Ryner, Hoge capture regional championships for Bombers, 12 other wrestlers advance to sectionals

MACOMB, Ill. — A pair of Macomb wrestlers won Class 1A regional titles and led a brigade of area wrestlers who qualified for the Clinton Sectional. Bombers senior Max Ryner improved to 45-2 with his championship at 195 pounds, while Macomb senior Carter Hoge will take a 42-6 record to sectionals after winning the title…

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Three individual champions nearly guide QHS wrestling squad to regional crown, 11 grapplers advance to sectionals

Quincy High School's Gavin Schumacher pins Collinsville's Devin Habermehl in the first period to win the Class 3A regional championship at 220 pounds Saturday in Alton, Ill. | Photo courtesy Matt Kamp, Edwardsville Intelligencer

ALTON, Ill. — The Quincy High School wrestling team is going to need more than a van for its travel purposes next weekend. A bus should suffice. The Blue Devils are sending 11 wrestlers to the Class 3A Normal Community Sectional after a stellar showing Saturday at the Alton Regional. Quincy crowned three individual regional…

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Three of a kind: QHS wrestling team finishes second in WB6 behind three individual champs

Quincy High School's Owen Uppinghouse controls Sterling's Thomas Tate during their 160-pound championship match Saturday during the Western Big 6 Conference championships at the QHS gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Perfection, maturity and optimism. Therein lies what the Quincy High School wrestling program’s three Western Big 6 Conference individual champions put on display Saturday. Owen Uppinghouse stayed perfect, finishing the regular season with a 36-0 record as he won the 160-pound title. Bryor Newbold defeated a returning WB6 champion and reversed a loss…

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Maintaining his competitive Arch: Winning title at QND Invitational sends Palmyra wrestler into postseason on high note

Palmyra's Collin Arch, right, controls the leg of Chatham Glenwood's Aden Byal in the 152-pound championship match Saturday during the Quincy Notre Dame Invitational at The Pit. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Palmyra highly touted wrestler Collin Arch barely broke a sweat Saturday en route to winning the 152-pound class in the 31st annual Quincy Notre Dame Invitational. Arch, a three-time defending state champion who is ranked No. 1 in his weight class and No. 2 overall in Missouri, pinned all four opponents he faced.…

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Photo gallery: WB6 wrestling championships take place at QHS gym

Quincy High School freshman wrestler Todd Smith, right, gets set to pin Rock Island's Eli Gustafson in the second period of their 285-pound semifinal match Saturday during the Western Big 6 Conference championships at the QHS gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The Quincy High School wrestling team finished second in the Western Big 6 Conference, having three grapplers win individual championships and five others place in the top three during Saturday’s WB6 tournament at the QHS gym. Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman spent his afternoon matside and captured the action in this photo…

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Photo gallery: Area wrestlers cap regular season at QND Invitational at The Pit

Palmyra's Luke Lawson, right, battles with Chatham Glenwood's Tyler Clarke in the 106-pound title match during Saturday's Quincy Notre Dame Invitational at The Pit. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Collin Arch did what Collin Arch always does. He wins. And a number of area wrestlers followed the Palmyra senior’s lead and built momentum for the postseason with successful endeavors Saturday during the Quincy Notre Dame Invitational at The Pit. Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman sat matside during the finals and captured…

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 25

Men’s basketball Lincoln Land 64, John Wood Community College 58 William Penn 84, Culver-Stockton College 76 Women’s basketball Lincoln Land 68, John Wood Community College 46 Culver-Stockton College 81, William Penn 66 Prep wrestling Quincy High School 42, Galesburg 28

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 17

Boys basketball Central 63, Payson Seymour 53 Illini West 42, Southeastern 41 Brown County 56, Triopia 47 Auburn 60, Pittsfield 52 (OT) West Hancock 87, Unity 36 80th annual Tony Lenzini Tournament Monroe City 42, Hannibal 41 Van-Far 49, Clark County 43 Girls basketball Quincy High School 56, Springfield 47 Unity 59, Pittsfield 27 North…

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From top to bottom of lineup, Blue Devils pitch in to defend own invitational wrestling championship

