Wayde Smith had 24 points to lead all scorers as Pittsfield upended top seeded Beardstown 53-38 to advance to Friday's regional title game in Rushville. **High School Basketball, Boys** (IHSA) *Class 2A Macomb Regional Semifinals* Knoxville: 40 Macomb: 58 DJ Williams/Blake Lowderman: 16 pts each - Macomb vs. Monmouth-Roseville, Regional ChampionshipMore >> Macomb handles Knoxville to move into Friday's regional championship, Pittsfield and Illini West snag semifinal wins in Rushville, chalk rules in Winchester and Mendon as the top seeds advance to the title game, plus Marion County and North Shelby advance in boys basketball, and Palmyra and South Shelby inch a step closer to a district title in girls hoops.More >> Tyler Niemann had 25 points to help lead No. 2 Canton to a 72-47 win over Van-Far in Tuesday's Class 2 district quarterfinals at Clopton. **High School Basketball, Girls** (IGHSAU) *Class 3A Region Championship* Keokuk: 52 3) Davenport Assumption: 72 Lakyn Boltz: 22 pts Lady Chiefs: (17-7) (MSHSAA) *Class 1 District 10 Semifinals* LaPlata:More >> Keokuk falls one win shy of a state tournament berth, and Marion County and Scotland County notch district wins in girls basketball, plus Highland knocks off Monroe City, Canton and Louisiana open with postseason wins, and Liberty and West Central prepare for a semifinal showdown in boys hoops, and the John Wood men upend the defending national champs.More >> **High School Basketball, Girls** (IHSA) *Class 3A Normal U-High Sectional Semifinals* 2) QND: 54 10) Normal U-High: 30 Mary Beth Hugenberg/Kristen Gengenbacher: 15 pts each Lady Raiders: (27-3),More >> QND inches closer to a sectional championship and district play tips off several area teams in Northeast Missouri in girls basketball, plus Fort Madison and Keokuk advance to the district championship, and regional semifinal and district semifinal pairings are set in West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri in boys hoops.More >> *High School Wrestling* MSHSAA Class 3 State Finals Hannibal: 4th place overall (team) Individual Results: Kyle Muehring: 1st place, 220 lbs Tyler Janes: 1st place, 126 lbs Chandler Fohey: 1st place,More >> Hannibal sends home three state champions and five medallists from state wrestling, while QND, West Hancock, Keokuk, and Ft. Madison also bring home hardware on the mats, plus John Wood clinches a conference title in hoops, QU is swept by Maryville, and the Keokuk Lady Chiefs win a regional thriller.More >> Austin Janes (left) and defending state champ Chandler Fohey (right) spar during Tuesday's practice in the Hannibal High School wrestling room. HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -- If there's one thing the seven Hannibal state qualifiers are in search of it's a successful start. As in, winning their first match. "I think that match will help me get a feelMore >> The motto this season for the Hannibal wrestling team is comprised of only two words: Just win. And they have been doing a lot of that. As the campaign nears an end there's plenty still left for the Pirates to try and accomplish at this weekend's state tournament.More >> (WGEM) -- With 28 wins, only two losses, and a regional championship in the bag, it has already been a banner season for Illini West girls basketball. The Chargers hope their work is far from over, andMore >> El Paso-Gridley ended Illini West's postseason run in 2013, and now the Chargers have a rare opportunity to avenge that loss and make program history on Monday night in the class 2A Minonk-Fieldcrest sectional semifinal.More >> *Boys Basketball* IHSA QHS: Jacksonville: QND: Liberty: West Hancock: Illini West: MSHSAA Hannibal: Marshall: IHSAA 8) Ft. Madison: Pleasant Valley: *Men's Basketball* Summit League SDSU: WesternMore >> Quincy High falls on the hardwood at Jacksonville, Liberty topples QND, while Marion County wins the Brashear Tournament, plus the C-SE girls fall in regional championship hoops, QND breezes past Rochester, and several area wrestlers punch tickets to state tournaments.More >> QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- The chance to continue her soccer career and the chance to do so relatively close to home proved to be too much for Madison Bruce to pass up. On Friday afternoon the Quincy HighMore >> Quincy High School senior Madison Bruce made the next step of her soccer career official on Friday afternoon, signing with the Culver-Stockton Lady Wildcats.More >> QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- It