Local Sports

Monson Named Sherrard Head Football Coach

Longtime assistant Scott Monson has been named head football coach at Sherrard High School. The Sherrard School Board approved the hire Monday night. Monson is a social studies teacher at the school. The Unit 200 Board of Education also made…

IHSA Baseball & Softball Seasons Start Today

Today is the unofficial start of spring.  It’s the first official day of high school baseball and softball practice, according to the IHSA calendar. Rockridge senior Ashley Minyard is hoping the Rockets have another big year on the softball diamond.…

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…