BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Blake Arnold seemed to take it all in stride. “It felt like just another tournament,” he said. However, not every tournament ends in a three-hole playoff. The Liberty golfer saw his lead in the boys 16-17 division of the State Farm Youth Classic dwindle to a single stroke on the back nine […]
QUINCY — Youth baseball had a different look when Darin Dodd was a player. “Traveling” for competition then meant driving from the family home in the Hickory Grove subdivision on the eastern edge of Quincy to play Little League games at Maranatha Park on Einhaus Lane, just west of North 12th Street. Fast forward to […]
QUINCY — Kenny Wallace has long had a love affair with Quincy in general and Adams County Speedway in particular. That relationship was never more evident than Sunday night. Not long after he had outdueled four-time modified track champion Dave Wietholder for a hard-earned checkered flag in an 18-lap midseason championship feature, Wallace wanted the […]
QUINCY — Zach Willing finally got to finish what he started. A year ago, in the championship match of the men’s open division of the Quincy City Tennis Tournament, Willing took the first set from Ryan Schnack and led 1-0 in the second set when Schnack, a three-time city champ, was forced to retire with […]
ST. LOUIS — Three former Quincy men’s city golf champions reached the match play portion of the 115th Missouri Amateur Championship. The last one in was the last one standing. Alex McCulla, the Illinois State University sophomore and 2019 city champion, turned his victory in the last-chance qualifier into a spot in the third round […]
The 37th annual UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour landed in Quincy on Wednesday night. Photographer Lisa Wigoda caught the action at Adams County Speedway.
Becerra won his second straight modified feature Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. This triumph, however, was not so much how he accomplished the feat (like he did June 5), but rather who he did it against. Becerra led the final 14 laps, finishing with a relatively comfortable advantage over the likes of track legend Mark Burgtorf, former NASCAR hotshoe Kenny Wallace and four-time defending series champ Dave Wietholder.
QUINCY — The boxscore shows Max Richardson playing only a few seconds for the Illinois boys basketball team in the inaugural Muddy River Showcase, more than he expected, yet long enough to create a memory that will last a lifetime. The 6-foot-4 power forward from Illini West who has since signed to play for Eureka […]
QUINCY — Delaney Straus felt insulted. As the Missouri girls were milling around John Wood Community College’s Student Activity Center ahead of Saturday’s Muddy River Showcase, the Marion County standout overheard a conversation in which a tongue-in-cheek prediction about the boys game was made. However, she thought the prediction of a 24-point Illinois victory was […]
QUINCY — The spirited battles Jeremiah and Joshua Talton have engaged in either on the family basketball court or during open gyms at John Wood Community College moved to a much more public and brighter stage Saturday. That didn’t mitigate Jeremiah’s height advantage. “Let me get to be about 6-foot-7 and then it would be […]