Quincy High School junior Owen Uppinghouse celebrates his semifinal victory in the 160-pound class during Saturday's Quincy Invitational at the QHS gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The beauty of playing host to a high school wrestling tournament is the opportunity to compete in a packed-to-hilt gym full of familiar faces the way the Quincy High School gym was Saturday. “Every seat was filled,” QHS junior Owen Uppinghouse said. The drawback is what awaits in the aftermath. “I was kind…

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Photo gallery: Championship matches of Quincy wrestling invitational

Quincy High School sophomore Hugh Sharrow, left, works for an advantage under the watchful eyes of QHS coaches Phil Neally and Martin Smith during his 106-pound championship match Saturday during the Quincy Invitational at the QHS gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Area wrestlers staked their claim to the individual titles during Saturday’s Quincy Invitational at the QHS gym. Eight grapplers — four from Quincy High School and one each from Camp Point Central, Macomb, Palmyra and Quincy Notre Dame — won crowns, while the Blue Devils won the team championship. Muddy River Sports Editor…

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Arch puts dominance on display, earns most outstanding wrestler at Quincy Invitational

With his older brother, Ross, watching from the side of the mat, Palmyra senior Collin Arch works over Roxana's Braden Johnson in the 152-pound championship match during Saturday's Quincy Invitational. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — It’s rare to find a wrestling bracket with Collin Arch in the field and not see the Palmyra senior’s name on the top line. Yet, Saturday during the Quincy Invitational at the QHS gym, the three-time defending state champion and arguably the most accomplished high school wrestler this area has ever produced had…

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Photo gallery: Area wrestlers showcase talent during Quincy Invitational

The Quincy Invitational drew 16 teams to the Gem City on Saturday and put area wrestling on display. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The strength of area wrestling programs was put on display Saturday during the Quincy Invitational at the QHS gym. Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman spent his afternoon matside and captured these images for a photo gallery:

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Schuck on a Truck: QHS wrestlers discuss Quincy Invitational

Quincy High School wrestlers Owen Uppinghouse, left, and Bryor Newbold, center, joined Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman for this episode of "Schuck on a Truck." | Muddy River Sports photo

QUINCY — Owen Uppinghouse, Bryor Newbold and the Quincy High School wrestlers have spent most of their season flatbacking opponents. Coming off a victory in the 29-team Murdale Invitational last weekend in Carbondale, Ill., the Blue Devils get the chance to showcase their depth and talent in front of a home crowd at the Quincy…

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 10

Boys basketball Quincy High School 71, Geneseo 26 Canton 72, Highland 51 Kirksville 49, Palmyra 37 Monroe City 50, Hannibal 39 Marion County 47, Bucklin 32 Winchester Invitational Tournament Carrollton 53, Western 45 Triopia 65, Pleasant Hill 38 Girls basketball Palmyra 48, Kirksville 41 Canton 56, Highland 30 Bucklin 36, Marion County 34 Keokuk 48,…

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Photo gallery: Hannibal, Palmyra square off on wrestling mat

Hannibal’s Tristen Essig battles Palmyra’s Tyler Spicknall during their 126-pound match during Monday night’s dual in Palmyra, Mo. | Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

PALMYRA, Mo. — Coming off highly successful weekends — the Hannibal wrestling team won the Capital City Dual Tournament with seven wrestlers going 5-0, while Palmyra took fourth out of 21 teams at the St. Louis Vianney Tournament with three individual champions — the Northeast Missouri programs went head-to-head Monday night. The Pirates won the…

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The Scoreboard: Monday, January 9

Boys basketball Marion County 58, Wellsville-Middletown 53 Hancock County Tournament Southeastern 55, Illini West 37 West Hancock 72, Unity 50 Winchester Invitational Tournament Jacksonville Routt 76, Payson Seymour 70 (OT) Central 49, Brown County 40 Girls basketball Macomb 46, North Fulton 31 Centralia 62, Hannibal 37 Wellsville-Middletown 52, Marion County 42 CSE Classic Lewistown 44,…

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QHS wrestlers continue building postseason momentum, win 29-team Murdale Invitational

