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Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri State have joined a growing list of college football programs that are planning to play football this fall.  In a joint announcement on Monday, the schools said they are scheduled to play at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale on Friday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. SIU...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed Thursday, Sept. 17, in a six-team event at Massac County.  The A-J boys won their event, while the girls finished in second place. A-J 42, Vienna 56, West Frankfort 75, Herrin 80, Massac County 125, Harrisburg...
A Trilogy Challenge doubles disc golf tournament is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 19, in Anna. The 36-hole tournament will be played at the new disc golf course at the Anna City Park.  The event is being presented by Dynamic Discs and hosted by the City of Anna, with proceeds to help support the Hadley...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ and boys’ golf team had a combined record of 14-1 through action as of last week. A-J Girls The A-J girls’ golf team won twice in recent action to remain undefeated for the season. A-J 206, Carbondale 219, Carterville 247: Marlee Smith led the Lady...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams were scheduled to open their seasons early this week with events slated in Pinckneyville. Girls’ Cross Country A-J cross country coach Matt Denny said the girls’ team will build around sophomore Brodie Denny, who advanced...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ and boys’ golf teams were scheduled to open their seasons this week. Girls’ Golf Team Head coach Brandon Bierstedt said the Lady Wildcats team will be built around junior Marlee Smith. Others expected to contribute are seniors Mary Jane Cavaness,...
Cross country, golf and baseball are the only high school sports being held this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cross country and baseball practice began earlier this month and golf practice started on Monday, Aug. 11. However, the golf season could be in limbo depending on the growing...
Youth bowlers Logan Quick, Madison Moore and Madi Hawk qualified for state tournament competition. Photo provided.
In February and March, several bowlers from the youth leagues at The Strike Zone in Anna competed in the 2020 Illinois State Pepsi Youth Championships Zone 8 bowling event at Nu-Bowl in Mt. Vernon. Three of the young bowlers advanced to the Pepsi State Tournament.   Logan Quick qualified in the U10...
Things will be different this season for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School cross country team because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. “We will just be able to compete with only Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference schools,” A-J cross country head coach Matt Denny said.  “Nobody...
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, 2020, where the Board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for final approval. “This plan, like nearly every...

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