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The Illinois High School Association, IHSA, Board of Directors has approved Return to Play Guidelines developed within the current structure of Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan that provide the first step in IHSA student-athletes returning to participation.  The Return to Play Guidelines...
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of two summer sports programs in Union County. Union County SIBSA summer ballgames have been cancelled.  The Blue Dolphins swim team of Union County also has seen its season cancelled. The swim team hosts its home meets at the Anna City...
Cobden was scheduled to face Woodlawn Tuesday night in an Illinois High School Association Class 1A sectional semifinal game. Cobden was playing in the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield sectional. The sectional is being played in Norris City. The Appleknockers advanced to sectional play after winning a...
The host Cobden High School boys’ basketball team defeated Cairo last Friday night to win an Illinois High School Association Class 1A postseason regional championship title. The win gave Cobden its first regional title in nearly 60 years. The team’s players and coaches were joined by cheerleaders and the many fans who packed into the Cobden High School gym for Friday night’s game to celebrate the championship.
It had been 56 years since the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won regional basketball tournament title. But that came to an end as the Appleknockers held on for a 55-43 win over Cairo to claim the Class 1A regional championship hosted by Cobden  Friday night, Feb. 28. “We definitely had a...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Blake Mays lost 7-4 to Morrison’s Colton Linke to be eliminated in the wrestle backs in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center in Champaign Friday, Feb. 21. Linke ended up finishing in fourth place....
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team topped visiting Patoka 60-43 in a non-conference game to close out regular season play on Senior Night Saturday, Feb. 22. “Patoka played really hard,” Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler said. “But it was a good senior day for us.” The Cobden gymnasium was...
Blake Mays
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Blake Mays has advanced to the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state wrestling tournament. The tournament is scheduled Thursday, today, through Saturday at the State Farm Center in Champaign.  Mays, who wrestles in the 126-pound weight class, earned...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team earned its 20th win of the season last week. Cobden has posted two straight 20-win seasons. The last time the Appleknockers had two consecutive 20-game winning seasons was the 1964 team, which finished second in the state tournament. Cobden 51,...
Three Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestlers won first place at the Class 1A regional at Carterville Saturday, Feb. 8. The three A-J wrestlers who earned regional titles included: Arojae Hart, 120 pounds; Blake Mays, 126 pounds; and Barry Johnson, 152 pounds. Second-place finishers for A-J...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team won twice in recent action. The Wildcats defeated visiting Sparta 54-24 and Murphysboro 52-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to claim their fifth straight Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division title.  On Wednesday, Jan. 29, A-...

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