Football

From left are WYFL board member Billy Abernathy, board vice president Casey Johnson, Josh McFadden, 7th-8th grade team head coach Rollie Hawk, Phil McGrath, board president Tim Denny and A-JCHS head football coach Brett Detering. Photo provided.
With summer just around the corner, the Wildcat Youth Football League is getting prepared for another season. The league, which includes teams for 1st grade through 8th grade, welcomes students from all Union County schools to compete and build a base of fundamental skills that will apply not only...
Coaches for fall and winter sports athletic teams were hired for the 2017-2018 academic year at a May 15 regular meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District No. 81 Board of Education. The board took the following actions, as reported in minutes from the meeting: Amy Fitzgerald-...
In the first row are, from left, Trenton’s mother, Cindy Turner; Trenton Turner; and Trenton’s father, Daniel Turner. In the second row are A-JCHS football head coach Bret Detering and A-JCHS track and field coach Michael Eudy. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Trenton Turner has signed a national letter of intent to play track and field and football at Illinois College in Jacksonville. He plans to enroll in the college’s 3 and 2 program and to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing.
Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22 early this week rolled out enforcement plans for the 51st Super Bowl weekend.  ISP troopers will strictly enforce “Fatal 4” moving violations, which includes driving under the influence, speeding, distracted driving and seat belt compliance, but will place an...
Members of the Ironheads are, in the first row, from left, Myan Carter, Hunter Hubbs, Kingston Kuhn, Drew Sadler and Noah Chotner. In the second row are Owen Quick, Tom Quertermous, Eli Glasco, Dylan Wilson and Tom Coleman. In the third row are Levi Johnson, coach Rollie Hawk, coach Marc Scheffer and Aaron Scheffer. Shane Vicory is not pictured. Photo provided.
The champions of the Wildcat Youth Football League’s 3rd- and 4th-grade division celebrated their season with a pizza party on Friday, Nov. 4.  Nicknamed the “Ironheads” in honor of sponsor Grover Mays Construction, the team compiled a perfect 6-0 season under head coach Marc Scheffer and assistant...
Sarah Konecek
Carbondale native Sarah Konecek spent her youth as a soccer player and used the skills she learned to coach the boys’ soccer team at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School for the last two seasons. This fall, Konecek used some of those skills to teach boys how not to kick a football. Konecek is the...
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The second annual Powderpuff Football Game for Breast Cancer was played Oct. 15 at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football field. The A-J junior and sophomore girls and a faculty team played in the special event. All proceeds will go to a local individual in the community who is fighting...
The second annual Powderpuff Football Game for Breast Cancer is set for Oct. 15 at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football field at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $2 per person. The A-J junior and sophomore girls will play the senior girls at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will play a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team wasted little time taking charge in a win over host Massac County Friday night, Sept. 9. The Wildcats scored on their opening drive on the  way to a 34-7 win in the game. A-J improved to 3-0 on the season. “Our kids played really well again,” A...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Massac County this Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. The Patriots enter the game 1-1 after nipping Nashville 14-13 last weekend. Quarterbacking Massac County is senior Micah Skidmore, 5...

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