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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team posted a 3-1 record in recent action. A-J 9, Nashville 6: The visiting Lady Wildcats had three home runs in the 4th inning on their way to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division win Friday, April 14. It was the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Brook Miller competed in the high jump event at a track meet on Wednesday, April 12. The meet was at the Union County school. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team has competed in two recent meets. The Lady Wildcats won the Chester freshman/sophomore invitational Thursday, April 6. First place efforts for A-J were recorded by Addison Osman in the high jump with 4-8 and Julia Lasley in the pole vault...
Members and a supporter of the Anna Junior High School girls’ bowling team included, from left, Avery Page, Amy Hopkins (coach), Caitlin Ames, Ariel Nekola, Kim Prater (from The Strike Zone in Anna) Madi Hawk, Sara Sinisi and Cary Quick (coach). Photo provided.
The Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, had its state bowling tournament Saturday, March 18, at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights. The Anna Junior High School girls’ team placed fourth out of 24 teams with an overall team score of 3,325 after six games.  The Anna...
Coach Ron Fulenwider has released his second book, “Cross Country and How to Succeed in Sports and Life.” Coach Ron has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois state champion cross country team. The contents of the book will include the cross country team...
Several Union County student athletes have been named to the Southern Illini All-Conference basketball teams. The boys’ first team includes Noah Franklin, Cobden; Lane Ross, Vienna; Jalen Illeraza, Egyptian; Takevon Williford, Meridian; John David Bigler, Anna; and Brendan Dahncke, Vienna. The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team struggled in recent action with five losses. Trico 5, A-J 1: Lexi Macy was 2-for-3 to lead the visiting Lady Wildcats in the non-conference loss Saturday, April 8. Makenzie Carter was 1-for-3 with a home run for A-J. Morgan Wendling was 1-for-3...
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 won a pair of games in recent action. A-J 10, Vienna 7: Hunter Ralls was 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and 4 RBIs to lead the visiting Wildcats to the non-conference win Friday, April 7. Bryce Osman was 2-for-4 with 2 stolen bases and an...
Kenna Hight
Kenna Hight, a 3rd grader at Century Elementary School near Ullin, won second place in the state-wide hoop shoot contest sponsored by Illinois Elks Clubs.   Open to all boys and girls in the state between the ages of 8 and 13, the contest pit each child against others of their own age and gender. ...
Shawnee let an early 1-0 lead slip away on its way to an 8-1 loss to host Trico in non-conference high school girls’ softball action Thursday, March 20. Drew McLane was 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Shawnee at the plate. Madi Ellet was 1-for-3 with a double and RBI for the Lady Reds.

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