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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Conner Jerolds scored a run during a high school baseball game against Sparta on Tuesday, April 11. The Wildcats defeated Sparta 13-1. The game was played at Kiwanis Field at Anna City Park. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 2-2 record in recent action. Marion 12, A-J 0: Bryce Osman was 1-for-2 with a double to lead the host Wildcats in the non-conference loss Saturday, April 15. Jake Wright and Sean Plott were each 1-for-2. Conner Jerolds and Hunter Ralls...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team posted a 3-1 record in recent action. A-J 9, Nashville 6: The visiting Lady Wildcats had three home runs in the 4th inning on their way to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division win Friday, April 14. It was the...
The 2017 Illinois spring trout fishing season is set to open Saturday, April 1, at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state.   Southern Illinois trout fishing locations include: The Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond in Jefferson County. The Ferne Clyffe State Park lake near Goreville in Johnson...
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 Shawnee High School boys basketball team lost four games at the Trico Invitational last week. Sparta 68, Shawnee 43: Austin Warren had 12 points to lead Shawnee in the loss in the invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. Nicholas Rose had 10 points. Dawson Johnson added 9 points, Wyatt Harris and Tre...
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’...
Members of the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team celebrated a win, and a trip to the postseason, last Friday night after the Wildcats scored a big win over visiting Sparta. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
After falling short of a playoff bid last season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team earned a bid this year in convincing fashion with a 51-6 win over visiting Sparta Friday, Oct. 14. “It was a good win for us to getting back in the playoffs,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “It...
The Sparta High School football team has not won a game this season. The Bulldogs, 0-7, will be traveling to The Pit to face host Anna-Jonesboro Friday, Oct. 14. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. It will be Senior Night for A-J. A lot is riding on the game...

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