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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Julia Lasley set a record of 10-0 in the pole vault at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference girls’ track meet at West Frankfort Thursday, May 3. Lasley’s only first place finish for the Lady Wildcats at the meet broke A-J graduate Hannah Reach’s 9-9...
The Cobden High School baseball team lost both of the games it played at the Appleknocker Invitational Saturday, April 28.   The games were played at Blayne Smith Field at the Union County school. Benton 8, Cobden 0: Chandler West was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden in the first game loss. Cody Weiseman and...
Alex Remsey was 1-for-1 with 2 RBIs to lead host Cobden to a 12-2 win over Crab Ochard in non-conference high school baseball  Monday, April 30. Brayden Clark was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs for the Appleknockers. Noah Franklin was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Cody Weiseman was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Zane Nance was...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Bryce Osman heads home after hitting a home run against Carterville during a game which was played April 26. The game was played in Harrisburg due to wet conditions on the fields in both Anna and Carterville. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team went 1-2 in recent action. Nashville 1, A-J 0: Ross Pinnon was 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the visiting Wildcats in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Friday, April 27. Hunter Ralls and Conner Jerolds...
The Cobden High School softball team split in recent action. Cobden 11, Zeigler-Royalton 9: Lexi Miller was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles  and 2 stolen bases to lead the host Appleknockers to the non-conference win Friday, April 27. Meredith Flamm was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Emily White was 2-for-3 with 4...
Well, well, well. Athletics director Tommy Bell is out. Former winning football coach Jerry Kill is in.  No three-month national search required.  Everyone is happy and the SIU sports program is off and running. If only it was that simple. Obviously, the first half of the scenario was just that...
Julia Lasley finished in first place in the pole vault with a 9-6 effort to lead the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team at the Du Quoin Ladies Invitational Tuesday, April 24. A-J finished in second place at the 8-team meet with a score of 94. Host Du Quoin won with 141.53....
The Shawnee High School baseball team won a pair of games in recent action. Shawnee 20, Meridian 0: Trenton Matlock tossed a no-hitter to lead the host Redskins to the South Egyptian Conference win Thursday, April 19. Matlock gave up no walks and had 11 strikeouts. Trace Faire was  3-for-4 with a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team finished in second place at the Du Quoin Invitational Thursday, April 19. Host Du Quoin won with 112 team points and A-J finished second with 86. First place finishes for A-J were recorded by Julia Lasley in the pole vault with a 10.0...
The Cobden High School softball team was 1-4 in recent action. Hardin County 7, Cobden 6: Jenna Hartline was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs to lead host Cobden in the non-conference loss in 10 innings Friday, April 20. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs. Molly Ellis was 2-for-5 with 2 doubles. Megan...

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