John Hoscheidt

Chargers, Blue Bullets Win Pitchers Dual For Regional Crown

The Orion Chargers captured their third Class 2A Regional title in a row topping the Mercer County Golden Eagles 2-0 at Rockridge Monday.  Dawson Schulenberg allowed just four singles, two walks while striking out seven in picking up the win. …

Patrick M. McVeigh – Services 5/22/19

Patrick M. McVeigh, 78 of Viola, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Viola. Burial is in the St.…

Orion Advances To Regional Final

The Orion Chargers advanced to their third straight Class 2A regional baseball championship game by holding off Rockridge 10-7 in semi-final play at Rockridge Wednesday.  The game was scoreless until the Chargers pushed across four runs in fourth.  Rockridge quickly…

Eagles, Rockets To Meet For Regional Title

Mercer County and Rockridge picked up semi-final wins in the Class 2A Knoxville Regional Tuesday.  Rockridge started the day hitting into a triple play in the first inning before rebounding for a 4-1 win over Annawan-Wethersfield.  In the night cap,…

Rockets, Tigers Post Regional Opening Wins

The Sherrard Tigers found themselves trailing 4-0 after four and a half innings in their Class 2A softball regional opener but the Tigers exploded for 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull out an 8-6 victory.  The…

Regular Season Wraps Up

Area baseball and softball teams wrapped up their regular seasons Saturday as regional play is set to start Monday.  Mercer County, Sherrard, United and West Central softball teams took part in the Alexis Fieldhouse Classic.  Rockridge went north to Barrington.…

WRMJ Salutes Area Graduates

WRMJ and local businesses will once again salute area high school graduates. Listen to hear who will be graduating from Mercer County, Sherrard, Rockridge, and United High Schools. WRMJ will randomly select a graduate from each school and they will…

Locals Qualify For State, Heat Take LTC Title

Area athletes qualified for the girls Class 1A State Track Meet at the Erie and Knoxville sectionals.  In softball, West Central rallied to win the first game of a double header to beat Mercer County and win the Lincoln Trail…