Local Sports

Rockridge Wins Regional Golf Championship

The Rockridge Rockets edged the Ridgewood Spartans by one stroke to win the Class 1A Wethersfield boys regional golf championship at Kewanee Dunes on Tuesday.  Sherrard nipped Mercer County by one stroke to finish third and also advanced to next…

Time To Explore IHSA Regional Scheduling For Football Again?

Aledo grad and coach of the defending 2A state champions says it may be time again to look at regional scheduling for high school football in Illinois. Job Linboom coaches at Deer Creek-Mackinaw. He says his school is in a…

State Oral History Project On IHSA Features WRMJ’s Taylor

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s Oral History Program is proud to release a new collection of interviews telling the story of high school sports in Illinois through the words of students, coaches, referees, broadcasters and administrators.   The project, “Sports…

A State Title in Video Gaming?

What are the chances of an IHSA state title in video gaming?  It’s now a discussion item, but Mercer County High School athletic director Andrew Hofer says it will be a tough sell for districts that are lacking in financial…

Eagles Fly Past Spartans, Titans Take Charger Challenge

Mercer County unleashed a strong running game en route to rolling over Ridgewood 47-6  at Goff-Stahl Field Saturday afternoon.  Mercer County’s Wyatt Kellogg broke off touchdown runs of 53, 8 and 68 yards as the Golden Eagles built a 35-6…