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On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
An annual Wildcat Youth Football League’s football camp was held last week on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field. Around 50 to 60 young people participated in the week-long camp. On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and...
The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning. Entering the final frame, Diamond Xplosion was down 9-5. First baseman Alli Goering led off the inning with a single...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Jayce Turner has been named an All-American prep football player and will compete in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The game is scheduled Dec. 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium is the home of the National Football League’s...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team displays its championship trophy. Photo provided.
The Cobden American Legion baseball team topped host West Frankfort 13-2 to win the 25th Junior East District Tournament Sunday, July 16. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs to lead Cobden to the win. Landon Britt was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBIs. Josh Burgess was 2-for...
At the first night of the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual football camp on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field, members of the next season’s 7th and 8th grade team worked out as a team for the first time. “I’m guessing we had around fifty or sixty kids at the camp tonight....
A chair straddle was presented by Tae Kwon Do students. Photo provided.
Saturday, July 8, was described as a great day for Coffman Martial Arts Academy in Anna. Two black belts, Dillon Greer and Jacob Cross, tested for and achieved their First Dan (degree) black belt rank.  Grand Master Robert Cutrell, founder of the ChunJiDo Organization, was an honored guest and...
Two youth football events are on the calendar in Union County. Wildcat Youth Football Camp A Wildcat Youth Football Camp is scheduled July 17-20. The camp is scheduled to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day at the football practice field at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The camp is for...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 4-5 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5. Students must...
Matt Denny is interested in bringing cross country back to the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Denny attended the June 19 A-JCHS District No. 81 Board of Education meeting.  Denny said he told board members that he wants to be a volunteer coach for the cross country team and that he has...
Union County FCA campers participated in competitions in the afternoons with games like volleyball, one-hit softball, flinger ball and more. Photos by Amber Filbeck.
The 2017 Union County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, Power Camp was held July 5-7 for the ninth year at Anna Junior High School in Anna.  The camp was open to any Union County student in 5th through 8th grades. Tony Foeller, who has directed the camp since its beginning, said that 82...

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