Author: John Hoscheidt

High School Regular Season Wraps Up

The high school baseball and softball regular season wrapped up Saturday as teams got in final tune ups before regional play begins Monday.  In baseball, Rockridge rallied to beat Annawan-Wethersfield while Sherrard lost to Alleman. In softball, Galva clinched the…

Eagles, Tigers & Rockets Notch Softball Victories; Newman Captures Three Rivers Boys Track Title; Clarke Sets Goals Record

Daria Parchert’s 2 home run, 7 RBI performance powered the Rockridge Rockets to their 25th win of the season; in the circle Maddie Bayne tallied her 15th win of the year. Elsewhere, Spenser Strandgard threw 6 innings of 2 hit,…

Eagles Take Sectional Track Crown

Mercer County won the girls Class 1A Sectional Track championship at Orion Thursday night edging host Orion.  In baseball, Annawan-Wethersfield tied Mercer County and Ridgewood for the conference title with a win over Rowva-Williamsfield and in softball Alleman edged Rockridge…

Rockets Take TRAC Title

The Rockridge Rocket baseball team completed a perfect run in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference  West Division with a 10-1 win over Morrison Tuesday.  The Rockets went 10-0 in the division and are now 14-9 on the year.  Ridgewood moved…

Eagles Clinch Share Of LTC Title

The Mercer County Golden Eagles baseball team clinched at least a share of the Lincoln Trail Conference baseball title with a split of a double-header with Annawan-Wethersfield Monday.  The Titans and Ridgwood could tie Mercer County for the title with…

Rockets Roll Through Slam

The Rockridge Rockets had little trouble in winning the Quincy Notre Dame Softball Slam over the weekend sweeping all four games by a convincing margin.  Knoxville won the Midwest Bank Classic in Aledo with a win over the host Golden…

Maple Leafs Blank Rockets

In a meeting of state ranked teams, Geneseo shut Rockridge’s powerful offense with a 3-0 win Wednesday.  Geneseo entered the game ranked No. 8 in Class 3A in the Illinois Coaches Association Power Rankings and Rockridge was fifth in the…

Eagles Slip By Spartans In LTC

Mercer County scored on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh to edge Ridgewood in a Lincoln Trail Conference showdown in high school baseball Tuesday in Woodhull.  In softball, Sherrard and Rockridge picked up non-conference wins while Orion…