The Quincy High School wrestling team had three individual champions and captured the team title of the 61st Murdale Invitational on Saturday in Carbondale, Ill. | Submitted photo

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The depth of the Quincy High School wrestling team is leading to some historic results. Saturday, that trend continued. The Blue Devils had three individual champions and three runners-up as they won the team championship of the 61st Murdale Invitational, topping the 29-team field by more than 50 points. Quincy finished with…

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Schuckman: All-in, all-together approach of QHS wrestling family saves memorable holiday trip

Quincy High School wrestling coach Phil Neally, left, and assistant coach Donnie Peters share a laugh during a match against Pittsfield at the QHS gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The commitment needed to prepare the Quincy High School wrestlers for a post-Christmas trip to Florida extended far beyond the wrestling room. That made the realization the Blue Devils’ flights on Southwest Airlines on December 26 had been canceled all the more disheartening. “It took the families, not just the parents but the…

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Determined to dominate: QHS wrestlers lose only one match in sweeping duals from QND, Pittsfield

Quincy High School junior Owen Uppinghouse, left, works to pin the shoulders of Pittsfield's Ethan Thompson to the mat during their 160-pound match Wednesday night at the QHS gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Owen Uppinghouse understands most of the Quincy High School wrestling team’s duals can’t compare to a crosstown showdown when it comes to energy and enthusiasm. “When you’re wrestling people from down the street, it tends to be different,” he said. Wednesday night was different, except in one regard. The Blue Devils’ determination for…

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Photo gallery: QHS, QND, Pittsfield grapple at QHS gym

Quincy High School's Bryor Newbold, right, gets in position to take down Quincy Notre Dame's Talin Scott during their 182-pound match in Wednesday night's triangular at the QHS gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The Quincy High School wrestling team showcased the strength of its lineup from top to bottom during Wednesday night’s triangular with Quincy Notre Dame and Pittsfield at the QHS gym. The Blue Devils beat the Saukees 83-0 and the Raiders 68-6, while QND upended Pittsfield 54-24. Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman captured…

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Uppinghouse, Newbold wins titles as QHS wrestlers finish fourth at Mascoutah

MASCOUTAH, Ill. — Owen Uppinghouse pinned his way to a title. Bryor Newbold nearly did the same thing. With six other wrestlers finishing in the top eight in their respective weight class, the Quincy High School wrestling team had another stellar showing. The Blue Devils finished fourth in the 33-team Mascoutah Invitational. Uppinghouse, wrestling at…

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The Rundown: QHS girls handle Macomb at home, QND wrestlers win pair of duals, Illini West and Dietrich rally for victory

QUINCY — A busy Tuesday night saw action taking place on the hardwood and the mats. Here’s a look at some of the area highlights … • Already leading by 14 points at halftime, the Quincy High School girls basketball team used a strong dose of Taylor Fohey in the second half to finish off…

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Area Distributors Area Player of the Week: QHS wrestler Owen Uppinghouse

Quincy High School's Owen Uppinghouse, wrestling at 160 pounds, is undefeated this season with seven pins in nine matches. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — Owen Uppinghouse isn’t taking long to assert his dominance. The Quincy High School 160-pound senior wrestler went 6-0 last week with only two of his four matches stretching beyond the first period. Last Thursday at home, Uppinghouse pinned Fort Madison’s Emmett Kruse in 3 minutes, 37 seconds. He was even better at the…

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The Rundown: QND, Unity girls win ahead of showdown, Central wrestling sweeps, QHS girls capture first WB6 victory

QUINCY —  A busy Thursday night on both the courts and the mats led to some sterling efforts. Here is a look at what transpired … • The Central wrestling team won a pair of duals, beating Beardstown 40-36 and Illini West 60-18. The Panthers’ Hunter Bolton earned a pair of pins at 160 pounds,…

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Boeing’s pin in final match vaults Blue Devils to victory over Bloodhounds in home opener

QUINCY — Wyatt Boeing saved the best for last. The Quincy High School wrestling team went into the final match of its dual with Fort Madison (Iowa) on Thursday night trailing by a point in the team score. It made the math simple — the winner of the match won the dual for his respective…

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ICYMI: Arch commits to NIU, Knuffman wins playoff, Clay hits grand slam and QU makes history

