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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team finished 3-2 to take third place at last week’s Goreville Invitational Tournament. A-J’s Zach Overstreet and Blake Pena were named to the all-tournament team. A-J 65, Johnston City 50: Overstreet led the way with 18 points and 2...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team earned a third-place finish while posting a 2-2 record at last week’s Harrisburg Tournament.  A-J wrapped up tournament play Saturday, Nov. 30. The Lady Wildcats’ Kristin Edmonds and Mikala Bundren were named to the all-tournament team...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team finished 4-1 at the Vienna Round Robin Tournament to earn second place honors. “We played pretty well in spurts,” Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler said. “It’s not  too bad, it’s what we wanted to do.” The  Appleknockers’ Noah Franklin and Joe Brumleve were...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Chamness enjoys the camaraderie shared by the squad this season. “I like them so far,” Chamness said. “They’re really together and they get along.” He said that after only three days of practice “it’s been a really fun group to work...
The season hasn’t begun yet, but second-year Cobden High School boys’ basketball coach Wendell Wheeler likes what’s happening with the team. “We’ve kind of hit the ground running,” Wheeler said. “We’re a lot further along than we were this time last year.” During the summer in the offseason program...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team will rely on underclassmen for success this season. “We’ve got a lot of freshmen, so we’ve got a lot of learning to do,” first-year A-J wrestling coach Chase Hargrave said. “I think we’ll be a different team, but we’ll be competitive.”...
The Shawnee and Cobden basketball teams are preparing to tip off their 2019-2020 basketball seasons. Girls’ Basketball The Shawnee and Cobden High School girls’ basketball teams both are scheduled to open the season on Monday, Nov. 18. The Shawnee Lady Reds begin play at the Meridian Tournament...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team finished 23-10 last  season. Lady Wildcats’ head coach Matt Denny would like to improve on that record this season with three starters returning. The trio includes 5-7 senior guard Mikayla Bundren, 5-10 junior guard Jaylee Watkins and...
Jonesboro School girls’ cross team members and coaches: from left are coach Josh Staples, Briana Hileman, Kinley Leek, Mackenzie Pearson, Zoe Jones, Reese Jones, Raegan Jones, Kenzie Miller, Mackenzie Barnhart and coach Matt Denny. Photo provided.
Jonesboro School was in its inaugural year for cross country this year, and what a year it was, coach Matt Denny said. Denny said the kids started training in July, with a lot to learn along the way.  The Bulldogs headed to Foundation Park in Centralia for the SIJHSAA Class S cross country...
Anna Junior High School girls’ cross country team members: from left are Raelynn Sadler, Kayla Matuszewich, Lakelyn Carter, Katie Sullivan, Brooklyn Eastman, Tess Wilkins, Hannah Webb and Kaitlyn Matuszewich. Photo provided.
The Anna Junior High School Indians were in their first year of cross country this year.  The Indians team headed to Du Quoin on Saturday for the SIJHSAA Class L state championships. The Lady Indians finished 12th as a team out of 42 large class schools, which is quite impressive in their first...

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