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Christian Pearl, Layton Edmonds, Jaden Schell, Dallas Reynolds and Josh Turnage have signed national letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Shawnee Community College. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College’s baseball program has welcomed six new players to the 2017-2018 roster. Three of the new players attended high schools in the college’s district. Sean Plott, an outfielder from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, signed a national letter of intent on May 19. Plott is a...
Athletes from Union County high schools earned postseason South Egyptian Conference honors. The student athletes have been named to first teams and second teams in volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball. First Team All-Conference Volleyball Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Alaina Hartline, Cobden....
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Trenton Turner finished in 7th place in the discus throw at the recent Class 2A state track meet at Charleston. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Trenton Turner finished in 7th place in the discus throw at the recent Class 2A state track meet at Charleston. Turner, a senior, who qualified for the finals with an eighth place toss of 151-3, finished in 7th place in the finals with a 153-10 effort.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is scheduled to open its 2017 season June 8 at Herrin. Here’s a look at the team’s summer schedule, as posted on the Blue Dolphins’ website: June 8, Anna at Herrin. June 10, Herrin Invitational. June 13, Anna at Calvert City. June 17, Anna Invitational. June 20,...
From left are WYFL board member Billy Abernathy, board vice president Casey Johnson, Josh McFadden, 7th-8th grade team head coach Rollie Hawk, Phil McGrath, board president Tim Denny and A-JCHS head football coach Brett Detering. Photo provided.
With summer just around the corner, the Wildcat Youth Football League is getting prepared for another season. The league, which includes teams for 1st grade through 8th grade, welcomes students from all Union County schools to compete and build a base of fundamental skills that will apply not only...
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...

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