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Members of the state champion Lick Creek Lady Eagles track team include, from left, Jadyn Gerardi, Kenzie Stover, Brodie Denny, Kaylee Stover, Shea Thorne, Kiley Dailey, Hailey Wright and Meranda Wright. Photo provided.
After literally running away with the Region 1 regional track trophy and qualifying in several events for the state meet, the Lick Creek Lady Eagles track team knew they could be in the running for a Class S state title.  The Lady Eagles scored 43 points, followed by Giant City with 33, Adams...
The Cobden High School softball team won a pair of games in recent action. Cobden 3, Massac County 2: Megan Rhodes was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the host Appleknockers to the win Tuesday, April 30. Makenzie Howell was 1-for-2. Lily Britt was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Lauren Sweitzer was 1-for-3 with a...
Anna-Jonesboro Communty High School’s Julia Lasley had a record jump of 11-6 to win the pole vault at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi and Ohio Divisions meet at Benton, Thursday, May 2. “I knew going in she could do it,” A-J coach Michael Eudy said. “I’m not surprised...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team split in recent action. A-J 10, Sparta 8: The visiting Lady Wildcat scored 6 runs in the top of the 7th inning and held on for the win Monday, April 22. Morgan Wendling was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs to lead the hitting. Petey Foster was 3-for-5....
The Cobden High School baseball team won twice in last week’s action. Cobden 7, Century 0: Braden Clark was 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the host Appleknockers to the South Egyptian Conference win Tuesday, April 23. Landon Britt was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Josh Burgess and Bayden Ditterline were each 1...
The Cobden High School baseball team won twice last week. Cobden 15, Vienna 3: Chandler West was 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs to lead host Cobden to the win Wednesday, April 17. Brayden Clark was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Noah Franklin was 2-for-3. Alex Remsey was 1-for-1 with 2 RBIs. Landon Britt was 1-for-3...
Despite several games postponed because of rain, the Dongola High School softball team has been able to play. Century 5, Dongola 4: Annabelle Durham was 2-for-3 to lead host Dongola in the loss Thursday, April 11. Brooklyn Hogue was 2-for-4. Megan Theis was 1-for-2. Maddie Keller was the losing...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team claimed two fourth place finishes to lead its efforts at the Carterville Invitational Saturday, April 6. Fourth places were won by the 4x200-meter relay team of Reid Morrison, Nate Baggott, Zach Overstreet and Zach Stokes with a 1:52:29...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team competed at several recent meets. Carterville Invitational The Lady Wildcats finished in 5th place in the Carterville Invitational held Saturday, April 6. Julia Lasley led A-J with a first place finish in the pole vault with a jump of 10-0...
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...

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