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Head coach Andy Sadler
The Anna-Jonesboro Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club is sending four wrestlers to state competition. The team’s head coach also has earned special recognition. Head coach Andy Sadler was selected as the south sectional coach of the year in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation.  He will be among...
Spring sports seasons are set to start for Union County high school sports teams.  At  Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, the baseball team kicks off the spring season Monday, March 11, at Egyptian. The Lady Wildcats softball team opens on Tuesday, March 12, at home against Johnston City. The A-...
Southern Illinois University and Saluki Athletics have unveiled a new, official logo. Photo provided/Saluki Athletics website.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Saluki Athletics unveiled a new, official logo on Thursday, Feb. 28. The new logo replaces  the existing mark that has represented the brand since 2001.  The new logo refreshes the traditional Saluki “dog head” with a cleaner, streamlined appearance,...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestlers Arojae Hart and Nate Kisat were in action at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state wrestling tournament last weekend in Champaign. Hart, who finished 26-7 overall in the 106-pound weight class, decisioned LeRoy’s Ethan Matlock, 10-5, in...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is scheduled to host an Illinois High School Association Class 2A boys’ basketball sub-regional Feb. 18-22. Chester is scheduled to host the other Class 2A sub-regional. Pinckneyville is seeded No. 1 at A-J. The top seed is followed by Chester, West Frankfort,...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team has been seeded No. 1 in the  Illinois High School Association Hardin County and Goreville Class 1A sub-regionals, which are scheduled Feb. 18-22. The second seed is Goreville, followed by Cairo, Meridian, Gallatin County, Egyptian, Pope County, Hardin...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team went 2-1 in recent action. With the wins, Cobden’s record improved to 20-9. The last Cobden squad to reach the 20-win mark was in 1976, when the Appleknockers posted 22 victories. Thompsonville 45, Cobden 41: The visiting Appleknockers let a first half...
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Cinema and Photography is planning to present a Film Friday series starting Feb. 8. The series is scheduled to feature seven free international films. The film screenings all are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.  The films will be shown in the...
The Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team closed out regular season by posting four wins in six games. Shawnee 43, Elverado 41: Autumn McMahan led the way for the host Lady Reds with 18 points, including five 3-pointers in the win Saturday, Feb. 2. Laycee Presutti had 13 points, Katie Charles...
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season with a 53-23 win over visiting Dongola Thursday, Jan. 31. Jenna Hartline had 20 points to lead the Appleknockers. Abby Remsey had 9 points, Aubrey Fisher  and Katelyn Shadowens 7 apiece, Olivia Brumleve 4 and Abby Clover,...

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