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This is How Gus Macker Got Its Start

The year was 1974. The city was Lowell, Michigan. The location was Scott McNeal’s driveway. The participants were 17 of his friends. Combine all that and you had the start of Gus Macker, but how did it get to Quincy?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Owners Asked to Not Park Their Vehicles in the Gus Macker Area Sunday Morning

The 26th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held in Quincy on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. The event has been hosted by the Quincy Exchange Club with all proceeds going to community project in the area. Thousands of dollars has been put back into the community over the previous 25 years. In helping you, the Exchange Club could use some help back especially for those who live and park their cars around Washington Park.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Gus Macker Basketball Signup Deadline Nears

The 26th Annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Quincy, presented by the Quincy Exchange Club, will be held on May 28 and 29. The time to register initially has passed but the deadline has been extended until Monday, May 16th. To register before this Monday go to www.macker.com.

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NBA’s Decision to Allow Uniform Advertising is Not a Good One

It was announced recently that the National Basketball Association has decided to allow advertising on the uniforms of the players beginning in the 2017-18 season. It is a move that will generate at least $100-million annually. The NBA is the first major sport to make this move and I for one hope it is the last one to do so.

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Quincy Public Schools Partnering with Special Olympics

Special Olympics of Western Illinois recently received some great news in their efforts to reach out to more Special Olympians in the area. That news has to do with The Quincy Public School District partnering up with Special Olympics.

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Liberty Eagles Meet LeRoy in State 1-A Semi-Final Today

Here's a reminder for the last person leaving Liberty for Peoria today, please turn out the lights.  The Liberty Eagles will meet LeRoy today at 12:15 at Carver Arena in the Illinois State Class 1-A Semi-Final round.   

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Q.U. Hawks Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tourney Brackets Released

The Great Lakes Valley Conference released the final brackets with game times for the G.L.V.C. Championship Tournament to be played Thursday through Sunday (March 3-6) at Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri.

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QHS to Play QND in Football and Basketball This Season

It has been an argument since the 1970s. Why doesn’t Quincy Notre Dame High School play Quincy Senior High School in football and basketball? Well, this past winter, QHS Principal Danielle Edgar and QHS Athletic Director Bill Sanders sat down with QND Principal Mark McDowell and QND Athletic Director Bill Connell and they addressed the issue. What came of that meeting was a decision to schedule games between the two Quincy high schools this season and next.

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Lisa Blumenfeld / Craig Jones, Getty Images

So, Who Would Win the All-Time Lakers vs. Bulls Game?

With all of the world's problems out there there is plenty to talk about. But in the basketball world the conversation around the water cooler is centered on the recent comments of Shaquille O'Neal.

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The Mackers Are Coming: Gus Macker Coming Up Again in Quincy

Some 25 years ago a little thing called "Gus Macker" came to the streets of Quincy.

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