In this edition of On Track With The Journal-News, we catch up with the Bryant Family, Corey Wood, David Hearn and Randy Weller at the No Box Nationals, the Saathoff family in Belleville, James Lyerla in Indiana, and Jason Williamson on the RC track.
Hillsboro's Brendan Pesko has picked up a pretty sweet summer job before he heads back to school in August. On Tuesday, June 30, the Nokomis High School grad signed a contract with the Springfield Sliders baseball team of the Prospect League as he continues to hone his skills on the diamond.
It may not have been the finish that she hoped for but Litchfield grad Victoria Francis made big strides at the 2015 U.S. World Team Trials in Madison, WI, on June 12-14.
The Montgomery County Sharks Swim Team welcomed the Dolphins Swim Team of Petersburg to Litchfield Memorial Pool on Saturday, June 20.
The Montgomery County Sharks Swim Team remains undefeated at home, winning their third home meet of the season against the Springfield Fitness and Racquet Club Swim Team on Saturday, June 27. The Sharks took the top spot in 19 races to beat out SFRC 2,348 to 2,220.
St. Louis' Chris Brant picked up his second Metro Cup Tournament win on Sunday, June 28, narrowly beating out Corey Choate to win the second annual Timber Lakes Mid-Summer Classic at Timber Lakes Golf Course in Staunton.
Many of the fight fans at Friday night's MMA action at the Montgomery County Fair were happy they had a roof over their heads as the constant rains forced the fights to move from the grandstand to the fair's pavilion.
Lauren Downs of Hillsboro, has signed to play volleyball at MacMurray College in the fall, where she will major in nursing. She is the daughter of Don and Gail Downs of Hillsboro.
This year's Raymond Independence Day fun run, walk and bike events raised just over $2,500, which was split equally between the families of Grace Herschelman of Hillsboro and Cooper Bethard of Morrisonville. From the left are race organizer Keasha Wagahoff, Kyle, Grace and Mary Herschelman, Amy, Carter, Cooper and Shawn Bethard and 2014 Miss Independence Kassie Walch.
Montgomery County Board Chairman Roy Hertel, right, speaks to Senator Andy Manar during the meeting to discuss a possible energy bill on Thursday, June 25. Manar spoke about his desire to even the playing field for Illinois coal by preventing energy companies from charging rate payers transportation fees to ship coal in from the western United States.
Location manager Tony Herman, right, leads Congressman Rodney Davis on a tour through the DuPont Pioneer plant north of Litchfield on Wednesday.
Hillsboro High School grad Lauren Downs recently signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for MacMurray College this fall.
The MMA fights held Friday night at the Montgomery County Fair had to be moved under the pavilion after rains flooded the grandstand area. Above, the packed in fans watched the action between Devin Roach of Hillsboro and Paul Born of Washington Park.
Dalton Tefteller of Hillsboro is ready to race with his buddy, Mitchell Beck, behind him. The Tefteller family received a Freedom push chair from the non-profit organization, Ainsley's Angels of America, and are planning to run in A Grace-Filled Journey 5K event on Sept. 5.
Litchfield Mayor Steve Dougherty prepares to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Blake Lowry Horse Camp, located near Litchfield's Lake Lou Yaeger. Joining Dougherty and other city officials were members of several riding groups from throughout the area who volunteered their time and money to make the 25 site campground with a new shower house a reality.