Basketball

The Cobden High School boys basketball team went 1-4 at the Vienna Tournament, which was played Nov. 21-26. Cobden 78, Galatia 73: The Appleknockers built an early lead in the final game win in the tourney Saturday, Nov. 26. John Russell had 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead Cobden. Clayton Eck...
Shawnee Community College is planning to host a Senior Citizen Day on Saturday, Dec. 10. Activities are planned on the college’s main campus near Ullin, starting at 2 p.m. Senior citizens, aged 60 years and older, along with their families and friends, are invited to a chili supper at 2 p.m., which...
The Dongola High School boys’ basketball team lost five times at the Crab Orchard Tournament last week. Crab Orchard 69, Dongola 35: The Trojans led 30-4 after one quarter and 49-8 at the half in the loss Saturday, Nov. 24. Joey Thomas had 8 points to lead Dongola. Evan Treat added 7 points, Andrew...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team trailed at every break before bouncing back in the final quarter for a 52-50 win over Carmi to take second place in the Harrisburg Tournament Saturday, Nov. 26. “Our kids showed resilence and were down by 14 in the third quarter and...
Student athletes from two Union County high schools have earned 2016 South Egyptian Conference postseason honors.  The Cobden High School girls’ volleyball team had three players selected to the first team on the SEC all-conference team. The three Appleknockers selected for recognition were...
The Shawnee High School girls basketball team posted a win and a loss in opening round action at the Meridian Tournament last week. Shawnee 37, Joppa 23: Autumn McMahan and Abbey Livesay scored 11 points apiece to lead the Lady Reds to the tourney win Wednesday, Nov. 16. Kirsten Pitts added 8...
The Shawnee High School boys’ basketball team will be in a rebuilding mode during the 2016-17 season. “We have no experience coming back,” Shawnee coach Rush Marsh said. “It’s going to be kind of tough. It will be a rebuilding year and we will do what we can do.” There are no starters returning...
The Anna-Jonesboro High School Community boys’ basketball team returns two starters from last year’s 16-14 team as it prepares for 2016-2017 competition. The two starters who are returning are both juniors: 6-2 forward Jake Parr and 5-10 guard Sheldon McGrath. “We’re young and we hope we’ll get...
With a new season set to tip off, the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team has two full-time starters and a part-time starter returning from last year’s 12-16 squad. The two full-time starters are 5-11 guard Austin Lewey and 5-10 point guard John Russell. The part-time starter is 6-3 forward...
The Dongola High School boys’ baskeball team will start fresh this season. The Demons don’t return one starter from last year’s squad. “They had eight seniors and they all graduated,” Dongola coach Duffy Sanders said. “We’re not going to have any depth.” Sanders is in his first season at Dongola...

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