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WRMJ Interview: Governor Puts IHSA Winter Sports Season On Hold; Reaction From Ridgewood Hoops Coach Bryan Brooks

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday that IHSA winter sports like basketball and wrestling would be put on hold. The two sports were scheduled to begin practice Nov. 16. The Governor’s announcement comes just one day before the IHSA Board…

WRMJ Audio: Basketball Hall of Famer & Great Baseball Nickname Among Those That Called Cable Home

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Dave Nanninga Tuesday morning. He is the site founder of Illinois High School Glory Days. Dave recently researched the former Cable School and the unincorporated town of Cable, which was at one…

Tigers Win Cross Country Regional

The Sherrard Tigers boys cross country team captured their first regional championship since 2011 Saturday by winning the Class 1A Alleman Regional at Saukie Golf Course. The Tigers also had their first ever individual champion in Jacob Behla. The host…

Published Report Details Challenging Financial Times For IHSA

The head of the group that runs high school sports in Illinois says they cannot last another year without fans in local stands. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson on Thursday told the Peoria Journal Star that the organization is dealing…

Project Approved For Sherrard High School Baseball & Softball Diamonds

Improvements set to be made this fall to the varsity baseball and softball diamonds at Sherrard High School. The Sherrard School Board approved a $24,000 project for the Joel Brunsvold Complex this week says Unit 200 Superintendent Alan Boucher.  …

WRMJ Interview: IHSA’s Sam Knox Talks Football Scheduling/Playoffs, Travel Ball Issue & Status Of Wrestling Season

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Sam Knox from the IHSA Wednesday morning. The two discussed several topics, including a scheduling/playoffs proposal from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (for this school year only). Other discussion points involved…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: Mercer County’s Cuellar Hoping For A Five-Sport Senior Year

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Mercer County High School senior Bella Cuellar Wednesday morning. The IHSA modified calendar may allow Cuellar to play five sports this school year. She’s already ran cross country and participated in golf. Now,…

WRMJ Audio: Nearly 50-Years Later; But 1971 Small School Baseball Team Remains Great Illinois Story With Great Characters

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with author Chris Ballard Tuesday morning. He wrote the book “One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season”. It details the improbable run of small town Macon…

Rockridge’s Hasson Elected IHSA Board President; Just Second Female To Hold Role

Rockridge High School principal Katy Hasson elected president of the IHSA Board of Directors. The announcement was made Monday afternoon. Hasson becomes the 36th individual to serve as the Board President since Aurora High School’s C.P. Briggs first filled the…