Local Sports

Area Track Athletes Rough Day At State, Rockridge Rolls

It was a tough day for area athletes at the Class 1A State Track Meet at Eastern Illinois University on Thursday.  Only two athletes and two relay teams advanced from the preliminaries.  Orion’s Mitch Lee in the shot put and…

Chargers Stopped In Semi’s

For the second straight year the Orion Chargers had their baseball season stopped in the sectional semi-finals as they fell to Brimfield-Elmwood 3-2 Wednesday at Farmington. Orion trailed 3-0 entering their final at bat but they rallied with two runs…

Chargers, Blue Bullets Win Pitchers Duel For Regional Crown

The Orion Chargers captured their third Class 2A Regional title in a row topping the Mercer County Golden Eagles 2-0 at Rockridge Monday. Dawson Schulenberg allowed just four singles, two walks while striking out seven in picking up the win.…

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…