Local Sports

Rockets Remain Winless

The Rockridge Rockets continued to struggle to open the season as they fell to 0-7 after a Three Rivers Athletic Conference 47-38 loss at Fulton Friday night.  Rockridge trailed 23-22 at the half but the Steamers opened up a ten…

Eagles Win On Road, Tigers, Rockets Win Duals

Mercer County connected on 8 of 18 three’s as they rolled to a win at Riverdale in boys basketball Thursday night. Forfeits were the difference as Sherrard topped Mercer County in wrestling and Rockridge stopped West Carroll.  Sherrard went to…

Eagles Escape Sherrard, Rockets Win TRAC Opener

For the second time in the early boys basketball season the Mercer County Golden Eagles won a tight contest with the Sherrard Tigers.  The Rockridge Rockets won their Three Rivers Athletic Conference opener in Sterling again Newman Catholic.  In wrestling…

High School Sports Spotlight: Stice & Rockets Battle To Competitive Start; Already Surpass Last Season’s Win Total

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge girls basketball player Jessica Stice this morning.  She has helped push the Rockets to a 5-and-5 start this season.  The team won just two games last season.  

Eagles Roughed Up On Road, Tigers Hold Off Cardinals

Mercer County’s road woes continued Monday night at Princeville where the Princesses forced 30 turnovers en route to the victory in Lincoln Trail action.  In the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, Sherrard squeaked out a win over Erie while Rockridge could…

Eagles Top Rockets, Tigers Fall At Galva

Mercer County ended a long drought against Rockridge by beating the Rockets 49-37 Friday night in Edgington.  The Golden Eagles rallied to take a 22-21 halftime lead as both teams struggled offensively.  Mercer County extended the lead 30-27 after three…