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Lincoln Trail All-Conference Girls Basketball Team Announced

The 2019-20 Lincoln Trail All-Conference Girls Basketball team has been announced.  The first team is dominated by seniors.  League champion Princeville place five players on the first and second teams.  Second place Annawan placed four on the squad chosen by…

Orion Goes Long Range To Top Titans

Orion connected on 11 of 22 three point attempts to stop Monmouth-Roseville in the semi-finals of the Class 2A Mercer County Regional Wednesday night. The Chargers (21-9) will now meet Three Rivers Athletic Conference rival Rockridge in the championship game…

Rockets Escape, Eagles Fall

The number two seed in the Princeton Sectional Complex, Rockridge, rallied from a ten point deficit to top Alleman and the Mercer County Regional while the top seed, Kewanee, was upset at the Illinois Valley Central Regional.  Mercer County’s season…

Tigers, Eagles Season Ends

Sherrard and Mercer County had their boys basketball seasons come to an end in the opening round of the Class 2A Mercer County Regional Monday night.  The Tigers were upset by the Alleman Pioneers, a team they had beaten during…

WRMJ Audio: Welcoming Home State Champs Never Gets Old; This Time It’s Rockridge’s Dallas Krueger & Nolan Throne

Rockridge High School held a welcome home celebration Monday morning for state champion wrestlers Nolan Throne and Dallas Krueger.  WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor was on hand for the celebration and spoke with both wrestlers and also head coach Lucas…

Rockridge’s Krueger & Throne Capture State Wrestling Titles

Two friends, two classmates and two teammates cap off a memorable weekend and memorable high school school wrestling careers Saturday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Rockridge seniors Dallas Krueger and Nolan Throne each won state titles, Krueger…

WRMJ Audio: Mercer County High School Hall of Fame Interviews

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with 2020 Mercer County High School Hall of Fame inductees this week. Margo Price:   Josh Fourdyce Part 1:   Josh Fourdyce Part 2:   Jeannette Neeld Part 1:   Jeannette Neeld Part 2:…

Rockets Win Conference Title; Mercer County Upsets Princeville

The Rockridge Rockets won the Three Rivers Conference West Division championship Friday night by defeating Fulton 36-34. Also on Friday, Mercer County won on Hall of Fame Night over Princeville 67-66 in overtime. A complete look at area high school…

Rockets Win State, Throne, Krueger To Semi-Finals

The Rockridge Rockets 8th grade boys basketball team matched their 7th grade brothers by winning the IESA Class 3A State Championship over South Holland McKinley at Tolono Thursday night.  Rockridge wrestlers Dallas Krueger at 138 and Nolan Throne at 145…