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Monday's Area Scores - January 15 Video included

The Quincy High girls outlast their crosstown rivals, Clark County wins to stay undefeated, Palmyra wins at its own tournament, the QND boys come from behind to win in Jerseyville, Canton and Clark County win to open the Tony Lenzini Tournament as Scotland County and North Shelby win to open the North Shelby Tournament. 

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Cards Caravan rolls through Quincy Video included

The annual Cards Caravan featuring four current players and one former player made a stop at Quincy's Blue Devil Gym on Monday. The annual Cards Caravan featuring four current players and one former player made a stop at Quincy's Blue Devil Gym on Monday.

Braving sub-zero temperatures outside for a sneak peak at warmer weather and a brand new St. Louis Cardinals baseball season. That's why hundreds flocked to Quincy's Blue Devil Gym Monday for the annual Cards Caravan. 

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A Ref's Life: Quincy's Eickelschulte lives life on the mats Video included

As a veteran wrestling referee for the Illinois High School Association Ray Eickelschulte's ordinary duties as an official are anything but ordinary.  That's because the 27-year veteran official is the only state certified wrestling referee in Quincy which makes the demand for his services so high. 

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Prep Athlete of the Week Ballot - Week 20

Place your vote now for Week 20 of the WGEM SportsCenter and Hannibal Regional Prep Athlete of the Week. 

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Saturday's Area Scores-January 13 Video included

The QND boys fall on the road  to start the Jerseyville Tournament, West Hancock makes a statement to win the Hancock County Tournament, Payson outlasts Western to take the WIT title, Knox County knocks off Louisiana, the Illini West girls win their 13th straight at the Lady Panther Classic, Western-Payson takes down Pittsfield-GP for the Lady Spartan Classic title, Zach Haley defends his QHS Invite title, and the Western Illinois women win big in conference play. 

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Allensworth, Stine pick HLGU soccer Video included

Soccer season may be over for one and another still weeks away from beginning for another but that didn't stop two of the area's premiere talents from making their college intentions known, and both hail from America's Hometown. Hannibal's Cory Allensworth pledged to stay home by joining the Hannnibal-LaGrange men's soccer program while Shelby Stine join the women's program. 

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Friday Sports Extra - January 12 Video included

Clark County's Cole Kirchner had a career high 32 points in the Indians' overtime victory at Monroe City. Clark County's Cole Kirchner had a career high 32 points in the Indians' overtime victory at Monroe City.

QHS handles UT, QND holds off SHG, Western and Payson advance to the title game in Winchester, West Hancock improves to 18-0, Clark County downs Monroe City in OT, Scotland County wins on the road, and Fort Madison downs Keokuk in boys basketball, plus Clark County stays undefeated, Mark Twain wins big on the road, Holy Trinity wins on Homecoming, and Western-Payson will play for a title in White Hall in girls hoops, and opening night from the QHS Invitational in wrestling.

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QND cheer picks up national award during bowl season Video included

While college football teams fought it out on the gridiron during college football bowl season, the QND cheerleaders were busy doing the very same at the Camping World Bowl trying to claim the top cheer prize at the Orlando, Florida bowl game. 

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Poll Position: Four area basketball teams ranked in MBCA Top 10

Four area basketball teams in Northeast Missouri are state ranked, according to the latest Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Top 10 poll.

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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 19 Winner
    -- CE Talton, Monroe City boys basketball

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    Week 19 Winner
    -- CE Talton, Monroe City boys basketball

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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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  • West Hancock thrives off beating opponents, not themselves

    West Hancock thrives off beating opponents, not themselves

    West Hancock head coach Reno Pinkston and his team are closing in on their third regular season tournament championship at this week's Hancock County Tournament.West Hancock head coach Reno Pinkston and his team are closing in on their third regular season tournament championship at this week's Hancock County Tournament.

    Reno Pinkston has had several successful basketball teams walk through the gym floors in Nauvoo, Hamilton, and Warsaw. The 1998 state championship Nauvoo-Colusa team certainly stands out. But the West Hancock head coach has never had a team win all three of its regular season tournaments. This year's group of Titans is well on their way to becoming the first. 

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    Reno Pinkston has had several successful basketball teams walk through the gym floors in Nauvoo, Hamilton, and Warsaw. The 1998 state championship Nauvoo-Colusa team certainly stands out. But the West Hancock head coach has never had a team win all three of its regular season tournaments. This year's group of Titans is well on their way to becoming the first. 

