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High School Sports Spotlight: Wilson, Top-Ranked Rockets Starting Fast

WRMJ spoke with Rockridge High School senior basketball player TJ Wilson for the High School Sports Spotlight Tuesday. The Rockets (4-0) went undefeated at the Geneseo Thanksgiving Tournament to start the 2023-24 boys basketball season. Through four games, Wilson is averaging 12…

Sherrard & Rockridge Grab Conference-Opening Girls Basketball Wins

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.   Sherrard (3-2, 1-0 TRAC West) and Rockridge (3-3, 1-0 TRAC West) each won their Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) West opener Monday. The Tigers beat Morrison (3-3, 0-1 TRAC West), 50-40…

Sherrard, Rockridge, Orion All Win Thanksgiving Tournaments

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.   Sherrard (3-0) won a pair of games Saturday to finish the Deer Creek-Mackinaw Thanksgiving Shootout unbeaten. The Tigers defeated Eureka (2-1), 38-32, in the first game of the day. The Hornets…

Rockets Pick Up 2 Wins, Sherrard Wins Opener, Orion Beats Mercer County

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.   Rockridge (3-0) beat Rock Falls (2-1) Friday in Geneseo in a rematch of last year’s sectional semifinal, 49-45. Rockridge held a 35-27 lead late in the third quarter until Rock Falls…

Golden Eagles Cruise Past Alleman To Start 2-0

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.   Mercer County (2-0) rolled to a 58-28 win over Alleman (0-2) Tuesday at the 10 & 32 Tip-Off Classic in Orion. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 19-1 lead at…

Northside Lofts Developer Promoting Amenities Of Project

With a fall of 2024 construction date targeted for the Northside Lofts project at the former Aledo Junior High, developers are starting to promote the amenities planned for the redeveloped site. Andrew Fisher is construction manager for the Economic Growth…

MERCO, Orion, Rockridge Open Boys Basketball Season With Wins

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.   Mercer County (1-0) tipped off the 2023-24 boys basketball season with a 50-36 win over A-Town (0-1) Monday night at the 10 & 32 Tip-Off Classic in Orion. The Golden Eagles…

Westmer Grad Dixon, Camp Point Central Return To State Championship Game

Camp Point Central (13-0) is returning to the IHSA 1A state football championship game for the second consecutive year, after defeating Greenfield-Northwestern (12-1) in the semifinals Saturday, 54-20. The Panthers will play Lena-Winslow (13-0), who are looking for its fourth…

WRMJ Sportsline: 2023-24 High School Boys Basketball Preview

WRMJ previewed the 2023-24 high school boys basketball season Saturday morning on Sportsline. Jim Taylor and Ty Taylor were joined by Sherrard head coach Alex Johnson, Mercer County head coach Tim Sedam, and Rockridge head coach Jordan Harris. The show…

WRMJ Audio: The State of 8-Man Football In Illinois

WRMJ caught up with the president of the Illinois 8-Man Football Association, John Lalor, during Friday night’s state championship broadcast. He gave an update on the future of the sport.