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The Cobden High School baseball team posted a 2-1 record in last week’s action. Cobden 4, Steeleville 2: Zane Nance was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the host Appleknockers to the win Wednesday, March 27. Alex Remsey was 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI. Noah Franklin was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Bayden...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team won the Massac County Meet with  a score of 81 on Saturday, March 30. Carterville was second at the 9-team meet with 76 points. First place efforts for the Lady Wildcats were recorded by:  Anna Hess in the shot put with a 33-2.5 effort;...
Southern Illinois University welcomed home one of its all-time greats on Wednesday, March 20, naming Bryan Mullins as the school’s 14th men’s basketball head coach.  Mullins, 32, is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame, in recognition of a four-year career (2006-2009) in which he set the school...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team had 10 wrestlers selected to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference All-Mississippi Division squad. Those named to the team from the Wildcats’ program were: Amiyah Hart (106 pounds), Arojae Hart (113 pounds), Clayton Ramage (132...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 2-2 record in last week’s action. A-J 8, Niles North 7: Trailing 7-5 in the 6th inning, the host Wildcats fought back for the win in the final game of a doubleheader Saturday, March 23. Carson Reynolds was 2-for-4 with a double and an...
Two players from the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team have been named to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division team. Junior Blake Pena and senior Tyler Smith were selected from the Wildcats’ program.  Pena, a guard, averaged 11.6 points per...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team won its first game of the season with a 14-0 victory over visiting Shawnee Wednesday, March 20. Morgan Wendling fired a no-hitter with a walk and 2 strikeouts to lead the Lady Wildcats. Losing Lady Reds hurler Autumn McMahan scattered 11 hits...
The Cobden High School baseball team only allowed one hit in three wins last week. Cobden 18, Marion Agape 0: Ryan Barr, Alex Remsey and Noah Franklin pitched in the win for visiting Cobden Friday, March 22. Barr pitched 2 innings and had a walk and 4 strikeouts. Remsey pitched an inning and...
First-year Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school co-op girls’ soccer team coach Trish Burkhardt-Cripps has a goal of improving on last season, when the team posted only a single win. “Basically, it will be a rebuilding year,” Burkhardt-Cripps said. “We’ll take it one day at a time.” Four seniors are on...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s  sophomore Amiyah Hart won the 111-pound weight class at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Organizational Association girls’ state championship in Springfield, March 9-10. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School sophomore Amiyah Hart won the 111-pound weight class at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Organizational Association girls’ state championship in Springfield. The competition was March 9-10. Hart defeated Leyden High School’s Samantha Javier with a pin in 1:58 to...

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