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Ron Fulenwider is planning to release his second book April 29 at Lick Creek School. Coach Ron plans to donate receipts from the book to Lick Creek School. The book is honoring the Southern Illinois state champion cross country Lady Eagles. The upcoming book release event is scheduled at 2 p.m. on...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team lost a pair of games to open the spring season. Marion 8, A-J 5: Makenzie Carter was 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs for the host Lady Wildcats in the loss Saturday, March 18. Lexi Smith was 2-for-3 for A-J. Katie Williams was 2-for-4 with...
Seated, from left, are Karlie’s father, Sean, Karlie and her mother Sarah. Dongola athletics director and volleyball coach Preston Hall is standing. Photo by Mike Estel.
Dongola High School’s Karlie Kelley signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Blackburn College in Carlinville Thursday, March 23.  Karlie becomes the first Dongola student to earn a volleyball scholarship.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will move up from Class 1A to 2A this season. “It will be tough,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. “We will be going against much bigger schools. It will be a change and a challenge.” The Wildcats return two state qualifiers...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track season hasn’t begun yet, but two members have already done well in two indoor meets this past winter. Senior Brooke Miller, in the 400 and 800-meter runs, and freshman Julia Lasley, in the pole vault, both competed at indoor meets at Southern...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: New License Year Begins April 1: Illinois fishing, hunting and sportsman’s combination licenses and stamps for 2017 are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR website...
Chicago Cubs chairman and owner Tom Ricketts, along with the Commissioner’s Trophy from the Cubs’ historic World Series win, were welcomed March 8 by Gov. Bruce Rauner during a visit to the state capitol in Springfield. The trophy has traveled more than 17,000 miles and will make more than 140...
In the first row are, from left, Trenton’s mother, Cindy Turner; Trenton Turner; and Trenton’s father, Daniel Turner. In the second row are A-JCHS football head coach Bret Detering and A-JCHS track and field coach Michael Eudy. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Trenton Turner has signed a national letter of intent to play track and field and football at Illinois College in Jacksonville. He plans to enroll in the college’s 3 and 2 program and to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer coach Sarah Konecek looks forward to a good season. “This is a very strong team that is full of very good talent and have the potential to go far and do very well,” Konecek said. “We should be a very exciting year.” Individual team positions won’t...
Pitching could be the key to a successful season for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team this spring. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can pitch,” A-J baseball coach Aaron Roberts said. “We’re six or seven deep. I feel good with the guys we have throwing. They look good on the mound...

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