Sports

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...
From left are Carson Reynolds; Kamryn Glasco; Emma Ray; Cindy Tucker, the president of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund Ltd.; and Brandon Bierstedt, the golf professional at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Scholarship recipient Chloe Gamber could not be present for the picture. Photo provided.
Emma Ray, Kamryn Glasco, Carson Reynolds and Chloe Gamber are recipients of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Ray, Glasco, Reynolds and Gamber all are recent graduates of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Each of the students received a scholarship...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team competed at the Larry Jukes Memorial Invitational in Mt. Vernon on June 15. The invitational was an all-freestyle event. Each swimmer competed in various distance freestyle events. Blue Dolphin swimmers who attended the meet included: Sophie Barnhart, Callysta...
Participants in Coach Ron’s Sports Speed Development Camp, Basketball 101 Camp conducted June 17-20 at Jonesboro are featured in the pictures above. In the top picture are the 4th and 5th grade student athletes. In the middle picture are the 6th, 7th and 8th grade student athletes. In the bottom picture are the 2nd and 3rd grade student athletes. Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
Coach Ron’s Basketball 101 and Sports Speed Development Camp was held June 17-20 at the Jonesboro Grade School gymnasium. On June 17, more than 75 athletes met for a four-day camp on the fundamentals of speed development and basketball.  The groups met in three sessions designed to meet the needs...
Participants in the junior golf program at the Union County Country Club gathered for a photograph on Monday morning, June 17. Nearly 100 people participated in the camp. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
Nearly 100 young people participated in a junior golf program presented at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The free program was scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 11-13, and Monday, June 17. The program concluded with a golf scramble and party on Monday at the country club....
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team competed in its first meet of the 2019 season on June 8 at Herrin.  The Herrin Invitational was an all-stroke meet. Each swimmer competed in each of the four swim strokes, including backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly.   Swimmers who represented the...

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