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  • Balance lifts Palmyra in its attempt for steady progress

    Balance lifts Palmyra in its attempt for steady progress

    Palmyra is ranked No. 10 in the state thanks to its 9-3 start to the season.Palmyra is ranked No. 10 in the state thanks to its 9-3 start to the season.

    There's something to be said for being a bit more comfortable in year two of a system. For the Palmyra boys basketball team, understanding the expectations of head coach Ryan Wood and playing with more confidence has resulted in a 9-3 start. And the state is taking notice.

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    There's something to be said for being a bit more comfortable in year two of a system. For the Palmyra boys basketball team, understanding the expectations of head coach Ryan Wood and playing with more confidence has resulted in a 9-3 start. And the state is taking notice.

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  • Hannibal's Murphy steps down, takes Centralia job

    Hannibal's Murphy steps down, takes Centralia job

    Hannibal softball coach Kendra Murphy has accepted the head coaching position at Centralia.Hannibal softball coach Kendra Murphy has accepted the head coaching position at Centralia.

    Hannibal softball coach Kendra Murphy informed Hannibal athletic director Clint Graham on Wednesday that she's resigned as head coach. Shortly after that, Centralia named Murphy as its new softball coach. 

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    Hannibal softball coach Kendra Murphy informed Hannibal athletic director Clint Graham on Wednesday that she's resigned as head coach. Shortly after that, Centralia named Murphy as its new softball coach. 

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  • Wednesday's Area Scores - January 10

    Wednesday's Area Scores - January 10

    Unity's Addison Eger provided the game winning basket at the buzzer sending the Mustangs to a win over Havana.Unity's Addison Eger provided the game winning basket at the buzzer sending the Mustangs to a win over Havana.

    Unity's Katie Conry and Addison Eger combine for fireworks at the buzzer, QHS climbs to double digits in wins, Central-SE edges Liberty, Brown County rallies to beat West Hancock, and Hannibal bounces back in Warrenton in girls basketball, plus Clark County and West Hancock remain undefeated, Illini West protects home court advantage, and Rushville-Industry stays alive in Winchester in boys hoops.

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    Unity's Katie Conry and Addison Eger combine for fireworks at the buzzer, QHS climbs to double digits in wins, Central-SE edges Liberty, Brown County rallies to beat West Hancock, and Hannibal bounces back in Warrenton in girls basketball, plus Clark County and West Hancock remain undefeated, Illini West protects home court advantage, and Rushville-Industry stays alive in Winchester in boys hoops.

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  • QND's Connell feels right at home with Quincy University commitment

    QND's Connell feels right at home with Quincy University commitment

    QND's Jackson Connell made a verbal commitment to Quincy University on Wednesday.QND's Jackson Connell made a verbal commitment to Quincy University on Wednesday.

    Quincy Notre Dame All-State linebacker Jackson Connell made his verbal commitment to Quincy University on Wednesday morning. Connell used Twitter to announce his future intentions. He tweeted "Committed #HawkUp."

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    Quincy Notre Dame All-State linebacker Jackson Connell made his verbal commitment to Quincy University on Wednesday morning. Connell used Twitter to announce his future intentions. He tweeted "Committed #HawkUp."

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  • Monroe City's Yager to pole vault at Central Methodist

    Monroe City's Yager to pole vault at Central Methodist

    Monroe City's Parker Yager is bound for CMU to continue his pole vault career.Monroe City's Parker Yager is bound for CMU to continue his pole vault career.

    It's no secret the Monroe City track and field program boasts some of the state's top pole vaulters year in and year out. Parker Yager is part of that long standing tradition and he's coming off a second place finish at the Class 2 state meet last spring. He put pen to paper and signed on with Central Methodist on Wednesday. 

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    It's no secret the Monroe City track and field program boasts some of the state's top pole vaulters year in and year out. Parker Yager is part of that long standing tradition and he's coming off a second place finish at the Class 2 state meet last spring. He put pen to paper and signed on with Central Methodist on Wednesday. 

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  • QND's Aschemann takes shooting talents to HLGU

    QND's Aschemann takes shooting talents to HLGU

    HLGU shotgun sports lands QND's Brennan Aschemann.HLGU shotgun sports lands QND's Brennan Aschemann.

    On the college signing front a unique commitment Wednesday afternoon at Quincy Notre Dame. Senior Brennan Aschemann is taking his trap shooting talents to Hannibal-LaGrange. Aschemann signed on with the Trojans Shotgun Sports program. 

