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With 109-plus entries from five different states, the third annual MoCo Pickleball Summer Classic was bigger than ever and proved that the time and money spent on the courts at Central Park was well … more
Some sons try to emulate their fathers, but the last two weekends, that role was reversed for the father and son drag racing tandem of Phil and Dustin Bryant. On July 17, Dustin (below) beat out … more
It was another good day on the lake for Dane Bondurant on Saturday, July 17, as the Witt angler finished third at the Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Rend Lake. Competing in the Strike King … more
It was the biggest class of the day, but that didn’t matter much to Litchfield’s Ryan Komor, who won his fourth WFO series race of the year on Sunday, July 18. Racing in the Greg Moss … more
After a lengthy layoff, the sport compacts came calling for Eldon Hemken once again as the Sorento racer hit the track on Saturday, July 17. Racing at Federated Auto Parts 1-55 Raceway in Pevely, … more
The Belleville Enduro Team hosted two days of hare scrambles in June, with a large contingent from the Journal-News Motorsports area competing. On day one, June 12, five racers from Montgomery and … more
Before the start of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Flat Track Grand Championships in DuQuoin on July 15, the Saathoff family were at peace with whatever happened over the next five … more
Two Litchfield players  and two Hillsboro players joined 34 of their fellow players from the South Central Conference on this year’s all-conference softball team. Haley Major was a … more
Five Montgomery County players were among the 37 South Central Conference baseball players who earned all-conference recognition for the 2020-21 season. Hillsboro’s Drake Vogel was a first … more
Walshville’s Travis Lentz beat out 20 other riders to win the 65cc (7-12) class at the Oliver Brothers XC race in Russillville, IN on July 18. Part of the IXCR Cross Country Racing series, … more
Twelve area golfers were among those teeing it up in Springfield last week for the Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament, with still three alive going into the tournament’s final day. The younger … more
It was the experience of a lifetime for young Bodee Everett, who spent the Fourth of July weekend at the mecca of motorsports known as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 10-year-old Litchfield … more
It was the biggest race of the summer for the Macon Speedway as the track hosted it’s Herald and Review 100 on Thursday, July 8. With more than 100 cars spread through three classes, the event … more
Three of the 19 racers from the Journal-News Motorsports area came away with victories in Atkinson on Sunday, July 4, as the WFO Hare Scramble series continues on. Litchfield’s Ryan Komor, … more
The first week of the high school football season is just over a month away and the three Montgomery County teams have their schedules set for the return of fall football. Nokomis, who went a … more
It’s been a busy but productive summer for Chase Saathoff as he and parents, Mike and Bobbi Saathoff of Hillsboro, have hit races in four different states and more often than not, coming home … more
The Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum will be holding its 2021 Induction Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 13, in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary. Plans for the event … more
After going 5-0 in the Prairie State Conference this season, the Nokomis Lady Redskins put two players on this year's 10-player PSC All-Conference team. Junior Emma Hill and sophomore Addison … more
Two Nokomis High School baseball players were among 17 honorees on this year's Prairie State Conference All-Conference team. Senior Benny Clavin was one of 12 first team selections, while Brenton … more
It wasn’t an easy decision, but ultimately, the boys basketball head coaching job was an opportunity Kyle McBrain just couldn’t resist. “Growing up I kind of knew that … more
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