Local Sports

WRMJ Audio: Small School Definition On The Rise In Illinois

Small schools will be impacted by a change in IHSA classification next school year. In four class sports (boys & girls basketball, volleyball, softball & baseball), the 2A/3A cutoff will rise to 697 across the board. It had been 546…

Three Rivers Announces All-Conference Baseball-Softball Teams

The Three Rivers Athletic Conference announced their all conference baseball and softball teams for the 2019 season.  Conference champions Orion and Rockridge lead the teams with players named to the first two teams.   Three Rivers Athletic Conference – West…

WRMJ Interview: IHSA’s Gibson Breaks Down State Tourney Changes

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with IHSA Associate Executive Director Kurt Gibson this morning. The two talked about the format change in the boys and girls basketball state tournaments, the bidding process for new sites and the impact on…

Aledo Grad Willits Set To Become Next Head Football Coach Of AW Titans

2007 Aledo High School grad Logan Willits in line to become next Annawan-Wethersfield head football coach. The Wethersfield School Board approved the hire last night. He had been serving as offensive coordinator for the program and also teaches at Wethersfield…

WRMJ Audio: It Takes Patience To Build A Consistent Winner; A Lesson From Southern Illinois’ Goreville High School

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with the head softball coach at Goreville High School in southern Illinois this morning. The Blackcats claimed their third state softball title since 2012 earlier this month. Coach Shanna Green just finished her 14th…

A WRMJ Sportsline Conversation With Marc Nesseler From 2015

This was a conversation WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor recorded with Marc Nesseler in December of 2015. Nesseler announced on Twitter today that he is no longer employed at the Dispatch-Argus. Nesseler’s newspaper career has spanned 47-years. Part 1:  …