Local Sports

Local Girls Qualify For State Finals, Boys Advance To State

The Class 1A Girls State Track Meet finals will be well represented by area athletes on Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.  Riverdale won the Class 1A Boys Sectional at Erie as area athletes qualified for state next week. …

Tigers, Chargers Post Regional Semi-Final Wins

Sherrard and Orion will meet for the third time this season in the Sherrard Class 2A Regional championship game Saturday after posting semi-final wins on Wednesday. Orion won both contests in TRAC play. In softball, Sherrard avenged a loss on…

Rockets Hold Off Eagles

Rockridge was pushed to the limit but held on to win their regional opener over Mercer County Tuesday. Mercer County topped Orion in their regional opener on Monday and then met the Rockets, who won decisively in their other meeting…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: Heat No Match For Mercer County’s Mueller; Wins Sectional Titles In 1600 & 3200

WRMJ received some help from Mercer County student council member Tatum Taylor this week. She interviewed junior classmate Eden Mueller, who won sectional titles last week in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. She’ll compete at state this weekend in…

Regionals Open With Tight Games

The start of the baseball and softball post season opened with some tight contests involving our local schools. In softball, Mercer County rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat Orion. In baseball, Mercer County scored four runs in the top…

WRMJ Interview: Approaching 50th Anniversary Of Title IX; Rockridge’s Hasson In Right Spot As IHSA Board President

WRMJ visited with Rockridge High School principal Katy Hasson this week. She also serves as IHSA board president, only the second woman to do so since the organization’s inception in 1903. During her term as IHSA board president the 50th…

Tigers Take Sectional, Rockets Win TRAC West

The Sherrard girls track team captured their second straight Class 1A Sectional championship at George Pratt Memorial Field Thursday. Riverdale won the boys TRAC track meet. The Rockridge Rockets stopped Erie-Prophetstown for the second time this week to win the…

Tigers Edge Rockets

Sherrard scored two runs in the top of the ninth to edge Rockridge in Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball Tuesday. In softball, Rockridge runs their streak to 54 straight by taking a split doubleheader and Sherrard won a slugfest over…