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WRMJ Interview: New MERCO AD Murray Talks Field Turf Hopes, TRAC Changes, & More

WRMJ spoke with new Mercer County High School Athletic Director Dustin Murray Thursday afternoon. Murray looked ahead to his new role; Mercer County’s upcoming move to the Three Rivers Athletic Conference; the school district’s athletic facilities, including his hope for…

Bureau Valley Applies For Lincoln Trail Conference Membership, Eyes Departure From TRAC

The Bureau Valley School District Board of Education approved the administration’s request to apply for membership to the Lincoln Trail Conference (LTC) and accept membership if the school is invited to join the conference Wednesday. If invited by the LTC,…

WRMJ Audio: Hoopin’ In The Park Back In Style With Sherrard Boys Basketball

WRMJ spoke with Sherrard boys basketball coach Alex Johnson Thursday, as the Tigers wrapped up their “Hoopin’ in the Park” Tour in New Windsor. The Sherrard boys basketball program hosted free community basketball sessions for second through eighth grade students…

WRMJ Interview: TRAC Conversation With Longtime Preps Writer Kevin Hieronymous

WRMJ spoke with Bureau County Republican Sports Editor Kevin Hieronymous at an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) event over the weekend in Mineral. Hieronymous has cornered local sports at the Bureau County Republican since 1986. Hieronymous speaks about Sherrard winning…

WRMJ Interview: MERCO Grad Ruggles Taking Over Orion Boys Golf

WRMJ spoke with new Orion High School boys golf coach Anthony Ruggles Thursday. Ruggles was hired on June 21. Ruggles is a 2018 Mercer County High School graduate and 2022 graduate of Monmouth College. He talks about taking over the…

Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker To Perform At John Deere Classic

Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker will perform during the inaugural “Concerts on the Course” during the John Deere Classic in July at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, the tournament announced Tuesday. Rucker will perform after play on Saturday, July 8th,…

WRMJ Interview: Higher Expectations, Increased Competition This Summer For Sherrard Boys Basketball, Johnson

WRMJ spoke with Sherrard boys basketball coach Alex Johnson at the Monmouth College Shootout Saturday. Johnson is entering his second season as the head coach at Sherrard. The Tigers went 17-11 in 2022-23, finishing second in the Three Rivers Athletic…