Sports

Cross country, golf and baseball are the only high school sports being held this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cross country and baseball practice began earlier this month and golf practice started on Monday, Aug. 11. However, the golf season could be in limbo depending on the growing...
Youth bowlers Logan Quick, Madison Moore and Madi Hawk qualified for state tournament competition. Photo provided.
In February and March, several bowlers from the youth leagues at The Strike Zone in Anna competed in the 2020 Illinois State Pepsi Youth Championships Zone 8 bowling event at Nu-Bowl in Mt. Vernon. Three of the young bowlers advanced to the Pepsi State Tournament.   Logan Quick qualified in the U10...
Things will be different this season for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School cross country team because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. “We will just be able to compete with only Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference schools,” A-J cross country head coach Matt Denny said.  “Nobody...
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, 2020, where the Board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for final approval. “This plan, like nearly every...
Union County Counseling Service Inc. plans to have its 20th annual golf scramble on Friday, July 31, in Anna. The scramble will be played at the Union County Country Club golf course. All proceeds will go to Union County Counseling Service’s kids program. Lunch is planned at noon, followed by tee...
Union County Counseling Service Inc. plans to have its 20th annual golf scramble on Friday, July 31, in Anna. The scramble will be played at the Union County Country Club golf course. All proceeds will go to Union County Counseling Service’s kids programs. Lunch is planned at noon, followed by tee...
Sparta and Chester have recently been asked to join the Cahokia Conference for the 2022-2023 season. The Bulldogs and Yellowjackets are presently members of the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division. Anna-Jonesboro is also a member of the Mississippi Division, along with...
A Red, White and Blue Random Draw Doubles Disc Golf Tournament is planned Saturday, June 27, in Cobden. The 36-hole tournament will be played at the disc golf course at the Cobden Community Park. Registration is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Play begins at 9 a.m....
The Illinois High School Association, IHSA, Board of Directors has approved Return to Play Guidelines developed within the current structure of Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan that provide the first step in IHSA student-athletes returning to participation.  The Return to Play Guidelines...
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of two summer sports programs in Union County. Union County SIBSA summer ballgames have been cancelled.  The Blue Dolphins swim team of Union County also has seen its season cancelled. The swim team hosts its home meets at the Anna City...

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