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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday. The A-J varsity football team is scheduled to open the season Friday night, Aug. 25, at Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort. A-J opens its 2017 home season Friday night, Sept. 1, against...
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...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School staged a popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical last weekend. “The Sound of Music” was presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1-2, at the Union County school. Cast Members Ryley Kimmel portrayed Maria in the musical. Graham Gordon portrayed...
The Shawnee High School girls’ basketball team struggled in recent action. Cairo 80, Shawnee 45: Abbey Livesay led the way in the loss with 20 points for visiting Shawnee Wednesday, Jan. 18. Autumn McMahan followed with 8 points, Katie Charles and Kirsten Pitts 6 apiece, Madi Ellet 3 and Kylie...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team had 11 players selected to the 2016 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division team. A-J’s first team selections on offense were running back Jayce Turner and lineman Kris Potter. First team defensive honors went to...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling coach Eric Massey looks for a successful season barring injuries. “If we can remain healthy, we’re looking to be very competitive,” Massey said.  Massey said he’s hoping that A-J can claim a Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball coach Matt Denny looks for the 2016-2017 team to continue its winning ways after a productive offseason. “We had a really good summer,” Denny said.  A lot of Denny’s confidence comes from the return of all of the team’s starters from last year’...
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...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Wildcats hosted an IHSA Class 3A football playoff game against North Mac last Saturday afternoon. A big crowd watched the postseason game, which was won by the visiting team. Photographer Tiffiny Dillow shared these images of Wildcats in action during last Saturday’s game. The Wildcats are in the dark uniforms. Pictured is Arieh Hart.
After winning by a field goal in the first round of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs,  the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team lost in a second round playoff game by a field goal in a 10-7 defeat at the hands of visiting North Mac at The Pit Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5. “I thought our...
 Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
At the close of Saturday’s thrilling win by the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats over the Fairfield Mules in the first round of the playoffs, this scene brought tears to many eyes in the grandstands. Keaton Busby carried Jackson Boyd (number 3) across the field as the two teams met for handshakes after the...

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