QHS volleyball team battles in second set, falls to Chatham Glenwood in season opener

QUINCY — The finished product looked much better than the starting act. Even though Quincy High School dropped its season-opening volleyball match Thursday evening to Chatham Glenwood 25-13, 25-23, there appears to be reason for legitimate optimism on the not-too-distant horizon. The Blue Devils were overwhelmed and appeared overmatched in the one-sided first set, but…

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Power-packed punch: Tollerton’s opposite-field home run ignites Raiders’ response to early deficit in victory over Titans

Quincy Notre Dame's Tucker Tollerton hit an opposite-field home run in the first inning to kickstart a five-run rally that carried the Raiders to a 9-5 victory over Chatham Glenwood on Saturday at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — No one associated with the Quincy Notre Dame baseball program realized the left-handed hitting Tucker Tollerton had enough pop in his bat to drive a ball over Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield’s high fence in left field. Not even Tollerton himself. “I didn’t think I had that much power the opposite way,” he…

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Photo gallery: QND exacts measure of revenge with victory over Chatham Glenwood

Quincy Notre Dame third baseman Brady Kindhart waits to hit while the Chatham Glenwood defense discusses things during a mound visit in Saturday's game at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — A six-run loss to Chatham Glenwood last April was one of only three setbacks the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team suffered last season. That didn’t sit well with the Raiders. Saturday, a five-run first inning propelled the Raiders to a 9-5 victory over the Titans at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield. “We had…

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Schuckman: Empathy and respect create viral video moment between QHS, Glenwood football players

Quincy High School offensive lineman Cole Wagy, right, kneels down to console Chatham Glenwood linebacker Brock Rogers following last week's Class 6A first-round playoff game in Chatham, Ill. | Photo courtesy Derek Parris, Channel1450.com

QUINCY — Cole Wagy saw beyond the jersey, the helmet and the foe and took note of a fellow football player’s heartache. At that moment, the Quincy High School offensive lineman walked over, knelt down and put his right arm around his ailing adversary. “I didn’t even know his name,” Wagy said. Names aren’t necessary…

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Pressure-packed situation: Blue Devils need to harass Titans quarterback to gain upper hand

Quincy High School's Caron Banks, center, and Jett Noble, right, flush the Sterling quarterback out of the pocket during a Western Big 6 Conference game at Flinn Stadium earlier this season. | Photo courtesy Libby Phelps

QUINCY — The pressure to get pressure lies squarely on the Quincy High School football team’s defensive front. “And we have to pressure all night,” defensive lineman Caron Banks said. Otherwise, Chatham Glenwood quarterback Jack Knudson gains the edge. “We know he’s really good in the pocket and doesn’t scramble much,” QHS linebacker Ty Douglas…

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