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Rachel Griffin will be the new Shawnee Junior High School softball coach this season. Nicole Derossett will be her assistant coach. Griffin succeeds Shanna Pender, who resigned from coaching junior high softball at the most recent Shawnee School Board meeting. Jaycee Pender, a former Anna-Jonesboro...
The Anna Blue Dolphins hosted the Southern Illinois Swim League’s 2018 championship meet on July 28. The meet was held at the Anna City Pool. The picture was taken during one of the boys’ events at the meet.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim has wrapped up a successful 2018 season. The team had an awards night and swim party on July 31 at the Anna City Pool. The Blue Dolphins are a summer-only swim team. Swimmers on the team range in age from 4 to 18. The Blue Dolphins also hosted the Southern Illinois Swim...
2018 Wildcat football season tailgating/parking spaces
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Athletic Department once again is offering reserved parking/tailgating spaces for all home varsity games.  The school noted that the procedure for securing a space will be the same as for previous years. Fans will be able to submit sealed bids, with payment...
Cassidy Diana Janke
Anna Blue Dolphins swim team member Cassidy Diana Janke set two records during competition this season. She recorded the fastest times in the 25 freestyle and 25 backstroke for girls ages 9 and 10 this summer.
Dana Pearson will take over the baseball coaching duties at Cobden High School this fall. Pearson, who was hired at last Monday’s Cobden School Board meeting, takes over for Jared Clutts, who resigned at the end of last season to work on furthering his education. “I thought it was either time to...
The team of Dino Bankson, Al Hardin, Al Joiner and Tyler Tripp won first place at a men’s golf scramble which was played July 18 at the Union County Country Club course in Anna. The team of Chuck Goforth, Levi Hall, Josh McFadden and Doug Schluter finished second. The team of Chase Hargrave, Steve...
A four-person golf scramble sponsored by the Lick Creek School and Educational Foundation is scheduled at the Union County Country Club Course in Anna on Sept. 15. The golf scramble event is in memory of Tom Sherrill. Sign-up information will be available at the end of this month. Morning session...
The Razor Classic Crappie Fishing Tournament at Kinkaid Lake is scheduled Aug. 11. The entry fee for the tournament is $30 per person.  Fishing is planned from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the day of the tournament. The tournament is being held to benefit the Wolf Lake Community Center/Park. Registration is...
Nile Chotner
Anna Blue Dolphins swimmer Nile Chotner has broken two of the team’s records during the 2018 season. Chotner set the record in the 50 butterfly with a time of 34.63 seconds, which beat his own previous record time.   He also set the record for the 100 individual medley with a time of 1:19.49,...
The Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scramble is scheduled at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Saturday, July 28. Shotgun starts are set at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration is one hour before tee time. Entry deadline is Monday, July 23. The scramble is sponsored by Anna-Jonesboro Elks...

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