might be hard to believe in mid-January but in less than one month spring training will get underway across Major league baseball. St. Louis Cardinal fans right here in the Tri-StatesMore >> Less than one month before spring training kicks off the St. Louis Cardinals made a stop in the Tri-States this weekend in front of 750 fans at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy.More >> Randi Lee Plunkett and the Culver-Stockton women's basketball team pulled off the biggest upset in area college basketball with a 69-68 win over No. 4 MidAmerica Nazarene. **High School Basketball, Girls** (IGHSAU) 2) Burlington ND: 64 Keokuk: 70 (IHSA) 3) QND: 87 Macomb: 44 McKenzie Foley/Kristen Gengenbacher: 20 pts each Madison Wherley: 11 pts Lady Raiders: (22-2) EastMore >> Keokuk knocks off state ranked Burlington ND, QND improves to 22-2, Illini West fends off Liberty for its 24th win, and Knox County hammers Brashear in girls basketball, plus Fort Madison picks up a key conference road victory in boys basketball, and Culver-Stockton sweeps visiting MidAmerica Nazarene.More >> Illinois High School Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll -- (January 14th)More >> Illinois High School Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll -- (January 14th)More >> *High School Basketball, Boys* MSHSAA/IHSA Unity: 46 4) Canton: 65 Tyler Niemann: 29 pts Gabe McKenzie: 13 pts Tigers: (7-1) South Shelby: 42 Van Far: 55 Community R-VI: 44 Monroe City: 48 *Men'sMore >> Boys hoops on Thursday saw No. 4 Canton beat Unity while Illini West and Payson grab wins at the IC Shootout, plus in girls action Illini West tops Macomb, Unity beats Canton, C-SE rolls at home, and QHS falls to Moline.More >> Alexis Bellovich had a game-high 24 points to lead Western to a 55-45 win over Brussels at the PCC Tournament in Griggsville. **College Soccer, Women's** (NCAA Tournament, Midwest Region Championship) 8) Quincy: 1 1) Grand Valley State: 2 Ashley Burton: goal in 28th minute Lady Hawks: (18-1-4) Lakers: (21-0-1) **CollegeMore >> QU women's soccer has their season end in the Sweet 16, QU women's basketball scores early and often to win their tournament opener, three area high school girls hoops teams notch victories, and QND's Jordan Chapel earns All-State football honors.More >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- In need of a signature win to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with, the Quincy High football program got just that in Friday's 35-26 victory over Peoria Notre Dame. TheMore >> The Quincy High Blue Devils are (2-0) for the first time since the 2010 season, and have their sights set on the biggest test yet with a Road Trip to Rock Island on Friday night.More >> PLEASANT HILL, Il. (WGEM) -- The Pleasant Hill-Western Wolves have a total of 26 players on the roster. On Friday night that didn't matter, when they shook the high school football landscape beating 10thMore >> The Pleasant Hill-Western Wolves pulled off a week one stunner with a win over Triopia and put themselves on the map as a serious playoff contender.More >> (WGEM) -- Western Illinois University junior defensive back Dallas Nichols has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week following the Leathernecks 42-9 season opening winMore >> Western Illinois junior defensive back Dallas Nichols has been named the MVFC Newcomer of the Week following a record setting performance in the Leathernecks 42-9 season opening win over Hampton.More >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- For as much success as the Quincy High volleyball team had last season, 34 wins to be exact, they weren't able to get past Springfield in the regional semifinals. The goal in 2013,More >> Despite a 34 win campaign in 2012 the QHS volleyball squad bowed out in the first round of regional play, and are setting their sights on a postseason breakthrough behind a pair of veteran stars and several new faces.More >> PITTSFIELD, Il. (WGEM) -- Head coach Don Bigley and Pittsfield-Griggsville Perry are getting set to play their final season in the West Central Conference, making 2013 the last run against several traditionalMore >> Don Bigley and the Pittsfield/Griggsville Perry Saukees enter their final year in the West Central Conference, and hope that a roster with 18 seniors can make a lasting impact and push for the playoffs.More >> MENDON, Il. (WGEM) -- In the last 13 years the Unity football program, which is now Unity-Payson, has only one playoff appearance, and the