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WRMJ’s Ty Taylor Hosts This Week’s IRN Prep Report

This week’s Illinois Radio Network IRN Prep Report is hosted by WRMJ’s Ty Taylor, and the program features the Lena-Winslow High School football team. The Panthers are unbeaten, and playing in the Class 1A quarterfinals this weekend.

NFHS Executive Director: Addressing Coaches Education, Parent Behavior Begins at Youth Sports Level

The following piece is from Dr. Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS): Long-term solutions to increasing the number of participants in high school sports and improving parental behavior at high school contests?…

TRAC Announces West Division All Conference Volleyball Team

Conference co-champs Orion and Fulton lead the way with all conference performers for the 2019 Three Rivers All Conference Volleyball team.  Orion and Fulton tied for the top spot in the west division with 9-1 records.   THREE RIVERS ATHLETIC…

WRMJ Audio: Separate IHSA State Tournaments Being Proposed For Boundaried & Non-Boundaried Schools; Part Of By-Law Amendment Process

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Carlinville High School principal Patrick Drew this morning. He has authored an IHSA by-law amendment proposal that would require separate state series tournaments for non-boundaried and boundaried schools in multiple class sports and…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: Mercer County’s Kirkhove Comfortable In Her Dancing Shoes & Her Sweaty Catching Gear

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Mercer County High School senior Chloe Kirkhove this morning. She is a member of the football and boys basketball dance teams and also plays catcher on the Golden Eagles softball team.

Mercer County’s Season Ends In Second Round Loss

The Mercer County Golden Eagles fell in the second round of the IHSA Football playoffs Saturday afternoon to Clifton Central 39-28 on the road. The Comets got out to a quick 19-0 lead in the first quarter. Midway through the…

Orion Advances To Super-Sectional

The Orion Chargers stopped El Paso-Gridley in the championship match of the Class 2A Spring Valley Hall Volleyball Sectional. Orion trailed early in the first game but rallied to win it 27-25. The Chargers won the next game 25-14 to…

Lincoln Trail All-Conference Football Team Announced

The Lincoln Trail Conference announced their All-Conference football teams for the 2019 season.  Conference champion Annawan-Wethersfield had nine players named for the first team offense or defense.  Mercer County had one player named to the first team offense and three…

LTC All-Conference Volleyball Team Announced

The Lincoln Trail Conference announced their 2019 All-Conference Volleyball teams.  League champion Princeville had three players named to the first team while runner-up United had four.  Mercer County’s Karli Stineman was the lone Golden Eagle named to the first squad.…