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The 31st annual high school boys’ basketball All-Star Classic is set for Sunday, April 15, at John A. Logan College in Carterville. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Jake Parr has been selected to play in the game. Okawville’s coach Jon Kraus and Pinckneyville’s Bob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team won twice in recent action. A-J 10, Vienna 0: Sheldon McGrath was 2-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base  and 4 RBIs to lead the host  Wildcats in the non-conference win Friday, April 6. Hunter Ralls was 2-for-3. Conner Jerolds was 2-for-4 with a...
Anna-Jonesboro hosted Vienna in a high school softball game which was played Friday afternoon, April 6. The game was played at Jonesboro School. A-J was at bat and was looking to score some runs when the picture was taken. The game, won by A-J, was played on a chilly, blustery afternoon.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team split in recent action. A-J 14, Vienna 1: Tobie Treece and Lexi Macy were each 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the host Lady Wildcats to the win Friday, April 6. Payton Alsip was 2-for-2 for A-J. Morgan Wendling was 2-for-4. Catie Mays was 1-for-2...
In all the years I’ve been involved with spring sports, I’ve never seen anything quite like this. The wet weather this spring has prevented area prep softball and baseball teams from getting on the field to practice or better yet play a game. With the season beginning about mid-March, several area...
Hail to Villanova’s Wildcats. Hail to their coach Jay Wright.  And, don’t forget their so-called sixth man, Donte DiVincenzo.  College basketball fans might as well get acquainted with the NCAA’s splendid new champions. They’re likely to retain their title next year. Perhaps it’s just because of...
Former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball player Haley Inman had posted a .357 batting average for the University of Illinois Springfield softball team this spring. Inman went 3-for-4 at the plate in a doubleheader sweep of McKendree University last weekend. The junior left fielder had...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team picked up a pair of victories in recent action. A-J 9, Harrisburg 4: Bryce Osman was 3-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBIs to lead the visiting Wildcats to the win Saturday, March 31. Conner Jeralds was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and 2 RBIs. Ethan...
The Southern Illinois Coaches Association named two players from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School to the Class 2A All South basketball team. A-J’s Jake Parr was selected for the boys’ team. Angel Helm was named to the girls’ team.
No press pass needed. I’ll happily pay to hear Porter Moser speak.  In the unlikely event that your TV hasn’t been working for the past couple of weeks, Moser is the head basketball coach of Loyola’s Ramblers, the darlings of the 2018 NCAA basketball tournament. What a happening. What a story. The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer team lost 6-1 to host Carterville in its season-opening match Thursday, March 22. Kyleigh Matuszewich scored the lone goal for the Lady Wildcats. A-J is scheduled to play Thursday, today, at Massac County.

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