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Last year Camden Quarton became the first Litchfield boys cross country runner to medal at state. Next Saturday, he’ll have the chance to become the second as well. Quarton and the … more
With a 32-3 record entering the regional tournament, wins over each of the other five schools in the regional and home court advantage for the first round of the postseason, the Lincolnwood High … more
Football can be a tantalizingly cruel sport for a fan to follow.  The “We were so close” syndrome clearly applied to Hillsboro when the eighth-seeded Hiltoppers fell to the visiting … more
Defensive soccer players do not get much of a chance to score goals. But, a midfielder is sort of a combination of an offensive and defensive player. They are the first line of defense, before the … more
Major League Baseball may have the Fall Classic, but Montgomery County has an autumn institution of its own thanks to two lost loved ones who had a passion for the game of baseball. On Sunday, … more
With 11 competitors from the Journal-News Motorsports area, the Yamaha Racing Ironman in Crawfordsville, IN, was one of the bigger stops on the Grand National Cross Country Series for area riders. … more
They say that good things come in threes and for at least one Montgomery County team, that proved to be true on Wednesday, Oct. 26. For the third time this year the Lincolnwood and Nokomis … more
In 2002, the phrase “You come at the king, you best not miss,” was introduced into the lexicon by the character Omar from the HBO series The Wire. In essence, the meaning behind those … more
Unlike tournament play, during the regular season a team can absorb an early loss and still have the opportunity to play their way to a respectable finish, but such is not the case in the post … more
The Ramsey High School volleyball team had no answer for Nokomis on Monday, Oct. 24, as the Lady Redskins advanced to the regional semifinal in Raymond. The Redskins and Rams have run in the same … more
The Mohawks and Lady Mohawks are used to driving to the hoop, but on Friday, Oct. 28, the Morrisonville-Lincolnwood Junior High basketball programs will be doing a different kind of driving. The … more
The postseason came to an end for the Lincolnwood High School soccer team on Wednesday, Oct. 19, as the Lancers fell to Williamsville 5-0 on a cold, clear night in Virden. The game was the epitome … more
In a game with more pivotal moments than a marching band provides during a halftime performance, Hillsboro outlasted an outmanned (in terms of number of available players) Litchfield Purple Panther … more
With three runners in the top 25, the Litchfield Lady Panthers were one of seven teams to make it out of the Shelbyville Cross Country Regional at Dacey Trail on Saturday, Oct. 22. Freshman Darby … more
A lot rode on the Hillsboro volleyball team’s game on Thursday, Oct. 20. With a 15-14 overall record, a win would guarantee that the Toppers would finish over .500 for the seventh time in eight … more
The stakes were simple, but astronomically high in Nokomis on Friday, Oct. 21, when the Redskins squared off against Dupo. With both teams at 4-4, the winner would most likely earn a spot in this … more
Three losses in three straight days was not exactly the way Coach Kari Dragoo envisioned the last week of the regular season would unfold, but the week has come and gone and the focus of the … more
The Nokomis High School volleyball team went 3-2 in their five matches at the Pawnee Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22, picking up wins over the host school, Edinburg and Altamont, while falling to … more
The Hillsboro High School girls tennis team ended the season with a 7-9 record, a second place finish at the South Central Conference Tournament, and an eighth place finish at sectionals. A buffet … more
The Hillsboro girls tennis team traveled to Centralia on Oct. 15, for the Class 1A girls tennis sectional. The Toppers finished eighth at the tournament, with the day highlighted by a victory from … more
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