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    On the college signing front a unique commitment Wednesday afternoon at Quincy Notre Dame. Senior Brennan Aschemann is taking his trap shooting talents to Hannibal-LaGrange. Aschemann signed on with the Trojans Shotgun Sports program. 

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  • Tuesday's Area Scores - January 9

    Tuesday's Area Scores - January 9

    QND's Zach Haley celebrated Senior Night with career wins No. 100 and 101.QND's Zach Haley celebrated Senior Night with career wins No. 100 and 101.

    QND's Zach Haley hit the century mark in career wins in wrestling, plus QND picks up a road win, Payson advances to the WIT semifinals, West Hancock and Keokuk notch victories at the Hancock County Tournament, and Monroe City clips Louisiana in boys basketball, Illini West holds off QHS, Palmyra defeats Knox County in OT, and Central Lee prevails at home in girls hoops.

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    QND's Zach Haley hit the century mark in career wins in wrestling, plus QND picks up a road win, Payson advances to the WIT semifinals, West Hancock and Keokuk notch victories at the Hancock County Tournament, and Monroe City clips Louisiana in boys basketball, Illini West holds off QHS, Palmyra defeats Knox County in OT, and Central Lee prevails at home in girls hoops.

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  • Four area basketball teams remain state ranked in Illinois

    Four area basketball teams remain state ranked in Illinois

    Illinois High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Poll The Associated Press Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School                                            W-L        Pts    Prv    1.  Simeon  (13)                ...More >>
    Illinois High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Poll The Associated Press Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School                                            W-L        Pts    Prv    1.  Simeon  (13)                ...More >>
  • Wild West: Western boys rally at WIT

    It was Christmas break and the Western boys basketball team had won just half of its 12 games to start the season. It was then when the Wildcats realized they weren't playing to their potential and Curtis Stout's team knew something had to change. 

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    It was Christmas break and the Western boys basketball team had won just half of its 12 games to start the season. It was then when the Wildcats realized they weren't playing to their potential and Curtis Stout's team knew something had to change. 

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  • Quincy High's McNay becomes newest member of JWCC soccer team

    Quincy High's McNay becomes newest member of JWCC soccer team

    The Quincy High School to John Wood Community College soccer pipeline continued Tuesday afternoon when standout defender Jordan McNay made his commitment official.  

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    The Quincy High School to John Wood Community College soccer pipeline continued Tuesday afternoon when standout defender Jordan McNay made his commitment official.  

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  • Quincy rink rats brave cold to skate on the Mississippi

    Quincy rink rats brave cold to skate on the Mississippi

    When the temperature drops low enough in Quincy there is a group of dedicated hockey players that brave the cold to take their game outside.  But with no official ice rink in the Gem City to speak of, these rink rats are forced to make their own on the frozen Mississippi River.  

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    When the temperature drops low enough in Quincy there is a group of dedicated hockey players that brave the cold to take their game outside.  But with no official ice rink in the Gem City to speak of, these rink rats are forced to make their own on the frozen Mississippi River.  

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  • Quincy's Gengenbacher hits beach to extend volleyball career

    Quincy's Gengenbacher hits beach to extend volleyball career

    Kristen Gengenbacher is heading to the University of Washington to play beach volleyball.Kristen Gengenbacher is heading to the University of Washington to play beach volleyball.

    Despite the fact her indoor volleyball career on the college level is over Quincy's Kristen Gengenbacher isn't finished playing the sport she loves. And she's taking her skills outdoors. 

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    Despite the fact her indoor volleyball career on the college level is over Quincy's Kristen Gengenbacher isn't finished playing the sport she loves. And she's taking her skills outdoors. 

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  • WIU's Taylor sets out on attempting to realize NFL dream

    WIU's Taylor sets out on attempting to realize NFL dream

    Brett Taylor heads to Frisco, Texas for Friday's FCS postseason award ceremony before continuing preparations for the NFL Draft.Brett Taylor heads to Frisco, Texas for Friday's FCS postseason award ceremony before continuing preparations for the NFL Draft.

    Brett Taylor's days in Macomb are over as a resident, a student, and football player. But a change in zip code might mean a new lease to his career on the gridiron. As Taylor prepares to head south where he could be crowned the nation's top defensive player he reflects on the past, present, and future.

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    Brett Taylor's days in Macomb are over as a resident, a student, and football player. But a change in zip code might mean a new lease to his career on the gridiron. As Taylor prepares to head south where he could be crowned the nation's top defensive player he reflects on the past, present, and future.

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