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QND explodes for 10 runs in the third inning to dispose of Warrensburg-Latham in the sectional semifinals. QND explodes for 10 runs in the third inning to dispose of Warrensburg-Latham in the sectional semifinals.

Wednesday's Area Scores - May 23 Video included

Canton's bid to advance to state falls one victory short, QND and Liberty make dates for sectional championship affairs, and the end of the road for QHS, Illini West, and Macomb in baseball, plus the curtain closes on the Illini West softball season, and Holy Trinity boys soccer falls in the Substate semifinals.

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Familiar Territory: QND heads to Naperville to defend its title Video included

QND heads to the state tournament only two wins away from consecutive Class 1A titles. QND heads to the state tournament only two wins away from consecutive Class 1A titles.

There were early season injuries which included a change in keepers and a far different postseason journey than a year ago featuring road trips totaling 848 miles. But through it all the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team never took their eye off the prize. 

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SC Audio: Kennedy Gooding, Illini West baseball player

WGEM SportsCenter talked with the Hannibal Regional Prep Athlete of the Week.

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Tuesday's Area Scores - May 22 Video included

QND celebrates following its Final Four clinching victory against Joliet Catholic. QND celebrates following its Final Four clinching victory against Joliet Catholic.

QND earns its second consecutive trip to the Final Four, and Holy Trinity tops Keokuk in girls soccer, plus Mady Wear leads Central to a walk-off sectional victory over North Greene, and the season ends for Brown County, QHS, and Macomb in softball, and Valle Catholic defeats Van-Far in sectional baseball.

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Sectional Shot: Liberty finds its groove at the right time Video included

Liberty has won seven games in a row capped off by Saturday's regional championship victory. Liberty has won seven games in a row capped off by Saturday's regional championship victory.

The balancing act of plenty of time indoors while trying to gain confidence turned into early season struggles for the Liberty baseball team. But first year head coach Brigham John continued to preach patience. It turns out the Eagles listened and found their groove in the season's most important stretch. 

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Highland's Johnston off to John Wood to continue hoops career Video included

Highland's Keetan Johnston became the latest area standout to pledge John Wood basketball on Tuesday. Highland's Keetan Johnston became the latest area standout to pledge John Wood basketball on Tuesday.

The John Wood men's basketball team has added another piece to next season's puzzle. Once again, head coach Brad Hoyt dipped into the Clarence Cannon Conference talent pool. Highland standout point guard Keetan Johnston is the newest Trail Blazer after signing on with the program Tuesday afternoon. 

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Monday's Area Scores - May 21 Video included

Quincy started the postseason with a bang beating Springfield in the regional quarterfinals. Quincy started the postseason with a bang beating Springfield in the regional quarterfinals.

Lance Logsdon lifts Canton to the Class 2 quarterfinals, Clark County's rally falls short in the Class 3 sectional, and Quincy's Trevor Wiemelt shuts down Springfield to guide the Blue Devils to the regional semi's in baseball, plus the curtain closes for Griggsville-Perry in the regional championship, and Macomb cruises in the regional quarterfinals in softball.

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Super Opportunity: QND eyes a spot in the Final Four Video included

QND squares off against Joliet Catholic in Tuesday's Super-Sectional. QND squares off against Joliet Catholic in Tuesday's Super-Sectional.

They have outscored their first four postseason opponents 33-1 en route to earning a spot in Tuesday's Super-Sectional. But the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team knows the competition level is about to hit another notch. 

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Palmyra's Sublette to showcase golf talent at Columbia College Video included

Palmyra's Laithan Sublette officially joined the Columbia College golf program on Monday. Palmyra's Laithan Sublette officially joined the Columbia College golf program on Monday.

As far as consistency goes Laithan Sublette was the definition of it on the golf course. Rarely did Sublette post a crooked number at Palmyra, especially the last couple of years. Sublette officially put an end to his high school playing days while ushering in his college career on Monday morning. 

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Prep Athlete of the Week Ballot - Week 38

Place your vote now for Week 38 of the WGEM SportsCenter and Hannibal Regional Prep Athlete of the Week.

