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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
Four members of the Hillsboro High School girls tennis team had the chance to pick the brain of a former college player and welcome a new face to the Midwest recently. Auburey Reincke, Ryder … more
Seven Hillsboro players and three Litchfield players earned all-conference accolades from the girls soccer coaches of the South Central Conference by virtue of their play this past season. … 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
Even after 31 years of making the trek from Litchfield to Charleston, no matter how hard Dan Newkirk tried to think otherwise he knew that this year was different. “My thought was to keep … more
Brayden Fowler, Tanner Clayton and Blaze Helton knew their track season was going to come to an end last week, but the question for the three Hillsboro High School seniors was whether it would be the … 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
When a team in any sport on any level wins only 10% of their games, multiple reasons come together, and all are hard to separate. The physical, statistical reasons are easier to sniff out than the … more
For the second year in a row, the Litchfield Middle School girls track team is coming home with a championship from the IESA Class 3A State Finals, but this year, the four young athletes get to … more
For the fifth time since 1985 and the first time since 2017, Hillsboro Junior High is the home of an IESA track state champion. Hillsboro eighth grader Jaida Linn cleared a 5’1” in … more
Feel free to pick a highlight from the Litchfield Middle School boys’ track team’s trip to the IESA State Finals on May 19-20. You could go with the 4x400 relay, which finished … more
The goal going into the 2023 track season was simple for Litchfield’s Kendall Stewart. On Saturday, May 20, that goal was accomplished as Stewart finished second in the 300 meter hurdles at the … more
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