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Cobden Junior American Legion baseball team member Dylan Duty slides safely into second base during a game against Metropolis played last Sunday afternoon. The game was played at Blayne Smith Field at Cobden High School.
The host Cobden American Legion Junior baseball team defeated Metropolis 3-2 Sunday, July 10. Dylan Duty and John Russell were each 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Cobden. Bayden Ditterline added an RBI. Ditterline, Trevor Middleton and Russell pitched in the win. Ditterline pitched 5 innings and...
The 2016 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football schedule has been released. The Wildcats are scheduled to open their season at home against West Frankfort Aug. 26. A-J opens Southern Illinos River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division play at home against Nashville on Sept. 16. A-J’s 10-...
The girls competed Wednesday afternoon in a game that combined football and basketball.
The eighth annual Union County FCA Powercamp was held last week at Anna Junior High/Davie School in Anna. Attendance averaged in the 90s each day for the faith-based sports camp, which was July 6-8. The camp was offered at no cost to kids because of the funds raised from the FCA golf outing that...
The Olmsted Dam charity committee reports that its recent 2016 charity golf scramble was a success. The event raised more than $20,000 for Courage Beyond. Courage Beyond is a nonprofit organization which provides services to veterans and their families who are dealing with posttraumatic stress...
Cobden lost 6-0 to host Metropolis in Junior American Legion baseball Thursday, June 30. John Russell was the losing pitcher, scattering 9 hits to go with no walks and 8 strikeouts. Austin Lewey was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden. Dylan Duty and Clayton Flamm were each 1-for-3. Cobden lost 5-4 in the...
A men’s golf scramble was played June 29 at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Results from the scramble follow: First: Gene Adams, Davin Hannuksela, Joe Mason, Jason Stegle. Second: Earl Hampton, Jim Harris, Blake Wiggs, Ricky Williams. Third: Jordan Chamness, Al Hardin, Tom Huffman, Adam...
Adam Pennington, a sophomore on the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team this past season, finished with a 4-1 record with two saves and a 4.07 ERA. He had 37 strikeouts and 10 walks in 48.2 innings of work. As a red-shirt freshman last season, he pitched 6 1/3 innings and recorded 12...
Youth football league campers were on the move after the whistle sounded.
A Wildcat Youth Football League, WYFL, summer camp was conducted Monday through Thursday, June 27-30, at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Nearly 70 boys and girls in grades 1 through 8 participated in the camp, which was held on the football practice field at A-JCHS. Campers had a chance to...
Shawnee High School baseball coach Chad Pitts resigned from his baseball coaching duties recently, according to Shawnee athletics director Mindy Livesay. Following his resignation, former Shawnee Junior High baseball coach T.C. Schaefer was hired to replace him for the upcoming season. No...
Blake Klett helped lead the Orient Express to a 21-0 rout of Trenton in the first round of the Wooden Bat Classic in American Legion baseball at Steeleville, Friday, July 1. Klett was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs at the plate and was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 hits to go with 2 walks and 10 strikeouts...

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