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Meridian rolled to a 52-26 win over Dongola in an elimination game at the Lady Bobcats regional tournament in girls’ high school basketball Tuesday, Feb. 7. Makenzie Prout had 17 points to lead the Lady Demons. Tiffany Shirkey added 14 points, Barb Gorst and Kylie Flores 3 apiece and Delaney...
The host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team lost 61-38 to Sesser-Valier in the Class 2A regional tournament Thursday, Feb. 9. “We had to play a perfect game and we didn’t,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “But our kids battled.” The Lady Wildcats were also hampered by illness to...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team qualified three wrestlers at the Vandalia Class 1A sectional Saturday, Feb. 11, who advanced to the state tournament in Champaign which began Thursday, Feb. 16. A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said this is the first time in school history that...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first quarter lead in a 70-66 loss to visiting Du Quoin to spoil Senior Night festivities for the Wildcats Saturday, Feb. 11. The Wildcats built a 26-15 first quarter lead around three, 3-pointers by Jacob Zimmerman....
Snow goose hunting is special to a certain group of hunters. “This is a like a bucket list hunt,” said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Thomas. “I’ve got some very great memories here.” Thomas was one of six soldiers from the Wounded Warriors Project out of Kentucky and Tennessee who went snow goose hunting in...
Lance Meisenheimer received numerous honors at the racking horse industry’s winter meetings in Alabama. Photo provided.
Union County resident Lance Meisenheimer has returned from the racking horse industry’s winter meeting in Huntsville, Ala., where the riders and horses are honored for high point awards for showing the past year at racking horse shows.  Meisenheimer Stables of Union County was very surprised to...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in action last week. Sparta 46, A-J 31: The visiting Lady Wildcats couldn’t recover from sickness in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Thursday, Feb. 2. A-J coach Matt Denny said several of...
Cobden won and Shawnee lost in first-round action at the Goreville Class 1A regional high school girls’ basketball tournament Monday, Feb.  6. Anna-Jonesboro Class 2A regional tournament play also got underway Monday. Cobden 35, Hardin County 21: Alaina Hartline scored 15 points to lead the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost two games last week. Carmi-White County 63, A-J 45: The Wildcats let a first quarter lead slip away in the loss at the Benton Shootout Saturday, Feb. 4. A-J was ahead 15-11 after one quarter. The Bulldogs tied the game at 24-24 at...
Taylor Orsburn is headed to her high school’s hall of fame. Photo provided.
CARTERVILLE – Fortunately, for John A. Logan College, the apple (knocker) doesn’t fall far from the tree. On Feb. 10, Taylor Orsburn, who recently joined John A. Logan College as its head softball coach, will be inducted into the Cobden High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Orsburn, a 2010 graduate of...

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