John Hoscheidt

Frieden Named To Mercer County School Board

The Mercer County School board has a new member.  Jake Frieden of Aledo was sworn in Wednesday night to replace David VanderHeyden, who was elected to a four-year term in 2015.  Mr. VanderHeyden resigned January 25 because he moved from…

Rockets Shot Down In Semis

The Rockridge Rockets offensive struggles continued right up to their final game of the season as they fell to the Alleman Pioneers 45-27 in the Class 2A Rockridge Regional Wednesday night.  The Rockets made just one of its first 15…

Mercer Co. Advances To Regional Championship

Mercer County has advanced to the schools first regional championship game in boys basketball with a 57-43 Class 2A Rockridge semi-final victory over Orion Tuesday night.  The Golden Eagles will look for the first regional title for either the Aledo,…

Rockets, Chargers, Red Storm Post Regional Wins

The Rockridge Rockets and Orion Chargers picked up quarter-final victories at the Class 2A Rockridge Regional Monday night.  The Rockets avenged an loss last Friday in beating Sherrard and Orion held on for a win over Rowva-Williamsfield.  At Knoxville, United…

Engle Brings Home Silver

Mercer County’s Stone Engle lead area wrestlers at the Class 1A State Wrestling tournament with a second place finish at 132 pounds.  In a rematch of the Oregon Sectional final, Stillman Valley’s Jared Van Fleet once again edged Engle by…

Area Wrestlers Have Good First Day

Area wrestlers had a good first day at the Class 1A State Championships at the State Farm Center in Champaign.  Rockridge’s Dallas Krueger at 126, Mercer County’s Stone Engle at 132, Rockridge’s Nolan Throne at 138, Orion’s James Schnerre at…

Showdown Set For LTC Title, Rockets Win On The Road

Mercer County and Wethersfield both posted victories Tuesday night to set up a showdown for the Lincoln Trail Conference title Friday night.  Mercer County leads the race at 7-0 with Wethersfield and Annawan next with one loss. Rockridge went to…

Eagles Keep Rolling, Tigers Fall On The Road

Mercer County dropped Rowva-Williamsfield in a make-up game Monday night to win their 12th game in their last 13 outings and picked up their 22nd victory of the season.  Sherrard got off to quick start but couldn’t hold off division…

Wrestlers Advance To State

Day two of the Oregon Sectional failed to see any wrestlers capture any titles but this area will be well represented at the state finals.  Leading the way were Rockridge’s Dallas Krueger at 126, Mercer County’s Stone Engle at 132…

Wrestlers Have Good First Day At Sectional

Area wrestlers had a good first day at the Class 1A Oregon Sectional Friday.  Regional champions that advanced to Saturday mornings semifinals were Mercer County’s Stone Engle (132), Steven Speaker II (170) and Brocktyn King (106) and Rockridge’s Dallas Krueger…