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Logan Quick, left, won 1st place in the under 8 years boys division with a 3-game series of 334 and Aden Hopkins, right, received 6th place with a 3-game series of 807. Photo provided.
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.  Logan Quick...
Noah Franklin, an 8th grader at Cobden Junior High School, recently won the SIJHSAA Class S state high jump championship. Photo provided.
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.
The Saturday Maniacs Youth Bowling League was represented at recent state competition in Peoria and Pekin. Photo provided.
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: Amy Fitzgerald-...
Jim Burnes and Jonesboro Elementary School student Jaley Watkins. Photo provided.
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...
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles finished third at the state track meet. Photo provided.
On Saturday, May 18, over 60 schools were represented in the SIJHSAA state track meet at Herrin Sports Complex.  It was a beautiful day for a track meet, maybe the best all year to this point.  The Lick Creek Lady Eagles battled all day long and ended up with a third place team trophy, in a day...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Katelynn Williams signed a national letter of intent on Thursday, May 18, to play softball at Shawnee Community College. She plans to obtain an associate of science degree while at Shawnee Community College. In the first row, are from left,...
In the first row are, from left, Hailley’s mother, Rhonda Abernathy; Hailley Abernathy; and Hailley’s father, Scott Abernathy. In the second row are A-JCHS golf coach Brandon Bierstedt and A-JCHS athletic director Rick Livesay.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Hailley Abernathy has signed a national letter of intent to play golf at McKendree University in Lebanon. She plans to major in exercise science with a minor in athletic training. In the first row are, from left, Hailley’s mother, Rhonda...

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