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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team will host a Class 2A regional tournament May 15-20. The tournament schedule follows: Chester plays Vienna on Monday, May 15, and the winner advances to play Pinckneyville at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. On Wednesday, May 17, A-J takes on Red Bud...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team coach Barry Hinson emphasized a point during a presentation last week at a Union County Chamber of Commerce meeting in Cobden.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson as a guest speaker on Thursday, May 4. Hinson addressed a gathering of about 30 people at a monthly meeting of the chamber of commerce.  The meeting was held at The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team had two first place finishes at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division track meet at Carterville Friday, May 5. Julia Lasley won the pole vault with a 9-0 jump and Brooke Miller won the high jump with a 5-0...
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles girls’ track team captured a regional championship. Photo provided.
Thirteen teams gathered at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on a recent cold and damp day for the Region 1 junior high track and field championship.  The Lick Creek Lady Eagles outdistanced second place Jonesboro 116-89 to win the title.  “I am very very proud of our kids. We moved some people...
The Lick Creek School girls’ track team won the Egyptian Junior High Conference meet. The Lick Creek boys took second. Girls Results High jump: Kaylee Stover, 3rd place, 4’4”; Hannah Miller, 4th place, 4’2”. Long jump: Hannah Miller, 2nd place, 14’9.2”; Shea Thorn, 3rd place, 12’9.5”. Shot put:...
 Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Egyptian’s Justin Dover hit a ground ball when his team was playing a home game against Meridian High School on Wednesday, April 26, in Tamms.
Dawson Johnson was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs to lead host Shawnee to a 5-1 win over Elverado in South Egyptian Conference high school baseball action Tuesday, April 25. Johnson was the winning pitcher with 11 strikeouts. Casey Baltzell and Nick Baltzell also pitched for the Redskins. Zach Berner was 2-...
The Cobden High School baseball team was 1-1 in recent action. Cobden 13, Agape Christian (Energy) 1: John Russell was 2-for-2 with a double, stolen base and 4 RBIs to lead visiting Cobden to the non-conference win Tuesday, April 25. Trevor Middleton was 1-for-1 with an RBI. Bayden Ditterline was 1...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team split in recent action. Carbondale 4, A-J 3: Jake Wright was 1-for-2 with a stolen base to lead the visiting Wildcats in the non-conference loss Tuesday, April 25. Bryce Osman was 1-for-2. Conner Jerolds was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team posted a 2-2 record in recent action. Du Quoin 5, A-J 3: The visiting Lady Indians scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to post the win in a Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division game Friday, April 28. Britni Helton was 2-...

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