John Hoscheidt

Eagles Finish 5th At State

The Mercer County Golden Eagles 4 x 100 meter relay team finished fifth Saturday at the Class 1A state track meet at Eastern Illinois University.  The team of Brooke Ziegenhorn, Catelyn Hoffman, Kari Coulter and Kenzie Baker toured the oval…

Rockets Dominate Tigers En Route to 3rd Straight Regional Title; O-S Girls Soccer Ends Season with 20 Wins

Behind a three-run first inning and a five-run sixth inning, the Rockridge Rockets captured their 3rd consecutive regional crown on Friday. Maddie Bayne picked up her 19th win of the year in the circle, while Jenna Swanson eclipsed the Rockridge…

Eagles Advance To Regional Finals

For the third year in a row, the Mercer County baseball team has advanced to the Class 2A regional championship game.  The Golden Eagles exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull away for an 11-1…

Rockets Roll To Regional Semi-Final Win

The Rockridge Rockets had little trouble with Mercer County in the Class 2A Rockridge softball semi-finals Tuesday as they pounded out a 16-0 four inning win. The Rockets scored four in the first, four in the third and eight in…

Eagles Win Regional Opener, United Falls In Baseball

The Mercer County Golden Eagles avenged an early season loss to Monmouth-Roseville by pounding out a 15-1 victory in a rematch in the opening game of the Rockridge Class 2A softball regional.  The Titans scored their first and only run…

College Avenue Construction Complete In Downtown Aledo

College Avenue in downtown Aledo is open again.  Construction that began March 20th was completed Friday morning.  Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch says things went well. The city will hold a Community Construction Celebration on Friday, May 19th from 5  to 7…

High School Regular Season Wraps Up

The high school baseball and softball regular season wrapped up Saturday as teams got in final tune ups before regional play begins Monday.  In baseball, Rockridge rallied to beat Annawan-Wethersfield while Sherrard lost to Alleman. In softball, Galva clinched the…

Eagles, Tigers & Rockets Notch Softball Victories; Newman Captures Three Rivers Boys Track Title; Clarke Sets Goals Record

Daria Parchert’s 2 home run, 7 RBI performance powered the Rockridge Rockets to their 25th win of the season; in the circle Maddie Bayne tallied her 15th win of the year. Elsewhere, Spenser Strandgard threw 6 innings of 2 hit,…

Eagles Take Sectional Track Crown

Mercer County won the girls Class 1A Sectional Track championship at Orion Thursday night edging host Orion.  In baseball, Annawan-Wethersfield tied Mercer County and Ridgewood for the conference title with a win over Rowva-Williamsfield and in softball Alleman edged Rockridge…