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Lick Creek School cross country team members are, in the first row, from left, Kaleb Stover, Lilliah Hoehner, Kylee Myers, Mya Clutts and Luke Schlenker. In the second row are Leah Buchheit, Meranda Wright, Kenzie Stover and Jadyn Gerardi. Photo provided.
The Lick Creek School cross country team competed in the SIJHSAA Class S cross country meet at Foundation Park in Centralia on Saturday.  Lick Creek standout runner Jadyn Gerardi ran the fastest race of her career, covering the course in a time of 11:05, which was good enough for a second place...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School cross country team traveled to Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg on Thursday, Oct. 17, for the Southern Illinois River to River Conference cross country championships.  A-J’s Brodie Denny finished in 5th place in the girls’ race, covering the 3.05-...
The Benton High School football team was defeated for the first time this season when it fell to Murphysboro by a score of 41-0. The Rangers, 7-1, will travel to Anna-Jonesboro, 2-6, to play at The Pit on Senior Night to close out the regular season. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and...
Cobden is the home of a new disc golf course. A ribbon cutting for the new course is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The course is located in the Cobden Community Park area and already has proven to be quite popular. Also on Oct. 26, a random draw, 18-hole doubles disc golf tournament is planned...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden co-op boys’ high school soccer team went 2-1 as it wrapped up regular season play for the fall.  Carbondale 2, A-J/Cobden 0: Jacob Schaefer played 80 minutes in goal and had 13 saves for visiting A-J/Cobden Thursday, Oct. 10. A-J/Cobden 5, Pinckneyville 2: Steen Vaca Diez...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Sparta for its final road game of the season on Senior Night this Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. The Bulldogs enter the game at 1-6 after a 34-16  loss to Carterville last Friday. “...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Luke Lasley scored a 75 to win the Class 1A regional in high school boys’ golf at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Monday, Oct. 7. Lasley finished in a  three-way tie for first place and won medalist honors in a playoff on the first hole. Others...
Jonesboro School girls’ cross country team members are, from left, Kenzie Miller, Mackenzie Barnhart, Reese Jones, Mackenzie Pearson, Zoe Jones, Brianna Hileman, Kinley Leek and Reagan Jones. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro School girls’ cross country team won the Class S pre-state meet at Centralia. Local cross country teams competed in their pre-state meets on Saturday Oct. 5. Lick Creek School also competed at the event. The Jonesboro School girls outpaced the field at Centralia’s Foundation Park to...
Blake Pena, number 2, and Kaden Lincoln, number 27
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school boys’ soccer team posted a 2-2 record in recent action. A-J/Cobden 7, Harrisburg 0: Blake Pena scored 3 goals to lead host A-J/Cobden to the win Thursday, Oct. 3. Carlos Valencia, Angel Olvera, Ethan Carver and Nick McGrath scored a goal apiece. Valencia had 2...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team hosts 6-0 Du Quoin this Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. The youthful Wildcats, 2-4, will play against a lot of upperclassmen in the game. “We’ve got a lot of seniors,” Du Quoin coach Derek Beard...

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