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On Sunday, July 4, the Illinois football community lost a legend with the passing of Don Dobrino at the age of 86. Since 1965 Dobrino was a fixture on the prep sidelines, first at DePue (where he … more
He helped bring modern day soccer to Central Illinois, thus impacting the way hundreds of future players all over the area, including Montgomery County, looked at the game. Coaching legend Aydin … more
With 12 medals, seven individual titles and one team championship at state, Jenny Kimbro couldn’t have done much to top her prep career at Salt Fork. Five years later, it’s hard to say … more
Billy Beckham will be one of the many.  One of the many meaning that he will be one that will be taking advantage of the extra year or years that have been granted to the college athletes due … more
Nearly 100 intrepid patriots started off their Independence Day weekend on the right foot on Saturday, July 3, with the Freedom 5K Fun Run at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield. Litchfield High School … more
Hello everyone, as some of you may already know the  Sunday events had to be cancelled. Don’t forget the Montgomery County Fair’s Truck and Tractor Pulls have been rescheduled for … more
The second annual Camren’s On The Mini Greens will be on Sunday, Aug. 8, at Camren’s Mini Greens at Shane Cole Park in Nokomis. The mini golf tournament held in honor of the late … more
Two days before Major League Baseball’s brightest stars hit the field in Colorado for the 2021 All-Star game, the next generation of big leaguers will take the field, including former Nokomis … more
Dozens of local riders joined competitors from all over Illinois and Missouri on Friday, June 25, at the Montgomery County Fair Motocross in Butler, which drew 106 entries in its 13 classes. In … more
The Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders hosted their Little Red Sprint Enduro on Sunday, June 6, with more than 150 entries in the main event and dozens more in the youth hare scrambles. Anthony Krivi would … more
Seven racers from the Journal-News Motorsports area finished first in eight races at the Oakford stop of the WFO Hare Scramble Series on May 30. Morrisonville’s Jhak Walker was the one … more
Dane Bondurant of Witt hauled in five fish weighing 13 pounds, four ounces and almost $2,000 in prize money on Saturday, June 19, at the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Illini Division stop at Lake … more
“You know that phrase, ‘What happens when an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object?’” Litchfield wrestling assistant wrestling coach Coy Davidson said after the … more
Going into the IWCOA Boys Open State Championships on June 24, only five Litchfield High School wrestlers had ever finished their season on a win. On Thursday, senior Carter Powell added his name to … more
In his first trip to state, Hillsboro’s Magnus Wells came as close to earning a medal as you could get as the junior 220-pounder went 2-2 and ended his day one step away from a trip to the … more
Like his teammate Alex Powell, junior Brady Davidson picked up a win in his first state tournament as he went 1-2 in the 126-pound class.  Davidson kept it close with Zach Foote of Camp Point … more
While older brother Carter Powell wrapped up his career at state with a fifth place finish, Alex Powell made his state debut, going 1-2 in three matches in the 106-pound … more
For me personally, this was one of the most enjoyable seasons I’ve had covering Hillsboro High baseball.  A look at the statistics provides some of the reasons; the team was above .500 … more
Whether you call it cornhole, bags, bean bag toss or something entirely different, chances are you’ve probably played some form of the game where players take turns tossing bags full of corn, … more
Nominations are now being accepted for the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Anyone who would like to nominate a player, coach or team should list the reasons for the nomination … more
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