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Cobden lost 6-0 to host Metropolis in Junior American Legion baseball Thursday, June 30. John Russell was the losing pitcher, scattering 9 hits to go with no walks and 8 strikeouts. Austin Lewey was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden. Dylan Duty and Clayton Flamm were each 1-for-3. Cobden lost 5-4 in the...
A men’s golf scramble was played June 29 at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Results from the scramble follow: First: Gene Adams, Davin Hannuksela, Joe Mason, Jason Stegle. Second: Earl Hampton, Jim Harris, Blake Wiggs, Ricky Williams. Third: Jordan Chamness, Al Hardin, Tom Huffman, Adam...
Adam Pennington, a sophomore on the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team this past season, finished with a 4-1 record with two saves and a 4.07 ERA. He had 37 strikeouts and 10 walks in 48.2 innings of work. As a red-shirt freshman last season, he pitched 6 1/3 innings and recorded 12...
Youth football league campers were on the move after the whistle sounded.
A Wildcat Youth Football League, WYFL, summer camp was conducted Monday through Thursday, June 27-30, at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Nearly 70 boys and girls in grades 1 through 8 participated in the camp, which was held on the football practice field at A-JCHS. Campers had a chance to...
Shawnee High School baseball coach Chad Pitts resigned from his baseball coaching duties recently, according to Shawnee athletics director Mindy Livesay. Following his resignation, former Shawnee Junior High baseball coach T.C. Schaefer was hired to replace him for the upcoming season. No...
Blake Klett helped lead the Orient Express to a 21-0 rout of Trenton in the first round of the Wooden Bat Classic in American Legion baseball at Steeleville, Friday, July 1. Klett was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs at the plate and was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 hits to go with 2 walks and 10 strikeouts...
The Shawnee Community College Lady Saints softball team has announced the recent signings of four players for the 2016-2017 season.  Martina Ashley from Sparta, Jocee Dunn from East Prairie, Mo., Destiny Crossno from Portageville, Mo., and Hanna Placek from Sikeston, Mo. all signed national letters...
The Friends of Stinson Library are planning to host the third Sunday Afternoon at the Library program of the 2016 series on Sunday, July 10.   “The Importance of Putting” is scheduled to be presented by Brandon Bierstadt. Bierstadt is a Union County Country Club PGA professional.   The program is...
This is one of the undefeated champion horses owned by the Meisenheimer family of Jonesboro.
The Union County Fair horse show at the fairgrounds in Anna (the Anna City Park) is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.  There will be a total of 21 classes. Blankets will be presented in each class to the winner by the sponsors of the class.  Horse judge Joshua Burchfield of Cordova, Tenn.,...
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is one of the top rodeo competitors in the nation in her division. Photo provided.
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is ranked number eight in the nation out of 543 girls in the senior division who are participating in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, NLBRA. The 18 year old is headed to the 2016 NLBRA finals at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., in July. The Lazy E...

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