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The Cobden High School baseball team only allowed one hit in three wins last week. Cobden 18, Marion Agape 0: Ryan Barr, Alex Remsey and Noah Franklin pitched in the win for visiting Cobden Friday, March 22. Barr pitched 2 innings and had a walk and 4 strikeouts. Remsey pitched an inning and...
First-year Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school co-op girls’ soccer team coach Trish Burkhardt-Cripps has a goal of improving on last season, when the team posted only a single win. “Basically, it will be a rebuilding year,” Burkhardt-Cripps said. “We’ll take it one day at a time.” Four seniors are on...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s  sophomore Amiyah Hart won the 111-pound weight class at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Organizational Association girls’ state championship in Springfield, March 9-10. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School sophomore Amiyah Hart won the 111-pound weight class at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Organizational Association girls’ state championship in Springfield. The competition was March 9-10. Hart defeated Leyden High School’s Samantha Javier with a pin in 1:58 to...
The Dongola High School softball team will field a youthful team this spring.  “We’ll be young, but it won’t be necessarily rebuilding,” Dongola softball coach Barry Keller said. “We’ve got some players on the team who were pretty good in junior high last year.” Several members of the Dongola...
The Dongola High School baseball team has seven players on its roster and hopes to add more this week. “I’m looking for more players interested in playing baseball,” Dongola coach Russell Gaddis said. Seniors on the Dongola squad are first baseman/pitcher Charlie Duty, pitcher/infielder Billy...
First-year Shawnee High School softball coach Nathan Pitts is looking at the end of the season for big results for the Lady Reds. “I’m hoping they do like they did in basketball and make a run in the regional,” Pitts said. Pitts is looking at two seniors, pitcher Autumn McMahan and catcher/...
Cobden High School baseball coach Dana Pearson likes what he’s seeing so far with the Appleknockers. “We’re got a good enough team to advance” in the postseason playoffs, Pearson said. “Our goal is to win the regional. I look for a good campaign this spring.” Pearson likes the depth Cobden has on...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team will not have a lot of experience returning this season. “We’re going to be real young this  year,” A-J coach Rodney Seip said. “It could be a learning opportunity for our young girls.” The Lady Wildcats finished 9-19 last season. Senior hurler...
The Cobden High School softball team will be rebuilding this season, with only four upper classmen in the lineup. “We’re going to be young,” first-year Cobden coach Anthony Howell said. “It’s going to be a learning year for us.” The two seniors on the team are pitcher/first baseman Lexi Miller and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team lost the nucleus of last year’s 17-13 squad. “We lost a lot of guys,” A-J coach Aaron Roberts said. “We’ll be a much different team this season. We’ve got a lot to replace.” The pitching and hitting duo of Bryce Osman and Hunter Ralls will...

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