Ty Taylor

Week 2: Mercer County, Rockridge, Orion Roll To Wins

Mercer County (1-1) rebounded from a disappointing Week 1 to defeat St. Bede (1-1) on the road, 38-13, Friday. Golden Eagles quarterback Colby Cox accounted for five touchdowns in the victory. Cox rushed for three scores and threw for two…

Sherrard, Orion Stay Unbeaten In TRAC Volleyball

Sherrard (8-1-1, 2-0 TRAC West) defeated Rockridge (3-4, 0-2 TRAC West) on the road in volleyball in straight sets Thursday, 25-18, 25-16. Kaitlyn DeBlock had 7 kills to lead the Tigers in the victory. Chloe Strachan totaled 6 kills in…

Golden Eagles Fall In Three Sets To Kewanee

Mercer County (2-5) lost in volleyball to Kewanee (4-5) in three sets Wednesday. The Golden Eagles took the first set, 25-19. Kewanee rallied to take the second and third sets, 27-25, 25-22, to earn the win. Molly Hofmann led Mercer…

Week 1 IHSA AP Football Poll

The Associated Press (AP) Week 1 IHSA football poll was released Wednesday afternoon. The Rockridge Rockets are ranked 10th in Class 2A. WRMJ will post the polls each week. WRMJ’s Ty Taylor is an AP voter. His ballot will accompany…

Tigers, Chargers Open TRAC Volleyball Schedule With Wins

Orion (6-0, 1-0 TRAC West) defeated Rockridge (3-3, 0-1 TRAC West) in three sets in the conference opener for both teams in volleyball Tuesday. The Rockets won the first set, 25-23, before the Chargers rallied to win the second and…

Sherrard Wins On Volleyball Court, Golf Course Monday

The Sherrard Tigers defeated the Ridgewood Spartans in volleyball Monday in three sets, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20. The Tigers open Three Rivers Athletic Conference play Tuesday at home against Morrison. Sherrard defeated Orion in a boys golf dual Monday,154-216. Wade Conner…

Spike Heck Tractor Ride Saturday; Proceeds Benefit Fairgrounds

Celebrating the legacy of a longtime supporter of the Mercer County Fair with a tractor ride this coming weekend. The late Spike Heck had a great impact on the fairgrounds says Mercer County Fair Board member Barney Lloyd. Sign up…

Saturday Sports: Orion Rolls To Wethersfield Tournament Title

Orion (5-0) remained unbeaten in volleyball to win the Wethersfield Tournament in Kewanee Saturday. The Chargers beat Wethersfield in three sets in the championship, 18-21, 21-19, 15-7. Mercer County (2-4) took third place at the tournament, defeating Bureau Valley in…