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First year Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball coach Rodney Seip has high hopes for the Lady Wildcats this spring. Seip said the squad is looking “real good” in practice and added: “I’m real excited about the team. We have a lot of experience coming back along with talent.” The new coach...
Two former area high school athletes are members of the Shawnee Community College softball team this season. Dongola’s Kylie Flores is a sophomore outfielder. Cobden’s Keileigh Britt is a freshman catcher. The Lady Saints are set to open their season at Morthland College in West Frankfort next...
Meridian pulled ahead early and held on for a 73-64 win over Cobden in the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament hosted by the Appleknockers Thursday, Feb. 23. John Russell led the Cobden team with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Clayton Eck added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Karl Evans...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team lost 51-26 to Auburn at the Litchfield dual team sectionals Saturday, Feb. 25. The Wildcats finished 17-5 in dual meet competition this season.  A-J sent three wrestlers to the IHSA state tournament at Champaign this season, with Arieh Hart...
New dugouts along the first- and third-base lines are among the improvements. Work on one of the new dugouts was being done Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, by Burns Masonry of Anna.
Major improvements are underway at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park in Anna. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s baseball team plays its home games at the field. The project is being spearheaded by the baseball team. New dugouts along the first- and third-base lines are among the improvements...
The host Appleknockers, in white uniforms, faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night, Feb. 20, in tournament play. Cobden won the game.
Cobden hosted an Illinois High School Association Class 1A boys’ regional basketball tournament last week. The host Appleknockers faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night, Feb. 20, in tournament play. Cobden won the game. 
John Russell scored 15 points and had 2 rebounds to lead Cobden to a 67-53 win over Egyptian in first-round action at the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament hosted by the Appleknockers Monday, Feb. 20. Clayton Eck added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Austin Lewey...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team pulled ahead early in a 54-45 win over host Sparta in the final Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division regular season game Friday, Feb. 17. “We got a road win and that’s always good,” A-J boys’ basketball coach...
Former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball player Chandra Parr begins her final season with the University of Evansville softball team this spring. Parr, a senior, was a starter in all of Evansville’s 47 games last season. She had a .300 batting average with 6 home runs, 23 RBIs and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first half lead in a 71-68 loss to Vienna in the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament at Trico Monday, Feb. 20. With Jake Parr and Jacob Zimmerman leading the way with a 3-pointer apiece, the Wildcats pulled...

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