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Two rounds into his rookie pro season, Hillsboro’s Chase Saathoff has lived up to everyone’s expectations, except possibly his own. Racing for Turner Racing’s American … more
It was only a matter of time until Walshville’s Travis Lentz earned a spot on the podium at the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, After two narrow misses in rounds one and two of … more
Four races into the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series and Morrisonville’s Jhak Walker has proven that he can compete with the best of the best. Walker, who finished fifth in the … more
A new season means a new division for 10-year-old Litchfield racer Bodee Everett. Now competing in the restricted 600cc winged micro division after running quarter midgets the last few years, Everett … more
It was round two of the Extreme XC series in Bloomfield, IN, on March 19-20, with several local racers hitting the course. On March 19, the quads hit an extremely muddy course, with Butler’s … more
A familiar name to hunters in Montgomery County earned some of the state’s top awards at the Illinois Taxidermist Association Convention and Competition on March 17-20 in … more
Hillsboro graduate Dane Huber, an Illinois College sophomore, quickly adjusted his goals after the first round of the Illinois College-hosted Spring Opener.  "After the first round, I was in … more
The annual Hillsboro Table Tennis Open has been set for Saturday, May 7, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. The 32nd annual tournament is sponsored by The … more
Lincolnwood graduate Abby Brockmeyer is going dancing although it is not quite at Madison Square Garden.  The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale graduate student will end her basketball … more
Five years after she became the all-time leading scorer in the history of Litchfield High School girls basketball, Raymond native Abby Brockmeyer received recognition for excellence on a whole other … more
Three local racers were in Bloomfield, IN, on Saturday, March 5, for the Extreme XC series’ River Bend Rally. Panama’s Case Cruthis took first in the 125cc 4-stroke and under class, … more
Interested in acquiring a few baseball cards of Nokomis native Reid Detmers but don’t know where to find them? The BRS Baseball Museum has you covered. The museum will be selling tickets for … more
Will and Kayla Adkins of Hillsboro spent President’s Day weekend competing in the PPA Foot Solutions Grand Slam Pickleball Tournament in Mesa, AZ.  Kayla kicked off the weekend on … more
Three series, 33 races and more than 23,000 miles. And that’s not including the hours and hours of seat time Travis Lentz got on his 65cc Husqvarana either. But all of the time and effort … more
Ten racers from the Journal-News Racing coverage area competed in the opening round of the WFO Promotions Hare Scramble Series on Sunday, Feb. 27, with seven finishing in the top five in their … more
They are only freshmen, but they are conference champs already.  Not only are they conference champs in their own right, Sara Yakana, a Litchfield graduate, and Vanessa Compton, a Hillsboro … more
As the weather begins to warm up, hopefully, it’s racing season for the Donnellson-based Duff Boys Racing team. But even in the cold temperatures, the family was able to get some racing in … more
It’s hard to imagine anyone having a more successful year than Case Cruthis did in the 2021 Crossroads Racing Series as the young Panama racer finished second in the four-stroke … more
On Feb. 25-27, the Bearsharktopus Aquatic Swim Club (BASC) attended the 2022 Peoria Area Water Wizards (PAWW) Regional Championships in Peoria.  Many swimmers from the area attended and took … more
Hillsboro graduate Kyra Huber finally is where she wants to be.  Or, at least the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh feels better since breaking eight seconds in the 60-meter dash. Not only did … more
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