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QND head coach Kevin Meyer has plenty of pieces at his disposal this season. QND head coach Kevin Meyer has plenty of pieces at his disposal this season.

Full Speed Ahead: QND to feed off athleticism Video included

Gone are four starters and more than 80 percent of the Raiders scoring, however Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer is quick to point out what they return and the potential of this year's bunch, as opposed to reverting back to the graduation hit.

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Title Chase: Monroe City gets second chance to make state championship impression Video included

Monroe City heads to Columbia this weekend in search of a Class 1 state championship trophy. Monroe City heads to Columbia this weekend in search of a Class 1 state championship trophy.

14 games down and 14 victories earned. But the one win the Monroe City football team desperately wants is yet to be accounted for. That chance comes in Saturday's Class 1 state championship game.

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Driving Forces: QHS to lean on experience in backcourt Video included

Quincy High School opens the season on Thanksgiving night against Providence St. Mel. Quincy High School opens the season on Thanksgiving night against Providence St. Mel.

A tradition nearly a half century old is about to take center stage, as is the start to the Quincy High School basketball season. The Blue Devils tip-off the first of three games in three nights Thursday as the three month journey through the regular season begins.

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Wednesday's Area Scores - November 22 Video included

Carter Fayhee had 27 points to help guide Macomb to a win over Pleasant Plains. Carter Fayhee had 27 points to help guide Macomb to a win over Pleasant Plains.

Macomb fends off Plains, Pittsfield downs Liberty, Unity picks up its first win, and West Hancock and West Central improve to 3-0 in boys basketball, plus West Hancock clips Unity, and Illini West falls a point short in girls hoops, and pair of road victories for Western Illinois in college basketball.

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WIU's Taylor earns top defensive accolade in MVFC Video included

WIU linebacker Brett Taylor has been named MVFC Defensive Player of the Year. WIU linebacker Brett Taylor has been named MVFC Defensive Player of the Year.

It was most likely a no-brainer to many but it became reality Wednesday morning. Western Illinois linebacker and Macomb High School alum Brett Taylor has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

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SC Audio: Meyer and new look Raiders ready to hit the floor

The Raiders coach joined WGEM SportsCenter to preview their season and their tip-off games at The Pit this weekend.

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SC Audio: Fisher, WIU ready to hit the road for FCS playoffs

This week's chat with the Leathernecks coach included a memorable Senior Day and a preview of their playoff opener at Weber State on Saturday.

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Tuesday's Area Scores - November 21 Video included

Dezi Jones had 21 points and seven steals to lead Hannibal past Bowling Green. Dezi Jones had 21 points and seven steals to lead Hannibal past Bowling Green.

Hannibal shrugs off a slow start to beat Bowling Green, Louisiana clips Pleasant Hill, Canton downs Knox County, Mark Twain wins its opener, and Central clips Illini West in boys basketball, plus Highand rolls on the road, Clark County coasts, South Shelby and North Shelby win big, and Central Lee and HTC pick up road victories in girls hoops, and WIU knocks off Illinois in women's college basketball.

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Illini West's Bryan is The People's Choice Video included

Illini West's Jacob Bryan is The People's Choice for 2017 WGEM Fall Athlete of the Year. Illini West's Jacob Bryan is The People's Choice for 2017 WGEM Fall Athlete of the Year.

One week of voting is in the books and nearly 12,000 of you voiced your opinion by voting at WGEM.com. It's now time to reveal the 2017 People's Choice for WGEM Fall Athlete of the Year. Your winner is Illini West's Jacob Bryan who received 45.5 percent of the vote.

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Family Ties: Batsell cousins shine for state-bound Panthers Video included

After watching Monroe City compete in the state championship game last season, Panthers wide receiver Nehemiah Batsell was able to join the 2017 team and join his cousin, Keenan, on the field to make a memorable season for the family. 

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QU removes interim tag, promotes Bass to head coach Video included

Quincy University has removed the interim tag and promoted Gary Bass to head football coach. Quincy University has removed the interim tag and promoted Gary Bass to head football coach.

Quincy University has removed the interim tag and promoted Gary Bass to head coach of the football program. Bass was named interim head coach last May following Tom Pajic's resignation and the Hawks finished 3-8 this season. 

