Basketball

Several Union County student athletes have been named to the Southern Illini All-Conference basketball teams. The boys’ first team includes Noah Franklin, Cobden; Lane Ross, Vienna; Jalen Illeraza, Egyptian; Takevon Williford, Meridian; John David Bigler, Anna; and Brendan Dahncke, Vienna. The...
An old concession stand near the grandstand at the Anna City Park was razed last week.
An old concession stand near the grandstand at the Anna City Park was razed last week. The demolition work was done by the city. Plans are moving forward on construction of a new concession stand building with restrooms as part of a major improvement project at the park. The project includes...
Kenna Hight
Kenna Hight, a 3rd grader at Century Elementary School near Ullin, won second place in the state-wide hoop shoot contest sponsored by Illinois Elks Clubs.   Open to all boys and girls in the state between the ages of 8 and 13, the contest pit each child against others of their own age and gender. ...
Members of the basketball teams at Century High School at Ullin have been named to all-conference basketball teams. Marcus Davis and Christian Halvorsen were named to the boys’ first team. Kearia Mackins was named to the girls’ first team. Natalie Taake was named to the girls’ second team.
Kasandra Jackson spun a basketball on her finger with a little help from basketball player Corey Jones. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Cleveland basketball player turned motivational speaker Corey Jones visited Jonesboro Elementary School on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to give presentations on bullying and promoting reading. Jones demonstrated a number of tricks with a basketball, including juggling and helping students spin a ball on their...
Meridian pulled ahead early and held on for a 73-64 win over Cobden in the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament hosted by the Appleknockers Thursday, Feb. 23. John Russell led the Cobden team with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Clayton Eck added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Karl Evans...
The cupboard is not going to be bare for the Anna-Jonesboro and Cobden high school boys’ basketball teams next year. A-J and Cobden each return the nucleus of their teams next season.  The Wildcats finished the season with an 11-19 record after a loss in the Class 2A regional tournament at Trico. ...
The host Appleknockers, in white uniforms, faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night, Feb. 20, in tournament play. Cobden won the game.
Cobden hosted an Illinois High School Association Class 1A boys’ regional basketball tournament last week. The host Appleknockers faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night, Feb. 20, in tournament play. Cobden won the game. 
John Russell scored 15 points and had 2 rebounds to lead Cobden to a 67-53 win over Egyptian in first-round action at the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament hosted by the Appleknockers Monday, Feb. 20. Clayton Eck added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Austin Lewey...
Cobden, in white uniforms, and Egyptian anticipate a rebound after a shot during Monday night’s game.
Cobden hosted an Illinois High School Association Class 1A boys’ regional basketball tournament this week. The host Appleknockers faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night in tournament play. Cobden won the game. The regional tournament championship game was set for 7 p.m. this Friday.

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