Local Sports

Golden Eagles, Rockets Split Openers

Mercer County and Rockridge met each other in baseball and softball to open the 2017 season on Monday afternoon.  At Northside Park in Aledo, the Golden Eagles shut down the Rockets 6-0.  Jeff Garrett threw five innings allowing just two…

Baseball & Softball Have Opening Weekend

The weather finally cooperated to area baseball and softball teams could get on the diamond on Saturday.  In high school baseball. Sherrard and United opened at a round robin hosted by the Red Storm and in softball Sherrard took on…

WRMJ Interview: Ruggles & MERCO Pep Band Raise Roof At State

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County High School band director Rusty Ruggles on Friday. The Golden Eagles pep band was the featured band at Friday’s 3A/4A boys basketball state tournament in Peoria.  

TRAC Announces Boys Basketball All-Conference Team

The unbeaten Three Rivers Athletic Conference West Division champion Rockridge Rockets and the Orion Chargers both placed two players on the boys basketball all-conference team for the 2016-17 season.  All four were unanimous selections by the coaches. Three Rivers Athletic…

Talking High School Sports On The Radio: When Adolph Rupp Coached High School Hoops In Illinois

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of legendary college basketball coach Adolph Rupp. He spent 42 years as head coach of the University of Kentucky. His job before that–head basketball…