Sports

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School golf season is scheduled to tee off for the start of the fall sports season this weekend. The Wildcat boys’ golf team is scheduled to host the A-J Invitational on Saturday at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Saturday. A shotgun start is set for 8...
A four-person golf scramble to benefit the Lick Creek School Educational Foundation is planned at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Sept. 17. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Tee times are scheduled for 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested in donating or...
Shawnee Community College plans to host the Saints Challenge golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union County Country Club in Anna.  Proceeds will benefit the Shawnee Community College athletic department.  The four-person scramble will  cover 18 holes. A shotgun start time is set for 1:30 p...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 12-13 at the Main Street Center in Anna. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13. Students must attend both classes. A 1996 state law requires all...
A Little Wildcat cheerleading/dance clinic is planned for Aug. 15-17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The clinic is for children ages pre-kindergarten to 8th grade.  Parents can register for the clinic Monday, Aug. 15, starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $30...
A-J football players ran through a drill Monday evening.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team opened practice Monday evening, Aug. 8. The session was held on the practice field at the Union County school. A-J’s first game is scheduled at home against West Frankfort on Aug. 26.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: Firearm Deer Permits: Permit applications will be accepted until Aug. 19 for the third lottery drawing for 2016 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits.   For details, check the IDNR website at www....
The picture above shows the start of the running event...
Running/walking events were held last Saturday morning as part of the 2016 Cobden Peach Festival. The 5K events, which began, and ended, at the Cobden Community Park, were sponsored by the Cobden Runners’/Walkers’s Club. 
The boys of the Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden soccer team are back on the field to kick off a new season. The 2016-2017 season began in July with an eight-versus-eight tournament in Carbondale.  Between the tournament and summer conditioning, coach Mark Boomer said he has had 40 boys sign up for the team....
The Union County men’s club golf championship is slated Aug. 6-7. The championship will be played at the Union County Country Club course in Anna.

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