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QU vs Ohio Dominican NCAA Tournament Video included

Play made down the left field line. Play made down the left field line.

Quincy University took on Ohio Dominican Sunday in the Midwest Regional of the NCAA Division Two Baseball Tournament in Springfield. 

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Saturday's Area Scores May 19 Video included

QND vs Auburn QND vs Auburn

Regional baseball and softball all across Illinois plus track results...

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  • Friday Sports Extra - May 18

    Friday Sports Extra - May 18

    Illini West cruised past West Hancock to win a regional championship.Illini West cruised past West Hancock to win a regional championship.

    The Monroe City boys hold the lead following day one, plus 19 area individuals medal at the MSHSAA state meet, and Fort Madison medals in three events in Des Moines in track and field, QND coasts to a sectional championship, and Fort Madison and Holy Trinity split in soccer, plus Illini West earns a regional title in softball, and QHS plates 13 runs to win in baseball, and QU falls to the losers bracket at the NCAA Midwest Region.

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    The Monroe City boys hold the lead following day one, plus 19 area individuals medal at the MSHSAA state meet, and Fort Madison medals in three events in Des Moines in track and field, QND coasts to a sectional championship, and Fort Madison and Holy Trinity split in soccer, plus Illini West earns a regional title in softball, and QHS plates 13 runs to win in baseball, and QU falls to the losers bracket at the NCAA Midwest Region.

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  • Quincy's Reis hopes to set the pace at John Wood

    Quincy's Reis hopes to set the pace at John Wood

    Quincy's Abbie Reis put pen to paper Thursday and pledged John Wood women's soccer.Quincy's Abbie Reis put pen to paper Thursday and pledged John Wood women's soccer.

    There's a reason Abbie Reis was a First Team All-Western Big Six selection in soccer this spring. She can flat out play. Reis put her skills on display in the Blue Devils' conference title clinching win over United Township with a pair of goals and an assist. Reis is now bound for John Wood and becomes the first to join this fall's recruiting class.

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    There's a reason Abbie Reis was a First Team All-Western Big Six selection in soccer this spring. She can flat out play. Reis put her skills on display in the Blue Devils' conference title clinching win over United Township with a pair of goals and an assist. Reis is now bound for John Wood and becomes the first to join this fall's recruiting class.

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  • Pittsfield's Gwartney, White make commitments official

    Pittsfield's Gwartney, White make commitments official

    Pittsfield's James Gwartney is bound for Quincy University to extend his track and field career.Pittsfield's James Gwartney is bound for Quincy University to extend his track and field career.

    A pair of Pittsfield student athletes are now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to the next level. Standout long jumper James Gwartney will showcase his skills at Quincy University and Ariana White is bound for Illinois College to continue her golf career. 

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    A pair of Pittsfield student athletes are now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to the next level. Standout long jumper James Gwartney will showcase his skills at Quincy University and Ariana White is bound for Illinois College to continue her golf career. 

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  • Highland's Haggerty picks Missouri Western to continue track career

    Highland's Haggerty picks Missouri Western to continue track career

    Highland senior Nathan Haggerty is heading to Missouri Western for track and field.Highland senior Nathan Haggerty is heading to Missouri Western for track and field.
    Highland senior Nathan Haggerty is heading to Missouri Western for track and field.Highland senior Nathan Haggerty is heading to Missouri Western for track and field.

    Another day, another college signing at Highland High School. It was Nathan Haggerty's turn to take the next step in his track and field career Friday. Haggerty signed on the dotted line to join Missouri Western in the fall. 

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    Another day, another college signing at Highland High School. It was Nathan Haggerty's turn to take the next step in his track and field career Friday. Haggerty signed on the dotted line to join Missouri Western in the fall. 

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  • SC Audio: Brigham John, Liberty baseball coach

    SC Audio: Brigham John, Liberty baseball coach

    WGEM SportsCenter talked with coach about Liberty heading into the regional finals match up Saturday and we also got his thoughts on his favorite post workout beverage.

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    WGEM SportsCenter talked with coach about Liberty heading into the regional finals match up Saturday and we also got his thoughts on his favorite post workout beverage.