Mustangs are coming off of a disappointing two win season. However,More >> Unity-Payson is coming off of a disappointing two win season, but new head coach Kevin Krietemeyer is pushing the senior led Mustangs to reach a high ceiling of potential up and down the roster.More >> EDINA, Mo. (WGEM) -- Every season there are always a handful of teams that for one reason or another, seem to fly under the radar. In 2012 one of those squads was Knox County, who quietly finished withMore >> After quietly pacing to a (7-4) record last season, the Knox County Eagles return a bulk of experience to the line-up and have their sights set on a deeper post season run in 2013.More >> AP Photo IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Mathew Sims hit a 36-yard field goal with four seconds left and Northern Illinois rallied to beat Iowa 30-27 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. Jordan Lynch threwMore >> Former Hannibal Pirate Mat Sims kicked a game winning 36 yard field goal in the final seconds as Northern Illinois stunned the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.More >> CAMP POINT, Il. (WGEM) -- On the surface, a lot has changed in the off season for the Central Panthers. For one, they're no longer co-oped as Central-Southeastern, which will drop Brad Dixon's team fromMore >> On the surface there have been plenty of changes in the off season for the Central Panthers, but all signs point to another banner year for Brad Dixon and his team as they make the move to class 1A this fall.More >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- It's an exciting time for Quincy University soccer, who is gearing up for a season that starts in a matter of weeks. On Saturday night Mike Carpenter and the men's team got a littleMore >> Nearly one year after it's announcement, and weeks after the construction began, the QU Hawks soccer team took the pitch for practice at Mackenzie Field on Saturday night.More >> COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- James Franklin threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns before coming out early in the third quarter, helping Missouri take command after early struggles and whip Murray State 58-14More >> James Franklin threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns before coming out early in the third quarter, helping Missouri take command after early struggles and whip Murray State 58-14 Saturday night.More >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- There wasn't a school in Tri-State football that graduated more talent this past spring than the Macomb Bombers, who are coming off of a nine win season. Along with losing a chunkMore >> After graduating one of the most talented classes in program history, the Macomb Bombers will rely on team chemistry and a blue collar approach in an attempt to make another run to the playoffs. More >> CENTER, Mo. (WGEM) -- The Mark Twain Tigers will take the field this year with one of, if not the youngest group of players in Tri-State football. With as many as 13 underclassmen projected to start,More >> CENTER, Mo. (WGEM) -- The Mark Twain Tigers will take the field this year with one of, if not the youngest group of players in Tri-State football. With as many as 13 underclassmen projected to start,More >> KAHOKA, Mo. (WGEM) -- On paper, you could call Monday the start of a new era for Clark County football, where offensive coordinator Scott Murdock took the reigns running his first official practice asMore >> Even with heavy graduation losses Clark County appears poised to carry on it's strong tradition under first year head coach Scott Murdock, who helped lead the Indians to last year's State Quarterfinal game as offensive coordinator.More >> ROCHESTER, NY. (WGEM) -- The list of first time challenges for Quincy's Luke Guthrie in his rookie year on the PGA Tour continue to grow. Sunday another first was crossed off of the check-list, playingMore >> Quincy's Luke Guthrie finished the final round of the PGA Championship shooting a 74 on Sunday, ending in a tie for 47th place, saying it was an experience to build on.More >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- Hidden beneath a (3-8) record in 2012, Western Illinois had one of the better defenses in the Missouri Valley Conference, ranking in the top 10 against the pass, and top 25 in forcedMore >> Four All-Conference selections return to the field for a rising Western Illinois defense that hopes to continue making strides as it gears up for a new season at