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The Cobden High School baseball team defeated Egyptian to win an Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional championship last week. Cobden rallied to win the regional title game, which was played at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The Cobden High School baseball team advanced to sectional competition after winning a regional title last week.  Cobden 7, Egyptian 5: The Appleknockers won the Egyptian Class 1A regional in a game moved to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale baseball diamond because of wet field ...
Former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball player Haley Inman closed out the regular season for the University of Illinois Springfield softball team with a .344 batting average.  The U of I Springfield team finished the season with a 40-19 overall record. It was a school record for wins...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team lost 10-5 to West Frankfort in first-round action at the Class 2A softball regional at Vienna  Wednesday, May 16. Alexa Macy was 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Lady Wildcats. Morgan Wendling was 2-for-4 with a home run. Tobie Treece was 2-for...
Coach Ron’s Basketball 101 Camp is scheduled June 18-21 at the Jonesboro Grade School. The school is located on Cook Street in Jonesboro. The 2018 camp is scheduled to feature 1996 Olympic high jumper Cameron Wright. Students who are eligible for the camp are those who will be entering 2nd grade...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Julia Lasley finished in 10th place in the pole vault at the Class 2A state girls’ track meet at Charleston Thursday, May 17. Lasley, who earlier set a record in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference  meet  in the pole vault, finished with a 10-6...
Lick Creek, Shawnee and Century competed in a close track meet at Shawnee Elementary School in Wolf Lake. After cancellations in 2016 and 2017 due to rain, the event took place Friday, May 11. Lick Creek won the event over Century 85-78. Shawnee finished in a respectable third place with 65 points...
Host Cobden and Pope County played for an Illinois High School Association Class 1A softball regional tournament championship last Saturday afternoon. Pope County, which was at bat when the picture was taken, scored a 5-2 victory in the title game.
The host Cobden High School softball team lost 5-2 to Pope County in the Class 1A softball regional championship game Saturday, May 19. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Appleknockers. Meredith Flamm was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Aubrey Fisher was 1-for-1 with a stolen base. Brook...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team won the Class 2A regional at Johnston City Saturday, May 19. A-J defeated Fairfield 9-0 for the regional championship. Pitcher Bryce Osman fired a two-hitter to lead the Wildcats to the championship. A-J was scheduled to play Benton Wednesday in first-round action at the Class 2A sectional at Harrisburg. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team won the Class 2A regional at Johnston City Saturday, May 19. A-J defeated Fairfield for the regional championship. A-J 9, Fairfield 0: Bryce Osman fired a two-hitter to lead A-J to the championship. He logged 2 walks and 12 strikeouts. Ross...
  By the time this column is being read, more than a hundred former high school coaches, administrators and officials, along with a few others, will probably be home resting after a tiring day of exchanging a few memories, some of which may even be true, at the annual get-together at Frank Bleyer’s...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team finished the regular season with a 1-4 record. Altamont 3,  A-J 2: Kyle Clover was 1-for-1 with a stolen base and an RBI to lead visiting A-J in the first game loss of a double-header sweep Saturday, May 12. Dalton Goddard was 1-for-2 for A-J....

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