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QND dawned its game day uniforms for the first time in the annual Blue/Gold scrimmage. QND dawned its game day uniforms for the first time in the annual Blue/Gold scrimmage.

Thursday's Area Scores - August 17 Video included

Quincy High School girls golf continues its strong start with a dual win in Springfield, plus QND football shows off its 2017 product in the annual Blue/Gold scrimmage.

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: No mercy mantra inspires Pleasant Hill Video included

Pleasant Hill intends to use experience to its advantage in hopes of playing in the postseason for the first time since 2009. Pleasant Hill intends to use experience to its advantage in hopes of playing in the postseason for the first time since 2009.

They make up for low numbers with loads of talent. The Pleasant Hill football program has a clear mission of a rebound this fall and they are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure a seven-loss campaign in 2016 doesn't repeat itself.

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: 'Fearless' leadership reignites Quincy University Video included

Quincy University opens the season on August 31st at Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas. Quincy University opens the season on August 31st at Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas.

It's full speed ahead at QU Stadium. There's new leadership on the coaching staff, and in the huddle, but the goals for the Quincy University football program remain the same.

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QHS Soccer: Blue Devils to lean on veteran leadership Video included

Armed with plenty of potential the Quincy High School soccer team opens the season Monday. Armed with plenty of potential the Quincy High School soccer team opens the season Monday.

There's a new head coach roaming the Quincy High School sidelines these days and he's no secret to the soccer squad. Former assistant Ron Bridal inherits the tradition rich program following the retirement of long-time leader Matt Longo. The good thing for Bridal is the cupboard of talent is far from bare.

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: Van-Far sets out to erase losing skid Video included

Van-Far has the pieces in place for what they hopes results in a successful 2017 campaign. Van-Far has the pieces in place for what they hopes results in a successful 2017 campaign.

Consecutive wins at the start and eight straight losses to finish. That was last season for the Van-Far football program. Fast forward to the present and you will find an Indians team ready to put on a more successful Friday night show.

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: Experience and motivation to spark West Hancock Video included

West Hancock returns 18 starters from last year's undefeated run through the regular season. West Hancock returns 18 starters from last year's undefeated run through the regular season.

If last year's undefeated regular season was a sign of things to come the West Hancock football program might be set for a playoff breakthrough this fall. Especially when you consider Travis Cook's squad returns all but three starters in 2017.

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: Unfinished business fuels Bushnell/West Prairie Video included

BWP returns 17 starters from last year's five-win playoff season last fall. BWP returns 17 starters from last year's five-win playoff season last fall.

At 2-4 the playoff likelihood looked bleak for Bushnell/West Prairie last season. But the Sparclones rattled off three straight wins to earn a spot in the postseason. It's the kind of momentum this year's group intends to build off.

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: Energy returns as Fort Madison turns to new leadership Video included

Fort Madison is banking on new leadership to guide them following a winless season last fall. Fort Madison is banking on new leadership to guide them following a winless season last fall.

Energy is everywhere you look at Fort Madison these days, especially when it comes to the football program. There is a new sheriff in town and he's brought optimism with him.

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: Paris determined to fight on despite low numbers Video included

Just two years removed from a district championship game appearance the Paris Coyotes are trying their hardest to keep a full team on the field. As the start of the season fast approaches Paris has less than 20 healthy players to put in pads, however, the Coyotes are determined not to let a low turnout define their season. 

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Hellenthal at length on why QU; player he called first

It was announced on Friday that Ryan Hellenthal will be the next men's basketball coach at Quincy University following the retirement of Marty Bell. He spoke at length with WGEM SportsCenter on Monday:

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: West Central returns and reloads with experience Video included

Optimism and excitement surround a West Central football team that won just two games in 2016. However, with a deep senior class, a healthy roster, and a new head coach the Cougars are ready to upset a few teams along the way. 

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GRIDIRON PREVIEW: Central Lee running full speed ahead Video included

The Central Lee football team eyes a third straight trip to the post season for the first time in program history with a new head coach, a new quarterback, but the same speedy backfield that has helped the Hawks turn the program around the past two years. 

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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 >>
  • WGEM SportsCenter Fall Preview Podcasts

    WGEM SportsCenter Fall Preview Podcasts

    Click here to check out all the latest from the morning radio show's August interviews with area fall sports coaches in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

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    Click here to check out all the latest from the morning radio show's August interviews with area fall sports coaches in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

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  • Friday Sports Extra -- August 11

    Friday Sports Extra -- August 11

    Clark County's Chayson Kleine breaks a bevy of tackles and finds the end zone at the Hannibal Jamboree.Clark County's Chayson Kleine breaks a bevy of tackles and finds the end zone at the Hannibal Jamboree.

    Northeast Missouri football teams go under the Friday night lights one week before the real thing, Quincy Notre Dame football eyes a return to the playoffs, plus Palmyra's Noah Mencer kicks his way to the QMG Play of the Week, and Quincy University men's basketball unveils its leadership change.

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    Northeast Missouri football teams go under the Friday night lights one week before the real thing, Quincy Notre Dame football eyes a return to the playoffs, plus Palmyra's Noah Mencer kicks his way to the QMG Play of the Week, and Quincy University men's basketball unveils its leadership change.

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  • Significant Switch: Bell out, Hellenthal in at Quincy University

    Significant Switch: Bell out, Hellenthal in at Quincy University

    Marty Bell announced Thursday that he is retiring as Quincy University men’s basketball head coach and will focus solely on his role as Athletic Director. Assistant coach Ryan Hellenthal has been promoted, becoming the program’s 15th head coach. 

