Sports

This is one of the undefeated champion horses owned by the Meisenheimer family of Jonesboro.
The Union County Fair horse show at the fairgrounds in Anna (the Anna City Park) is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.  There will be a total of 21 classes. Blankets will be presented in each class to the winner by the sponsors of the class.  Horse judge Joshua Burchfield of Cordova, Tenn.,...
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is one of the top rodeo competitors in the nation in her division. Photo provided.
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is ranked number eight in the nation out of 543 girls in the senior division who are participating in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, NLBRA. The 18 year old is headed to the 2016 NLBRA finals at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., in July. The Lazy E...
The Cobden Junior American Legion baseball team split in recent action. Cobden 14, Christopher 4: Bryce Reynolds was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs to lead host Cobden to the win Sunday, June 26. John Russell was 2-for-3 for Cobden. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-4. Trevor Middleton was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Chandler...
Dale Prater and Sydney Ray, recent graduates of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and members of the A-J golf team, are recipients of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each.  Dale Prater is the son of Jim Prater and Missy Teska of Anna. Sydney Ray is the...
Session One, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 2nd and 3rd grades. Photo provided.
Coach Ron’s 2016 Sports Speed Development camp was held at Jonesboro Grade School on June 20-23. Ninety-six campers registered for the four-day camp with an average attendance of 86. The campers ages ranged from incoming 2nd graders to outgoing 8th graders. The camp was divided into three sessions...
Campers and coaches watch to see if the ball will roll into the hole. The golfers were competing in a golf scramble on June 20, the final day of a junior golf program at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Photo and story by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Country Club in Anna hosted a junior golf clinic June 14-20. The clinic finished with a golf scramble on Monday, June 20. The young golfers were instructed in golf etiquette, course management and the rules of the game. Professional Golfers' Association professional Brandon...
Swimmers competing in the invitational.
The Anna Invitational Swim Meet was held Saturday, June 18. The event, hosted by the Blue Dolphins swim team, was held at the Anna City Pool. The meet featured 180 swimmers. Seven teams from Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky competed. 
A girls’ backstroke competition was one of the many events held last Saturday at the Anna Invitational Swim Meet. The event was held at the Anna City Pool. The meet featured 180 swimmers. Seven teams from Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky competed. 
The John A. Logan College baseball team plans to host its annual Showcase at the college’s baseball field  in Carterville on Wednesday, June 29. Cost is $30 for those who register in advance and $35 on the day of the event.  Any player who is attending high school is eligible to attend the Showcase...
Cobden coach Dana Pearson confers with his players during the third inning of Monday night’s game.
The Cobden Junior American Legion team hosted Giant City/Crab Orchard in a game which was played Monday night. The game was played at Blayne Smith Field at Cobden High School.

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