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For the first time in eight years the University of Tennessee softball team is playing in the Women’s College World Series and one couple with Montgomery County ties is going along for the … more
On April 22-23, 67 athletes from Hilltop Elite Academy of Tumbling and Trampoline, Inc. (HEAT) traveled to Pana, for the Southern Illinois State Competition to compete against other … more
Every athlete in the world would like to exit the sport they love on top. Tess Saathoff , a Hillsboro graduate and Blackburn College golfer, knows exactly how that feels. Going out a winner? … more
In the 1970s, Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson earned the nickname “Mr. October”. Hillsboro graduate Kaili Hanner might just follow in the legendary slugger’s footsteps in earning … more
The Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum in Nokomis was recently the venue chosen as the meeting site for a joint venture between two chapters of the Society for American Baseball Research, … more
That’s a Winner! Echoing the words of legendary Cardinal broadcaster Jack Buck might have said while sitting alongside Mike Shannon, who recently passed, if he had seen the effort of St. … more
With ceremonial shovels, hard hats and an artistic rendering, Blackburn College students, faculty, staff, alums, trustees and guests assembled on Friday, April 28, to officially break ground on the … more
Making the trip to Miami from central Illinois by way of Rapid City, SD, isn’t really the most efficient route, but it worked out pretty well for Litchfield High School grad Jeremy … more
The Montgomery County Sharks Swim Team will start their season on June 10, but there is still time to register to be on this year’s team. Parents can register their swimmers, ages five to … more
At the Washington University Mini-Meet, the Augustana College Vikings scored a total of 32.50 points to finish fifth. Magnus Wells, an Augustana freshman thrower and Hillsboro graduate, scored 22 … more
Three Montgomery County coaches were among those honored as Coach of the Year this year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Nokomis High School girls basketball coach Brandon … more
Finishing on the podium isn’t simple in the Progressive American Flat Track Singles Series, but sometimes Chase Saathoff and his Turner Racing teammates make it look as easy as 1-2-3. The … more
The aptly named “Ice Breaker” kicked off the IXCR off road motorcycle racing series in Attica, IN, on Feb. 26, and a pair of Montgomery County riders finished in the top five of the Youth … more
Montgomery County took over round two of the Extreme XC off-road series on April 1-2, as racers from Butler and Hillsboro took the top spots in the Youth and Adult B divisions overall. After … more
After finishing first and second in their respective classes in round two of the Grand National Cross Country off-road motorcycle series in Florida to start the month of March, Walshville’s … more
Round two of the Thor Showdown Series at Lincoln Trail Motosports in Casey took place on April 8, and one Hillsboro racer came home with a first place finish. Hillsboro’s Adam Wright … more
Sports were a big part of Dusty Atteberry’s life growing up, from track, basketball and football at Litchfield High School to the discus and hammer throw at Greenville University. But … more
Haley Major, a Hillsboro graduate, is one of four at Kaskaskia College. The sophomore outfielder is one of four hitters hitting .500 or better. For her part, Major, who has played in all 19 games, … more
The weather is warming up and so is Litchfield High School graduate Alex Bishop, who had one of his best performances to date at Purdue Northwest University. Bishop took first at the 21-team … more
Rising Sun Martial Arts students competed in a Taekwondo tournament on Saturday, March 11, in Springfield. The students from the Hillsboro-based martial arts school ranged in ages from five to 15 … more
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