Category: Local Sports

WRMJ Sportsline Interview: A New Sherrard Beginning For Brian Hutton

Brian Hutton joined WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor in-studio this morning for the WRMJ Sportsline. Hutton was hired this week as Sherrard varsity boys basketball coach–his second stint with the Tigers after the last eight seasons at Mercer County. Part…

Eagles, Tigers Capture Rockridge Invitational Titles; MC Baseball Splits; Rockets, Tigers Softball Notch Wins

On the baseball diamond, Mercer County split a pair in LTC play with Princeville to move to 15-3 on the season. On the heels of 10 1st place winners, Mercer County captured the boys’ portion of the Rockridge Track &…

Rockets Sweep Tigers, Eagles And Wildcats Split

It was a big day of high school softball and baseball action on Thursday. In Lincoln Trail Conference baseball, Mercer County avenged a loss to Galva on Tuesday and in the Three Rivers Rockridge made it a sweep over Sherrard.…

WRMJ Interview: Nelson & Rockets Keep On Climbing

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge softball coach John Nelson last night following the Rockets 11-9 win over Sherrard. Rockridge is now 14 and 4 on the season and ranked number 2 in the latest Illinois Coaches Association…

Mercer County School Board Discusses ‘Athletic Cut Procedure’

Much discussion concerning an athletic cut procedure for the Mercer County School District. There was plenty of back and forth between the Unit 404 Board of Education last night and both junior high and high school coaches. Athletic Director Andrew…

Rockets Slide By Moline

The Rockridge Rockets parlayed two hits and three Moline errors for a 1-0 victory in high school softball Wednesday. The Rockets Maddie Bayne threw a six hit shutout to get the victory as the Rockets improved to 13-4 on the…

Hutton To Return To Sherrard Sidelines

Brian Hutton will be back on the sidelines at Sherrard High School. He was hired as boys basketball coach by the Unit 200 Board of Education on a 4-3 vote last night. Hutton spent 14-years in his first stint at…