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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...
The Cobden High School softball team won a pair of games in recent action. Cobden 3, Massac County 2: Megan Rhodes was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the host Appleknockers to the win Tuesday, April 30. Makenzie Howell was 1-for-2. Lily Britt was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Lauren Sweitzer was 1-for-3 with a...
Anna-Jonesboro Communty High School’s Julia Lasley had a record jump of 11-6 to win the pole vault at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi and Ohio Divisions meet at Benton, Thursday, May 2. “I knew going in she could do it,” A-J coach Michael Eudy said. “I’m not surprised...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team split in recent action. A-J 10, Sparta 8: The visiting Lady Wildcat scored 6 runs in the top of the 7th inning and held on for the win Monday, April 22. Morgan Wendling was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs to lead the hitting. Petey Foster was 3-for-5....
The Cobden High School baseball team won twice in last week’s action. Cobden 7, Century 0: Braden Clark was 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the host Appleknockers to the South Egyptian Conference win Tuesday, April 23. Landon Britt was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Josh Burgess and Bayden Ditterline were each 1...
The Cobden High School baseball team won twice last week. Cobden 15, Vienna 3: Chandler West was 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs to lead host Cobden to the win Wednesday, April 17. Brayden Clark was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Noah Franklin was 2-for-3. Alex Remsey was 1-for-1 with 2 RBIs. Landon Britt was 1-for-3...

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