Baseball

I’ve always enjoyed American Legion baseball. My interest began when I was a very young child chasing foul balls at the Murphysboro City Park baseball diamond for the American Legion baseball team.  My father, who was the head umpire in charge, made it all worth while and would give me 25 cents for...
Pitching could be the key to a successful season for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team this spring. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can pitch,” A-J baseball coach Aaron Roberts said. “We’re six or seven deep. I feel good with the guys we have throwing. They look good on the mound...
The Cobden High School baseball team will return five starters from last year’s 22-10 squad to build a team around this spring. “It’s definitely hard losing all those seniors,” first-year Cobden baseball coach Jared Clutts said. “We’re going to be really young, but we have a lot of athleticism,...
Yes, you are right. This image of crocuses enjoying the bright sunshine would look better in color. I am sorry we could not oblige. The flowers were bright yellow, in case you wondering. (Both images appeared as black and white in print.)
This week, please humor me as I ponder the start of baseball spring training, what appears to the imminent, and potentially premature, arrival of spring and the adventures of Bob the cat.  Bob the Cat has been with us since last summer. He, and his buddy, Cory, were welcomed into our home as rescue...
Dave Fombelle of Anna has been inducted into the Argenta Oreana High School Athletic Hall of Fame. “It’s quite an honor,” said Fombelle, co-owner of the Blue Boar Restaurant near Anna with his son, Bob. Fombelle is the school’s third leading all-time scorer. He also posted one of the highest, if...
So, I'm trying to figure out how to make a connection between the utterly bizarre political campaign season which has been torturing us (and is about to come to a merciful conclusion) and the utterly bizarre baseball season (which, also, is about to come to a merciful conclusion). Thanks to the...
Lick Creek Community Consolidated School District No. 16 hasn’t had a junior high baseball and softball program since 2011.  Now in 2016, the program has picked back up and it’s been a huge boost for the school district. Coach Ron Fulenwider said the year before the last year of the athletic...
Shawnee high school baseball and junior high school softball teams were in action last week. Baseball The Shawnee Redskins scored a 7-6 victory over Century in high school baseball action on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Dawson Johnson pitched six innings. Casey Baltzell pitched one inning and got the win....
The Shawnee High School baseball team was senior laden last season. “Our seniors were really good last year,” Shawnee first-year coach T.C. Schaefer said. “But now it’s these kids turn. I think we’ll be competitive.” Schaefer is a former Shawnee junior high school baseball coach. “I’ve been...

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