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To say the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ athletic program had a banner year in sports would be an understatement. The A-J baseball team just finished with a Class 2A regional championship title. The team, while claiming a regional crown, finished with a 17-14 overall record after a 3-1...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team did not advance anyone to the state meet at the Class 2A sectional at Salem last week. Noah Craig led the way with a 6th place finish in the discus with a 136-0 effort. Eighth place finishes for the Wildcats were recorded by Jaryt Tripp in...
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,500 wild turkeys during the 2018 spring turkey season, including the youth season, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reported. The 2018 total compared with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,720 in 2017.  The...
The Cobden High School baseball team defeated Egyptian to win an Illinois High School Association Class 1A regional championship last week. Cobden rallied to win the regional title game, which was played at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The Cobden High School baseball team advanced to sectional competition after winning a regional title last week.  Cobden 7, Egyptian 5: The Appleknockers won the Egyptian Class 1A regional in a game moved to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale baseball diamond because of wet field ...
Former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball player Haley Inman closed out the regular season for the University of Illinois Springfield softball team with a .344 batting average.  The U of I Springfield team finished the season with a 40-19 overall record. It was a school record for wins...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team lost 10-5 to West Frankfort in first-round action at the Class 2A softball regional at Vienna  Wednesday, May 16. Alexa Macy was 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Lady Wildcats. Morgan Wendling was 2-for-4 with a home run. Tobie Treece was 2-for...
Coach Ron’s Basketball 101 Camp is scheduled June 18-21 at the Jonesboro Grade School. The school is located on Cook Street in Jonesboro. The 2018 camp is scheduled to feature 1996 Olympic high jumper Cameron Wright. Students who are eligible for the camp are those who will be entering 2nd grade...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Julia Lasley finished in 10th place in the pole vault at the Class 2A state girls’ track meet at Charleston Thursday, May 17. Lasley, who earlier set a record in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference  meet  in the pole vault, finished with a 10-6...
Lick Creek, Shawnee and Century competed in a close track meet at Shawnee Elementary School in Wolf Lake. After cancellations in 2016 and 2017 due to rain, the event took place Friday, May 11. Lick Creek won the event over Century 85-78. Shawnee finished in a respectable third place with 65 points...
Host Cobden and Pope County played for an Illinois High School Association Class 1A softball regional tournament championship last Saturday afternoon. Pope County, which was at bat when the picture was taken, scored a 5-2 victory in the title game.
The host Cobden High School softball team lost 5-2 to Pope County in the Class 1A softball regional championship game Saturday, May 19. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Appleknockers. Meredith Flamm was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Aubrey Fisher was 1-for-1 with a stolen base. Brook...

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