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Some sons try to emulate their fathers, but the last two weekends, that role was reversed for the father and son drag racing tandem of Phil and Dustin Bryant. On July 17, Dustin (below) beat out … more
It was another good day on the lake for Dane Bondurant on Saturday, July 17, as the Witt angler finished third at the Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Rend Lake. Competing in the Strike King … more
It was the biggest class of the day, but that didn’t matter much to Litchfield’s Ryan Komor, who won his fourth WFO series race of the year on Sunday, July 18. Racing in the Greg Moss … more
After a lengthy layoff, the sport compacts came calling for Eldon Hemken once again as the Sorento racer hit the track on Saturday, July 17. Racing at Federated Auto Parts 1-55 Raceway in Pevely, … more
The Belleville Enduro Team hosted two days of hare scrambles in June, with a large contingent from the Journal-News Motorsports area competing. On day one, June 12, five racers from Montgomery and … more
Before the start of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Flat Track Grand Championships in DuQuoin on July 15, the Saathoff family were at peace with whatever happened over the next five … more
Walshville’s Travis Lentz beat out 20 other riders to win the 65cc (7-12) class at the Oliver Brothers XC race in Russillville, IN on July 18. Part of the IXCR Cross Country Racing series, … more
Twelve area golfers were among those teeing it up in Springfield last week for the Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament, with still three alive going into the tournament’s final day. The younger … more
It was the experience of a lifetime for young Bodee Everett, who spent the Fourth of July weekend at the mecca of motorsports known as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 10-year-old Litchfield … more
It was the biggest race of the summer for the Macon Speedway as the track hosted it’s Herald and Review 100 on Thursday, July 8. With more than 100 cars spread through three classes, the event … more
Three of the 19 racers from the Journal-News Motorsports area came away with victories in Atkinson on Sunday, July 4, as the WFO Hare Scramble series continues on. Litchfield’s Ryan Komor, … more
It’s been a busy but productive summer for Chase Saathoff as he and parents, Mike and Bobbi Saathoff of Hillsboro, have hit races in four different states and more often than not, coming home … more
The Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum will be holding its 2021 Induction Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 13, in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary. Plans for the event … more
Panama’s Case Cruthis would pick up another win in the Crossroads Cross Country Racing Series on June 19, to move into the top five in points in the four stroke class. Cruthis, who missed … more
May and June were busy months for the Duff Boys Racing team as the family traversed the area with seven events in the two months. The run started with the Tri City Motorcycle Club Grand Prix, held … more
The Lynch Motorsports family provided some early Independence Day fireworks on July 3, as they raced in the Firecracker 40s at Macon Speedway. The 14E of Evan Lynch and the 14N of Nathan Lynch, … more
Maurice J. Radtke, a Litchfield graduate, has one goal every time he enters the ring to throw an implement: throw better than he threw the time before.  That attitude and desire to … more
It’s been labeled the toughest, most spectacular and most unique race on the Grand National Cross Country Series schedule, but for  Walshville’s Travis Lentz and … more
He helped bring modern day soccer to Central Illinois, thus impacting the way hundreds of future players all over the area, including Montgomery County, looked at the game. Coaching legend Aydin … more
With 12 medals, seven individual titles and one team championship at state, Jenny Kimbro couldn’t have done much to top her prep career at Salt Fork. Five years later, it’s hard to say … more
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