field on Wednesday.

West Hancock track and field standout Andy Bird is now signed, sealed, and soon to be delivered to the University of South Dakota to continue his track and field career. Bird made his commitment official Wednesday morning in front of friends and family after working tirelessly to become an NCAA Division I athlete.

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Tuesday Sports Extra - December 12 Video included

Jase Wallingford had a career high 19 points to lead QND past Palmyra. Jase Wallingford had a career high 19 points to lead QND past Palmyra.

QND handles Palmyra, West Hancock cruises, West Central wins in OT, Hannibal holds off Moberly, and Central Lee downs Holy Trinity in boys basketball, plus Monroe City remains unbeaten, Canton takes down South Shelby, and Central Lee defeats Holy Trinity in girls hoops, and QHS and Hannibal win duals in wrestling.

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WGEM Player of the Year: West Hancock's Riley Langford Video included

West Hancock's Riley Langford wins WGEM Player of the Year after helping lift the Titans to the Class 2A quarterfinals. West Hancock's Riley Langford wins WGEM Player of the Year after helping lift the Titans to the Class 2A quarterfinals.

It's been a little more than a month since West Hancock's football season ended in the Class 2A Elite Eight and the loss still stings for senior halfback and defensive back Riley Langford. But Langford knows the bigger picture shows accomplishments they will never forget, including Langford being The People's Choice for WGEM Player of the Year.

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West Hancock's Langford is The People's Choice Video included

West Hancock's Riley Langford is The People's Choice for WGEM Player of the Year in high school football. West Hancock's Riley Langford is The People's Choice for WGEM Player of the Year in high school football.

All the votes have been counted and we have the winner. There were 10 finalists for the final People's Choice award from the fall but only one could claim the top prize. West Hancock's Riley Langford is WGEM Player of the Year in Tri-State high school football. 

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WIU's Taylor, Acklin named FCS All-Americans Video included

Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor has earned First Team All-American honors from The Associated Press. Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor has earned First Team All-American honors from The Associated Press.

Western Illinois seniors Brett Taylor (First Team) and Jaelon Acklin (Second Team) were named Associated Press FCS All-Americans on Tuesday.

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Monday's Area Scores-December 11 Video included

Both Clark County basketball teams remain undefeated with road wins, the Highland girls also remain undefeated with a win over Scotland County, Illini West is too much for BPC, Kamryn Flesner earns her 1,000th point in a Western/Payson win and Pittsfield/Griggsville-Perry and Central-Southeastern earn wins, as well. 

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Panther Perfect: Monroe City girls still unbeaten Video included

Already off to a perfect (5-0) start to the season the Monroe City girls basketball team is anxious to stay perfect for a while.  Saturday, the 7th ranked Panthers clinched their fifth straight win to start the season while claiming their own tournament title over South Shelby in the process. However, the Panthers still feel like their best is yet to come. 

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Chasing 2,000: Blue Devils make history

It was a win 110 years in the making and, Saturday night, the Quincy High boys basketball team finally earned it when the Blue Devils claimed the program's 2,000th win. 

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Friday Sports Extra - December 8

Aaron Shoot returned and QHS put the hurt on Rock Island Alleman. Aaron Shoot returned and QHS put the hurt on Rock Island Alleman.

QHS captures the 1,999th win in program history, QND uses a second half surge to win at home, West Hancock upends Macomb, Payson takes down Unity, Brown County lays claim to the Spartan Classic championship, Bowling Green wins at Highland, and Central Lee outlasts Danville in boys basketball, plus Hannibal clips Clopton, and Holy Trinity rolls Cardinal in girls hoops, and QU eases past HLGU in women's college basketball.

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Saturday's Area Scores-December 9

The Quincy High boys become just the sixth team in the country to earn 2,000 program wins, QND outlasts Hannibal, Palmyra takes down Monroe City, Clark County runs past Illini West, Canton defeats Liberty, the Clark County girls stay unbeaten, Monroe City takes out South Shelby in their own tournament as both WIU programs earn wins while the QU men defeat HLGU. 

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Progress In The Paint: Stuckman earns playing time with QU

Coming from QND to QU to play basketball was a big step for 6'9" forward Tanner Stuckman. But after redshirting his freshman year in college, Stuckman was desperate to get on the court and put in a summer of work that earned him a spot on the floor. 

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Thursday's Area Scores-December 7

The Palmyra boys and South Shelby girls advance in the Monroe City Tournament, both Clark County programs survive a scare in Canton, the Illini West girls outlast QND, QHS falls to Rock Island, Highland remains unbeaten with a win at Unity and Drury gives QU fits on the men's and women's court. 

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Finding Their Groove: Payson continues to improve

Just two years removed from their last regional title the Payson boys basketball team is looking to add some hardware to the trophy case yet again. And if that's the case then they're off to a good start.  So far the Indians are (5-1) to start the young season with their only loss coming against an undefeated West Hancock squad. 

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Western's Weir signs with C-SC softball

Ever since Western infielder Tori Weir was a freshman for the Wildcats she dreamed of one day playing college softball. Thursday, she made her dream a reality by signing with the Culver-Stockton softball team. 

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WGEM Coach of the Year - Clark County's Ethan Allen Video included

Ethan Allen earned WGEM Coach of the Year honors after leading Clark County to the Class 2 semifinals despite a 1-4 start. Ethan Allen earned WGEM Coach of the Year honors after leading Clark County to the Class 2 semifinals despite a 1-4 start.

What a difference a year can make. The Clark County football program is living proof. From two wins to nine, and zero postseason victories to four, leading the way was Ethan Allen, The People's Choice for WGEM Coach of the Year.

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Monday's Area Scores-December 4

As the Monroe City Tournament opens up, the Monroe City boys and girls, Paris girls and Mark Twain boys collect wins, the Illini West girls make a statement at home, Zach Summers earns his first win with Keokuk and the Palmyra wrestling team earns a dual win at home. 

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SC Audio: Excitement level high for Orne, Lady Raiders

The Lady Raiders coach joined WGEM SportsCenter to discuss his latest return to the sidelines.

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Allen is The People's Choice

After thousands voted online the winner for The People's Choice for WGEM Coach of the Year in High School Football is Clark County's Ethan Allen who lead his team from a two-win season n 2016 to a final four finish in 2017. 

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Meyer out as QND volleyball coach

Quincy Notre Dame head volleyball coach Rich Meyer will not return to lead the Raiders in any capacity in 2018, QND athletic director Bill Connell announced via email Monday afternoon.  Meyer spent seven season as the head coach of the QND volleyball program and, most recently, lead the Raiders to a runner-up finish in the Class 2A state tournament in 2017. 

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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 16 Winner
    -- Austin Carroll, Hannibal wrestling

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    Week 16 Winner
    -- Austin Carroll, Hannibal 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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