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WRMJ Interview: Naismith Hall of Fame Career Began On Illinois Farm For Small School Kid Sikma

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with IHSA basketball legend Jack Sikma today. Sikma played in the Class A state tournament at small school St. Anne High School, went on to star at Illinois Wesleyan and finished his basketball playing…

Eagles Win Titan Invitational

The Mercer County Golden Eagles boys track team won the Monmouth-Roseville Titan Invitational Monday at Sunny Lane Field.  The Golden Eagles won five events in taking the title.  In the girls event, Knoxville out distanced Macomb and BPC for the…

Sherrard Assistant To Take Over UTHS Football Program

Nick Welch has been hired as head football coach at United Township High School. He was named to the position last night, according to an Argus/Dispatch report and will also teach social studies at the Quad Cities school. Welch spent…

WRMJ Interview: Long Strange Ride To MLB Included ‘Crazy’ WRMJ Orion Game For Reds Broadcaster Thrall

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Cincinnati Reds radio broadcaster Tommy Thrall today. Thrall spent 2010 and 2011 with the Quad Cities River Bandits and broadcast a few WRMJ games in those two years, including the 2011 playoff game…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: Assumption Invite Equals Two Firsts For Rockridge Senior Whittington

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Rockridge senior Sam Whittington this morning. He had a banner day at the Assumption Invite at Augustana College over the weekend–winning the high jump and also running the third-leg of the winning 4×400…

Eagles Sweep Wildcats

Mercer County picked up lopsided  victories in both games of a doubleheader in Lincoln Trial Conference baseball and softball action on Saturday. Rockridge’s softball team split a pair of games at Rock Falls and the baseball team came up short…

Strachan Steps Down As Rockridge Girls Basketball Coach

Shawn Strachan is resigning as girls varsity basketball coach at Rockridge High School. His resignation is on the Monday Rockridge School Board agenda. Strachan just finished his 17th season leading the Rockets.

Spartans Sweep Eagles

Mercer County and Ridgewood were able to meet in both baseball and softball action on a soggy Thursday and the Spartans won both contests.  In baseball, Ridgewood trailed 2-1 heading into their final at bat but rallied with seven runs…