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    Marty Bell announced Thursday that he is retiring as Quincy University men’s basketball head coach and will focus solely on his role as Athletic Director. Assistant coach Ryan Hellenthal has been promoted, becoming the program’s 15th head coach.

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  • Guthrie ready to capitalize off best finish

    Guthrie ready to capitalize off best finish

    Quincy-native Luke Guthrie finished tied for second two weeks ago in Kansas City at the Digital Ally Open, his best finish to date in 2017. He now readies to hit the links in Springfield, Mo., at the Price Cutter Charity Championship on Thursday. He spoke with WGEM SportsCenter on Wednesday.

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    Quincy-native Luke Guthrie finished tied for second two weeks ago in Kansas City at the Digital Ally Open, his best finish to date in 2017. He now readies to hit the links in Springfield, Mo., at the Price Cutter Charity Championship on Thursday. He spoke with WGEM SportsCenter on Wednesday.

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  • Gems end season on winning note

    Gems end season on winning note

    After a season measured by more downs than ups the Quincy Gems end their season on a positive note. 

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    After a season measured by more downs than ups the Quincy Gems end their season on a positive note. 

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  • Leathernecks motivated as camp continues

    Leathernecks motivated as camp continues

    Picked to finish in the bottom half of their conference after ending the 2016 season on a three-game losing streak the Western Illinois football team has all the motivation it needs heading into the 2017 season. 

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    Picked to finish in the bottom half of their conference after ending the 2016 season on a three-game losing streak the Western Illinois football team has all the motivation it needs heading into the 2017 season. 

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  • Friday's Sports Extra-August 4

    Friday's Sports Extra-August 4

    The Gems collect a win in a rout over Danville as their season winds down. 

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    The Gems collect a win in a rout over Danville as their season winds down. 

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  • Polak cites playing time as reason for transfer

    Polak cites playing time as reason for transfer

    The last year has not been easy for Joey Polak. After suffering an injury and red-shirting his freshman season at South Carolina the QND product and Gems infielder decided to transfer to Jefferson College after only one season with the Gamecocks.  

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    The last year has not been easy for Joey Polak. After suffering an injury and red-shirting his freshman season at South Carolina the QND product and Gems infielder decided to transfer to Jefferson College after only one season with the Gamecocks.  

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  • Tornadoes basketball turns to Bradshaw

    Tornadoes basketball turns to Bradshaw

    After two years away from coaching Todd Bradshaw has decided to return to coach the Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team. Bradshaw previously spent 15 years as the Tornadoes head coach before stepping down.  

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    After two years away from coaching Todd Bradshaw has decided to return to coach the Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team. Bradshaw previously spent 15 years as the Tornadoes head coach before stepping down.  

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  • Devils hire former Wildcat, Crisp

    Devils hire former Wildcat, Crisp

    The Quincy High baseball program announced Friday that it has found a new head coach. The Blue Devils will turn to former Culver-Stockton all-conference catcher Brandon Crisp. 

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    The Quincy High baseball program announced Friday that it has found a new head coach. The Blue Devils will turn to former Culver-Stockton all-conference catcher Brandon Crisp. 

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  • Quincy's Polak to leave South Carolina for Jefferson College

    Quincy's Polak to leave South Carolina for Jefferson College

    Former QND and Quincy Gems infielder Joey Polak has decided to transfer from South Carolina.Former QND and Quincy Gems infielder Joey Polak has decided to transfer from South Carolina.

    Joey Polak's career at South Carolina has come to an end. The former Quincy Notre Dame and Quincy Gems infielder has decided to transfer to Jefferson College. 

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    Joey Polak's career at South Carolina has come to an end. The former Quincy Notre Dame and Quincy Gems infielder has decided to transfer to Jefferson College. 

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  • PODCAST: Begeman's summer dream

    PODCAST: Begeman's summer dream

    During the winter the area mostly sees Brad Begeman roaming the spot right in front of the bleachers at Mendon while coaching the Unity girls basketball team. But for the past 28 years, Begeman's love for tractor pulls has led him to summer fairs across the Midwest to pull his IH 1066 called "Change of Pace." He spoke with WGEM SportsCenter.

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    During the winter the area mostly sees Brad Begeman roaming the spot right in front of the bleachers at Mendon while coaching the Unity girls basketball team. But for the past 28 years, Begeman's love for tractor pulls has led him to summer fairs across the Midwest to pull his IH 1066 called "Change of Pace." He spoke with WGEM SportsCenter.

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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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  • QND Senior raises money for Great River Honor Flight

    QND Senior raises money for Great River Honor Flight

    A Quincy Notre Dame senior took it upon herself to raise roughly $1,500  for the Great River Honor Flight.  

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    A Quincy Notre Dame senior took it upon herself to raise roughly $1,500  for the Great River Honor Flight.  

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  • SC Audio: Racing's always been in Gundaker's blood

    SC Audio: Racing's always been in Gundaker's blood

    The former Hawks baseball player joined us to talk about his path to becoming a competitive dirt track race car driver.

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    The former Hawks baseball player joined us to talk about his path to becoming a competitive dirt track race car driver.

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  • PODCAST: Evan McGaughey, former QU hoops

    PODCAST: Evan McGaughey, former QU hoops

    Evan McGaughey is taking off to Germany in August to play pro hoops. He joined WGEM SportsCenter before taking off. More >>
    Evan McGaughey is taking off to Germany in August to play pro hoops. He joined WGEM SportsCenter before taking off. More >>
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