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Shawnee Community College is planning to provide another opportunity for local athletes in the college’s district. Union County is in the district.  The college’s board of trustees, upon a recommendation by college president Peggy Bradford, has approved the relaunch of the cheer program at Shawnee...
The Cobden High School softball team was 1-2 in action last week. Goreville 11, Cobden 1: Jenna Hartline was 1-for-2 to lead the visiting Appleknockers in the loss Thursday, April 11. Megan Rhodes was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Makenzie Howell and Lauren Sweitzer were each 1-for-3. Lexi Miller was the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team won two games and lost twice in action last week. A-J 7, Plano 5: Tobie Treece and Katie Shepard were each 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the host Lady Wildcats to the win Thursday, March 28. Morgan Wendling was 2-for-4. Payton Seip and Katie...
The Cobden High School baseball team posted a 2-1 record in last week’s action. Cobden 4, Steeleville 2: Zane Nance was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the host Appleknockers to the win Wednesday, March 27. Alex Remsey was 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI. Noah Franklin was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Bayden...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team won the Massac County Meet with  a score of 81 on Saturday, March 30. Carterville was second at the 9-team meet with 76 points. First place efforts for the Lady Wildcats were recorded by:  Anna Hess in the shot put with a 33-2.5 effort;...
Southern Illinois University welcomed home one of its all-time greats on Wednesday, March 20, naming Bryan Mullins as the school’s 14th men’s basketball head coach.  Mullins, 32, is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame, in recognition of a four-year career (2006-2009) in which he set the school...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team had 10 wrestlers selected to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference All-Mississippi Division squad. Those named to the team from the Wildcats’ program were: Amiyah Hart (106 pounds), Arojae Hart (113 pounds), Clayton Ramage (132...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 2-2 record in last week’s action. A-J 8, Niles North 7: Trailing 7-5 in the 6th inning, the host Wildcats fought back for the win in the final game of a doubleheader Saturday, March 23. Carson Reynolds was 2-for-4 with a double and an...
Two players from the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team have been named to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division team. Junior Blake Pena and senior Tyler Smith were selected from the Wildcats’ program.  Pena, a guard, averaged 11.6 points per...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team won its first game of the season with a 14-0 victory over visiting Shawnee Wednesday, March 20. Morgan Wendling fired a no-hitter with a walk and 2 strikeouts to lead the Lady Wildcats. Losing Lady Reds hurler Autumn McMahan scattered 11 hits...

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