John Hoscheidt

Eagles Roughed Up On Road, Tigers Hold Off Cardinals

Mercer County’s road woes continued Monday night at Princeville where the Princesses forced 30 turnovers en route to the victory in Lincoln Trail action.  In the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, Sherrard squeaked out a win over Erie while Rockridge could…

Close Voting Determines This Year’s Trees In The Park Winners

In the closest judging in contest history, the second tiebreaker had to be used in determining this year’s WRMJ’s Trees In the Park winners.  The tree decorated and sponsored by Cokel’s Welding and Auto Repair and the Yates Family was the winner. …

Eagles Top Rockets, Tigers Fall At Galva

Mercer County ended a long drought against Rockridge by beating the Rockets 49-37 Friday night in Edgington.  The Golden Eagles rallied to take a 22-21 halftime lead as both teams struggled offensively.  Mercer County extended the lead 30-27 after three…

Tigers, Rockets Pick Up TRAC Wins

Sherrard and Rockridge both won in Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls basketball action Thursday night.  United lost a non-conference boys basketball game.  On the mats, Alleman beat Rockridge and Jeff Garrett picked up his 199th win as Sherrard beat Kewanee.…

Eagles Humbled On Road, Tigers Split Dual Meets

It’s been a tough week for the Mercer County girls basketball team as they suffered their second straight lopsided loss at Knoxville Wednesday night after starting the season with three straight wins.  In wrestling, Sherrard split their two meets last…

Eagles Fail First Road Test

After a quick 4-0 start, the Mercer County Golden Eagles had to journey to one of the toughest places to play in the area where they weren’t up to the test as Monmouth-Roseville rolled to the victory.  Sherrard also failed…

Tigers Win TRAC Opener, DePue Takes Rowva-Williamsfield Tourney

The Sherrard Tigers won their Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls basketball opener Monday night while the Orion Chargers tripped up the Rockridge Rockets.  In boys basketball, DePue completed a perfect 5-0 run to win the Rowva-Williamsfield Turkey Tourney.   GIRLS…

Eagles Go 4-0 At Orion

Despite going 4-0 for the week at the 10 & 32 Orion Tip Off Classic, Mercer County came up short for the top prize as Alleman also went 4-0 but won the tournament by virtue of their average margin of…

Eagles Keep Winning At Orion, Illini Roll Over Augustana

The Mercer County Golden Eagles ran their record to 3-0 at the 10 & 32 Orion Tip Off Classic Wednesday night stopping the host Chargers while Sherrard’s comeback fell short as they lost to Monmouth-Roseville.  In Champaign, Illinois had little…

Eagles Go To 2-0, Tigers Drop Opener

Mercer County got off to another fast start and rolled over Erie at the 10 & 32 Orion Tip Off Classic Tuesday night while the Sherrard Tigers lost their season opener under new head coach Brian Hutton.  In girls basketball,…