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Lance Meisenheimer received numerous honors at the racking horse industry’s winter meetings in Alabama. Photo provided.
Union County resident Lance Meisenheimer has returned from the racking horse industry’s winter meeting in Huntsville, Ala., where the riders and horses are honored for high point awards for showing the past year at racking horse shows.  Meisenheimer Stables of Union County was very surprised to...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in action last week. Sparta 46, A-J 31: The visiting Lady Wildcats couldn’t recover from sickness in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Thursday, Feb. 2. A-J coach Matt Denny said several of...
Cobden won and Shawnee lost in first-round action at the Goreville Class 1A regional high school girls’ basketball tournament Monday, Feb.  6. Anna-Jonesboro Class 2A regional tournament play also got underway Monday. Cobden 35, Hardin County 21: Alaina Hartline scored 15 points to lead the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost two games last week. Carmi-White County 63, A-J 45: The Wildcats let a first quarter lead slip away in the loss at the Benton Shootout Saturday, Feb. 4. A-J was ahead 15-11 after one quarter. The Bulldogs tied the game at 24-24 at...
Taylor Orsburn is headed to her high school’s hall of fame. Photo provided.
CARTERVILLE – Fortunately, for John A. Logan College, the apple (knocker) doesn’t fall far from the tree. On Feb. 10, Taylor Orsburn, who recently joined John A. Logan College as its head softball coach, will be inducted into the Cobden High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Orsburn, a 2010 graduate of...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Chelsea Reinier signed last week at A-J to play soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon next season. In the first row are her father, Brett Blaney, Chelsea, and mother, Jamie Blaney. In the second row are A-J athletic’s director Rick Livesay, A-J’s boy soccer coach Mark Boomer and girls’ soccer coach Sarah Konecek. Photo provided.
Chelsea Reinier to McKendree University Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Chelsea Reinier signed a national letter of intent last week at the high school to play soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon next season. A posting on McKendree University’s website about Reinier’s signing noted...
From left are A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club vice president and assistant coach Jay Kisat, A-JCHS wrestling head coach Eric Massey, wrestling club head coach Greg Miller and club assistant coach Andy Sadler. Photo provided.
Between practices on Jan. 31, the A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club made a $500 donation to the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team.   The donation was made in return for the high school team’s assistance at the club’s annual On The Prowl wrestling tournament, which was held at the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its first Class 1A regional title at West Frankfort Saturday, Feb. 4. “It’s the first regional title in school history,”A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said. “I’m very proud of this team and what they have accomplished.” The Wildcats...
Meridian High School plans to host Autism Awareness Night, Shooting for Autism on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Meridian basketball team will play Marion. The first game begins at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the Autism Society of Southern Illinois.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Sesser-Valier 51, A-J 42: The Lady Wildcats fell behind early in the non-conference home loss Saturday, Jan. 28. The Lady Red Devils built a 6-0 lead before A-J’s Elle Basler and Angel Helm came back to tie the...

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