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The Coach Ron/Cameron Wright Speed Camp is scheduled June 17-20 at the Jonesboro Grade School. The school is located on Cook Street in Jonesboro. Session times for the camp include: Session one: 2nd and 3rd grades, 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Session two: 4th and 5th grades, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Session...
Four Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball players have earned 2019 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference  Mississippi Division all-conference honors. A-J senior Carson Reynolds earned first-team recognition. Wildcats named to the second team include freshman Mason Watkins and juniors...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is commemorating its 35th season in 2019. The team was formed in 1984, with Angie Lingle Madura serving as the first coach of the Blue Dolphins. Since its founding, there have been numerous coaches for the swim team. Many of the Blue Dolphins swimmers would go on to...
The Coach Ron/Cameron Wright Speed Camp is scheduled June 17-20 at the Jonesboro Grade School. The school is located on Cook Street in Jonesboro. Sessions times for the camp include: Session one: 2nd and 3rd grades, 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Session two: 4th and 5th grades, 10:30 a.m. to noon....
Three Anna-Jonesboro Community High School players have been named to the 2019 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division’s all-conference softball team. A-J freshman Payton Seip was named to the first team. She finished 5th in seven categories in the conference, including 3rd...
An image of a proposed Banterra Center floor plan rendering was posted on the SIU Athletics website.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Banterra Bank, the region’s largest, locally owned bank, on May 16 announced a 10-year naming-rights agreement that will rebrand SIU Arena as Banterra Center.   The multi-million-dollar agreement, which includes a 10-year extension option, annual payments...
Cobden shortstop Lauren Sweitzer, number 5, dug in and got ready for the pitch while teammate Lexi Miller watched from the on deck circle. The Appleknockers faced Pope County in the championship game of the Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional softball tournament in Dongola on May 18. The Lady Pirates won the game by a score of 5-2. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
Aubrey Fisher was 2-for-3 with a triple to lead Cobden in a 5-2 loss to Pope County in the championship of the Class 1A high school softball regional at Dongola Saturday, May 18. Lily Britt was 2-for-3 for the Appleknockers. Katelyn Shadowens was 1-for-2. Lexi Miller and Aubrey Fisher pitched for...
Eight teams competed at the recent 67th Lick Creek Invitational track meet. Girls and boys competed. The meet was hosted by Lick Creek School. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
Lick Creek, Jonesboro and Goreville battled for the 67th Lick Creek Invitational track meet championship. On a wet and soggy day eight teams competed in the 67th Lick Creek Invitational.  Teams from Buncombe, Cypress, Dongola, Goreville, Jonesboro, New Simpson Hill, Shawnee and host Lick Creek...
The Cobden High School baseball team won three games to close out regular season play last week. Cobden 8, Johnston City 4: Landon Britt was 3-for-3 with a double, triple and 5 RBIs to lead the visiting Appleknockers to the win Thursday, May 9. Noah Franklin was 2-for-2 with a double. Dylan Lewey...
Members of the state champion Lick Creek Lady Eagles track team include, from left, Jadyn Gerardi, Kenzie Stover, Brodie Denny, Kaylee Stover, Shea Thorne, Kiley Dailey, Hailey Wright and Meranda Wright. Photo provided.
After literally running away with the Region 1 regional track trophy and qualifying in several events for the state meet, the Lick Creek Lady Eagles track team knew they could be in the running for a Class S state title.  The Lady Eagles scored 43 points, followed by Giant City with 33, Adams...

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