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  • Thursday's Area Scores - May 17

    Thursday's Area Scores - May 17

    Unity's Peyton Hightower provided the late inning fireworks as Unity advanced to the regional championship.Unity's Peyton Hightower provided the late inning fireworks as Unity advanced to the regional championship.

    Unity's Peyton Hightower sends the Mustangs to a walk-off victory in Winchester, Eric Jones leads Central past Brown County, and Kennedy Gooding homers twice in Illini West's regional win in baseball, QU opens the NCAA Tournament with success, plus Griggsville-Perry softball punches its regional championship ticket, and Keokuk's Miracle Ailes medals at the state track and field meet.

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    Unity's Peyton Hightower sends the Mustangs to a walk-off victory in Winchester, Eric Jones leads Central past Brown County, and Kennedy Gooding homers twice in Illini West's regional win in baseball, QU opens the NCAA Tournament with success, plus Griggsville-Perry softball punches its regional championship ticket, and Keokuk's Miracle Ailes medals at the state track and field meet.

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  • Mark Twain's Talbott eager for opportunity at Missouri S&T

    Mark Twain's Talbott eager for opportunity at Missouri S&T

    Mark Twain's Lincoln Talbott is bound for Missouri S&T to continue his football career.Mark Twain's Lincoln Talbott is bound for Missouri S&T to continue his football career.

    The decision on where to continue his football career meant more than just the gridiron for Lincoln Talbott. The Mark Twain senior also wanted to pursue an engineering degree. Missouri S&T offers both.

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    The decision on where to continue his football career meant more than just the gridiron for Lincoln Talbott. The Mark Twain senior also wanted to pursue an engineering degree. Missouri S&T offers both.

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  • John Wood hoops sends four sophomores to four-year programs

    John Wood hoops sends four sophomores to four-year programs

    Four of John Wood's top sophomores took the next step in their careers on Wednesday.Four of John Wood's top sophomores took the next step in their careers on Wednesday.

    They were four members of a sophomore class that continued the John Wood men's basketball program's winning ways and will exit with 40 victories in their two seasons together. All four took the next step in their college basketball futures Wednesday afternoon by signing on the dotted line.

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    They were four members of a sophomore class that continued the John Wood men's basketball program's winning ways and will exit with 40 victories in their two seasons together. All four took the next step in their college basketball futures Wednesday afternoon by signing on the dotted line.

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  • Highland's Miller takes archery skills to Cumberland College

    Highland's Miller takes archery skills to Cumberland College

    Highland's Brooke Miller is heading to Cumberland College to forge ahead in archery.Highland's Brooke Miller is heading to Cumberland College to forge ahead in archery.
    Highland's Brooke Miller is heading to Cumberland College to forge ahead in archery.Highland's Brooke Miller is heading to Cumberland College to forge ahead in archery.

    Highland's Brooke Miller is forging ahead with her athletic career. Miller is taking her archery talents to Cumberland College in Kentucky. She's been competing for quite some time, even traveling abroad to showcase her skills. 

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    Highland's Brooke Miller is forging ahead with her athletic career. Miller is taking her archery talents to Cumberland College in Kentucky. She's been competing for quite some time, even traveling abroad to showcase her skills. 

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  • Wednesday's Area Scores - May 16

    Wednesday's Area Scores - May 16

    Illini West's Connor Artman dominated the Rushville sectional winning titles in four events.Illini West's Connor Artman dominated the Rushville sectional winning titles in four events.

    Illini West's Connor Artman, Rushville-Industry's sprinters, and Liberty's relay teams shine at the Rushville sectional in track and field, plus QND coasts, Liberty knocks off Triopia, Clark County pulls off another upset, and Canton earns a district title in baseball, and West Hancock and West Central snag regional championship spots in softball.

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    Illini West's Connor Artman, Rushville-Industry's sprinters, and Liberty's relay teams shine at the Rushville sectional in track and field, plus QND coasts, Liberty knocks off Triopia, Clark County pulls off another upset, and Canton earns a district title in baseball, and West Hancock and West Central snag regional championship spots in softball.

