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Cold rain, chilly temperatures and blustery winds were the backdrop for last Saturday’s 2017 River to River Relay. The event began in Union County and ended in Golconda. The relay was coordinated by the River to River Runners Club and featured 250 teams of eight runners each. The accompanying...
The Lick Creek Lady Eagles won their season opener April 18 at the annual Jonesboro-Goreville Track Invitational. The meet was run at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School track. With 12 teams on hand Lick Creek met the challenge with a convincing win. There were some very fine athletes on hand...
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
Dongola High School student athlete Kaysee Johnston signed a national letter of intent last Friday to play volleyball for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Kaysee...
Coach Ron Fulenwider’s second book signing fundraiser is planned at Lick Creek School April 29 at 2 p.m. Coach Ron Fulenwider has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois State Champion Cross Country team.  The decision was made to do a second book...
The Cobden High School softball team posted a 2-3 record in recent action. Hardin County 10, Cobden 5: Meredith Flamm was 3-for-4 with a double to lead visiting Cobden in the first game of a doubleheader loss at Goreville Saturday, April 15. Megan Rhodes was 2-for-3 for the Appleknockers. Lauren...
The Cobden High School baseball team went 3-2 in recent action. Goreville 12, Cobden 2: Josh Burgess and Zane Nance were each 2-for-3 to lead the visiting Appleknockers in the first game of a doubleheader loss at Goreville Saturday, April 15. Bayden Ditterline was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Cobden....
Update: The event has been moved to Friday, April 28 due to weather concerns. An Appleknocker Glow Run 5K and kids fun run are planned Friday, April 21, in Cobden. Proceeds will support the Cobden High School volleyball program and junior high school basketball program. Race time is 7:15 p.m....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team finished in third place at the Massac County Meet to open the spring season Friday, March 28. Harrisburg won the meet with 91 points, followed by West Frankfort with 37.5, A-J 35, Massac County 23.5, Vienna 23 and Goreville 17. First place...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team posted a 3-1 record in recent action. A-J 9, Nashville 6: The visiting Lady Wildcats had three home runs in the 4th inning on their way to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division win Friday, April 14. It was the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Brook Miller competed in the high jump event at a track meet on Wednesday, April 12. The meet was at the Union County school. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team has competed in two recent meets. The Lady Wildcats won the Chester freshman/sophomore invitational Thursday, April 6. First place efforts for A-J were recorded by Addison Osman in the high jump with 4-8 and Julia Lasley in the pole vault...

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