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The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is gearing up for the start of the 2023 season. Coach Melissa Thompson’s team started practice in early May. The team practices and hosts swim meets at the Anna City Pool. The Blue Dolphins are scheduled to begin their season Saturday, June 10, at the Salem...
The host Cobden High School baseball team lost its final regular season game 7-4 to Pope County Tuesday, May 9. Dawson Short was 1-for-3 to lead Cobden’s hitting. Matthew Howell was 1-for-4. Tyler Franklin and Short pitched in the loss. Franklin pitched 4 innings and didn’t allow a hit to go with 6...
A basketball camp is scheduled at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The camp will be held by the A-J basketball program. Camp dates are set for May 31, June 1 and 2 in the Union Hall gymnasium at A-JCHS. Boys and girls entering grades 3-8 are invited to participate in the camps. Session dates...
Teams representing Union County high schools are set to compete in Illinois High School Association, IHSA, postseason action. Anna-Jonesboro, Cobden, Dongola and Shawnee high schools all are scheduled to have teams and individuals in action. Here’s a look at the schedule, as posted on the IHSA...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team won three games in recent action. A-J 13, Nashville 10: Ana Turner was 4-for-5 to lead the visiting Lady Wildcats to the win Friday, April 14. Kansas Craig was 3-for-5 with a double, 2 home runs  and 4 RBIs. Avery Osman was 2-for-4 with a home...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team’s record improved to 8-1 with four wins in action last week. A-J 22, Plano 0: Ruby Yates and Jenna Sadler combined to pitch a one-hitter for the host Lady Wildcats Saturday, April 1. Yates pitched 3 innings and allowed a hit to go with no walks...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team opened the spring season with a pair of wins.  A-J 15, Cobden 0: Aaron Sheffer tossed a one-hitter to lead the host Wildcats to the win Wednesday, March 15. Sheffer didn’t allow a walk and struck out 11. Tyler Franklin, Mitchell Howell, Jake...
A new youth soccer program in Union County has been created to accommodate children with physical and developmental abilities, as well as players who are more comfortable participating on a less competitive team.  “The purpose of this team is to celebrate players of all abilities,” said organizer...
Boys’ high school regional basketball play is scheduled in the region. Schedules were posted on the Illinois High School Association website and include: Class 1A Goreville Regional Saturday, Feb. 18 Game 1: 1 p.m., Dongola at Mounds Meridian. Game 2: 5 p.m., Cairo at Ullin (Century). Game 3: 2 p.m...
After trailing early, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team rallied for a 47-43 win over Du Quoin Monday, Feb. 6. Du Quoin was ahead 7-6 after one quarter and 19-18 at the half. The Lady Wildcats came back to lead 31-30 going into the final quarter, when they...

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