Sports

Shanna Pender will take over coaching the softball team at Shawnee Junior High School in Wolf Lake this fall. Pender, who is also the junior high school girls’ track coach, succeeds Russ Marsh, who recently resigned from coaching junior high school softball at the school. Pender, who is a teacher...
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host its third 5K run/walk on Oct. 21. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Anna City Park in Anna. The counseling service works to improve the mental health of children and adults throughout the communities it serves. Proceeds generated by the run/walk...
Runners leave the starting line early Saturday morning.
The 14th annual Cobden Peach Festival 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run were held early Saturday morning, Aug. 5. The events were sponsored by the Cobden Runners/Walkers Club. The starting and finish lines were near the Cobden Community Park, which was the site of the Peach Festival.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday. The A-J varsity football team is scheduled to open the season Friday night, Aug. 25, at Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort. A-J opens its 2017 home season Friday night, Sept. 1, against...
Shawnee Community College plans to host the annual Saints Challenge golf tournament Friday, Sept. 8, at the Union County Country Club course in Anna. Proceeds will benefit the college’s athletic department. The four-person, 18-hole scramble is scheduled to have a 1 p.m. shotgun start.  Lunch will...
Members of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Marching Wildcats band’s color guard were practicing last week during a band camp at the Union County school.
Members of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Marching Wildcats band’s color guard were practicing last week during a band camp at the Union County school. The camp ran last week and was slated to continue this week.
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 4-5 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5. Students must...
A-JCHS football parking/tailgating spaces map.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Athletic Department will once again be offering reserved parking/tailgating spaces for all home varsity games.   The procedure will be the same as has been followed in previous years. Fans will be able to submit sealed bids, with payment included, for the 56...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has released its fall sports schedules. The A-J boys’ golf team is scheduled to open the fall season by hosting the A-J Invitational on Monday, Aug. 21. The A-J girls’ golf team begins its season at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 22....
Cobden was edged by Salem 4-3 for its second loss in the double elimination 5th Division junior baseball tournament at Pinckneyville Saturday, July 22. “It was a good season,” Cobden baseball coach Dana Pearson said. “Cobden proved it could play with the good teams.” In its final game, Cobden was...

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