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Rockets Slide By Moline

The Rockridge Rockets parlayed two hits and three Moline errors for a 1-0 victory in high school softball Wednesday. The Rockets Maddie Bayne threw a six hit shutout to get the victory as the Rockets improved to 13-4 on the…

Hutton To Return To Sherrard Sidelines

Brian Hutton will be back on the sidelines at Sherrard High School. He was hired as boys basketball coach by the Unit 200 Board of Education on a 4-3 vote last night. Hutton spent 14-years in his first stint at…

Former United Coach Lucas Joins Hofer’s Staff At Mercer County

The Mercer County School Board has hired a new assistant football coach. Fred Lucas will join Andrew Hofer’s staff for the 2017 season. Lucas resigned as United’s head football coach after last season. Prior to United, Lucas served as head…

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…

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…

Hutton Being Recommended For Sherrard Hoops Job

Brian Hutton is being recommended for the Sherrard varsity boys basketball job. The item is on Wednesday’s Unit 200 Board of Education agenda. Hutton won over 200 games in his first stint at Sherrard, before being dismissed by the board…

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…