A-J Basketball

Cross country is set to return this fall at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The A-JCHS District No. 81 Board of Education voted last week at its regular meeting to approve reinstating the cross country program. Matt Denny will be the volunteer head coach. He will be joined by assistant...
Matt Denny is interested in bringing cross country back to the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Denny attended the June 19 A-JCHS District No. 81 Board of Education meeting.  Denny said he told board members that he wants to be a volunteer coach for the cross country team and that he has...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team pulled ahead early in a 54-45 win over host Sparta in the final Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division regular season game Friday, Feb. 17. “We got a road win and that’s always good,” A-J boys’ basketball coach...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first half lead in a 71-68 loss to Vienna in the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament at Trico Monday, Feb. 20. With Jake Parr and Jacob Zimmerman leading the way with a 3-pointer apiece, the Wildcats pulled...
The host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team lost 61-38 to Sesser-Valier in the Class 2A regional tournament Thursday, Feb. 9. “We had to play a perfect game and we didn’t,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “But our kids battled.” The Lady Wildcats were also hampered by illness to...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first quarter lead in a 70-66 loss to visiting Du Quoin to spoil Senior Night festivities for the Wildcats Saturday, Feb. 11. The Wildcats built a 26-15 first quarter lead around three, 3-pointers by Jacob Zimmerman....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in action last week. Sparta 46, A-J 31: The visiting Lady Wildcats couldn’t recover from sickness in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division loss Thursday, Feb. 2. A-J coach Matt Denny said several of...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team lost two games last week. Carmi-White County 63, A-J 45: The Wildcats let a first quarter lead slip away in the loss at the Benton Shootout Saturday, Feb. 4. A-J was ahead 15-11 after one quarter. The Bulldogs tied the game at 24-24 at...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Sesser-Valier 51, A-J 42: The Lady Wildcats fell behind early in the non-conference home loss Saturday, Jan. 28. The Lady Red Devils built a 6-0 lead before A-J’s Elle Basler and Angel Helm came back to tie the...
The Anna-Jonesboro High Community High School boys’ basketball team split in action last week. A-J 47, West Frankfort 46: Jake Parr made a 3-pointer in the waning seconds to lift the visiting Wildcats to the win Saturday, Jan. 28. The Redbirds drove down the floor but missed twice as time expired...

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