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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...
Lick Creek School cross country team members are, in the first row, from left, Kaleb Stover, Lilliah Hoehner, Kylee Myers, Mya Clutts and Luke Schlenker. In the second row are Leah Buchheit, Meranda Wright, Kenzie Stover and Jadyn Gerardi. Photo provided.
The Lick Creek School cross country team competed in the SIJHSAA Class S cross country meet at Foundation Park in Centralia on Saturday.  Lick Creek standout runner Jadyn Gerardi ran the fastest race of her career, covering the course in a time of 11:05, which was good enough for a second place...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School cross country team traveled to Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg on Thursday, Oct. 17, for the Southern Illinois River to River Conference cross country championships.  A-J’s Brodie Denny finished in 5th place in the girls’ race, covering the 3.05-...
The Benton High School football team was defeated for the first time this season when it fell to Murphysboro by a score of 41-0. The Rangers, 7-1, will travel to Anna-Jonesboro, 2-6, to play at The Pit on Senior Night to close out the regular season. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and...
Cobden is the home of a new disc golf course. A ribbon cutting for the new course is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The course is located in the Cobden Community Park area and already has proven to be quite popular. Also on Oct. 26, a random draw, 18-hole doubles disc golf tournament is planned...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden co-op boys’ high school soccer team went 2-1 as it wrapped up regular season play for the fall.  Carbondale 2, A-J/Cobden 0: Jacob Schaefer played 80 minutes in goal and had 13 saves for visiting A-J/Cobden Thursday, Oct. 10. A-J/Cobden 5, Pinckneyville 2: Steen Vaca Diez...

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