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The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team opened its season with a pair of wins. Cobden 91, Egyptian 43: The host Appleknockers built an early lead on their way to the South Egyptian Conference win Saturday, Feb. 6 Cobden led 28-10 after one quarter and 54-20 at the half. The Pharoahs trailed 74...
With only one senior starter returning from last year’s 13-18 team, it will be a rebuilding season for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team. “It will take us three or four weeks to figure out the direction we’re going,” A-J head coach Mike Chamness said. “We haven’t played...
The Shawnee Community College basketball teams recently opened their season in men’s and women’s basketball this month. The season was in doubt because of the ongoing pandemic. There are no area players on the Saints’ basketball teams according to Shawnee athletics director John Sparks. The Shawnee...
Jadyn Gerardi, left,  of Lick Creek led her team to a national cross country championship at a competition which was held near Lexington, Ky.
Jadyn Gerardi of Lick Creek has had quite a cross country career, considering she is only in the 6th grade. She just keeps adding to her resume every time she runs.  After winning the SIJHSAA championship at Du Quoin, where she ran faster than all the girls in both classes, she competed in...
The Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, has voted to postpone all sports amid the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Union County area schools which are listed as members of the SIJHSAA website include: Anna Junior High School, Buncombe, Century, Cobden, Cypress...
CARBONDALE – Nico Gualdoni drilled a 27-yard field goal as time expired to lift Southern Illinois to a dramatic 20-17 win over SEMO last Friday night in the “War For The Wheel.” In the only game for both teams this fall, the No. 24-ranked Salukis (1-0) rallied for the win behind a 135-yard rushing...
Members of the Anna Junior High School cross country team include Beckett Thorpe, Wyatt Wright, Presley Bierstedt, Brooklyn Eastman, Kaitlyn Matuszewich, Liz Hammer, Kayla Matuszewich, Kansas Craig, Tess Wilkins, Kayma Dawson and Raelynn Sadler. Photo provided.
The Anna Junior High School cross country team competed at the SIJHSAA Class L cross country meet last Friday at Du Quoin.  The girls meet was won by Waterloo with 59 points, followed by Mascoutah, Triad and Carterville. Anna Junior High Schcool finished in 8th place on the day.  Leading Anna was...
Members of the Jonesboro School cross country team include, from left, Sophia Hill, Melaina Bundren, Aliyah Box, Kinley Leek, Zoe Jones, Kenzie Miller, Reese Jones and Raegan Jones. Photo provided.
Members of the Jonesboro School Lady Bulldogs cross country team had their sights set on a state championship this year, after finishing second last year in just their first season competing in cross country.  The Lady Bulldogs finished in first place in Class S at the SIJHSAA event Oct. 23 in Du...
Lick Creek School’s Jadyn Gerardi has won an SIJHSAA Class S individual cross country title. Photo provided.
To say it’s been a long time coming might seem a little premature for a 6th grader, but Jadyn Gerardi isn’t your average 6th grade runner.  Jadyn has been competing at the varsity level since the 2nd grade. She is wise beyond her years when it comes to racing.  Gerardi finished 2nd last year to one...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Saluki Athletics has announced that the football game versus SEMO, originally scheduled for Oct. 23, has been moved to Friday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. at Saluki Stadium.  Seating capacity for the game will be limited to 20 percent, based upon a plan approved by...

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