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Hillsboro flat track racer Chase Saathoff extended his podium streak to four races in the AFT Singles series with a pair of third place finishes at the Bridgeport Half Mile and Lima Half Mile. … more
Litchfield racer Bodee Everett picked up his first win of the season on Saturday, June 29, winning the Patriot Landscape Restricted Micros class at Coles County Speedway in Mattoon. The … more
Ryan Janssen has a love for Nokomis. His actions simply prove that. The recent graduate of Millikin University, who played four years of baseball, two at Millikin and two at Lake Land College … more
By all accounts, Snowshoe is the toughest race of the 13 events that make up the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series. With that said, the three local racers who have decided to tackle the full … more
St. Louis pro rider Michael Hicks put on a show for the crowd and took the top spot in both pro classes at the Montgomery County Fair motocross races on Friday, June 21, in Butler. The … more
The Twin 10Ks were back at Midstate Dragway in Havana on June 22-23, with Litchfield racers Roger Burdell, Corey Wood, Dustin Bryant, Phil Bryant, Chris Eichelberger, Nathan Gerl and Randy Weller in … more
It’s been tough for Farmersville’s Addy Beal to get much time on the track lately, but the 15-year-old has made one appearance at Coles County Dragway in Charleston. In her first … more
While the livestock shows were done by the final day of the Montgomery County Fair, Sunday, June 23 was all about the horses as the annual truck and tractor pulls took place at the fairgrounds in … more
Timothy Hearn is still a few months away from his 16th birthday, but the Litchfield teenager has already been getting some valuable time behind the wheel during the Gateway High School Racers drag … more
For a high school soccer player, Hillsboro graduate Isaiah Atkins turned out to be a three-time all-conference college cross-country runner. “I’m pretty proud of my improvement from … more
It’s been a busy summer already for motocross as several racers from the Journal-News Motorsports area raced in all four rounds of the Thor Showdown Series at Lincoln Trail Motosports in Casey. … more
Full stock was full of county winners at the Montgomery County Fair demolition derby on Saturday, June 22, in Butler. Not only did Montgomery County drivers win both the Limited Weld and Full Size … more
The Montgomery County Fair has always been about family and there was plenty for families to see this year, especially if you like a little fun on four wheels (or two). Here are some of our favorite … more
Scientists estimate that the rhinoceroses found in Africa and Asia can lift up to half of their body weight. But for the “Rino” that can be found in Litchfield, that’s just the … more
After finishing 10th in the B Main at Highland Speedway on June 8, Hillsboro’s Evan Lynch was back on the track a week later for the DIRTcar Pro Modified race at Macon Speedway on June 15. … more
It was a busy weekend for Litchfield racer Bodee Everett as he raced at Coles County Speedway in Mattoon on both June 14 and 15. The Saturday race, the Tom Rieck Memorial, was a big one for the … more
Any thoughts that Chase Saathoff’s success would diminish after his first career American Flat Track Singles victory were quickly dispelled as the Hillsboro motorcycle racer has picked up three … more
Litchfield racers Dustin Bryant, Phil Bryant and Corey Wood were at Midstate Dragway in Havana on June 15, for the IHRA points races. Dustin Bryant entered three classes and won both the Quick … more
Points weren’t on the line when the So. IL Off-Road Racing Series headed to Monmouth on June 16, but pride and cash were, which meant some fierce competition at the Johnson Grand Prix. … more
Steve Schmitt Brubaker in Litchfield is helping local athletes this summer with a donation of $500 and other equipment to Litchfield Baseball, Inc. through the Chevy Youth Baseball and Softball … more
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