Sports Editor

Thorn Compton

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Thorn Compton joined the Herald-Whig staff as sports editor in 2019, coming to Quincy from Marshalltown, Iowa, where he was the assistant sports editor with Marshalltown Times-Republican. Compton was the sports editor and eventually overall editor for the Rawlins, Wyo., Daily Times. He is a Texas Tech University School of Journalism graduate and a Houston, Texas, native. He started his career in Lubbock, Texas, working for both print and broadcast organizations, and after graduation he spent time covering sports in both Colorado and Wyoming before ending up in Iowa. Compton was a 2019 runner-up honoree for best sports photo from the Iowa Newspaper Association.

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Sports

A dream of spring

For what feels like months now, all we as a sports-loving society has done is wait. Wait to hear when sports might resume. Wait to see if schools will return to in-person classes. Wait to see if there will be a spring sports season at all.

Work to be done: area football coaches keep players motivated to stay active
Prep Football

Work to be done: area football coaches keep players motivated to stay active

On the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, spring sports are officially canceled. In Illinois, the spring season is still on hold and the likelihood of its cancellation grows with every confirmed case of coronavirus in the Land of Lincoln.

Ray of positivity: Area schools shine stadium lights to honor senior class
Sports

Ray of positivity: Area schools shine stadium lights to honor senior class

When darkness fell over spring sports in Missouri, some local schools decided to shed a little light. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that all schools would be closed for the remainder of the school year to combat the spread of the...

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

Sports

Missouri cancels in-person school, events through rest of school year

Thursday was supposed to be a moment of celebration for the Scotland County track and field teams. The Tigers were scheduled to host their first home track meet of the season, officially opening their new track facilities. Instead, Scotland County found..

JWCC's Bevans earns All-American honors
Men's College Basketball

JWCC's Bevans earns All-American honors

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College men's basketball team continues to pump out top-level talent. Sophomore Chandler Bevans became the latest in a growing list of Trail Blazers to earn the title of "All-American", as he was named a second-team...

Two Hawks honored on all-MIVA team
Men's College Volleyball

Two Hawks honored on all-MIVA team

QUINCY -- The Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association announced its all-MIVA teams earlier in the week and two Quincy University players earned honors in the truncated season. Hawks sophomore libero Noam Hannoun was named to the all-MIVA first...

Sports

High school sports hiatus in Illinois extended

The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team had its eyes set on a third Class 1A state championship in the last four years when spring practices started a few weeks ago. Those goals were dealt a severe blow on Tuesday. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced..

Business

Trucking companies deal with virus fallout

Roads around the nation have been eerily quiet as states have ordered citizens to stay at home as much as possible to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sports

Local coaches getting creative with stay-at-home order

The current climate of stay-at-home orders and social distancing is forcing everyone to get creative with their work, and high school coaches are no exception. Rather than take the break from their teams and athletes lying down, many coaches have taken...