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  • Quincy's Vogler, Silas move forward with track and field careers

    Quincy's Vogler, Silas move forward with track and field careers

    Quincy High's Katie Vogler and Maurice Silas pledged to continue their careers in track on Wednesday.Quincy High's Katie Vogler and Maurice Silas pledged to continue their careers in track on Wednesday.
    Quincy High's Katie Vogler and Maurice Silas pledged to continue their careers in track on Wednesday.Quincy High's Katie Vogler and Maurice Silas pledged to continue their careers in track on Wednesday.

    The Quincy High School track and field program is sending two of its own to the next level. Katie Vogler and Maurice Silas made their commitments official Wednesday afternoon. 

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    The Quincy High School track and field program is sending two of its own to the next level. Katie Vogler and Maurice Silas made their commitments official Wednesday afternoon. 

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  • Quincy's Schutte rebounds from fracture to advance to state meet

    Quincy's Schutte rebounds from fracture to advance to state meet

    Quincy's Maggie Schutte secured a spot at state in three different events despite a fractured right foot.Quincy's Maggie Schutte secured a spot at state in three different events despite a fractured right foot.
    Quincy's Maggie Schutte secured a spot at state in three different events despite a fractured right foot.Quincy's Maggie Schutte secured a spot at state in three different events despite a fractured right foot.

     Maggie Schutte is no secret to the Class 3A state track and field meet, but there were some who likely questioned whether the Quincy High School senior would return to Charleston this spring. Schutte never seems to back away from a challenge.

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     Maggie Schutte is no secret to the Class 3A state track and field meet, but there were some who likely questioned whether the Quincy High School senior would return to Charleston this spring. Schutte never seems to back away from a challenge.

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  • Macomb's Gentry signs with Illinois State

    Macomb's Gentry signs with Illinois State

    After playing three sports in his time at Macomb, Ben Gentry will try his hand at a fourth sport at the collegiate level. Gentry played football, baseball and swam at Macomb, but today signed on to be a cheerleader at Illinois State. Gentry's cousin is a cheerleader at Illinois State and was the one who first put the idea of cheering at Illinois State into his head. 

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    After playing three sports in his time at Macomb, Ben Gentry will try his hand at a fourth sport at the collegiate level. Gentry played football, baseball and swam at Macomb, but today signed on to be a cheerleader at Illinois State. Gentry's cousin is a cheerleader at Illinois State and was the one who first put the idea of cheering at Illinois State into his head. 

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  • No Surrender: Macomb's Taylor reflects on surreal NFL signing

    No Surrender: Macomb's Taylor reflects on surreal NFL signing

    Former Macomb and WIU linebacker Brett Taylor will leave Saturday for off-season training with the Minnesota Vikings.Former Macomb and WIU linebacker Brett Taylor will leave Saturday for off-season training with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Brett Taylor failed to impress NFL scouts enough to get drafted or get signed as a free agent. The Macomb native's only shot came when he received an invite to the Minnesota Vikings rookie mini-camp. He rose to the challenge and now finds himself one of 90 players on the Vikings roster. But the journey has only just kicked off.

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    Brett Taylor failed to impress NFL scouts enough to get drafted or get signed as a free agent. The Macomb native's only shot came when he received an invite to the Minnesota Vikings rookie mini-camp. He rose to the challenge and now finds himself one of 90 players on the Vikings roster. But the journey has only just kicked off.

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  • Sun About to Set: Southeastern's Swisegood honored for impeccable career

    Sun About to Set: Southeastern's Swisegood honored for impeccable career

    Dave Swisegood will retire at season's end following more than six decades as an area baseball coach.Dave Swisegood will retire at season's end following more than six decades as an area baseball coach.

    When the baseball season ends Southeastern's Dave Swisegood will hang up his jersey for good. The winningest head coach in Illinois High School Association history is retiring following 63 years in the business. On Tuesday night, Southeastern gave Swisegood a well deserved send off.

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    When the baseball season ends Southeastern's Dave Swisegood will hang up his jersey for good. The winningest head coach in Illinois High School Association history is retiring following 63 years in the business. On Tuesday night, Southeastern gave Swisegood a well deserved send off.

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    (AP Photo/Jason Behnken). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Jason Behnken). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.
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