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Quincy Gems Preparing For the Season Ahead (Audio)

It maybe still some 7 weeks away but the Quincy Gems are gearing up for their 2016 Summer Prospect League baseball season on the field and off.  The Gems are stocking their roster with ballplayers from around the country and here locally as well.  For the fans, they will see some new things this year at Q.U. Stadium including new bathrooms, new bullpens and a Wall of Honor for living and deceased veterans.

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Chicago Bears in Quincy Today Working Out Two Q.U. Hawks

The Chicago Bears are conducting a "Junior Day" at Quincy University's campus from 1-3 p.m. this afternoon to work out wide receiver Eric Poindexter and right tackle Donavan Vance. The duo will each go through an interview with a Bears scout, take a 12-minute Wonderlic test and run a 40-yard dash as the Bears prepare for the 2017 draft.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Cardinals Are Off Today After Just One Game Played! Here’s Why!

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the 2016 Major League Baseball season yesterday with a game in Pittsburgh. There are still 161 games left to be played and a lot can happen between now and then. But you can’t get to game 162 without playing game #2 next. So many of you may be asking, “Why do they play one game and have to take a day off before playing game #2?”  Well, here is your answer.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Batting Cage is Open and The Big Dog is Ready

With the advent of the 2016 baseball season upon us, the bug has been hitting me for weeks. The bug to go to the batting cage and smash some baseballs around is attacking me like I would a fastball. The bad news was that the Quincy Park District’s Batting Cage at Upper Moorman Park has been closed. The good news is that it will open for the season today at 3:30 p.m. 

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Bob Levey/Getty Images

Opening Day is Sunday and The Big Dog Has Made His Picks

Opening Day should be a national holiday for America's pastime. Thousands of Americans and Canadians will be heading through the turnstiles into ballparks as the 2016 Major League Baseball season gets underway Sunday.  

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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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Quincy Native & West Point Cadet to Join Yankees’ Opening Day Ceremony

Quincy native and United States Military Academy Junior Steven Musholt is hopeful he will still be a part of the Opening Day ceremonies at New York's historic Yankee Stadium...

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You’ve Gotta See This 1991 Video of Quincy’s Gus Macker

I’m loving everything about this 90’s Gus Macker hoops throwback video. The dunks! The soundtrack! The hi-top fades and pencil staches! You hear me? EVERYTHING!

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Courtesy Pam Yates

Three Quincy Girls Qualify for State as Level 7 Gymnasts

Three local girls have qualified for state competition as Level 7 gymnasts from Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling in Quincy.

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Quincy Tennis Association Launches Fundraiser

The Quincy Tennis Association, along with area tennis players and enthusiasts, kicked off a fundraiser at the Greenman Tennis Racket on Wednesday...

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