Local Sports

Changes Could Be On The Way For State Basketball Tournament

The state basketball tournament could be undergoing some significant changes within the next several years.  Declining attendance remains a concern, and basically everything is on the table says the IHSA’s Kurt Gibson. And Gibson says even the four-class system could…

Jones Hired As Mercer County Boys Basketball Coach

Mike Jones will take over the Mercer County boys basketball program. He was hired on a unanimous vote by the Unit 404 Board of Education tonight. Jones is a 2001 Sherrard High School grad and served as Brian Hutton’s assistant…

Mercer County Wins Invite, Rockets Sweep Rams

Mercer County won both the boys and girls Golden Eagle Track Invitational Tuesday night.  In baseball, Mercer County took two from West Central in the Lincoln Trail while Rockridge bested Riverdale.  In softbal, West Central took two from Mercer County…

Eagles Sweep Rebels, Tigers And Chargers Split

Mercer County went on the road for a softball doubleheader against Stark County and came away with a sweep.  United split with Galva in other Lincoln Trail Conference play and Orion upended Sherrard in the TRAC.  In baseball, Alleman rallied…

WRMJ Sportsline Interview: A New Sherrard Beginning For Brian Hutton

Brian Hutton joined WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor in-studio this morning for the WRMJ Sportsline. Hutton was hired this week as Sherrard varsity boys basketball coach–his second stint with the Tigers after the last eight seasons at Mercer County. Part…

Eagles, Tigers Capture Rockridge Invitational Titles; MC Baseball Splits; Rockets, Tigers Softball Notch Wins

On the baseball diamond, Mercer County split a pair in LTC play with Princeville to move to 15-3 on the season. On the heels of 10 1st place winners, Mercer County captured the boys’ portion of the Rockridge Track &…