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Cobden High School baseball coach Dana Pearson likes what he’s seeing so far with the Appleknockers. “We’re got a good enough team to advance” in the postseason playoffs, Pearson said. “Our goal is to win the regional. I look for a good campaign this spring.” Pearson likes the depth Cobden has on...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team will not have a lot of experience returning this season. “We’re going to be real young this  year,” A-J coach Rodney Seip said. “It could be a learning opportunity for our young girls.” The Lady Wildcats finished 9-19 last season. Senior hurler...
The Cobden High School softball team will be rebuilding this season, with only four upper classmen in the lineup. “We’re going to be young,” first-year Cobden coach Anthony Howell said. “It’s going to be a learning year for us.” The two seniors on the team are pitcher/first baseman Lexi Miller and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team lost the nucleus of last year’s 17-13 squad. “We lost a lot of guys,” A-J coach Aaron Roberts said. “We’ll be a much different team this season. We’ve got a lot to replace.” The pitching and hitting duo of Bryce Osman and Hunter Ralls will...
Players on Union County girls’ high school basketball teams have earned 2018-2019 postseason honors. In the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Angel Helm was named to the first team. Teammate Mikayla Bundren, a junior, was...
Head coach Andy Sadler
The Anna-Jonesboro Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club is sending four wrestlers to state competition. The team’s head coach also has earned special recognition. Head coach Andy Sadler was selected as the south sectional coach of the year in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation.  He will be among...
Spring sports seasons are set to start for Union County high school sports teams.  At  Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, the baseball team kicks off the spring season Monday, March 11, at Egyptian. The Lady Wildcats softball team opens on Tuesday, March 12, at home against Johnston City. The A-...
Southern Illinois University and Saluki Athletics have unveiled a new, official logo. Photo provided/Saluki Athletics website.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Saluki Athletics unveiled a new, official logo on Thursday, Feb. 28. The new logo replaces  the existing mark that has represented the brand since 2001.  The new logo refreshes the traditional Saluki “dog head” with a cleaner, streamlined appearance,...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestlers Arojae Hart and Nate Kisat were in action at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state wrestling tournament last weekend in Champaign. Hart, who finished 26-7 overall in the 106-pound weight class, decisioned LeRoy’s Ethan Matlock, 10-5, in...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is scheduled to host an Illinois High School Association Class 2A boys’ basketball sub-regional Feb. 18-22. Chester is scheduled to host the other Class 2A sub-regional. Pinckneyville is seeded No. 1 at A-J. The top seed is followed by Chester, West Frankfort,...

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