John Hoscheidt

LTC Announces All-Conference Baseball, Softball Teams

The Lincoln Trail Conference has announced their all conference softball and baseball teams for the 2018 season.  Mercer County and Annawan-Wethersfield shared the softball championship while Mercer County and Ridgewood tied for first in baseball. The all-conference voting reflects those…

Chargers Come Up Short

Orion’s attempt to reach the state finals for a second straight year came up short as they were blanked 4-0 by Eureka in the Class 2A Sherrard sectional semi-finals Wednesday.  The game was scoreless through three but the Hornets plated…

Rockets Roll To Sectional Title Game

The Rockridge Rockets were held at bay for the first four innings of their regional softball game with Beardstown but then came on strong in the fifth and sixth innings en route to a 9-0 Farmington sectional win.The Rockets Grace…

Taets Takes Home Two Golds, Rockets Win Softball Regional

Orion junior Danielle Taets won both the triple jump and the 100 hurdles titles at the Class 1A state track meet in Charleston.  Taets also brought home a bronze medal in the 300 hurdles.  Mercer County finished ninth in the…

Taets Leads Area Qualifiers At State

Orion’s Danielle Taets lead area qualifiers at the Class 1A State Track Meet in Charleston Thursday.  Taets had the days best time in the 100 High Hurdles and also qualified for the triple jump and 300 Low Hurdles.  Mercer County…

Rockets, Chargers Advance To Championship Game

The Rockridge Rockets and Orion Chargers advanced to the Orion Class 2A baseball regional championship game Saturday with semi-final wins Wednesday.  In the first game of the day Orion rallied for a 5-2 win over Sherrard and in the nightcap…

Eagles, Tigers Season End In Regional Semi-Finals

The Mercer County Golden Eagles and Sherrard Tigers had their season come to an end in Class 2A regional sofball action Tuesday.  Mercer County lost to Tremont at Rockridge and Sherrard fell to St. Bede at Riverdale.  Rockridge and Orion…

Tigers Take Regional Opener

The Sherrard Tigers were able to pull away late to top United 8-2 in the opener of the Class 2A Orion baseball regional.  United closed the gap to 4-2 with the bases loaded in the fifth inning but the Tigers…

Pioneers Rally To Top Tigers

The Alleman Pioneers rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to pick up a 5-4 non-conference victory over Sherrard in high school baseball Wednesday.  In another Three Rivers-Western Big Six match-up, Rock Island rolled over Orion 15-4…