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The Union County CEO program is planning to present a Hometown Hoops event on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Anna Junior High School in Anna. The event is scheduled to feature a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and alumni basketball games and will be presented as the CEO program’s class business. The 3 on 3...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team split in recent action. A-J 62, Cobden 58: With 11 seconds remaining, the Wildcats’ Blake Pena made a layup and after a missed Cobden shot and  a rebound, teammate Noah McFarland was fouled and made both free throws to lift A-J to the...
The Anna-Jonesboro  Community High School wrestling team defeated Carterville and host Benton on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Wildcats defeated Carterville 51-27, while forfeiting three weight classes, and defeated Benton 48-33, while forfeiting two weight classes. A-J’s Nate Kisat, 145 pounds, a Class 1A...
Two Union County students athletes have earned 2018 postseason honors from the Southern Illinois Coaches Association. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Carola Ghiani was named to the association’s All-South cross country team. Cobden High School’s Megan Rhodes was named to the association’s...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team split in recent action. Cobden 70, Dongola 30: The host Appleknockers built a 24-4 first quarter advantage on their way to the South Egyptian Conference win Friday, Nov. 30. Noah Franklin had 22 points to lead Cobden. Joe Brumleve added 13 points, Dylan...
The visiting Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team took over in the second quarter on the way to  a 41-34 win over Delta, Mo., Tuesday, Nov. 20. Shawnee trailed 7-6 after one quarter, but came back to pull ahead 23-14 at the half.  Laycee Presutti had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Shawnee...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won a pair of games in recent action. A-J 38, Marion 27: The visiting Lady Wildcats came on in the second quarter on their way to the win Thursday, Nov. 29. Mikayla Bundren had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals to lead A-J. Kristin...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team finished in second place at the Harrisburg Round Robin Tournament last week. A-J’s Angel Helm, Mikayla Bundren and Kristin Edmonds were named to the all-tournament team.  A-J 44, Carmi 24: The Lady Wildcats were ahead 11-10 after one...
Autumn McMahan scored 11 points to lead Shawnee to a 36-31 win over Cobden for third place at the Lady Bobcats high school girls’ basketball tournament at Meridian Saturday, Nov. 17. Katie Charles added 10 points for Shawnee, followed by Laycee Presutti 8, Mariah Faire 5 and Kirsten Pitts 2. Jenna...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling coach Eric Massey is making a preseason prediction for this year’s team. “We’re very strong this year and we’ll contend for a regional title,” Massey said. “That is if we have no injuries.” Massey started the season with 23 grapplers and is now down to...

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