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The Dongola High School softball team will field a youthful team this spring.  “We’ll be young, but it won’t be necessarily rebuilding,” Dongola softball coach Barry Keller said. “We’ve got some players on the team who were pretty good in junior high last year.” Several members of the Dongola...
The Dongola High School baseball team has seven players on its roster and hopes to add more this week. “I’m looking for more players interested in playing baseball,” Dongola coach Russell Gaddis said. Seniors on the Dongola squad are first baseman/pitcher Charlie Duty, pitcher/infielder Billy...
First-year Shawnee High School softball coach Nathan Pitts is looking at the end of the season for big results for the Lady Reds. “I’m hoping they do like they did in basketball and make a run in the regional,” Pitts said. Pitts is looking at two seniors, pitcher Autumn McMahan and catcher/...
Cobden High School baseball coach Dana Pearson likes what he’s seeing so far with the Appleknockers. “We’re got a good enough team to advance” in the postseason playoffs, Pearson said. “Our goal is to win the regional. I look for a good campaign this spring.” Pearson likes the depth Cobden has on...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team will not have a lot of experience returning this season. “We’re going to be real young this  year,” A-J coach Rodney Seip said. “It could be a learning opportunity for our young girls.” The Lady Wildcats finished 9-19 last season. Senior hurler...
The Cobden High School softball team will be rebuilding this season, with only four upper classmen in the lineup. “We’re going to be young,” first-year Cobden coach Anthony Howell said. “It’s going to be a learning year for us.” The two seniors on the team are pitcher/first baseman Lexi Miller and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team lost the nucleus of last year’s 17-13 squad. “We lost a lot of guys,” A-J coach Aaron Roberts said. “We’ll be a much different team this season. We’ve got a lot to replace.” The pitching and hitting duo of Bryce Osman and Hunter Ralls will...
Players on Union County girls’ high school basketball teams have earned 2018-2019 postseason honors. In the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Angel Helm was named to the first team. Teammate Mikayla Bundren, a junior, was...
Head coach Andy Sadler
The Anna-Jonesboro Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club is sending four wrestlers to state competition. The team’s head coach also has earned special recognition. Head coach Andy Sadler was selected as the south sectional coach of the year in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation.  He will be among...
Spring sports seasons are set to start for Union County high school sports teams.  At  Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, the baseball team kicks off the spring season Monday, March 11, at Egyptian. The Lady Wildcats softball team opens on Tuesday, March 12, at home against Johnston City. The A-...

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