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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 13 Winner
    -- Cole Pennewell, Monroe City football

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    Week 13 Winner
    -- Cole Pennewell, Monroe City football

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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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  • SC Audio: Douglas, QHS ready to open things up

    SC Audio: Douglas, QHS ready to open things up

    The Blue Devils coach joined WGEM SportsCenter to preview the season and the field for this week's 47th annual Thanksgiving tournament.

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    The Blue Devils coach joined WGEM SportsCenter to preview the season and the field for this week's 47th annual Thanksgiving tournament.

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  • SC Audio: 2nd trip to state even more rewarding for Kirby, Panthers

    SC Audio: 2nd trip to state even more rewarding for Kirby, Panthers

    The Panthers coach joined WGEM SportsCenter to talk about all his team has accomplished this season.

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    The Panthers coach joined WGEM SportsCenter to talk about all his team has accomplished this season.

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  • Monday's Area Scores - November 20

    Monday's Area Scores - November 20

    Jackson Porter hit the game winning free throws sending Illini West to a win over Liberty.Jackson Porter hit the game winning free throws sending Illini West to a win over Liberty.

    Illini West fends off Liberty, Payson rolls Lovejoy, Pittsfield edges Central, West Hancock coasts, Macomb upends Jacksonville, Unity falls in the final seconds, and Marion County wins its opener in boys basketball, plus Central-SE earns a victory at home, Brown County protects home court, and Western-Payson handles Liberty in girls hoops, and John Wood hits the century mark in men's college basketball.

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    Illini West fends off Liberty, Payson rolls Lovejoy, Pittsfield edges Central, West Hancock coasts, Macomb upends Jacksonville, Unity falls in the final seconds, and Marion County wins its opener in boys basketball, plus Central-SE earns a victory at home, Brown County protects home court, and Western-Payson handles Liberty in girls hoops, and John Wood hits the century mark in men's college basketball.

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  • WIU's Taylor, Fisher named finalists for top FCS awards

    WIU's Taylor, Fisher named finalists for top FCS awards

    Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor is a finalist for the top FCS defensive honor.Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor is a finalist for the top FCS defensive honor.

    Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor and head coach Charlie Fisher have been named finalists for two of the top FCS individuals honors which will be handed out in January of 2018.

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    Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor and head coach Charlie Fisher have been named finalists for two of the top FCS individuals honors which will be handed out in January of 2018.

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  • Still Fighting: WIU earns spot in FCS Playoffs

    Still Fighting: WIU earns spot in FCS Playoffs

    It was this time last year when the Western Illinois football team learned it would be left out of the FCS Playoffs after losing its final three games. A lot can change in a year and Sunday was proof of that when the Leathernecks learned that they received an at-large bid into the FCS Playoffs. 

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    It was this time last year when the Western Illinois football team learned it would be left out of the FCS Playoffs after losing its final three games. A lot can change in a year and Sunday was proof of that when the Leathernecks learned that they received an at-large bid into the FCS Playoffs. 

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  • Saturday's Area Scores-November 18

    Saturday's Area Scores-November 18

    The Monroe City football team punches its ticket for a return trip to the state championship game while Clark County's magical season ends in the Class 2 semifinals, Western Illinois football earns it's eighth win of the season, the Quincy University women's basketball team gets into the win column while the men fall on the road and the Western/Payson girls basketball team wins twice to stay unbeaten. 

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    The Monroe City football team punches its ticket for a return trip to the state championship game while Clark County's magical season ends in the Class 2 semifinals, Western Illinois football earns it's eighth win of the season, the Quincy University women's basketball team gets into the win column while the men fall on the road and the Western/Payson girls basketball team wins twice to stay unbeaten. 

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  • Secondary To None: Monroe City faces tough test in semifinal

    Secondary To None: Monroe City faces tough test in semifinal

    How do you stop an offense that snaps the ball every six seconds? That is exactly what the Monroe City defense, especially the defensive backfield, is going to have to figure out in Saturday's semifinal against East Buchanan. 

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    How do you stop an offense that snaps the ball every six seconds? That is exactly what the Monroe City defense, especially the defensive backfield, is going to have to figure out in Saturday's semifinal against East Buchanan. 

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  • Friday's Sports Extra - November 17

    Friday's Sports Extra - November 17

    Aaron Shoot and QHS held their annual Blue/White scrimmage at Blue Devil Gym Friday.Aaron Shoot and QHS held their annual Blue/White scrimmage at Blue Devil Gym Friday.