Hanson Field.More >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- Western Illinois University announced in a press release today that redshirt-freshman Trenton Norvell has been named the teams starting quarterback for the home opener on ThursdayMore >> Redshirt freshman Trenton Norvell has been named the starting quarterback for Western Illinois heading into Thursday's season opener, while Camp Point Central alum grabbed the number one kicking spot following camp.More >> *The Prospect League* Championship Series - Game One West Virginia: 1 Quincy: 0 Miners: Lead best of three series (1-0) Aaron Michel: 5.1 IP, 6 K, 0 ER Ryan Light: 2-4 Gems: 3 errors, 6 LOB Game 2: atMore >> The Quincy Gems dropped game one of the Prospect League Championship Series 1-0 to the West Virginia Miners on Saturday night at QU Stadium.More >> ROCHESTER, NY. (WGEM) -- Quincy's Luke Guthrie got over a big hurdle on Friday, making the cut at a major for the first time in his professional career. He came into Saturday's third round of the PGAMore >> Quincy's Luke Guthrie moved 22 spots up the leaderboard on Saturday at the PGA Championship, where he fired a 69 (-1) in the third round at Oak Hill Country Club.More >> Aaron Michel will take a 3-0 record to the mound against West Virginia in Saturday night's opening game of the Prospect League Championship series. QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- While the West Virginia Miners were making a near 11 hour road trip to Quincy today from the East Coast on Friday, the Gems used their off day for a light practice at QU Stadium,More >> After rejoining the team only a few days ago Aaron Michel (Western Illinois) will take the hill for the Quincy Gems in game one of the Prospect League Championship series against West Virginia on Saturday night.More >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- The countdown to the season opener for the Western Illinois football program is down to only 20 days, and for senior captain and QND alum Jimmy Holtschlag, game one can't come soonMore >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- The countdown to the season opener for the Western Illinois football program is down to only 20 days, and for senior captain and QND alum Jimmy Holtschlag, game one can't come soonMore >> *The Prospect League* West Division Playoffs Danville: 3 Quincy: 4 Jake Ivory: Walk-off RBI single in 11th inning Devin Pickett: 2-5, 2 RBI Gems: Lead best-of-3 series (1-0) - Game 2: Wednesday @Danville,More >> The Quincy Gems took a 1-0 series lead in the Prospect League Playoffs following a 4-3 win in extra innings over Danville on Tuesday night at QU Stadium.More >> MACOMB, Il. – Terell Parks became the second Western Illinois Leatherneck from the 2012-13 squad to sign a professional basketball contract Tuesday (August 6). Parks signed a deal with VAP Kolossos Rodou,More >> Terell Parks became the second Western Illinois Leatherneck from the 2012-13 squad to sign a professional basketball contract, inking a deal with VAP Kolossos Rodou, who plays in the Greek League, on Tuesday.More >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- Throughout the first week of practice Western Illinois first year head coach Bob Nielson has guaranteed very little when it comes to locking down a depth chart for his young team. That'sMore >> Western Illinois Head coach Bob Nielson isn't in a hurry to finalize a depth chart as practice gets into full swing on campus in Macomb, especially at the quarterback position, which is wide open early in camp.More >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- After only a few days of practice in his first season as head coach of Western Illinois Football, Bob Nielson made it clear at Monday's media day session that special teams has beenMore >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- After only a few days of practice in his first season as head coach of Western Illinois Football, Bob Nielson made it clear at Monday's media day session that special teams has beenMore >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- It's still early in the practice schedule on the campus of Western Illinois University, but things are beginning to take form for first year head coach Bob Nielson and the Leathernecks. NielsonMore >> First year head coach Bob Nielson and Western Illinois held their first padded practice of the fall on Monday at Hanson Field, where he expects competition to continue at several key position battles.More >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- To have the dedication to be involved in anything as a volunteer that helps kids learn and enjoy a sport or activity they love for a number of years is an accomplishment in itself. 