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With two recent victories, the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team had won 13 of its last 15 games. Cobden 67, Century 37: The host Appleknockers came on in the second half in the South Egyptian Conference homecoming game win over Century Friday, Feb. 1. Noah Franklin scored 24 points to lead...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season with a 51-17 win over host Sparta in Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division action Thursday, Jan. 31. Kristin Edmonds led the way for the Lady Wildcats with 11 points, 5 rebounds...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team continued its successful season with a runaway victory at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional championship tournament. A-J hosted the event, which was Saturday, Feb. 2. The Wildcats took first place in the tournament with 236 points, outscoring the next closest team by over 100 points. A-J had 11 medal winners, including eight wrestlers who finished first at the regional. All medal winners will be advancing to sectional competition,
For only the second time in the school’s history, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured an Illinois High School Class 1A regional wrestling title Saturday, Feb. 2. With the regional title in hand, the A-J squad will advance the most wrestlers in history to sectional...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team was 1-2 in recent action. A-J 42, Sesser-Valier 37: The host Lady Wildcats pulled ahead early on their way to the win Saturday, Jan. 26. Mikayla Bundren had 11 points and a rebound to lead A-J. Angel Helm had 10 points and 4 rebounds...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team fell behind early but rallied to score a 38-25 win over Vienna in the final game at the Lady Eagle Winter Classic at Eldorado Saturday, Jan. 19. Vienna went ahead 6-1 in the first quarter before the Lady Wildcats came on to pull to 15-...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team won a pair of non-conference games in recent action. “It was a good week all around,” A-J coach Mike Chamness said. “We’re playing pretty well right now.” A-J 63, Vienna 58: The visiting Wildcats pulled ahead early and held on for the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team won a dual event at West Frankfort Tuesday, Jan. 8. The Wildcats defeated the host Redbirds 60-19 and Herrin 48-33. The Wildcats competed at Marion against  three teams on Thursday, Jan. 10. A-J lost to McCracken County, Ky., 55-17 and Jackson...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team was 12 of 16 from the free throw line in the final quarter and held on for a 45-38 win over Valle Catholic of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., at the 57th annual Chester Tournament  Wednesday, Jan. 9. The Appleknockers finished 18 of 24 from the charity stripe for...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team defeated Mt. Carmel 43-40 in first round action at the Eldorado Mid-Winter Classic Saturday, Jan. 12. Anna Hess had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and a blocked shot to lead A-J.  Mikayla Bundren added 9 points, 3 rebounds...
Gary Endres
Several years ago a name stuck out throughout the area that few people can forget when the subject of fast-pitch softball is mentioned. A lot of local teams played against him and can never forget the pitches that Murphysboro’s Gary Endres delivered  across the plate. “Gary had a fantastic drop, a...

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