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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
On May 12, Lincolnwood’s Evan Hopper was named the 2020 Chad Langheim Male Athlete of the Year for the MSM Conference. The awards, named after the late Pawnee standout and Lincolnwood … more
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released guidance for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in re-opening high school athletics and other … 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
Sixteen young anglers hauled in almost 65 pounds of fish in the inaugural Nokomis Bass Fishing Tournament on Sunday, April 26. “I was looking for a good way to have a fun activity while … more
The 2020 Grace Cup All-Star Soccer Games were scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 6, but continued concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the cancellation of this year’s … more
Mark Ferrill is in uncharted territory this spring. For the last 22 years, spring has meant Mohawk baseball for Ferrill, who served first as an assistant, and now as head coach, in addition to … more
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their April meeting via a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21, where the Board of Directors announced its decision to … more
Just over a week ago, I threw out a question on social media that I hoped would draw some discussion: If you went to school in Montgomery County, what year was the best boys basketball team in your … more
Whatever slim hopes there were for even a short sports season for Illinois high school athletes may have been dashed on Friday, April 17, with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s declaration that school … more
The success of any athlete, especially a college athlete, is a team effort.  Team Carly Cameron was easily identified. Not only did it include the Hillsboro graduate’s Illinois College … more
In the 2017-2018 season, Brady Bishop played in just nine varsity games and scored eight points for the Litchfield High School boys basketball game. Far from eye popping numbers by any … more
All across the country, high school seniors are trying to wrap their heads around having their final seasons taken away from them by this invisible enemy known as COVID-19, but Litchfield senior … more
Control. It’s important in all sports, including track and field. You have to control your breathing, your pace, your emotions and even your temper sometimes. But what happens when that control … more
Ever since his daughter, Danielle, was killed by a drunk driver in October of 2014, Bob Allen has found some kind of solace in coaching. That has made this year’s delay in the 2020 season due … more
By the end of this week, Montgomery County teams will have had 161 games cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coffeen official Louis Lang knows their pain all too well. With 43 years of … more
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