Category: Local Sports

Tigers Hold Off Warriors

Two of the top softball teams in the area met Wednesday and the Sherrard Tigers held off the Sterling Golden Warriors 5-4.  In baseball action, the Ridgewood Spartans nipped the Rockridge Rockets 5-4 in match up of Lincoln Trail and…

Whiteman Steps Down As Rockridge Hoops Coach

Toby Whiteman has resigned as head basketball coach at Rockridge. He compiled a 151-and-26 mark in six seasons with the Rockets, including two state appearances. Whiteman will continue to teach in the district.

Eagles Nipped By Titans, Track Teams Sweep West Central

Monmouth-Roseville scored two runs in their final at bat to beat Mercer County 7-5 in high school softball action Tuesday at Northside Park.  Mercer County took a 5-4 lead after five innings but the Titans scored one in the sixth…

Golden Eagles, Rockets Split Openers

Mercer County and Rockridge met each other in baseball and softball to open the 2017 season on Monday afternoon.  At Northside Park in Aledo, the Golden Eagles shut down the Rockets 6-0.  Jeff Garrett threw five innings allowing just two…

Baseball & Softball Have Opening Weekend

The weather finally cooperated to area baseball and softball teams could get on the diamond on Saturday.  In high school baseball. Sherrard and United opened at a round robin hosted by the Red Storm and in softball Sherrard took on…

WRMJ Interview: Ruggles & MERCO Pep Band Raise Roof At State

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County High School band director Rusty Ruggles on Friday. The Golden Eagles pep band was the featured band at Friday’s 3A/4A boys basketball state tournament in Peoria.  

TRAC Announces Boys Basketball All-Conference Team

The unbeaten Three Rivers Athletic Conference West Division champion Rockridge Rockets and the Orion Chargers both placed two players on the boys basketball all-conference team for the 2016-17 season.  All four were unanimous selections by the coaches. Three Rivers Athletic…