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Reid Detmers is one step closer to the majors and quite a bit wealthier this week as he officially became a member of the Los Angeles Angels on June 28. Detmers, who attended Nokomis High School … more
It was a little “R-and-R” and a few RPMs for Rich Komor at the start of the 2020 drag racing season as the Litchfield racer made a few passes during his family’s vacation to … more
It’s early in the season, but Sorento racer Eldon Hemken has been pretty productive over the last few weeks. Racing in the UMP Sport Compact class, Hemken picked up the checkered flag at … more
It’s been a busy two months for the Saathoff family as they traverse the country in search of flat track motorcycle races. Chase Saathoff, the 14-year-old son of Mike and Bobbi Saathoff, has … more
It was a late start to the season due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Lynch Motorsports is making up for lost time in June. The Lynchs opened up the season on Friday, June 12, with Nathan and Evan … more
It was the first regional of the year for siblings Bodee and Bristol Everett as the Litchfield siblings competed in the Midwest Lightning .25 Midget Series races at Metro St. Louis Quarter Midget … more
by Kyle Herschelman   Boredom, or some equivalent to it, got Paul Schnarre into coaching, just seven short years after graduating from Nokomis High School in 1966. Success is what kept him … more
In many sports, there are unsung heroes. Most of the time, it is the defense.  Mattison Morgan, a Litchfield graduate and St. Louis College of Pharmacy soccer player, loved being a defensive … more
Ethan Chestnut of Sorento has received his license to race professionally with the motocross industry, and will race in the first outdoor national this year at the Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, … more
From the Nokomis Braves and Redskins to the Glenwood Titans to the Louisville Cardinals, Reid Detmers has looked good in red for a long time. Now, the young pitcher has a chance to keep the same … more
He started his college track and field career from scratch, but Witt native David Martin ended as a two-time national champion.  The Greenville University decathlete won National Christian … more
Montgomery County native Rebecca (Becca) Marsch’s life-long love for motorsports has taken her from demolition derbies at the Montgomery County Fair to coordinating pit parties for Monster Jam … more
Only a few months after selling the Midwest Royals All-Star Cheer Gym, Beth Cherry is stepping into her next phase, Be Still Yoga and Meditation. Cherry’s newest venture is a faith based … more
When he entered MacMurray College, Nokomis graduate Derek Bourke did so as an older freshman.  Maybe the fact that he was 22 years old, the typical age of most traditional seniors in college, … more
American humorist Harold Segall once said, “Golf is not just an exercise; it’s an adventure, a romance... a Shakespeare play in which disaster and comedy are … more
The Camren’s on the Greens committee has announced a new event this year, the first-ever, Camren’s on the Mini Greens, set for Sunday, Aug. 9, in Nokomis. It will be held in memory of … more
From Tessa Steffen’s own lips regarding college softball, “it is much harder to hit the ball than in high school.” While it might be the statement of every college hitter … more
The last few years of Dominic Ruppert’s life have been unforgettable. He’s been able to meet new people, see new places and do things he never thought he’d be able to do... like be … more
The following is from Carlinville High School Athletic Director Darrin DeNeve’s “Today in Carlinville Athletics” newsletter from Wednesday, May 13. Good morning, CHS … more
by Kyle Herschelman   High schoolers haven’t been the only athletes to take a hit due to cancellations over the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it be soccer, basketball, baseball and … more
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