    Sports Extra highlights include Blue/White scrimmage at Blue Devil Gym, Blue/Gold scrimmage at The Pit, plus women's college basketball from Quincy, Culver-Stockton, and John Wood, QU women's soccer in the Sweet 16, and the QMG Play of the Week.

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    Sports Extra highlights include Blue/White scrimmage at Blue Devil Gym, Blue/Gold scrimmage at The Pit, plus women's college basketball from Quincy, Culver-Stockton, and John Wood, QU women's soccer in the Sweet 16, and the QMG Play of the Week.

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  • Road Less Traveled: Clark County grows from early mistakes

    Road Less Traveled: Clark County grows from early mistakes

    Saturday, the Clark County Indians will find themselves somewhere they haven't been in nine years: the Class 2 state semifinals. After making it to the final four the hard way, the Indians hope their shared experience can take them a step further. 

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    Saturday, the Clark County Indians will find themselves somewhere they haven't been in nine years: the Class 2 state semifinals. After making it to the final four the hard way, the Indians hope their shared experience can take them a step further. 

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  • Quincy High's Bordewick overcomes odds, receives college opportunity

    Quincy High's Bordewick overcomes odds, receives college opportunity

    Quincy High's Bre Bordewick became the newest member of the John Wood women's basketball program Friday.Quincy High's Bre Bordewick became the newest member of the John Wood women's basketball program Friday.

    Bre Bordewick has defied the odds and next year she will be a college basketball player. The Quincy High School senior signed on with John Wood on Friday despite a pair of injuries that nearly derailed her career. 

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    Bre Bordewick has defied the odds and next year she will be a college basketball player. The Quincy High School senior signed on with John Wood on Friday despite a pair of injuries that nearly derailed her career. 

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  • Unity's Adams to showcase talent at Eastern Illinois

    Unity's Adams to showcase talent at Eastern Illinois

    Unity's Megan Adams pledged Eastern Illinois cross country on Friday morning.Unity's Megan Adams pledged Eastern Illinois cross country on Friday morning.

    One of the area's top cross country runners has her mind made up when it comes to competing at the next level. Unity's Megan Adams has decided on Eastern Illinois to continue her cross country career after qualifying for the state meet three times, which included a career best 16th place finish in the Class 1A meet as a junior. 

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    One of the area's top cross country runners has her mind made up when it comes to competing at the next level. Unity's Megan Adams has decided on Eastern Illinois to continue her cross country career after qualifying for the state meet three times, which included a career best 16th place finish in the Class 1A meet as a junior. 

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  • Spurrier headlines HLGU's annual Booster Banquet

    Spurrier headlines HLGU's annual Booster Banquet

    College Football Hall of Fame coach and player Steve Spurrier headlined HLGU's Booster Banquet Thursday.College Football Hall of Fame coach and player Steve Spurrier headlined HLGU's Booster Banquet Thursday.

    It's not every day a national champion college football coach makes a stop in the Tri-States. But that was the case on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University on Thursday night. Steve Spurrier headlined the 76th annual Booster Banquet. 

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    It's not every day a national champion college football coach makes a stop in the Tri-States. But that was the case on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University on Thursday night. Steve Spurrier headlined the 76th annual Booster Banquet. 

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  • All-State accolades for Connell, Langford, and Williams

    All-State accolades for Connell, Langford, and Williams

    QND's Jackson Connell had a team-high 94 tackles this season to earn All-State honors.QND's Jackson Connell had a team-high 94 tackles this season to earn All-State honors.

    The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association handed out its All-State honors Wednesday for Class 1A through 4A and three players from our region were honored - QND's Jackson Connell, West Hancock's Riley Langford, and Central's Cole Williams.

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    The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association handed out its All-State honors Wednesday for Class 1A through 4A and three players from our region were honored - QND's Jackson Connell, West Hancock's Riley Langford, and Central's Cole Williams.

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  • QND's Krogman follows passion to Truman State

    QND's Krogman follows passion to Truman State

    QND's Alexis Krogman signed her national letter of intent with Truman State swimming Wednesday.QND's Alexis Krogman signed her national letter of intent with Truman State swimming Wednesday.

    Quincy Notre Dame's Alexis Krogman is now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to Truman State. Krogman pledged to continue her swimming career in Kirksville on Wednesday.

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    Quincy Notre Dame's Alexis Krogman is now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to Truman State. Krogman pledged to continue her swimming career in Kirksville on Wednesday.

