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The Shawnee Community College Lady Saints volleyball team took the court for the first time in nearly 10 years on Aug. 23. More than 300 community members turned out to support the Saints in their match against Rend Lake College. “The atmosphere was charged and we had a packed house,” Shawnee...
Eureka College in Eureka plans to dedicate its on-campus softball facility for former longtime head coach Karen Sweitzer at a Sept. 15 ceremony.  Sweitzer is the winningest female head coach in Eureka College athletics history and has been a member of the Eureka College faculty in physical...
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles overcame an 11-run deficit to defeat the Giant City Lady Giants 19-13 in recent softball action. On a great day for softball the Lady Giants started the game with a barrage of hits to take a large command of the game in the top half of the 1st inning. As the Lady...
Lick Creek School is coming off its second straight state cross country championship, looking to try to make it three straight, but with an extremely young team.  Lick Creek only has two 8th graders in Brodie Denny and Kaylee Stover, and only one 7th grader in Meranda Wright. Kenzie Stover is the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team will have its work cut out for it this week. The Wildcats, 1-2, host Nashville, 3-0, for the annual Whiteout Game to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Hadley’s Haven Friday, Sept. 14. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game...
In the third game of the season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team was able to pull ahead early and held on to the lead in a 28-7 win over host Massac County Friday night, Sept. 7. “I was pretty pleased how we played,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “We needed to get on the...
Lenore Keller Ashby and Amber Detering were distributing Whiteout Game t-shirts at Monday evening’s Anna-Jonesboro Community High School junior varsity football game.
The community will have an opportunity to help support a special project at this week’s Anna-Jonesboro Community High School varsity football game. A-J is scheduled to host Nashville in the Wildcats’ 2018 Whiteout Game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at The Pit. In keeping with tradition, the...
Emma Ray won medalist honors with a score of 42 to lead host Anna-Jonesboro girls’ golf team over Goreville at  the Union County Country Club course in Anna Wednesday, Aug. 29. Goreville didn’t have enough players for a team score. Sydnie Ray was next for A-J with 48, followed by Marlee Smith 52,...
The Cobden High School baseball team lost three games in recent action. North Clay 7, Cobden 3: Dylan Lewey was 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Cobden in the loss at Webber Township Saturday, Sept. 1. Alex Remsey, Cody Wieseman and Brayden Clark were each 1-for-2. Chandler West was 1-for-3. West and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ golf team improved to 7-1 in recent action. A-J 174, Eldorado 185: Luke Lasley won medalist honors with a score of 36 in a win over Eldorado at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Thursday, Aug. 30. Carson Reynolds was next for the Wildcats...

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