Local Sports

Rockets, Red Storm, Chargers, Spartans Struggle At Ridgewood

Offense was at a premium for our local teams at the Ridgewood Girls Thanksgiving Tournament Thursday night.  The Rockridge Rockets lead 24-23 at halftime but managed only 10 second half points as they fell to Elmwood 41-34.  United could never…

Eagles Capture Cranberry Classic

The Mercer County Golden Eagles successfully defended their Rowva Cranberry Classic title defeating the host Tigers on Wednesday night.  At Geneseo, the Sherrard Tigers suffered their second loss and at Ridgewood, Rockridge couldn’t find their offense in a loss to…

WRMJ Interview: One Man’s Mission To Memorialize More Than 1,700 Closed Illinois High Schools

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Dave Nanninga this morning. He is the site creator of Illinois High School Glory Days. Some other facts after the interview today. **Biggsville won the Illinois State High School Track & Field meet…

Eagles To Play For Title

Mercer County got off to a slow start in their second game of the season but the Golden Eagles were able to rally and then hold off Abingdon-Avon to stay unbeaten at the Cranberry Classic Tuesday night. Mercer County and…

Eagles Win Season Opener, Tigers Fall

The Mercer County Golden Eagles girls basketball team opened defense of their Cranberry Classic title with a win over West Central to start the season while Sherrard fell to the defending 1A state champs, Annawan, in the opening game of…