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A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the opening of an additional nine holes at the Cobden Community Park’s disc golf course. Union County resident John Wingate cut the ribbon. Wingate has led efforts to develop disc golf courses in Cobden and at the Anna City Park. He was joined by Cobden American Legion Post representatives David Stewart, Gene Horn (post adjutant), Earnest Newton (post chaplain) and Mark Haddick (post commander).
More than 50 players participated in a Veterans for Vets disc golf tournament which was played last Saturday in Cobden. The turnout was the biggest ever for a tournament at the Cobden Community Park disc golf course. The singles charity tournament’s proceeds will help to support Cobden American...
After playing in a shortened season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team head coach Mike Chamness is ready for the 2021-2022 season. “I’m excited to have a full year with a normal preseason,” Chamness said. “We had no time to practice last...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team fiished with an 18-0 record and was the No. 1 rated team in Class 1A in the COVID-19 shortened season with no state playoffs earlier this year. Three starters were lost off that team, but head Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler is optimistic this season. “We...
First-year Cobden High School girls’ basketball coach Nathan Pitts likes the shooting ability of the team for the upcoming season. “We’ve got some good shooters,” Pitts said. “They can shoot the ball pretty decent.” Cobden did not have a girls’ team last season because of not having enough players...
Practice for the 2021-2022 high school basketball season has started and Anna-Jonesboro head girls’ basketball coach Matt  Denny likes what he sees so far. “This is the best first week of practice I’ve had,” Denny said. “If we stay healthy, we’ll be fine this season.” The Lady Wildcats finished 7-5...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team is set to end its fall regular season with a home game against Benton Friday night, Oct. 22. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at The Pit. The Rangers are undefeated at 8-0 after beating Murphysboro 55-14 last Friday night. The Wildcats are 4-4...
Professional Long Driver Andrew “Thor” Herbert is planning to host the Thor’s Challenge Charity Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 30, at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek in Makanda. The event will benefit special needs children, both locally, through organizations such as The Autism Society of Southern...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team is scheduled to play at Madison this Saturday afternoon. This weekend’s matchup will be A-J’s next to last game of fall 2021 regular season play.  Game time is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The Wildcats will be playing a Saturday afternoon...
The Du Quoin High School team is 3-3 after last Friday’s 50-14 loss to Breese  Mater Dei. Anna-Jonesboro, 3-3, is scheduled to host the Indians at The Pit this Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Leading Du Quoin at  quarterback is senior David Lee, 6-0, 190 pounds. The backfield is led by senior...
Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden, in dark uniforms, hosted Murphysboro in a boys’ high school soccer game on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 23, in Anna. Action was moving up the field during the first half of the game.
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school co-op boys’ soccer team won twice in recent action. A-J/Cobden 7, Murphysboro 1: Taj Hodges led host A-J/Cobden with three goals in the win. The game was played Thursday, Sept. 23, in Anna. Charles Vaca Diez had 2 goals and Romeo Godinez and Matteo Vaca Diez...

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