Palmyra wrestler Collin Arch, a three-time defending state champion who is undefeated in his high school career, verbally committed to Northern Illinois University and announced his decision via Twitter on Saturday. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The first full weekend of the fall sports season was filled with highlights — from verbal commitments to grand slams, from playoff victories to historic sweeps. Here is a look at what made us take notice … • Wrestling has always been a family affair for the Arches. It will continue to be…

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‘There’s no better feeling’: Palmyra’s Arch captures third consecutive state championship

Palmyra’s Collin Arch wrestles Trenton’s Hunter McAtee in the Class 1 138-pound championship match Saturday night in the Missouri state tournament at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The reaction was muted. That’s how Collin Arch wants it. He’s workmanlike in his approach to wrestling, a hard hat and lunch pail kind of guy. So when he capped third consecutive undefeated high school season with his third straight state championship Saturday night at Mizzou Arena, the Palmyra junior grappler was…

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Wilson’s chance to repeat as wrestling state champ is denied, four Pirates bring home medals

Hannibal’s Trevor Wilson, right, wrestles Neosho’s Eli Zar during the Class 3 170-pound state championship match Saturday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Neosho wrestler Eli Zar denied Hannibal’s Trevor Wilson a spot in history. Zar used a late takedown in the third period to cement a 7-2 victory in the Class 3 170-pound state championship match Saturday night at Mizzou Arena, ruining Wilson’s chance to repeat as the state champion. Wilson won his first…

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Missouri state wrestling: Palmyra’s Arch, Hannibal’s Wilson reach championship matches

Palmyra’s Collin Arch works to pin Brookfield’s Devan Pam during the 138-pound semifinal match Friday night during the Class 1 state wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Collin Arch’s mission to be one of the greatest high school wrestlers in Missouri history remains on course. Trevor Wilson’s pursuit of being one of Hannibal’s greatest grapplers ever is on task, too. Saturday, they both hope to enjoy another crowning moment. Arch, the Palmyra junior wrestling at 138 pounds, advanced to…

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Photo gallery: Palmyra wrestlers compete in Class 1 state championships at Mizzou Arena

Palmyra’s Collin Arch wrestles Mid-Buchanan’s Clayton Rotterman during the quarterfinals at 138 pounds in the Class 1 state championships Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Hannibal-based photographer Mathew Kirby is spending his weekend shooting the Missouri state wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena. Here are some of his images of Palmyra’s contingent of wrestlers:

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Photo gallery: Hannibal wrestlers compete in Class 3 state championships at Mizzou Arena

Hannibal’s Trevor Wilson works to pin Carl Junction’s Tony Stewart during their state quarterfinal match at 170 pounds in the Class 3 state championships Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Hannibal-based photographer Mathew Kirby is spending his weekend shooting the Missouri state wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena. Here are some of his images of Palmyra’s contingent of wrestlers:

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Missouri state wrestling: Seven wrestlers stay in contention after first day at Mizzou Arena

Hannibal senior Trevor Wilson takes down and eventually pins Clayton’s Dempsey Brinkman their 170-pound opening-round match at the Missouri state wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

COLUMBIA, Mo. — It nearly turned out to be a perfect day for area wrestlers at the Missouri state championships Thursday. Six of the seven wrestlers from Hannibal and Palmyra won their opening-round match, and all seven remain alive heading into the second day of competition at Mizzou Arena. The two reigning state champions —…

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Illinois state wrestling: Three area grapplers will have to fight way through wrestlebacks

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — To reach the podium at the Illinois High School Association state wrestling championships, three area grapplers are going to have to fight their way through the Class 1A wrestlebacks. Quincy Notre Dame senior Curtis Steinkamp, Illini West senior Lance Belshaw and Pittsfield senior Mason Davis each suffered an opening-round loss Thursday at…

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JWCC Show-Me Spotlight: Hannibal and Palmyra wrestlers chasing podium dreams at state tourney

Palmyra wrestler Collin Arch, right, will be chasing his third straight state championship this weekend at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Matt Schuckman photo

