Basketball

Meridian rolled to a 52-26 win over Dongola in an elimination game at the Lady Bobcats regional tournament in girls’ high school basketball Tuesday, Feb. 7. Makenzie Prout had 17 points to lead the Lady Demons. Tiffany Shirkey added 14 points, Barb Gorst and Kylie Flores 3 apiece and Delaney...
Cobden won and Shawnee lost in first-round action at the Goreville Class 1A regional high school girls’ basketball tournament Monday, Feb.  6. Anna-Jonesboro Class 2A regional tournament play also got underway Monday. Cobden 35, Hardin County 21: Alaina Hartline scored 15 points to lead the...
Meridian High School plans to host Autism Awareness Night, Shooting for Autism on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Meridian basketball team will play Marion. The first game begins at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the Autism Society of Southern Illinois.
Former players honored at the ceremony included, from left, David Hubbard, 1987; Rob Wright, 1987; Brent Barnett, 1990; Corby Hight, 1990; David Nelson, 1990; and Robert Nelson, 1990. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College recognized members from the 1987 and 1990 Saints basketball teams on Saturday, Jan. 28. Six former players were recognized. The college also revealed banners, which are hanging inside the Edward M. Smith Center on the college’s main campus near Ullin.  The 1987 basketball...
Jonesboro team members are, in the first row, from left, Libby Smith, Jenna Sadler, Olivia Bowen, Heidi Jones, Marlee Smith and Jera Reynolds. In the second row are assistant coach Danny McFarland, Chloe McFarland, Jaley Watkins, Tae DeWitt, Kaya Coleman, Anna Hess and coach Beth Miller. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Grade School girls basketball team got fourth place in the 2017 SIJHSAA Class M girls basketball tournament on Friday, Jan. 27, at Rend Lake College in Ina. In the quarterfinals, Jonesboro defeated Trico 35-23. Jonesboro lost in the semifinals to Nashville 36-34 and fell to Aviston 50...
Shawnee Junior High School, in white uniforms, hosted Lick Creek in boys’ basketball action Tuesday, Jan. 17. Varsity and junior varsity games were played. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Shawnee Junior High School, in white uniforms, hosted Lick Creek in boys’ basketball action Tuesday, Jan. 17. Varsity and junior varsity games were played. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team struggled in recent action. Cairo 80, Shawnee 45: Abbey Livesay led the way in the loss with 20 points for visiting Shawnee Wednesday, Jan. 18. Autumn McMahan followed with 8 points, Katie Charles and Kirsten Pitts 6 apiece, Madi Ellet 3 and Kylie...
Century’s Cason Hight passes the ball during the first game of the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic.
Egyptian High School at Tamms hosted its inaugural Mid-Winter Classic boys’ high school basketball tournament last week. The tournament featured host Egyptian, Century, Joppa, Johnston City, Lovejoy and Elverado. The accompanying pictures were taken during the tournament. Photos by Lindsey Rae...
The Jonesboro girls basketball team became regional champions Jan. 14. Team members are, in the first row, Kaya Coleman and Anna Hess. In the second row are Tae DeWitt, Marlee Smith, Heidi Jones, Jenna Sadler and Chloe McFarland. In the third row are Jaley Watkins, Libby Smith, Olivia Bowen and Jera Reynolds. Coaches are Beth Miller and Danny McFarland. Photo by Jaime Watkins.
The Jonesboro Junior High School girls basketball team won its regional championship game last Saturday. The title game was played at Jonesboro Grade School against Goreville. The final score was 45-35. With the win, Jonesboro advances to state. This is the third time in a row that Jonesboro has...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team lost twice in recent Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament play. Odin 68, Cobden 56: The game was tied 15-15 at the end of one quarter, but Odin came on to pull ahead 28-26 at the half and 50-41 going into the final quarter in the win Tuesday, Dec. 27. The...

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