College notebook: King receives All-MIAA honors, Anderson picks up A-10 all-rookie team plaudits

Central Missouri junior defensive tackle Weston King, a Palmyra, Mo., product, received All-MIAA second-team honors. | Photo courtesy UCM Athletics/Andrew Mather Photography

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A former Clarence Cannon Conference Defensive Player of the Year is now an All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association wrecking ball. Weston King is doing so for one of the hottest teams in the country. The Palmyra, Mo., product was named to the All-MIAA second team this week, one of 16 players on the…

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College notebook: Anderson nets first goal, McCulla makes charge, King playing big for Mules’ defense

Former Quincy Notre Dame all-stater Tanner Anderson scored his first collegiate goal in Saint Louis University's 2-0 victory over Rhode Island last Saturday night. | Photo courtesy SLU athletics

ST. LOUIS — The most prolific goal scorer in the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer program’s history is on the board in college now. Tanner Anderson, the two-time QND all-stater and freshman at Saint Louis University, scored his first career goal for the Billikens last Saturday night in a 2-0 victory over Rhode Island in…

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Murphy’s goal lifts SIUE to victory in Bronze Boot Game with QND’s all-state lineage on display

SIU-Edwardsville forward Mitchell Murphy, a former Quincy Notre Dame all-stater, attacks a defender during Saturday night's Bronze Boot Game against Saint Louis University at CityPark in St. Louis. | Photo courtesy Patrick Clark, Athlete's Eye Photography

ST. LOUIS — Mitchell Murphy owns the bragging rights this time around. A magical goal gave him that. The former Quincy Notre Dame all-state soccer player netted the game-winning goal five minutes into the second half of Saturday night’s Bronze Boot Game against Saint Louis University, powering SIU-Edwardsville to a 2-0 victory at CityPark, the…

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Anderson, Venvertloh uphold family traditions, receive all-state soccer honors

Quincy Notre Dame senior forward Tanner Anderson delivers a corner kick during the Class 1A sectional semifinal against Serena in Mendota, Ill. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — All-state soccer honors are family traditions in the Anderson and Venvertloh households. The youngest brothers made sure tradition didn’t falter. Quincy Notre Dame senior forward Tanner Anderson and Quincy High School senior midfielder Carter Venvertloh recently were named to the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state team, becoming the second and third…

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Carpe diem: Anderson, Raiders seize opportunity to play for soccer state championship

The Quincy Notre Dame soccer players run over to acknowledge their fans after they defeated Elmhurst Timothy Christian 4-1 in a Friday's semifinal game of the Class 1A state tournament at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria, Ill. | Photo courtesy Tim Vizer Photography

EAST PEORIA, Ill. — Opportunity may have passed Tanner Anderson by once. He vowed it wouldn’t happen twice. Belleville Althoff may want to take note of that. Anderson, a senior forward on the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team and the Raiders’ career leader in goals scored, missed his chance to play for a state…

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Running against the wind: QND capitalizes on directional decision, buries BCC with first-half onslaught to reach state final four

Quincy Notre Dame senior forward Tanner Anderson reacts to a goal-scoring opportunity narrowly missed during the second half of Wednesday's Class 1A Chillicothe Super-Sectional against Bloomington Central Catholic in Chillicothe, Ill. | Matt Schuckman photo

CHILLICOTHE, Ill. — Mother Nature posed a challenge no matter which direction the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team chose to attack in the first half Wednesday night. Sun in the eyes or wind in the face. So Raiders coach Greg Reis asked goalkeepers coach Kasey Gerding for his opinion on which way to go.…

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Quiet assassins: QND soccer team turns laser focus into rout of Mendota for sectional title

Quincy Notre Dame senior forward Tanner Anderson, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his fourth goal during Saturday's 7-1 victory over Mendota in the Class 1A sectional championship game in Mendota, Ill. | Matt Schuckman photo

MENDOTA, Ill. — Everything Greg Reis observed Saturday morning left him convinced the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer players had the right disposition to run down a sectional championship. “We had a special energy when we went to mass and then went to breakfast,” the QND coach said. Yet, the tone seemed to change when…

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Anderson, QND seniors put stamp on home career with six-goal victory in Class 1A regional title tilt

Quincy Notre Dame's Tanner Anderson gets behind the Roanoke-Benson goalkeeper and finishes the goal during the first half of Friday night's Class 1A QND Regional championship at Advance Physical Therapy Field. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Spending the final home game of a bally-hooed prep soccer career watching from the sideline had zero appeal for Tanner Anderson. So he rested, rehabbed and readied his aching hip in order to be available Friday night. The senior striker made sure he was more than just available, too. Anderson scored twice in…

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Connection to history: Evans sets up Anderson for record-breaking, game-winning goal in crosstown showdown

Quincy Notre Dame senior forward Tanner Anderson, left, reacts to scoring the first of his three goals Thursday night in a 4-3 victory over Quincy High School at Advance Physical Therapy Field. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Consider it intuition or a sixth sense if you will, but some sort of extrasensory perception enables Brock Evans to know where, when and how to get Tanner Anderson the ball. “Every time Tanner yells, I know where he’s going to be even if I don’t see him,” the Quincy Notre Dame senior…

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QND boys soccer squad banking on right mentality, strong leadership to fuel state title chase

The leadership of senior forward Tanner Anderson, left, is just as valuable as his goal-scoring ability as the Raiders set their sights on chasing a Class 1A state championship. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — There’s an anxiousness shared by the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer players. “I wish we could play tomorrow,” senior midfielder Colin Kurk said. Knowing the season opener against Peoria Notre Dame isn’t until August 22, the Raiders have to temper their enthusiasm. “We have to get through the two weeks of practice first,”…

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Raiders’ Anderson commits to Billikens, will join brother to play for national contender

Quincy Notre Dame all-state junior forward Tanner Anderson, right, will get to play alongside his older brother, Seth, left, once again after verbally committing to Saint Louis University. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Tanner Anderson found it difficult to see how any top-level collegiate soccer program could have swayed him from landing at Saint Louis University. “If I’d had gone on a visit somewhere and seen something special, then maybe,” he said Still, that was unlikely. “It’s easy for me to decide SLU with everything going…

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Anderson adds to QND soccer program’s string of consecutive all-state selections

Quincy Notre Dame junior forward Tanner Anderson, right, is the Raiders' eighth straight all-state selection. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Tanner Anderson’s goal-scoring prowess is rivaling that of the greatest finishers in the history of the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer program, including that of his other brother, Seth. The accolades he is receiving are quite similar, too. The junior forward led a cavalcade of Quincy products receiving honors this fall from the…

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