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The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen candidates were joined by the reigning queen for a group photo. From left are 2017 candidates Alejandra Lopez, Jericha Carter, Grace Pitts, Olivia Gordon, Janna Harner, Brooklyn Miller, Kaitlin McWhorter, and reigning queen Karlyn Furry. The pageant is set Friday and Saturday nights at the festival, with a coronation on Saturday. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
An annual celebration of the local peach harvest is coming up in Union County. The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5. Most of the Peach Festival events take place at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The Peach Festival is presented by the Cobden Lions Club, with...
The Cobden High School baseball team won the South Egyptian Conference title with an 8-0 conference record after beating Elverado and Century last week. Cobden 8, Elverado 5: Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead host Cobden to the win Wednesday, May 10. Zane Nance was 2-for-3. Trevor...
The Cobden High School baseball team was 1-1 in recent action. Cobden 13, Agape Christian (Energy) 1: John Russell was 2-for-2 with a double, stolen base and 4 RBIs to lead visiting Cobden to the non-conference win Tuesday, April 25. Trevor Middleton was 1-for-1 with an RBI. Bayden Ditterline was 1...
The Cobden High School baseball team won two games in recent action. Cobden 6, Vienna 1: Trevor Middleton was 2-for-3 with  an RBI to lead host Cobden to the South Egyptian Conference win Wednesday, April 19. Dylan Duty was 1-for-2 with a double and 2 RBIs. Bayden Ditterline was 1-for-2 with a...
The Cobden High School baseball team went 3-2 in recent action. Goreville 12, Cobden 2: Josh Burgess and Zane Nance were each 2-for-3 to lead the visiting Appleknockers in the first game of a doubleheader loss at Goreville Saturday, April 15. Bayden Ditterline was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Cobden....
Update: The event has been moved to Friday, April 28 due to weather concerns. An Appleknocker Glow Run 5K and kids fun run are planned Friday, April 21, in Cobden. Proceeds will support the Cobden High School volleyball program and junior high school basketball program. Race time is 7:15 p.m....
Austin Lewey, in the white uniform, slid into second base during a high school baseball game at Cobden High School on Monday, April 10. The host Cobden Appleknockers defeated Meridian High School 17-7. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Cobden High School baseball team posted a 2-1 record in recent action. Cobden 8, Eldorado 1: John Russell fired a three-hitter to lead host Cobden to a doubleheader sweep in the non-conference win Saturday, April 8. Russell gave up a walk and had 9 strikeouts in the win. Cody Weiseman was 2-for...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 2-1 record in recent action. A-J 12, Cobden 4: Hunter Ralls was 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs to lead the host Wildcats to the win April 1. Ross Pinnon was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a stolen base. Bryce Osman was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI....
Dylan Duty was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs to lead the visiting Cobden High School baseball team to an 8-5 win over Carrier Mills in a non-conference game Friday, March 24. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base for the Appleknockers.  John Russell was 1-for-2 with a double, 3 RBIs and a...
Meridian pulled ahead early and held on for a 73-64 win over Cobden in the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament hosted by the Appleknockers Thursday, Feb. 23. John Russell led the Cobden team with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Clayton Eck added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Karl Evans...

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