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Members of the basketball teams at Century High School at Ullin have been named to all-conference basketball teams. Marcus Davis and Christian Halvorsen were named to the boys’ first team. Kearia Mackins was named to the girls’ first team. Natalie Taake was named to the girls’ second team.
Anna Kiwanis Club past president/board member Brad Donna recently presented a $500 donation to Karen Clark, president, Melanie Lasley , treasurer, of the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. Photo provided.
Anna Kiwanis Club past president/board member Brad Donna recently presented a $500 donation to Karen Clark, president, Melanie Lasley, treasurer, of the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team.
The Cobden High School softball team returns five starters from last year’s 14-12 team. “We’re going to be a young team,” Cobden coach Michelle Burris said. The pitching duties will be handled by juniors Molly Ellis and Meredith Flamm and sophomore Lexi Smith. Ellis and Flamm will be in the infield...
Pitching will be the key to how the Dongola High School softball team does this spring. Starting senior pitcher Megan Michaels suffered a knee injury in volleyball and is not expected to be back  on the field until sometime in April. Freshman Megan Theis will take over the pitching duties until...
From left are State Rep. Tom Bennett of Central Illinois, Ron Knupp, Linda, Ron’s wife, and trainer Kimberly Roth of Monee. Photo provided.
Ron Knupp of Anna’s horse, Whiskersonkittens, won the horse of the year for 3-year-old filly pacers recently at a ceremony held in Springfield. The horse was named the 2016 Illinois Conceived and Fold, ICF, champion. 
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,...
First year Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball coach Rodney Seip has high hopes for the Lady Wildcats this spring. Seip said the squad is looking “real good” in practice and added: “I’m real excited about the team. We have a lot of experience coming back along with talent.” The new coach...
Two former area high school athletes are members of the Shawnee Community College softball team this season. Dongola’s Kylie Flores is a sophomore outfielder. Cobden’s Keileigh Britt is a freshman catcher. The Lady Saints are set to open their season at Morthland College in West Frankfort next...
Meridian pulled ahead early and held on for a 73-64 win over Cobden in the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament hosted by the Appleknockers Thursday, Feb. 23. John Russell led the Cobden team with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Clayton Eck added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Karl Evans...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team lost 51-26 to Auburn at the Litchfield dual team sectionals Saturday, Feb. 25. The Wildcats finished 17-5 in dual meet competition this season.  A-J sent three wrestlers to the IHSA state tournament at Champaign this season, with Arieh Hart...

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