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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Steady play leads Liberty’s Arnold to second-place finish at Quincy Invitational

Quincy High School's Gabriel Gold hits out of the greenside bunker on the 15th hole at Westview Golf Course during Saturday's 73rd annual Quincy Invitational. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Blake Arnold has figured out how to eliminate the chaos, keep things simple and avoid the kind of mistakes that can derail a solid round of golf. Only one player was better at it Saturday. Springfield’s Peyton Woods shot 1-under on both nines at Westview Golf Course to post a 2-under 69 and…

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Support system: QHS runners put chemistry, camaraderie on display during Quincy Invitational

Quincy High School's Sadiya Hodges, right, and Unity's Delanee Schulte, left, race in the 100-meter dash during the 71st Quincy Invitational at Flinn Stadium on Wednesday. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — With each pass of the baton, a sprint ensued. The final two events of the 71st Quincy Invitational, held Wednesday at Flinn Stadium, were the boys and girls 4×400-meter relays, and collectively, the Quincy High School track and field athletes wanted to lend support and encouragement to their teammates. So on each of…

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Blue Devils show poise in face of struggles during 72nd Quincy Invitational

Quincy High School's Brady Walker lines up his putt on the 11th green during Saturday's Quincy Invitational at Westview Golf Course. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Hope does more than float. It evaporates if you’re not careful. The Quincy High School golfers sensed that happening as the opening holes of Saturday’s 72nd Quincy Invitational proved treacherous. Yet, their experience, resolve and sticktoitiveness allowed the Blue Devils to shrug off the struggles and make a bid for a trophy. They…

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