Local Sports

IHSA Baseball Administrator Talks Pitch Count & Playing On Sundays

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with IHSA Assistant Executive Director Sam Knox at this weekend’s state baseball tournament in Peoria. The two discussed several topics, including the pitch count policy and the possibility of playing on Sundays.  

Chargers’ Bid for Baseball State Title Stalls in Semifinals; Morrison & Princeville Fall in Softball State Semis

It took three different Orion pitchers to get through the first inning,  as the Chargers allowed five runs in the frame on their way to an 11-0 loss in the 2A Semifinals. Teutopolis limited Orion to one baserunner over the…

Three Rivers Announces All-Conference Baseball, Softball Teams

Three Rivers Athletic Conference – West Division Boys’ Baseball – All Conference Selection and Team Standings in the Conference – 2017   Final Standings – Varsity Rockridge  10-0 Fulton  8-2 Orion  4-6 Morrison  3-7 Sherrard  3-7 Riverdale  2-8   Final…

WRMJ Interview: Hofer Talks Summer Schedule

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County head football coach/athletic director Andrew Hofer this morning. The two talked summer contact days and summer strength and conditioning.

Rockets Denied Repeat Trip To State

The Rockridge Rockets were denied a repeat trip to state as Morrison rallied for a 9-6 win at the Class 2A East Peoria Super-Sectional Monday afternoon.  Rockridge jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, two…

WRMJ Audio: Nighttime Baseball Sounds With Eagles

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor covered last night’s Mercer County 9-8-sectional baseball victory over El Paso-Gridley.     Mercer County head baseball coach Nick Basala: Brandon Skovronski; Jake Reusch and Jaden Dellitt:  

Eagles, Chargers Capture Regional Titles

Mercer County and Orion won Class 2A Baseball regional championships Monday.  For the Golden Eagles it was their second straight tile and the Chargers won their first crown in eight years. Mercer County will face El Paso-Gridley and Orion will…

Eagles Finish 5th At State

The Mercer County Golden Eagles 4 x 100 meter relay team finished fifth Saturday at the Class 1A state track meet at Eastern Illinois University.  The team of Brooke Ziegenhorn, Catelyn Hoffman, Kari Coulter and Kenzie Baker toured the oval…