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Eagles Boys & Girls Split, Rockets Knock Off Rams

Mercer County’s boys and girls basketball teams both played on a rare Monday night with the boys winning a non-conference tilt with Morrison while the girls lost on the road at Annanwan.  Rockridge’s girls knocked Riverdale into a tie with…

Bravettes Win LTC Tourney, Chargers Take Mitton Invitational

The Annawan Bravettes won their 8th straight Lincoln Trail Conference girls basketball tournament Saturday stopping Wethersfield and Orion won their own Bob Mitton Invitational wrestling tournament over a field of 17 teams.   GIRLS BASKETBALL Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament Championship: …

Bravettes, Geese To Meet In LTC Title Game, Chargers Upset Tigers

Annawan will meet Wethersfield in the girls Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament championship game after posting wins Thursday night.  In the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, Orion upset Sherrard knocking the Tigers out of a share of the lead with Riverdale.  …

Illini Coach Underwood With High Praise For ‘Illinois Kid’ Happ

University of Illinois head basketball coach Brad Underwood took time to praise former Rockridge Rocket Ethan Happ as he previewed tonight’s match-up with Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. Happ is averaging 16.7 points,  8.4 rebounds and 3.6 rebounds per game…

Top Seeds Keep Winning In LTC Tourney

There were no surprises in round three of the girls Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament in Aledo Wednesday night.  Mercer County turned it on in the second half to beat Rowva 46-31, top seeded Annawan got off to a slow start…

Eagles Get Big Road Win, Rockets Top Mustangs

It was “Pack the Place” Tuesday night at Galva and Mercer County overcame a 13 point second quarter deficit to pick up a Lincoln Trail Conference victory in a hostile environment.  In the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, Rockridge notched wins…

Top Seeds Win In LTC Tournament

All the top seeds were winners in the girls Lincoln Trail Conference basketball tournament in Aledo.  The host Golden Eagles recovered from a slow start to top West Central 50-21. Mercer County lead 19-15 at the half but gave up…

Eagles Win LTC Tournament Opener, United Drops A Pair

Mercer County was able to overcome an 18-0 run by the Stark County Rebels to post a 49-39 victory in the opening game of the girls Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament in Aledo.  The fourth seeded Golden Eagles lead the fifth…