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Jonesboro School girls’ cross team members and coaches: from left are coach Josh Staples, Briana Hileman, Kinley Leek, Mackenzie Pearson, Zoe Jones, Reese Jones, Raegan Jones, Kenzie Miller, Mackenzie Barnhart and coach Matt Denny. Photo provided.
Jonesboro School was in its inaugural year for cross country this year, and what a year it was, coach Matt Denny said. Denny said the kids started training in July, with a lot to learn along the way.  The Bulldogs headed to Foundation Park in Centralia for the SIJHSAA Class S cross country...
Anna Junior High School girls’ cross country team members: from left are Raelynn Sadler, Kayla Matuszewich, Lakelyn Carter, Katie Sullivan, Brooklyn Eastman, Tess Wilkins, Hannah Webb and Kaitlyn Matuszewich. Photo provided.
The Anna Junior High School Indians were in their first year of cross country this year.  The Indians team headed to Du Quoin on Saturday for the SIJHSAA Class L state championships. The Lady Indians finished 12th as a team out of 42 large class schools, which is quite impressive in their first...
Lick Creek School cross country team members are, in the first row, from left, Kaleb Stover, Lilliah Hoehner, Kylee Myers, Mya Clutts and Luke Schlenker. In the second row are Leah Buchheit, Meranda Wright, Kenzie Stover and Jadyn Gerardi. Photo provided.
The Lick Creek School cross country team competed in the SIJHSAA Class S cross country meet at Foundation Park in Centralia on Saturday.  Lick Creek standout runner Jadyn Gerardi ran the fastest race of her career, covering the course in a time of 11:05, which was good enough for a second place...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School cross country team traveled to Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg on Thursday, Oct. 17, for the Southern Illinois River to River Conference cross country championships.  A-J’s Brodie Denny finished in 5th place in the girls’ race, covering the 3.05-...
The Benton High School football team was defeated for the first time this season when it fell to Murphysboro by a score of 41-0. The Rangers, 7-1, will travel to Anna-Jonesboro, 2-6, to play at The Pit on Senior Night to close out the regular season. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and...
Cobden is the home of a new disc golf course. A ribbon cutting for the new course is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The course is located in the Cobden Community Park area and already has proven to be quite popular. Also on Oct. 26, a random draw, 18-hole doubles disc golf tournament is planned...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden co-op boys’ high school soccer team went 2-1 as it wrapped up regular season play for the fall.  Carbondale 2, A-J/Cobden 0: Jacob Schaefer played 80 minutes in goal and had 13 saves for visiting A-J/Cobden Thursday, Oct. 10. A-J/Cobden 5, Pinckneyville 2: Steen Vaca Diez...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Sparta for its final road game of the season on Senior Night this Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. The Bulldogs enter the game at 1-6 after a 34-16  loss to Carterville last Friday. “...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Luke Lasley scored a 75 to win the Class 1A regional in high school boys’ golf at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Monday, Oct. 7. Lasley finished in a  three-way tie for first place and won medalist honors in a playoff on the first hole. Others...
Jonesboro School girls’ cross country team members are, from left, Kenzie Miller, Mackenzie Barnhart, Reese Jones, Mackenzie Pearson, Zoe Jones, Brianna Hileman, Kinley Leek and Reagan Jones. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro School girls’ cross country team won the Class S pre-state meet at Centralia. Local cross country teams competed in their pre-state meets on Saturday Oct. 5. Lick Creek School also competed at the event. The Jonesboro School girls outpaced the field at Centralia’s Foundation Park to...

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