Sports

Open practice sessions for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School golf teams are scheduled in July at the Union County Country Club course in Anna. The first girls’ open practice is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on  Wednesday, July 11. Open practice for boys is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m...
Scholarship recipients From left are Hunter Ralls, Levi Hall, Cindy Tucker, Brandon Bierstedt, Connar Hadley and Britni Helton. Photo provided.
Hunter Ralls, Levi Hall, Connar Hadley and Britni Helton are recipients of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship. Ralls, Hall, Hadley and Helton are recent graduates of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and were members of the school’s golf team. Each of the students received a...
The Southern Illinois University Department of Athletics on June 13 announced its 2018 Saluki Hall of Fame class. The seven-person class will be formally inducted in a ceremony which is planned Friday, Oct. 19, and then make public appearances during SIU homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 20...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Bryce Osman has been named to the Class 2A Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team. Osman, who will attend Millikin University in Decatur on a baseball scholarship, was selected as a center fielder.
American Legion baseball will return to the area next year. The Anna American Legion team, which was slated to begin again this year after several years absence, will not hit the playing field until next season. Head A-J baseball coach Aaron Roberts, who is also the Anna American Legion coach,...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team was well represented at  the 18th annual Southern Illinois All-Star football game at Pinckneyville, Friday, June 8. A-J’s Bryce Osman, Jayce Turner, Arieh Hart and Noah Smith were on the winning Blue Team, which posted a 38-28 victory over the...
Registration is due by June 8 for Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Lady Wildcats youth volleyball camps which are scheduled June 13-15. Sessions are planned for student athletes who are entering 2nd through 4th grades and 5th through 8th grades. The camp for grades 2 through 4 is planned from 8...
Only the bottom-line number was disappointing, as almost 100 former high school coaches, administrators, referees and other Southern Illinoisans involved in the area sports scene enjoyed a day of visiting recently at Frank Bleyer’s hide-a-way west of Carbondale. Seems some are no longer around...
The Goreville High School softball team led the way among area teams with a second place finish in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state championship at Peoria Saturday, June 2. Goreville lost 8-5 to Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg in the championship game. Goreville finished 24-11...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athletes have been named to the 2018 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division baseball and softball teams. A-J players who earned first-team selections in baseball both were seniors: outfielder Bryce Osman and pitcher Hunter Ralls...

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