Category: Local Sports

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…

Lee Take Title, Schnerre Third, Engle Fourth In State Finals

Orion’s Logan Lee’s switch from basketball to wrestling culminated with a 220 pound Class 1A state championship.  Lee stopped Cody Miller of Bismark-Henning 12-9 Saturday night to claim the title.  Mercer County’s Stone Engle was pinned by West Hancock’s Brett…

Six Wrestlers With Chance To Medal, Annawan Wins LTC

Orion’s Logan Lee was the lone area wrestler to win his semi-final match while five others will need to come through the consolation bracket to medal at the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships in Champaign. Lee will meet Cody Miller…

Tigers To Elite 8

After six sectional setbacks in a row, the Sherrard Tigers finally prevailed and won their first sectional championship since 1990 as they beat the state’s second ranked team, Eureka, 55-48 Thursday night at Rockridge.  The Tigers gained some measure of…

Whiteman & Rockridge Knew Of Ethan Happ Story Long Ago

The college basketball world is learning about the Ethan Happ story.  It’s something his high school coach–Toby Whiteman–knew long ago. The latest to tell the Happ story is the Big Ten Network and their series The Journey. Whiteman was interviewed…

Rockets Run The Table In TRAC

The Rockridge Rockets humbled their neighbors to the east Wednesday night 65-35 to cap off the Three Rivers Athletic Conference West Division title with a perfect 12-0 record.  The Rockets held the Tigers to single digit scoring in building up…