50More >> For the past 50 years Jake DeCoster has coached swimming for local kids from Canton and Kahoka, changing the lives of many along the way, from their first lap, to their career path down the road.More >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- It was almost exactly a year ago that former all-state Highland guard Ashton Luttrull suffered a torn ACL playing summer basketball, which eventually caused her to miss her entireMore >> A torn ACL in late July of 2012 caused Highland all-stater Ashton Luttrull to miss her senior season on the court, but the SEMO signee is getting closer to being back at full strength as she transitions to the next phase of her career.More >> More than eight months after being named the new head coach at Western Illinois, Bob Nielson makes his debut in Thursday's squabble with Hampton. MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -- Eight months after Western Illinois University president Dr. Jack Thomas introduced Bob Nielson as the football program's new head coach, five months after Nielson kicked off hisMore >> Months of preparation now boils down to 12 games spread out over nearly three months for the Western Illinois football team. The season gets underway Thursday night as the Leathernecks begin a two-game home stand against Hampton.More >> ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WGEM) -- Year number two of GLVC football got underway on Wednesday, at least off of the field. Team representatives gathered on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis forMore >> GLVC football 2013 unofficially kicked off on Wednesday at Media Day on the Campus of Missouri-St. Louis, where Quincy University second year head coach Tom Pajic said he hopes his team can carry over the momentum his team built at the end of 2012.More >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- Friday night was another success at the Quincy University Hall of Fame Room where WGEM hosted the 6th annual 'Got Game?? Sports Trivia Night. There were over 100 participants inMore >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- Friday night was another success at the Quincy University Hall of Fame Room where WGEM hosted the 6th annual 'Got Game?? Sports Trivia Night. There were over 100 participants inMore >> QUINCY, Il. (WGEM) -- The two newest additions to the Quincy Gems roster didn't arrive the traditional way. Dalton Martinez and Steven Seiter were in town playing for the Military All-Star team, and thatMore >> Former Military All-Stars Steven Seiter and Dalton Martinez have joined the Quincy Gems for the remainder of the summer, in hopes of providing a boost to the push for a championship.More >> MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) – His first words as a member of Western Illinois University were met with applause. "It's a great day to be a Leatherneck, isn't it?," Tommy Bell expressed to a packed houseMore >> Western Illinois Athletic Director Tommy Bell is optimistic about the future of Leatherneck athletics, where he says teamwork within the department will be the key.More >> HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -- On Saturday night a new rivalry will ignite in the Tri-States when Clemens Field in Hannibal will host a high school all-star baseball game, the first of it's kind. It's showdownMore >> A new rivalry on the diamond will ignite on Saturday night when Illinois and Missouri meet on the diamond in the first all-star game of it's kind in the Tri-States, and the Land of Lincoln wants to set the tone.More >> KAHOKA, Mo. (WGEM) -- Sunday night marks the 10th annual Senior Softball Salute, where Illinois and Missouri will meet in a battle of the best high school softball players in our area. Even though theMore >> Missouri leads the all-time series in the Senior Softball Salute 10-8 over Illinois dating back to 2004, but Adam Rung's team isn't taking anything for granted headed into Sunday's match-up at Harry Phillips Field.More >> It's not uncommon to catch a case of the blues during the winter months. Rather than letting your low mood settle in for the season, usher in some winter bliss!More >> It's not uncommon to catch a case of the blues during the winter months. Rather than letting your low mood settle in for the season, usher in some winter bliss!