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Ashley Schneider spent her youth and her college days helping various teams win basketball games. She will spend the rest of her life helping people in medical need.  As good as she was at … more
A medalist performance from senior Sam Herman powered the Lincolnwood boys golf team to a victory at the Meridian Early Bird Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Moweaqua Golf Course. Herman … more
The Hillsboro High School boys golf team was a little lower in the finishing order than they were at last year's Prep Tour High School Showcase tournament on Thursday, Aug. 15, but the Toppers showed … more
Fifty-five Hillsboro boys have finished a full week of practice under head coach Aaron Duff and his assistants, Andy Stritzel, Evan Malloy, Jeremy Connor, Corbin Govaia, Roger Fath and Garrett Young. … more
After 45 years as a coach, including stops in Litchfield and Mt. Olive, John Harder ended his career on top. On June 26, in Bismarck, ND, Harder was named the National High School Athletic Coaches … more
The I-57 Dragstrip in Benton has been pretty good to Dustin Bryant over the last few weeks. After winning the footbrake division at the track's weekly bracket racing series on July 27, Bryant has … more
The Hearn Motorsports team was in Byron on Aug. 9-11, as ten-year-old Timothy Hearn competed in the Midwest Junior Super Series event at the Byron Dragway. Going into the race, Hearn was third in … more
The Lynch Motorsports team continued its season on Aug. 3 and Aug. 10, as brothers Nathan and Brady Lynch raced in Brownstown and Macon. On Saturday, Aug. 3, Nathan Lynch overcame a tough setup in … more
The Journal-News and Hillsboro Moose Lodge #1377 will once again be hosting its Meet The Toppers fundraiser for the Hillsboro High School football team on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Hillsboro Moose … more
Nokomis High School grad and Virginia Tech associate head coach/defensive coordinator Bud Foster and head coach Justin Fuente announced on Thursday, Aug. 1, that Foster plans to retire from coaching … more
It was a record setting day for Ryan Held on Wednesday, July 31, as the Springfield native put down the best time ever at the US National Championships in the 100 meter freestyle. Held set the … more
Even by his own standards, the 2018-19 school year was a busy one for Coffeen official Louis Lang. Lang, who stays busy officiating during the football, basketball and softball seasons at the high … more
In the time that it takes you to read this sentence, more often than not, 2019 Hillsboro High School graduate Kyra Huber would nearly be done with her sprint in the 100 meter dash. With four … more
Newberry College Director of Athletics Ralph Patterson has announced the promotion of Hillsboro High School grad Hannah Luckett to head women's golf coach. "We are pleased to promote Hannah," … more
Seventeen runners and eight walkers braved the big hill at the end of the Old Settlers 4-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk on Saturday, Aug. 3, the 38th edition of the race. Rem Dyas made up the deficit in … more
It was a busy four days for Hillsboro racer Chase Saathoff on July 23-26, as the eighth-grader-to-be competed in the AMA Flat Track Grand Championships in Ashland, OH and Harpster, OH. Saathoff … more
Litchfield's Rich Komor picked up his second straight win on Saturday, July 27, following up a victory at Gateway with a win in the Ron "Papa" Zinn Memorial Race at Coles County Dragway in … more
It was a case of "like father, like son" on Saturday, July 27, as Phil Bryant and his son, Dustin, both came away with victories at I-57 Dragstrip in Benton. Phil would make it to victory lane in the … more
Four years ago, 12-year-old Will Carlile finished first in the 2K Puppy Dawg Dare, the shortened version of the Big Dawg Dare 5K obstacle mud run at Wolff Farms near Litchfield. On Saturday, July 20, … more
A familiar name to local racing fans has returned to the track for the 2019 season. Third generation racers Nathan Lynch and younger brother Brady Lynch (along with brother/mechanic Evan Lynch) … more
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