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Nokomis graduate Ryan Janssen has a streak going. The Millikin University senior catcher has hit safely in five games in a row. “Much of my early season success at the plate comes to … more
Five members of the Hillsboro Jr. Toppers Wrestling Club made their way to the   IKWF regional in Edwardsville on Saturday, Feb. 24. Four of the five finished in the top four to advance to the … more
The Litchfield Wrestling Club took seven wrestlers to the IKWF regional in Edwardsville on Saturday, Feb. 24, and came back with four qualifiers for next weekend’s sectional in Highland. … more
After several months of training, Sophia Watkins of the Bulletproof Athletics Track and Field Club is ready to take on nationals. Watkins, who is an eighth grader at Hillsboro Junior High, will … more
For the third time this year, an 800 series was rolled at a Montgomery County bowling alley during league play. Joey Hapner of Hillsboro rolled games of 289, 267 and 258 in the Thursday Night … more
Farmersville junior drag racer Addy Beal has improved in each of her three point seasons in which she has raced, with her most recent season her best yet. After finishing tenth in 2021 and … more
Members of the Capital Area Aqua Phoenix Swim Club (CAAP) are currently looking forward to the postseason. The club consists of many local swimmers and practices are held at Hillsboro Health Fitness … more
The WFO Hare Scramble Series will start its 2024 season on March 3, in Keithsburg, and if the 2023 season is any indication, chances are that someone from the Journal-News Motorsports area will be … more
Four local racers competed in the IXCR Cross Country Racing series in Indiana, including one who came home with a class championship. Walshville racer Travis Lentz finished first in the Super Mini … more
The Fox Valley Off Road series has been a favorite of the Duff Boys Racing Team and for good reason as Cooper and Zach Duff, along with their father Ryan, have had more than their fair share of … more
With four wins in four events, Litchfield’s Greyson Hopley wrapped up a series championship in the 13.90 Index class of the Midwest Junior Drag Racing Super Series with the series banquet on … more
Strike up some fun with the Litchfield Sports Boosters as they host a bowling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17. Doors open at the Litchfield Bowling Alley at 5 p.m., and the tournament begins at … more
Donnellson brothers Zach and Cooper Duff kicked off the 2024 racing season at Woods Night at Megatraxas indoor course in Mendota on Jan. 20. Cooper Duff took the top spot in the 85cc/Super Mini … more
Off-road motorcycle racers in the area will have an opportunity to show off their skills close to home this year as a new racing series kicks off this month. The So. IL Off-Road Racing Series … more
Three area racers placed in the top three in the standings of the National Enduro Series (NEPG) in 2023, which features some of the country’s top off-road endurance racers. … more
Abbigail Schreiber , a Hillsboro graduate, did not get much of an opportunity to score as a Kaskaskia College defensive soccer player. The 5’5”, sophomore defensive player did take … more
After winning rookie of the year in 2022 and scoring a top five finish in the Parts Unlimited American Flat Track Singles series in 2023, Hillsboro’s Chase Saathoff will be hitting the track … more
The orange and black of the Hillsboro Sports Association basketball teams had a splash of added color for their games on Sunday, Jan. 21, against Pana St. Pats, as the two communities came together … more
After finishing fourth in the Super Mini class in 2023 in the ExtremeXC series, no one was better on four wheels than Briar Kuhl this past year as the Butler quad racer took the top spot in the same … more
In 2022, Travis Lentz and Jhak Walker both won national titles in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series. In 2023, they nearly did it again. Lentz, who won the 65cc (10-11) class last … more
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