Local Sports

WRMJ Audio: 50-Years Later; Still A Great IHSA Baseball Story

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of one of the most memorable IHSA baseball stories. So good that a book was written about the 1971 tale of Macon High School. WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with author Chris Ballard.…

4 Medal At State, Rockets Advance To Supers

Four area track and field athletes medaled at the Class 1A Girls State Track Meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Sherrard’s Mattie Kindelsperger lead the way taking home the gold in the 3200 meter run. Kindelsperger, a senior who…

Rockets Get Walk Off Win

Taylor Sedam’s single to right with two outs in the bottom of the seventh gave the Rockridge Rockets a 4-3 win over Tremont in the Class 2A softball sectional semi-finals Wednesday in Edgington. The game was the completion of Tuesday’s…

Rockets Suspended In Sectional Semi-Final

The Rockridge Rockets and Tremont Turks will need to return today to take care of unfinished business in the Class 2A softball sectional at Edgington. With the game tied 3-3 with two outs and runners on first and second, heavy…

Eagles Split Regional Openers

Mercer County split their baseball and softball regional openers. The Golden Eagles softball team rallied with two runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat Knoxville at the Apollo Diamond. In baseball, Mercer County had the tying run on…

Adult Softball League Organized For Mercer County This Summer

Visit MerCo promoting an adult co-ed softball league this summer. There are a number of participating towns. Visit MerCo’s Kasi Henshaw says concession stands will also be available at each site, benefitting local causes. The Friday night league runs through…