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Anna-Jonesboro’s Jaryt Tripp, number 8, kicks off during last Friday night’s high school game against visiting Massac County.
The host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team wasted little time taking charge last Friday night. Arieh Hart scored on the Wildcats’ opening kickoff return on a 68-yard run  and the team never looked back in a 40-6 win over visiting Massac County at The Pit. After Hart’s long run,...
A-J’s Jayce Turner, number 42 in dark uniform, crosses the goal line to score a touchdown. Also in the picture are A-J players Noah Craig, number 70, Dylan Cunningham, number 72, and Carsten Christy, number 78.
Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat. With the game tied 14-14 at the half, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School footbal team erupted for four touchdowns in the second half on its way to a 43-14 win at The Pit over host Murpysboro Friday night, Sept. 1. “We made a slight...
The Massac County High School football team has posted an 0-2 record this season and will battle host Anna-Jonesboro, 2-0, at 7 p.m. this Friday. The Patriots lost to Nashville 17-12 last Friday night. “They played Nashville tight,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “Their first loss was to a...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ co-op soccer team faced Carterville in an Aug. 30 match. A-J won the game. The accompanying pictures are from action during the match. Photos provided.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling coach Eric Massey was honored recently by the Illinois High School Association as the Class 1A wrestling coach of the year. “I was shocked,” Massey said. “I got the award, but it was definitely a team effort. I couldn’t have done it without my...
The Murphysboro High School football team finished 4-5 last season. The team, which travels to Anna-Jonesboro this Friday, will be dominated by sophomores and juniors. “We’re young,” Murphysboro football coach Gary Carter said. “We’ve only got four seniors.” Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team gets ready for its 2017 season opener at West Frankfort last Friday night. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The visiting Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team took advantage of early West Frankfort miscues on its way to a 43-18 win in the 2017 season opener  for both teams Friday, Aug. 25. “That was a nice win,” A-J head coach Brett Detering said. “I was really pleased with how we played....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ golf team has two sectional qualifiers returning for 2017. The two returning sectional qualifiers are senior Levi Hall and junior Carson Reynolds. “We’ll be competitive with those two starters back,” A-J boys’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt said. “They...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt lost a lot to graduation last season. “We lost four starters who graduated,” Bierstedt said. “But I still think we can be competitive.” Players who were in the lineup last season and contributed include returning seniors...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt lost a lot to graduation last season. “We lost four starters who graduated,” Bierstedt said. “But I still think we can be competitive.” Players who were in the lineup last season and contributed include returning seniors...

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