The Show-Me Spotlight will appear each week to highlight Missouri area student-athletes. COLUMBIA, Mo. — For Collin Arch and Trevor Wilson, the goal is to repeat. For the rest of the area wrestlers competing this weekend at the Missouri state wrestling tournament, the goal is to join them on the podium. Arch, the Palmyra junior…

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Illinois sectional wrestling: Raiders’ Steinkamp, Chargers’ Belshaw and Saukees’ Davis fight way to state berths

Quincy Notre Dame senior wrestler Curtis Steinkamp with his medal after finishing third at the Class 1A Stanford Olympia Sectional. Submitted photo

Curtis Steinkamp wouldn’t be denied. Lance Belshaw is blazing a trail. And Mason Davis gets his name on the board. Each one of them gets to wrestle at the state tournament, too. Steinkamp, the Quincy Notre Dame 126-pound senior, lost in the semifinals of the Class 1A Stanford Olympia Sectional on Saturday, but rebounded to…

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JWCC Prairie State Profile: Saukees’ Davis keeps focus on task at hand in pursuit of state wrestling berth

Pittsfield wrestler Mason Davis holds his medal after winning the Class 1A regional championship at 170 pounds. Submitted photo

The Prairie State Profile will appear each week to highlight an Illinois area student-athlete. PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Mason Davis refuses to get caught daydreaming. Sure, his goal is clear cut: Become a state wrestling qualifier. After that, there’s the hope of wrestling well enough to earn a medal and a spot on the podium at…

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Area Distributors Area Player of the Week: Palmyra wrestler Elly Lorenson

Palmyra freshman wrestler Elly Lorenson won the Class 2 district championship at 141 pounds last weekend in Wentzville, Mo. Photo courtesy Palmyra wrestling

WENTZVILLE, Mo. — Elly Lorenson pinned her way to the state tournament. The Palmyra freshman wrestler won five consecutive matches last weekend in the Class 2 district tournament at North Point High School and will head to Mizzou Arena in Columbia next weekend for the state tournament as one of the top seeds. Wrestling at…

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Regional wrestling: Saukees’ Davis captures crown at 170 with dominant effort in title match

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — By not wrestling the final weekend of the regular season to rest an aching shoulder, Pittsfield senior grappler Mason Davis put himself in prime position to vie for a regional championship. Smart move. Davis was the Saukees’ lone regional champion and one of three Pittsfield wrestlers to advance to sectionals with top…

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Regional wrestling: Central’s Thompson wins title, 10 other grapplers move on to sectionals

TREMONT, Ill. — Central sophomore Jack Thompson became the only area wrestler to capture a championship at the Class 1A Tremont Regional, winning the title at 113 pounds Saturday. The Panthers had three other wrestlers advance to the Stanford Olympia Sectional, while Quincy Notre Dame has three wrestlers moving on and Illini West and West…

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Regional wrestling: Blue Devils push four wrestlers through with Garrett, Bringer as runners-up

Quincy High School's Kayden Garrett, right, finished as the runner-up at 170 pounds in the Class 3A Quincy Regional held Saturday at the QHS gym. Photo courtesy Libby Phelps, Quippi Staff

QUINCY — The Quincy High School wrestling team is sending four wrestlers to the Class 3A Granite City Sectional after the Blue Devils finished fourth as a team Saturday in the regional at the QHS gym. The Blue Devils’ Kayden Garrett and Gage Bringer each finished as the runner-up in their respective weight class, while…

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Prairie State Profile: Youthful Panthers look to make state take notice in wrestling regional

Central sophomore wrestler Conner Griffin, left, carries a 37-7 record into the postseason. Matt Schuckman photo

The Prairie State Profile will appear each week to highlight Illinois area student-athletes. CAMP POINT, Ill. — The youth wrestling program designed to promote the sport and serve as a feeder program for Central’s high school team is working. Saturday, the rest of the state will start to see how well it works. The Central…

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QND Invitational: Steinkamp says goodbye to home crowd with 126-pound championship

