Basketball

The Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team will have concerns about depth this season. “Depth is going to be a concern for us,” first-year Shawnee coach Shanna Pender said. The depth issue will be a concern particularly if a player gets hurt. The Lady Reds will begin the season with only six...
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team will rely on underclass players for success this season. “We have a lot of inexperience,” Cobden coach Richard Howell said. “Our freshmen should get a lot of minutes and we will see how they do.” The Appleknockers finished 13-9 overall last year and...
Dongola High School girls’ basketball coach Rob Shepard is pointing to a team effort for success this season. “If I can get them all  working together as a team we’ll do all right,” Shepard said. The Lady Demons finished 11-13 last year and four starters return from that squad. The four returning...
Egyptian defeated Goreville 66-49 to win the tournament. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Local junior high boys baskeball teams participated in the 18th annual Egyptian Early Bird Tournament at Egyptian School in Tamms on Thursday, Oct. 27. The tournament featured teams from Anna, Century, Egyptian, Goreville, Lovejoy, Meridian, Nell Holcomb and Shawnee schools.  The Egyptian Junior...
The Upward basketball and cheerleading program is preparing for its 18th season at Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo.    Organizers said in a news release that the Upward league “offers opportunities to introduce children and their families to the love of Jesus Christ while using a...
Dave Fombelle of Anna has been inducted into the Argenta Oreana High School Athletic Hall of Fame. “It’s quite an honor,” said Fombelle, co-owner of the Blue Boar Restaurant near Anna with his son, Bob. Fombelle is the school’s third leading all-time scorer. He also posted one of the highest, if...

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