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Racing season is starting to heat up for 14-year-old Addy Beal of Farmersville, and by the looks of it, the driver of the Bad Addytude is ready. Racing at Coles County Dragway in Charleston on … more
The drag racers known as the Litchfield Gang recently partnered with Five Star Racewear ( ) to release new merchandise featuring the cars of Dustin Bryant, … more
Litchfield racer Dustin Bryant, pictured above with his dad Phil, hadn’t raced since October, but old habits die hard and Bryant put on a show at Ellis I-57 Dragstrip in Benton on May 27-28. … more
Haley Major , a Hillsboro graduate, and her Kaskaskia College teammates earned a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Softball World Series. The Kaskaskia College … more
On Saturday, June 10, the Roy L. Hertel Foundation For Better Communities held its fourth annual golf outing at Indian Springs Golf Course in Fillmore. After expenses, the group was able to … more
It’s been more than 15 years since I first started writing for The Journal-News and I’ve had the opportunity to cover some pretty cool things, from state championships to UFC fights to … more
After leading the most laps last year and sharing a surname with one of the men that made St. Louis famous, it was only appropriate that   Kyle Busch made it to victory lane in the second annual … more
Few riders in the Progressive American Flat Track (AFT) Singles class were better than Chase Saathoff in the month of May as the Hillsboro motorcycle racer upped his total to five podium finishes on … more
Gillespie’s Collin Johnson made his enduro return at Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders in White City and came away with a win in this year’s Little Red Sprint Enduro. Johnson, who had been … more
Young athletes from all over the area will once again be in Litchfield on June 26 through June 28 for this year's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Power Camp at the Litchfield High School and … more
Jed’s Food Shed will be in Fillmore on Saturday, June 10, as the second annual Camren’s Classic wiffle ball tournament begins at 10 a.m. The food truck, operated by Julie Friesland, … more
For the first time in eight years the University of Tennessee softball team is playing in the Women’s College World Series and one couple with Montgomery County ties is going along for the … more
On April 22-23, 67 athletes from Hilltop Elite Academy of Tumbling and Trampoline, Inc. (HEAT) traveled to Pana, for the Southern Illinois State Competition to compete against other … more
Every athlete in the world would like to exit the sport they love on top. Tess Saathoff , a Hillsboro graduate and Blackburn College golfer, knows exactly how that feels. Going out a winner? … more
In the 1970s, Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson earned the nickname “Mr. October”. Hillsboro graduate Kaili Hanner might just follow in the legendary slugger’s footsteps in earning … more
The Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum in Nokomis was recently the venue chosen as the meeting site for a joint venture between two chapters of the Society for American Baseball Research, … more
That’s a Winner! Echoing the words of legendary Cardinal broadcaster Jack Buck might have said while sitting alongside Mike Shannon, who recently passed, if he had seen the effort of St. … more
With ceremonial shovels, hard hats and an artistic rendering, Blackburn College students, faculty, staff, alums, trustees and guests assembled on Friday, April 28, to officially break ground on the … more
Making the trip to Miami from central Illinois by way of Rapid City, SD, isn’t really the most efficient route, but it worked out pretty well for Litchfield High School grad Jeremy … more
The Montgomery County Sharks Swim Team will start their season on June 10, but there is still time to register to be on this year’s team. Parents can register their swimmers, ages five to … more
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