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Whiteman Will Serve As Rockridge Assistant Hoops Coach

Toby Whiteman will be back on the sidelines next winter coaching basketball at Rockridge, but it will be in a secondary role. Whiteman was hired as an assistant coach last night by the Rockridge Board of Education and will serve…

Rockets Roll Through Slam

The Rockridge Rockets had little trouble in winning the Quincy Notre Dame Softball Slam over the weekend sweeping all four games by a convincing margin.  Knoxville won the Midwest Bank Classic in Aledo with a win over the host Golden…

Rockridge Wins TRAC Baseball Title

Rockridge captures the Three Rivers Athletic Conference West Division baseball title. The Rockets clinched the conference by beating Morrison Thursday night 5-2. Elsewhere is baseball from Thursday night, Mercer County moves to 12 and 2 in the Lincoln Trail Conference with…

Talking High School Sports On The Radio: Assessing The ESPN Treatment

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of Brian’s appearance in the eight-part ESPN docuseries “We The Fans: Section 250”–detailing the lives of various Chicago Bears season ticket holders. Brian was…

Maple Leafs Blank Rockets

In a meeting of state ranked teams, Geneseo shut Rockridge’s powerful offense with a 3-0 win Wednesday.  Geneseo entered the game ranked No. 8 in Class 3A in the Illinois Coaches Association Power Rankings and Rockridge was fifth in the…

Eagles Slip By Spartans In LTC

Mercer County scored on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh to edge Ridgewood in a Lincoln Trail Conference showdown in high school baseball Tuesday in Woodhull.  In softball, Sherrard and Rockridge picked up non-conference wins while Orion…