Category: Local Sports

Eagles Win Regional Semi-Final Over Tigers

After being eliminated by Sherrard the past two years in regional play, Mercer County finally broke through Wednesday night at Northside Diamond with a 4-1 victory in semi-final action.  Mercer County’s Connor Sharp out dueled Sherrard’s Nathan Earl to push…

Kirby Hired As Head Football Coach At West Central

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Jason Kirby has been hired as head football coach at West Central High School. Kirby spent the last two seasons at UTHS in East Moline and also spent time as head football coach at Rockridge and Sherrard.  Current Rockridge basketball…

High School Sports Spotlight: Sherrard’s Strandgard Loves Life As Three-Sport Athlete

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WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Sherrard junior Spencer Strandgard last night. She is having a stellar spring on the softball diamond following productive seasons in volleyball and basketball. Strandgard has verbally committed to play softball at Illinois State…

Tigers, Rockets Advance In Regional Play

The Sherrard Tigers and Rockridge Rockets both won their regional openers on Tuesday.  At the Sherrard Regional, the Tigers stopped Mercer County ending the Golden Eagles season and Brimfield-Elmwood stopped Orion and at the Williamsfield Regional, the Rockets rolled over…

Mercer Co. Win Softball Regional Opener, Erie-Prophetstown Take TRAC Title

The Mercer County Golden Eagles won their opening game of the Sherrard Regional Softball tournament over Monmouth-Roseville Monday and will now face Sherrard tonight in the semi-finals.  Erie-Prophetstown defended their boys Three Rivers Athletic Track title at Rockridge.   SOFTBALL…

Another Good Time For ‘Ghost Players’ In Reynolds

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For a second straight year, Ghost Players from the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa put on a comedy show and clinic at the Reynolds American Legion baseball diamond on Saturday. WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Ghost Player Marv…