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High School Sports Spotlight: Lilly Brothers Talk Family, Football & Even A ‘Shotgun Alley’ Story

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Alec and Evan Lilly this morning. The two are enjoying their final season together as Golden Eagles and are pumped for Friday’s big game game with Annawan-Wethersfield at Pratt Memorial Field.  

Tigers Win, Eagles And Rockets Fall

Sherrard topped Morrison in Three Rivers volleyball action Tuesday night while Mercer County and Rockridge both lost on their home floors.  In golf, the Rockridge boys topped Kewanee at Highland Springs while Sherrard won a triangular over Erie-Prophetstown and Orion,…

Light Monday For High School Sports

There was a light slate of high school sporting events to start the week.  In high school volleyball, United beat Abingdon-Avon in straight games while Orion went to 3-0 in the Three Rivers with a win over Fulton.  In golf,…

WRMJ Interview: Even In Purple & Gold and 20 Years Later, Mikey O Still Takes Great Pride In 1998 aGd State Championship Season

This season marks the 20 year anniversary of the 1998 state championship Aledo Green Dragon football team. WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Michael O’Brien this evening to talk about that memorable year. ‘Mikey O’ is now working…

High School Sports Spotlight: With Knee Injury Behind Him It’s All Systems Go For Rockridge’s McCabe

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge senior lineman Myles McCabe this morning. He suffered a knee injury in week 9 last season, but is back at full-strength and playing a big role in the Rockets 2018 success.

Golden Eagles and Rockets Victorious; Sherrard Drops Close One

Week 3 of the high school football season got underway on Friday night as Mercer County won their conference opener over Stark County 18-0. The Golden Eagles got a passing and rushing touchdown from quarterback Rashaun King and a touchdown…

Eagles, Rockets Post Volleyball Wins

Mercer County met Ridgewood in a non-conference match up of Lincoln Trail teams and the Golden Eagles won is three, 25-16, 19-25,25-22.  Rockridge topped Sherrard in a Three Rivers match 25-9, 25-9.  In other play, Alleman beat Annawan 22-25, 25-16,…

WRMJ Interview: Filler Previews Orion-Newman Showdown

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Orion head football coach Chip Filler this morning.  The Chargers–ranked #3 in 2A take on #2 ranked Newman Central Catholic in Sterling on Saturday night.  

Football Still With Most Participants In High School Sports, But Numbers Continue To Decline

High school football participation in Illinois continues to fall. According to an annual survey, the total number of football players has declined about 17-percent in the past few years from 47,068 to 40,111. Matt Troha, with the IHSA, tells the…