Quincy Notre Dame's Curtis Steinkamp, right, puts the shoulders of Chatham Glenwood's Braxton Warren to the mat during the 126-pound championship match Saturday at the QND Invitational. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — In a way, Curtis Steinkamp said goodbye with a kiss. He made his opponents kiss the mat. Then he put their backs to it. The Quincy Notre Dame senior wrestled in front of a home crowd for the final time in his career Saturday, winning the 126-pound championship of the QND Invitational at…

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QND Invitational: Palmyra’s Arch hits century mark during quest for championship

Palmyra junior Collin Arch, right, has his hand raised after winning the 138-pound championship match Saturday at the QND Invitational at the Pit. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Collin Arch knew a milestone was imminent, but the Palmyra junior wrestler didn’t allow it to alter his mindset or approach. His demeanor didn’t change either. After recording his 100th career victory in the 138-pound semifinals of Saturday’s Quincy Notre Dame Invitational at the Pit with a 15-0 technical fall of Chatham Glenwood’s…

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QND Invitational: Pins and third-place finish give Blue Devils’ Newbold boost before regionals

Quincy High School's Bryor Newbold pins Kirkwood's Ethan Gjelvik in the 182-pound third-place match Saturday at the QND Invitational. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — A weekend of travel, multiple matches and relentless effort could have left Quincy High School wrestler Bryor Newbold a little weary. It actually has him energized. Newbold, a sophomore wrestling at 182 pounds, finished third in both Friday’s Western Big 6 Conference championships and Saturday’s Quincy Notre Dame Invitational, providing the jolt of…

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QND Invitational: Triplett wins with toughness, Belshaw likes challenge and Central could be regional threat

Palmyra's Luke Triplett, right, throws Chatham Glenwood's Jaidyn Lee to his back during the 220-pound championship match Saturday at the QND Invitational. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Luke Triplett questioned the toughness of his Illinois counterparts Saturday. “I didn’t know they were softer on this side of the river,” the Palmyra wrestler said with a smile after his semifinal match in the Quincy Notre Dame Invitational at the Pit. It turns out no one was as tough as him, certainly…

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Scoreboard for Friday, January 28

Boys basketball At Homer B. Musgrove Fieldhouse, Sterling, Ill. Quincy High School 60, Sterling 32. Click here for the story and video interview. At Liberty, Ill. Liberty 57, Brown County 52: A 20-point lead at the end of the third quarter got uncomfortably tight near the end as the Hornets rallied. The fifth-ranked Eagles used…

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Scoreboard for Monday, January 17

Palmyra’s Laydin Lochman jumps to block a pass during the Panthers’ game against Canton in the opening round of the 79th annual Tony Lenzini Invitational in Palmyra, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

Boys basketball At Bloomington, Ill. Bloomington Central Catholic Shootout Quincy Notre Dame 57, Farmington 43. Quincy Notre Dame 55, Williamsville 39. Click here for the story about both games. At Palmyra, Mo. Tony Lenzini Tournament Palmyra 76, Canton 53: Mason Roberts scored 11 points in the third quarter as the fourth-seeded Panthers outscored the fifth-seeded…

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Sharrow, Miller beat box their way to individual titles as QHS captures championship of own wrestling invite

Quincy High School's Max Miller, top, gains control of Troy Triad's Sam Wheeler in the championship match of the 160-pound class at the Quincy Invitational at the QHS gym. Photo courtesy Libby Phelps, Quippi Staff

QUINCY — Hugh Sharrow’s academic standing says freshman, but he’s obviously wiser — and talented — well beyond his years. “He’s legendary,” Quincy High School wrestling coach Phil Neally said through a wry smile. Neally likes to talk as much about Sharrow’s beat-boxing abilities as he does his skills on the mat. Both were in…

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Scoreboard for Friday, January 14

Boys basketball At John Thiel Gym, Galesburg, Ill. Quincy High School 55, Galesburg 53. Click here for the story. At Winchester, Ill. Winchester Invitational Tournament Petersburg PORTA/AC-Central 51, Brown County 44: The Hornets made it a three-point game in the final minute, but the Bluejays hit four free throws down the stretch to seal the…

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QHS, Central, Palmyra wrestlers ready to vie for championships at Quincy Invitational

