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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in action last week. A-J 52, Murphysboro 32: The visiting Lady Wildcats pulled ahead early and held on for the win Saturday, Jan. 5. Angel Helm led the way with 11 points, a rebound and an assist. She now has scored 1,000 points...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won twice in first-round action at the Fairfield Tournament Wednesday, Dec. 26 . A-J 38, Oblong 23: The Lady Wildcats pulled ahead in the first quarter on the way to the win in their final game Wednesday. Angel Helm led the way with 9...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won three games in recent action. A-J 56, Massac County 36: Angel Helm led the way with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the host Lady Wildcats Saturday, Dec. 15. Mikayla Bundren added 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 3...
The visiting Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team built an early lead on its way to a 55-45 win over West Frankfort Thursday, Dec. 6. Angel Helm had 13 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds and an assist to lead A-J.  Sydney Heath had 10 points, a rebound and 2 assists. Mikayla...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team hosted its only home match of the season Tuesday night, Dec. 4. The Wildcats competed against Harrisburg and Pinckneyville. A-J won both of the matches. Competition took place in the Union Hall gymnasium at the school. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team defeated Harrisburg 64-18 and Pinckneyville 63-15 in a home match Tuesday, Dec. 4. It was Senior Night for A-J and seven seniors were honored, including Clayton Ramage, Nate Kisat, Chris Johnson, Nick Sanders, Reid Morrison, Garrett Fabec and...
The Union County CEO program is planning to present a Hometown Hoops event on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Anna Junior High School in Anna. The event is scheduled to feature a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and alumni basketball games and will be presented as the CEO program’s class business. The 3 on 3...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team split in recent action. A-J 62, Cobden 58: With 11 seconds remaining, the Wildcats’ Blake Pena made a layup and after a missed Cobden shot and  a rebound, teammate Noah McFarland was fouled and made both free throws to lift A-J to the...
The Anna-Jonesboro  Community High School wrestling team defeated Carterville and host Benton on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Wildcats defeated Carterville 51-27, while forfeiting three weight classes, and defeated Benton 48-33, while forfeiting two weight classes. A-J’s Nate Kisat, 145 pounds, a Class 1A...
Two Union County students athletes have earned 2018 postseason honors from the Southern Illinois Coaches Association. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Carola Ghiani was named to the association’s All-South cross country team. Cobden High School’s Megan Rhodes was named to the association’s...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team split in recent action. Cobden 70, Dongola 30: The host Appleknockers built a 24-4 first quarter advantage on their way to the South Egyptian Conference win Friday, Nov. 30. Noah Franklin had 22 points to lead Cobden. Joe Brumleve added 13 points, Dylan...

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