Local Sports

Rockets Roll To Sectional Title Game

The Rockridge Rockets were held at bay for the first four innings of their regional softball game with Beardstown but then came on strong in the fifth and sixth innings en route to a 9-0 Farmington sectional win.The Rockets Grace…

High School Sports Spotlight: With Graduation Over, Mercer County’s Leonhart Will End His School Days At State

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Mercer County senior track athlete Zach Leonhart this morning.  He won the 800-meter run at last week’s Knoxville sectional and will run at state this week.

Taets Takes Home Two Golds, Rockets Win Softball Regional

Orion junior Danielle Taets won both the triple jump and the 100 hurdles titles at the Class 1A state track meet in Charleston.  Taets also brought home a bronze medal in the 300 hurdles.  Mercer County finished ninth in the…

Talking High School Sports On The Radio: Dismissing Hall Of Fame Coach

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of basketball coach Tony Dunlap at Eastland High School in Lanark, Illinois. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach was not rehired…

Taets Leads Area Qualifiers At State

Orion’s Danielle Taets lead area qualifiers at the Class 1A State Track Meet in Charleston Thursday.  Taets had the days best time in the 100 High Hurdles and also qualified for the triple jump and 300 Low Hurdles.  Mercer County…

Rockets, Chargers Advance To Championship Game

The Rockridge Rockets and Orion Chargers advanced to the Orion Class 2A baseball regional championship game Saturday with semi-final wins Wednesday.  In the first game of the day Orion rallied for a 5-2 win over Sherrard and in the nightcap…

Eagles, Tigers Season End In Regional Semi-Finals

The Mercer County Golden Eagles and Sherrard Tigers had their season come to an end in Class 2A regional sofball action Tuesday.  Mercer County lost to Tremont at Rockridge and Sherrard fell to St. Bede at Riverdale.  Rockridge and Orion…