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WRMJ Interview: Engwall Happy With Eagles Summer Progress; Also Pleased To See Female Student-Athletes Step Up For Youth Camp

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Mercer County girls basketball coach Kate Engwall last night. The Eagles wrapped up their summer play. Engwall also took time to talk about an all-sports girls youth camp this week in Mercer County…

Sherrard High School To Join IHSA Bass Fishing Ranks

The Sherrard School Board has approved a bass fishing club for the high school. The action will allow the school to compete at the IHSA level. School Resource Officer Mike Mendoza is leading the effort.   The IHSA has offered…

WRMJ Interview: Whiteman Talks State Tournament Format Change

Former Rockridge head basketball coach Toby Whiteman led the Rockets to back to back state tournament appearances in 2015 and 2016. He spoke with WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor last weekend about the IHSA’s plan to move the boys basketball…

WRMJ Interview: Aledo Grad Willits Made The Most Of His Time As Assistant; Promoted To Head Football Coach Of AW Titans

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with 2007 Aledo High School graduate Logan Willits this morning. Willits has just been hired as head football coach of the Annawan-Wethersfield  program, where he has served as offensive coordinator the last seven seasons. …

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…