Local Sports

Orion Advances To Regional Final

The Orion Chargers advanced to their third straight Class 2A regional baseball championship game by holding off Rockridge 10-7 in semi-final play at Rockridge Wednesday.  The game was scoreless until the Chargers pushed across four runs in fourth.  Rockridge quickly…

Sedam Named Mercer County Boys Basketball Coach; Strachan Joins Golden Eagles Girls Basketball Staff

Mercer County Jr. High principal and Westmer grad Tim Sedam has been hired as Mercer County High School varsity boys basketball coach. Prior to coming to Mercer County, Sedam served as an assistant coach and athletic director at Orion High…

WRMJ Interview: 8-Man Football Not A Fad In Illinois; Here To Stay

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with John Lalor on Wednesday. He is the president of the Illinois 8-Man Football Association and also head coach and athletic director at Alden-Hebron High School in northern Illinois. 15 schools will have…

Eagles, Rockets To Meet For Regional Title

Mercer County and Rockridge picked up semi-final wins in the Class 2A Knoxville Regional Tuesday.  Rockridge started the day hitting into a triple play in the first inning before rebounding for a 4-1 win over Annawan-Wethersfield.  In the night cap,…

Rockets, Tigers Post Regional Opening Wins

The Sherrard Tigers found themselves trailing 4-0 after four and a half innings in their Class 2A softball regional opener but the Tigers exploded for 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull out an 8-6 victory.  The…

Regular Season Wraps Up

Area baseball and softball teams wrapped up their regular seasons Saturday as regional play is set to start Monday.  Mercer County, Sherrard, United and West Central softball teams took part in the Alexis Fieldhouse Classic.  Rockridge went north to Barrington.…

WRMJ Audio: MacDonald & Volkert Break Down Rockridge & Sherrard’s Sectional Track Performances

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Rockridge and Sherrard girls track coaches Haley MacDonald and Todd Volkert Friday.  The Rockets and Tigers each qualified for five state events at Thursday night’s Erie sectional. Haley MacDonald: Todd Volkert: Mercer…

Locals Qualify For State, Heat Take LTC Title

Area athletes qualified for the girls Class 1A State Track Meet at the Erie and Knoxville sectionals.  In softball, West Central rallied to win the first game of a double header to beat Mercer County and win the Lincoln Trail…