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  • Palmyra's Wilson gets shot at Culver-Stockton

    Palmyra's Wilson gets shot at Culver-Stockton

    Palmyra's Brooke Wilson put pen to paper Wednesday and pledged Culver-Stockton track and field.Palmyra's Brooke Wilson put pen to paper Wednesday and pledged Culver-Stockton track and field.

    Palmyra track and field standout Brooke Wilson has decided to stay close to home by taking her shot put talents to Culver-Stockton. The senior made her commitment official Wednesday afternoon after weighing several options, including continuing her softball career. But in the end it was track that won out.

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    Palmyra track and field standout Brooke Wilson has decided to stay close to home by taking her shot put talents to Culver-Stockton. The senior made her commitment official Wednesday afternoon after weighing several options, including continuing her softball career. But in the end it was track that won out.

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  • Pushing Their Weight: Clark County o-line finds new life

    Pushing Their Weight: Clark County o-line finds new life

    Over its eight-game winning streak a driving force for the Clark County football team has been an offensive line that found new life with the rest of the team after a slow start to the season. 

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    Over its eight-game winning streak a driving force for the Clark County football team has been an offensive line that found new life with the rest of the team after a slow start to the season. 

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  • Hannibal's Brown signs to pitch at HLGU

    Hannibal's Brown signs to pitch at HLGU

    Baseball season may be months away but pitching is still on the mind of the Hannibal Pirates' ace Colton Brown. Monday, Brown signed to continue his baseball career at the collegiate level and he won't have to go too far to do so.

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    Baseball season may be months away but pitching is still on the mind of the Hannibal Pirates' ace Colton Brown. Monday, Brown signed to continue his baseball career at the collegiate level and he won't have to go too far to do so.

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  • Mental Masterminds: Payson spikes completes dominant season

    Mental Masterminds: Payson spikes completes dominant season

    As the 2017 volleyball season began, Payson-Seymour only had one goal: to win it all. That goal was made a reality, Saturday, after the Indians capped off a dominant season from start to finish. 

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    As the 2017 volleyball season began, Payson-Seymour only had one goal: to win it all. That goal was made a reality, Saturday, after the Indians capped off a dominant season from start to finish. 

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  • Friday Sports Extra - November 10

    Friday Sports Extra - November 10

    Payson took down Newark in straight sets to advance to the Class 1A state title match.Payson took down Newark in straight sets to advance to the Class 1A state title match.

    Sports Extra includes an Adams County sabotage at state volleyball, plus West Hancock/Maroa-Forsyth, Clark County/North Callaway, and Monroe City/Westran quarterfinal football previews, success on the hardwood for the WIU women and JWCC men, Canton's Alexander Jarvis signs on with Culver-Stockton track, and QND's Maddie Peters wins QMG Play of the Week.

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    Sports Extra includes an Adams County sabotage at state volleyball, plus West Hancock/Maroa-Forsyth, Clark County/North Callaway, and Monroe City/Westran quarterfinal football previews, success on the hardwood for the WIU women and JWCC men, Canton's Alexander Jarvis signs on with Culver-Stockton track, and QND's Maddie Peters wins QMG Play of the Week.

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  • Saturday's Area Scores-November 11

    Saturday's Area Scores-November 11

    Payson volleyball wins its first state championship, QND volleyball finishes as a state runner-up, Monroe City and Clark County football punch tickets to the final four as West Hancock falls in the quarterfinals, Western Illinois football wins its sixth on the road in a blow out as QU women's soccer moves on to the sweet 16. 

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    Payson volleyball wins its first state championship, QND volleyball finishes as a state runner-up, Monroe City and Clark County football punch tickets to the final four as West Hancock falls in the quarterfinals, Western Illinois football wins its sixth on the road in a blow out as QU women's soccer moves on to the sweet 16. 

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  • Championship Chance: QND, Payson advance to state title matches

    Championship Chance: QND, Payson advance to state title matches

    QND fought off Newton to win its semifinal match in straight sets to advance to the Class 2A state championship.QND fought off Newton to win its semifinal match in straight sets to advance to the Class 2A state championship.

    What a day for area volleyball at Redbird Arena as both Quincy Notre Dame and Payson Seymour swept their state tournament semifinal opponents Friday for a shot at Saturday's state championship matches.

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    What a day for area volleyball at Redbird Arena as both Quincy Notre Dame and Payson Seymour swept their state tournament semifinal opponents Friday for a shot at Saturday's state championship matches.

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