Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Trenton Turner finished in 7th place in the discus throw at the recent Class 2A state track meet at Charleston.
Turner, a senior, who qualified for the finals with an eighth place toss of 151-3, finished in 7th place in the finals with a 153-10 effort.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is scheduled to open its 2017 season June 8 at Herrin.
Here’s a look at the team’s summer schedule, as posted on the Blue Dolphins’ website:
June 8, Anna at Herrin.
June 10, Herrin Invitational.
June 13, Anna at Calvert City.
June 17, Anna Invitational.
With summer just around the corner, the Wildcat Youth Football League is getting prepared for another season.
The league, which includes teams for 1st grade through 8th grade, welcomes students from all Union County schools to compete and build a base of fundamental skills that will apply not only...
Two local youth bowlers from the Saturday Maniacs Youth Bowling League hosted at the Strike Zone in Anna participated in a tournament in Mt. Vernon in January that qualified them to advance to the State Pepsi Bowling Youth Championships to be held in Rockford, Illinois on May 12-14.
Noah Franklin, an 8th grader at Cobden Junior High School, recently won the SIJHSAA Class S state high jump championship.
Noah jumped 5’8” to win the title. He narrowly missed on his three attempts at 6’ to break the state record.
Noah becomes the first individual state champion at Cobden.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, young people from the Saturday Maniacs Youth Bowling League hosted at the Strike Zone in Anna went to the Illinois United States Bowling Congress Youth Association State Tournament in Peoria and Pekin.
On Saturday, the participants bowled in doubles and singles...
Addy Aspen was 3-for-4 with a double and 4 RBIs to lead Cobden to an 11-5 win over Dongola in first round action of the Lady Demons’ Class 1A high school softball regional Tuesday, May 16.
Alaina Hartline was 2-for-3 with 3 stolen bases for the Appleknockers. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-4 with an...
The Shawnee School District No. 84 Board of Education has hired coaches for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The coaches were hired at a regular meeting of the board which was held May 16 at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School at Wolf Lake.
The coaching list for 2017-2018 follows, as provided by the...
Coaches for fall and winter sports athletic teams were hired for the 2017-2018 academic year at a May 15 regular meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District No. 81 Board of Education.
The board took the following actions, as reported in minutes from the meeting:
Jaley Watkins of Jonesboro Elementary School was awarded the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, Jim Burnes Leadership Award for Region 1 on Friday, May 5, at Alongi’s in Du Quoin.
Jaley is the daughter of Brad and Jaime Watkins.
SIJHSAA is one of two organizations...