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Cobden’s Noah Franklin, number 5 in white, pitches to Carrier Mills batter Blaine Betz during an Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional baseball game Friday evening, June 4. Nolan Hand was catching for Cobden, which was hosting the game. Cobden scored a 4-0 win over Carrier Mills.
Cobden downs Carrier Mills at regional The host Cobden High School baseball team defeated Carrier Mills 4-0 in the semi-finals of the Class 1A regional Friday evening, June 4. Dawson Short, Chase Wyatt and Xach Roberts were each 1-for-2 with an RBI  apiece to lead the hitting for the Appleknockers...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed in five matches last  week. Lawrenceville 46, A-J 30: David Kester, 126 pounds, T.J. Macy, 152 pounds, Ben Harvel, 220 pounds and Liam Schroeder, 280 pounds, all won by forfeit in the match hosted by Mt. Carmel Thursday, May 20. Caleb...
The Dongola High School softball team had compiled a 7-3 record through recent action. Dongola 14, Cobden 4: Payton Hilland led the hitting by going 3-for-4 for the host Lady Demons in the win Friday, May 21. Carmen Smith and Maddie Keller were each 2-for-3 with 2 doubles apiece. Keller was the...
The Cobden High School baseball team was 3-1 in recent action. Cobden 11, Dongola 7: Noah Franklin was 4-for-4 with 2 triples and 2 RBIs to lead the hitting for the host  Appleknockers Friday, May 21. Nolan Hand was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Tyler Franklin was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Brock Reynolds was 1-...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestler David Kester grapples with Carterville’s Merrick Orendoff in the 132 weight class. Kester would go on to win the match by pinfall. The match was one of two meets the Wildcats competed in on Wednesday, May 12, in the Union Hall gymnasium at A-JCHS. The Wildcats went 1-1 on the night, picking up a 42-36 win over Carterville, after a loss to Benton, 54-24. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
The Anna-Jonesboro Commnity High School wrestling team split last week in four matches at home. Benton 54, A-J 24: Ethan Hall, 113 pounds and Caleb Mays, 145 pounds, won by forfeit on Wednesday, May 12. Daniel Dover, 106 pounds, won by a pin in 4:20 and T.J. Macy, 152 pounds, won by a pin in 3:36....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team defeated Elverado and fell to Harrisburg in action last week. Harrisburg 8, A-J 3: Luke Lasley was 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the visiting Wildcats in the loss Tuesday, April 27. Dylan Harvel was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Hayden Ralls added an RBI...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ track coach Michael Eudy is looking forward to the season. “All of the kids missed track season last year,” Eudy said. “I’m glad we got a season and are able to compete.” The season was cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The...
Dylan Ahlberg was on the mound for the Anna-Jonesboro baseball team in a game against Trico on Thursday, April 22. The game was played at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team defeated visiting Trico 5-4 in 8 innings Thursday, April 22. Dylan Smith led A-J’s hitting by going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Mason Watkins and Kyle Jerrell were each 1-for-3 with an RBI apiece. Dylan Ahlberg was 1-for-4. Ahlberg and Watkins pitched...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team will have a lot of underclassmen competing this season. “We’re going to be young,” A-J wrestling coach Chase Hargrave said. “But we’ve got a lot of good numbers compared to a lot of other schools.” The lone senior is David Kester, 126 pounds....
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden boys’ co-op high school soccer team has wrapped up its spring season. A-J/Cobden players Nick McGrath, number 23 in dark uniform, and Beto Vaca Diez, number 17, and their teammates finished the season with a 10-3 record. The photo was taken during an April 8 A-J/Cobden home game against Murphysboro.
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden co-op high school boys’ soccer team closed out the season with three consecutive wins last week. “As short as it was, it was a good season,” A-J/Cobden boys’ soccer coach Mark Boomer said.  The A-J/Cobden squad finished 10-3. The team finds out this week if it will share...

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