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Eagles, Tigers Win Friday Conference Tilts

The Mercer Co. Golden Eagles held off Galva to move to 4-0 in LTC play and Sherrard defeated Bureau Valley in TRAC action Friday night. LTC Mercer Co. 47  Galva 43 Annawan 48  Stark Co. 34 Ridgewood 61  West Central…

Tigers Stop Rockets, Eagles Lose In Tourney Play

The Sherrard Tigers used a stiff defense, forcing 30 turnovers, as they stopped Rockridge in Three Rivers Athletic Conference play.  Mercer County came up just short against West Central on the final night of pool play in the Lincoln Trail…

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…