Quincy High School had five wrestlers finish undefeated in Friday night's action in pool format and position themselves to challenge for individual championships Saturday during the Quincy Invitational at the QHS gym. Photo courtesy Libby Phelps, Quippi staff

QUINCY — Weather may have altered the brackets and forced some teams to decline making the trip to compete in the Quincy Invitational, but Friday night’s opening rounds of the long-time wrestling tournament showed the cream always rises to the top. Quincy High School had five wrestlers go unbeaten during Friday’s action, while Central had…

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Game Night Guide: Road trips, tournament titles and wrestling nirvana on tap for this weekend

QUINCY — Tournament titles up for grabs, a conference lead at stake and a bevy of grappling. How’s that for a full weekend slate? That’s only doable if Mother Nature cooperates. With several Missouri schools rescheduling their Friday night contests for Thursday night to avoid any issues with the forecasted snowfall, the weekend prep basketball…

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Scoreboard for Tuesday, January 11

Hannibal’s Aaris Stolte puts up a shot during Tuesday’s game against Monroe City at Korf Gym in Hannibal, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

Boys Basketball At Blue Devil Gym, Quincy Quincy High School 61, Geneseo 42. Click here for the story and photos. At Winchester, Ill. Winchester Invitational Tournament Petersburg PORTA-AC Central 57, Payson Seymour 41: The Indians were limited to just five points in the first quarter, trailed by 10 points at halftime and saw the Bluejays…

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Scoreboard for Monday, January 10

Boys Basketball At Winchester, Ill. Winchester Invitational Tournament Liberty 55, Carrollton 41: The Eagles’ balanced attack and second-quarter spurt carried them into the tournament semifinals. Leading by three after the first quarter, Liberty outscored Carrollton 17-6 in the second quarter with five different players scoring. Cannen Wolf led the Eagles with 14 points, while Logan…

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Wrestling roundup: Blue Devils’ Garrett wins individual crown as QHS takes third overall

Quincy High School wrestler Kayden Garrett shows off the team trophy the Blue Devils won Saturday at the 60th Murdale Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. Photo courtesy QHS wrestling

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Kayden Garrett’s individual championship helped the Quincy High School wrestling team finish third among 25 teams in the 60th Murdale Invitational at Carbondale High School. Garrett, a senior wrestling at 170 pounds, won his first two matches in pool play with a second-period pin and a 21-6 technical fall. In the championship…

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Scoreboard for Wednesday, January 5

Boys Basketball At Ewing, Mo. Highland Tournament Palmyra 49, Knox County 42: The fourth-seeded Panthers outscored the fifth-seeded Eagles 20-9 in the second quarter and used it as a springboard to the semifinals. Bear Bock led the Panthers with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Laydin Lochman added 13 points as Palmyra coach Brian Rea…

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Scoreboard for Monday, December 13

Boys Basketball At Wardsville, Mo. Blair Oaks 68, Monroe City 50: Fresh off the championship of their own tournament, the Panthers ran out of gas in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 26-10 by the Falcons. Blair Oaks’ Northweather had 17 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth quarter. He also had 12 in the…

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Scoreboard for Saturday, December 11

The Quincy High School wrestling team finished fourth at the Richmond-Burton Invitational with two individual champions. Submitted photo

Boys Basketball At Blue Devil Gym, Quincy Quincy High School 64, Batavia 61. Click here for the story. At The Pit, Quincy Quincy Notre Dame 51, Hannibal 38. Click here for the story and photo gallery. At Monroe City, Mo. 97th annual Monroe City Tournament Monroe City 77, Highland 36: The top-seeded Panthers won their…

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Scoreboard for Wednesday, December 1

Hannibal’s Reign Creech works to pin Warrenton’s Manny McCauley during the 106-pound match Wednesday night in a triangular at Korf Gym in Hannibal, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

Prep Wrestling At Korf Gym, Hannibal, Mo. Hannibal Triangular: The Pirates opened their season with a pair of duals, beating Warrenton 37-27 before losing to Jefferson City Helias 55-16. Against Warrenton, the Pirates’ Tristen Essig (113 pounds) and Nathan Messina (152) both won by pinfall. Sophomore Reign Creech scored an 11-0 major decision at 106,…

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