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Goreville pulled ahead in the opening inning on its way to a 4-2 win over visiting Anna-Jonesboro in high school baseball action Thursday, March 22. The Wildcats bounced back to pull ahead 2-1 in the 2nd inning. But, the Blackcats added a pair of runs in the 5th inning to close out the scoring....
Morgan Wendling pitched and hit Anna-Jonesboro to a 21-1 win over host Shawnee in non-conference high school softball Wednesday, March 21. Wendling pitched a three-hitter and recorded 8 strikeouts. She was 4-for-5 at the plate. Tobie Treece was also 4-for-5 for the Lady Wildcats. Katie Mays was 3-...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team doesn’t have a big squad, but returns a strong nucleus from last season. “We don’t have a lot of numbers, but we return a lot from last year,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. Two of the top athletes from last season Eudy plans on building...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team has been gifted with a good turnout this season. “We return everybody from last year,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. “We’re fortunate to have the numbers. We’ve got 25 out for track, so we’ve got a lot of depth.” Seniors are distance...
The South Egyptian Conference has announced the 2017-2018 girls' and boys' all-conference basketball teams. Girls, First Team Alexis Crain, Meridian. Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Allie Whittington, Elverado. Kearia Mackins, Century. Rakyah Jeter, Meridian. Girls, Second Team Tori Ehlers, Elverado....
Surprises are common, but this year’s March Madness may be overdoing it.  The only thing good about it all, however, is that we’ve enjoyed the upsets more often than we’ve been shocked. Basketball fans throughout the country seemingly share our feelings, but it’s upsetting when TV cameras lock in...
Trenton Matlock was 2-for-3 at the plate to lead host Shawnee in a 12-1 loss to Tuscola in the home team’s season-opening high school baseball game Saturday, March 17. Casey Baltzell and Justin Kaufman were each 1-for-2 for the Redskins. Caden Baltzell and Ryan Schaefer were both 1-for-3. Dawson...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team lost a doubleheader to host Marion Saturday, March 17. Marion 6, A-J 1: Hunter Ralls was 2-for-2 to lead the Wildcats at the plate in the first game loss. Bryce Osman was 2-for-3. Ethan Krumrey was 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Kyle Clover and Jackson...
Trailing 3-2 until the 6th inning, Cobden lost 12-2 to host Murphysboro in high school softball Friday, March 16. Meredith Flamm was 2-for-3 with a triple to lead the Appleknockers at the plate.  Megan Rhodes was 1-for-2 with a stolen base. Lauren Sweitzer had an RBI. Flamm pitched 5 1/3 innings...
Southern Illinois is rich with softball talent. And Taylor Osburn-Siefert, the head softball coach at John A. Logan College in Carterville, doesn’t have to look far for players to fill her roster. Siefert’s 2018-2019 commitments includes 10 players from Southern Illinois. Her current roster...

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