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You can hear that you’re in the right place before you can ever see it. The muffled sounds of gunfire echoing from off in the trees, just off Old Litchfield Trail. For almost 100 years the … more
For many, nothing beats a nice relaxing motorcycle ride in the summer. For others, that ride needs to wind through the rugged terrain of timbers and hills throughout the Midwest to make it … more
It’s time to climb, or almost, as the Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders prepare for this year’s White City Hill Climb on Aug. 15. Gates open at noon, with sign up set for 3 to 5:30 p.m. and … more
The weekend couldn’t have been much better for Sorento racer Eldon Hemken as he picked up two victories in two nights. Hemken started fourth in his heat race at Tri-City Speedway on Friday, … more
It was a long but worthwhile trip to Paducah, KY on Aug. 8, for Litchfield racers Phil and Dustin Bryant. The father and son made the 400-plus mile round trip to Beacon Dragway on Saturday and … more
After a strong showing at the AMA Amateur Nationals that yielded two firsts and a pair of runner-up finishes for the three-day event, Chase Saathoff was back on the number six Husqvarna on Friday, … more
It was a productive weekend for the Everett Racing crew, even if their plans were changed by Mother Nature. Bristol and Bodee Everett were planing to race at the Metro St. Louis Quarter Midget … more
Four Hillsboro racers were at the Mighty Macon Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 8, for the track’s regular racing series. In the Pro Late Model series, Brady Lynch was fast all night as he earned … more
The Hearn Motorsports family was in Byron on Aug. 8-9 for the Midwest Junior Super Series stop at the Byron Dragway. Timothy Hearn raced in the 10-to-12 year-old division on Saturday and made it … more
In 1940, the headlines on the front page revolved around the German bombings of Britain and President Franklin Roosevelt being elected for a third term. But further back in the pages of … more
Wet weather on Aug. 1 forced the first Roy L. Hertel Foundation For Better Communities golf tournament to be pushed back a day, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the teams who signed up to … more
For two years, Ray Wille was a Highlander. Now, the Hillsboro High School grad will be a Scot. Wille, who played football for MacMurray College the last two … more
Twelve young golfers from Montgomery County, plus two Morrisonville golfers who play for the Lincolnwood co-op team, participated in this year’s Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament in Springfield, … more
The IESA Board of Directors once again held a special meeting to discuss the status of fall sports and all IESA activities for the 2020-21 school year. The meeting was convened as a result of the … more
It was far from an ideal weekend for racing for Sorento’s Eldon Hemken as rain cancelled his plans to go to Farmer City Raceway on July 31. Fortunately, the WHO2 driver would get some action in … more
Wet weather threw a wrench into the plans of the 2020 AMA Flat Track Grand Championships, but Mother Nature couldn’t keep Hillsboro racer Chase Saathoff from claiming his place on the podium at … more
Montgomery County was well represented at Macon Speedway on Saturday, July 25, as six racers competed in four different classes at the sixth annual KerbyStrong 100. Hillsboro’s Brady Lynch … more
For the second weekend in a row, Litchfield racer Timothy Hearn came away with a trophy and some prize money from the Central Illinois Dragway in Havana.  Racing in the junior dragster class, … more
Hillsboro grad and incoming University of Minnesota freshman Alex Eickhoff finished 11th overall in the American Junior Golf Association Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship on July 20-23, in … more
Kyle Fields was the winner of the fourth annual Dusty Cameron Battle Royale at this year’s Wrestling for a Cure event, held July 18, at the 8th Street Gym in Springfield, to raise money for St. … more
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