Testing his Faith: Gems' Campbell relied on baseball, family when he needed it the most
Published: July 28, 2018
QUINCY -- Spending this summer with the Quincy Gems was good for Aaron Campbell.
It was the first time the to-be senior at Austin Peay University got a chance to play summer collegiate baseball. He did well, batting .300 in 100 at-bats. However, an arm injury he suffered during the spring came back to bother him right as the Gems are in the middle of a heated race for two playoff spots in the West Division.
Nonetheless, Campbell simply enjoyed playing baseball for the first time in a while.
"It was a stress-free summer," he said. "I got to meet a lot of new guys. They took me in like family, and it was one of the best summers I've had. No doubt."
That wasn't the case in the last couple of years.
Instead of focusing on enjoying the game and improving, Campbell used baseball as a way to distract himself from life off the field.
Read more here
'We should have died': Quincy's Robbins back on basketball court less than two months after car accident
Published: Feb. 15, 2016
QUINCY -- The morning of Nov. 4 was foggy when Miayla Robbins pulled her Jeep Liberty onto Cannonball Road headed for Quincy High School.
She never made it.
Jada Humphrey, a junior guard for the Quincy High School basketball team and one of Miayla's closest friends, arrived to school later than usual that day. The teammates typically park their vehicles next to each other in the QHS parking lot so they can walk into school together.
When Humphrey arrived that morning, she noticed Robbins and her sister, Matyia, hadn't arrived. She thought Miayla might have been doing something that involved her knees. Miayla tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during her freshman season, and she tore the ACL in her opposite knee as a sophomore.
Read more here