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Union County Counseling Service Inc. plans to have its 20th annual golf scramble on Friday, July 31, in Anna. The scramble will be played at the Union County Country Club golf course. All proceeds will go to Union County Counseling Service’s kids program. Lunch is planned at noon, followed by tee...
Union County Counseling Service Inc. plans to have its 20th annual golf scramble on Friday, July 31, in Anna. The scramble will be played at the Union County Country Club golf course. All proceeds will go to Union County Counseling Service’s kids programs. Lunch is planned at noon, followed by tee...
Sparta and Chester have recently been asked to join the Cahokia Conference for the 2022-2023 season. The Bulldogs and Yellowjackets are presently members of the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division. Anna-Jonesboro is also a member of the Mississippi Division, along with...
A Red, White and Blue Random Draw Doubles Disc Golf Tournament is planned Saturday, June 27, in Cobden. The 36-hole tournament will be played at the disc golf course at the Cobden Community Park. Registration is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Play begins at 9 a.m....
The Illinois High School Association, IHSA, Board of Directors has approved Return to Play Guidelines developed within the current structure of Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan that provide the first step in IHSA student-athletes returning to participation.  The Return to Play Guidelines...
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of two summer sports programs in Union County. Union County SIBSA summer ballgames have been cancelled.  The Blue Dolphins swim team of Union County also has seen its season cancelled. The swim team hosts its home meets at the Anna City...
Cobden was scheduled to face Woodlawn Tuesday night in an Illinois High School Association Class 1A sectional semifinal game. Cobden was playing in the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield sectional. The sectional is being played in Norris City. The Appleknockers advanced to sectional play after winning a...
The host Cobden High School boys’ basketball team defeated Cairo last Friday night to win an Illinois High School Association Class 1A postseason regional championship title. The win gave Cobden its first regional title in nearly 60 years. The team’s players and coaches were joined by cheerleaders and the many fans who packed into the Cobden High School gym for Friday night’s game to celebrate the championship.
It had been 56 years since the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won regional basketball tournament title. But that came to an end as the Appleknockers held on for a 55-43 win over Cairo to claim the Class 1A regional championship hosted by Cobden  Friday night, Feb. 28. “We definitely had a...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Blake Mays lost 7-4 to Morrison’s Colton Linke to be eliminated in the wrestle backs in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center in Champaign Friday, Feb. 21. Linke ended up finishing in fourth place....
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team topped visiting Patoka 60-43 in a non-conference game to close out regular season play on Senior Night Saturday, Feb. 22. “Patoka played really hard,” Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler said. “But it was a good senior day for us.” The Cobden gymnasium was...

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