‘The closing chapter’: Three Blue Devils reunite at Muddy River Showcase for final game together

From left, Leila Dade, Leah Chevalier and Taylor Fohey | Shane Hulsey photos

QUINCY — Eight years of playing basketball together will come to an end for Leah Chevalier, Leila Dade and Taylor Fohey on Saturday. Their friendship will last far beyond that. The three Quincy High School graduates will play together for the final time Saturday in the Muddy River Showcase at John Wood Community College’s Student…

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‘I can’t think of a better place to end my career’: Altmix returns to Quincy Notre Dame for one last ride

Greg Altmix speaks at a press conference Tuesday during which he was named the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach. | Shane Hulsey photo

QUINCY — Greg Altmix plans on finishing his coaching career at Quincy Notre Dame. “I plan on being here until I can’t do it anymore,” Altmix said. At 57 years old, the newest QND boys basketball coach has been roaming the sidelines for more than half his life. Even though he has embraced the salt-and-pepper…

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Crim: Baucom’s demeanor, dedication stick with him into 50th season as basketball official

Bob Baucom, a Camp Point, Ill., native, is in his 50th season officiating high school basketball in West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. | Matt Schuckman photo

CAMP POINT, Ill. — Bob Baucom and his officiating crew were preparing to work a game in the Central girls basketball tournament a few years ago when they received a warning from the referees who had worked the previous game as they came off the floor. Keep an eye on the three ladies sitting at…

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Crim: Hornets’ season to remember caps school year filled with success from start to finish

The Brown County baseball team became the sixth program in the Muddy River Sports coverage area to win a state trophy during the 2021-22 school year. Matt Schuckman photo

It was nearly the perfect ending to a magical high school sports season. Brown County was the sixth team in the Muddy River Sports area to play for a state championship during the 2021-22 school year when it took the field Saturday against Louisville North Clay in the Illinois Class 1A baseball state finals in…

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