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Ligon returned the ball to the pitcher during his All-Star game on July 14. Photo by Amber Skelton.
John Michael Ligon of Anna played catcher this summer for the Athletics, a Marion team. Ligon completed a full season without being struck out at bat. He was selected from his team to play in an all-star game on Thursday, July 14. The game ended in a tie. Each team scored 9 runs, with Ligon...
Coffman’s Martial Arts Academy students who have been promoted to black belts include Cooper Johnson, Wes Johnson, Heather Coffman, Andrew Inman, Dillon Greer and Jacob Cross. Photo provided.
A group of six students are the first at Coffman’s Martial Arts Academy in Anna to be promoted to black belts. Those earning the special achievement include Cooper Johnson, Wes Johnson, Andrew Inman, Dillon Greer, Jacob Cross and Heather Coffman. Coffman is the owner and operator of the academy. “...
A golf tournament benefiting the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund is scheduled Saturday, July 23, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. For more information about the tournament, contact Brandon Bierstedt at the Union County Country Club at 833-7912. Flyers regarding the...
The Terry Bartruff fundraising golf scramble is scheduled Friday at the Union County Country Club in Anna. A shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Cobden American Legion Junior baseball team is scheduled to begin 25th District Tournament play at home Thursday, today, against Metropolis. Cobden, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, is scheduled to play No. 4 Metropolis at 5:30 p.m. Orient Express is the top seeded team and Marion is No. 2. Other...
Blake Klett was 1-for- 5 at the plate in Orient Express’s 10-8 win over Sparta at the American Legion 25th District baseball tournament at West Frankfort Saturday, July 9. Klett, who caught in the game, also pitches and plays 1st base for Orient Express. Klett was 3-for-4 at the plate in Orient...
Cobden Junior American Legion baseball team member Dylan Duty slides safely into second base during a game against Metropolis played last Sunday afternoon. The game was played at Blayne Smith Field at Cobden High School.
The host Cobden American Legion Junior baseball team defeated Metropolis 3-2 Sunday, July 10. Dylan Duty and John Russell were each 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Cobden. Bayden Ditterline added an RBI. Ditterline, Trevor Middleton and Russell pitched in the win. Ditterline pitched 5 innings and...
The 2016 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football schedule has been released. The Wildcats are scheduled to open their season at home against West Frankfort Aug. 26. A-J opens Southern Illinos River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division play at home against Nashville on Sept. 16. A-J’s 10-...
The girls competed Wednesday afternoon in a game that combined football and basketball.
The eighth annual Union County FCA Powercamp was held last week at Anna Junior High/Davie School in Anna. Attendance averaged in the 90s each day for the faith-based sports camp, which was July 6-8. The camp was offered at no cost to kids because of the funds raised from the FCA golf outing that...
The Olmsted Dam charity committee reports that its recent 2016 charity golf scramble was a success. The event raised more than $20,000 for Courage Beyond. Courage Beyond is a nonprofit organization which provides services to veterans and their families who are dealing with posttraumatic stress...

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