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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Elle Basler has been honored as The Southern newspaper’s volleyball player of the year. Basler’s recognition for the honor was featured in a Carbondale newspaper’s issue on Friday, Nov. 25. The Southern sportswriter Scott Mees wrote that “Elle Basler has been...
The Dongola High School boys’ basketball team lost five times at the Crab Orchard Tournament last week. Crab Orchard 69, Dongola 35: The Trojans led 30-4 after one quarter and 49-8 at the half in the loss Saturday, Nov. 24. Joey Thomas had 8 points to lead Dongola. Evan Treat added 7 points, Andrew...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team trailed at every break before bouncing back in the final quarter for a 52-50 win over Carmi to take second place in the Harrisburg Tournament Saturday, Nov. 26. “Our kids showed resilence and were down by 14 in the third quarter and...
Student athletes from two Union County high schools have earned 2016 South Egyptian Conference postseason honors.  The Cobden High School girls’ volleyball team had three players selected to the first team on the SEC all-conference team. The three Appleknockers selected for recognition were...
The Shawnee High School girls basketball team posted a win and a loss in opening round action at the Meridian Tournament last week. Shawnee 37, Joppa 23: Autumn McMahan and Abbey Livesay scored 11 points apiece to lead the Lady Reds to the tourney win Wednesday, Nov. 16. Kirsten Pitts added 8...
The Shawnee High School boys’ basketball team will be in a rebuilding mode during the 2016-17 season. “We have no experience coming back,” Shawnee coach Rush Marsh said. “It’s going to be kind of tough. It will be a rebuilding year and we will do what we can do.” There are no starters returning...
The Dongola High School boys’ baskeball team will start fresh this season. The Demons don’t return one starter from last year’s squad. “They had eight seniors and they all graduated,” Dongola coach Duffy Sanders said. “We’re not going to have any depth.” Sanders is in his first season at Dongola...
The Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team will have concerns about depth this season. “Depth is going to be a concern for us,” first-year Shawnee coach Shanna Pender said. The depth issue will be a concern particularly if a player gets hurt. The Lady Reds will begin the season with only six...
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team will rely on underclass players for success this season. “We have a lot of inexperience,” Cobden coach Richard Howell said. “Our freshmen should get a lot of minutes and we will see how they do.” The Appleknockers finished 13-9 overall last year and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team had 11 players selected to the 2016 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division team. A-J’s first team selections on offense were running back Jayce Turner and lineman Kris Potter. First team defensive honors went to...

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