Pippen's presence makes Hawks' tourney victory more memorable
Men's College Basketball

Pippen's presence makes Hawks' tourney victory more memorable

Tucked away amid the clippings and memorabilia Nancy Mecklenburg collected during her son Ralph's basketball career was a manila envelope with stat sheets from the 1983 Mart Heinen Holiday Tournament. One particular sheet inside that envelope contained...

Schwepker provides Hawks with another versatile weapon
Men's College Basketball

Schwepker provides Hawks with another versatile weapon

QUINCY -- As active as JJ Schwepker has stayed throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he realizes one part of his game is getting very little attention these days. "There's no one to guard," the 6-foot-5 Schwepker said. The ability to do that will get...

Prep Boys Basketball

Area schools make variety of coaching changes

The coaching carousel led to a number of changes recently, including the Griggsville-Perry boys basketball program's bona fide leader not returning. Todd Bradshaw will not be back on the sidelines after completing three stints as head coach...

Impressive Quincy Shootout field taking shape
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Impressive Quincy Shootout field taking shape

QUINCY -- Organizers of the Quincy Shootout recently began revealing the teams committed to participating in the fourth annual high school boys basketball showcase next Janaury, and the field is stacked up to be the best yet. The storylines...

Pinkston resigns after legendary career
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Pinkston resigns after legendary career

WARSAW, Ill. -- Reno Pinkston understood there'd be regret no matter what decision he made regarding his future as the West Hancock boys basketball coach. Regret he left too early. Regret he stayed too long. Regret he didn't make a move when the time...

Eagan takes over as head coach at Drury
Women's College Basketball

Eagan takes over as head coach at Drury

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Although it was never outwardly spoken, Amy Eagan was seen as the coach-in-waiting when she joined the Drury University women's basketball coaching staff last August. So when Molly Miller opted to leave for an NCAA Division I...

West Hancock's Knipe commits to play basketball at QU
Women's College Basketball

West Hancock's Knipe commits to play basketball at QU

QUINCY -- Emma Knipe leaned on her relationship with Quincy University freshman Sarah Nelson to learn there's more than meets the eye when it comes to the women's basketball program. "She was like, ‘We love it here. We'd love to have you here...

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Parsons parts ways with Palmyra girls basketball

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Chris Parsons may have spent the last few weeks staring at the walls like everyone else embracing the coronavirus stay-at-home orders, but the idea he would walk away from coaching the Palmyra girls basketball team was seeded well before...

Hawks' Downing to enter NCAA transfer portal
Men's College Basketball

Hawks' Downing to enter NCAA transfer portal

QUINCY -- Austin Downing firmly believes the Quincy University men's basketball program has positioned itself to make continued strides within the Great Lakes Valley Conference. He just wasn't sure how he fit into that mix. So the senior guard...

Women's College Basketball

C-SC basketball turns to technology for recruiting help

With in-person recruiting indefinitely suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, many coaches in the college ranks are turning to technology to get their programs' message out. The Culver-Stockton College basketball programs embraced socia