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WRMJ Interview: IHSA’s Anderson Talks Double Forfeit In Boys Basketball State Tournament Series

Statement from IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson: “The conclusion of tonight’s IHSA Class 3A Boys Basketball Sectional Final at North Lawndale High School in Chicago between North Lawndale High School and Farragut Career Academy was marred by a fourth quarter…

Mercer County Grad Having Good Time With ‘Alma Otter;’ Mascot Idea Draws Plenty of Attention At U-of-I

As the University of Illinois debates the future of a new mascot to replace “Chief Illini,” a Mercer County High School grad is among a group of three U-of-I students receiving plenty of attention. Their idea started as a joke—“Alma…

High School Sports Spotlight: Mercer County’s Stineman Takes Advantage of Dual Participation; Will Play Softball & Run Track This Spring

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Mercer County junior Karli Stineman this morning. She is taking advantage of a dual participation policy this school year, allowing her to play softball and run track this spring.

Orion Wins Regional Title

Orion won an IHSA Class 2A Regional Championship on their home floor by beating Fulton 41-39 Friday night. The Chargers’ Josh Johnson got fouled and made a lay-up with under 30 seconds left in the game to put Orion ahead.…

Lincoln Trail All-Conference Girls Basketball Team Announced

The 2018-19 girls Lincoln Trail All-Conference basketball team was announced today.  Conference champion Wethersfield placed two players on the first team as did Annanwan and Princeville.  Of the ten players on the first team, only was one a senior, four…