John Hoscheidt

Lincoln Trail All-Conference Girls Basketball Team Announced

The 2018-19 girls Lincoln Trail All-Conference basketball team was announced today.  Conference champion Wethersfield placed two players on the first team as did Annanwan and Princeville.  Of the ten players on the first team, only was one a senior, four…

Rockets Shot Down, Red Storm Calmed In Regionals

The Rockrdige Rockets had their season come to an abrupt end in the first game of the Class 2A Orion Regional as the Fulton Steamers avenged an earlier season loss with a 45-39 victory.  The fifth seeded Steamers advanced to…

Eagles Fall In Sectional & Regional Action

Mercer County took to the mat and the court Tuesday night looking to advance in state tournament competition but came up short.  At the Dual Team Sectionals, the Golden Eagles almost pulled the upset over Heyworth and at the Sherrard…

Eagles Get Comeback Win In Regional

Mercer County advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 2A boys regional, rallying from an eleven point deficit in the third quarter to beat the host Sherrard Tigers.  United and West Central met for the fifth time this season at…

Lee Brings Home Gold

Orion’s Logan Lee lead area medal winners by winning the Class 1A 285 pound state championship in Champaign on Saturday. Lee took down Byron’s Tyler Elsbury with three seconds left to score a 7-5 win and his second state championship. …

Four Wrestlers To Semi-Finals, Eagles Drop Road Game In OT

Four area wrestlers advanced to tonight’s semi-finals at the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament in Champaign Thursday.  At 132 pounds, Mercer County’s Camden Whitenack and Rockridge’s Dallas Krueger posted a pair of victories on the day. Nolan Throne of Rockridge…

Tigers Stopped At Sectional

The Sherrard Tigers were able to hold the high scoring Winnebago Indians offense down but could not muster any output of their own as the lost in the semi-finals of the Class 2A Girls Sectional at Oregon Wednesday night.  The…

Area Wrestlers Advance To State, Eagles Fall On The Road

Wrestlers from Mercer County, Sherrard, Rockridge and Orion advanced to the Class 1A State Finals with top four finishes at the Petersburg and Byron Sectionals on Saturday.  In the the Lincoln Trail Conference, Mercer County lost on the road at…

Help Line Available For Mercer County Residents

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department wants county residents who are in need of assistance regarding a drug or substance abuse disorder to know that there is a help line available to them. The Illinois Sheriff’s Association and Illinois Department of…