I know I’ve been at this sports writing thing for quite a few years now, 25 to be exact, but watching the Anamosa softball teams over the past couple of summers has sure brought back a lot of memories for me of the amazing 1995-96 Raider teams who made back-to-back state tournament appearances.
As a sports editor in this time of no sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no question the last couple of months have surely been the strangest in my 25 years of being involved in this profession.
There weren’t too many baseball and softball coaches in the AJ-E area who realistically felt there would actually be a high school summer sports season in 2020, but after Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed Wednesday, May 20, that there would indeed will be baseball and softball games, things b…
Taking a page from what pretty much all of the major sports television networks have done during this pandemic era, I’ve decided to relive some Anamosa, Olin, Midland and Springville sports history by bringing back some of our area schools’ classic sports moments from the last quarter century.
Let me start by proclaiming I am a huge Illinois Fighting Illini fan, and have been almost all of my life after spending a good part of my youth (2nd through 6th grades) living right on campus in the married student housing complex a mere couple of blocks from the university’s football and basketball arenas (I used to listen to Illini football games in the fall sitting at the top of the big hill right across the street from our apartment) in Champaign-Urbana.
You’ve likely been hearing many news reports, etc. regarding plans to address voting for the June 2nd Primary Election in Iowa during this COVID-19 public health emergency. Specifically, here are the plans we are developing for voting in JONES COUNTY in 2020.
The Anamosa community is once again in heartbreak after hearing the news that Raider standout Maggie McQuillen was involved in a serious car accident Thursday, March 19, that has left the senior four-sport star fighting for her life at the University of Iowa Hospital.