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The Union County team’s John Russell, number 10, in action.
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola High School boys’ soccer team went 2-1 in recent play.  Marion 3, A-J/Cobden/Dongola 0: John Russell and Jaryt Tripp had the only shots at goal in the loss at Marion Thursday, Sept. 15. Jake Parr played 80 minutes in goal and had 18 saves. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 3,...
The Lick Creek Educational Foundation held its sixth annual Tom Sherrill Memorial four-person golf scramble on Sept. 17 at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Tom Sherrill served as a school board member for 24 years at the Jonesboro Grade School. Tom’s widow Cheryl and sons Brad and Jeff were...
Lick Creek Community Consolidated School District No. 16 hasn’t had a junior high baseball and softball program since 2011.  Now in 2016, the program has picked back up and it’s been a huge boost for the school district. Coach Ron Fulenwider said the year before the last year of the athletic...
Records don’t mean a whole lot in football with some teams. That would be the case with Carterville, which is Anna-Jonesboro’s next opponent. A-J head coach Brett Detering said that Carterville “is a good football team. Don’t let a 1-3 record fool you. It will be a battle again.” The Wildcats will...
A-J’s Dylan Fox, number 21, looks for some running room. Austin Dillow, number 50, and Caleb Clover, number 6, are blocking for the A-J runner.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team built a lead and had to fight off visiting Nashville to pull out a 26-20 win at The Pit Friday night, Sept. 16. “It was a little bit closer that what I would have liked,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “We did some good things, but we could do...
Jake Jones pitched for the Century Junior High School baseball team on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Century Junior High School baseball team faced Massac County Junior High at home on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Jake Jones pitched for Century.
Lick Creek and St. Bruno (Du Quoin) split in recent cross country action. Murphysboro Invitational On Wednesday, Aug. 31, over 100 runners gathered at Riverside Park in Murphysboro for the Murphysboro Invitational Cross Country meet.  The 2015 state champion St. Bruno was on hand to show their...
Almost 13-year-old Noah Treece of Cobden has been chosen to represent the United States on an all-star soccer team, which is scheduled to travel to Spain in November. Noah, who plays on a club team in Carbondale, went to an evaluation camp in St. Louis, where Barcelona coaches chose a select few to...
Volunteer members of Harvest Church in Anna prepared and served breakfast last Friday morning for Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Wildcat football players, cheerleaders and coaches. 
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ golf team lost 178-193 to Nashville at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Tuesday, Sept. 6. Tanner Stadelbacher shot 44 to lead the Lady Wildcats. Connar Hadley was next  with 48, followed by Meghan Smith 50, Chelsea Reinier 51, Hailley...

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