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Could COVID-19 Waiver Provide Path Forward For High School Sports in Illinois? Downstate Football Coach Says Yes

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Maroa-Forsyth head football coach Josh Jostes Thursday morning. The two discussed the status of high school sports in Illinois and the path to moving forward.  Among the many topics addressed was the concept…

WRMJ Interview: New Sherrard Cross Country Coach Joe Lopez

1976 Alleman grad Joe Lopez is the new cross country coach at Sherrard. He replaces Ryan Buchanan, who’s now at Assumption. Lopez has had coaching stints at Bettendorf, Alleman and Rocky and was Buchanan’s assistant for three years at Sherrard.…

WRMJ Audio: Tracking High School Football Winners In Illinois; List Goes Way Back & Continues To Be Updated

High school football is not being played in Illinois this fall, but high school football historian Kev Varney has released the list for best winning percentages of Illinois prep football programs. Click here for list.

WRMJ Interview: A Texas Visitor To WRMJ Means A Saturday Convo About High School Football

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor talked Texas high school football with Duane Sutherland Saturday morning. He broadcasts games in the Lone Star State. Sutherland was visiting his sister in Aledo. Texas is playing high school football in the fall with…

WRMJ Interview: Illinois High School Sports Return Monday; It’s Been A Long Wait For IHSA’s Anderson

The IHSA fall sports season begins Monday (Aug.10) with practices allowed for boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, girls tennis and girls swimming and diving. The last IHSA competitions were held March 11th and then the pandemic…

LTC Football Schedule For Spring of 2021

The Lincoln Trail Conference football schedule has been posted for the spring of 2021. Games will begin Friday, March 5. A total of seven regular season games will be played with the final regular season game played on April 16.…