Author: John Hoscheidt

Eagles Stumble in LTC, Rockets Edged in Extra Innings

Galva used a pair of two run homers to give Mercer County their first loss in Lincoln Trail Conference baseball. Galva was also a winner in softball between the two schools. Rockridge went 13 innings with United Township in softball…

College Avenue Project Heading Down Home Stretch

Shoppers in downtown Aledo won’t find themselves inconvenienced much longer as the College Avenue street project is ahead of schedule, according to Public Works Director Justin Blaser. Blaser says the project is scheduled to be completed by May 12th.

City Hires Firm To Help With Water Problems

The Aledo City Council voted to hire Strand Associates, Inc. to help them with their water problems at Monday night’s meeting. Residents have been experiencing hard water lately due to problems with the city’s water treatment facility. Aledo Public Works…

Rockets Sweep Tigers, Eagles Win Knoxville Invite

The Rockridge Rockets won on the baseball and softball diamonds over the Sherrard Tigers Monday night in Three Rivers Athletic Conference action and the Mercer County Golden Eagles boys track team won the Knoxville Invitational with nine first place finishes…

Friday Rains Halt Local Softball; Heat Tracksters Shine

On Good Friday Mother Nature caused postponement of the Rockridge/Orion softball matchup, while suspending game one of a Lincoln Trail Conference doubleheader between ROWVA/Williamsfield and Ridgewood. Meanwhile West Central track & field took part in the Camp Point Central Invitational. BASEBALL…

Rockets Pound Out Win, Tigers Stopped By Fillies

The Rockridge Rockets came out swinging as they rolled over Fulton in Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball action on Friday and the Morrison Fillies used a four run first and made that stand up as they stopped Sherrard to put…

Tigers, Rockets Post TRAC Wins

The weather conditions finally improved enough for area teams to get on the ball diamond and Sherrard and Rockridge posted baseball and softball victories in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference.  In the Lincoln Trail, Ridgewood topped United for the second…

Fillies Take Rematch With Rockets, Panthers Take Quaddrangular

Morrison got a walk off two run single from Jaeden Workman in the bottom of the seventh to beat Rockridge 3-2 in Three Rivers Athletic Conference softball action Tuesday.  In track, Erie-Prophetstown and Riverdale were winners in a meet with…

Eagles Stay Perfect, Rockets Lose

Mercer County’s baseball team remained unbeaten in the young season with a win over Knoxville, Rockridge’s softball team fell at the hands of United Township and Mercer County lost to Alleman, and in track, Mercer County’s boys team dominated Sherrard,…

Rockets Win Match Up Of Ranked Teams, Eagles Stay Unbeaten

The Rockrdige Rockets stopped the Morrison Fillies in an early season match-up of state ranked teams in softball action Monday in Edgington.  In baseball, Mercer County ran their record to 6-0 winning on a walk off wild pitch to beat…