John Hoscheidt

LTC Announces Girls Basketball All-Conference Team

The Lincoln Trail Conference announced their 2016-17 Girls All-Conference basketball team.  The league and Class 1A state champion Annawan Bravettes had two players named to the first team lead by first team all-stater Jayde VanHyfter. Mercer County and Princeville also…

Alleman, Annawan Have Seasons End

Alleman and Annawan had their season’s end with Sectional semi-final losses Wednesday night.  At the Class 2A Byron, the Pioneers shot only 29 per cent as they fell to Rockford Christian 43-39.  Alleman trailed by 15 with 6:17 left in…

TRAC Announces Girls All-Conference Basketball Team

The Three Rivers Athletic Conference announced their West Division girls all conference team for the 2016-17 season.  Two members of the first place Sherrard Tigers were unanimous selections to the squad.  Seniors Faith Anderson and Spencer Strandgard lead the Tigers…

Pioneers Advance To Regional Finals

The Alleman Pioneers advanced to the Class 2A Mercer County regional championship game with a 53-47 win over Orion Wednesday night in Aledo.  The Pioneers outscored the Chargers by 12 at the free throw line to propel them to the…

Panthers Stop Eagles, Rockets Back To Regional Finals

The Mercer County Golden Eagles came up short in their upset bid against second ranked Lena-Winslow in the Class 1A Dual Team Sectional Tuesday night.  Mercer County lead 26-25 with three matches left, but the Panthers scored the final 15…

Sherrard Falls In Super; Eagles, Chargers Open With Regional Wins

The Sherrard Tigers lost for the second time to top ranked and defending Class 2A state champion Byron 56-20 at the Monmouth Super-Sectional Monday night. Sherrard was once again plagued by turnovers and poor shooting against Byron.  Sherrard closed out…

Lee Take Title, Schnerre Third, Engle Fourth In State Finals

Orion’s Logan Lee’s switch from basketball to wrestling culminated with a 220 pound Class 1A state championship.  Lee stopped Cody Miller of Bismark-Henning 12-9 Saturday night to claim the title.  Mercer County’s Stone Engle was pinned by West Hancock’s Brett…

Six Wrestlers With Chance To Medal, Annawan Wins LTC

Orion’s Logan Lee was the lone area wrestler to win his semi-final match while five others will need to come through the consolation bracket to medal at the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships in Champaign. Lee will meet Cody Miller…