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Only one runner advanced to the sectional for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School cross country team. Freshman Julia Hall advanced out of  the Carterville regional to the Benton sectional. “I wasn’t really surprised that she made it out of regionals,” Cross country coach Matt Denny said. “...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School  football team is scheduled to host a Pana squad that posted a 36-26 win over Du Quoin in first-round action of the Illinois High School Association Class 3A playoffs last Saturday. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at The Pit. The game will be broadcast on WIBH...
The Hillsboro High School football team boasted a formidable passing attack going into the first round of the Illinois High School Association Class 3A playoffs at The Pit Saturday, Oct. 28. But the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team limited that potent passing attack to 13...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School freshman Julia Hall will advance to the Class 1A cross country sectional at Benton this Saturday. Hall earned the right to advance by finishing 22nd with a time of 22:10 in the Class 1A regional held at John A. Logan Community College at Carterville Oct. 23. The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team is scheduled to host Hillsboro in the Class 3A Illinois High School Association playoffs Saturday at The Pit. Game time is set for 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WRAJ radio in Anna. A-J enters the postseason with a 9-0 record. Hillsboro...
Anna-Jonesboro senior Jayce Turner plows over a Benton defender to score a touchdown in last Friday night’s high school football game. Also in the photo is Wildcat Kyle McMahan, number 25, who is a junior. The host Wildcats won the Senior Night game. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team finished the regular season with an undefeated record with a 62-28 Senior Night win over visiting Benton at The Pit Friday night, Oct. 27. “It was a nice win for our kids to finish off their senior season undefeated,” A-J coach Brett Detering...
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles cross country team celebrates a second consecutive state championship. Photo provided.
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles cross country team traveled to Salem on Saturday, Oct. 14, to defend its 2016 state championship.  The Lady Eagles had to overcome losing a lot to graduation to repeat as champs.  Lick Creek lost three of its top four runners from last year to graduation, all who...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Levi Hall participated in the Illinois High School Association state golf tournament Oct. 13-14.  He placed 66th at the state tournament, which was played at the Prairie Vista Country Club in Bloomington. Pictured are Levi Hall and A-J coaches Brandon Bierstedt and Matt Lang. Photo provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School golfer Levi Hall competed in the Class 1A boys’ state golf tournament at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington Saturday, Oct. 14. Hall finished with a 174, which tied him for 66th place.  Hall advanced to state with a 6th place top 10 score of 80 at the...
The Benton High School football team visits Anna-Jonesboro this Friday night as both teams close out 2017 regular season play. The Rangers, 5-3, are in a must win situation for a sixth victory to earn an IHSA playoff berth. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at The Pit. Friday will be Senior Night...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team won the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division title outright with a 46-14 win over host Sparta last Friday night. “That was our goal,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said about winning the title.  “It was something...

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