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The Cobden High School softball team won three games last week. Cobden 18, Carrier Mills 12: Makenzie Howell was 3-for-4 with a  double, triple and 2 RBIs to lead the host Appleknockers to the win Friday, April 2. Bianca Vicente was 1-for-1 with a double for Cobden. Abby Clover was 1-for-2 with a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team recently wrapped up a banner season. The Wildcats finished with a 21-9 overall record and were the South Egyptian Conference and Class 1A regional champions. A-J wrestling team head coach Chase Hargrave was named as the Class 1A coach of the...
Cori Turner was 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead visiting Anna-Joneboro to a 14-3 win over Cobden in high school softball Monday, March 28. Avery Osman was 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBIs for the Lady Wildcats. Jenna Sadler was 2-for-3 with a home run and 4 RBIs. Payton Seip had one hit with an RBI....
Anna-Jonesboro pitcher Kyle Jerrell throws the ball to first baseman Ethan Ames during the third inning of a high school baseball game which was played Thursday, March 17. A-J was hosting Carbondale in the game, which was played at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park. Carbondale’s Colby Boudet was diving back into first base on the play.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 3-2 record to begin the spring season. Murphysboro 6, A-J 5: Murphysboro defeated visiting Anna-Jonesboro 6-5 in high school baseball Monday, March 21. Landon Trammel had 2 hits and 2 RBIs to lead  the Wildcats at the plate. Ethan Ames...
Tristan Brummer was 2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBIs to lead the Cobden High School baseball team to a 31-0 season-opening victory over host Joppa Monday, March 14. Nolan Hand was 2-for-2 with 4 RBIs for the Appleknockers. Jesus Zamora was 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs.   Brock Reynolds was 2-for-2 with a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ bowling team earned a 10th place finish at the 2022 Illinois High School Association state finals. Finals competition took place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford. The A-JCHS girls’ bowling team advanced to state for the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School head football coach Brett Detering led the Wildcats onto the field during a home game last September. File photo.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football coach Brett Detering will be inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Detering became the head coach at A-J in 1997. From the fall of 2000 to the present, Detering’s teams qualified for the Illinois High School...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team went 1-1 in action last week. A-J 43, Vienna 41: The visiting Lady Wildcats came on in the final quarter in the win Saturday, Feb. 5. “It was a battle,” A-J  head coach Matt Denny said. “We shot well late.” The Lady Eagles led 8-5...
Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won the Mid-Winter Classic at Egyptian with a 74-44 victory over the host Pharaohs Saturday, Jan. 22. Three Appleknockers made the all-tournament team: Brock Reynolds, Elliott Lowndes and Tyler Franklin. Lowndes was named as the tournament’s most valuable...
The Anna-Jonesboro wrestling team traveled to West Frankfort to compete in a dual match Tuesday, Jan. 12. The Wildcats topped the host Redbirds 45-36 and Herrin 66-16. With the wins, A-J improved to 17-6 overall in dual matches, which was four wins away from the school record in dual competition. A...

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