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Chargers Survive Golden Eagles, Tigers Edge Rockets For Regional Titles

Mercer County took top-seeded Orion to three sets in the IHSA Class 2A Orion Regional Championship but came up short. The Golden Eagles finish the season with a 17-15 record. Orion advances to the Farmington Sectional, where the Chargers will play…

Orion-Sherrard Falls In Sectional Semis

Orion-Sherrard’s boys soccer season came to an end with a 7-0 loss to Peoria Notre Dame at the IHSA 2A Washington Sectional Wednesday. Orion-Sherrard ended the season with a 21-4-3 record. BOYS SOCCER IHSA Class 2A Washington Sectional Peoria Notre…

Two-Vehicle Crash Causes Serious Injuries North Of Aledo

A driver reportedly falling asleep at the wheel led to a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 94 north of Aledo Wednesday. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department says the driver fell asleep traveling southbound and crossed the center line, hitting another…

High School Spotlight: McPeek, Golden Eagles Riding Momentum Into Regional Championship Match

WRMJ talked with Mercer County junior middle hitter Gabriella McPeek for the High School Spotlight Wednesday. The Golden Eagles will play for a regional championship at the 2A Orion Regional Thursday. Mercer County will take on top-seeded Orion.  

Sherrard National Honor Society Promoting Hunger Drive

Sherrard High School National Honor Society is holding their annual hunger drive this week. Sherrard High School Senior Lauren Copeland is president of the school’s National Honor Society Chapter. She says they’re looking for donations for the drive. If they…

Westmer Ties Have BCC’s Braucht Excited For Trip To Mercer County

The high school football playoffs begin this weekend and there’s a built-in Mercer County connection for the Golden Eagles’ first round opponent. Bloomington Central Catholic head coach Kevin Braucht has strong ties to the former Westmer school district. He says…

Mueller, Coulter Lead Mercer County To Cross Country Sectional; Rockridge And Sherrard Girls Also Advance

Eden Mueller finished first at the IHSA 1A Rock Falls Cross Country Regional. Mueller ran an 18:17 to win the regional. The Mercer County girls earned a third-place finish, advancing to the sectional. Sherrard finished second and Rockridge finished sixth…

WRMJ Audio: Hofer, Graves, And More Preview High School Playoffs

WRMJ previewed the high school football postseason on the Pigskin Playoff Preview Saturday night. Below are all the interviews that were on our program and matchups for area teams in the first round. Class 1A: Stark County @ ROWVA-Williamsfield Aurora Christian @…