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Mercer County Picks Up LTC Tourney Win

Mercer County picked up their first win in the girls Lincoln Trail Conference tournament. Ridgewood, Stark County and Princeville were the other pool play winners.  Tonight will be the final night for pool play with the championship round set for…

Zunkel Takes Coaching Job At McHenry

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Mercer County head football coach Nat Zunkel is leaving.  Zunkel was hired as head football coach at McHenry High School in Northern Illinois last night. The school has an enrollment of 2,300 students.  They finished 1-and-8 last season, but lost…

Geese Top Eagles In LTC Tournament

Wethersfield gave Mercer County their second loss in pool play at the Lincoln Trail Conference girls basketball tournament Monday.  Annawan, Princeville and West Central were also winners.  Kewanee stopped Orion at their Martin Luther King Tournament.   GIRLS BASKETBALL Lincoln…

LTC Girls Tournament Continues

After taking a couple days off, the girls Lincoln Trail Conference basketball tournament continues Saturday with more pool play.  Stark County, Annawan, Wethersfield, and Galva posted victories.  In Kewanee, the Martin Luther King got underway where Orion gained a split…

Eagles Move To 2-0 In LTC; Rockets Top Titans

The Mercer Co. Golden Eagles improved to 2-0 in the Lincoln Trail Conference with a home court win over Princeville and in a key non-conference showdown, the Rockridge Rockets held off Monmouth-Roseville. Sherrard dropped a tight battle to Newman, while…

WRMJ Interview: Lawson Talks TRAC/Amboy/IHSA

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WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Bureau Valley High School principal Eric Lawson this morning. Lawson serves as president of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. The TRAC is involved in a dispute with Amboy, which wants to leave the…

Tigers Stay On Heels Of Boilermakers

Sherrard stayed on the heels of Kewanee in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls basketball race with a win Thursday night over Hall to run their record to 7-1 while the Boilermakers stopped Princeton to move to 9-0.  Sherrard’s wrestling…