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The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won three straight games in recent action.  With the victories, Cobden improved to 8-0. Cobden 72, Meridian 40: The host Appleknockers scored the first two baskets of the game and were never again seriously challenged in the win over the Bobcats in South...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s football field was under a layer of sleet, snow and ice when the photograph was taken on Saturday, Feb. 13.
High school football, traditionally a fall sport, will be played this spring in Illinois. The fall 2020 season was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Practice for the spring season is scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 3. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School head football...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team hadn’t played in the last two weeks because of bad weather, but made up for it with a pair of wins at home Saturday, Feb. 20. “We had to cancel six games,” Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler said. “It was good to get to play again.” The Appleknockers defeated...
The annual meeting of the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery board has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be at the Yvonne Graham home at 5225 New Saratoga Rd in Anna.  For more information, call 833-6553 or 614-2091.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team opened its season with a pair of wins. Cobden 91, Egyptian 43: The host Appleknockers built an early lead on their way to the South Egyptian Conference win Saturday, Feb. 6 Cobden led 28-10 after one quarter and 54-20 at the half. The Pharoahs trailed 74...
With only one senior starter returning from last year’s 13-18 team, it will be a rebuilding season for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team. “It will take us three or four weeks to figure out the direction we’re going,” A-J head coach Mike Chamness said. “We haven’t played...
The Shawnee Community College basketball teams recently opened their season in men’s and women’s basketball this month. The season was in doubt because of the ongoing pandemic. There are no area players on the Saints’ basketball teams according to Shawnee athletics director John Sparks. The Shawnee...
Jadyn Gerardi, left,  of Lick Creek led her team to a national cross country championship at a competition which was held near Lexington, Ky.
Jadyn Gerardi of Lick Creek has had quite a cross country career, considering she is only in the 6th grade. She just keeps adding to her resume every time she runs.  After winning the SIJHSAA championship at Du Quoin, where she ran faster than all the girls in both classes, she competed in...
The Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, has voted to postpone all sports amid the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Union County area schools which are listed as members of the SIJHSAA website include: Anna Junior High School, Buncombe, Century, Cobden, Cypress...
CARBONDALE – Nico Gualdoni drilled a 27-yard field goal as time expired to lift Southern Illinois to a dramatic 20-17 win over SEMO last Friday night in the “War For The Wheel.” In the only game for both teams this fall, the No. 24-ranked Salukis (1-0) rallied for the win behind a 135-yard rushing...

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