Sports

Swimmers competing in the invitational.
The Anna Invitational Swim Meet was held Saturday, June 18. The event, hosted by the Blue Dolphins swim team, was held at the Anna City Pool. The meet featured 180 swimmers. Seven teams from Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky competed. 
A girls’ backstroke competition was one of the many events held last Saturday at the Anna Invitational Swim Meet. The event was held at the Anna City Pool. The meet featured 180 swimmers. Seven teams from Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky competed. 
The John A. Logan College baseball team plans to host its annual Showcase at the college’s baseball field  in Carterville on Wednesday, June 29. Cost is $30 for those who register in advance and $35 on the day of the event.  Any player who is attending high school is eligible to attend the Showcase...
Cobden coach Dana Pearson confers with his players during the third inning of Monday night’s game.
The Cobden Junior American Legion team hosted Giant City/Crab Orchard in a game which was played Monday night. The game was played at Blayne Smith Field at Cobden High School.
Cobden High School baseball coach Craig Partridge announced this week that he is stepping down. “At the Cobden school board meeting last night, I stepped down as baseball coach,” Partridge stated in an email. The Cobden School District Board of Education met in regular session Monday night, June 20...
Chandra Parr has earned Missouri Valley Conference postseason honors in softball. Photo provided.
Chandra Parr, who is a member of the University of Evansville softball team, has been selected to the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference softball first team.  The former Anna-Joneboro Community High School softball standout, who played shortstop for the Lady Wildcats, played second base for the Purple...
A men’s golf scramble was played June 8 at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Results from the scramble follow: First: Ron Hubbs, Joe Mason, Doug Schluter, Dan Smith. Second: Mike Fitzgerald, Eric Hoffman, Richard Parks, Dickie Reynolds. Third: Ryan Dodd, Jim Harris, Craig Partridge, Jason...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Hannah Reach and Brooke Miller have been named to the Class 1A Southern Illinois Coaches Association 2016 All-South girls’ track team. Reach was selected in the pole vault and finished with the top jump in the area at 10-0. She finished in 10th place at the...
Anna’s Stephen Cohen finished in third place in the Herrin Tri-Festa Triathlon May 28. In the one-quarter mile swim, he finished first in 5:17; in the 14-mile bicycle race he finished 12th in 41:54; and he finished second in the 3.2 mile run in 19:24. Cohen finished the event in third place overall...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Hannah Reach was the area’s top pole vaulter in the girls’ final prep track honor roll which was posted by The Southern Illinoisan newspaper. Reach topped 10-0 for the best mark from throughout the area. A-J teammate Brooke Miller finished in 5th place in the...

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