Sports

The Cobden High School baseball team went 1-2 to open its fall season. Woodlawn 11, Cobden 1: The visiting Appleknockers were held to three hits in the loss Wednesday, Sept. 4. Josh Burgess was 2-for-2 to lead Cobden. Amon Ingold was 1-for-2 and Noah Franklin was 1-for-3. Alex Remsey, Franklin and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team hosts Massac County this Friday, Sept. 13. Friday night’s match up will be A-J’s annual Whiteout Game in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Hadley’s Haven.  Game time is set to begin at 7 p.m. at The Pit. The game will be aired...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team opens its  2019 home season at The Pit against Murphysboro on Friday, Sept. 6. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and will be aired on WIBH Radio in Anna. The Red Devils lost their season opener to Carbondale last week, 32-29, after...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team has finished its first week of practice and will have a completely different look this fall. “It’s a unique situation,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “We return zero starters from last year. We’ve never had that happen before. We’ve had teams...
Some of the swimmers made an honorary award for a parent they felt was most encouraging through the season. Ricky Borders was named the honorary cheer captain for the team. Photo provided
The Anna Blue Dolphins wrapped up their 35-year anniversary season in July.  The team competed in the SISL Championship Meet held at Carbondale on July 27.   The meet included swimmers from all seven SISL teams which qualified and were selected to attend the meet.   This year’s Blue Dolphins...
The Southern Illinois University Department of Athletics has announced its 2019 Saluki Hall of Fame class.  The distinguished, eight-person class will be formally inducted in a ceremony which is scheduled on Friday, Oct. 18, and then make public appearances during SIU homecoming festivities on...
The 16th annual Cobden Peach Festival 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run are planned Saturday morning, Aug. 3. The run/walk and fun run are sponsored by the Cobden Runners’/Walkers’ Club. The events begin and end on Locust Street near the Cobden Community Park, between old U.S. Route 51 and...
Madi Hawk
Madi Hawk, a young bowler from Union County, qualified for this year’s Junior Gold Championships in Detroit, Mich.  The Junior Gold Championships are an annual national tournament for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States.  The tournament has eight divisions: U12 boys, U12...
Swimmers Isabella Hawk, Agent Inman aand Cassidy Janke. Photo provided.
The Blue Dolphins competed on Saturday at the Marion Swim-Your-Own-Age Invitational.   The meet consisted of each age competing all four swim strokes.   The top 3 winners in each event won bobblehead trophies, while the 4th through 8th place winners were awarded medals.   The Blue Dolphins...
The Anna Blue Dolphins competed at the Carbondale Invitational. The meet was Saturday, June 28, at the Splash Park in Carbondale. The meet consisted of individual swim strokes and a fun relay, which included two swimmers, a parent and a coach. The swimmers could be entered into four individual...

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