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Of the 13 Montgomery County players who started the Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament on Monday, July 8, five made it all the way to the final day of the 82nd annual tournament in Springfield. Of … more
One member of the Hillsboro High School class of 1936 is in the school's athletic hall of fame,Tony Corso, who won the state championship in shot put in 1935 and was honored by his alma mater in 2014, but if it weren't for a tragic accident, another member of that class might be right there with him. more
After finishing third in last year's South Central Conference All-Sport Standings, compiled by Staunton teacher and coach Steve Moore, the Greenville Comets were back atop the annual rankings, but … more
Rem Dyas of Hillsboro was the first to cross the finish line in the 30th annual Hillsboro Fourth of July Biathlon on Thursday morning, July 4. Dyas crossed the line after the five-mile run and … more
Reid Detmers, a Chatham-Glenwood graduate, helped the University of Louisville baseball team get all the way to the NCAA Division I World Series.  The Louisville sophomore pitcher pitched … more
 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced that applications are being accepted for archery deer hunting on private land this October through  the Illinois Recreational Access … more
Just a few days after graduating from Litchfield High School, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Luttrell and her sister, Litchfield assistant softball coach Stephanie Luttrell, took the opportunity to scratch an … more
Last year, rain nearly kept Adam Wright and crew from building the motocross track for the races at the Montgomery County Fair. On Friday, June 21, the track was already done, but the wet weather … more
After several inches of mud was pushed out of the arena, 59 drivers–including three first timers–competed in the Montgomery County Fair demolition derby Saturday night, June 22, at the … more
This year was the year for the Hillsboro High School softball program. With a line-up full of hitters, anchored by a strong senior core, the Hiltoppers were looking to score their first regional … more
After losing six seniors to graduation, including three who batted over .350, it would be easy to explain if Nokomis baseball would have had an off season in 2019. Here's the thing though, Nokomis … more
Youth was on the side of the 2019 Nokomis High School softball team as seven of the nine players who played in 20 or more games were underclassmen for Coach Dan DeWerff. While this will give the … more
Six Nokomis High School athletes were among the 31 baseball and softball players honored with all-conference recognition this season by the coaches of the Prairie State Conference. Four of those … more
In a time where more and more kids are specializing in just one sport, it's hard to find athletes who spread their talents through all three high school sports seasons. While there are still those … more
The MoCo Pickleball Club hosted the 2019 MoCo Summer Classic Pickleball Tournament June 8-9 at the Hillsboro Sports Complex. Tournament directors were Will Adkins and Kayla … more
The Big Dawg Dare is looking for volunteers to help during this year's race, which will be held on Saturday, July 20, at Wolff Farm, just north of Litchfield. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to … more
There were challenges going into the 2019 season for the Litchfield High School baseball team, who went 8-13 the year before, but lost seven players to graduation. Not only were the Panthers … more
Forty-eight young players from the Class of 2019, hailing from 15 different schools, competed in this year's Grace Cup boys and girls soccer games at Terry Todt/RHSA Field in Raymond on Saturday, … more
The Nokomis High School passing attack was vicious in 2018 and now one of the stars of that high octane offense has the opportunity to try his luck at the next level. In May, Trevor Wright signed … more
In a way, Abbi Jett's high school career has been about recovery. When the 2019 Hillsboro grad entered the girls soccer program in 2016, the Toppers were fresh off a 1-17 season in which they had … more
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