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Chargers Win Sixth Straight Regional, Rockets Fall To Rams

The Orion Chargers won their sixth straight Class 2A volleyball regional championship by beating Bureau Valley on the Rams home floor Thursday night.  Orion won in straight games 25-21, 25-23 to advance to Monday’s Oregon sectional where they will meet…

High School Sports Spotlight: Mercer County’s Dellitt Playing For More Than Just Week 10

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County senior football player Jaden Dellitt this morning. Dellitt rarely comes off the field for the Golden Eagles–playing wide receiver and safety as well returning punts and kicks and serving as the…

Eagles Win Regional Opener

Mercer County won their opener in the Class 2A West Central volleyball regional Monday night over West Hancock.  The Eagles will  now meet United in the semi-finals tonight.  At Sherrard, Alleman posted a win over Ridgewood to advance to the…

IHSA Football Playoff Pairings Released

The playoff brackets were released for the 2017 IHSA Football Playoffs on Saturday night. Three local schools learned who they would be facing in the first round. Mercer County (5-4) will be traveling to the Sangamon Valley Conference champion Clifton (Central)…

Golden Eagles and Rockets Win, Chargers and Tigers Fall in Week 9

Week Nine of high school football action got underway on Friday night. Mercer County was looking to become playoff eligable taking on Princeville, Rockridge and Orion battled in a match-up of state-ranked teams, and Sherrard was trying to end their…