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He started his college track and field career from scratch, but Witt native David Martin ended as a two-time national champion.  The Greenville University decathlete won National Christian … more
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors has approved Return to Play Guidelines developed within the current structure of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan that … more
Montgomery County native Rebecca (Becca) Marsch’s life-long love for motorsports has taken her from demolition derbies at the Montgomery County Fair to coordinating pit parties for Monster Jam … more
Only a few months after selling the Midwest Royals All-Star Cheer Gym, Beth Cherry is stepping into her next phase, Be Still Yoga and Meditation. Cherry’s newest venture is a faith based … more
When he entered MacMurray College, Nokomis graduate Derek Bourke did so as an older freshman.  Maybe the fact that he was 22 years old, the typical age of most traditional seniors in college, … more
The Nokomis Athletic Club is moving forward with plans for their annual golf outing, the Arrowhead Open.  The seventh annual Arrowhead Open is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Indian … more
American humorist Harold Segall once said, “Golf is not just an exercise; it’s an adventure, a romance... a Shakespeare play in which disaster and comedy are … more
The Camren’s on the Greens committee has announced a new event this year, the first-ever, Camren’s on the Mini Greens, set for Sunday, Aug. 9, in Nokomis. It will be held in memory of … more
On May 12, Lincolnwood’s Evan Hopper was named the 2020 Chad Langheim Male Athlete of the Year for the MSM Conference. The awards, named after the late Pawnee standout and Lincolnwood … more
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released guidance for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in re-opening high school athletics and other … more
From Tessa Steffen’s own lips regarding college softball, “it is much harder to hit the ball than in high school.” While it might be the statement of every college hitter … more
The last few years of Dominic Ruppert’s life have been unforgettable. He’s been able to meet new people, see new places and do things he never thought he’d be able to do... like be … more
The following is from Carlinville High School Athletic Director Darrin DeNeve’s “Today in Carlinville Athletics” newsletter from Wednesday, May 13. Good morning, CHS … more
by Kyle Herschelman   High schoolers haven’t been the only athletes to take a hit due to cancellations over the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it be soccer, basketball, baseball and … more
Sixteen young anglers hauled in almost 65 pounds of fish in the inaugural Nokomis Bass Fishing Tournament on Sunday, April 26. “I was looking for a good way to have a fun activity while … more
The 2020 Grace Cup All-Star Soccer Games were scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 6, but continued concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the cancellation of this year’s … more
Mark Ferrill is in uncharted territory this spring. For the last 22 years, spring has meant Mohawk baseball for Ferrill, who served first as an assistant, and now as head coach, in addition to … more
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their April meeting via a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21, where the Board of Directors announced its decision to … more
Just over a week ago, I threw out a question on social media that I hoped would draw some discussion: If you went to school in Montgomery County, what year was the best boys basketball team in your … more
Whatever slim hopes there were for even a short sports season for Illinois high school athletes may have been dashed on Friday, April 17, with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s declaration that school … more
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