Local Sports

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…

Halpin Honors Rockridge Music Program

State Representative Mike Halpin visited Rockridge High School this morning to formally recognize the Music Department for their Third Straight IHSA Class B Sweepstakes State Championship.  Rep. Halpin read a formal resolution and presented a certificate to the students at…

IHSA Awards Orion Girls Sectional Track Title

Official statement from IHSA regarding last Thursday’s Orion 1A girls track sectional. “The IHSA Girls Track & Field Sectional hosted by Orion High School on May 11 was incorrectly scored on the meet software by scoring eight places per event,…

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,…